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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Castellanos or Jeff McNeil (2021)


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
88%
Recommended by
45 of 51 experts
12%
Recommended by
6 of 51 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 45# 63
Best Rank# 21# 38
Worst Rank# 64# 101
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 74# 99
Best Rank# 58# 73
Worst Rank# 86# 105
   
Projections 
   
Runs9281
Home Runs3018
RBI8673
Stolen Bases26
Batting Average.269.296
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 31# 70
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 56# 63
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 31# 74
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 39# 84
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 46# 70
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 95
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 52# 100
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 37# 60
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 46# 54
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 43# 62
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 46# 61
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 51# 64
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 58# 60
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 44# 68
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 39# 54
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 51# 66
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 44# 54
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 56# 64
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 42# 95
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 48# 57
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 45# 84
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 54# 64
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 49# 68
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 38# 59
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 67
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 48# 62
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 30# 86
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 60# 63
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 58# 67
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 68
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 49# 63
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 37# 53
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 26# 66
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 74
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 47# 72
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 48# 63
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 30# 72
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 39# 69
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 64# 71
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 41# 64
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 45# 63
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 21# 52
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 40# 64
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 48# 65
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 30# 101
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 42# 38
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 50# 39
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 52# 42
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 60# 45
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 61# 46
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 61# 47
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2020 Stats 
   
   
At Bats218183
   
Runs3719
   
Hits4957
   
Singles2239
   
Doubles1114
   
Triples20
   
Home Runs144
   
RBI3423
   
Stolen Bases00
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks1920
   
Strikeouts6924
   
Batting Average.225.312
   
On Base Pct.298.383
   
Slugging Pct.486.454
   
On-base Plus Slugging.784.836
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Jeff McNeil
2B,3B,LF,RF - NYM
Jeff McNeil
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats585556
   
Runs9281
   
Hits156163
   
Singles82106
   
Doubles4135
   
Triples43
   
Home Runs3018
   
RBI8673
   
Stolen Bases26
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4746
   
Strikeouts15882
   
Batting Average.269.296
   
On Base Pct.324.350
   
Slugging Pct.503.465
   
On-base Plus Slugging.827.815
   
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 went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk, and three runs scored Friday against Colorado.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 12th
The Mets are expected to activate second baseman Jeff McNeil from the injured list ahead of Monday's game against the Braves.
Andersen Pickard
Sat, Jun 19th
 Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI, two runs scored, and a walk Wednesday against the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Jun 10th
Jeff McNeil (hamstring) is a week or two away from a rehab assignment, per Mets manager Luis Rojas.
Brad Camara
Fri, Jun 4th
 Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a walk, two doubled, and a run scored in Friday's win over St. Louis.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Jun 5th
Mets manager Luis Rojas said Monday it will be a "week to week" approach with Jeff McNeil.
Ari Koslow
Mon, May 17th
 Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Monday's win over the Phillies.
Connor Rooney
Mon, May 31st
The Mets will reportedly be placing Jeff McNeil on the injured list with a hamstring strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, May 17th
 Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, a walk, and three RBI in Sunday's loss to Milwaukee.
Connor Rooney
Sun, May 23rd
Jeff McNeil was removed from Sunday's game against the Rays with hamstring tightness.
Dan Harris
Sun, May 16th
Notes 
 Castellanos hit for plenty of power last season with the Reds, but it was far from the full breakout season many expected. His strikeout rate jumped to 28.5%, his batting average cratered to a career-low .225, and his wOBA was his worst mark since 2015. But Castellanos was also the victim of some pretty terrible luck, given that he had an expected batting average of .273 and a strong 46.7% hard-hit rate. With a full year in Great American Ballpark, Castellanos should fully live up to the hype he had coming into the 2020 season if he can just have even normal luck. Draft him with confidence as a likely strong four-category contributor.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
Much of McNeil's 2020 season looked similar to his year in 2019. He hit over .300, rarely struck out, and got on base plenty. But the power gains that we saw in 2019 vanished, as he hit just four home runs over 52 games. His barrel rate (2.5%) and hard-hit percentage (26.5%) were some of the worst in the league, and he didn't even offer the token stolen base that he had chipped in during previous seasons. This is a scenario where McNeil's value to any particular fantasy manager will depend on the weight he or she gives to the shortened 2020 season. Given that McNeil never hit the ball particularly hard anyway, though, a good bet is to assume he at least returns to the high teens in home runs, slightly below his 2019 pace. With his strong average and multi-position eligibility, that makes McNeil an asset in the middle rounds.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Castellanos posted a career-high ISO in 2020, but it hardly mattered due to a career-worst .257 BABIP. His previous career-low was .294 back in 2013. That number was above .300 in every other season of his career. We saw a glimpse of what he looked like when everything was clicking, and Castellanos appeared to be one of the best hitters in baseball early on in 2020. The expected stats still look great, which makes him someone to invest in come draft day.
Brendan Tuma - FantasyPros