Welington Castillo C ARI 5 hours ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castillo will take a seat after making back-to-back starts behind the plate, giving way to Chris Herrmann on Sunday afternoon. The 29-year-old backstop has come back down to earth after a hot start, as a 1-for-15 slump has brought his batting average down to .265.

Welington Castillo C ARI 3 days ago

Castillo's recent struggles continued Wednesday as he went 0-for-4 in a loss to the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Over the past two weeks, the veteran backstop is slashing .179/.233/.256 and he hasn't homered since May 3. Making matters worse, a hot Chris Herrmann has been cutting into Castillo's playing time. Castillo should still post solid power numbers from the catcher spot, but temper expectations as long as Herrmann is playing regularly.

Welington Castillo C ARI 1 week ago

Castillo is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Chris Herrmann takes over behind the plate, pushing Castillo to the bench for the third time in six games. Castillo is just 2-for-15 over the past week, while Herrmann is 5-for-13 over that same span and 14-for-36 (.389 average) for the month of May. The two may continue to split time fairly evenly until Herrmann cools off.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 weeks ago

Castillo went 1-for-4 in his return to the lineup Tuesday with an RBI and a stolen base.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castillo sat out Monday's game, but returned to the fifth spot in the lineup in Tuesday's win over the Yankees. The steal was Castillo's second this season, which matches his career total coming into the year. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much more on the basepaths, but Castillo should continue to provide solid offensive production from the catcher position.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 weeks ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Monday against the Yankees, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castillo has dropped off a bit since his excellent start, but his .869 OPS on the season is still nothing to scoff at. Despite the high mark, he'll head to the bench and cede Monday's start to Chris Herrmann.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 weeks ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He has started four of the last five games, notching six hits and a pair of doubles over that span. His numbers are starting to normalize after a hot start to the season, but Castillo could very easily settle in as a top-10 catcher the rest of the way. Chris Herrmann will start at catcher and hit fifth Saturday.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 weeks ago

Castillo is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After getting the day off for Wednesday's series finale at Coors Field, Castillo will be back behind the plate and hitting fifth in the order against San Francisco righty Johnny Cueto. In 13 career at-bats against Cueto, Castillo owns a .154/.267/.154 slash line with five strikeouts and zero extra base hits.

Welington Castillo C ARI 3 weeks ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castillo will get a regular day of rest after catching three straight contests, with Chris Herrmann getting the starting nod behind the plate.

Welington Castillo C ARI 3 weeks ago

Castillo went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Friday's 7-2 victory over the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran backstop has enjoyed a solid season overall, but has been particularly proficient in May. He's now slashing .357/.357/.643 over his first 14 at-bats of the month, with a double, homer and four RBI over that span. Castillo's current .297 average is over 40 points higher than his career .254 figure, so it remain to be seen if he can sustain his current level of success. For the time being, he retains a solid chance of surpassing the career best of 19 homers that he established in 2015 over 342 at-bats.

Welington Castillo C ARI 4 weeks ago

Castillo is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite hitting his seventh home run of the season in Tuesday's contest, Castillo will take the day off to rest. Chris Herrmann will fill in for him behind the plate Wednesday.