Who Should I Draft?

Danny Jansen or Welington Castillo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
46 of 59 experts
22%
Recommended by
13 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 141# 151
Best Rank# 88# 100
Worst Rank# 244# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 188# 224
Best Rank# 163# 202
Worst Rank# 240# 316
   
Projections 
   
Runs4839
Home Runs1214
RBI4746
Stolen Bases31
Batting Average.254.252
   
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# 169# 178
   
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# 156# 188
   
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# 111# 173
   
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The Fake Baseball
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  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats81170
   
Runs1217
   
Hits2044
   
Singles1131
   
Doubles67
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs36
   
RBI815
   
Stolen Bases01
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks99
   
Strikeouts1746
   
Batting Average.247.259
   
On Base Pct.347.304
   
Slugging Pct.432.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.780.710
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats369355
   
Runs4839
   
Hits9489
   
Singles5960
   
Doubles2215
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1214
   
RBI4746
   
Stolen Bases31
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks3824
   
Strikeouts70100
   
Batting Average.254.252
   
On Base Pct.324.299
   
Slugging Pct.419.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.743.715
   
  Danny Jansen
C - TOR
Danny Jansen
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
News 
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-5 and hit a three-run homer in a win over the Orioles on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Aug 2nd
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
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Fri, Jul 5th
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
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.
John Aubin
Wed, Jul 3rd
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
 Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 and hit a walk-off, two-run homer on Saturday, propelling the Blue Jays to a 7-5 victory over the Royals.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 30th
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
 Danny Jansen went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk on Wednesday against the Yankees.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 26th
The White Sox activated Welington Castillo (oblique) off the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 16th
Notes 
 After batting .323 across three minor league levels in 2017, Jansen hit .275 with 12 homers and five steals through 88 games in AAA in 2018 before earning an August call-up to the Blue Jays. He hit .247 with three homers over 31 games in Toronto, and it's reasonable to expect him to maintain a similar pace over his first full Big League season with the potential for more. Given the sorry state of the catcher position, it could make sense to take a chance on Jansen's unknown upside once the seven or eight surefire starters at the position are off the board.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 While far from a sure thing, Jansen is easily the best option for drafters who miss out on the top-eight catchers. He held his own (.247/.347/.432) during 31 late games with the Blue Jays after posting a 146 wRC+ with only five more strikeouts (49) than walks in Triple-A. He even stole five bases before his big league promotion, and simply repeating that tally would represent a major boost at the bleak position. He has the plate approach to hit for a higher average with decent power, and the Blue Jays should give him the neophyte regular reps after shipping Russell Martin back to the Dodgers. The only concern is a lack of catching depth forcing drafters to reach for Jansen once the likes of Willson Contreras, Buster Posey, and Yadier Molina fall off the board.
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
 Now that Martin was dealt to the Dodgers, Jansen is the favorite to start at catcher for the Blue Jays. He doesn't have much power, but his average will be quality and he should play enough that the RBIs and runs will make him a fringe top 12 fantasy catcher.
Bobby Sylvester - 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