Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 3-1 win over the Mets. His second-inning shot off Chris Flexen proved to be all the offense Justin Nicolino and the Marlins bullpen would need, Realmuto has already set new career highs in homers (14) and RBI (50) on the year, but his .196/.242/.339 slash line in August suggests he may be fading down the stretch as he continues to play nearly every day behind the plate.
Realmuto is not in Thursday's lineup against the Nationals, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports. Realmuto will retreat to the bench after nine straight starts, going just 6-for-33 (.182) during that span. Besides two multi-hit games, the 26-year-old has been scuffling at the plate as of late, and gets a day off to clear his head while A.J. Ellis sets up behind the dish.
Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's win over Atlanta. Now up to a .306/.366/.489 slash line with 13 homers, 45 RBI, five stolen bases and 50 runs, Realmuto is providing high-end numbers from the catcher position. Additionally, his hefty workload behind the plate makes him all the more valuable and helps both his fantasy floor and ceiling.
Realmuto is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Realmuto has been red-hot of late -- collecting eight hits in his past four contests -- but he'll get the day off as the Marlins square off against Luis Castillo and the Reds. A.J. Ellis takes over behind the plate, batting second.
Realmuto went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 7-4 win over the Reds. He's now set a new career high with 12 homers, and Realmuto is hitting a robust .385 (15-for-39) since the All-Star break with three home runs and eight RBI in 10 games. The 26-year-old catcher may not hit double-digit steals again in 2017, but he's otherwise proving he hasn't yet reached his fantasy ceiling.