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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Castellanos or Michael Conforto (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
78%
Recommended by
35 of 45 experts
22%
Recommended by
10 of 45 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 62# 71
Best Rank# 37# 36
Worst Rank# 101# 129
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 87# 108
Best Rank# 75# 95
Worst Rank# 115# 139
   
Projections 
   
Runs3230
Home Runs1011
RBI3132
Stolen Bases12
Batting Average.289.260
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 55# 74
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 48# 98
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 64# 82
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 58# 68
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 101# 123
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 65# 70
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 64# 70
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 91
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 67# 69
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 62# 70
   
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 61# 74
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 57# 70
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 59# 65
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 47# 59
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 52# 116
   
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 63# 69
   
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 59# 71
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 58# 74
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 54# 75
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 53# 77
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 60# 79
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 50# 76
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 65# 71
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 80
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 52# 66
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 65# 129
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 56# 73
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 65# 69
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 37# 63
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 72# 79
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 60# 82
   
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 67# 77
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 60# 76
   
Chris Mitchell
FantasyData
# 55# 77
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 87# 91
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 53# 36
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 57# 45
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 57# 38
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 58# 55
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 61# 50
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 65
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 73# 65
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 75# 69
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 79# 78
   
George Kurtz
FantasyData
# 59
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2019 Stats 
   
   
At Bats615549
   
Runs10090
   
Hits178140
   
Singles9077
   
Doubles5829
   
Triples31
   
Home Runs2733
   
RBI7392
   
Stolen Bases27
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4184
   
Strikeouts143149
   
Batting Average.289.255
   
On Base Pct.337.361
   
Slugging Pct.525.492
   
On-base Plus Slugging.863.853
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2020 Projections 
   
   
At Bats207183
   
Runs3230
   
Hits6048
   
Singles3226
   
Doubles1610
   
Triples10
   
Home Runs1011
   
RBI3132
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks1628
   
Strikeouts5152
   
Batting Average.289.260
   
On Base Pct.340.358
   
Slugging Pct.517.491
   
On-base Plus Slugging.858.849
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nick Castellanos
LF,RF - CIN
Nick Castellanos
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
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
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen says Michael Conforto (oblique) will entering spring training 2.0 without any lmitations.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jun 29th
 Nick Castellanos (illness) is expected to play Thursday in the Reds' Cactus League game against the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 4th
Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that Michael Conforto (oblique) has been taking regular batting practice.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 27th
 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
Michael Conforto strained his right oblique on Saturday after catching a fly ball. When asked about Conforto's status, Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said "We'll see how he responds in the coming days, and then as we evaluate his game readiness next week," Van Wagenen said. "I'm sure we'll have more information at that point in time."
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 11th
 The Rangers remain 'active' in pursuit of free agent Nicholas Castellanos.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
Michael Conforto's MRI revealed a right oblique strain, according to Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
Dan Harris
Tue, Mar 10th
 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
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto is headed to New York to meet with the team's medical director after injuring his side while making a catch in the outfield. He received an MRI in Florida but needs to be evaluated further, according to a report from Mets beat writer Tim Healey.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Mar 9th
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
Can Conforto hit lefties? That's going to continue to be the issue that lowers him in overall rankings each year, if not.
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
It is clear at this point that Conforto won't be a source of useful batting average or steals, but he crushes in the other three categories, hitting 33 homers with 90+ RBIs and runs scored last season. That is a quality stat-line around round nine.
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