Who Should I Draft?

Willson Contreras or Welington Castillo (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
Expert
Recommendation
100%
Recommended by
56 of 56 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 56 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 95# 152
Best Rank# 56# 100
Worst Rank# 184# 247
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 122# 224
Best Rank# 98# 202
Worst Rank# 128# 316
   
Projections 
   
Runs5639
Home Runs1514
RBI6346
Stolen Bases41
Batting Average.260.252
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert-IL10
   
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# 93# 172
   
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# 106# 158
   
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Yahoo! Sports
# 90# 169
   
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# 144# 177
   
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# 173# 227
   
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# 111# 178
   
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The Fantasy Fix
# 108# 188
   
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USA Today
# 83# 173
   
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# 77# 138
   
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# 81# 148
   
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The Fake Baseball
# 91# 157
   
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Brewer Rat
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Fantasy Football Empire
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Beast Dome
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The Athletic
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CBS Sports
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Yahoo! Sports
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Fantasy Team Advice
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Mr. Cheatsheet
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
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The Athletic
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The Athletic
# 103# 174
   
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Expand The Boxscore
# 97# 179
   
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# 101# 123
   
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# 108# 129
   
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# 97# 169
   
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# 127# 164
   
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# 107# 129
   
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# 109# 163
   
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RotoBaller
# 117# 173
   
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FantasyPros
# 102# 172
   
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# 106# 161
   
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# 101# 160
   
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# 178# 218
   
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# 111# 179
   
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# 78# 161
   
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# 93# 235
   
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# 128# 171
   
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# 107# 198
   
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# 91# 180
   
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# 77# 174
   
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# 99# 167
   
  Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats474170
   
Runs5017
   
Hits11844
   
Singles7631
   
Doubles277
   
Triples50
   
Home Runs106
   
RBI5415
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing10
   
Walks539
   
Strikeouts12146
   
Batting Average.249.259
   
On Base Pct.340.304
   
Slugging Pct.390.406
   
On-base Plus Slugging.730.710
   
  Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats445355
   
Runs5639
   
Hits11589
   
Singles7460
   
Doubles2415
   
Triples30
   
Home Runs1514
   
RBI6346
   
Stolen Bases41
   
Caught Stealing20
   
Walks4924
   
Strikeouts110100
   
Batting Average.260.252
   
On Base Pct.333.299
   
Slugging Pct.429.416
   
On-base Plus Slugging.762.715
   
  Willson Contreras
C - CHC
Willson Contreras
Welington Castillo
C - CWS
Welington Castillo
News 
 Willson Contreras went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBI in the Cubs' 7-3 win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Elliott Baas
Thu, Jun 20th
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
 Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Cubs' 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 17th
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
 Willson Contreras went 0-for-4 in the Cubs' 10-3 loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.
Elliott Baas
Wed, Jun 12th
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
 Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Cubs' 8-1 win over the Angels on Monday.
Elliott Baas
Mon, Jun 3rd
The White Sox placed Welington Castillo on the 10-day injured list with a head injury.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Sat, May 25th
 Willson Contreras went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the Cubs' 7-4 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.
Elliott Baas
Sun, Jun 2nd
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
Notes 
 Contreras was a major disappointment for fantasy owners in 2018 after starting off his career with 33 HRs, 109 RBIs and a .278 batting average through 629 at-bats in his first two years. He is still young, however, and expected to improve from last season.
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
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
 A rising star came crashing down when Contreras cratered to .249/.339/.390 with 10 homers in 544 plate appearances. He again hit ground balls on over half of his batted balls, but this time it came with fewer hard hits (28.9%) and more pop-ups (10.3%). A terrible second half (.264 wOBA) derailed this season, so it wasn't even a full year of regression. Even if not anticipating a full revival, the catching pool gets bleak enough to secure him as a top-eight option at worst.
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
 Contreras had a horribly disappointing 2018 season, hitting just 10 home runs after belting 21 long balls the previous season. The lack of homers was also responsible for lopping more than 25 points off his batting average, as his strikeout rate and BABIP were virtually identical to 2017. Of particular concern was the decline in his hard hit rate, in a year when most players saw their hard hit rates soar. Contreras is just 26 years old and didn't deal with any notable injuries last season, so the sudden drop in power is tough to explain. It stands to reason that a big bounce back could be in store, but he has to be viewed as a boom-or-bust option coming off a lost year.
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