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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Jose Abreu (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 32
Best Rank# 18# 15
Worst Rank# 58# 54
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 38
Best Rank# 24# 29
Worst Rank# 38# 39
   
Projections 
   
Runs86
Home Runs2133
RBI111
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.281
Strikeouts216141
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 35
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 34
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 27
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 34
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 54
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 43
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 37
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 46
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 21# 35
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 39
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 49
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 37
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 45
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 37
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 30
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 36
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 20# 40
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 35
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 35
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 27
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 24# 49
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 44
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 23
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 32# 29
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 31
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 31
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 31
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 28
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 29
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 30
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 31
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 34
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 33
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 15
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 19
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 42# 24
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 26
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 24
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 30
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 26
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 38
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 44
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 50# 26
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 36
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 21
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 58# 16
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs43
   
Home Runs519
   
RBI60
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.317
   
Strikeouts8959
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.34
   
WHIP1.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs86
   
Home Runs2133
   
RBI111
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts216141
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Jose Abreu
1B - CWS
Jose Abreu
News 
 Luis Castillo (1-5) took another loss Thursday against the Rockies, allowing eight runs on 10 hits and two walks across 3.2 innings, while striking out three.
Connor Rooney
Fri, May 14th
Jose Abreu was removed from Friday's game after colliding with Royals' Hunter Dozier.
Connor Rooney
Fri, May 14th
 Luis Castillo (1-4) was saddled with his fourth loss Saturday against Cleveland, allowing six runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks across four innings. He struck out two.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 9th
Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and three runs scored during Tuesday’s 9-3 win against the Twins.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 12th
 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
Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 9-3 with over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Mon, May 10th
 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
Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 9-0 win over the Reds.
Brad Camara
Wed, May 5th
 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
Jose Abreu 2-for-4 with two RBI in Game 2 of Thursday’s 11-0 win over the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Fri, Apr 30th
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
For most players, fantasy managers need to consider whether to discount a highly out-of-character dip in their numbers given the shortened season. For Abreu, it's the opposite - whether fantasy managers should give credence to an outstanding MVP season, during which Abreu vastly outperformed his numbers from every other season of his career. Everything was good for Abreu in 2020, everything. He hit the ball harder than ever and consistently. He got on base more. He had career-high paces in every category. Abreu will be entering his age-34 season, so there's no way you should expect a repeat performance, but it's worth noting that he has increased his average exit velocity and hard-hit percentage in each of the last five seasons. Abreu's cost doesn't match his numbers last year, of course, but you'll still have to pay a hefty price in drafts. Given his safety and and his newly-discovered upside, however, it's worth it.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros