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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Manny Machado (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
36 of 55 experts
35%
Recommended by
19 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 48
Best Rank# 26# 17
Worst Rank# 116# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 57
Best Rank# 33# 38
Worst Rank# 52# 60
   
Projections 
   
Runs31
Home Runs912
RBI36
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.275
Strikeouts7543
Wins5
Saves0
ERA3.90
WHIP1.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 48# 55
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 61
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 76
   
Site Rankings
Sports Illustrated
# 26# 55
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 27# 85
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 37# 55
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 56# 61
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 35# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 45# 54
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 44# 45
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 49
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 45# 49
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 56
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 35# 130
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 38# 46
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 34# 65
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 50# 62
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 45# 55
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 49# 85
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 48# 49
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 55# 75
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 57# 68
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 48# 58
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 52# 55
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 35# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 40
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 45# 58
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 55
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 41# 45
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 38# 47
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 29# 44
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 48# 63
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 48# 50
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 46# 52
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 41# 57
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 41# 54
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 45# 20
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 41
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 47# 45
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 48# 24
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 50# 33
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 51# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 55# 43
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 60# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 61# 40
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 62# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 65# 57
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 66# 49
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 69# 52
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 72# 52
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 80# 44
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 84# 32
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 114# 36
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 116# 71
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 17
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2019 Stats 
   
   
Runs81
   
Home Runs2232
   
RBI85
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.256
   
Strikeouts226128
   
Wins15
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.45
   
WHIP1.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
2020 Projections 
   
   
Runs31
   
Home Runs912
   
RBI36
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.275
   
Strikeouts7543
   
Wins5
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.90
   
WHIP1.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Manny Machado
3B,SS - SD
Manny Machado
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
Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Padres 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Jon Mathisen
Thu, Oct 8th
 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
Manny Machado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Padres 11-9 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.
Jon Mathisen
Fri, Oct 2nd
 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
Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Sep 19th
 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
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Padres' 7-5 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Sep 17th
 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
Manny Machado belted his 13th homer of the summer in the Padres' 6-1 win over the Giants on Thursday evening.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 11th
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
30 home runs (in a 162 season adjusted for the 60 game sprint) is a LOCK for a guy that gets no respect AND qualifies at SS. I don't know what he has to do to get his respects but he has mine. I just wish he stole 20 bases so I could put him in the Top 10.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
 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
You can't bank on the steals from Manny Machado anymore, and it's too hard to consider him an elite fantasy player after his well-known struggles out of Camden Yards. But you aren't paying for elite production here - you're paying for a bounce-back candidate who can give you first- to second-round production. The pressure is on the Padres' front office to win, so Machado is going to be surrounded by an even better offense in his second year in San Diego. Machado's 2019 was split into three good months and three really bad months. Bet on the talent in these situations ... at least for one more year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Struggled down the stretch but looked like one of the best pitchers in baseball to begin the year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
One of my favorite picks at ADP this season (also one of my highest owned players). Has played the most games of all players over the last five years so there is zero injury concern. He is a lock for 30+ HRs, his average should revert back to near his career avg (.279), and should be able to let loose a bit more after pressing a bit his first season in SD. Sign me up.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Willing to invest on a premium talent at a much lower cost than a season ago. Worth noting he hasn't been the same hitter outside of Camden Yards, however
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros