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Who Should I Draft?

Nick Castellanos or Shohei Ohtani (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Nick Castellanos
RF - PHI
Nick Castellanos
Expert
Recommendation
80%
Recommended by
35 of 44 experts
20%
Recommended by
9 of 44 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 28# 40
Best Rank# 4# 19
Worst Rank# 92# 87
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 8# 47
Best Rank# 1# 44
Worst Rank# 76# 57
   
Projections 
   
Runs93
Home Runs1832
RBI96
Stolen Bases3
Batting Avg.282
Strikeouts143141
Wins8
Saves0
ERA4.05
WHIP1.25
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 42# 43
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 14# 41
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 17# 50
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 10# 47
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 19# 65
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 7# 40
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 9# 31
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 4# 38
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 7# 48
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 15# 40
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 13# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 9# 54
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 14# 34
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 15# 43
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 18# 40
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 5# 58
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 5# 28
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 26# 40
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 19# 44
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 5# 46
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 25# 87
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 9# 50
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 13# 47
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 8# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 5# 22
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 11# 46
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 9# 43
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 5# 56
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 7# 39
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 9# 32
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 7# 42
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 20# 47
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 11# 39
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 4# 52
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 8# 44
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 92# 19
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 69# 31
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 33
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 43
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 49# 43
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 49# 43
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 136# 49
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 115# 52
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 69# 53
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Nick Castellanos
RF - PHI
Nick Castellanos
2021 Stats 
   
   
Runs95
   
Home Runs1534
   
RBI100
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.309
   
Strikeouts156121
   
Wins9
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.18
   
WHIP1.09
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Nick Castellanos
RF - PHI
Nick Castellanos
2022 Projections 
   
   
Runs93
   
Home Runs1832
   
RBI96
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.282
   
Strikeouts143141
   
Wins8
   
Saves0
   
ERA4.05
   
WHIP1.25
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Shohei Ohtani
SP,DH - LAA
Shohei Ohtani
Nick Castellanos
RF - PHI
Nick Castellanos
News 
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a single in Sunday's 4-1 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 22nd
Nick Castellanos went 0-for-3 with a run scored on Saturday against the Dodgers.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 21st
 Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored in Saturday's 5-3 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Sun, May 22nd
Nick Castellanos went 2-for-6 with a double, three RBI, and a stolen base on Friday against the Dodgers.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 14th
 Shohei Ohtani allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Thu, May 19th
Nick Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.
Diego Sandoval
Tue, May 17th
Nick Castellanos' initial X-rays were negative, according to Philadelphia Enquirer Phillies reporter Scott Lauber.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 6th
 Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's 4-1 win over the A's.
Diego Sandoval
Mon, May 16th
Nick Castellanos exited Thursday night's game in the 6th inning after being hit by a pitch as reported by MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 5th
Notes 
 He's Japan's greatest gift to MLB since Ichiro, and he offers the greatest combination of hitting and pitching since Babe Ruth. Ohtani's 9.1 WAR in 2021 was more than a full win higher than anyone else's. It's unfortunate that the rules in most fantasy leagues make it impossible for investors to fully tap all of Ohtani's skills. As a hitter, he provides prodigious power, scores runs in bunches and makes meaningful SB contributions. He batted .257 last year, but would it shock anyone if he gave us a .300 season? As a pitcher, Ohtani got his walks under control, struck out 10.8 batters per nine innings, and posted a 9-2 record. It's a dazzling skill set, and if Ohtani stays healthy, he's likely to return something close to first-round value as a hitter. He's a valuable pitcher, too, but to most fantasy owners that's just gravy.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
"It's a deep drive to left field by Castellanos" has become baseball's best meme, which overshadows the fact that Castellanos has been one of baseball's most underrated power bats over the last half decade. The 29-year-old picked the perfect year to enter free agency, coming off a 2021 campaign with a .576 SLG% and a .938 OPS. The move to Philadelphia should be a good one, as it gives Castellanos a chance to bat cleanup directly behind Bryce Harper.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros