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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Jack Flaherty (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
36 of 43 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 39# 71
Best Rank# 20# 16
Worst Rank# 901# 117
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 106# 140
Best Rank# 98# 123
Worst Rank# 605# 181
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts178138
Wins119
Saves00
ERA3.863.68
WHIP1.271.14
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 67# 108
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 20# 50
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 73
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 44# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 49# 75
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 68
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 25
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 40# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 26# 28
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 40# 98
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 22# 52
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 48# 88
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 98
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 60# 117
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 45# 75
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 40# 45
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 44# 99
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 47# 66
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 21# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 45# 93
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 49# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 50# 75
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 25# 73
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 48
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 40# 69
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 106
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 52# 75
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 31# 61
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 31# 45
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 34# 52
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 67# 71
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 36# 80
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 38# 41
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 58# 83
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 20# 16
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 26# 22
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 26# 23
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 72# 67
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 85# 72
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 87# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 901# 61
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2021 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3317
   
Games Started3315
   
Innings Pitched188.278.0
   
Wins89
   
Losses162
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed18157
   
Earned Runs8328
   
Home Runs Allowed1912
   
Strikeouts19285
   
Walks7526
   
ERA3.983.22
   
WHIP1.361.06
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
2022 Projections 
   
   
Games Played2923
   
Games Started2822
   
Innings Pitched169.6127.8
   
Wins119
   
Losses96
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed151102
   
Earned Runs7352
   
Home Runs Allowed1917
   
Strikeouts178138
   
Walks6444
   
ERA3.863.68
   
WHIP1.271.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Jack Flaherty
SP - STL
Jack Flaherty
News 
 Cincinnati Reds SP Luis Castillo pitched five innings on Saturday, striking out two, walking one, and allowing four hits for three earned runs in the Reds' 3-1 loss to the Pirates.
Josh Thiessen
Sat, May 14th
Jack Flaherty will throw his first bullpen session since being shut down in March on Saturday.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 7th
 In his first game back following shoulder soreness, Reds starter Luis Castillo allowed three runs, three hits, and three walks over 4 2/3 innings. He also struck out five batters and finished the day with the no-decision. Cincinnati ultimately defeated Milwaukee by a score of 10-5.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, May 10th
Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (shoulder) felt good after a pregame throwing session on Friday. "I was throwing at 120 feet, and we’re just continuing to build up while playing catch," he said. "We’ll continue to build off that.”
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Apr 16th
 The Reds have activated SP Luis Castillo to start Monday's game vs the Brewers.
Vince DiSilvio
Mon, May 9th
Jack Flaherty has tear in right shoulder, received PRP injection.
Chris Clegg
Fri, Mar 18th
 Reds starter Luis Castillo is currently penciled in as the starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Pirates.
Kendall Capps
Wed, May 4th
Jack Flaherty is having a second expert opinion on his shoulder.
Chris Clegg
Thu, Mar 17th
 Reds ace Luis Castillo is nearing his return to the majors. According to Reds beat writer Bobby Nightengale, Castillo is slated for two more rehab starts before joining the big club.
Kendall Capps
Wed, Apr 27th
Jack Flaherty underwent a right shoulder medical evaluation Tuesday afternoon per Katie Woo of The Athletic. The results remain unknown.
Andy Zimmerman
Tue, Mar 15th
Notes 
 If Castillo is on your target list, make sure to buy a big bottle of Tums. By the end of the season, you'll probably be happy with your decision, to roster him, but there will be long stretches of the season where you'll be driven to the breaking point while following Castillo's starts on Stat Tracker. He's a notoriously slow starter, so be prepared for a bumpy ride until June. I've ridden the Reds ace through multiple tumultuous seasons, and I can't do it again. If you have a stronger constitution than I do, know that Castillo has SP1 stuff and will probably be worth it over the long haul.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
Here's a guy you just can't go wrong with. He has immaculate control, ace-level stuff, a really high floor and an exceptional Cy Young-level ceiling. Flaherty only pitched 78 innings last season due to shoulder and oblique injuries, but he didn't suffer any structural damage in his shoulder - it was just a strain - so that shouldn't have any lingering impact this season. He's otherwise been pretty durable. One thing to consider is that after being limited last year, Flaherty may have a cap of about 140-150 innings.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros