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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||6.00||.238||25.00||19.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh||11||3||1|| .273|| .636|| .273|
|vs Marquis (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||14||3||1|| .267|| .500|| .214|
|12/23/2014||Welington Castillo, C CHC|
Bobby Parnell, RP NYM
|Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY|
Chris Heisey, LF LAD
|12/17/2014||Brandon Drury, 3B ARI||Welington Castillo, C CHC|
|12/14/2014||Wilin Rosario, 1B COL|
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Welington Castillo, C CHC|
Shane Greene, SP DET
Greg Holland, RP KC
|Last 10 Games|
Third-string catcher David Ross gets start for Cubs
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) Cubs third-string catcher David Ross got a rare start in Friday's game at Cincinnati. Ross was listed seventh in the order, getting just his fourth start of the season, matching the total of Welington Castillo. Miguel Montero has eight starts behind the plate.
The Cubs are -110 money line favorites at Cincinnati.
Cubs catcher Miguel Montero back in the lineup Wednesdsay
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, the team announced.
Montero, who has split time with Welington Castillo behind the plate, will make his eighth start and is hitting .172 with two home runs and six RBI in 29 at-bats. The Cubs are currently the underdogs (+103) against Pittsburgh, according to VegasInsider.com.
Welington Castillo homers in Cubs win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 9-8 win over Pittsburgh.
Castillo also hit a double and went 2 for 5 on the day, raising his average to .250. He drove in two runs, giving him five on the year and went deep for the second time this season.
Cubs catcher Welington Castillo gets third start Tuesday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Cubs third-string catcher Welington Castillo drew his third start of the season Tuesday against the Pirates. His history against Francisco Liriano likely played a part in manager Joe Maddon's decision-making.
Castillo has a career .333 (4 for 12) average against the veteran lefty. He also has one home run, two RBI, three walks and five strikeouts.
Cubs' Castillo hoping to earn more playing time after pinch-hit HR
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo made the best out of his limited role with a two-run, pinch-hit home run in a 3-2 loss to the Reds on Tuesday. Castillo has two hits in his first six at-bats. He remains hopeful that his success at the plate will eventually lead to more playing time, per the Chicago Tribune.
"I know he doesn't like it," manager Joe Maddon said. "I don't want him to like it, actually. He's really good. That's what I felt all along.
"His last three pinch hits, the ball has been hit hard every time and had some big knocks. But it indicates how good of a player he can be, given an opportunity."
|2014 summary: Welington Castillo hit as many home runs (13) as Jonathan Lucroy and Miguel Montero, and in considerably fewer at-bats, but it's no coincidence that the Cubs' catcher is a relatively obscure Fantasy option while Lucroy and Montero were mixed-league mainstays. Castillo hasn't played quite as regularly as many other starting catchers, and perhaps because he has been embedded in a meek Cubs lineup he hasn't been a robust run producer. Even though Castillo showed decent power for his position, he barely cracked the top 30 among catchers in Fantasy value.
Playing time status: Castillo got steady playing time in his second full season as the Cubs' primary catcher, though a midseason ribcage injury prevented him from topping the 428 plate appearances he logged in 2013. Castillo is heading into this season healthy, but it could all be for naught unless he is dealt, as the Cubs acquired Montero to be their starting catcher this offseason.
2015 outlook: Should Castillo latch on as some team's primary catcher, even with more playing time, his upside is that of a No. 2 catcher in a standard mixed Rotisserie league. He simply strikes out too often, and last season's .237 batting average is a better indicator of what to expect this season than the .274 mark he posted in 2013.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/28/15||PIT||8:05 pm||Jeff Locke|
|4/29/15||PIT||8:05 pm||Gerrit Cole|
|5/1/15||MIL||2:20 pm||Wily Peralta|
|5/2/15||MIL||2:20 pm||Mike Fiers|
|5/3/15||MIL||2:20 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|5/4/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Carlos Martinez|
|5/5/15||@ STL||8:15 pm||Adam Wainwright|