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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Blake Snell (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
Expert
Recommendation
82%
Recommended by
42 of 51 experts
18%
Recommended by
9 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 14
Best Rank# 6# 8
Worst Rank# 17# 33
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 43
Best Rank# 24# 36
Worst Rank# 38# 49
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts216188
Wins1311
Saves00
ERA3.523.43
WHIP1.181.16
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 14
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 23
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 14
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 15
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 14
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 12
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 12# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 14
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 11# 14
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 13
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 16
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 15
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 15
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 14
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 14
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 16
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 16
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 13
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 17
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 12
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 14
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 11# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 16
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 14
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 18
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 15
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 7# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 15
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 33
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 8# 18
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 13# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 14
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 12
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 8# 14
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 17
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 8
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 12# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 12# 10
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 13# 9
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 9
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 14# 13
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 12
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 11
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched70.150.2
   
Wins44
   
Losses62
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6242
   
Earned Runs2618
   
Home Runs Allowed510
   
Strikeouts8963
   
Walks2418
   
ERA3.343.24
   
WHIP1.231.20
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3128
   
Games Started3128
   
Innings Pitched183.9151.4
   
Wins1311
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154123
   
Earned Runs7258
   
Home Runs Allowed2119
   
Strikeouts216188
   
Walks6353
   
ERA3.523.43
   
WHIP1.181.16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Blake Snell
SP - SD
Blake Snell
News 
 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
Blake Snell was placed on the injured list with a left adductor strain.
Ari Koslow
Thu, Sep 16th
 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
Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell left Sunday's game with tightness in his left adductor. He left after 11 pitches with a clean 2/3 innings pitched
Corbin Young
Sun, Sep 12th
 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
Blake Snell pitched a masterful game, not allowing a single base runner for the first six innings. He then gave up a two walks and a hit in the seventh to lose not only the perfect game but also the no-hitter.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 8th
 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
Blake Snell went seven innings on Tuesday, allowing just two walks while striking out 10 batters.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Wed, Sep 1st
 Luis Castillo (7-13) was saddled with the loss Wednesday against Milwaukee, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in 6.1 innings. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 26th
Blake Snell finished the day pitching 7.2 innings, only allowing one earned run on three hits while tallying up 10 strikeouts.
Ethan Biddle - The Work of Ethan Biddle
Thu, Aug 26th
Notes 
 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
Snell moves to the Padres fresh off a solid year, in which he pitched to a 3.24 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP, with a memorable early exit in the World Series. Snell has a checkered injury history and has pitched just 157 innings over the past two years, so don't expect him to be a big innings-eater in 2021. And, although he'll escape the dreaded AL East, he'll get a downgrade in park and defense, which largely makes the move a neutral one. All that said, Snell has plenty of talent as he's shown throughout his career, and should be able to pile up wins and strikeouts pitching for a strong Padres team. Draft him as an SP2 with upside.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Blake Snell made 16 starts in 2020, including the playoffs, and didn't finish six innings in any of them. In fact, the lefty hasn't completed six innings since July 21st, 2019. This is a killer for fantasy leagues that use quality starts as a category, but Snell still has the skills to be useful for fantasy purposes. If he had the innings to qualify then Snell would have the second-best swinging strike rate among starters since the beginning of '19. Perhaps the Padres will allow him to pitch deeper into starts. This could be a case of efficiency meeting added volume, which usually equates to fantasy goodness.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros