The trade for J.T. Realmuto didn’t get the fanfare of Bryce Harper’s signing, but the catcher has become the heart of this young Phillies team. This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. WASHINGTON – Wherever he goes, it seems, J.T. Realmuto’s athletic achievements aren’t so much registered on a stat sheet as they are steeped in folklore. As a high school quarterback in Oklahoma, his exploits were so staggering – 45 touchdowns on the strength of his right arm and legs his senior season – that a future major league teammate considered him legend as much as peer. As a young catcher with the Miami Marlins, his athleticism belied his position: He was the club’s best baserunner, manager Don Mattingly mused, even a tick better than future MVP Christian Yelich. Now, as a Philadelphia Phillie, Realmuto has in just three months imbued in the star-studded club a sense that he can be their rock, a catcher both wildly talented and selfless, almost impervious to wear and tear. J.T. Realmuto has started 62 of the Phillies’ 71 games and is on pace to start 142 games. (Photo: Eric Hartline, USA...