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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 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.
Cubs' plan for Castillo remains cloudy as spring training approaches
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/21/15) Cubs catcher Welington Castillo has heard all the rumors. He knows the team has been looking to find a trade partner to send him out of town. But he also knows it's nothing he can control.
"My plan was to come to spring training, keep working hard like I always do, trying to get better," Castillo said to the Chicago Sun-Times, "and just let the front office do their job. I can’t control it."
Castillo hit .237 in 380 at-bats in 2014 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI. New manager Joe Maddon said he likes Castillo, but things are still in flux.
"The team has not been set. A lot of things can happen between Feb. 20 and the start of the baseball season," Maddon said. "I’ve talked to the guy. I really like the guy. He’s very good. He’s an interesting player. He’s young. There’s a really high ceiling for this guy. So right now when we meet with Welington we’re just going to talk about the positive stuff and let’s just do spring training and see how it all plays out."
Report: Phillies have interest in Cubs C Welington Castillo
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/5/15) The Phillies are one of a few teams with interest in trading for Cubs catcher Welington Castillo, CSNChicago.com reports.
According to the report, the Cubs could deal the now-backup catcher before they head to Arizona for spring training later this month. Castillo avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.5-million deal in January. He hit .237/.296/.389 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI in 380 at-bats.
Cubs not impressed with trade talks regarding Welington Castillo
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/19/15) Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday he has had no compelling trade discussions regarding catcher Welington Castillo, according to the Chicago Daily Herald. Castillo has been mentioned in trade rumors since the Cubs acquired Miguel Montero from the Diamondbacks.
The Cubs avoided arbitration with Castillo, agreeing to a $2.1 million salary for 2015. Castillo hit .237 with a career-best 13 home runs and 46 RBI in 110 games last season.
Cubs avoid arbitration with Welington Castillo
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Cubs have agreed to a $2.1 million deal with catcher Welington Castillo, avoiding arbitration for 2015, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He hit .237 with 13 homers and 46 RBI last season.
|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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