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Welington Castillo | Catcher | #7

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / CHC
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Welington Castillo is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.
He's just getting a breather. Tuffy Gosewisch is catching. Jul 3 - 1:13 PM

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Welington Castillo launched a key three-run home run that put the Diamondbacks ahead to stay in their 6-5 victory over the Giants on Saturday.

Castillo finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI on the day. The home run was his tenth of the season. He has been surprisingly playable in fantasy leagues. He gets a lot of playing time and rocks a .283/.325/.469 slash line that is plenty good enough to help a good fantasy team at catcher.
Jul 3 - 1:55 AM

Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto on Friday.

Castillo hit .299 in June, but with just one homer, four RBI and five runs scored, he wasn't of much help to fantasy teams while splitting time with Chris Herrmann. He still figures to win out in that playing time battle in the end.
Jul 2 - 12:37 AM

Welington Castillo is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.

He'll sit the day game after the night game. Chris Herrmann will be behind the plate and catch Archie Bradley.
Jun 29 - 12:55 PM

Welington Castillo is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

It's a normal day of rest for Castillo, who has struggled since the beginning of May. Chris Herrmann is catching Sunday.
Jun 26 - 1:49 PM

Welington Castillo is out of the lineup Wednesday.

Chris Herrmann will start at catcher and bat sixth versus Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi. It's just a routine day of rest for Castillo, who went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday night's win over Tampa Bay.
Jun 8 - 12:23 PM

Welington Castillo is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Astros.

It's just a routine day of rest. Chris Herrmann will start behind the plate and bat sixth against right-hander Lance McCullers.
May 31 - 12:28 PM

Welington Castillo is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

He's getting a simple day off. Chris Herrmann is catching Archie Bradley. Jake Lamb is also sitting out for the D'Backs, as Phil Gosselin is holding down third base.
May 29 - 12:54 PM

Welington Castillo will get a day of rest Thursday.

Chris Herrmann is starting at catcher and batting sixth in the matinee versus Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole. Castillo should return to the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Padres. He has an .810 OPS, seven home runs, and 20 RBI in 36 games this season.
May 26 - 10:32 AM

Welington Castillo is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a day off. Chris Herrmann is catching Friday. Nick Ahmed is also sitting, as Chris Owings is handling shortstop.
May 20 - 4:30 PM

Welington Castillo launched a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

His blast off of Justin Nicolino in the sixth inning put the D'Backs up 4-1 at the time, but the Marlins then exploded for six runs over their final three innings. Castillo also had a single in the game and is now sporting a .293/.344/.585 batting line with seven home runs.
May 3 - 10:32 PM

Welington Castillo is out of Thursday's starting lineup against the Cardinals.

He's presumably getting a breather. Chris Herrmann will start behind the dish and catch Rubby De La Rosa.
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Apr 28 - 5:01 PM

Welington Castillo hit a pair of solo homers in a losing cause Friday against the Pirates.

The great news is that Castillo already has five homers this season. The less great news is that he has just six runs scored and seven RBI to show for it. Still, those who drafted him can't complain.
Apr 23 - 1:08 AM

Welington Castillo will get a day off Thursday.

Chris Herrmann is starting at catcher and batting eighth against Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto. Castillo has hit .213 with a .283 on-base percentage so far this season, though he does have three home runs in 12 games.
Apr 21 - 1:31 PM

Welington Castillo swatted a solo homer Thursday against the Rockies.

Coming off 17 home runs in just 80 games with the Diamondbacks last season, Castillo now has five homers this spring and finds himself tied with the Giants’ Brandon Belt for the Cactus League lead with 19 RBI. We don’t expect him to keep up the same home run pace in 2016, but he’s in an excellent ballpark for power. He should be a useful option in two-catcher mixed leagues at the very least.
Mar 31 - 6:19 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
3Michael Freeman
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Patrick Corbin
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Robbie Ray
5Archie Bradley
6Zack Godley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tyler Clippard
2Daniel Hudson
3Randall Delgado
4Josh Collmenter
5Jake Barrett
6Silvino Bracho
7Andrew Chafin
8Enrique Burgos
9Dominic Leone
10Zac Curtis