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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Castellanos or Jeff McNeil (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
Expert
Recommendation
68%
Recommended by
30 of 44 experts
32%
Recommended by
14 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 67
Best Rank# 37# 51
Worst Rank# 101# 114
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 86
Best Rank# 75# 78
Worst Rank# 115# 106
   
Projections 
   
Runs3029
Home Runs107
RBI2925
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.289.301
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 114
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 68
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 48# 56
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 81
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 81
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 65# 72
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 67
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 51# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 64
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 76
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 63
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 62
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 89
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 77
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 63# 74
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 81
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 54# 68
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 64
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 60# 64
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 50# 55
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 58
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 54# 63
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 56# 59
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 65
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 65
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 60
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 77
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 60# 70
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 55# 82
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 56
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 52
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 51
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 59# 57
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 60# 55
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 65# 55
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 64
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 62
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 57
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 62
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 62
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 87# 59
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 101# 55
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats615510
   
Runs10083
   
Hits178163
   
Singles90101
   
Doubles5838
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2723
   
RBI7375
   
Stolen Bases25
   
Caught Stealing26
   
Walks4135
   
Strikeouts14375
   
Batting Average.289.320
   
On Base Pct.337.386
   
Slugging Pct.525.533
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.920
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats206195
   
Runs3029
   
Hits6059
   
Singles3338
   
Doubles1613
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs107
   
RBI2925
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1614
   
Strikeouts5129
   
Batting Average.289.301
   
On Base Pct.341.348
   
Slugging Pct.517.483
   
On-base Plus Slugging.858.831
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
News 
 Nick Castellanos (illness) is expected to play Thursday in the Reds' Cactus League game against the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 4th
Mets leadoff man Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 in Wednesday's win versus the Cardinals, along with an RBI and scoring a pair of runs.
Jarod Rupp
Thu, Mar 12th
 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
Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil went 2-or-3 with two doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
 The Rangers remain 'active' in pursuit of free agent Nicholas Castellanos.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 on Tuesday versus Miami.
Jarod Rupp
Wed, Mar 4th
 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
Jeff McNeil feels like a late breakout player, but he just turned 28 years old. But one thing we know we need to judge players on is the entirety of their work, not just their most recent performance. With McNeil, if you look at his minor league numbers, you have to wonder if the power he showcased (23 home runs) - in a season where everyone else was hitting home runs - is for real. If it's not, he's a replaceable player, even at his premium position.
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
There were many skeptics after McNeil's strong rookie performance but it now clear that he is a hitter through and through. He'll again compete for the batting crown and seems likely to his 20+ homers once agin for the Mets this season.
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
Will boost your average, will be a solid contributor elsewhere, and has position flexibility. Very solid pick at ADP.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy