Who Should I Draft?

Nicholas Castellanos or Joey Gallo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
39 of 59 experts
34%
Recommended by
20 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 58
Best Rank# 35# 30
Worst Rank# 88# 130
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 90# 99
Best Rank# 53# 88
Worst Rank# 100# 110
   
Projections 
   
Runs8287
Home Runs2541
RBI9095
Stolen Bases35
Batting Average.283.219
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
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Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 65# 91
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 50# 66
   
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FullTime Fantasy
# 48# 56
   
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DailyOverlay
# 48# 58
   
Michael Beller
The Athletic
# 51# 79
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 51# 55
   
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USA Today
# 56# 63
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 47# 107
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 56
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 65# 76
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 44
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 55# 63
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 54# 78
   
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# 48# 49
   
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BretskyBall
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The Athletic
# 39# 42
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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Fake Teams
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The Fake Baseball
# 56# 67
   
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# 39# 100
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 53# 60
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 59# 78
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 48# 66
   
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FanGraphs
# 58# 60
   
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Fantasy Six Pack
# 47# 62
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 44# 59
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 63# 70
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 50# 67
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 53# 57
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 67
   
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Hail to Fantasy Football
# 42# 53
   
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Fantrax
# 49# 52
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 53# 77
   
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BRoto Fantasy
# 65# 130
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 65# 96
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 35# 58
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 45# 55
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 63
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 49# 38
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 51# 44
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 51# 49
   
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Brewer Rat
# 52# 44
   
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Razzball
# 55# 44
   
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Freeze Stats
# 56# 51
   
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# 60# 30
   
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SportsLine
# 62# 49
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 41
   
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CBS Sports
# 64# 51
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 55
   
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Razzball
# 67# 43
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 69# 51
   
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The Athletic
# 69# 55
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 69# 43
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 78# 75
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 79# 70
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 80# 43
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 86# 32
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 88# 38
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats620500
   
Runs8882
   
Hits185103
   
Singles11138
   
Doubles4624
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2340
   
RBI8992
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4974
   
Strikeouts151207
   
Batting Average.298.206
   
On Base Pct.354.312
   
Slugging Pct.500.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.810
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats592498
   
Runs8287
   
Hits168109
   
Singles9743
   
Doubles3923
   
Triples63
   
Home Runs2541
   
RBI9095
   
Stolen Bases35
   
Caught Stealing23
   
Walks4776
   
Strikeouts141201
   
Batting Average.283.219
   
On Base Pct.336.322
   
Slugging Pct.498.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.845
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Joey Gallo
1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Joey Gallo
News 
 Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored Saturday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Joey Gallo (wrist) is expected to come off the injured list September 20th.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 12th
 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
Joey Gallo will have to undergo surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his wrist.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Jul 25th
 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
Joey Gallo (wrist) will likely require a stint on the injured list, and the Rangers are concerned that he may have a broken hamate bone.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
 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
Joey Gallo (wrist) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
 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
Joey Gallo exited Tuesday’s game with right wrist soreness. He will go undergo an MRI and is not expected to play Wednesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Jul 24th
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
Gallo has reached 40 HRs in each of his two full Major League seasons, and will enter 2019 as one of the best pure power hitters in the game. Unfortunately, that power comes attached to a .203 career batting average, meaning that fantasy owners who draft Gallo in standard 5x5 formats will need to either punt batting average or make a concerted effort to offset the damage he'll do there. Whether you draft Gallo or not is largely a matter of roster construction, but expect him to finish right around the top-100 players in terms of overall fantasy value. He does walk quite a bit, giving him a major boost in OBP formats.
Andrew Seifter - 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
You may not love the idea of destroying your team's batting average with his .210 line, but you'll be hard-pressed to find 40 homers, and perhaps even 50 from anyone 50 picks early, let alone around the 9th round of drafts. If you combine him with Daniel Murphy in the 5th, you've got two players who combine for a .260 average with 65-70 homers. When you look at it that way, Gallo's value jumps off the page.
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
Barring a ton of good fortune, drafters should no longer draft Gallo hoping for a spike to even a .230 batting average. With MLB's worst contact rate last season (61.7%), it's no guarantee the career .203 hitter clears the Mendoza Line. He also, however, joined J.D. Martinez and Khris Davis as the only sluggers to belt 40 homers in each of the last two years. It will take a precise roster to tolerate the average liability in applicable leagues, but he's a much better investment in OBP, OPS and/or points leagues.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros