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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||6.00||.238||25.00||19.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||7||2||0|| .250|| .429|| .286|
|vs RHP||194||47||12|| .301|| .490|| .242|
|12/23/2014||Welington Castillo, C ARI|
Bobby Parnell, RP NYM
|Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY|
Chris Heisey, LF LAD
|12/17/2014||Brandon Drury, 3B ARI||Welington Castillo, C ARI|
|12/14/2014||Wilin Rosario, 1B COL|
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Welington Castillo, C ARI|
Shane Greene, SP DET
Greg Holland, RP KC
|Last 10 Games|
Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo collects four RBI in Monday's win
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(8/11/15) Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo hit a triple and a home run to help send the D-Backs to a 13-3 win over the Phillies on Monday.
Castillo went 2 for 4 at the plate with four RBI. He hit his 15th home run off the season when he connected off Aaron Harang for a solo shot in the fifth inning.
Prior to his four-RBI game Monday, Castillo was hitting .351 with seven home runs and 10 RBI over his last 11 games (nine starts).
Sizzling Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo blasts off again
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/6/15) The Diamondbacks certainly have no beef with Welington.
That is, new catcher Welington Castillo, who continued to rake Wednesday as a cleanup hitter. Castillo ripped his 13th home run in a win in Washington. It was his 10th since he arrived in Arizona on June 5.
Castillo, who also singled and walked, has 11 hits in his last 28 at-bats with six home runs and eight RBI during that stretch.
Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo stays on recent power surge
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/3/15) Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo continued his hot hitting in Monday's 6-4 win over the Nationals. Castillo went 1 for 4 in the game, connecting on his 12th home run of the year.
His fourth-inning solo shot gave the D-Backs a 4-0 lead, and it's his fifth home run in his last six games. Castillo is batting .391 with six RBI over those six games, and 10 of his 12 home runs have come since being traded to Arizona in early June.
Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo plays DH, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catches
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(8/1/15) The Diamondbacks play Houston at an American League park on Saturday, giving them a DH. Catcher Welington Castillo gets a break from the field, playing DH for the first time this year.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia will play catcher for 16th time this year and first since July 4.
D-backs' Welington Castillo burns former team on Wednesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/29/15) Catcher Welington Castillo had a nice day at the plate for the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Castillo helped his new club defeat his old club, as the D-Backs beat the Mariners 8-2, as they swept the three-game series.
Castillo, who was a Mariner for less than two weeks, went 2 for 3 with a pair of home runs, both of which came off Felix Hernandez. Castillo launched a two-run homer in the first inning, and added a solo shot in the third.
"I've been working on my approach. I'm thinking middle all the way and looking for my pitch and not trying to miss," Castillo said, per MLB.com. "I'm putting my best swing on it and seeing what happens."
The two longballs give Castillo 10 on the year. It was his second career multi-homer game, with the previous one coming back in 2013.
|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|
|8/30/15||OAK||4:10 pm||Jesse Chavez|
|8/31/15||@ COL||8:40 pm||Chad Bettis|
|9/1/15||@ COL||3:10 pm||Yohan Flande|
|9/1/15||@ COL||8:40 pm||Jon Gray|
|9/2/15||@ COL||8:40 pm||Chris Rusin|
|9/4/15||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Jon Lester|
|9/5/15||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Jake Arrieta|