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Who Should I Draft?

Clayton Kershaw or Luis Castillo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
58%
Recommended by
25 of 43 experts
42%
Recommended by
18 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 11
Best Rank# 6# 7
Worst Rank# 20# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 39
Best Rank# 30# 33
Worst Rank# 48# 57
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts6775
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.543.90
WHIP1.131.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 11
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 16# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 24
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 13
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 10# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 8# 18
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 9# 12
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 11# 12
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 10# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 7# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 7# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 15# 21
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 13# 14
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 7# 18
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 11# 18
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 13# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 13
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 11# 12
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 10# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 10# 8
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 10# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 9
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 12# 7
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 12# 11
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 12# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 13# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 14# 10
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 14# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 15# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 15# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 15# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 16# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 19# 11
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 20# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 20# 7
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2932
   
Games Started2832
   
Innings Pitched178.1191.2
   
Wins1615
   
Losses58
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed145139
   
Earned Runs6173
   
Home Runs Allowed2822
   
Strikeouts189226
   
Walks4179
   
ERA3.083.45
   
WHIP1.041.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched66.867.6
   
Wins55
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6059
   
Earned Runs2629
   
Home Runs Allowed109
   
Strikeouts6775
   
Walks1525
   
ERA3.543.90
   
WHIP1.131.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Clayton Kershaw
SP - LAD
Clayton Kershaw
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
News 
 Dave Roberts has confirmed that Clayton Kershaw will, again, be the Opening Day starter.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Wed, Jul 8th
 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw, Ross Stripling, and Alex Wood have all thrown three-inning simulated games.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jul 4th
 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says he doesn't anticipate starters going beyond four innings their first time through the rotation.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 25th
 
 Clayton Kershaw pitched four scoreless innings against the Tijuana Toros (a Mexican minor-league team) Monday, allowing three hits while striking out four.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Mar 10th
 
 Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Clayton Kershaw will be the team's Opening Day starter.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 
Notes 
 Kershaw silenced the decline talks last year after he put up another good season with an improved SwStr%. In quality starts leagues, he was money for managers, as he consistently went six and seven innings in his starts. He's had to change who he is as a pitcher, as the velocity just isn't there, which gives him little margin for error. He's worth taking still, but he's more of an SP2 at this point.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Peak Kershaw may be gone, but the version that remains is pretty darn good himself. Kershaw passed 175 innings pitched for the first time since 2015 despite starting the season on the IL, and although his ERA crept above 3.00 for the first time since 2008, his overall numbers remain elite. With strong win potential always present, Kershaw is a fine second starter on your staff. But his days of carrying a fantasy team are behind him.
Dan Harris - 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