Nick Castellanos Traded To Cubs

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 83.41 projected fantasy points puts him at #11 behind Charlie Blackmon and ahead of Yordan Alvarez. He has averaged 3 fantasy points in his past 285 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.44 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#10) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #12 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) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#9 Rhys Hoskins (99% OWN)84 FP, 3.22 per game485 FP, 152 gp, 3.19 per game (#12)
#10 Charlie Blackmon (100% OWN)84 FP, 3.51 per game504 FP, 155 gp, 3.25 per game (#10)
#11 Nick Castellanos (99% OWN)83 FP, 3.44 per game468 FP, 157 gp, 2.98 per game (#22)
#12 Yordan Alvarez (98% OWN)83 FP, 3.55 per game468 FP, 157 gp, 2.98 per game (#22)
#13 Ronald Acuna (100% OWN)81 FP, 3.42 per game376 FP, 111 gp, 3.39 per game (#5)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Nick Castellanos is projected for 2.89 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #35 projected outfielder for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Tyler O'Neill but behind Ronald Acuna the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#19). He is projected for 19.22 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#33 Rhys Hoskins2.91 FP (93% ST)3.22 FP
#34 Ronald Acuna2.91 FP (96% ST)3.42 FP
#35 Nick Castellanos2.89 FP (94% ST)3.44 FP
#36 Tyler O'Neill2.88 FP (2% ST)2.86 FP
#37 Thomas Pham2.86 FP (90% ST)3.16 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#17 Christian Yelich19.3 FP (99% ST)3.96 FP
#18 Yasiel Puig19.3 FP (85% ST)3.17 FP
#19 Nick Castellanos19.2 FP (94% ST)3.44 FP
#20 Corey Dickerson19.1 FP (41% ST)2.93 FP
#21 Michael Brantley19 FP (96% ST)3.39 FP

NICK CASTELLANOS IS A BETTER VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $3.2K THAN ON DRAFTKINGS AT $4.7K ON 9/1

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings. He is projected for 10.4 FD points and is worth +$242 more than $3.2K on FD. On DK he is projected for 7.8 points and is worth -$118 less than $4.7K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#33 Alex Gordon10.5 FD Points$3100
#34 Joc Pederson10.4 FD Points$3200
#35 Nick Castellanos10.4 FD Points$3200
#36 Kole Calhoun10.1 FD Points$3300
#37 Eloy Jimenez10.1 FD Points$2800
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#20 Thomas Pham8 DK Points$4400
#21 Willie Calhoun8 DK Points$5000
#22 Nick Castellanos7.8 DK Points$4700
#23 Alex Gordon7.8 DK Points$3900
#24 Jorge Soler7.8 DK Points$4600

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.

NICK CASTELLANOSFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019834.715.317.49.00.5
-- Per Game (24 Proj)3.40.190.630.720.370.02
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)2.90.150.510.620.400.01
9/2 to 9/8 (5.5 Games)19.21.13.43.92.00.11
2019 Season388225781372
-- Per Game (128 GP)3.00.170.450.630.290.02
2018 to 201985545146169864
-- Per Game (285 GP)3.00.160.510.590.300.01