Who Should I Draft?

J.T. Realmuto or Nicholas Castellanos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
33 of 56 experts
41%
Recommended by
23 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 53
Best Rank# 23# 35
Worst Rank# 107# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 46# 90
Best Rank# 38# 53
Worst Rank# 63# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs7282
Home Runs2225
RBI7690
Stolen Bases53
Batting Average.277.283
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 52# 65
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 66
   
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USA Today
# 42# 56
   
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# 27# 47
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 66# 69
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 61# 69
   
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Beast Dome
# 52# 65
   
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The Athletic
# 51# 86
   
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CBS Sports
# 29# 64
   
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CBS Sports
# 25# 80
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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The Athletic
# 52# 69
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 43# 51
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 53# 55
   
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FantasyPros
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Razzball
# 27# 48
   
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The Athletic
# 53# 78
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Sporfolio
# 35# 39
   
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Athlon Sports
# 52# 57
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
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FantasyPros
# 59# 60
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 50# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 40# 88
   
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RotoBaller
# 44# 50
   
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FantasyPros
# 42# 79
   
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Freeze Stats
# 47# 56
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 49# 53
   
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Fantrax
# 48# 49
   
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Fake Teams
# 56# 65
   
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FanGraphs
# 23# 35
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 46# 58
   
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The Athletic
# 45# 39
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 51# 47
   
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Yahoo! Sports
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# 52# 47
   
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# 54# 51
   
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# 55# 48
   
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Fake Teams
# 56# 48
   
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# 56# 45
   
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RotoBaller
# 58# 49
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 51
   
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RotoBaller
# 61# 48
   
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# 61# 51
   
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BretskyBall
# 61# 46
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 64# 41
   
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SportsLine
# 64# 62
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 72# 51
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 72# 56
   
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Razzball
# 75# 67
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 79# 52
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 81# 53
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 83# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 85# 63
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 107# 48
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats477620
   
Runs7488
   
Hits132185
   
Singles78111
   
Doubles3046
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2123
   
RBI7489
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks3849
   
Strikeouts104151
   
Batting Average.277.298
   
On Base Pct.340.354
   
Slugging Pct.484.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.825.854
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats497592
   
Runs7282
   
Hits138168
   
Singles8397
   
Doubles2939
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs2225
   
RBI7690
   
Stolen Bases53
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks3747
   
Strikeouts106141
   
Batting Average.277.283
   
On Base Pct.327.336
   
Slugging Pct.479.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.807.834
   
  J.T. Realmuto
C,1B - PHI
J.T. Realmuto
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
News 
 J.T. Realmuto (groin) is starting at catcher and batting fifth in game one of Wednesday's double-header against the Nationals.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Jun 19th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a double in an 8-3 loss to the Indians on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 24th
 J.T. Realmuto (groin) is once again absent from Philadelphia's lineup on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-2 with a double, a steal, two walks, two runs, and an RBI in a 5-4 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 19th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto left Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves one inning after being hit by a foul tip off the bat of Freddie Freeman in the groin. He was replaced at catcher by Andrew Knapp.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-4 in an 8-0 loss to the Indians on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Braves. The steal was his third of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 15th
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
 Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks in Saturday's win over the Reds. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
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
Notes 
 Realmuto's .277 batting average with 21 homers and 74 RBIs doesn't seem all that impressive, but the fact of the matter is that he blew the rest of the catcher scene away with those numbers. Realmuto is as safe as it comes at the position and should produce far above the lousy replacement level once again. This is especially true now that he has been traded to a great hitter's ballpark in Philly. Don't hesitate to reach for him so you don't get stuck with an awful catcher
Bobby Sylvester - 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
 Already last year's top catcher with room to spare, Realmuto's value rises substantially after getting traded to the Phillies. Depending on his spot in the batting order, an upgraded lineup should yield a major rise in runs and/or RBI. He also goes from the worst park for right-handed power to the second-best behind Coors Field, so he could potentially expand upon 2018's career-high 21 homers. A fade before the move, drafters should now take a closer look at Realmuto to avoid the catching cesspool.
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
 Realmuto doesn't possess the pure upside of Gary Sanchez, but he may still be the better pick in fantasy drafts. In moving from Miami to Philadelphia, he gets a massive upgrade in both his home ballpark and supporting cast, setting him up to establish new career highs in the counting stats (HR, RBIs, runs). Realmuto is also a good bet to lead all catchers in plate appearances, thanks to both his durability and the possibility that he sees the occasional start at first base when he isn't behind the plate.
Andrew Seifter - 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