Who Should I Draft?

Mitch Haniger or Nicholas Castellanos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Expert
Recommendation
53%
Recommended by
31 of 59 experts
47%
Recommended by
28 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 52# 53
Best Rank# 38# 35
Worst Rank# 84# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 83# 90
Best Rank# 60# 53
Worst Rank# 93# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs8782
Home Runs2525
RBI8590
Stolen Bases73
Batting Average.273.283
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 42# 65
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 66
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 49# 51
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 68# 69
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 51# 65
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 39# 86
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 59# 64
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 38# 80
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 64
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 44# 69
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 52# 55
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 49# 54
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 55# 78
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 45# 48
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 52# 56
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 49# 59
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 48
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 40# 49
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 55# 58
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 58# 63
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 84# 88
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 53# 79
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 56
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 53# 67
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 51# 53
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 54# 62
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 38# 49
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 53
   
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 65
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 47# 65
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 58
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 44# 42
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 35
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 47# 44
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 48# 47
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 50# 49
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 50# 39
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 50# 48
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 52# 41
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 52# 51
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 54# 52
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 55# 47
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 55# 46
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 57# 56
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 51
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 59# 51
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 62# 51
   
Brad Richter
DailyOverlay
# 62# 48
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 63# 50
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 64# 55
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 64# 47
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 65# 60
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 66# 45
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 67# 53
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 68# 39
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 70# 50
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 69
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 81# 48
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats596620
   
Runs9088
   
Hits170185
   
Singles102111
   
Doubles3846
   
Triples45
   
Home Runs2623
   
RBI9389
   
Stolen Bases82
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks7049
   
Strikeouts148151
   
Batting Average.285.298
   
On Base Pct.366.354
   
Slugging Pct.493.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.859.854
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats567592
   
Runs8782
   
Hits155168
   
Singles9397
   
Doubles3439
   
Triples36
   
Home Runs2525
   
RBI8590
   
Stolen Bases73
   
Caught Stealing32
   
Walks6247
   
Strikeouts140141
   
Batting Average.273.283
   
On Base Pct.344.336
   
Slugging Pct.475.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.819.834
   
  Mitch Haniger
CF,RF - SEA
Mitch Haniger
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
News 
 Mitch Haniger (back) hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the regular season yet.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored Saturday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Mitch Haniger (groin/back) no longer has a timetable for return in the wake of his latest setback.
Brad Camara
Mon, Aug 26th
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, three RBI, and a walk Friday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Mitch Haniger has been temporarily shut down from his rehab assignment due to back discomfort.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 24th
Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
 Mitch Haniger (groin) is dealing with some lower-back tightness and is day-to-day amid his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
Brad Camara
Sat, Aug 17th
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 Mitch Haniger (groin) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs in High-A Modesto's loss to Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Aug 14th
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
Notes 
 Haniger built on his impressive 2017 debut with the Mariners in 2018, producing a .285/90/26/93/8 roto line that ranked 10th among outfielders. The power and speed numbers look completely sustainable for Haniger, but his batting average could be due for a bit of regression and it may be challenging to produce 90+ runs and RBIs again in a rebuilding Mariners lineup. Haniger is unlikely to be a bust, but last season's numbers are probably closer to his ceiling than his floor.
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
 Not much changed for Haniger from 2017 to 2018 besides his walk rate (10.2%) and playing time. Over a full season, the perennial sleeper translated his skills to 26 homers and eight steals with 90 runs and 93 RBI. Although his surface stats were similar, he earned last year's success with an xwOBA boost from .329 to .366. A ransacked Mariners lineup will cost him some scoring production, but the outfielder should otherwise sustain his breakout if healthy.
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
 Although Haniger hasn't done it for as long as someone like Nelson Cruz or Justin Upton, he was better than both last year thanks to a .285 batting average on top of his 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and power. Projection models are fond of him once again this year, but there is a bit more risk than the aforementioned annual powerhouses.
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