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Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rendon or Luis Castillo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
33 of 55 experts
40%
Recommended by
22 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 26# 31
Best Rank# 18# 18
Worst Rank# 45# 58
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 28# 27
Best Rank# 25# 24
Worst Rank# 38# 38
   
Projections 
   
Runs91
Home Runs2821
RBI100
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.292
Strikeouts92216
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 23# 25
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 28# 40
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 21# 58
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 25# 45
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 29# 48
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 22# 26
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 28# 33
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 27# 35
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 38
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 29# 56
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 20# 36
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 23# 30
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 24# 32
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 24# 34
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 23# 37
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 24# 34
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 33# 36
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 24# 39
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 20# 42
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 20# 39
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 27# 31
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 28# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 44# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 24# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 25# 33
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 20# 44
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 28# 41
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 18# 41
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 27# 42
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 26# 29
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 27# 47
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 36# 50
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 22# 20
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 25# 22
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 22
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 26# 18
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 28# 23
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 28# 26
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 28# 20
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 29# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 25
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 29# 23
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 30# 24
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 30# 27
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 30# 29
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 31# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 31# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 33# 29
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 34# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 34# 25
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 34# 26
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 40# 26
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 45# 36
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs29
   
Home Runs95
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.286
   
Strikeouts3189
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.34
   
WHIP1.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs91
   
Home Runs2821
   
RBI100
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.292
   
Strikeouts92216
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rendon
3B - LAA
Anthony Rendon
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
News 
 Anthony Rendon (knee) went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 15th
Luis Castillo (1-5) took another loss Thursday against the Rockies, allowing eight runs on 10 hits and two walks across 3.2 innings, while striking out three.
Connor Rooney
Fri, May 14th
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) has resumed light baseball activities.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
Luis Castillo (1-4) was saddled with his fourth loss Saturday against Cleveland, allowing six runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks across four innings. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 9th
 Anthony Rendon could be less than a week away from returning. Angels manager Joe Maddon says it's "not out of the question" that the third baseman could be activated from the injured list next weekend against the Red Sox.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, May 9th
Luis Castillo (1-3) took the loss Saturday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.1 innings. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, May 1st
 The Angels placed 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
Luis Castillo (1-2) allowed four runs on six hits and one walk across five innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
 Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (knee) is absent from Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, May 4th
Luis Castillo did not factor in the decision in Tuesday/Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks, while striking out four.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 21st
Notes 
 Rendon's stock feels like it has dropped dramatically, but there's really nothing in the small sample size of the 2020 season that should alter your outlook much on him. Yes, he didn't hit the ball as hard consistently, but he walked more than ever, maintained his elite strikeout rate, and still put up a roughly 30-homer, 100-RBI pace. Still just 31 years old, there should be plenty left in the tank this season for the veteran, and he should once again be a strong four-category contributor, with a small bit of speed thrown in for good measure.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Castillo turned in another excellent season last year, cutting his walk rate and striking out batters at a higher rate than he ever had in his career. His WHIP increased to a career-worst 1.23, but that was largely due to bad luck, as batters hit .232 against him despite an expected batting average of just .212. Nevertheless, Castillo kept runs off the board, largely because he was able to avoid home runs (just five in 70 innings) and limit free passes. Castillo is capable of fronting a fantasy pitching staff, though he's more of a low-end ace, and there are plenty of trade rumors following him around. But, given his reliable production and increased strikeout rate the past two seasons, he can be drafted with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 It's maddening how underrated Rendon continues to be among fantasy analysts. His wOBA and xwOBA both finished in the 92nd percentile or better for the third straight season. Additionally, he'll have a full season of hitting behind Mike Trout in 2021, which will obviously be fantastic for his RBI totals. Rendon is currently going around pick 40 in NFBC drafts, an ADP that makes him an appealing target for fantasy managers who start SP-SP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros