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
64%
Recommended by
36 of 56 experts
36%
Recommended by
20 of 56 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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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
Sports Illustrated
# 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
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 39
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 46
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 33# 52
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 59# 76
   
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Athlon Sports
# 40# 44
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 54
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 50
   
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RotoBaller
# 44# 61
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 69
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 47
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 47
   
Donkey Teeth
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
   
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
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 40
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 25
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 37
   
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
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 48# 35
   
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Razzball
# 53# 22
   
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Fantrax
# 54# 46
   
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The Athletic
# 54# 36
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 54# 46
   
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Going For 2
# 56# 36
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 47
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 36
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 48
   
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 allowed one run on four hits over six innings in the Reds' 2-1 extra innings loss to the Indians on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out six in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Raisel Iglesias fell to 1-6 after allowing the winning run in the Reds' 2-1 extra innings loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
 Luis Castillo allowed (three runs) two earned on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in the Reds' 8-5 loss to the Pirates on Sunday. He walked four and struck out four in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 28th
Raisel Iglesias picked up a four-out save in the Reds' 4-3 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 10th
 Luis Castillo allowed four runs on five hits over 2.2 innings in the Reds' 11-9 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out two in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 23rd
Raisel Iglesias logged a scoreless inning of relief on Wednesday, allowing two hits while striking out two batters.
Blaine Blontz
Thu, May 30th
 Luis Castillo allowed two runs on two hits over 5.1 innings in the Reds' 4-2 win over the Cubs on Thursday. He walked one and struck out six while improving to 5-1.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 17th
Raisel Iglesias allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth for his tenth save in the Reds' 3-0 win over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 21st
 Luis Castillo fired six scoreless innings and improved to 4-1 in the Reds' 7-0 win over the Giants on Friday. He allowed two hits, five walks, and struck out 11.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 11th
Raisel Iglesias pitched 1 and 2/3 scoreless innings of scoreless ball in a tie game in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Cubs on Wednesday. He allowed two hits with no walks or strikeouts.
Elliott Baas
Wed, May 15th
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