RotoWire Partners

Welington Castillo

29-Year-Old Catcher – Baltimore Orioles

2016 Stats

AVG

.264

HR

14

RBI

68

R

41

SB

2

2017 RotoWire Projections

AVG

HR

RBI

R

SB

2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Castillo put together a solid if unspectacular season for the Diamondbacks in 2016. The 14 home runs were the second most in a season for his career, and the 68 RBI were a new career high. Fantasy own...

Read more about Welington Castillo

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/24/1987   BORN: San Isidro, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Welington Castillo Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with the Orioles in December of 2016. The deal includes a $7 million player option for 2017.

February 10, 2017  –  Welington Castillo News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Castillo will play for the Dominican Republic in next month's World Baseball Classic, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Welington Castillo – simply subscribe now.

Welington Castillo Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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
2015 28 MAJ CHC 24 47 43 5 7 4 2 0 2 5 0 0 3 12 0 0 1 .163 .234 .349 .583
2015 28 MAJ SEA 6 28 25 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 0 2 0 .160 .179 .160 .339
2015 28 MAJ ARI 80 303 274 34 70 31 13 1 17 50 0 0 21 75 0 3 5 .255 .317 .496 .813
2015  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CHC/SEA/ARI 110 378 342 42 81 35 15 1 19 57 0 0 25 92 0 5 6 .237 .296 .453 .750
2016 29 MAJ ARI 113 457 416 41 110 38 24 0 14 68 2 0 33 121 0 4 4 .264 .322 .423 .745
2017 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Welington Castillo
3-Year Averages     111 415 379 37 93 34 19 0 15 57 0 0 28 105 0 3 5 .245 .304 .414 .718
Career  (View All)     509 1,904 1,721 171 438 157 96 1 60 230 4 0 136 474 3 14 30 .255 .318 .416 .734

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

No No Yes
Welington Castillo Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Oct. 2 @NYY Did not play.
Oct. 1 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 30 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .322 .423 .745
Sep. 29 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .322 .425 .747
Sep. 27 @Tor 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .322 .427 .749
Sep. 25 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .267 .324 .429 .753
Sep. 24 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .325 .432 .757
Sep. 23 Ari 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .326 .434 .760
Sep. 22 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 21 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .325 .434 .759
Sep. 20 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .325 .436 .761
Sep. 19 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .326 .438 .764
Sep. 18 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .327 .441 .768
Sep. 17 TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .271 .326 .442 .768
Sep. 16 TB 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .327 .436 .763
Sep. 15 TB Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Bos 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .323 .436 .759
Sep. 12 @Bos 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .324 .439 .763
Sep. 11 @Det 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .326 .442 .768
Sep. 10 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Det 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .324 .433 .757
Sep. 7 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 6 @TB 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .329 .441 .770
Sep. 5 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .329 .439 .768
Sep. 4 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 3 NYY 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .332 .444 .776
Sep. 2 NYY 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .275 .332 .442 .774
Aug. 31 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .333 .445 .778
Last 7 Games 13 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 .154 .267 .231 .498
Last 14 Games 31 0 6 1 0 0 2 3 9 0 0 1 0 0 .194 .286 .226 .512
Last 30 Games 77 6 16 3 0 2 12 6 22 0 0 1 0 2 .208 .274 .325 .599

Welington Castillo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 107 1
2015 88 2
2014 106
2013 111
2012 49 1
2011 4
2010 5

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Advanced Stats

Welington Castillo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016115177211.278.522.868
201592156150.239.467.778
20149310590.301.505.855

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016301247471.259.385.698
20152502713420.236.448.739
2014287188370.216.352.631

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016210248372.262.429.762
2015153207250.229.425.711
2014198167260.247.429.712

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016206176310.267.417.727
20151892212320.243.476.781
2014182126200.225.346.657
Welington Castillo Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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
2015 28 MAJ CHC 47 43 6.4% 25.5% 0.25 72% .172 .186
2015 28 MAJ SEA 28 25 3.6% 17.9% 0.20 80% .200 .000
2015 28 MAJ ARI 303 274 6.9% 24.8% 0.28 73% .291 .241
2015  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CHC/SEA/ARI 378 342 6.6% 24.3% 0.27 73% .268 .216
2016 29 MAJ ARI 457 416 7.2% 26.5% 0.27 71% .342 .159
2017 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Welington Castillo
3-Year Averages     415 379 6.7% 25.3% 0.27 72% .301 .169
Career     1,904 1,721 7.1% 24.9% 0.29 72% .318 .161

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

No No

Welington Castillo Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 46.3 0 0 0 0 20 0 22 0
2015 C 626.3 0 0 0 0 295 0 160 0
2015 C 64 0 0 0 0 28 0 27 0
2016 C 925 0 0 0 0 491 0 227 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 0 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0
2015 C -4 -1 -2 0 2 0 -4 -9
2015 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 0 2 0 0 5 0 -5 2

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

2016 Stat Review for Welington Castillo    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

Explain This

0.27 BB/K
POOR
7.2% BB Rate
WEAK
26.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

Explain This

.745 OPS
WEAK
.322 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

Explain This

.264 AVG
WEAK
.342 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

Explain This

.423 SLG
WEAK
.159 ISO
WEAK

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Welington Castillo

Overall Ratings

2017 projections compared to top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

???  At Bats
Hidden  Show Rating
???  AVG
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Home Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  RBI
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Stolen Bases
Hidden  Show Rating
Ratings As C

2017 projections compared to top 40 catchers in 2016 (min 225 PA)

???  At Bats
Hidden  Show Rating
???  AVG
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Home Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  RBI
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Runs
Hidden  Show Rating
???  Stolen Bases
Hidden  Show Rating

Baltimore Orioles Roster

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

Castillo agreed to a one-year contract with the Orioles on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports. The deal includes a player option for a second year.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Diamondbacks declined to tender Castillo a contract Friday, making him a free agent, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Castillo is out of Saturday's lineup against the Padres, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Castillo is out of Thursday's lineup against the Nationals, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Chase Hughes reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Castillo is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Castillo is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Castillo is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Castillo went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Giants.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Castillo is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

Subscribe now to see our 2017 outlook.

2016

Acquired via a June trade with Seattle, Castillo excelled in half a season with the Diamondbacks. The 28-year-old catcher slugged 17 home runs and compiled 50 RBI in 303 plate appearances over 80 games with Arizona. For the season, Castillo finished with a total of 19 home runs and 57 RBI, both career highs. Castillo posted an .813 OPS with the Diamondbacks, though his career mark of .730 suggests some regression might be coming in 2016. Still, Castillo should be an above-average fantasy catching option next year. He hit 13 home runs in 2014, suggesting he is a safe bet to hit double-digit homers going forward as long as he is starting four or five days per week. Manager Chip Hale said in December that Castillo has earned the starting catching job to begin the year based on his strong performance from 2015.

2015

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 last year, his shortcomings came into focus. A 26:102 BB:K ratio was the worst of his short career, though he also had a career-best 13 home runs. If he remains with the Cubs, he'll fall into a backup role following the addition of Miguel Montero. If he gets a chance to start elsewhere, Castillo needs to develop a more patient eye at the plate, and avoid the injuries that have dogged him to this point in his career.

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.