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Who Should I Draft?

Ozzie Albies or Luis Castillo (2021)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
Expert
Recommendation
52%
Recommended by
29 of 56 experts
48%
Recommended by
27 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 29
Best Rank# 18# 22
Worst Rank# 58# 68
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 27# 36
Best Rank# 24# 30
Worst Rank# 38# 39
   
Projections 
   
Runs93
Home Runs2124
RBI81
Stolen Bases14
Batting Avg.281
Strikeouts216110
Wins13
Saves0
ERA3.52
WHIP1.18
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 25# 36
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 22# 31
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 26# 46
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 35# 68
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 26# 34
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 38# 45
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 40
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 27# 35
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 29# 42
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 24# 40
   
Frank Stampfl
CBS Sports
# 21# 36
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 33
   
Michael Waterloo
FantasyPros
# 23# 31
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 29# 33
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 24# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 22# 31
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 31# 42
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 23# 24
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 25# 27
   
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 23# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 26# 38
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 20# 38
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 44# 50
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 41# 45
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 20# 43
   
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 29# 32
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 18# 31
   
SportsLine - Computer Simulation
CBS Sports
# 24# 38
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 26# 31
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 48# 22
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 37# 24
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 42# 25
   
Nate Miller
FantasyPros
# 41# 25
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 45# 26
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 36# 26
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 30# 27
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 29# 27
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 47# 27
   
Jorge B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames
# 33# 28
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 37# 28
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 56# 28
   
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 33# 28
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 39# 29
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 34# 29
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 47# 30
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 30
   
Tim McCullough
Baseball Prospectus
# 32# 30
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 36# 30
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 40# 31
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 46# 32
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 33# 32
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 36# 34
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 42# 37
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 50# 38
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 58# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 53# 39
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2020 Stats 
   
   
Runs21
   
Home Runs56
   
RBI19
   
Stolen Bases3
   
Batting Avg.271
   
Strikeouts8930
   
Wins4
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.34
   
WHIP1.23
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
2021 Projections 
   
   
Runs93
   
Home Runs2124
   
RBI81
   
Stolen Bases14
   
Batting Avg.281
   
Strikeouts216110
   
Wins13
   
Saves0
   
ERA3.52
   
WHIP1.18
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Ozzie Albies
2B - ATL
Ozzie Albies
News 
 Luis Castillo did not factor into the decision Friday against the Pirates, allowing one run on six hits in 5.1 innings. He walked three and struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Oct 1st
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored against the Mets Sunday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Oct 3rd
 Luis Castillo will make his next scheduled start Friday the Cincinnati Reds announced.
Chris Schommer
Mon, Sep 27th
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, a single, and a stolen base against the Mets Friday.
Steve Painter
Fri, Oct 1st
 Luis Castillo (8-16) took the loss Thursday against the Nationals, allowing two runs on three hits across six innings. He walked three and struck out six.
Connor Rooney
Thu, Sep 23rd
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with two singles and two runs scored against the Phillies Wednesday.
Steve Painter
Wed, Sep 29th
 Luis Castillo (8-15) earned the win Friday against the Dodgers, tossing six shutout innings while allowing five hits and two walks. He struck out 10.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 17th
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-5 with two singles, two RBI, and a run scored against the Padres Saturday.
Steve Painter
Sun, Sep 26th
 Luis Castillo did not factor into the decision in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing four runs on eight hits across seven innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 11th
Ozzie Albies went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, two singles, and a run scored against the Diamondbacks Thursday. He was also caught stealing 2nd base and picked off 1st base.
Steve Painter
Thu, Sep 23rd
Notes 
 Castillo turned in another excellent season last year, cutting his walk rate and striking out batters at a higher rate than he ever had in his career. His WHIP increased to a career-worst 1.23, but that was largely due to bad luck, as batters hit .232 against him despite an expected batting average of just .212. Nevertheless, Castillo kept runs off the board, largely because he was able to avoid home runs (just five in 70 innings) and limit free passes. Castillo is capable of fronting a fantasy pitching staff, though he's more of a low-end ace, and there are plenty of trade rumors following him around. But, given his reliable production and increased strikeout rate the past two seasons, he can be drafted with confidence.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
A wrist injury limited Albies to just 29 games last season, and affected his performance early in the year before he went on the IL. In other words, there's little reason to draw conclusions from anything he did last year, including his drop in walk rate and increase in strikeout rate. Albies had established a rough 24-15 baseline from 2018-2019, and at 24 years old, there's no reason to expect that floor to decrease. With his power and speed combination, and his locked in strong RBI and runs scored numbers batting near the top of the Braves' lineup, Albies should be either the first second baseman drafted or the second behind DJ LeMahieu, depending on how you want to build your team.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros