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Who Should I Draft?

Wander Franco or Nick Castellanos (2022)


Who Should I Draft? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nick Castellanos
RF - PHI
Nick Castellanos
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
Expert
Recommendation
65%
Recommended by
28 of 43 experts
35%
Recommended by
15 of 43 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 31# 35
Best Rank# 15# 16
Worst Rank# 54# 62
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 47# 45
Best Rank# 44# 26
Worst Rank# 57# 604
   
Projections 
   
Runs9394
Home Runs3218
RBI9682
Stolen Bases39
Batting Average.282.288
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
# 32# 41
   
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
# 26# 34
   
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
# 33# 34
   
Scott Engel
The Game Day
# 34# 42
   
Jody Smith
FullTime Fantasy
# 34# 37
   
Greg Smith
Superflex.Guide
# 24# 35
   
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
# 28# 30
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 31# 41
   
Rudy Gamble
Razzball
# 39# 42
   
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
# 27# 33
   
Jake Ciely
The Athletic
# 32# 35
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 29# 34
   
Adam Ronis
Fantasy Alarm
# 27# 46
   
Mario Mergola
Sporfolio
# 30# 35
   
Nick Pollack
Pitcher List
# 19# 37
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 30# 34
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 32# 33
   
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
# 43# 48
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 33# 37
   
Ariel Cohen
FanGraphs
# 27# 39
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 17# 35
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 30# 43
   
Nate Miller
Fantasy Six Pack
# 42# 62
   
Corbin Young
FantasyData
# 15# 33
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 29# 41
   
Scott Youngson
Pitcher List
# 29# 50
   
Travis Argo
Fantasy Six Pack
# 31# 54
   
Fred Zinkie
Yahoo! Sports
# 37# 39
   
Lucas Spence
Pitcher List
# 22# 16
   
Grey Albright
Razzball
# 34# 17
   
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
# 35# 24
   
Brad Camara
RotoBaller
# 30# 25
   
Nicklaus Gaut
RotoBaller
# 31# 29
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 36# 29
   
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
# 32# 29
   
Josh Shepardson
FantasyPros
# 30# 29
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 37# 30
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 36# 33
   
Christopher Welsh
FantasyPros
# 42# 33
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 36# 34
   
Scott Bogman
FantasyPros
# 38# 36
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 54# 41
   
Steve Gardner
USA Today
# 47# 44
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Statistics
  Nick Castellanos
RF - PHI
Nick Castellanos
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats531281
   
Runs9553
   
Hits16481
   
Singles9151
   
Doubles3818
   
Triples15
   
Home Runs347
   
RBI10039
   
Stolen Bases32
   
Caught Stealing11
   
Walks4124
   
Strikeouts12137
   
Batting Average.309.288
   
On Base Pct.362.347
   
Slugging Pct.576.463
   
On-base Plus Slugging.939.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Projections
  Nick Castellanos
RF - PHI
Nick Castellanos
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
2022 Projections 
   
   
At Bats575573
   
Runs9394
   
Hits162165
   
Singles91104
   
Doubles3834
   
Triples28
   
Home Runs3218
   
RBI9682
   
Stolen Bases39
   
Caught Stealing24
   
Walks4549
   
Strikeouts14184
   
Batting Average.282.288
   
On Base Pct.333.344
   
Slugging Pct.518.466
   
On-base Plus Slugging.851.810
   
Who Should I Draft? Player Notes
  Nick Castellanos
RF - PHI
Nick Castellanos
Wander Franco
3B,SS - TB
Wander Franco
News 
 Nick Castellanos went 2-for-6 with a double, three RBI, and a stolen base on Friday against the Dodgers.
Dan Harris
Sat, May 14th
Rays shortstop Wander Franco went 1-for-3 with a single, walk, and run against the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon. He also stole a base in the process. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Detroit by a score of 6-1.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 18th
 Nick Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 11th
Rays shortstop Wander Franco went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Tigers on Monday evening. He stranded two runners on base as Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Detroit by a score of 3-2.
Andersen Pickard
Tue, May 17th
 Nick Castellanos' initial X-rays were negative, according to Philadelphia Enquirer Phillies reporter Scott Lauber.
Kendall Capps
Fri, May 6th
Rays shortstop Wander Franco couldn't get anything going against the Angels on Tuesday. He finished the day 0-for-2, falling hitless much like the rest of the Rays' lineup. Tampa Bay was ultimately defeated in Los Angeles by a score of 12-0.
Andersen Pickard
Wed, May 11th
 Nick Castellanos exited Thursday night's game in the 6th inning after being hit by a pitch as reported by MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.
Luke Monaldo
Thu, May 5th
Tampa Bay Rays Wander Franco went 0-for-5 from the plate striking out once on Wednesday against the Athletics.
Kyle Williams - Dog Day Sports
Wed, May 4th
 Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a double on Wednesday against the Rangers.
Dan Harris
Wed, May 4th
Wander Franco went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI, and a stolen base on Friday against the Twins.
Dan Harris
Fri, Apr 29th
Notes 
 "It's a deep drive to left field by Castellanos" has become baseball's best meme, which overshadows the fact that Castellanos has been one of baseball's most underrated power bats over the last half decade. The 29-year-old picked the perfect year to enter free agency, coming off a 2021 campaign with a .576 SLG% and a .938 OPS. The move to Philadelphia should be a good one, as it gives Castellanos a chance to bat cleanup directly behind Bryce Harper.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros
The Rays' wunderkind signed an 11-year, $182 million contract in November and now simply has to go about the business of becoming the superstar everyone expects him to become. Franco scored 53 runs and had 39 RBI in only 70 games last season. He also displayed impressive plate patience and remarkable contact skills as a 20-year-old rookie. He's not a speed merchant, and the power might take time to develop, but Franco should score a lot of runs, drive in a lot of runs and produce something close to a .300 batting average.
Pat Fitzmaurice - FantasyPros