Who Should I Draft?

Buster Posey or Welington Castillo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
90%
Recommended by
52 of 58 experts
10%
Recommended by
6 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 113# 151
Best Rank# 59# 100
Worst Rank# 167# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 127# 224
Best Rank# 111# 202
Worst Rank# 153# 316
   
Projections 
   
Runs5839
Home Runs1014
RBI5846
Stolen Bases41
Batting Average.291.252
   
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The Athletic
# 108# 172
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 91# 158
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 105# 169
   
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DailyOverlay
# 166# 227
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 108# 178
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 141# 188
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 96# 173
   
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RotoChamp
# 59# 138
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 109# 157
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 106# 179
   
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The Athletic
# 123# 172
   
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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The Athletic
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
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The Fake Baseball
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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RotoBaller
# 112# 235
   
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FantasyPros
# 119# 129
   
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Freeze Stats
# 124# 171
   
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Razzball
# 110# 198
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 110# 180
   
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# 105# 169
   
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# 101# 178
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 120# 133
   
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# 164
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 177
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats398170
   
Runs4717
   
Hits11344
   
Singles8531
   
Doubles227
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs56
   
RBI4115
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks459
   
Strikeouts5346
   
Batting Average.284.259
   
On Base Pct.359.304
   
Slugging Pct.382.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.741.710
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats457355
   
Runs5839
   
Hits13389
   
Singles9660
   
Doubles2615
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1014
   
RBI5846
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks5124
   
Strikeouts62100
   
Batting Average.291.252
   
On Base Pct.362.299
   
Slugging Pct.419.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.781.715
   
  Buster Posey
C,1B - SF
Buster Posey
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
News 
 Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants beat the Marlins 1-0 on Friday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 14th
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 1-for-3 with a grand slam in an 11-10 loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
 Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with two singles in the Giants' 5-0 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Sep 9th
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a 7-1 win over the Indians on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
 Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Giants' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Thursday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Aug 30th
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a 10-7 loss to the Braves on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 31st
 Buster Posey went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Athletics.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Aug 25th
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 5-3 win over the Tigers in the first game of a Tuesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 7th
 Buster Posey went hitless in four at-bats as the Giants fell to the Cubs 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Aug 21st
The White Sox activated Welington Castillo (oblique) off the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 16th
Notes 
 Although Posey isn't likely a .300 hitter anymore, his .280s batting average is the equivilant of a .310 hitter when compared to the replacement-level at his position. Add in a dozen homers, if he can stay healthy this year, and you've got yourself a boring, yet extremely useful top 8 fantasy catcher.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Castillo only saw 49 games worth of action last season, but his bat was still quality when he played. Over the last five years, he averages 26 homers with a .261 BA and 85 RBIs per 162 games, so now that he is starting, fantasy owners can expect useful production out of him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Posey's power is going the path of Joe Mauer. His home runs over the past five seasons: 22, 19, 14, 12, 5. A hip injury limited him to his fewest games (105) since 2011, and he set a personal worst in slugging (.382) while matching a career-low .284 batting average. He also maintained superb contact skills and hopes to be ready for Opening Day. Even an empty batting average is better than what most other catchers could offer. An aging Posey is still a top-10 choice, but not a top-tier star.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Castillo was a top-eight catcher in 2017 and was off to a good start in 2018 before receiving an 80-game PED suspension in late May. He returned from the suspension and a brief DL stint in September, but didn't do much down the stretch. He's unlikely to match his career-best 2017 season, but barring a dramatic decline in production post-PEDs, Castillo should be able to hit around .260 with 15-20 home runs and be a serviceable starting catcher in 10- and 12-team mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Posey fell off the fantasy map in 2018, managing to hit just five home runs while playing through a hip ailment that eventually required surgery. He didn't show any obvious signs of decline in his batted ball profile, and his plate discipline remained as good as ever, so a modest bounce back should be expected. The biggest concern is that the Giants pump the brakes on Posey's playing time to preserve his health. Given his poor hitting environment, weak supporting cast, and lack of category juice, Posey needs to rack up a lot of at-bats in order for his typically high batting average to be a true difference-maker for fantasy owners.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Catcher was bleak enough before losing Salvador Perez, so Castillo stands out as a fine choice for those who punt the position. An avalanche of injuries led him to post a middling .308 wOBA in 49 games, but he clobbered 53 homers over the previous three seasons. The career .259/.318/.427 hitter could combine a solid average with 15 long balls.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros