Who Should I Draft?

Sean Doolittle or Luis Castillo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
Expert
Recommendation
54%
Recommended by
30 of 56 experts
46%
Recommended by
26 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 41# 37
Best Rank# 22# 21
Worst Rank# 78# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 128# 102
Best Rank# 114# 89
Worst Rank# 846# 130
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts16970
Wins113
Saves029
ERA3.862.81
WHIP1.220.95
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
# 38# 42
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 44# 56
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 39# 43
   
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 38# 44
   
Brad Richter
Going For 2
# 56# 59
   
Michael Beller
Sports Illustrated
# 22# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 34# 36
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 40# 46
   
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 30# 41
   
Al Melchior
The Athletic
# 30# 35
   
Heath Cummings
CBS Sports
# 38# 42
   
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
# 48# 62
   
Luke Gloeckner
Mr. Cheatsheet
# 45# 46
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 38# 39
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 35# 40
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 34# 44
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 35# 39
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 33# 45
   
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 42# 57
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 35# 36
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 38# 41
   
Justin Mason
FanGraphs
# 33# 38
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 39# 53
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 42# 47
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 25# 40
   
Jacob Gibbs
SportsLine
# 37# 42
   
Joe E Gentile
Fake Teams
# 28# 31
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 28# 39
   
Austin Bristow II
Pitcher List
# 39# 48
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 39# 42
   
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 67# 21
   
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
# 46# 23
   
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 46# 27
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 54# 29
   
Kyle Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners
# 41# 29
   
Scott White
CBS Sports
# 42# 29
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 44# 30
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 54# 31
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 61# 32
   
Bill Dubiel
RotoBaller
# 41# 33
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 44# 33
   
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 37# 33
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 78# 34
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 45# 35
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 53# 36
   
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 46# 36
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 39# 36
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 39# 37
   
Chris Meyers
Athlon Sports
# 40# 37
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 60# 38
   
Nando Di Fino
The Athletic
# 41# 38
   
Justin Klein
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 39
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 44# 41
   
Site Projections
RotoChamp
# 66# 41
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 59# 46
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 56# 47
   
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2018 Stats 
   
   
Games Played3143
   
Games Started310
   
Innings Pitched170.245.0
   
Wins103
   
Losses123
   
Saves025
   
Blown Saves01
   
Holds01
   
Hits Allowed15821
   
Earned Runs818
   
Home Runs Allowed283
   
Strikeouts16560
   
Walks496
   
ERA4.301.60
   
WHIP1.220.60
   
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played3056
   
Games Started300
   
Innings Pitched169.955.6
   
Wins113
   
Losses102
   
Saves029
   
Blown Saves02
   
Holds03
   
Hits Allowed15641
   
Earned Runs7317
   
Home Runs Allowed247
   
Strikeouts16970
   
Walks5212
   
ERA3.862.81
   
WHIP1.220.95
   
  Luis Castillo
SP - CIN
Luis Castillo
Sean Doolittle
RP - WSH
Sean Doolittle
News 
 Luis Castillo allowed one run on four hits over six innings in the Reds' 2-1 extra innings loss to the Indians on Tuesday. He walked two and struck out six in the no-decision.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle recorded one out to earn his 14th save of the season in Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 9th
 Luis Castillo allowed (three runs) two earned on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in the Reds' 8-5 loss to the Pirates on Sunday. He walked four and struck out four in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 28th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle allowed two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two batters in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Padres. The blown save was his third of the season, and the loss drops him to 4-2 on the year.
Mike Maher
Sat, Jun 8th
 Luis Castillo allowed four runs on five hits over 2.2 innings in the Reds' 11-9 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday. He walked three and struck out two in the no decision.
Elliott Baas
Thu, May 23rd
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his fourth win over the season in Wednesday's win over the Chicago White Sox, tossing a scoreless inning before Washington walked things off in the bottom of the ninth.
Mike Maher
Thu, Jun 6th
 Luis Castillo allowed two runs on two hits over 5.1 innings in the Reds' 4-2 win over the Cubs on Thursday. He walked one and struck out six while improving to 5-1.
Elliott Baas
Fri, May 17th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle earned his 12th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out one.
Mike Maher
Mon, Jun 3rd
 Luis Castillo fired six scoreless innings and improved to 4-1 in the Reds' 7-0 win over the Giants on Friday. He allowed two hits, five walks, and struck out 11.
Elliott Baas
Sat, May 11th
Nationals closer Sean Doolittle struck out one over a perfect ninth inning to earn his 11th save of the season in Saturday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Mike Maher
Sun, Jun 2nd
Notes 
 Castillo quickly became a darling of the analytics community last season but failed to meet the expectations of those who reached for him in fantasy. He is still plenty young and talented, however, so don't give up on him less the breakout comes a year later than everyone planned for.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Doolittle is firmly established as the Nationals' closer heading into 2019, and he's proven to be an elite one when healthy. Unfortunately, injuries have been a frequent concern for Doolittle, which helps explain why the Nationals acquired two other relievers with closing experience in Trever Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 Castillo was a trendy breakout pick last season, but instead his strikeout rate fell and he was victimized by the home run ball. However, just as many fantasy managers' attention turned to football, Castillo dominated his way through September, delivering a 1.09 ERA and 0.85 WHIP over the season's final month. In other words, there is plenty of post-hype sleeper appeal here as long as his draft price remains reasonable.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Doolittle could be a top-five closer in a full season. He posted a 1.60 ERA, 60 strikeouts, six walks, and 25 saves in 45 innings. Anyone will need a microscope to see his 0.60 WHIP. Yet injuries are par for the course, as the 32-year-old has averaged 37 innings over the past four seasons. The elite skills-and steady ninth-inning role on a playoff contender-make Doolittle a borderline top-10 closer despite the likelihood of missed time.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 One of last spring's top breakout candidates, Castillo posted an underwhelming 4.30 ERA. This year's version of Castillo is … still Castillo. While he started strong, the hard-throwing righty belatedly met the hype with a 2.44 ERA, 69 strikeouts, and 14 walks in 66.1 second-half frames. A 13.5% swinging-strike rate points to elite strikeout potential, so there's still an ace looming if he can curtail last year's home-run woes. While this could be a case of doubling down on the same mistake, Castillo is once a desirable high-upside SP3 target.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros