Who Should I Draft?

Tommy Pham or Nicholas Castellanos (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
Expert
Recommendation
83%
Recommended by
49 of 59 experts
17%
Recommended by
10 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 42# 53
Best Rank# 24# 35
Worst Rank# 82# 88
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 72# 90
Best Rank# 60# 53
Worst Rank# 73# 100
   
Projections 
   
Runs9182
Home Runs2225
RBI7190
Stolen Bases173
Batting Average.272.283
   
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  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats494620
   
Runs10288
   
Hits136185
   
Singles91111
   
Doubles1846
   
Triples65
   
Home Runs2123
   
RBI6389
   
Stolen Bases152
   
Caught Stealing71
   
Walks6749
   
Strikeouts140151
   
Batting Average.275.298
   
On Base Pct.367.354
   
Slugging Pct.464.500
   
On-base Plus Slugging.830.854
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats508592
   
Runs9182
   
Hits138168
   
Singles9097
   
Doubles2239
   
Triples46
   
Home Runs2225
   
RBI7190
   
Stolen Bases173
   
Caught Stealing62
   
Walks6947
   
Strikeouts146141
   
Batting Average.272.283
   
On Base Pct.359.336
   
Slugging Pct.462.498
   
On-base Plus Slugging.820.834
   
  Tommy Pham
LF,CF - TB
Tommy Pham
Nicholas Castellanos
RF - CHC
Nicholas Castellanos
News 
 Tommy Pham went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and scored two runs as the Rays beat the Angels by an 11-4 score on Friday.
John Aubin
Sat, Sep 14th
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored Saturday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run while also driving in a run on Wednesday as the Rays lost to the Rangers by a 10-9 score.
John Aubin
Thu, Sep 12th
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, three RBI, and a walk Friday against the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
 Tommy Pham left Thursday's game with right forearm tightness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
John Aubin
Fri, Sep 6th
Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Padres.
Connor Rooney
Tue, Sep 10th
 Tommy Pham went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a stolen base in Monday's win against Baltimore.
John Aubin
Tue, Sep 3rd
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Friday's loss to the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 7th
 Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 9-6 win against the Indians.
John Aubin
Sun, Sep 1st
Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.
Connor Rooney
Wed, Sep 4th
Notes 
 Despite playing 34 fewer games than Andrew Benintendi over the last two seasons, Pham has outplayed him from a fantasy perspective. Pham is being drafted four rounds later and is coming off one of the best second-halfs in the MLB
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 After breaking out in 2017 with a .306 average, 23 HRs, and 25 SBs, Pham's numbers were down through nearly 100 games in 2018 before he was traded to Tampa, where he finished with a flurry. The end result was a perfectly respectable .275/102/21/63/15 roto line that was good enough to rank 16th among outfielders. Pham may strike out a bit too much to be a true .300 hitter, but he isn't a batting average liability, and there is no reason he can't again go 20-20 as long as the Rays continue to give him the green light on the base paths. He is a bit of an injury risk, but has shown he can make a big impact in 130-140 games.
Andrew Seifter - 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
 Despite batting .248/.331/.399 with a .323 wOBA prior to the Cardinals trading him, Pham's .283 xBA and .364 xwOBA called for a rebound. He did just that and more, going .343/.448/.622 In 39 games with the Rays. Put it all together, and he was one of eight hitters to hit at least .275 with 20 homers and 15 steals. There's room for more across the board, as he recorded MLB's third-best hard-hit rate (48.5%) last season and poached 25 bags in 2017.
Andrew Gould - 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