Who Should I Draft?

Welington Castillo or Mike Zunino (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
Expert
Recommendation
66%
Recommended by
37 of 56 experts
34%
Recommended by
19 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 152# 169
Best Rank# 100# 111
Worst Rank# 247# 258
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 224# 216
Best Rank# 202# 202
Worst Rank# 316# 284
   
Projections 
   
Runs3946
Home Runs1422
RBI4656
Stolen Bases10
Batting Average.252.217
   
Misc 
   
Injury AlertIL10-
   
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The Athletic
# 172
   
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# 177
   
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# 138# 143
   
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# 148# 186
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 157# 183
   
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The Athletic
# 172
   
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The Athletic
# 100# 126
   
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CBS Sports
# 146# 201
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 158
   
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# 144# 157
   
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The Athletic
# 169# 182
   
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# 180# 184
   
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The Athletic
# 174# 180
   
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Expand The Boxscore
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# 169# 171
   
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FanGraphs
# 164
   
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# 129# 160
   
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FanGraphs
# 161# 168
   
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# 218# 222
   
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# 179# 212
   
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# 161# 168
   
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FantasyPros
# 129
   
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# 171# 205
   
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# 198# 199
   
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# 162# 180
   
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# 116# 258
   
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# 151# 161
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 167
   
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CBS Sports
# 117# 116
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 158# 152
   
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# 160# 159
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 169# 158
   
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# 172# 140
   
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RotoBaller
# 173# 154
   
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# 173# 151
   
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Pitcher List
# 174# 154
   
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Sports Illustrated
# 178# 168
   
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SportsLine
# 178# 171
   
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Beast Dome
# 179# 111
   
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The Fantasy Headliners
# 180# 143
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 188# 175
   
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# 193# 146
   
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Going For 2
# 227# 225
   
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# 235# 126
   
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# 247# 246
   
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# 161
   
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The Athletic
# 195
   
  Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats170373
   
Runs1737
   
Hits4475
   
Singles3137
   
Doubles718
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs620
   
RBI1544
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks924
   
Strikeouts46150
   
Batting Average.259.201
   
On Base Pct.304.259
   
Slugging Pct.406.410
   
On-base Plus Slugging.710.669
   
  Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats355389
   
Runs3946
   
Hits8984
   
Singles6045
   
Doubles1519
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs1422
   
RBI4656
   
Stolen Bases10
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks2432
   
Strikeouts100151
   
Batting Average.252.217
   
On Base Pct.299.276
   
Slugging Pct.416.431
   
On-base Plus Slugging.715.707
   
  Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Mike Zunino
C - TB
Mike Zunino
News 
 The White Sox have placed Welington Castillo on the 10-day IL with a left oblique strain.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Tue, Jun 18th
The Rays have activated Mike Zunino (quad) from the 10-day injured list.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, May 31st
 Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 7-5 win over Washington on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Wed, Jun 12th
Rays manager Kevin Cash says he expects Zunino to miss the next 4-to-5 weeks with a left quadriceps injury suffered earlier this week.
James Bisson
Fri, May 10th
 Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-4 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.
Matthew Terelle
Thu, Jun 6th
The Rays are putting Mike Zunino on the 10-day IL and calling up Anthony Bemboom to take his spot according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
John Aubin
Fri, May 10th
 The White Sox placed Welington Castillo on the 10-day injured list with a head injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 25th
Mike Zunino exited Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with a tight quadriceps, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
John Aubin
Thu, May 9th
 Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo went 0-for-4 in a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Matthew Terelle
Sun, May 19th
Mike Zunino went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs as the Rays beat the Diamondbacks by a 12-1 score on Monday.
John Aubin
Tue, May 7th
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
Zunino killed his fantasy teams in batting average last year, but he was up at .251 the year before so you'd have to think he will settle somewhere in between this year. When it comes with 20 homers and 50 RBIs at the catcher position, the batting average is much easier to swallow.
Bobby Sylvester - 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
Zunino is one of the better sources of power at the catcher position, but with a .207 lifetime average and enormous 34.2 percent career strikeout rate, he is a major liability in the batting average department. As a result, he's finished as a top-14 fantasy catcher just once -- in 2017, when he rode a completely unsustainable .355 BABIP to a .251 batting average. He's simply too big of a batting average drain to be an appealing starting option in 12-team 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