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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||6.00||.238||25.00||19.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee||46||9||3|| .229|| .457|| .196|
|vs Fiers (Career)||4||1||0|| .500||.400||.250|
|vs RHP||287||62||8|| .279|| .352|| .216|
|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, C COL|
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Welington Castillo, C CHC|
Shane Greene, SP DET
Greg Holland, RP KC
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs may keep Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) Cubs general manager Theo Epstein is considering breaking camp with three catchers on the roster.
Epstein said that the team is "leaning toward" keeping Miguel Montero, David Ross and Welington Castillo, per ESPN's Jesse Rogers. He added that manager Joe Maddon is "pounding the table for three catchers."
Cubs may carry Welington Castillo as third catcher
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) Cubs manager Joe Maddon loves how catcher Welington Castillo has performed so far this spring. So much so, Maddon gushed over how he handled a situation with pitcher Jon Lester Monday.
"Think about Welly's tools," Maddon said to MLB.com. "He's a premier thrower, premier -- one of the best out there right now. Furthermore, there's always the threat of injury. What is probably the most difficult spots in all of baseball to find somebody you like? I would say catching is among the most difficult."
Maddon wouldn't go as far as to say Castillo will make the team as the third catcher, but is thinking about it.
"I'm not saying Welly is on the team," Maddon said, "but you have to think that way as you're putting the whole thing together. If you're trying to find Welington Castillo in mid-April, you ain't going to find him unless you've got him," Maddon said.
Cubs' Maddon proud Lester did not blame catcher for bad outing
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester had his worst outing of the spring thus far Monday against the Padres, yielding six runs on seven hits (two home runs) in 3 1/3 innings. It was his first game working with catcher Welington Castillo, who tried to take the blame for Lester's poor outing but the veteran pitcher wouldn't have it.
"I was so proud of Jon Lester," manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday morning, per ESPN. "Lester would not permit [catcher] Welington Castillo to take blame for any of his shortcomings yesterday.
"It was so refreshing and good. This is so awesome, that your guy is that accountable and that your guy gets it. He probably elevated Welington so much from that conversation. I could not be more proud of a player on my team than I was yesterday."
Lester had tossed five scoreless innings in his first two spring starts, allowing four hits and no walks.
"Wely came in a couple times in the dugout and apologized for some stuff, and I don't know what he was getting at," Lester said. "I'm the one chucking the ball, he's not. When it comes down to it, it doesn't matter who you have back there, you're the one trying to execute the pitches, and I flat out did not execute the pitches."
Cubs taking wait-and-see approach on Welington Castillo's future
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Although Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is on the trade block and could be dealt before opening day, manager Joe Maddon told reporters that he's going to let the Castillo rumors play out before he decides whether he'll break camp with three catchers, per Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
"Let's just play it (out)," Maddon said. "Let's get him ready. He's really good. I really mean it. I like Castillo a lot. He's really opened up also in talking to guys and among the group, which is really nice to hear. There's a lot of good stuff going on there."
Cubs considering keeping three catchers on roster
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/22/15) Cubs general manager Theo Epstein believes in Welington Castillo, but he's not sure if it'll be with Chicago.
Epstein said Saturday Castillo will be on a major league roster this season. "Keeping three catchers is something we are contemplating," Epstein said, according to 670thescore.com.
Castillo is competing with Miguel Montero and David Ross at catcher after hitting .237 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI in 380 plate appearances in 2014.
|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.
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