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Who Should I Draft?

Charlie Blackmon or Nick Castellanos (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Charlie Blackmon
RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
Expert
Recommendation
60%
Recommended by
30 of 50 experts
40%
Recommended by
20 of 50 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 44# 49
Best Rank# 21# 11
Worst Rank# 64# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 70
Best Rank# 58# 66
Worst Rank# 86# 87
   
Projections 
   
Runs9288
Home Runs3023
RBI8681
Stolen Bases25
Batting Average.269.291
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertSUS-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 63
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 55
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 78
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 55
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 50
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 44# 54
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 50
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 92
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 65
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 45# 46
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 48
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 58
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 45
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 56
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 73
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 47# 68
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 49
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 30# 50
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 39# 52
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 41# 73
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 49
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 77
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 40# 56
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 30# 58
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 29
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 30
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 54# 35
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 64# 37
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 42
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 48# 43
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 43
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 44
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 45
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 51# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 58# 45
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 45
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 48
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 51# 48
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 48
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 49
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 52
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Charlie Blackmon
RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats218221
   
Runs3731
   
Hits4966
   
Singles2247
   
Doubles1112
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs146
   
RBI3440
   
Stolen Bases02
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks1919
   
Strikeouts6944
   
Batting Average.225.299
   
On Base Pct.298.352
   
Slugging Pct.486.443
   
On-base Plus Slugging.784.796
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Charlie Blackmon
RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats585550
   
Runs9288
   
Hits156159
   
Singles8299
   
Doubles4131
   
Triples45
   
Home Runs3023
   
RBI8681
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4746
   
Strikeouts158113
   
Batting Average.269.291
   
On Base Pct.324.347
   
Slugging Pct.503.490
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.837
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Charlie Blackmon
RF - COL
Charlie Blackmon
News 
 Nick Castellanos' appeal of his two-game suspension was denied by Major League Baseball.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 19th
In the latter contest of Saturday's doubleheader, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon found himself in both the hit and run columns. He went 1-for-2 with a single, RBI groundout, and run.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 17th
 Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in Friday's win over Cleveland.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Apr 17th
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon did go 1-for-4 on Sunday, but he failed to come through when it mattered most. The veteran stranded a team-high six runners in the loss.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Apr 11th
 Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon isn't the lineup on Wednesday. Instead, Garrett Hampson is batting leadoff for the Rockies.
Corbin Young
Wed, Apr 7th
 Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Apr 6th
Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Friday night. While the Rockies eventually lost to the Dodgers, Blackmon's seventh-inning blast broke up Trevor Bauer's no-hitter.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 3rd
 Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos received a two-game suspension for his role in a benches-clearing incident against the St. Louis Cardinals that led to his ejection on Saturday, according to MLB insider Jon Heyman. Castellanos is reportedly appealing the suspension.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Apr 5th
 
Notes 
 Castellanos hit for plenty of power last season with the Reds, but it was far from the full breakout season many expected. His strikeout rate jumped to 28.5%, his batting average cratered to a career-low .225, and his wOBA was his worst mark since 2015. But Castellanos was also the victim of some pretty terrible luck, given that he had an expected batting average of .273 and a strong 46.7% hard-hit rate. With a full year in Great American Ballpark, Castellanos should fully live up to the hype he had coming into the 2020 season if he can just have even normal luck. Draft him with confidence as a likely strong four-category contributor.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Blackmon hit just six home runs last year, and the quality of his contact was downright awful. His 86.9 MPH average exit velocity, 29.7% hard hit rate, and 4.9% barrel rate were all well below the MLB average and at or close to his career worst marks. And his sprint speed continued to decline to now what is essentially league average. The steals are likely gone for good, but even on his worst day, Blackmon will help you in batting average, runs, and RBI, and he was still on pace for 15 home runs last year. Blackmon may be on the downside of his career, but he won't cost you much and can still contribute solid or better numbers in four of five categories. With his draft price fairly modest, there's plenty of value there.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Castellanos posted a career-high ISO in 2020, but it hardly mattered due to a career-worst .257 BABIP. His previous career-low was .294 back in 2013. That number was above .300 in every other season of his career. We saw a glimpse of what he looked like when everything was clicking, and Castellanos appeared to be one of the best hitters in baseball early on in 2020. The expected stats still look great, which makes him someone to invest in come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros