Who Should I Draft?

Nicholas Castellanos or Michael Conforto (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
Expert
Recommendation
61%
Recommended by
34 of 56 experts
39%
Recommended by
22 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 53# 57
Best Rank# 35# 31
Worst Rank# 88# 85
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 90# 106
Best Rank# 53# 76
Worst Rank# 100# 123
   
Projections 
   
Runs8282
Home Runs2529
RBI9088
Stolen Bases33
Batting Average.283.253
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 72
   
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# 48# 58
   
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# 48# 65
   
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# 47# 79
   
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Brewer Rat
# 52# 57
   
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Fantasy Football Empire
# 47# 57
   
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CBS Sports
# 64# 75
   
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Fantasy Team Advice
# 41# 75
   
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Mr. Cheatsheet
# 51# 69
   
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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FantasyPros
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Expand The Boxscore
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RotoBaller
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FantasyPros
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# 50# 44
   
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# 51# 48
   
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# 55# 42
   
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# 56# 48
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 56# 54
   
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# 56# 42
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 58# 45
   
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Razzball
# 63# 48
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 64# 60
   
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The Athletic
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# 65# 55
   
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# 67# 31
   
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# 69# 45
   
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The Athletic
# 69# 40
   
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# 78# 58
   
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# 86# 82
   
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# 88# 58
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats620543
   
Runs8878
   
Hits185132
   
Singles11178
   
Doubles4625
   
Triples51
   
Home Runs2328
   
RBI8982
   
Stolen Bases23
   
Caught Stealing14
   
Walks4984
   
Strikeouts151159
   
Batting Average.298.243
   
On Base Pct.354.350
   
Slugging Pct.500.448
   
On-base Plus Slugging.854.797
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats592533
   
Runs8282
   
Hits168135
   
Singles9777
   
Doubles3927
   
Triples61
   
Home Runs2529
   
RBI9088
   
Stolen Bases33
   
Caught Stealing22
   
Walks4777
   
Strikeouts141151
   
Batting Average.283.253
   
On Base Pct.336.348
   
Slugging Pct.498.477
   
On-base Plus Slugging.834.825
   
  Nicholas Castellanos
RF - DET
Nicholas Castellanos
Michael Conforto
LF,CF,RF - NYM
Michael Conforto
News 
 Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 3-2 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game is currently suspended at 4-4 in the ninth inning and is scheduled to be completed on Friday.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 14th
 Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a double in a 4-0 loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's to the Colorado Rockies. The homer was his 12th of the season.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in an 8-2 win over the Braves on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Jun 1st
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Giants. The steal was his fourth of the season.
Mike Maher
Fri, Jun 7th
 Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 4-3 loss to the Mets on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, May 27th
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was his 11th of the season.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in a 5-4 loss to Miami on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, May 22nd
Mets outfielder Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs in Tuesday's win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was his 10th of the season.
Mike Maher
Wed, May 29th
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
We've seen enough of Conforto by now to know that the hype was overblown. Sure, he has had some extremely promising stretches, but over a full year of health in 2018, he wasn't as good as Randal Grichuk who is going over 100 picks later because of the difference in name value.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
With 55 home runs over the last two seasons and now entering his age-26 season, Conforto has the makings of a consistent 30-HR guy, but he is unlikely to hit much higher than .250 and doesn't provide many stolen bases. Those limitations cap his upside, at least until he's able to make more consistent contact.
Andrew Seifter - 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
Although he returned sooner than expected from shoulder surgery, perhaps Conforto needed more recovery time. He entered the All-Star break batting .216 with a .366 slugging percentage. On the strength of nine September homers, he closed the second half by hitting .273 with a .539 slugging clip. He proved capable of handling fellow lefties (.345 wOBA) and finished a seemingly lost year with 28 long balls. Now healthy and ready for Opening Day, Conforto is a strong bet for 30 homers with a higher batting average if he regains past hard-hit standards prior to injuring his shoulder. This could be the last chance to snag him at a discount.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros