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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Mike Clevinger (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
51%
Recommended by
22 of 43 experts
49%
Recommended by
21 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 10
Best Rank# 4# 7
Worst Rank# 378# 37
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 33# 39
Best Rank# 29# 33
Worst Rank# 51# 56
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7875
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.473.94
WHIP1.181.23
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 9# 10
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 22# 39
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 5# 29
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 13
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 7# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 18
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 10
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 6# 11
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 20
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 6# 14
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 9# 10
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 12# 17
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 13
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 4# 14
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 6# 18
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 18
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 7# 14
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 10
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 7
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 14# 8
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 18# 8
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 9
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 12# 9
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 9
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 10
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 10
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 13# 11
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 14# 11
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 12# 11
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 18# 11
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 11
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 20# 12
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 19# 12
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 12
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 12
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 378# 12
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 13
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 20# 18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2132
   
Games Started2132
   
Innings Pitched126.0191.2
   
Wins1315
   
Losses48
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96139
   
Earned Runs3873
   
Home Runs Allowed1022
   
Strikeouts169226
   
Walks3779
   
ERA2.713.45
   
WHIP1.061.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched65.468.0
   
Wins55
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5559
   
Earned Runs2530
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7875
   
Walks2224
   
ERA3.473.94
   
WHIP1.181.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
News 
 Mike Clevinger (knee) is "doing well," per Indians' manager Terry Francona.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 16th
 
 Mike Clevinger (knee) threw a bullpen session on Monday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Mar 9th
 
 Mike Clevinger (knee) threw from 150 feet on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 
 The Indians announced Friday that Mike Clevinger (knee) is expected to return to Major League game activity in six to eight weeks.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Feb 14th
 
 Mike Clevinger is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday after he sustained a partial tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee while training this week. A timetable for his return will be established after the procedure.
Dan Harris
Fri, Feb 14th
 
Notes 
 As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy