Who Should I Draft?

Nicholas Castellanos or Gary Sanchez (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
Experts' Pick
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
Expert
Recommendation
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
50%
Recommended by
28 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 54
Best Rank# 35# 25
Worst Rank# 88# 116
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 90# 51
Best Rank# 53# 47
Worst Rank# 100# 74
   
Projections 
   
Runs8273
Home Runs2530
RBI9082
Stolen Bases32
Batting Average.283.247
   
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# 52# 43
   
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  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats620323
   
Runs8851
   
Hits18560
   
Singles11125
   
Doubles4617
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs2318
   
RBI8953
   
Stolen Bases21
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks4946
   
Strikeouts15194
   
Batting Average.298.186
   
On Base Pct.354.291
   
Slugging Pct.500.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.697
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats592453
   
Runs8273
   
Hits168112
   
Singles9759
   
Doubles3922
   
Triples60
   
Home Runs2530
   
RBI9082
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing21
   
Walks4748
   
Strikeouts141122
   
Batting Average.283.247
   
On Base Pct.336.319
   
Slugging Pct.498.493
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.812
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Gary Sanchez
C,DH - NYY
Gary Sanchez
News 
 Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-4 in an 8-0 loss to the Indians on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Jun 17th
Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored on Saturday in the win against the White Sox.
John Aubin
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
Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer as the Yankees beat the Mets 12-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
John Aubin
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
Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 on Sunday as the Yankees beat the Indians in 10 innings by a 7-6 score.
John Aubin
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
Gary Sanchez admitted that he was dealing with some pain in his elbow after being hit by Lourdes Gurriel's bat in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays but still expects to play Wednesday, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
John Aubin
Wed, Jun 5th
 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
Gary Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run on Saturday as the Yankees beat the Red Sox by a 5-3 score.
John Aubin
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 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
How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
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
Sanchez flashed his sky-high fantasy upside in 2017, when he hit .278 with 33 HRs and 90 RBIs -- truly difference-making numbers at fantasy baseball's weakest position. But he displayed his risky floor in 2018, as he hit just .186 and played in only 89 games due to nagging groin and shoulder injuries. Sanchez is due for a good bit of positive batting average regression following last year's anemic .197 BABIP, and there is little doubt he can again top 30 home runs if he remains healthy. He is certainly a risk/reward option, but he's easily a top-two fantasy catcher heading into 2019 and could be a decent value in drafts coming off a down year.
Andrew Seifter - 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
There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros