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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Marcell Ozuna (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
35 of 55 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 55 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 35
Best Rank# 18# 18
Worst Rank# 58# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 42
Best Rank# 24# 29
Worst Rank# 38# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs89
Home Runs2134
RBI110
Stolen Bases5
Batting Avg.285
Strikeouts216137
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 27
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 36
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 36
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 56
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 40
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 44
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 39
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 32# 41
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 41
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 33
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 41
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 41
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 36
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 36
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 21# 38
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 37
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 33
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 43
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 33
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 26
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 36
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 20# 42
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 38
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 47
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 30
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 36
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 20
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 24# 35
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 28
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 62
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 24
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 33
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 34
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 27
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 27
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 34
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 29
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 42# 35
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 27
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 19
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 35
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 33
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 39
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 32
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 50# 24
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 27
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 18
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 58# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs38
   
Home Runs518
   
RBI56
   
Stolen Bases0
   
Batting Avg.333
   
Strikeouts8960
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.34
   
WHIP1.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs89
   
Home Runs2134
   
RBI110
   
Stolen Bases5
   
Batting Avg.285
   
Strikeouts216137
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Marcell Ozuna
LF,DH - ATL
Marcell Ozuna
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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and run scored in Friday's game against the Nationals.
Steve Painter
Thu, May 6th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a single in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
Steve Painter
Wed, May 5th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI single and a double in Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
Steve Painter
Fri, Apr 30th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Cubs on Thursday.
Steve Painter
Thu, Apr 29th
 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
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 28th
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
Ozuna nearly won the National League triple crown last season. After back-to-back years of under performing his peripherals, Ozuna finally erupted with a monster fantasy campaign. He's now back with the Braves and projects as one of the safest power bats in the early rounds of 2021 drafts.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros
  Ozuna had a career year with the Braves last year, slashing .338/.431/.636, a career best in each category. His 18 home runs and 56 RBI led the National League, while his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all among the best in baseball. Given that he had shoulder surgery before the 2018 season, it's fair to assume that he needed two full years to recover. And although perhaps we can't expect him to again lead the league in power categories, you should expect roughly a 35-homer, 100-RBI season with a plus batting average. That makes him capable of being your first outfielder in mixed leagues and an asset to any fantasy team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros