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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
63%
Recommended by
35 of 56 experts
38%
Recommended by
21 of 56 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
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 33# 36
   
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 did not factor into the decision Friday against the Pirates, allowing one run on six hits in 5.1 innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Oct 1st
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker finished 2-for-4 with a single and two-run homer against the Athletics on Sunday. He also struck out once in the effort. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 7-6.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Luis Castillo will make his next scheduled start Friday the Cincinnati Reds announced.
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 27th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Athletics on Saturday. He also struck out once in the process. Houston ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 10-4.
Andersen Pickard
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Luis Castillo (8-16) took the loss Thursday against the Nationals, allowing two runs on three hits across six innings. He walked three and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 23rd
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-3 with a single against the Rays on Wednesday evening. Houston ultimately fell to Tampa Bay by a score of 7-0.
Andersen Pickard
Thu, Sep 30th
 Luis Castillo (8-15) earned the win Friday against the Dodgers, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and two walks. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 17th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Athletics on Saturday evening. He also struck out twice in the effort. Houston ultimately fell to Oakland by a score of 2-1.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Sep 25th
 Luis Castillo did not factor into the decision in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits across seven innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker went 0-for-1 against the Angels on Thursday. However, he did draw three walks, steal second base, and score along the way. Houston ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Fri, Sep 24th
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