Who Should I Draft?

Eddie Rosario or Nicholas Castellanos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
46 of 56 experts
18%
Recommended by
10 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 53
Best Rank# 28# 35
Worst Rank# 76# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 80# 90
Best Rank# 72# 53
Worst Rank# 100# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs8582
Home Runs2525
RBI8390
Stolen Bases93
Batting Average.282.283
   
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  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats559620
   
Runs8788
   
Hits161185
   
Singles104111
   
Doubles3146
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2423
   
RBI7789
   
Stolen Bases82
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3049
   
Strikeouts104151
   
Batting Average.288.298
   
On Base Pct.323.354
   
Slugging Pct.479.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.854
   
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats576592
   
Runs8582
   
Hits162168
   
Singles10297
   
Doubles3239
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs2525
   
RBI8390
   
Stolen Bases93
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks3447
   
Strikeouts113141
   
Batting Average.282.283
   
On Base Pct.322.336
   
Slugging Pct.481.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.803.834
   
  Eddie Rosario
LF - MIN
Eddie Rosario
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
News 
 Eddie Rosario is out of the Twins' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Thu, Jun 13th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-6 with a homer and two RBI in a 12-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Jun 9th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a double in a 4-0 loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 5th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in an 8-2 win over the Braves on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 2-for-4 with a walk in a 6-2 win over the Rays on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, May 27th
 Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario hit his 17th homer in a 5-3 win over the Brewers on Tuesday. The two-run shot wound up being his only hit in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 29th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in a 5-4 loss to Miami on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 22nd
Notes 
 Rosario produced nearly identical stat lines in 2017 and 2018, suggesting he is a pretty safe bet to produce around 25 HRs, 10 SBs, and a batting average in the .290 range. He may lack the upside of some of the other names coming off the board around pick 80, but if you're looking for a steady across-the-board contributor, don't hesitate to call Rosario's name.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
There's no doubt that Castellanos is a solid fantasy option, but last season's .298 batting average looks due for quite a bit of regression, he doesn't run, and his run production numbers could also take a hit as the Tigers enter into a full-on rebuild. There are better outfielders available at his late-seventh round ADP.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Oddly undervalued after hitting .290 with 27 homers and nine steals in 2017, Rosario replicated his breakout by batting .288 with 24 long balls and eight steals in 138 games. Yet he's still not flying up draft boards because of a miserable second half (.240/.262/.387) unnerved by a quad injury. This isn't a case to panic over a summer swoon, as the 27-year-old has the makings of someone who will ebb and flow throughout the season, but produce consistent annual returns. Although his value drops in OBP and points league, Rosario makes a quality five-by-five option.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After showing solid contact in 2016 and power in 2017, Castellanos put it all together to hit .298/.354/.500 with 23 homers. Even playing every day in a desolate Detroit lineup led him to 88 runs and 89 RBI, so he's a high-floor option entering his age-27 season. The ceiling, however, is also limited. While he continues to make more hard contact, he'll struggle to maintain such a high average with the third-highest swinging-strike rate (15.8%) of all qualified hitters. Pay for a steady hand rather than a burgeoning star with more room for growth.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Rosario has been remarkably consistent the past two years with a .290 and .288 batting average, 27 and 24 homers, 78 and 77 RBIs and 9 and 8 steals. Expect much of the same from him again this season, making him worthy of a 6th round pick in standard leagues.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Castellanos was a disappointment for so long that it may still be hanging over his stock. The fact of the matter, however, is that he has been great the past two season, hitting .285 with 49 homers and 190 RBIs. He only qualifies as an outfielder now, but should be regarded every bit as high as someone like Justin Upton or Mitch Haniger.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros