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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Castellanos or Michael Brantley (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
29 of 45 experts
36%
Recommended by
16 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 68
Best Rank# 37# 39
Worst Rank# 101# 110
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 110
Best Rank# 75# 95
Worst Rank# 115# 140
   
Projections 
   
Runs3129
Home Runs107
RBI3130
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.288.298
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 81
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 48# 76
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 65
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 62
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 110
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 65
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 64
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 67
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 56# 66
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 54
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 101
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 59# 62
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 67
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 54# 71
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 79
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 60# 70
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 74
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 50# 60
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 83
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 65# 67
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 56# 80
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 66
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 46# 67
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 68
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 62# 69
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 85
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 60# 63
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 55# 68
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 87# 97
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 52# 46
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 55
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 55
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 60# 51
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 62# 60
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 63# 62
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 63
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 60
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 59
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 65# 62
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 62
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 63
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 64
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 70
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 101# 61
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats615575
   
Runs10088
   
Hits178179
   
Singles90115
   
Doubles5840
   
Triples32
   
Home Runs2722
   
RBI7390
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4151
   
Strikeouts14366
   
Batting Average.289.311
   
On Base Pct.337.372
   
Slugging Pct.525.503
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.875
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats207198
   
Runs3129
   
Hits6059
   
Singles3339
   
Doubles1612
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs107
   
RBI3130
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1617
   
Strikeouts5125
   
Batting Average.288.298
   
On Base Pct.339.354
   
Slugging Pct.514.470
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.825
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Michael Brantley
LF,RF,DH - HOU
Michael Brantley
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
Michael Brantley went 1-for-2 with a walk in the Astros' 6-3 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Mar 3rd
 Nick Castellanos (illness) is expected to play Thursday in the Reds' Cactus League game against the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 4th
 
 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
 
 The Rangers remain 'active' in pursuit of free agent Nicholas Castellanos.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
 
 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
It's refershing to see Michael Brantley go inside the top 100 in ADP here, as he's shown that he can be healthy over the past two years. With pitchers getting pushed up in the early rounds, there are good hitters who you can take at an enormous value, and they don't get more valuable than Brantley, who will help you in four of the five categories. However, it shouldn't surprise you if he gave you double-digit steals, either. He's an OF2 that can be had for the price of an OF3 or OF4.
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
Brantley had injury troubles for a while but has now played virtually every day for two straight years. In that time, he has returned to the steal .310 hitter with 20 homers. Although the steals are long gone, that profile still works great with a tenth-round pick.
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