Luis Castillo

#58 SP / Cincinnati Reds / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 lb Age: 27 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Ramping up quickly

      Because he's been doing individual workouts at Great American Ballpark since May, Luis Castillo is confident that he can ramp up quickly for Opening day, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "Right now, because I've been here such a long time and doing all of my bullpen sessions, I think I could go out and pitch 6-7 innings," Castillo said Saturday via translator Jorge Merlos on a Zoom call. "That's how good I feel right now. I'm perfectly OK to do so."There's likely to be a wide amount of variance in each player's preparedness after this three-week training period, and at this point we have to take the players and teams at their word with the lack of spring training games, but Castillo appears to be well-positioned for the beginning of the season.

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Individual workouts

      Luis Castillo was able to work out individually at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday for the first time since the facilities closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Both Great American Ballpark and the Cincinnati Reds facilities in Arizona have partially re-opened, without coaches and only for players that are in town. It's not much, but it's a start for some players.

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Working on slider

      Luis Castillo spent a portion of spring training working on improving his slider, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. Pitching coach Derek Johnson spoke of that work developing the slider: "There were some (strikeouts) on his slider, which I think has gotten better. I don't have the numbers in front of me on what he struck out guys with. Of course, the changeup is a weapon. I also think in time guys are going to start looking for his changeup more."Last year, Castillo used his slider the least often of his four pitches, throwing it 17 percent of the time. It generated a lot of whiffs (47.5%) and a low batting average against (.190), but opposing hitters did some damage when they made contact, slugging .452 against it. The changeup will likely always be Castillo's best pitch, but he would benefit from a second reliable offspeed offering.

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Poor spring training numbers

      In Luis Castillo's four spring training starts, he had an 8.68 ERA and 2.14 WHIP, having allowed nine runs and 16 hits over 9.1 innings. He struck out 14 and walked four over that span.Castillo had similar, maybe even slightly worse, numbers last spring and then exploded out of the gate with seven regular-season games in which he allowed two or fewer runs. That would lead us to the conclusion to not put undue emphasis on his spring training numbers, lest we miss out on one of the dwindling number of healthy aces in our respective drafts.

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Better second outing

      Luis Castillo threw two innings in Saturday's spring training loss to the Padres, allowing a run on four hits, a wild pitch and a walk and striking out four in the process. In his first spring training outing Monday, he only got two outs while allowing three runs on three hits and two walks, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.Castillo's command isn't quite there yet. "Better," manager David Bell said of Castillo's outing Saturday. "I thought it was a good step. Still not where he needs to get to by the start of the season. Definitely a step in the right direction."

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Live batting practice

      Luis Castillo threw live batting practice Thursday, and his changeup was especially effective against new teammate Mike Moustakas, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Pitchers are typically ahead of hitters at this stage, and that would especially be the case when they can alter the hitter's timing with offspeed pitches. Nonetheless, it's good to see Castillo's go-to pitch working well early this spring.

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Yields five runs in five innings

      Luis Castillo (15-8) allowed five runs on five hits with four walks and eight strikeouts across five innings while taking a loss against the Brewers on Thursday.The 26-year-old has been struggling with walks a lot lately, but this was still the first time he handed out at least four free passes since June 22. Unfortunately, it helped Castillo end this season on a downer note; he hasn't pitched well in September. In his last eight starts, Castillo went 4-4 with a 5.55 ERA. He ends the 2019 season with a 15-8 record, 3.40 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 226 strikeouts in 190.2 innings this season.

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Takes loss despite quality start

      Luis Castillo (15-7) was handed the loss after surrendering three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out seven over seven innings Friday against the Mets.Castillo worked five scoreless frames before allowing a solo homer in the sixth and a two-run blast in the seventh. Though he did turn in a quality start, his team only put up one run, resulting in a loss. The 26-year-old continues to show why he's his team's ace, as he now sports a 3.25 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 218 strikeouts across 185.2 innings this season.

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Next start pushed to Mets series

      Luis Castillo is scheduled to make his next start Friday against the Mets, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Castillo initially lined up to take the hill in Wednesday's series finale with the Cubs on his normal four days' rest, but manager David Bell has elected to add a sixth starter to the mix Monday in Kevin Gausman. As a result of Gausman's addition, Castillo will now move back two days in the schedule and should benefit from the change, as he'll be taking on the Mets at home rather than having to pitch at Wrigley Field. After Friday's outing, Castillo tentatively lines up for his last start of the season the following weekend in Pittsburgh.

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      Reds' Luis Castillo: Posts 15th win

      Luis Castillo (15-6) picked up the win against the Diamondbacks on Friday, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three across five innings.The right-hander turned in a decent performance against Arizona, though he still can't seem to put together a gem as of late. Making his 30th start of the season, Castillo improved his road record to an impressive 7-1 and did not allow any home runs for the second straight game. The 26-year-old will put his 3.22 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 211:72 to the test in Chicago against the Cubs on Wednesday.