J.T. Realmuto was born March 18, 1991, in Del City, Oklahoma. He is a catcher in the MLB.
In 2016 he batted .303/.343/.428 with 11 home runs and 48 RBIs and 12 stolen bases in 509 at-bats. Realmuto again had the fastest baserunning sprint speed of all major league catchers, at 28.8 feet/second. On defense, Realmuto led National League catchers in assists, with 60, and in double plays, with 8, and he had the second-fastest pop time of all major league catchers (1.91; pop time is the time from the moment a pitch hits the catcher's mitt, to the moment the ball thrown by the catcher reaches the fielder's projected receiving point).
In his debut season with the Phillies, he received another All-Star selection, his second Silver Slugger Award, and his first Gold Glove Award.
Despite going through what Realmuto called "one of the worst slumps of [his] career", he was one of two Phillies, alongside Zack Wheeler, to be named to the 2021 All-Star Game. As there was no game in the 2020 season, this was Realmuto's third selection in a row. After San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey went on the disabled list shortly before the July 13 game, Realmuto was named the starting catcher for the National League team. In addition to catching, Realmuto hit a solo home run against Gregory Soto of the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning of the game; it was the Phillies' first home run in an All-Star game since Mike Schmidt in 1981, and Realmuto's first hit in any of his All-Star appearances.
Realmuto finished the 2021 season hitting .263/.343/.439 with 17 home runs, 73 RBIs and a career-high 13 stolen bases in 134 games. He had the fastest sprint speed of all major league catchers, at 28.8 feet/second.
In 2022, he batted .276/.342/.478 in 504 at-bats with 75 runs, 22 home runs, and 84 RBIs. In Game 1 of the 2022 World Series, against the Houston Astros, Realmuto hit a go-ahead game-winning home run in the top of the 10th inning. He was awarded with a Gold Glove for his defensive performance.