Welington Castillo C ARI 3 days ago

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

Welington Castillo C ARI 6 days ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Welington Castillo C ARI 1 month ago

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo is not in the lineup for the second consecutive game Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers because of a hamstring injury, according to the team's official web site. Oscar Hernandez will start in Castillo's absence.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 months ago

Castillo went 1-for-3 with a walk and RBI on Friday in a loss to the Mets.

Castillo is hot right now, posting a .300/.391/.525 over his last 40 at-bats with two homers, eight RBI and a 5:11 BB:K mark. At some point he will slow down, but he is clearly enjoying life as the D-backs starting catcher.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 months ago

Castillo went 2-for-4 with his seventh home run, two RBI, a double and run Wednesday in a win over Texas.

This is Castillo's fifth home run in 83 plate appearances since coming to the Diamondbacks. Castillo's improvement is probably a bit of a mirage (he has a .333 BABIP and 17.9% HR/FB rate, which are above his career norms), but he is entrenched as the D-backs' starting catcher and playing his home games at Chase Field will play up his power. He could have a nice second half.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 months ago

Castillo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Colorado, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Castillo will get the day off as veteran Jarrod Saltalamacchia takes over behind the plate and bats sixth. Castillo has only missed two-straight days once since the start of June, which suggests that he'll likely reenter the lineup Sunday.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 months ago

Castillo doubled and scored in four at-bats Friday in a win over the Rockies.

Castillo has performed well for the Diamondbacks in a small sample since coming over from Seattle, especially providing some pop to the bottom half of the lineup - he is slugging .532 over 70 plate appearances with Arizona. He is entrenched as the starting catcher for now.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 months ago

Castillo went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, and run Monday in a win over the Dodgers.

Castillo has been rejuvenated at the plate in Arizona, batting .275 with four home runs. He won't continue to be this good, especially his batting average, but he has double digit home run power and the D-backs' lineup and ballpark will give a healthy number of chances to score and drive in runs.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 months ago

Castillo hit a three-run run homer, his sixth of the year, Sunday in a win over San Diego.

Castillo has four home runs and 11 RBI in 14 games since coming over to the D-Backs. He has a firm grip on playing time now and should continue to flash power, although his average will likely leave something to be desired.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 months ago

Castillo went 1-for-3 with a walk and RBI on Thursday in a loss to the Rockies.

Castillo's season line of .204/.267/.389 can't be ignored, but he has been much more productive since arriving in Arizona, posting a .275/.356/.575 line with three home runs, eight RBI, and six runs in a small sample of 45 plate appearances. He is getting plenty of at-bats, and is a better defensive catcher than backup Jarrod Saltalamacchia, so he should have the chance to continue contributing in a solid Arizona lineup.