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Who Should I Draft?

Victor Robles or Nick Castellanos (2020)

Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
Experts' Pick
  Victor Robles
Victor Robles
Nick Castellanos
Nick Castellanos
Recommended by
33 of 45 experts
Recommended by
12 of 45 experts
ECR# 54# 62
Best Rank# 13# 37
Worst Rank# 110# 101
Composite# 81# 87
Best Rank# 70# 75
Worst Rank# 86# 115
Home Runs610
Stolen Bases101
Batting Average.262.288
Injury Alert--
Expert Ranks 
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 49# 66
Staff Rankings
FullTime Fantasy
# 13# 48
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 55# 64
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 51# 58
Site Projections
# 41# 101
Greg Smith
The Fake Baseball
# 47# 75
Tim Young
Brewer Rat
# 61# 65
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 56# 64
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 42
Fantasy Team Advice
# 55# 61
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 59# 67
Andrew Gould
# 54# 62
Chet Gresham
The Fake Baseball
# 54# 61
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 49# 62
Andy Singleton
Expand The Boxscore
# 51# 56
Heath Capps
Fake Teams
# 44# 47
Mark Ross
Athlon Sports
# 61# 63
Matt Brandon
Matt Brandon
# 56# 59
Bobby Sylvester
# 54# 60
Tyler Thompson
Fantasy Six Pack
# 60# 73
Donkey Teeth
# 55# 65
Pierre Camus
# 50# 52
Andrew Seifter
# 61# 65
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 48# 56
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 54# 65
Ariel Cohen
# 43# 46
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 60# 62
Carmen Maiorano
# 39# 60
Sean Zerillo
The Action Network
# 37# 67
George Kurtz
# 61
Nate Miller
# 58# 60
Chris Mitchell
# 16# 55
Staff Rankings
Roto Ranks
# 49# 87
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 51# 37
Jacob W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy
# 55# 53
Nick Mariano
# 56# 53
Dan Harris
# 62# 42
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 66# 55
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 68# 58
Bill Dubiel
# 69# 54
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
# 72# 57
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 72# 57
Jason Johnson
Understanding Fantasy Baseball
# 73# 50
Chris Meaney
# 75# 59
Mario Mergola
# 110# 52
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Victor Robles
Victor Robles
Nick Castellanos
Nick Castellanos
2019 Stats 
At Bats546615
Home Runs1727
Stolen Bases282
Caught Stealing92
Batting Average.255.289
On Base Pct.326.337
Slugging Pct.419.525
On-base Plus Slugging.745.863
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Victor Robles
Victor Robles
Nick Castellanos
Nick Castellanos
2020 Projections 
At Bats200207
Home Runs610
Stolen Bases101
Caught Stealing41
Batting Average.262.288
On Base Pct.310.339
Slugging Pct.421.514
On-base Plus Slugging.732.854
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Victor Robles
Victor Robles
Nick Castellanos
Nick Castellanos
 Nationals manager Dave Martinez spoke with reporters on Wednesday and hinted that he would like to keep Trea Turner and Adam Eaton together at the top of the Washington lineup, with Soto batting third. This would mean that Victor Robles, who had been getting a look at batting leadoff, would drop back down in the order.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Thu, Mar 12th
Nick Castellanos told the Cincinnati Enquirer that he doesn't want to DH for the Reds this season.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 7th
 Nationals outfielder Victor Robles went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the New York Mets.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Sun, Mar 8th
Nick Castellanos (illness) is expected to play Thursday in the Reds' Cactus League game against the Brewers.
Brad Camara
Wed, Mar 4th
 Nationals outfielder Victor Robles injured himself on a throw last week and has not appeared in a game since, but he has been hitting in the cages and could return to game action as early as this weekend, according to Pete Kerzel of
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Wed, Mar 4th
Free-agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos has agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Reds, according to a report from MLB insider Jon Heyman. It is expected to be a multi-year deal.
Mike Maher - The Birds Blitz
Mon, Jan 27th
  The Rangers remain 'active' in pursuit of free agent Nicholas Castellanos.
Blaine Blontz
Tue, Jan 14th
  Jon Morosi of writes the Rangers are seen as a finalist to sign free-agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Jan 6th
 There's a lot of talk around Victor Robles' lack of exit velocity in his first season, and it's warranted. Same with the discussion around his expected stats. That's also warranted. But do you know what he does give you? He gives you elite speed that you need, and he's not a zero in batting average or power. He went 17/28 last year, and that's in a bad year when the peripherals didn't look good. Imagine what he can do if he shows the plus-hit tool that he showed in the minors.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
We know that lineup protection doesn't actually exist, but leaving Comerica Park for Wrigley Field finally allowed Nick Castellanos to produce like the player we had hoped to see for years. Now, in Cincinnati, Castellanos goes to an even better ballpark, where he should be among the league leaders in doubles. The Cincy outfield is crowded, but Castellanos is locked into an everyday role. Draft him with confidence this year.
Michael Waterloo - FantasyPros
 Robles did not help from a batting average standpoint but he is still young enough that progress can be expected. Where he did help, however, was on the basepaths with nearly 30 steals to go with 86 runs. He has sufficient power and should grow into more so his seventh-round ADP seems perfect.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Castellanos' numbers were continually deflated batting in the middle of a bad Tigers lineup and in a home park that greatly depressed power numbers. A move to Cincinnati should be just what the doctor ordered, and allow Castellanos to continue to build on his monster finish with the Cubs last year. While he may not hit the 50 homers he was on pace for with the Cubs or total the same 1.000 OPS, his numbers should look much closer to his 2019 second half than his first.
Dan Harris - FantasyPros
 Starling Marte upside without the draft day sizzle. 2020 is going to be a breakout year for the 5-tool "Dude." If he makes more consistent contact he can be a 30/40 monster. Don't pay for THAT, but dream on it. Huge upside here. One of the more overlooked and underrated Fantasy OF's in the game.
Chris Mitchell - FantasyData
Castellanos hit 25+ homers with a .290 BA again last season, and this year he'll get a sizeable ballpark factor upgrade so those numbers could both take another jump. No, he won't steal bases, but he is durable so you can bet the runs and RBIs will total 160+ for the fourth straight season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Robles is only ranked this high because of his power/speed combo but I do not see myself owning very many shares this season. His counting stats were decent in 2019 but his underlying stats were pretty atrocious. He hit the ball very softly and struck out far too often for a guy you would like to see batting at the top end of the lineup. Has the potential to turn it around, but I am not expecting it this season.
Michael Petropoulos - BRoto Fantasy