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Who Should I Draft?

Keston Hiura or Luis Castillo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
Expert
Recommendation
59%
Recommended by
32 of 54 experts
41%
Recommended by
22 of 54 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 44
Best Rank# 26# 27
Worst Rank# 116# 92
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 51
Best Rank# 33# 40
Worst Rank# 52# 68
   
Projections 
   
Runs31
Home Runs910
RBI32
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.278
Strikeouts7561
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.90
WHIP1.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 48# 51
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 39
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 26# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 42
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 49
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 45
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 51
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 51
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 50
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 42
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 50
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 44
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 75
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 45# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 51
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 56
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 54
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 40
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 46
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 48
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 66
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 56
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 53
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 48# 50
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 92
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 48# 51
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46# 74
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 48# 59
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 52
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 56
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 116# 27
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 114# 30
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 84# 31
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 33
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 33
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 34
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 37
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 37
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 42
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 42
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 44
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 55# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 72# 47
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 66# 48
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 56# 52
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 53
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 60# 57
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs51
   
Home Runs2219
   
RBI49
   
Stolen Bases9
   
Batting Avg.303
   
Strikeouts226107
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs31
   
Home Runs910
   
RBI32
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.278
   
Strikeouts7561
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.90
   
WHIP1.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Keston Hiura
2B - MIL
Keston Hiura
News 
 Reds starter Luis Castillo allowed one earned run on six hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round on Thursday. The Reds are eliminated from the postseason with this loss.
Mike Maher
Thu, Oct 1st
Keston Hiura went 2-for-6 with three strikeouts and a run scored in both games of Friday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 26th
 Luis Castillo (4-6) allowed four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four over four innings in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Twins. He earned his sixth loss of the year.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 27th
Keston Hiura went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Reds.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
 Luis Castillo (4-5) allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out nine over six 2/3 innings in Monday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
Keston Hiura went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run during the loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
 Luis Castillo (3-5) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out over seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Pirates. He picked up his third win of the year.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
Keston Hiura went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk while recording four total RBI in the Brewers' 18-3 Tuesday night victory over the Cardinals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 16th
 Luis Castillo (2-5) allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out six over nine innings in Friday's 3-1 win against the Cardinals. He picked up his second win of the year.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 12th
Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 13th
Notes 
 Luis Castillo in 2020 is similar to Jose Berrios in 2019. He's ranked as if he took that next step into ace territory. The thought was off for Berrios, but it's spot-on for Castillo. While it's better to look at a full season's worth of stats compared to splitting it up to get a full view of the performance, it's the stretches of dominance that Castillo showed in his first 20 starts that has people so excited about him in 2020. With elite strikeout numbers and an improved GB rate, Castillo could give you a second top-10 pitcher on your staff if you take him here.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
Keston Hiura was my favorite player to go after in 2018 first-year player drafts who wasn't named Shohei Ohtani. Yes, more than Luis Robert. I compared him at the time to prime Dustin Pedroia but with more power. Hiura's early returns were better than I had imagined. He's in the perfect ballpark, and he's at the shallowest position outside of catcher to justify this ranking - even with the high strikeout marks. Hiura is going to be a top-three second baseman in fantasy for the next decade."
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Regression just never really hit for Castillo last year, despite a walk rate of 10.1%, fourth-worst in the league among qualified pitchers. There's no doubting Castillo's stuff, particularly his devastating changeup, and the Reds should be more competitive than they have been in years. But he simply has to cut down on the free passes if he wants to build on his breakout 2019. There's every reason to think he will as he continue to grow as a pitcher, and should make a reliable second fantasy starter.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Keston Hiura is one of my most owned players and one of my favorite picks at ADP this season. You are getting what I call the "Sophomore Discount," which is when rookies blow up on to the scene and people are hesitant to fully buy into it. Hiura is a pure hitter, hits the ball ridiculously hard, and will bat in the heart of a solid lineup. Sign me up as he has clear 30/15 upside and room for more.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Struggled down the stretch but looked like one of the best pitchers in baseball to begin the year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Love the player but the price is aggressive. Could be a 30/20 asset with a .300 average if everything breaks right. Could also have a sophomore slump
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros