Who Should I Draft?

Gleyber Torres or Nicholas Castellanos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Gleyber Torres
2B,SS - NYY
Gleyber Torres
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
32 of 59 experts
46%
Recommended by
27 of 59 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 
   
Injury AlertDTD-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 32# 65
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 66
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 33# 51
   
Steve Gardner
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
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 45# 51
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 49# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 48# 59
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 58# 60
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 45# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 63# 88
   
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
Fantrax
# 47# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 44# 53
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 45# 65
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 43# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 44# 58
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 46# 42
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 47
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 49# 48
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 39
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 52# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 53# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 49
   
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
DailyOverlay
# 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
   
Austin Bristow II
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 - CHC
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 - CHC
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 - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
News 
 Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 22nd
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 An MRI on Gleyber Torres' right hamstring came back negative, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored Saturday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Gleyber Torres (knee) was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays as a precaution, and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 21st
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, three RBI, and a walk Friday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Gleyber Torres is not in Thursday's lineup against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 19th
Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
 Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.
Brandon Plutner
Tue, Sep 17th
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
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