Welington Castillo C ARI 5 hours 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 1 day 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 4 days 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.

Welington Castillo C ARI 6 days ago

Castillo went 1-for-3 with a home run, walk, and two RBI Tuesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Castillo has emerged as the D-Backs' top catching option since being traded there from Seattle with a .270/.341/.595 line, three home runs, and seven RBI. Castillo's power is real, but expect the average to sink a bit as he sports a 24% strikeout rate on the season and it has been even higher in Arizona (26.8%) in a small sample size. He is a solid number two catcher or deep league starter.

Welington Castillo C ARI 1 week ago

Castillo went 1-for-3 with a double and RBI on Saturday against the Padres.

Castillo is providing the Diamondbacks with solid production from behind the dish since he came over from Seattle with a .265/.324/.529 line. It looks like he will see the majority of playing time with Jarrod Saltalamacchia starting a couple of times per week. Castillo can be a useful second catcher or starting option in deep leagues with his power in a friendly home park.

Welington Castillo C ARI 1 week ago

Castillo had a double in four at-bats, while driving in and scoring a run Friday against the Padres.

Castillo will continue to share time with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, while offering fantasy owners more upside - he has a .258/.324/.516 line in a small sample of 34 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks, but has shown double digit home run power in his career.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 weeks ago

Castillo is out of the lineup Thursday.

It's just a standard day off for Castillo, who has risen his average from .145 to .200 over his last four starts. Thursday's starting catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Castillo should continue to split time behind the plate more evenly than a typical starter/backup combination. However, Castillo figures to be the guy worth looking at for fantasy purposes.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 weeks ago

Castillo went 2-for-4 with his fourth home run of the season, and second since joining Arizona, Wednesday in a win over the Angels.

Castillo is batting .259/.333/.519 in 30 plate appearances with the D-backs. He brings some pop behind the plate - he hit 13 bombs with the Cubs last year - and it looks like he is the favoured option at catcher for Arizona. In leagues that run deep at catcher, that's enough for him to provide value the rest of the way.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 weeks ago

Castillo, who went 1-for-4 on Sunday against San Francisco, could start two out of every three games for the D-Backs going forward, reports the Arizona Republic's Zach Buchanan.

Castillo's stronger defensive skills seem to have given him the edge over Jarrod Saltalamacchia, for now. He has hit reasonably well since joining Arizona, posting a .250/.318/.450 line in 22 plate appearances. He appears to be the D-Backs catcher to own until further notice.

Welington Castillo C ARI 2 weeks ago

Castillo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants.

The 28-year-old scored the only run of Friday's game in a 3-for-4 effort, but will turn backstop duties over to Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Saturday. It marks Saltalamacchia's fourth start in nine games since Castillo came over from Seattle in the Mark Trumbo deal.