Who Should I Draft?

Marcell Ozuna or Nicholas Castellanos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Expert
Recommendation
77%
Recommended by
43 of 56 experts
23%
Recommended by
13 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 46# 53
Best Rank# 24# 35
Worst Rank# 106# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 75# 90
Best Rank# 63# 53
Worst Rank# 95# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs7782
Home Runs2725
RBI9590
Stolen Bases23
Batting Average.286.283
   
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# 54# 65
   
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# 45# 66
   
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# 43# 50
   
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# 40# 48
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 41# 51
   
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USA Today
# 41# 56
   
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# 34# 47
   
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# 40# 55
   
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# 40# 62
   
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# 61# 53
   
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  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats582620
   
Runs6988
   
Hits163185
   
Singles122111
   
Doubles1646
   
Triples25
   
Home Runs2323
   
RBI8889
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing01
   
Walks3849
   
Strikeouts110151
   
Batting Average.280.298
   
On Base Pct.325.354
   
Slugging Pct.433.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.758.854
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats569592
   
Runs7782
   
Hits162168
   
Singles10897
   
Doubles2439
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs2725
   
RBI9590
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4647
   
Strikeouts118141
   
Batting Average.286.283
   
On Base Pct.339.336
   
Slugging Pct.479.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.818.834
   
  Marcell Ozuna
LF - STL
Marcell Ozuna
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
News 
 Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a single and an RBI in the Cardinals' 8-7 loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 16th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cardinals' 7-1 win over the Marlins Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, Jun 11th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a double in a 4-0 loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
 Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the Cardinals' 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 9th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in an 8-2 win over the Braves on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the Reds on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 6th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, May 27th
 Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 30th
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in a 5-4 loss to Miami on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 22nd
Notes 
 Ozuna's massive 2017 season seemed destined to go down as an outlier, and that's exactly what happened as he experienced a major drop-off in every offensive category last season. A shoulder injury reportedly impacted his performance last year, but the fact remains that Ozuna now has three full seasons where he has hit exactly 23 home runs with a batting average between .265 and .280 and 75-90 RBIs. That's the player we should expect in 2019, not the one that went .312-37-124 in 2017.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
There's no doubt that Castellanos is a solid fantasy option, but last season's .298 batting average looks due for quite a bit of regression, he doesn't run, and his run production numbers could also take a hit as the Tigers enter into a full-on rebuild. There are better outfielders available at his late-seventh round ADP.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 All reasonable onlookers expected regression from Ozuna's .312, 37-homer outburst in 2017, but they still wanted better than .280 and 23 long balls. Let's see if he can find some middle ground this season. Playing through a nagging shoulder injury, which he addressed with an offseason surgery, he slashed his strikeouts and maintained similar levels of exit velocity and hard hits. He once again hit too many ground balls (47.1%), but he couldn't overcome it this time. The 28-year-old doesn't even need a major bounce-back to deliver value, as he could post a monster RBI tally batting behind Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in St. Louis.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
After showing solid contact in 2016 and power in 2017, Castellanos put it all together to hit .298/.354/.500 with 23 homers. Even playing every day in a desolate Detroit lineup led him to 88 runs and 89 RBI, so he's a high-floor option entering his age-27 season. The ceiling, however, is also limited. While he continues to make more hard contact, he'll struggle to maintain such a high average with the third-highest swinging-strike rate (15.8%) of all qualified hitters. Pay for a steady hand rather than a burgeoning star with more room for growth.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Castellanos was a disappointment for so long that it may still be hanging over his stock. The fact of the matter, however, is that he has been great the past two season, hitting .285 with 49 homers and 190 RBIs. He only qualifies as an outfielder now, but should be regarded every bit as high as someone like Justin Upton or Mitch Haniger.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros