Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Kyle Hendricks (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 44
Best Rank# 22# 14
Worst Rank# 78# 97
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 128# 126
Best Rank# 114# 116
Worst Rank# 846# 144
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts169155
Wins1113
Saves00
ERA3.863.67
WHIP1.221.20
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 38# 45
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 47
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 57
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 22# 25
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 61
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 40
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 52
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 33
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 73
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 42# 66
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 38# 52
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 41# 49
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 51
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 42
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 41
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 45
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 49
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 33# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 60
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 40# 43
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 53
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 42
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 44
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 48
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 48
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 47
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 50
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 25# 48
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 41# 44
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 37# 44
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 28# 97
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 38
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 39# 52
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 40
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 30# 17
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 14
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 36
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 38
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 29
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 44# 41
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 41
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 39
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 48# 37
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 51
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 39
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 45
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 56# 26
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 59# 33
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 44
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 57
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 21
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 18
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 58
   
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3133
   
Games Started3133
   
Innings Pitched170.2199.1
   
Wins1014
   
Losses1211
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed158184
   
Earned Runs8176
   
Home Runs Allowed2822
   
Strikeouts165161
   
Walks4944
   
ERA4.303.44
   
WHIP1.221.15
   
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3031
   
Games Started3031
   
Innings Pitched169.9184.3
   
Wins1113
   
Losses109
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed156175
   
Earned Runs7375
   
Home Runs Allowed2421
   
Strikeouts169155
   
Walks5247
   
ERA3.863.67
   
WHIP1.221.20
   
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kyle Hendricks
SP - CHC
Kyle Hendricks
News 
 Luis Castillo allowed four runs on five hits and five walks over 3 2/3 innings on Saturday against the Brewers. He struck out six and took the loss.
Dan Harris
Mon, Jun 24th
Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has an impingement that could keep him out until after the All-Star break.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Jun 18th
 Luis Castillo allowed two runs on two hits over six innings in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Astros on Monday. He walked six and struck out seven while improving to 7-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
The Cubs placed Kyle Hendricks on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation.
Dan Harris
Sat, Jun 15th
 Luis Castillo allowed one run on four hits over six innings in the Reds' 2-1 extra innings loss to the Indians on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out six in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Kyle Hendricks allowed five runs on six hits over 4 1/3rd innings in the Cubs' 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Friday. He walked two and struck out one while falling to 7-5.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Jun 15th
 Luis Castillo allowed (three runs) two earned on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in the Reds' 8-5 loss to the Pirates on Sunday. He walked four and struck out four in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 28th
Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. He walked none and struck out three while improving to 5-1.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Luis Castillo allowed four runs on five hits over 2.2 innings in the Reds' 11-9 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out two in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 23rd
Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out ten while improving to 6-4.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 4th
Notes 
 Castillo quickly became a darling of the analytics community last season but failed to meet the expectations of those who reached for him in fantasy. He is still plenty young and talented, however, so don't give up on him less the breakout comes a year later than everyone planned for.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
His success defies common convention, but how many times does Hendricks have to prove himself as a sustainable anomaly? He boasts a 3.07 career ERA in 789 innings, only once going over 3.45 (3.95 in 2015). He has made at least 30 starts in three of the last four seasons, and a stellar 5.4% walk rate led to a 1.15 WHIP in 2018. Despite his lacking velocity, The Professor typically records 160-170 strikeouts over a full season of work. He's a boring, but effective SP3 to pair with high-upside strikeout pitchers.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Castillo was a trendy breakout pick last season, but instead his strikeout rate fell and he was victimized by the home run ball. However, just as many fantasy managers' attention turned to football, Castillo dominated his way through September, delivering a 1.09 ERA and 0.85 WHIP over the season's final month. In other words, there is plenty of post-hype sleeper appeal here as long as his draft price remains reasonable.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 One of last spring's top breakout candidates, Castillo posted an underwhelming 4.30 ERA. This year's version of Castillo is … still Castillo. While he started strong, the hard-throwing righty belatedly met the hype with a 2.44 ERA, 69 strikeouts, and 14 walks in 66.1 second-half frames. A 13.5% swinging-strike rate points to elite strikeout potential, so there's still an ace looming if he can curtail last year's home-run woes. While this could be a case of doubling down on the same mistake, Castillo is once a desirable high-upside SP3 target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros