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Who Should I Draft?

Mike Clevinger or Luis Castillo (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
39 of 52 experts
25%
Recommended by
13 of 52 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 9# 13
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 33# 41
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 29# 38
Best Rank# 27# 33
Worst Rank# 48# 52
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts7775
Wins55
Saves00
ERA3.523.90
WHIP1.181.24
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 8# 11
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 10# 14
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 20# 37
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 11# 41
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 7# 25
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 7# 11
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 10# 12
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 5# 13
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 6# 36
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 9# 11
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 14
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 8# 10
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 9# 11
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 13# 18
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 3# 14
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 8# 15
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 8# 10
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 14
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 7# 11
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 4# 12
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 8# 18
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 9# 15
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 5# 16
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 7# 11
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 7# 17
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 5# 8
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 13
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 6# 16
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 6# 14
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 10# 13
   
M. Starks Powell
New Life Fantasy
# 9# 12
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 14
   
Brendan Tuma
BettingPros
# 6# 16
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 8# 13
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 5# 19
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 13# 18
   
George Kurtz
SportsGrid
# 7# 14
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 9# 10
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 6# 11
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 7
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 11# 10
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 11# 10
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 12# 10
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 12# 9
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 14# 9
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 15# 12
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 17# 8
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 19# 7
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 22# 12
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 23# 13
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 26# 13
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 33# 11
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2132
   
Games Started2132
   
Innings Pitched126.0191.2
   
Wins1315
   
Losses48
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed96139
   
Earned Runs3873
   
Home Runs Allowed1022
   
Strikeouts169226
   
Walks3779
   
ERA2.713.45
   
WHIP1.061.14
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
2020 Projections 
   
   
Games Played1112
   
Games Started1112
   
Innings Pitched64.867.8
   
Wins55
   
Losses34
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed5459
   
Earned Runs2529
   
Home Runs Allowed99
   
Strikeouts7775
   
Walks2225
   
ERA3.523.90
   
WHIP1.181.24
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Mike Clevinger
SP - CLE
Mike Clevinger
Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
News 
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger struggled in a 4-1 loss to the Twins on Friday. Clevinger allowed four runs over four innings of work while striking out five and walking five.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 1st
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
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger allowed just two runs over seven innings in a 3-2 loss to the Royals on Saturday. Clevinger struck out six in the outing.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jul 25th
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
 Cleveland Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger allowed three runs over five innings while striking out five in an 11-7 win over the Pirates on Monday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Jul 21st
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
 Indians pitching coach Carl Willis says Mike Clevinger (knee) has been able to field his position during summer camp.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jul 6th
 
 Mike Clevinger (knee) is "doing well," per Indians' manager Terry Francona.
Brad Camara
Thu, Apr 16th
 
Notes 
 As Frank Stampfl pointed out on Twitter, in 16 starts from July 2 to September 24, Clevinger put up the following numbers: a 1.76 ERA, 2.98 xFIP, 1.02 WHIP, 11.82 K/9, 2.21 BB/9, 15.4% SwStr, 66.9% F-strike, and 32.2% O-swing. That's an ace, and that's what Clevinger was being drafted as ... until he got hurt ... again. It's up to you as a fantasy manager to decide if the high ceiling is worth the low floor (hurt) or not.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
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
 Clevinger sustained a partial medial meniscus tear in his left knee on February 14th and underwent surgery. Although his 6-8 week timetable made it highly unlikely that he'd be back for Opening Day, the postponement of the season means that Clevinger should be ready to go when the bell rings. That should make him a top-12 pitcher at worst.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
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
 One of my favorite pitchers in the league, but beginning the season hurt is never a good thing as you never know if and when he will be back healthy. Risky pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy
Struggled down the stretch but looked like one of the best pitchers in baseball to begin the year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros
 Injury concerns but has potential to be overall SP1 this year
Brendan Tuma - BettingPros