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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Aaron Nola (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
46 of 52 experts
12%
Recommended by
6 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 19
Best Rank# 7# 8
Worst Rank# 41# 40
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 47
Best Rank# 33# 41
Worst Rank# 52# 60
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7576
Wins54
Saves00
ERA3.903.93
WHIP1.241.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 16
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 37# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 10# 17
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 13
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 13
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 25
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 22
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 16
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 10# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 20
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 14
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 23
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 31
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 19
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 16
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 14
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 19
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 22
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 29
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 24
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 16
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 29
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 18
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 19
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 16
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 15
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 24
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 27
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 16# 25
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 22
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 14# 16
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 20
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 16
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 11# 21
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 8
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 12
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 16
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3234
   
Games Started3234
   
Innings Pitched191.2202.1
   
Wins1512
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed139176
   
Earned Runs7387
   
Home Runs Allowed2227
   
Strikeouts226229
   
Walks7980
   
ERA3.453.87
   
WHIP1.141.27
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched67.870.8
   
Wins54
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5964
   
Earned Runs2931
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7576
   
Walks2525
   
ERA3.903.93
   
WHIP1.241.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Aaron Nola
SP - PHI
Aaron Nola
News 
 Luis Castillo (0-1) surrendered five runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 1st
The Phillies announced that Aaron Nola will start on Tuesday against the Yankees.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Aug 3rd
 Luis Castillo will start Friday's game against the Tigers after the contest versus the Cubs was postponed due to inclement weather.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
Phillies starter Aaron Nola allowed four earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jul 25th
 Luis Castillo allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out 11 in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
Aaron Nola will start on Opening Day versus the Marlins.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 20th
  Phillies starter Aaron Nola tossed five shutout innings in a win over the Nationals in Saturday's spring training matchup, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out four.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jul 19th
  Aaron Nola has reported to Phillies camp and is taking part in team workouts.
Joe Buttgereit - Fantasy Sports Nerdz
Mon, Jul 6th
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
I expect more but 200K potential in a 162 season still gets my attention. I am higher than most on Nola but I see potential here.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
Aaron Nola is one of the more polarizing players in fantasy baseball, but if you're looking for a dependable pitcher who can give you not just volume, but good volume, you shouldn't be too quick to discount what Nola brings to the table. He consistently goes six and seven innings, and he's one year removed from being a legitimate Cy Young candidate. If the baseball returns to its normal form, you should see Nola return to that Cy Young level, too.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Struggled down the stretch but looked like one of the best pitchers in baseball to begin the year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Nola simply wasn't very good in 2019. His control took a major step back and batters consistently made better contact against him, particularly against his fastball. Whether it was an aberration for the youngster after two years of major growth, or whether perhaps Nola isn't as good as previously thought, is an open question. But given how drastically his control dipped, fantasy owners would be wise to give Nola somewhat of a pass for his 2019. He can't be drafted as an ace, but as a second starter? Go for it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Started slow and finished poorly. However, if you're a believer you can cling to a four-month stretch where Nola posted a 2.96 ERA with 10.2 K/9
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros