Jacob (J.T.) Tyler Realmuto (reel-mu-toe)...attended Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Oklahoma...married Alexis (Taylor) prior to 2016 spring training...played baseball, basketball, and football in high school...won two state championships each in baseball and football.
Finished season with 268 hits, 52 doubles, and 21 home runs in first two full seasons as a catcher (excluding stats from his 11 games in 2014)...According to STATS LLC, was just fifth catcher in MLB history to reach those plateaus in first two full seasons as a catcher, joining Johnny Bench from 1968-69 (311 hits-63 doubles-41 homers), Benito Santiago from 1987-88 (286-55- 28), Kenji Johjima from 2006-07 (286-54-32), and Russell Martin from 2006-07 (275-58-29)...Stole 11th base of season as a catcher on September 24 (12th overall); the 11 set a new Club record for a catcher in a season, breaking tie with Ivan Rodriguez (2003) and Benito Santiago (1993)...Finished year with 19 steals as catcher for career, a new Club record; set mark with 12th career SB as C on June 23 vs. the Cubs, passing Benito Santiago (11)...Led National League (second in MLB) in road batting average (.352); was third-highest mark in Club history...Hit .303 overall for season, ranking 12th in NL, 21st in MLB...Batted .301 as a catcher, ranking fourth in MLB behind Wilson Ramos (.309), Yadier Molina (.308), and Jonathan Lucroy (.306); that set new Club record, surpassing .300 mark by Ivan Rodriguez in 2003...On April 24 at San Francisco, tied career high with four hits; would reach that mark three times on the year...Recorded 200th career hit on July 1 at Atlanta...Had a hit in seven straight at-bats on July 3 & 4, one shy of tying Club record; had a hit in seven straight plate appearances before walk in 8th inning on July 4...On May 3 vs. Arizona, was first catcher in Club history to start in leadoff spot. Did so in four games on that homestand, and 23 times overall, batting .330 (32x97) with 19 runs scored, seven doubles, a home run, and seven RBI...Had career-best 11-game hitting streak snapped on August 10 vs. San Francisco...Had career-long 17-game on-base streak snapped Aug. 18 at Cincinnati.
Was named team Rookie of the Year by South Florida chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, and was named to Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team...Was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on April 13...Set the Club single-season records for a rookie catcher in: games (118), average (.260), runs (48), hits (113), doubles (21), triples (7), RBI (47), and stolen bases (8)...Led all Major League catchers in triples and steals, and ranked sixth in hits...Ranked ninth among MLB rookies (sixth in NL) in total hits (114)...His seven triples as a catcher were the most by a backstop since Darrell Porter had eight in 1979...Recorded first career multi-homer game on September 8 vs. Milwaukee, with second home run being inside-the-park; was first catcher with an ITP homer as part of multi-homer game since Gary Carter (May 31, 1980 vs. STL). - Elias...Became third player in Club history with an ITP homer as part of multi-homer game (others, Hanley Ramirez, 2, Sept. 27, 2006 vs. Cincinnati, and Derrek Lee, 2, April 12, 2003 vs. Atlanta)...Set Club record with five RBI in an inning (6th) on August 12 vs. Boston, and tied Club record for most RBI in a game by a catcher (6; also, Charles Johnson - June 23, 1995 at Cincinnati)...Hit .345 (29x84) over final 25 games, with five doubles, a triple, three home runs, and nine RBI. His average led all MLB catchers over that span (from August 31, min. 89 pa)...Had his career-long 10-game hitting streak snapped on Sept. 15 at the Mets; it was tied for longest by any catcher in Club history...Set new career high with four hits on June 5 at Colorado...Became just 13th catcher (17th time) in Club history to have a four-plus hits in a game; Miguel Olivo is only catcher to have a five-hit game (June 16, 2007 at Kansas City).
Made MLB debut on June 5 at Tampa Bay and had ?rst hit (two-run single) in second AB...Was hitting behind Justin Bour in lineup that day, who was also making MLB debut. In AB prior to Realmuto's ?rst hit, Bour recorded his ?rst MLB hit with an in?eld single. They became ?rst position players to record ?rst career hits in back-to-back PA since Joe Inglett & Ryan Garko with Cleveland on July 1, 2006...Had three stints with Marlins: June 1-18, July 25-28, and September 13-season...In Game 2 of doubleheader on Sept. 26 at Washington, recorded ?rst career XBHs (2b, 3b) and set career highs in hits (3), RBI (4) and runs scored (2)...Earned Marlins' Minor League Player of the Year honors after leading Double-A Jacksonville with .299 (112x375) regular season batting average. Including postsea-son play, posted .302 (121x401) mark...Regular season batting average ranked eighth in Southern League...Led Suns in average and stolen bases (18), and ranked second in hits (112), doubles (25) and total bases (173)...Batted .346 (9x26) in postseason play as Suns won SL championship; recorded a hit in all seven games, with 10 runs, four doubles and three RBI...Was batting just .189 over ?rst 10 games of season with Jacksonville before seven-game hitting streak from April 15-24 raised season average to .333...Batted .538 (14x26) during that streak, with three three-hit games, three doubles and eight RBI...Recorded season-high four RBI on August 20 vs. Pensacola...Had season-long nine-game hitting streak from July 22 to August 3 (.275/11x40, 4 r, 2b, 5 rbi)...Had season-high four hits on May 26 vs. Montgomery, matching career-high (4x)...Best month of season was May, when he batted .301 (28x93) in 25 games, with nine doubles, three triples, two homers and 16 RBI...Batted .358 (43x120) with runners in scoring position and .365 (19x52) with runners in scoring position with two outs.
Spent entire season with Double-A Jacksonville, where he earned Southern League Midseason All-Star honors. Batted .230 (61x265) prior to All-Star break, with 16 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 23 RBI, with 25 walks to 49 strikeouts. Following break, batted .262 (27x103) with five doubles, a triple, two homers and 16 RBI, with 11 walks to 19 strikeouts. Best month of season was June, when he batted .293 (24x82) in 24 games, with six doubles, a triple and nine RBI, and posted a .355 on-base percentage. Batted .273 (3x11) with bases loaded, with a double, home run and 10 RBI. Grand slam came on July 14 vs. Mobile in an 8-0 win. His four RBI in that game set a season high, which he tied on August 18 at Chattanooga. Had season-high four hits on April 17 at Pensacola (4x6, 3 r, 2b), and again on July 29 vs. Chattanooga (4x5, 3 r, 2b, hr, 2 rbi). Had season-long eight-game hitting streak from July 10-21 (.294/10x34, 3 2b, hr, 7 rbi). Ended season on a five-game hitting streak (.333/7x21, 3b, 3 rbi).
Spent entire 2012 season with Single-A Jupiter, earning Florida State League Midseason All-Star honors. Batted .256 (55x215) prior to FSL All-Star Game, with 30 runs scored, six doubles, four home runs and 24 RBI. Also, walked 22 times and struck out just 28 times, and had 11 steals in 15 attempts with a .331 on-base percentage. Best month was June, when he batted .294 (25x85) in 23 games, with 16 runs scored, a double, two home runs, 14 RBI and a .364 on-base percentage. Had season-long 10-game hitting streak from June 8-21. Batted .310 (13x42) during streak, with six runs scored and five RBI. Recorded 36 multi-hit games, including six three-hit games. Following the season, batted .222 (8x36) in 14 games for Phoenix in Arizona Fall League. Had a home run and four RBI, walked seven times to 10 strikeouts, and had a .349 on-base percentage.
Spent 2011 season with Single-A Greensboro, where he had three hitting streaks of seven-or-more games. Season-high streak was nine games, from April 28-May 11. Batted .357 (10x28) during streak, with three doubles and two RBI. Also had seven-game streaks from May 25-June 19 and July 26-August 2. Had season highs of four hits, two home runs and six RBI on August 23 vs. West Virginia. Batted .269 (36x134) with 12 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples, 13 RBI, a .342 on-base percentage and a .351 slugging percentage in 40 games in first half of season. In 56 games during second half, batted .299 (64x214) with 34 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, 12 home runs, 36 RBI, a .351 on-base percentage and a .519 slugging percentage.
Made professional debut for Gulf Coast League Marlins on August 16, 2010. Went 1x3 with a run scored in debut vs. GCL Astros.