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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Castellanos or Andrew Benintendi (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
Expert
Recommendation
84%
Recommended by
38 of 45 experts
16%
Recommended by
7 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 69
Best Rank# 37# 44
Worst Rank# 101# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 104
Best Rank# 75# 100
Worst Rank# 115# 126
   
Projections 
   
Runs3132
Home Runs106
RBI3128
Stolen Bases15
Batting Average.288.277
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 67
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 68
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 69
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 65# 68
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 68
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 52
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 74
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 68
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 78
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 70
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 64
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 63
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 65
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 69
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 90
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 63# 68
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 59# 72
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 76
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 54# 70
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 68
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 60# 80
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 50# 85
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 69
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 72
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 65# 81
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 56# 74
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 67
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 69
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 58
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 71
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 87
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 60# 76
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 72
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 60# 69
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 55# 72
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 87# 114
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 48# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 52# 49
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 70
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 68
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 101# 62
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 63
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats615541
   
Runs10072
   
Hits178144
   
Singles9086
   
Doubles5840
   
Triples35
   
Home Runs2713
   
RBI7368
   
Stolen Bases210
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4159
   
Strikeouts143140
   
Batting Average.289.266
   
On Base Pct.337.343
   
Slugging Pct.525.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.774
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats207208
   
Runs3132
   
Hits6057
   
Singles3335
   
Doubles1614
   
Triples12
   
Home Runs106
   
RBI3128
   
Stolen Bases15
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1624
   
Strikeouts5147
   
Batting Average.288.277
   
On Base Pct.339.351
   
Slugging Pct.514.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.799
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Andrew Benintendi
LF,CF - BOS
Andrew Benintendi
News 
 Nick Castellanos told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he doesn't want to DH for the Reds this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
Andrew Benintendi will replace Mookie Betts as Boston's leadoff hitter in 2020, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Thu, Jul 9th
 Nick Castellanos (illness) is expected to play Thursday in the Reds' Cactus League game against the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 4th
Andrew Benintendi (quadriceps) will return to the lineup as a designated hitter Tuesday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
John Aubin
Mon, Mar 2nd
 Free-agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos has agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Reds, according to a report from MLB insider Jon Heyman. It is expected to be a multi-year deal.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
Andrew Benintendi is dealing with quadriceps tightness but could return to game action Tuesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
John Aubin
Sun, Mar 1st
 The Rangers remain 'active' in pursuit of free agent Nicholas Castellanos.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
The Red Sox have signed Andrew Benintendi to a two-year, $10 million contract.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, Feb 8th
 Jon Morosi of MLB.com writes the Rangers are seen as a finalist to sign free-agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 6th
 
Notes 
 We know that lineup protection doesn't actually exist, but leaving Comerica Park for Wrigley Field finally allowed Nick Castellanos to produce like the player we had hoped to see for years. Now, in Cincinnati, Castellanos goes to an even better ballpark, where he should be among the league leaders in doubles. The Cincy outfield is crowded, but Castellanos is locked into an everyday role. Draft him with confidence this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
If you're the type of fantasy player who likes to buy low on players off a down year, then Andrew Benintendi is the type of guy that you want to target. He was, after all, going in the late third to early fourth round of drafts in 2019, and he has the pedigree of a top prospect that you want. Is he going to become the second coming of Christian Yelich? Yeah, that's unlikely, but he's still in a good lineup (even without Mookie Betts), and he'll contribute everywhere but home runs. And even then, he still isn't a zero there.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Castellanos' numbers were continually deflated batting in the middle of a bad Tigers lineup and in a home park that greatly depressed power numbers. A move to Cincinnati should be just what the doctor ordered, and allow Castellanos to continue to build on his monster finish with the Cubs last year. While he may not hit the 50 homers he was on pace for with the Cubs or total the same 1.000 OPS, his numbers should look much closer to his 2019 second half than his first.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Benintendi had a disappointing offensive season in 2019, hitting just 13 homers with 10 steals and a .266 batting average. There is upside, sure, but if he repeats that production, he is barely worth drafting, let alone all the way up in the top 100 picks where his ADP currently is.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Castellanos hit 25+ homers with a .290 BA again last season, and this year he'll get a sizeable ballpark factor upgrade so those numbers could both take another jump. No, he won't steal bases, but he is durable so you can bet the runs and RBIs will total 160+ for the fourth straight season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
There is really no reason not to buy Benintendi at his current ADP. He will get you HRs and SBs with a decent average, and a solid amount of runs and RBIs. I am quite certain 2019 will be his low point, not his norm.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy