Who Should I Draft?

Welington Castillo or Francisco Cervelli (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
Expert
Recommendation
72%
Recommended by
42 of 58 experts
28%
Recommended by
16 of 58 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 151# 184
Best Rank# 100# 108
Worst Rank# 247# 311
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 224# 228
Best Rank# 202# 214
Worst Rank# 316# 314
   
Projections 
   
Runs3944
Home Runs1410
RBI4647
Stolen Bases13
Batting Average.252.258
   
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# 172# 175
   
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# 158
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 169
   
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# 177
   
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DailyOverlay
# 227# 230
   
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# 178
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 188
   
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USA Today
# 173# 184
   
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# 138# 150
   
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# 148# 187
   
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# 178
   
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BRoto Fantasy
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BRoto Fantasy
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The Fantasy Fix
# 167
   
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The Athletic
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Expand The Boxscore
# 179# 173
   
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The Athletic
# 202
   
  Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats170332
   
Runs1739
   
Hits4486
   
Singles3156
   
Doubles715
   
Triples03
   
Home Runs612
   
RBI1557
   
Stolen Bases12
   
Caught Stealing03
   
Walks951
   
Strikeouts4684
   
Batting Average.259.259
   
On Base Pct.304.378
   
Slugging Pct.406.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.710.809
   
  Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats355362
   
Runs3944
   
Hits8993
   
Singles6065
   
Doubles1516
   
Triples02
   
Home Runs1410
   
RBI4647
   
Stolen Bases13
   
Caught Stealing02
   
Walks2449
   
Strikeouts10087
   
Batting Average.252.258
   
On Base Pct.299.346
   
Slugging Pct.416.396
   
On-base Plus Slugging.715.742
   
  Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Francisco Cervelli
C - ATL
Francisco Cervelli
News 
 Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 1-for-3 with a grand slam in an 11-10 loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, Sep 15th
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-1 with two walks, a steal, and a run scored in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Tue, May 7th
 Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a 7-1 win over the Indians on Thursday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Sep 5th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 27th
 Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a 10-7 loss to the Braves on Friday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Aug 31st
Francisco Cervelli went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in the Pirates' 4-1 win over the Giants on Friday.
Elliott Baas
Sat, Apr 20th
 Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in a 5-3 win over the Tigers in the first game of a Tuesday doubleheader.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Aug 7th
Francisco Cervelli went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday versus the Nationals.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 15th
 The White Sox activated Welington Castillo (oblique) off the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jul 16th
Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Apr 11th
Notes 
 Castillo only saw 49 games worth of action last season, but his bat was still quality when he played. Over the last five years, he averages 26 homers with a .261 BA and 85 RBIs per 162 games, so now that he is starting, fantasy owners can expect useful production out of him.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Among all catchers with 200 plate appearances, Cervelli corralled the second-highest wOBA (.355) behind Wilson Ramos. His modest 12 homers comfortably cleared his previous high of seven, but concussions limited him to 404 plate appearances. He's unlikely to turn into a big bopper during his age-33 season, but Cervelli is a fine placeholder while healthy.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
 Castillo was a top-eight catcher in 2017 and was off to a good start in 2018 before receiving an 80-game PED suspension in late May. He returned from the suspension and a brief DL stint in September, but didn't do much down the stretch. He's unlikely to match his career-best 2017 season, but barring a dramatic decline in production post-PEDs, Castillo should be able to hit around .260 with 15-20 home runs and be a serviceable starting catcher in 10- and 12-team mixed leagues.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 
 Catcher was bleak enough before losing Salvador Perez, so Castillo stands out as a fine choice for those who punt the position. An avalanche of injuries led him to post a middling .308 wOBA in 49 games, but he clobbered 53 homers over the previous three seasons. The career .259/.318/.427 hitter could combine a solid average with 15 long balls.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros