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Welington Castillo
Birthdate: 4/24/1987 (29 y, 11 m, 1 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/200     Position: C
Contract: $6M / 1 Years (2017) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Castillo, whose WBC team was eliminated from the tournament over the weekend, is expected to play in a Grapefruit League game in this week, MASN Sports reports. (3/21/2017)
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Profile: Welington Castillo is an interesting quantity, because he's not particularly good defensively, but he provides decent value as an offensive catcher. He recorded a career high in plate appearances, with 457, that featured his highest on-base rate since 2013, with a .322 on-base percentage. There's some pop to be had there, with 14 home runs to follow up a 19 homer 2015. His strikeout rate was predictably high, at 26.5%, but he did manage to increase his walk rate ever so slightly, bumping that figure up to 7.2%. One major positive was his ability to make solid contact. His Hard% came in at 39.8%, which not only represented a career high but was tops among catchers with at least 450 plate appearances. That followed up a campaign in which he notched a figure of 38.0%. Unfortunately, he ranked near the bottom of that group in terms of his contact rate, with a 74.5% mark that ranked 12th out of 14 players in that group. At this point, there isn't really a mystery to what Castillo is. As a catcher, he's an above average offensive player. He'll record his strikeouts, but makes strong contact and has enough power to keep him valuable behind the plate. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: Though his defensive struggles are well-documented, Welington Castillo continues to be one of the larger offensive threats at the catching position. His 39.8% hard hit rate and 14 homers continued to drive that point home, making him worth a look behind the dish.

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DateTeamOppBOPoswFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
Total- - -- - -- - -- - -4.12.7-1.41.1 -1.3-2.6-1.4  1.1  
DateTeamOppBOPoswFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2012-10-02CHCHOU7C-0.30.0   -0.3-0.5      
2012-10-01CHCHOU7C-0.2-0.3     -0.2     
2012-09-29CHC@ARI6C     -0.3-0.3-0.2  0.0  
2012-09-28CHC@ARI7C-0.3-0.2    -0.30.0  -0.2  
2012-09-27CHC@COL9PH-0.2     -0.1      
2012-09-26CHC@COL6C0.3      0.0  -0.1  
2012-09-25CHC@COL6C0.70.00.00.4   -0.8     
2012-09-23CHCSTL6C0.4 0.0  -0.10.3   0.7  
2012-09-22CHCSTL6C-0.4 -0.2  -0.10.0-0.1     
2012-09-21CHCSTL7C0.40.2-0.2  0.30.0   0.0  
2012-09-20CHCCIN7C1.50.50.0   0.0   0.0  
2012-09-19CHCCIN7C0.5 -0.40.1 -0.30.0   -0.2  
2012-09-18CHCCIN6PH-0.1     -0.2      
2012-09-17CHCPIT6C-0.2-0.40.0   -0.10.0     
2012-09-16CHCPIT6C0.80.4   0.00.10.0     
2012-09-15CHCPIT6C0.20.5    -0.2-0.5  0.0  
2012-09-12CHC@HOU5C-0.60.3    0.0-0.2  0.0  
2012-09-11CHC@HOU9PH     0.5       
2012-09-10CHC@HOU6C-0.10.20.0   -0.20.3  0.0  
DateTeamOppBOPoswFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2012-09-08CHC@PIT6C0.2-0.2    0.00.8     
2012-09-06CHC@WSN6C-0.3      -0.2     
2012-09-05CHC@WSN6C-0.4-0.2     0.2  0.7  
2012-09-04CHC@WSN6C-0.4-0.2    -0.4      
2012-09-03CHC@WSN6C0.7    0.4-0.2   0.0  
2012-09-01CHCSFG6C0.20.4    0.0-0.1     
2012-08-31CHCSFG6C1.00.1    -0.40.0     
2012-08-30CHCMIL6PH-C0.00.20.00.0  -0.20.1     
2012-08-29CHCMIL6C0.5      -0.1  -0.2  
2012-08-28CHCMIL6C-0.4-0.1    -0.1-0.2     
2012-08-25CHCCOL6C-0.1 0.00.1  0.5-0.3     
2012-08-24CHCCOL6C0.5 -0.2       0.0  
2012-08-21CHC@MIL6C-0.5    -0.30.0-0.3     
2012-08-20CHC@MIL6C0.00.0   0.50.2      
2012-08-18CHC@CIN6C0.50.30.0   -0.3   -0.2  
2012-08-14CHCHOU6C 0.1     0.0     
2012-08-13CHCHOU6C 0.5   -0.4-0.1   -0.2  
2012-08-10CHCCIN8C0.5     0.60.0     
2012-08-09CHCCIN8PH-C-0.3 0.0-0.1 0.0-0.20.0     
DateTeamOppBOPoswFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2012-08-08CHC@SDP6C 0.0        -0.2  
2012-08-06CHC@SDP6C-0.3    0.0-0.2   1.0  
2012-08-05CHC@LAD6C0.0 -0.6  0.01.30.4  0.0  
2012-08-04CHC@LAD6C0.0     0.00.0     
2012-08-01CHCPIT7C1.1    -0.20.0-0.2     
2012-06-17CHCBOS7C0.4-0.2   0.0 -0.2  -0.3  
2012-06-16CHCBOS7C-0.6 0.3  0.0 0.1  -0.1  
2012-05-18CHCCHW7C-0.2     -0.1-0.4     
2012-05-17CHCPHI7C-0.10.50.10.0   -0.2  0.8  
2012-05-15CHC@STL7C0.3 0.0  -0.2-0.4      
2012-05-11CHC@MIL7C-1B-0.30.5-0.10.8 -0.3 0.6  -0.4  
2012-05-06CHCLAD8C-0.10.1    -0.9      
2012-04-29CHC@PHI8C 0.0-0.3-0.2 0.0-0.3   -0.3  
2012-04-28CHC@PHI8C     -0.5-0.2   0.0