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Welington Castillo

26-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

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.231

HR

3

RBI

8

R

4

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Despite a knee injury that prematurely ended his season and the surprising performance of Dioner Navarro, Castillo sits alone atop the Cubs' depth chart at catcher. Eight home runs and a .274 batting ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 210   DOB: 4/24/1987   BORN: San Isidro, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

April 11, 2014  –  Welington Castillo News

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Castillo went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Cardinals.

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Welington Castillo Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 20 A Peo 98 340 317 41 86 24 11 2 11 44 1 3 23 77 0 0 0 .271 .334 .423 .757
2008 21 AA TEN 57 220 198 25 59 15 11 0 4 24 0 0 14 50 2 0 6 .298 .362 .414 .776
2008 21 AAA IOW 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2009 22 AA TEN 94 335 315 27 74 27 16 0 11 39 1 0 15 70 1 0 4 .235 .278 .390 .668
2010 23 AAA Iow 69 272 239 35 61 31 17 1 13 59 1 2 19 58 1 7 6 .255 .317 .498 .815
2010 23 MAJ CHN 7 21 20 3 6 5 4 0 1 5 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .300 .333 .650 .983
2011 24 R Mes 2 9 6 2 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .667 .778 1.167 1.945
2011 24 A+ Day 12 49 42 6 10 4 3 0 1 7 0 0 6 9 0 1 0 .238 .327 .381 .708
2011 24 AAA Iow 61 251 227 38 65 24 9 0 15 35 0 0 20 57 0 1 3 .286 .351 .524 .875
2011 24 MAJ CHC 4 13 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .308
2012 25 AA Ten 5 17 11 3 4 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 5 3 0 0 1 .364 .588 .909 1.497
2012 25 AAA Iow 44 176 146 22 38 12 6 0 6 22 0 0 23 37 0 2 5 .260 .375 .425 .800
2012 25 MAJ CHC 52 190 170 16 45 16 11 0 5 22 0 0 17 51 0 1 2 .265 .337 .418 .755
2013 26 MAJ CHC 113 428 380 41 104 31 23 0 8 32 2 0 34 97 1 2 11 .274 .349 .397 .746
2014 27 MAJ CHC 13 57 52 4 12 5 2 0 3 8 0 0 2 17 2 0 1 .231 .273 .442 .715
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Welington Castillo
3-Year Averages MAJ   56 209 187 19 50 15 11 0 4 18 0 0 17 50 0 1 4 .267 .340 .390 .730
Career  (View All) MAJ   189 709 635 64 169 57 40 0 17 67 2 0 54 176 3 3 14 .266 .336 .409 .745

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Welington Castillo Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 20 Cin 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .273 .442 .715
Apr. 19 Cin 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .280 .468 .748
Apr. 18 Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .209 .261 .395 .656
Apr. 16 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .262 .385 .647
Apr. 16 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 13 @StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .222 .282 .417 .699
Apr. 12 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 11 @StL 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .257 .424 .681
Apr. 10 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .233 .321 .554
Apr. 9 Pit 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .333 .564
Apr. 8 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .136 .238 .374
Apr. 6 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 5 Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .167 .294 .461
Apr. 4 Phi 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .385 .599
Apr. 3 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Pit 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .282
Mar. 31 @Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Last 7 Days 19 2 5 1 0 1 3 0 5 0 0 1 0 1 .263 .300 .474 .774
Last 14 Days 39 3 10 2 0 2 7 1 12 0 0 1 0 1 .256 .293 .462 .755
Last 30 Days 52 4 12 2 0 3 8 2 17 0 0 1 0 1 .231 .273 .442 .715

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Welington Castillo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 13
2013 111
2012 49 1
2011 4
2010 5

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Welington Castillo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20138910281.247.371.707
2012424190.476.6671.199
201130000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013291316241.282.405.758
2012128124130.195.336.609
2011100000.200.200.400

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013183181120.290.383.734
201287104170.241.448.791
201160000.000.000.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013197237202.259.411.758
2012836150.289.386.715
201170000.286.286.571
Welington Castillo Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 20 A Peo 340 317 6.8% 22.6% 0.30 76% .328 .152
2008 21 AA TEN 220 198 6.4% 22.7% 0.28 75% .382 .116
2008 21 AAA IOW 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .250 .000
2009 22 AA TEN 335 315 4.5% 20.9% 0.21 78% .269 .155
2010 23 AAA Iow 272 239 7% 21.3% 0.33 76% .286 .243
2010 23 MAJ CHN 21 20 4.8% 33.3% 0.14 65% .417 .350
2011 24 R Mes 9 6 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .667 .500
2011 24 A+ Day 49 42 12.2% 18.4% 0.67 79% .281 .143
2011 24 AAA Iow 251 227 8% 22.7% 0.35 75% .323 .238
2011 24 MAJ CHC 13 13 0% 30.8% 0.00 69% .222 .000
2012 25 AA Ten 17 11 29.4% 17.6% 1.67 73% .333 .545
2012 25 AAA Iow 176 146 13.1% 21% 0.62 75% .311 .165
2012 25 MAJ CHC 190 170 8.9% 26.8% 0.33 70% .351 .153
2013 26 MAJ CHC 428 380 7.9% 22.7% 0.35 74% .349 .123
2014 27 MAJ CHC 57 52 3.5% 29.8% 0.12 67% .281 .211
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3-Year Averages MAJ   209 187 8.1% 23.9% 0.34 73% .346 .123
Career MAJ   709 635 7.6% 24.8% 0.31 72% .344 .143

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2014 Stat Review for Welington Castillo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.231 AVG
POOR
67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.281 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.442 SLG
GOOD
.211 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.12 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.5% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
29.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.715 OPS
WEAK
.273 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Welington Castillo (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Curtis Partch CIN 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.667
Roberto Hernandez PHI 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Nick Christiani CIN 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Shelby Miller STL 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Trevor Rosenthal STL 3 1 1 3 1 2 0 .333 1.333 2.000
Lance Lynn STL 6 4 1 1 1 1 0 .667 1.167 1.917
Jorge De La Rosa COL 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 .750 1.000 1.800
Drew Pomeranz OAK 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Manny Parra CIN 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 .500 1.000 1.750
Ricky Nolasco MIN 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Worst Matchups for Welington Castillo (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kenley Jansen LA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
George Kontos SF 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
C.J. Wilson ANA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Siegrist STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Soriano WAS 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .000 .000
Dan Straily OAK 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Stephen Strasburg WAS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Tepesch TEX 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Torres NY-N 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Welington Castillo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Castillo hit his first home run of the season Friday against the Phillies.

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Castillo is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Pirates, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Castillo is slugging just .292 in 24 at-bats this spring and hasn't driven in a run.

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The Cubs will be careful with Castillo (knee) this spring, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Were going to monitor the innings hes catching, just like anybody who comes off something, especially a catcher, manager Rick Renteria said Saturday. Hes working hard. We were out there this morning, and he was moving fine. Were aware of it and well do what we can to make sure he stays healthy.

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Castillo (knee) has been placed on the 15-day DL.

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Castillo underwent successful surgery on his right knee Monday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Castillo (knee) was diagnosed with a partial meniscus tear Friday, the Daily Herald reports.

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Castillo (knee) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Braves.

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Castillo will have his knee examined by a doctor Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Castillo was removed from Thursday's game against the Brewers with right knee soreness, the Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Castillo took over as the team's starting catcher after the Geovany Soto trade and did not disappoint, posting a .265/.337/.418 line in 170 at-bats as a 25-year-old. That followed up three straight .800-plus-OPS campaigns at Triple-A from 2010-2012. Castillo is also a solid defensive catcher, so he should get a shot to establish himself in 2013. Once the proven major league producers are off the board, Castillo is worth a look.

2012

Known for his defense, Castillo put together a strong season at Triple-A, slashing .286/.351/.524 in 227 Triple-A at-bats. Keep in mind he did that as a 24-year-old, so he's not considered an upper-echelon prospect. Unless the team elects to move Geovany Soto - due a decent raise in arbitration - Castillo likely to fill a backup role at best. He's worth a look in two-catcher NL-only leagues, as he did show some signs of offensive life, unlike most backstops.

2011

Castillo is a good defensive catcher with some pop in his bat, but lacks plate discipline and on-base skills. He played well in a brief September callup last year, and should compete for a job backing up Geovany Soto. That said, the team tendered Koyie Hill a contract in December, so Castillo could begin the year at Triple-A.

2010

Castillo is a whiz with the glove and does have a little pop, but his plate discipline and on-base skills are lacking. He'll start the season at Triple-A and could eventually push Koyie Hill for the backup catcher job.