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Who Should I Draft?

Blake Snell or Luis Castillo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
27 of 50 experts
46%
Recommended by
23 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 13
Best Rank# 7# 7
Worst Rank# 38# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 43# 38
Best Rank# 36# 33
Worst Rank# 47# 52
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7575
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.393.90
WHIP1.181.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 8# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 12
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 7# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 11# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 10
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 10# 15
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 12
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 10# 14
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 16
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 9# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 11# 13
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 10# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 9# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 14# 16
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 18
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 11# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 9
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 14# 11
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 14# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 15# 8
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 10
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 17# 10
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 7
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 17# 13
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 18# 14
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 18# 10
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 19# 8
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 18
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 20# 11
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 19
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 38# 37
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2332
   
Games Started2332
   
Innings Pitched107.2191.2
   
Wins615
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96139
   
Earned Runs5173
   
Home Runs Allowed1422
   
Strikeouts147226
   
Walks4079
   
ERA4.293.45
   
WHIP1.271.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched59.867.8
   
Wins55
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4859
   
Earned Runs2329
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts7575
   
Walks2225
   
ERA3.393.90
   
WHIP1.181.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
News 
 Blake Snell allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Wed, Oct 28th
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
 Blake Snell allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out nine over four 2/3 innings during Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 22nd
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
 Blake Snell named the Rays’ Game 2 starter of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Brad Camara
Mon, Oct 19th
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
 Blake Snell allowed two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four across four innings during Friday's 7-4 loss to the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.
Brad Camara
Sat, Oct 17th
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
 Blake Snell will start Friday in Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros.
Brad Camara
Thu, Oct 15th
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 
 Better pitcher than some of the others ahead of him but I don't trust him to be consistent. Go big or go home is one way to look at it and if that's your way, move Snell up 20 picks. I am a steady as we go guy and Snell is riskier than I feel good about .
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
 You need to pull the trigger on a starter eventually. With Snell, there's no debating the ace-type ceiling that he has - look at his 2018 season if you need further proof - but so far, that's been the big outlier for him. He's dealt with a rash of injuries, which has forced the Rays to limit his workload. In Spring Training, he was dealing with elbow soreness. He's a high-risk, high-reward pick this year. You've been warned.
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
 Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Struggled down the stretch but looked like one of the best pitchers in baseball to begin the year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Easy bounce-back candidate. Would've led baseball in swinging strike rate if he had the innings to qualify
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros