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Who Should I Draft?

Luis Castillo or Tyler Glasnow (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
Expert
Recommendation
88%
Recommended by
45 of 51 experts
12%
Recommended by
6 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 11# 15
Best Rank# 6# 9
Worst Rank# 17# 39
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 49
Best Rank# 24# 40
Worst Rank# 38# 54
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts216196
Wins1311
Saves00
ERA3.523.53
WHIP1.181.15
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL60
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 19
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 12# 19
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 8# 15
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 14# 39
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 22
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 12# 15
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 12# 26
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 10
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 12# 13
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 11# 16
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 10# 17
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 11# 15
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 8# 29
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 11# 17
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 12# 15
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 10# 14
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 11# 14
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 11# 15
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 17
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 10# 13
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 13# 17
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 8# 17
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 14# 15
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 8# 18
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 11# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 11# 17
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 14
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 10# 16
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 6# 19
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 11# 27
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 14
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 10# 15
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 8# 13
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 9# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 7# 17
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 16
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 14# 21
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 13# 18
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 8# 19
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 12# 16
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 13# 16
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 10# 15
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 28
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 8# 16
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 13# 20
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 13# 12
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 14# 11
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 14# 10
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 15# 14
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 15# 9
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2020 Stats 
   
   
Games Played1211
   
Games Started1211
   
Innings Pitched70.157.0
   
Wins45
   
Losses61
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed6243
   
Earned Runs2626
   
Home Runs Allowed511
   
Strikeouts8991
   
Walks2422
   
ERA3.344.08
   
WHIP1.231.13
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
2021 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3128
   
Games Started3128
   
Innings Pitched183.9150.1
   
Wins1311
   
Losses97
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed154118
   
Earned Runs7259
   
Home Runs Allowed2120
   
Strikeouts216196
   
Walks6355
   
ERA3.523.53
   
WHIP1.181.15
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Tyler Glasnow
SP - TB
Tyler Glasnow
News 
 Luis Castillo (8-15) earned the win Friday against the Dodgers, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and two walks. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 17th
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 4th
 Luis Castillo did not factor into the decision in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits across seven innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, according to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sat, Jul 31st
 Luis Castillo (7-15) was saddled with his league-leading 15th loss Sunday against the Tigers, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 5th
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (elbow) played light catch on Thursday.
Brad Camara
Thu, Jul 15th
 Luis Castillo (7-14) took the loss Monday against the Cardinals, allowing three runs on five hits across six innings. He walked two and struck out eight.
Connor Rooney
Mon, Aug 30th
The Rays transferred RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) to the 60-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jun 17th
 Luis Castillo (7-13) was saddled with the loss Wednesday against Milwaukee, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in 6.1 innings. He struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Aug 26th
Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a partial UCL tear as well as a flexor strain. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with no timetable for a return.
Brad Camara
Tue, Jun 15th
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
Glasnow is really a fascinating case study. He followed up an incredible 60-inning stretch in 2019 (1.78 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 33% strikeout rate) with a bit of a step back last year (4.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP). But his xFIP in 2020 (2.75) was actually lower than in 2019 (2.94), and his strikeout rate jumped to a whopping 38.2%. The real issue for Glasnow is that he's a two-pitch pitcher, and although both his fastball and curveball are outstanding, they need to be superb at all times for him to have a dominant season. And last year, they were both just a bit worse than the season prior, particularly his fastball. With enormous strikeout upside and a spot in the rotation of one of the best and most pitching-savvy teams in the Rays, Glasnow makes a fine SP2 for a fantasy team. But his injury history, and his lack of a third pitch, make him a bit riskier than others going in his range.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
  Glasnow is a classic risk-reward fantasy selection where he's being drafted. A prominent strikeout artist, he has completed six full innings in just 9-of-23 regular season starts since joining the Rays. A two-pitch pitcher, Glasnow is literally un-hittable when he's "on." However, when you have just two pitches, batters can more easily guess what's coming. This is what led to the 27-year-old giving up 11 homers in 2020. The strikeouts are nice but it feels like there's too much potential downside when considering his current ADP.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros