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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
53%
Recommended by
29 of 55 experts
47%
Recommended by
26 of 55 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
   
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 (1-3) took the loss Saturday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.1 innings. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Sat, May 1st
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
Steve Painter
Wed, May 5th
 Luis Castillo (1-2) allowed four runs on six hits and one walk across five innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. He struck out three.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Apr 25th
Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
Steve Painter
Fri, Apr 30th
 Luis Castillo did not factor in the decision in Tuesday/Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks, while striking out four.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 21st
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in Thursday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Thu, Apr 29th
 Luis Castillo allowed four runs on seven hits -- including two home runs -- over five innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Tuesday. He struck out seven and walked none.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 14th
Ozzie Albies went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, double, and two runs scored in Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Wed, Apr 28th
 Luis Castillo (1-1) earned the win Wednesday against the Pirates. He threw seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits and one walk. He struck out five.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Apr 7th
Ozzie Albies went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
Steve Painter
Tue, Apr 27th
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