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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Kyle Tucker (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
Expert
Recommendation
62%
Recommended by
34 of 55 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 33
Best Rank# 18# 15
Worst Rank# 58# 175
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 35
Best Rank# 24# 30
Worst Rank# 38# 48
   
Projections 
   
Runs88
Home Runs2126
RBI91
Stolen Bases20
Batting Avg.265
Strikeouts216133
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 43
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 30
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 31
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 35
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 175
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 43
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 32
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 32# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 39
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 34
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 45
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 38
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 40
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 41
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 27
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 21# 28
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 42
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 31
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 35
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 47
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 30
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 32
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 32
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 20# 45
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 37
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 27
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 33
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 41
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 24# 31
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 32
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 22
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 24
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 30
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 31
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 35
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 32
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 28
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 36
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 42# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 22
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 18
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 41
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 15
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 25
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 37
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 19
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 50# 29
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 25
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 58# 34
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs33
   
Home Runs59
   
RBI42
   
Stolen Bases8
   
Batting Avg.268
   
Strikeouts8946
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.34
   
WHIP1.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs88
   
Home Runs2126
   
RBI91
   
Stolen Bases20
   
Batting Avg.265
   
Strikeouts216133
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Kyle Tucker
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Kyle Tucker
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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-3 with a single on Wednesday. He added a walk, stolen base, and two runs in the effort, contributing to Houstons' 7-5 win over the Mariners.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Apr 29th
 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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 2-for-5 with a home run in Saturday's epic win over the Angels. He notched two RBI, both of which came on the home run, and also singled. Meanwhile, he's struck out once.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Apr 25th
 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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-5 in Thursday's win with a single. He stole second base and eventually scored. However, he also notched a strikeout in the effort and stranded a team-most six runners.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Apr 23rd
 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
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker fell further below the Mendoza line in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. He went 0-for-4, striking out once in the effort. He also stranded three runners.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, Apr 21st
 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
Kyle Tucker is absent from Friday's lineup against Yusei Kikuchi and the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Apr 16th
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
Tucker finally got regular playing time last year and it was mostly what fantasy owners had hoped for. Tucker didn't quite put up his gaudy numbers that he averaged in the minors, but he was on roughly a 25-20 pace while helping out in the other statistical categories. Tucker's batted ball profile didn't completely wow anyone last year, but given his performance, his prospect pedigree and minor-league track record, and his guaranteed spot in a strong lineup, fantasy managers should feel little concern about having Tucker be their first outfielder in fantasy.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Many expected Tucker to take off like a rocket once Yordan Alvarez wasn't ready to start the season on time, but it didn't happen right away. Perhaps he was still adjusting to big league pitching. Either way, over his final 140 plate appearances Tucker hit .317/.386/.619 to go along with seven homers and five stolen bases. Set to enter his age-24 campaign, Tucker has the power/speed combination fantasy players dream of.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros