Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Nicholas Castellanos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
31 of 56 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 51# 53
Best Rank# 32# 35
Worst Rank# 99# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 61# 90
Best Rank# 51# 53
Worst Rank# 68# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs7282
Home Runs2525
RBI8490
Stolen Bases93
Batting Average.269.283
   
Misc 
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 65
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 66
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 33# 51
   
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USA Today
# 43# 56
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 67# 69
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 42# 52
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 42# 69
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 36# 65
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 61# 86
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 46# 64
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 73# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 34# 64
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 50# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 50# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 52# 54
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 41# 78
   
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# 45# 51
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 56
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 48# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
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Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
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FantasyPros
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Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 50
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 58# 79
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 66# 67
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 34# 53
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 51# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
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# 47# 49
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 43# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 58
   
Tyler Thompson
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# 48# 47
   
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Fake Teams
# 49# 48
   
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The Athletic
# 49# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 47
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 54# 51
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 56# 51
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 57# 35
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 58# 48
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 59# 51
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 60# 44
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 60# 56
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 62# 48
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 62# 46
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 66# 48
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 67# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 67# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 70# 55
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 70# 50
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 70# 47
   
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Pitcher List
# 73# 45
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 77# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 79# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 82# 48
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 99# 58
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats431620
   
Runs5488
   
Hits117185
   
Singles76111
   
Doubles1646
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs2423
   
RBI7789
   
Stolen Bases62
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4249
   
Strikeouts122151
   
Batting Average.272.298
   
On Base Pct.340.354
   
Slugging Pct.480.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.854
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats528592
   
Runs7282
   
Hits142168
   
Singles9097
   
Doubles2439
   
Triples26
   
Home Runs2525
   
RBI8490
   
Stolen Bases93
   
Caught Stealing42
   
Walks5247
   
Strikeouts136141
   
Batting Average.269.283
   
On Base Pct.334.336
   
Slugging Pct.467.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.802.834
   
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
News 
 Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 at the plate but walked three times and scored three runs as the Yankees beat the White Sox by a 10-3 score on Sunday.
John Aubin
Mon, Jun 17th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-4 in an 8-0 loss to the Indians on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in an 8-4 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 16th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Friday as the Yankees lost to the White Sox.
John Aubin
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Yankees' 5-4 loss to the White Sox on Thursday.
John Aubin
Fri, Jun 14th
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
 Torres was out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians.
James Bisson
Fri, Jun 7th
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
Notes 
 Torres is a former elite prospect who is coming off an excellent rookie season in New York. He strikes out a bit too much at this stage of his career to be a reliable asset in batting average, but he won't kill you there and should be able to match or exceed last season's 24 home runs while also chipping in 5-10 steals and solid run and RBI totals. At just 22 years old, there's also a chance that Torres takes a big step forward this year and jumps into the upper echelon at the position, but his fifth-round ADP means you'll be paying for that upside if you draft him.
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
 Torres, 22, was a highly touted prospect now coming off a sublime rookie campaign with the Yankees. So of course the cost is blowing out of hand. After recording a 70.2% contact rate with strikeouts in a quarter of his plate appearances, repeating last year's .271 average is an optimistic expectation. He cooled down over the second half (.249/.329/.404), so there's too much risk to bite at his 53 consensus ADP.
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
 Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
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