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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Kris Bryant (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
Expert
Recommendation
55%
Recommended by
30 of 55 experts
45%
Recommended by
25 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 47
Best Rank# 26# 26
Worst Rank# 116# 83
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 45
Best Rank# 33# 38
Worst Rank# 52# 55
   
Projections 
   
Runs37
Home Runs911
RBI31
Stolen Bases2
Batting Avg.281
Strikeouts7554
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.90
WHIP1.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 48# 49
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 26# 83
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 53
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 82
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 48
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 54
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 48
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 46
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 47
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 47
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 50
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 77
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 45# 49
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 74
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 55# 59
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 75
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 52
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 65
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 65
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 52
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 78
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 43
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 53
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 66
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 48# 78
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46# 51
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 28
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 37
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 41
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 42
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 48# 39
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 48# 45
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 42
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 26
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 44
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 49
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 56# 54
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 60# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 43
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 49
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 54
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 66# 61
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 36
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 72# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 43
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 84# 36
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 114# 45
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 116# 64
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 60
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs108
   
Home Runs2231
   
RBI77
   
Stolen Bases4
   
Batting Avg.280
   
Strikeouts226145
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs37
   
Home Runs911
   
RBI31
   
Stolen Bases2
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts7554
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.90
   
WHIP1.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kris Bryant
3B,LF,RF - CHC
Kris Bryant
News 
 Reds starter Luis Castillo allowed one earned run on six hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round on Thursday. The Reds are eliminated from the postseason with this loss.
Mike Maher
Thu, Oct 1st
Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Thu, Oct 1st
 Luis Castillo (4-6) allowed four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four over four innings in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Twins. He earned his sixth loss of the year.
Brad Camara
Sun, Sep 27th
Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 on Sunday with a solo homer off of Reynaldo Lopez and the White Sox. He also walked once and finished the day with two runs and two RBI. The Cubs won, 10-8.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Sep 27th
 Luis Castillo (4-5) allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out nine over six 2/3 innings in Monday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 22nd
Kris Bryant was back in the Cubs' lineup on Saturday against the White Sox, hitting fifth and playing third base. He went 2-for-4 with a two-out grand slam against Dane Dunning in the fourth inning, and hit a sharp single through the right side of the infield in his previous at-bat. The Cubs lost, 9-5.
Carmen Maiorano - Carm's Clubhouse
Sun, Sep 27th
 Luis Castillo (3-5) allowed three hits and one walk while striking out over seven scoreless innings in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Pirates. He picked up his third win of the year.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 17th
Kris Bryant, who has been sidelined with an oblique injury, is back in the Cubs lineup, playing third and batting fifth on Saturday against the White Sox, as the Cubs try and clinch the NL Central division title.
Ryan Coleman
Sat, Sep 26th
 Luis Castillo (2-5) allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out six over nine innings in Friday's 3-1 win against the Cardinals. He picked up his second win of the year.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 12th
Kris Bryant (oblique) is still absent from the Cubs' lineup on Thursday against the Pirates.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 24th
Notes 
 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
With Kris Bryant's profile, it's hard to justify taking him this high when there are guys who can give you the same production at the position later in the draft. The return to 31 home run was nice, yes, but his batted ball data points to that being the near-ceiling for Bryant in terms of home runs. For all of his accolades and loaded offenses that he's been in, he's only produced more than 100 RBIs once in his career.
Michael Waterloo - 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
One of my biggest fades this season. Advanced stats say he did not earn all of his HRs or his batting average, he has missed time each of the last two seasons, his SB upside is limited, and he he is in the middle of whirling trade rumors. Hard pass.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
 Struggled down the stretch but looked like one of the best pitchers in baseball to begin the year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
28-year-old had a fine 2019 season but are we sure there is still a lot of upside with his bat? Statcast says he may have even overachieved last year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
  appears due for BA regression
Al Melchior - The Athletic