• Mets acquire SS Castillo

    News: The Mets have acquired SS Javier Castillo from the White Sox. He was assigned to Triple-A. To make room, OF Jason Cooper was released.
    Analysis: Castillo is hitting .262 this season with two homers, 15 RBI, 40 strikeouts and just 13 walks. Continue to ignore him in all formats.
  • White Sox reassign four to minors

    News: The White Sox's RHP Ryan Z. Braun, INF Javier Castillo, RHP Franklyn German and OF Michael Restovich were reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday.
    Analysis: This Braun is a journeyman middle reliever. All of these guys are nothing more than organizational depth at this point. Ignore them in all Fantasy leagues.
  • Castillo goes deep, 2-for-2

    News: White Sox SS Javier Castillo went 2-for-2 with a 2-run bomb against the Brewers on Wednesday. Castillo is hitting .429 on the spring season.
    Analysis: Castillo is having a solid spring but likely doesn't have a shot at being relevant in Fantasy this season. Ignore him on Draft Day.
  • Poreda, Beckham among spring invitees

    News: Left-hander Aaron Poreda and infielder Gordon Beckham, drafted in the first round by the White Sox the past two years, were among 18 players invited Monday to spring training. The White Sox agreed to terms with 13 players on minor league deals and invited them to their new complex in Glendale, Ariz., beginning Feb. 15. They also invited five players from the minors, including Poreda and Beckham. Poreda was the team's top choice in 2007 out of San Francisco and Beckham a first-rounder in 2008 out of Georgia. Receiving non-roster invitations were infielders Javier Castillo, Brian Myrow, Sergio J. Santos and Eider Torres; catchers Corky Miller and Chris Stewart; outfielders Josh Kroeger and Michael Restovich; right-handers Ryan Z. Braun, Franklyn German, Brad Salmon and John Van Benschoten; and left-hander pitcher Randy Williams. Catchers Tyler Flowers and Donny Lucy and right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal were invited from the minor league system.
    Analysis: Poreda could compete for a rotation spot this spring and is an outstanding prospect. Consider him a sleeper in AL-only and long-term keeper leagues at this point, because he probably will start the year back in Triple-A. Beckham needs a full pro season before he will be a candidate for a call-up, so consider him an elite keeper prospect. Flowers is a catcher with a great bat we could see in the majors by the end of the year, while the rest of these players are nothing more than organizational depth at this point. Ignore them on Draft Day.