Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Raisel Iglesias (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
36 of 59 experts
39%
Recommended by
23 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 45
Best Rank# 22# 22
Worst Rank# 78# 76
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 128# 125
Best Rank# 114# 92
Worst Rank# 846# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16980
Wins113
Saves031
ERA3.863.29
WHIP1.221.18
   
Misc 
   
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Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 38# 50
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 59
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 40
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 45
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 22# 26
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 60
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 71
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 65
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 44# 48
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 47
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 30# 44
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 42# 49
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 38# 41
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 41# 73
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 47
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 47
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 45
   
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BretskyBall
# 34# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 46
   
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The Athletic
# 33# 52
   
Andrea LaMont
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# 59# 76
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 50
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 69
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 47
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 47
   
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Razzball
# 39# 51
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 43
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 25# 49
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 41# 43
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 37# 46
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 41# 42
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 28# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 67
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 44
   
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Sporfolio
# 35# 33
   
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Pitcher List
# 39# 38
   
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Razzball
# 40# 31
   
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RotoBaller
# 41# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 37
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 43# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 33
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 44
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 42
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 45
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 47# 40
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 48# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 22
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 46
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 36
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 46
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 56# 36
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 48
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 75# 37
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 33
   
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3166
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched170.272.0
   
Wins102
   
Losses125
   
Saves030
   
Blown Saves04
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed15852
   
Earned Runs8119
   
Home Runs Allowed2812
   
Strikeouts16580
   
Walks4925
   
ERA4.302.38
   
WHIP1.221.07
   
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3064
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched169.970.3
   
Wins113
   
Losses103
   
Saves031
   
Blown Saves03
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed15658
   
Earned Runs7326
   
Home Runs Allowed249
   
Strikeouts16980
   
Walks5225
   
ERA3.863.29
   
WHIP1.221.18
   
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Raisel Iglesias
RP - CIN
Raisel Iglesias
News 
 Luis Castillo (15-7) was saddled with the loss Friday against the Mets, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks over seven innings. He struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 21st
Raisel Iglesias struck out the side in order Saturday against the Mets, earning his 34th save of the season.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 22nd
 Luis Castillo (15-6) earned the win Friday against the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks across five innings. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Raisel Iglesias allowed a hit and struck out two in a scoreless 10th inning to record his 33rd save of the season Wednesday against the Cubs.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 19th
 Luis Castillo (14-6) took the loss Saturday against the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks across 7.2 innings. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 8th
Raisel Iglesias picked up his 32nd save Tuesday against the Cubs, striking out two in a clean ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 18th
 Luis Castillo (14-5) earned the win Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. He struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 2nd
Raisel Iglesias pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out two to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Sep 16th
 Luis Castillo (13-5) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out 11 to earn the win Tuesday against the Marlins.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Aug 28th
Raisel Iglesias earned the save against the Diamondbacks Friday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Notes 
 Castillo quickly became a darling of the analytics community last season but failed to meet the expectations of those who reached for him in fantasy. He is still plenty young and talented, however, so don't give up on him less the breakout comes a year later than everyone planned for.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
New Reds manager David Bell has indicated that Iglesias is "going to pitch in the most important spots in the game," whether it is the ninth inning or earlier. Bell added that "[a] lot of times it's going to be in that closing role." In actuality, that may not be much of a change from past seasons for Iglesias, who has entered in the eighth inning in 43 of his 129 appearances (33 percent) over the last two seasons. He didn't amass more than 30 saves either year, but still finished as a top-12 reliever in standard 5
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Castillo was a trendy breakout pick last season, but instead his strikeout rate fell and he was victimized by the home run ball. However, just as many fantasy managers' attention turned to football, Castillo dominated his way through September, delivering a 1.09 ERA and 0.85 WHIP over the season's final month. In other words, there is plenty of post-hype sleeper appeal here as long as his draft price remains reasonable.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Reds manager David Bell said he wants to use Iglesias when a high-leverage situation arises rather than limiting his best reliever to the ninth. He could serve a role reminiscent to Josh Hader, which makes the southpaw unlikely to record another 30 saves. Yet he can still contribute if scattering some saves and wins with a high strikeout tally and low ERA over 70-75 frames. Move him down the rankings in standard-scoring leagues, but don't dismiss him entirely.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 One of last spring's top breakout candidates, Castillo posted an underwhelming 4.30 ERA. This year's version of Castillo is … still Castillo. While he started strong, the hard-throwing righty belatedly met the hype with a 2.44 ERA, 69 strikeouts, and 14 walks in 66.1 second-half frames. A 13.5% swinging-strike rate points to elite strikeout potential, so there's still an ace looming if he can curtail last year's home-run woes. While this could be a case of doubling down on the same mistake, Castillo is once a desirable high-upside SP3 target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Iglesias has been one of the better closers over the past two seasons with 58 saves and 172 Ks, but the Reds have been suggesting that he might not be the every day closer this year. The Ks and ratios would still be good enough to own even if he didn't get any saves, but this undoubtedly causes a hit in his overall fantasy value.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros