Diego Castillo
Diego Castillo
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Castillo posted strong numbers in his debut campaign, recording a 3.18 ERA backed up by a strong 29.3% strikeout rate. He technically logged 11 starts, though all came firmly in the "opener" role, as none lasted more than two innings. With a 98-mph fastball, an 89-mph slider and a strong minor-league track record, Castillo's performance looks legitimate and repeatable. He has the skill set to eventually get a look in the closer role. The team may prefer his flexibility and willingness to work in the opener role for the time being. The job exposes him to the toughest part of the opposing order more often and hurts his chances for wins, but also gives him to a larger workload than is typical for a reliever -- he worked 1.3 innings per outing last season -- which helps him rack up more strikeouts. Read Past Outlooks
Ready for multiple roles in '19
PTampa Bay Rays
March 1, 2019
Castillo, who was a valuable bullpen asset for most of 2018, is ready to adapt to a multitude of possible roles this season, Juan Toribio of MLB.com
ANALYSIS
The hard-throwing right-hander was a jack-of-all-trades component of the pitching staff last season, notching 10 holds but also logging 11 starts by serving as the opener in manager Kevin Cash's signature "bullpen days." Castillo racked up 65 strikeouts over 56.2 innings, although his 2.9 BB/9 was the second highest of his professional career. Cash has said it's "fair" to assume Castillo will have opening duties on occasion again this season, but his high-90s fastball makes him a natural fit for late-inning work as well.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .146 93 29 11 12 1 0 3
Since 2016vs Right .200 129 36 7 24 6 0 3
2018vs Left .146 93 29 11 12 1 0 3
2018vs Right .200 129 36 7 24 6 0 3
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.18 1.00 34.0 3 2 0 10.9 3.4 0.8
Since 2016Away 3.18 0.88 22.2 1 0 0 9.5 2.0 1.2
2018Home 3.18 1.00 34.0 3 2 0 10.9 3.4 0.8
2018Away 3.18 0.88 22.2 1 0 0 9.5 2.0 1.2
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Diego Castillo compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
3.61
 
K/9
10.3
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
97.7 mph
 
ERA
3.18
 
WHIP
0.95
 
BABIP
.240
 
GB/FB
1.31
 
Strand %
70.8%
 
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Snatches win in relief
PTampa Bay Rays
September 29, 2018
Castillo (4-2) earned the win Saturday despite allowing one run in two relief innings against the Blue Jays. He worked around a solo home run and struck out four.
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To serve as opener Monday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 23, 2018
Castillo will be the Rays' opener Monday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Filling opening role Friday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 21, 2018
Castillo will serve as the Rays' opening pitcher in Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
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To open Wednesday
PTampa Bay Rays
September 18, 2018
Castillo will serve as the Rays' opener Wednesday in Texas, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Opening for second time in series
PTampa Bay Rays
September 16, 2018
Castillo will serve as the Rays' opening pitcher in Sunday's game against the Athletics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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