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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Anthony Rizzo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 49# 45
Best Rank# 21# 26
Worst Rank# 88# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 58# 38
Best Rank# 44# 33
Worst Rank# 66# 52
   
Projections 
   
Runs33
Home Runs109
RBI34
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.285
Strikeouts3275
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.90
WHIP1.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 46# 48
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 83# 116
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 38# 47
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 21# 45
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 44# 56
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 34# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 72# 80
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 35# 84
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 45
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 114
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 33# 72
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 54# 61
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 44# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 44# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 41# 48
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 54# 55
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 43# 57
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 47# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 46# 52
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 47# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 39# 41
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 41# 50
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 54# 66
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 37# 60
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 46# 48
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 47# 48
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 59# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 29
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 84# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 57# 34
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 60# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 35
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 58# 35
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 43# 37
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 37
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 37
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 53# 38
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 63# 38
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 51# 39
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 51# 41
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 51# 41
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 60# 44
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 54# 45
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 54# 46
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 57# 48
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 88# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 59# 51
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 59# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 57# 54
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 84# 55
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 85# 69
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs89
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI94
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.293
   
Strikeouts86226
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs109
   
RBI34
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.285
   
Strikeouts3275
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.90
   
WHIP1.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
News 
 Anthony Rizzo is not focused on his $16.5M contract option that the Cubs can exercise for 2021.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Fri, Oct 2nd
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
 Anthony Rizzo homered in the top of the first inning Wednesday to put the Cubs up 1-0. It was his 11th of the season and second in two days. For the second straight game, the Rizzo blast was the only time the Cubs scored.
Jamie Mellor
Thu, Sep 24th
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
 Anthony Rizzo drove an eighth-inning pitch into the rightfield stands to tie the game. It was his 10th home run of the season, and the first to come with a runner on.
Jamie Mellor
Wed, Sep 23rd
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
 Anthony Rizzo walked to lead off the bottom of the first inning Friday. He would come around to score and the run would hold up as the Cubs would win 1-0.
Jamie Mellor
Sat, Sep 19th
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
 Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 on Tuesday with a hit-by-pitch and RBI against the Indians. The Cubs won, 6-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Tue, Sep 15th
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
Notes 
 I consider 1B's less valuable and while Rizzo is a heck of a hitter, I can't draft them or him as high as equal or dual-threat guys. I do still take him before the next tier of SP, which begins with Castillo and Corbin.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
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
 It's like the fantasy community finally caught on to Rizzo. For years, he's gone in the first few rounds of drafts, but there was really no justification for it. Even now, going 43rd overall is early for Rizzo, who fails to stand out in any real way. He's a poor man's Freddie Freeman, but, like, really poor. The power production has dipped, too, and that's in an age where you need your first baseman to hit home runs. If you want to grab him as a safe play at a shallow position, go for it, but you're passing up on better talent to do so.
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
 About as safe as you can get. Great pick if you take risks elsewhere.
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
 Consistent but lacking upside at this stage of his career. Receives a boost in OBP leagues
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 
 better in points
Frank Stampfl - CBS Sports