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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Blake Snell (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
23 of 43 experts
47%
Recommended by
20 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 12# 10
Best Rank# 5# 7
Worst Rank# 377# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 42# 39
Best Rank# 36# 33
Worst Rank# 47# 58
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7575
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.373.90
WHIP1.181.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 11
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 10
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 11
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 10# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 9# 13
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 9# 11
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 9# 10
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 10# 12
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 9# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 14# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 15
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 10# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 12# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 8# 21
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 13
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 7# 12
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 12# 14
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 8# 14
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 9# 18
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 11# 14
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 14# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 7
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 20# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 10# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 9
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 26# 10
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 16# 10
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 15# 10
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 15# 11
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 16# 11
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 12# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 25# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 15# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 377# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 15# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 15# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 21# 18
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 20# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 40# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2332
   
Games Started2332
   
Innings Pitched107.2191.2
   
Wins615
   
Losses88
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96139
   
Earned Runs5173
   
Home Runs Allowed1422
   
Strikeouts147226
   
Walks4079
   
ERA4.293.45
   
WHIP1.271.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched59.967.6
   
Wins55
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed4859
   
Earned Runs2229
   
Home Runs Allowed79
   
Strikeouts7575
   
Walks2325
   
ERA3.373.90
   
WHIP1.181.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Blake Snell
SP - TB
Blake Snell
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
News 
 Rays manager Kevin Cash says Blake Snell (elbow) "looked awesome" in Tuesday's bullpen session.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Wed, Jul 1st
 
 Blake Snell (elbow) threw 15 fastballs off a mound on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Jun 13th
 
 Blake Snell (elbow) has not been throwing off of a mound during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, May 24th
 
 Blake Snell does not believe it’s worth playing baseball in 2020, the risk of contracting COVID-19 is “just not worth it.”
Brad Camara
Thu, May 14th
 
 Blake Snell (elbow) says he will be ready for the start of the 2020 season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Mar 21st
 
Notes 
 You need to pull the trigger on a starter eventually. With Snell, there's no debating the ace-type ceiling that he has - look at his 2018 season if you need further proof - but so far, that's been the big outlier for him. He's dealt with a rash of injuries, which has forced the Rays to limit his workload. In Spring Training, he was dealing with elbow soreness. He's a high-risk, high-reward pick this year. You've been warned.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Snell's subpar season was limited to just 107 innings after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery. Although owners might want to shy away after last year, there were plenty of encouraging signs. His FIP and xFIP were roughly a run lower than his ERA, his 33.3% strikeout rate was actually an improvement on his breakout year, and batters continued to make incredibly weak contact. If healthy, he should return to dominance.
Dan Harris - 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