Castillo
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.267
HR
6
RBI
15
R
12
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy 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 Oriole Park, compared to .297 elsewhere), but Castillo's hard-hit rate of 39.0... read more
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 Oriole Park, compared to .297 elsewhere), but Castillo's hard-hit rate of 39.0 percent for the season was good for second among catchers with at least 350 plate appearances. In fact, Castillo holds the same rank in that category across the last three seasons, which explains his BABIPs of .337 and .336 in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Castillo could come close to a repeat with similar opportunity to last year's, which will likely be afforded to him after he signed with the White Sox. Plus, Chicago may bat him in the middle of the order as often as Baltimore did.
STATUS: Suspension    INJURY: Suspension    RETURN DATE: Aug 23,2018   
LEAGUE: Majors    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 5'10"    WT: 200 lbs.    DOB: 4/24/1987    Drafted: 2004Show Contract
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Welington Castillo Contract Info:
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.
Moves rehab assignment to Triple-A
CChicago White Sox
Suspension
August 17, 2018
Castillo (suspension) has joined Triple-A Charlotte for his rehab assignment.
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Welington Castillo 2018 MLB Game Log
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  • AB:
    1
  • H:
    0
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    0
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    1
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .000
  • OBP:
    .000
  • SLG:
    .000
  • OPS:
    .000
2018 Stat Review for Welington Castillo
0.18 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.9 % BB Rate
POOR
26.8 % K Rate
POOR
0.775 OPS
AVERAGE
0.309 OBP
WEAK
0.267 AVG
AVERAGE
0.325 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
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  1. 1. OmarO. Narvaez (L)
  2. 2. KevanK. Smith (R)
  3. X. WelingtonW. Castillo (R) Suspension
Second Baseman
  1. 1. YoanY. Moncada (S)
  2. 2. LeuryL. Garcia (S)
  3. 3. YolmerY. Sanchez (S)
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  1. Welington Castillo 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Welington Castillo 2017 Preseason 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 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.
  3. Welington Castillo 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Welington Castillo 2015 Preseason 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 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.
  5. Welington Castillo 2014 Preseason 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 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.
  6. Welington Castillo 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Welington Castillo 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Welington Castillo 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Welington Castillo 2010 Preseason Outlook
    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.
More Fantasy News
Moves rehab assignment to Triple-A
CChicago White Sox
Suspension
August 17, 2018
Castillo (suspension) has joined Triple-A Charlotte for his rehab assignment.
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Rehabbing in Arizona
CChicago White Sox
Suspension
August 14, 2018
Castillo (suspension) has been on a rehab assignment in Arizona in preparation for his reinstatement, Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Officially suspended Thursday
CChicago White Sox
Suspension
May 24, 2018
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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Will be suspended 80 games
CChicago White Sox
Suspension
May 23, 2018
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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Three-hit night with RBI
CChicago White Sox
May 23, 2018
Castillo went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a double in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.
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