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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Patrick Corbin (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
Expert
Recommendation
71%
Recommended by
37 of 52 experts
29%
Recommended by
15 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 13# 14
Best Rank# 7# 7
Worst Rank# 41# 50
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 38# 35
Best Rank# 33# 29
Worst Rank# 52# 53
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7579
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.903.83
WHIP1.241.26
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 11# 20
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 7# 44
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 10# 18
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 9# 11
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 41# 50
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 11# 14
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 12# 13
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 9# 14
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 12
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 14# 20
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 10# 21
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 13
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 10# 13
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 18# 32
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 14# 15
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 15# 20
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 12# 13
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 10# 11
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 11# 13
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 12# 13
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 18# 22
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 12# 30
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 11# 14
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 8# 13
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 13# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 16# 20
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 14# 16
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 13# 19
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 12# 23
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 14# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 7# 12
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 13# 26
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 14# 15
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 13# 15
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 11
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 11# 13
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 8# 7
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 10# 9
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 11# 8
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 13# 10
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 12
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 14# 9
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 14# 11
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 12
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 16# 12
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 16# 15
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 17# 15
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 18# 14
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 19# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 16
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 37# 19
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3233
   
Games Started3233
   
Innings Pitched191.2202.1
   
Wins1514
   
Losses87
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed139169
   
Earned Runs7373
   
Home Runs Allowed2224
   
Strikeouts226238
   
Walks7970
   
ERA3.453.25
   
WHIP1.141.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1212
   
Games Started1212
   
Innings Pitched67.871.1
   
Wins55
   
Losses43
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5966
   
Earned Runs2930
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7579
   
Walks2523
   
ERA3.903.83
   
WHIP1.241.26
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Patrick Corbin
SP - WSH
Patrick Corbin
News 
 Luis Castillo (0-1) surrendered five runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Tigers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 1st
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed one earned run on two hits and no walks while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jul 27th
 Luis Castillo will start Friday's game against the Tigers after the contest versus the Cubs was postponed due to inclement weather.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jul 31st
Patrick Corbin threw 43 pitches in an intrasquad game on Saturday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sun, Jul 12th
 Luis Castillo allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out 11 in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Sun, Jul 26th
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin allowed three earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out five or three innings in Thursday's Spring Training outing against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mike Maher
Thu, Mar 5th
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
Strikeouts: they're addictive and why Corbin is higher on my list than maybe he deserves. His potential to get them. Nice schedule and park effects in the 60 game sprint structure of this season. Orioles, Mets, Marlins, Rays.
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
Why is Patrick Corbin being underrated? Sure, his 2018 season raised eyebrows in a contract year, but he backed it up in 2019, which typically silences the critics. Instead, you're getting a safe - albeit with limited No. 1 upside potential - ace in the fifth round. Take it the value and run. Corbin allows you to either load up with hitters early on and have him as your fallback option, or he allows you to have two aces to give you a leg-up on your competition.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Struggled down the stretch but looked like one of the best pitchers in baseball to begin the year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
Corbin largely followed up on his breakout 2018 season with the Nationals last year, again reaching the 200-inning plateau and pitching to a low-3.00 ERA. He continued to lean heavily on his outstanding slider, against which batters hit just .158. His walk rate and strikeout rate rose and fell just a tad from his peak, a trend that fantasy owners can expect to continue. But Corbin's baseline is excellent and even with further slow decline in skills, he should be an outstanding starter for a fantasy rotation.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  About as consistent as you can get. Tremendous option if you decide to go hitter-hitter or even hitter-hitter-hitter to start.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
  Has put up back-to-back seasons with 200 IP, 230+ strikeouts, and an ERA in the low 3s
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros