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Welington Castillo

27-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.237

HR

13

RBI

46

R

28

SB

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

With just John Baker and Rafael Lopez behind him on the depth chart, Castillo didn't have to do much to earn the majority of innings at catcher in 2014. However, once his high BABIP came down to earth...

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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   Show ContractHide Contract

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Welington Castillo Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Cubs in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

March 18, 2015  –  Welington Castillo News

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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 AAA IOW 2 10 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .375 .500 .375 .875
2014 27 MAJ CHC 110 417 380 28 90 32 19 0 13 46 0 0 26 102 2 2 7 .237 .296 .389 .685
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3-Year Averages     91 343 310 28 79 25 17 0 8 33 0 0 25 83 1 1 6 .255 .322 .387 .709
Career  (View All)     286 1,069 963 88 247 84 57 0 27 105 2 0 78 261 3 5 20 .256 .324 .400 .723

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Welington Castillo Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .296 .389 .685
Sep. 26 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 24 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .297 .393 .690
Sep. 23 StL 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .300 .397 .697
Sep. 22 StL 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .299 .389 .688
Sep. 21 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .298 .389 .687
Sep. 20 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 19 LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .299 .382 .681
Sep. 18 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 17 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .299 .382 .681
Sep. 16 Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .299 .385 .684
Sep. 15 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .300 .389 .689
Sep. 14 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .244 .302 .392 .694
Sep. 12 @Pit 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .301 .393 .694
Sep. 10 @Tor 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .299 .391 .690
Sep. 9 @Tor 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .298 .389 .687
Sep. 8 @Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .293 .385 .678
Sep. 7 Pit 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .296 .388 .684
Sep. 6 Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .296 .386 .682
Sep. 5 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 3 Mil 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .293 .386 .679
Sep. 2 Mil 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .291 .382 .673
Sep. 1 Mil 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .291 .380 .671
Aug. 31 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .289 .369 .658
Aug. 30 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .290 .370 .660
Aug. 30 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 29 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .293 .375 .668
Aug. 28 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 19 2 4 0 0 2 4 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .250 .526 .776
Last 14 Days 28 3 4 0 0 2 4 3 9 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .219 .357 .576
Last 30 Days 72 6 18 4 0 3 12 5 14 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .295 .431 .726

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Welington Castillo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 106
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
20149310590.301.505.855
20138910281.247.371.707
2012424190.476.6671.199

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014287188370.216.352.631
2013291316241.282.405.758
2012128124130.195.336.609

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014198167260.247.429.712
2013183181120.290.383.734
201287104170.241.448.791

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014182126200.225.346.657
2013197237202.259.411.758
2012836150.289.386.715
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 AAA IOW 10 8 20% 0% 0.00 100% .375 .000
2014 27 MAJ CHC 417 380 6.2% 24.5% 0.25 73% .291 .152
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3-Year Averages     343 310 7.3% 24.2% 0.30 73% .324 .132
Career     1,069 963 7.3% 24.4% 0.30 73% .326 .144

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

Contact

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.237 AVG
POOR
73% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.291 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

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.389 SLG
WEAK
.152 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

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0.25 BB/K
POOR
6.2% BB Rate
WEAK
24.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.685 OPS
WEAK
.296 OBP
POOR

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Welington Castillo

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

Castillo and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million deal Friday, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Castillo is now projected to serve in a backup role for the Cubs following the acquisition of Miguel Montero on Tuesday.

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Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Castillo is out of the lineup against the Brewers, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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Castillo smacked his 13th home run of the year, while going 2-for-5 with three RBI, including the walk-off hit in the 10th inning in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

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Castillo (ribs) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

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Castillo (ribs) is available Saturday, but the Cubs want to let his injury heal another day, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.

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Castillo (ribs) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

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Castillo left Friday's game with a left rib contusion, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Castillo is out of the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers, MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 average give Castillo above-average fantasy value at a thin position, and his numbers in the minors indicate he can probably keep it up. As long as his recuperation from September knee surgery goes well, expect him behind the plate on Opening Day.

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.