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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or DJ LeMahieu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
28 of 55 experts
49%
Recommended by
27 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 36
Best Rank# 18# 16
Worst Rank# 58# 80
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 25
Best Rank# 24# 21
Worst Rank# 38# 29
   
Projections 
   
Runs99
Home Runs2121
RBI77
Stolen Bases6
Batting Avg.307
Strikeouts21687
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 24
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 50
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 35
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 80
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 38
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 32# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 28
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 34
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 29
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 21# 32
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 44
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 66
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 28
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 57
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 32
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 53
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 20# 37
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 39
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 25
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 37
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 52
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 24# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 38
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 22
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 23
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 24
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 33
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 30
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 16
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 35
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 32
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 37
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 29
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 31
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 42# 29
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 40
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 24
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 42
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 36
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 32
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 44
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 50# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 47
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 32
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 58# 48
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs41
   
Home Runs510
   
RBI27
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.364
   
Strikeouts8921
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.34
   
WHIP1.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs99
   
Home Runs2121
   
RBI77
   
Stolen Bases6
   
Batting Avg.307
   
Strikeouts21687
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
DJ LeMahieu
1B,2B,3B - NYY
DJ LeMahieu
News 
 Luis Castillo (1-3) took the loss Saturday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.1 innings. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, May 1st
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk as he scored two runs and drove in one runner on Tuesday as the Yankees beat the Astros by a 7-3 score.
John Aubin
Wed, May 5th
 Luis Castillo (1-2) allowed four runs on six hits and one walk across five innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs during Saturday's 6-4 win over the Tigers.
John Aubin
Sun, May 2nd
 Luis Castillo did not factor in the decision in Tuesday/Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks, while striking out four.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 21st
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-3 with two walks and scored a run as the Yankees lost to the Orioles on Thursday by a 4-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 30th
 Luis Castillo allowed four runs on seven hits -- including two home runs -- over five innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Tuesday. He struck out seven and walked none.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 14th
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, two runs scored and a walk in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
John Aubin
Wed, Apr 28th
 Luis Castillo (1-1) earned the win Wednesday against the Pirates. He threw seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits and one walk. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a walk while scoring a run and driving in a run on Thursday as the Yankees beat the Indians by a 6-3 score.
John Aubin
Fri, Apr 23rd
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
LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  One of my biggest fades this season. DJL is great, but is more of a real life player than he is a fantasy player. Not reaching for him at his ceiling.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Over the past two season "DJL" has posted a 183 wRC+ while playing at home compared to a 112 figure on the road. Of course, it's always helpful to be hitting in Yankee Stadium. This makes the fact that he re-signed with the Yankees an important one. LeMahieu is going to keep playing half of his games inside Yankee Stadium. The first modern player to win batting titles in both leagues, LeMahieu's presence on the Yankees means that he's the No. 1 fantasy second baseman for this fantasy writer.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros