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Who Should I Draft?

Austin Meadows or Luis Castillo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
34 of 55 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 45
Best Rank# 23# 26
Worst Rank# 129# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 48# 38
Best Rank# 35# 33
Worst Rank# 74# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs29
Home Runs109
RBI29
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.284
Strikeouts4375
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.90
WHIP1.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 40# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 33# 51
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 36# 116
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 43# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 40# 45
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 33# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 39# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 79# 80
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 34# 84
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 37# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 114
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 25# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 30# 34
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 43# 72
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 32# 50
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 61
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 38# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 46# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 51# 55
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 48
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 46# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 34# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 42# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 23# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 40# 45
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 54
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 32# 51
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 40# 66
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 42# 69
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 49# 60
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 31# 46
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 28# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 38# 41
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 33# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 36# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 37# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 39# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 45# 37
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 50# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 55# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 38
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 56# 48
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 62# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 62# 38
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 67# 62
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 69# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 73# 52
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 76# 50
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 87# 48
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 92# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 110# 65
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 129# 30
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs83
   
Home Runs3322
   
RBI89
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Batting Avg.291
   
Strikeouts131226
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs29
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI29
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.284
   
Strikeouts4375
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.90
   
WHIP1.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Austin Meadows
LF,RF,DH - TB
Austin Meadows
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
News 
 Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Rays beat the Yankees 3-2 in the series.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 10th
Reds starter Luis Castillo allowed one earned run on six hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round on Thursday. The Reds are eliminated from the postseason with this loss.
Mike Maher
Thu, Oct 1st
 OF Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 7th
Luis Castillo (4-6) allowed four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four over four innings in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Twins. He earned his sixth loss of the year.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 27th
 Austin Meadows is leading off in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Oct 6th
Luis Castillo (4-5) allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out nine over six 2/3 innings in Monday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Austin Meadows (oblique) is absent from the Rays' lineup in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Oct 5th
Luis Castillo (3-5) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out over seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Pirates. He picked up his third win of the year.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
 OF Austin Meadows (oblique) will be on the roster for the ALDS against the Yankees.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 5th
Luis Castillo (2-5) allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out six over nine innings in Friday's 3-1 win against the Cardinals. He picked up his second win of the year.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 12th
Notes 
 Great 2019 but I just don't buy it. (Hypocritical considering I am a Danny Santana buyer I realize). I don't even consider a drop-off in 2020 regression because I don't believe 2019 was anything close to what he actually is. I won't draft him in any league unless he falls outside the Top 100.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Luis Castillo in 2020 is similar to Jose Berrios in 2019. He's ranked as if he took that next step into ace territory. The thought was off for Berrios, but it's spot-on for Castillo. While it's better to look at a full season's worth of stats compared to splitting it up to get a full view of the performance, it's the stretches of dominance that Castillo showed in his first 20 starts that has people so excited about him in 2020. With elite strikeout numbers and an improved GB rate, Castillo could give you a second top-10 pitcher on your staff if you take him here.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 If you draft a Tampa Bay position player - especially this year - you are setting yourself up for disappointment. Well, except for Austin Meadows. The Rays have so many platoon options on their team, but Meadows is one of the few players who are locked into an everyday role. Meadows finally lived up to his prospect pedigree last season, and there's room for more growth if he can channel the speed that he flashed in the minors. The big thing to watch with Meadows is how he performs against lefties, but don't overthink it - especially in that division."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Regression just never really hit for Castillo last year, despite a walk rate of 10.1%, fourth-worst in the league among qualified pitchers. There's no doubting Castillo's stuff, particularly his devastating changeup, and the Reds should be more competitive than they have been in years. But he simply has to cut down on the free passes if he wants to build on his breakout 2019. There's every reason to think he will as he continue to grow as a pitcher, and should make a reliable second fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Some big time potential here if you are willing to take on the injury risk.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Struggled down the stretch but looked like one of the best pitchers in baseball to begin the year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Love the player but ADP is just a tad too rich for my blood
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros