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20 Welington Castillo C

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
.000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019CHW7223019481241167400.267.417.209

Player Updates

July 22, 2020 12:56 PM
Nationals' Welington Castillo: Moves to restricted list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals placed Castillo (opt out) on the restricted list July 4.

Washington made the transaction official one day after manager Dave Martinez told the media that Castillo became the third player to sit out the 60-game season. Castillo joined the Nationals in January on a one-year deal, so he'll head to the open market at the conclusion of the 2020 campaign.

July 4, 2020 09:40 AM
Nationals' Welington Castillo: Sitting out 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez announced Friday that Castillo has opted out of the 2020 season, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Castillo is the third Nationals player to elect to sit out, joining Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross. Castillo was a non-roster invitee but had a decent chance of making the expanded Opening Day roster as the team's third catcher before choosing to forego the season.

March 7, 2020 04:48 PM
Nationals' Welington Castillo: Back behind plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo (shoulder) is in the lineup for Saturday's split-squad game against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Castillo did not start a game between Feb. 28 and Friday, but he served as the DH in that game and is ready to get back behind the plate Saturday, so it appears he has put his shoulder injury behind him. He will continue his pursuit of a roster spot, but he faces an uphill battle with Kurt Suzuki and Yan Gomes ahead of him.

February 22, 2020 04:00 PM
Nationals' Welington Castillo: Dealing with sore shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo is dealing with a sore right shoulder, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Castillo was supposed to serve as the designated hitter for Saturday's game and catch Sunday, but his sore shoulder is limiting his availability. The exact severity of the injury is unclear, but it appears that the 32-year-old could be sidelined for the first few games of spring training.

January 24, 2020 04:12 PM
Nationals' Welington Castillo: Signs minors deal with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo signed with the Nationals as a non-roster invitee Friday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The 10-year veteran was largely unimpressive in 72 games for the White Sox last season, hitting .209/.267/.417 with 12 homers. His career 98 wRC+ is perfectly respectable for a catcher, though it likely doesn't reflect his current talent level heading into his age-33 season. The Nationals appear to be set at the catcher position with Kurt Suzuki and Yan Gomes both returning, so Castillo might wind up as nothing more than injury insurance.

October 31, 2019 04:40 PM
Welington Castillo: Becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo was traded Thursday to the Rangers, who will decline his club option for 2020 and make him a free agent.

The 32-year-old struggled to find consistent playing time in 2019, hitting just .209/.267/.684 over 72 games. Given Castillo's lofty price tag and limited production, the Rangers are expected to exercise the catcher's buyout, which would make him a free agent, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

September 27, 2019 01:08 AM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Enters midgame, homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Indians.

Castillo padded the White Sox's lead with his seventh-inning home run. He entered midgame as the designated hitter after Matt Skole was removed due to abdominal tightness. His playing time has taken hit over the final month of the season as the White Sox take a look at rookie Zack Collins, who started at catcher Wednesday and has served regularly as the DH during September.

September 15, 2019 11:16 PM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Crushes grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo went 1-for-5 with a homer and five RBI in Sunday's 11-10 loss to Seattle.

Castillo's fifth-inning grand slam gave the White Sox an 8-5 lead that would last until his bullpen's late-game meltdown. The 32-year-old catcher is up to 10 long balls with 35 RBI on the season.

September 6, 2019 12:40 AM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Goes 3-for-5 with long ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo went 3-for-5 a home run, two doubles, three RBI and two runs in a 7-1 victory against the Indians on Thursday.

The 32-year-old is struggling to stay above the Mendoza Line, but he does have four homers in the last 16 games, including two in his most recent four contests. Castillo isn't hot enough in other categories, though, to make him usable in most leagues. He is batting .209 with nine home runs, 10 RBI and 16 runs in 201 at-bats this season.

August 31, 2019 08:08 AM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Pops pinch-hit homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo hit a three-run homer as a pinch hitter in a 10-7 loss to Atlanta on Friday.

With the White Sox down 6-2 in the seventh inning, Castillo closed the gap to one by driving a Luke Jackson fastball over the fence in left field, but it was as close as Chicago would get. Castillo has started only three of the last 11 games, and while the veteran catcher does have eight homers in 59 games this season, his .648 OPS will likely keep him stuck to the bench on most nights.

August 19, 2019 03:24 PM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Sitting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins.

He'll be on the bench for a second straight game while Matt Skole occupies the designated-hitter spot and James McCann starts behind the dish. Skole remains Castillo's primary competition for a spot in the everyday lineup, as McCann has cracked the starting nine at either catcher or DH for seven straight contests.

August 18, 2019 03:20 PM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.

Castillo will head to the bench after pounding out five hits -- four for extra bases -- while starting each of the past four games at either catcher or designated hitter. James McCann will work behind the plate while Jose Abreu handles DH duties in the series finale.

August 16, 2019 11:20 AM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Thursday's 8-7 loss to the Angels.

Sparking a ninth-inning rally, Castillo turned the second pitch he saw into a home run off Hansel Robles to bring the White Sox within one. Unfortunately, the score would not come any closer as the Angels notched the win. It was Castillo's seventh long ball and eighth double over 52 games this season.

August 15, 2019 07:28 AM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Extends hit streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 13-9 win over the Astros.

Castillo has hit in five straight starts, going 8-for-20 with a home run and five RBI. He served as the designated hitter against left-hander Wade Miley. Castillo had been getting regular work as the DH when not catching, but he appears to have taken a back seat to the the left-handed hitting Matt Skole, who has been the White Sox's primary DH since being called up earlier this month.

August 12, 2019 02:56 PM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Losing work to Skole
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Astros.

On the bench for the fourth time in six games, Castillo appears to have fallen behind Matt Skole on the depth chart at designated hitter. Since returning in mid-July following a one-month stint on the injured list, Castillo is slashing .188/.216/.313 across 15 games.

August 11, 2019 11:12 AM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Sitting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo is not in Sunday's lineup against the A's.

He is hitting .313 with one home run in 16 at-bats this month. Matt Skole will start at first base while Jose Abreu starts at designated hitter.

August 9, 2019 11:04 AM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Athletics.

Castillo is 4-for-10 with a double, home run and two RBI in his last two games, but he'll head to the bench for Friday's series opener. Matt Skole will serve as the designated hitter in his absence.

August 6, 2019 05:40 PM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Sits for nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo is not in the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

Castillo went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in the first game of the day. James McCann will take over behind the plate for the nightcap.

August 6, 2019 11:00 AM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Back from personal leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The White Sox activated Castillo (personal) from the family medical emergency leave list ahead of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers. He'll start at catcher and bat fifth in the first game of the twin bill, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Chicago is technically labeling Castillo as its 26th man for the doubleheader, but the White Sox will keep him around as the No. 2 backstop behind James McCann and instead remove someone else from the active roster after the second game of the twin bill. Castillo was away from the White Sox for four days while tending to the family matter.

August 5, 2019 11:36 PM
White Sox's Welington Castillo: Expected back Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castillo (personal) is on track to rejoin the team for Tuesday's doubleheader against Detroit, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Castillo was placed on the family medical emergency leave list Friday, but his absence is expected to be brief. Seby Zavala was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte to make room on the 25-man roster for Castillo's return.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit30112 .367 .667 .367
vs Turnbull (Career)000000
vs RHP144299 .256 .417 .201
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/15@SEA3111500
9/16@MIN1000000
9/21@DET5020000
9/22@DET4010100
9/25CLE2111300
9/28DET4000000
9/29DET3111200
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020WAS0000000000------------
2019CHW7223019481241167400.209.267.4170.684
2018CHW49170174461594610.259.304.4060.710
2017BAL9634144962053229700.281.323.4900.813
2016ARI1134164111014683312120.264.322.4230.745
2015ARI11034242811957259200.237.296.4530.750
2014CHC110380289013462610200.237.296.3900.686
2013CHC11338041104832349720.274.349.3970.746
2012CHC521701645522175100.265.337.4180.754
2011CHC41302000400.154.154.1540.308
2010CHC72036151700.300.333.6500.983
Total72624622516269833918369150.254.313.4260.739
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020WAS000000000
2019CHW721209620308
2018CHW49706900207
2017BAL96110167200010
2016ARI11324017640435
2015ARI110151155506112
2014CHC11019014822707
2013CHC1132301512111313
2012CHC521107110224
2011CHC400200001
2010CHC7401300000
Total7261261104818335967
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2005R-Cubs602042959140128192812.289.370.372
2006R-Cubs7264500001600.192.250.192
2006A-Boise361100001--00.167.286.167
2007A-Peoria9831741861121144237713.271.334.423
2008AAA-Iowa15010001--100.200.200.200
2008AA-Tennessee571982559110424145000.298.362.414
2008A-Daytona3312115338001242310.273.299.339
2009AA-Tennessee9531927741601139157110.232.275.386
2010AAA-Iowa Cubs6923935611711359195802.255.317.498
2011R-Azl Cubs262430003--00.667.7781.167
2011AAA-Iowa Cubs612273865901535205700.286.351.524
2011AFA-Daytona Cubs124261030176900.238.327.381
2012AA-Tennessee Smokies5113400265300.364.588.909
2012AAA-Iowa Cubs44146223860622233700.260.375.425
2014AAA-Iowa Cubs280300012--10.375.500.375
2017AA-Bowie Baysox4100200001200.200.333.200
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/220
Birthdate:
4/24/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
San Isidro, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
10