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Who Should I Draft?

Lucas Giolito or Luis Castillo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
43 of 51 experts
16%
Recommended by
8 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 11
Best Rank# 4# 6
Worst Rank# 23# 17
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 19# 27
Best Rank# 17# 24
Worst Rank# 24# 38
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts220216
Wins1313
Saves00
ERA3.713.52
WHIP1.131.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 6# 8
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 12
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 5# 8
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 6# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 8# 14
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 12
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 5# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 4# 15
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 11# 12
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 6# 11
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 6# 10
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 10# 11
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 11
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 9# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 7# 10
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 6# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 5# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 8# 12
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 5# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 5# 8
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 6# 8
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 6# 11
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 11
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 6
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 9# 11
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 9
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 10
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 5# 8
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 6# 17
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 5# 13
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 5# 7
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 5# 9
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 4# 14
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 6# 13
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 4# 8
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 6# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 4# 6
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 8
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 6# 15
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 8# 7
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 10
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 12# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 9
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 14# 7
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 16# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 23# 14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched72.070.1
   
Wins44
   
Losses36
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4762
   
Earned Runs2826
   
Home Runs Allowed85
   
Strikeouts9789
   
Walks2824
   
ERA3.483.34
   
WHIP1.041.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3031
   
Games Started3031
   
Innings Pitched180.2183.9
   
Wins1313
   
Losses99
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed143154
   
Earned Runs7472
   
Home Runs Allowed2621
   
Strikeouts220216
   
Walks6163
   
ERA3.713.52
   
WHIP1.131.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Lucas Giolito
SP - CWS
Lucas Giolito
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
News 
 Lucas Giolito struck out eight but was limited to four innings in his return from a hamstring injury on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Sep 15th
Luis Castillo (8-16) took the loss Thursday against the Nationals, allowing two runs on three hits across six innings. He walked three and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 23rd
 Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list by the White Sox.
Chris Schommer
Tue, Sep 14th
Luis Castillo (8-15) earned the win Friday against the Dodgers, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and two walks. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 17th
 White Sox starter Lucas Giolito, who is currently on the injured list with a strained left hamstring, should return to make a start next Tuesday.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 9th
Luis Castillo did not factor into the decision in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits across seven innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
 Lucas Giolito threw at full effort with no reported issues on Tuesday.
Ari Koslow
Wed, Sep 8th
Luis Castillo (7-15) was saddled with his league-leading 15th loss Sunday against the Tigers, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 5th
 Lucas Giolito was placed on the 10-day IL due to a left hamstring strain. He had left his start on Tuesday early against the Orioles.
Kamran Hoda
Fri, Sep 3rd
Luis Castillo (7-14) took the loss Monday against the Cardinals, allowing three runs on five hits across six innings. He walked two and struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Aug 30th
Notes 
 Giolito followed up his breakout 2019 season with a nearly identical 2020 season. His ERA was within .07, his WHIP within .02, and his strikeout percentage within a point and a half. Despite pitching in a homer-friendly park, Giolito has managed to limit home runs, which is a key to his continued success with the White Sox. He won't face quite an easy schedule this year (AL and NL Central pitchers had plenty of sub-par offenses to feast on in 2019), but entering his age-27 season, he should only continue to improve from a skills standpoint. Draft him as an SP1, albeit a low-end one.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Castillo turned in another excellent season last year, cutting his walk rate and striking out batters at a higher rate than he ever had in his career. His WHIP increased to a career-worst 1.23, but that was largely due to bad luck, as batters hit .232 against him despite an expected batting average of just .212. Nevertheless, Castillo kept runs off the board, largely because he was able to avoid home runs (just five in 70 innings) and limit free passes. Castillo is capable of fronting a fantasy pitching staff, though he's more of a low-end ace, and there are plenty of trade rumors following him around. But, given his reliable production and increased strikeout rate the past two seasons, he can be drafted with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros