SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE
Nick Castellanos was traded to the Cubs for prospects Paul Richan and Alex Lange. The Cubs get a pure hitter in Castellanos and get a much needed right handed bat against lefties. Neither of the prospects are in the Cubs top 30 according to MLB.com, and Castellanos contract is expiring at the end of the season.
REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK
Expect Nick Castellanos to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 91.66 projected fantasy points puts him at #9 behind Marcell Ozuna and ahead of Max Kepler. He has averaged 2.98 fantasy points in his past 282 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.41 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#12) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #21 most highly owned outfielder. Nick Castellanos is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #17 fantasy position rank.
|REST OF SEASON RANK (OF)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2018|
|#7 Yordan Alvarez (98% OWN)||94 FP, 3.6 per game||387 FP, 115 gp, 3.4 per game (#6)|
|#8 Marcell Ozuna (99% OWN)||93 FP, 3.36 per game||395 FP, 148 gp, 2.67 per game (#32)|
|#9 Nick Castellanos (98% OWN)||92 FP, 3.41 per game||468 FP, 157 gp, 2.98 per game (#19)|
|#10 Max Kepler (99% OWN)||91 FP, 3.55 per game||388 FP, 156 gp, 2.49 per game (#51)|
|#11 Bryce Harper (100% OWN)||91 FP, 3.24 per game||532 FP, 158 gp, 3.37 per game (#5)|
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.
|Rest of 2019||92||5.1||16.5||19.3||9.9||0.5|
|-- Per Game (27 Proj)||3.4||0.19||0.62||0.72||0.37||0.02|
|8/26 to 9/1 (3.7 Games)||11.9||0.72||2.2||2.5||1.3||0.07|
|9/2 to 9/8 (5.4 Games)||19.0||1.1||3.4||3.9||2.0||0.11|
|-- Per Game (125 GP)||3.0||0.16||0.42||0.63||0.29||0.02|
|2018 to 2019||842||43||142||167||85||4|
|-- Per Game (282 GP)||3.0||0.15||0.50||0.59||0.30||0.01|