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Welington Castillo

31-Year-Old Catcher – Chicago White Sox

2018 Stats

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.267

HR

6

RBI

15

R

12

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

At 30 years old, Castillo reached new full-season highs in home runs, batting average and slugging. He leaned on Camden Yards for 13 of his 20 homers and much of his offense overall (.387 wOBA at Orio...

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STATUS:  Suspension     INJURY TYPE:  Suspension     EST. RETURN:  8/23/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/24/1987
BORN: San Isidro, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By CHC In 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Welington Castillo Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal, $15 million deal with the White Sox in December of 2017. Contract includes a $8 million team option in 2020.

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Castillo was suspended for 80 games Thursday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

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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
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 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  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ARI/CHC/SEA 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 30 AA BOW 4 12 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
2017 30 MAJ BAL 96 365 341 44 96 31 11 0 20 53 0 0 22 97 0 2 0 .282 .323 .490 .813
2018 31 MAJ CWS 33 123 116 12 31 11 5 0 6 15 0 0 6 33 0 0 1 .267 .309 .466 .775
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3-Year Averages     106 398 366 42 95 33 16 0 17 59 0 0 26 103 0 3 3 .260 .312 .443 .754
Career  (View All)     638 2,392 2,178 227 565 199 112 1 86 298 4 0 164 604 3 16 31 .259 .318 .430 .748

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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
Jul. 15 KC Did not play.
Jul. 14 KC Did not play.
Jul. 13 KC Did not play.
Jul. 11 StL Did not play.
Jul. 10 StL Did not play.
Jul. 8 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 7 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 6 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 5 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 4 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 2 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 29 @Tex Did not play.
Jun. 28 Min Did not play.
Jun. 27 Min Did not play.
Jun. 26 Min Did not play.
Jun. 24 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 23 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 22 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 22 Oak Did not play.
Jun. 20 @Cle Did not play.
Jun. 19 @Cle Did not play.
Jun. 18 @Cle Did not play.
Jun. 17 Det Did not play.
Jun. 16 Det Did not play.
Jun. 15 Det Did not play.
Jun. 14 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 13 Cle Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Welington Castillo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 31 1
2017 88 6
2016 107 1
2015 88 2
2014 106
2013 111
2012 49 1
2011 4
2010 5

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Welington Castillo: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 2

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Welington Castillo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018343230.265.441.766
201793116180.344.570.937
2016115177211.278.522.868

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20188294120.268.476.778
20172483314350.258.460.767
2016301247471.259.385.698

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20186153100.311.508.852
20171712313270.304.573.929
2016210248372.262.429.762

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018557350.218.418.689
2017170217260.259.406.694
2016206176310.267.417.727
Welington Castillo vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Wade LeBlanc SEA 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
James Shields CHI-A 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667

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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% .274 .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% .273 .143
2011 24 AAA IOW 251 227 8% 22.7% 0.35 75% .321 .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% .305 .165
2012 25 MAJ CHC 190 170 8.9% 26.8% 0.33 70% .348 .153
2013 26 MAJ CHC 428 380 7.9% 22.7% 0.35 74% .347 .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% .288 .152
2015 28 MAJ ARI 303 274 6.9% 24.8% 0.28 73% .286 .241
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% .182 .000
2015  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ ARI/CHC/SEA 378 342 6.6% 24.3% 0.27 73% .263 .216
2016 29 MAJ ARI 457 416 7.2% 26.5% 0.27 71% .337 .159
2017 30 AA BOW 12 10 8.3% 16.7% 0.50 80% .250 .000
2017 30 MAJ BAL 365 341 6% 26.6% 0.23 72% .336 .208
2018 31 MAJ CWS 123 116 4.9% 26.8% 0.18 72% .325 .199
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3-Year Averages     398 366 6.5% 25.9% 0.25 72% .313 .183
Career     2,392 2,178 6.9% 25.3% 0.27 72% .318 .171

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Welington Castillo Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2017 753.3 -9 33 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 -10 -6
2018 254.3 -3 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -2

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2018 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.

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0.18 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.9% BB Rate
POOR
26.8% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.775 OPS
AVERAGE
.309 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.267 AVG
AVERAGE
.325 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.466 SLG
GOOD
.199 ISO
GOOD

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

Castillo will be suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's joint drug agreement, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

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Castillo went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

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Castillo went 2-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday against the Rangers.

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Castillo is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rangers.

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Castillo is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

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Castillo went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's 10-6 loss to the Pirates.

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Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

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Castillo (abdomen) is not in the lineup Friday against Minnesota.

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Castillo was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to lower abdominal pain, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

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Castillo was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Twins, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 owners were probably hoping for even more in the power department after Castillo blasted six home runs in April, but his pace cooled. Castillo will replace Matt Wieters behind the plate in Baltimore after signing with the Orioles. He may also see some designated hitter opportunities on days where Caleb Joseph takes over behind the plate.

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.