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Welington Castillo CWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date4-24-1987
Height5' 10"
Weight220 lbs
Age31 years, 7 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.72014
1.72015
0.72016
3.52017
-0.12018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2010 CHN 23 7 21 6 4 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 .300 .333 .650 87 -0.2 -0.2 -1.4 -0.1
2011 CHN 24 4 13 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .154 .154 .154 74 -0.3 -0.2 -1.4 -0.1
2012 CHN 25 52 190 45 11 0 5 17 51 2 0 0 .265 .337 .418 87 -1.9 -0.6 -3.7 0.2
2013 CHN 26 113 428 104 23 0 8 34 97 11 2 0 .274 .349 .397 95 -0.2 -1.0 -12.8 0.4
2014 CHN 27 110 417 90 19 0 13 26 102 7 0 0 .237 .296 .389 95 -0.6 -1.9 -8.1 0.7
2015 ARI 28 80 303 70 13 1 17 21 75 5 0 0 .255 .317 .496 112 5.5 -0.9 -4.7 1.4
2015 CHN 28 24 47 7 2 0 2 3 12 1 0 0 .163 .234 .349 107 0.6 0.0 -0.4 0.2
2015 SEA 28 6 28 4 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .160 .179 .160 94 -0.1 0.0 -0.2 0.1
2016 ARI 29 113 457 110 24 0 14 33 121 4 2 0 .264 .322 .423 96 -0.4 -4.5 -8.6 0.7
2017 BAL 30 96 365 96 11 0 20 22 97 0 0 0 .282 .323 .490 114 8.3 -0.7 10.8 3.5
2018 CHA 31 49 181 44 7 0 6 9 46 2 1 0 .259 .304 .406 88 -1.8 0.2 -6.5 -0.1
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2006 BOI A- 3 8 .225 .336 .331 .143 117 0 0.1 0.1 105 5 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2006 CUB Rk 7 28 .260 .356 .365 .250 102 -3.5 0.8 -0.2 67 3 0.8 -0.4 -2.5 -0.2
2007 PEO A 98 353 .253 .323 .372 .323 89 7.5 10.4 5.1 110 2 1.8 -3.3 3.8 1.8
2008 DAY A+ 33 127 .260 .334 .370 .337 103 -6.2 3.8 1.9 80 2 -2.0 -1.1 -2.5 0.0
2008 TEN AA 57 220 .263 .343 .400 .377 113 -2.5 6.4 3.3 90 2 -1.4 -3.1 -1.7 0.3
2008 IOW AAA 1 5 .295 .375 .461 .250 110 -0.4 0.2 0.1 96 6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 TEN AA 95 339 .251 .331 .376 .265 93 -10.3 10.1 6 92 1 -23.7 -2.8 -1.9 -1.3
2010 CHN MLB 7 21 .250 .343 .380 .417 95 2.1 0.6 0.3 87 23 -1.4 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1
2010 IOW AAA 69 272 .279 .344 .438 .284 98 0.4 8.2 5 108 2 -14.0 -1.2 4.4 0.2
2011 CHN MLB 4 13 .257 .326 .422 .222 107 -1.7 0.4 0.2 74 26 -1.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1
2011 DAY A+ 12 49 .253 .317 .368 .273 99 -0.5 1.5 -0.5 93 3 0.0 -0.1 -0.3 0.1
2011 IOW AAA 61 251 .279 .349 .435 .321 99 9.1 7.8 3.8 118 2 -15.3 -0.7 7.2 0.3
2011 CUB Rk 2 9 .292 .362 .412 .667 111 2.9 0.3 0 163 5 0.1 -0.1 0.7 0.1
2011 LIC Wnt 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 CHN MLB 52 190 .252 .314 .403 .348 102 2.1 5.2 3.1 87 22 -3.7 -0.6 -1.9 0.2
2012 TEN AA 5 17 .262 .325 .414 .333 104 3.3 0.5 0.1 121 4 0.0 -0.5 0.5 0.1
2012 IOW AAA 44 176 .282 .345 .434 .305 95 5.1 5.2 2.9 106 2 -6.0 -0.1 2.3 0.4
2013 CHN MLB 113 428 .252 .312 .390 .347 104 2.3 11.3 6.8 95 17 -12.8 -1.0 -0.2 0.4
2014 CHN MLB 110 417 .249 .311 .385 .288 100 0.3 10.8 6.5 95 11 -8.1 -1.9 -0.6 0.7
2014 IOW AAA 2 10 .290 .363 .414 .375 92 0.8 0.3 0.2 101 6 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 ARI MLB 80 303 .254 .312 .400 .286 101 7.2 8.2 4.8 112 14 -4.7 -0.9 5.5 1.4
2015 CHN MLB 24 47 .245 .319 .381 .172 101 -1.2 1.3 0.5 107 21 -0.4 0.0 0.6 0.2
2015 SEA MLB 6 28 .228 .297 .380 .182 99 -3.5 0.8 0.3 94 17 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.1
2016 ARI MLB 113 457 .254 .318 .412 .337 104 2.6 12.9 7.6 96 13 -8.6 -4.5 -0.4 0.7
2017 BAL MLB 96 365 .248 .315 .418 .336 107 4.8 10.7 5.6 114 17 10.8 -0.7 8.3 3.5
2017 BOW AA 4 12 .246 .311 .390 .250 102 -0.6 0.3 0 86 7 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2018 CHA MLB 49 181 .252 .321 .418 .322 102 -3 5.1 2.5 88 21 -6.5 0.2 -1.8 -0.1
2018 CHR AAA 10 40 .243 .308 .377 .269 106 -3.6 1.2 0.4 77 5 -0.5 -0.3 -1.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2006 CUB Rk 28 26 4 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 6 0 0 .192 .250 .192 .000 0 0
2006 BOI A- 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .250 .167 .000 1 1
2007 PEO A 353 317 41 86 11 2 11 134 44 23 77 1 3 .271 .333 .423 .151 3 3
2008 IOW AAA 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2008 TEN AA 220 198 25 59 11 0 4 82 24 14 50 0 0 .298 .359 .414 .116 2 2
2008 DAY A+ 127 121 15 33 8 0 0 41 12 4 23 1 0 .273 .302 .339 .066 0 0
2009 TEN AA 339 319 27 74 16 0 11 123 39 15 71 1 0 .232 .274 .386 .154 1 1
2010 CHN MLB 21 20 3 6 4 0 1 13 5 1 7 0 0 .300 .333 .650 .350 0 0
2010 IOW AAA 272 239 35 61 17 1 13 119 59 19 58 0 2 .255 .325 .498 .243 1 1
2011 CUB Rk 9 6 2 4 3 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 .667 .778 1.167 .500 0 0
2011 LIC Wnt 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 DAY A+ 49 42 6 10 3 0 1 16 7 6 9 0 0 .238 .327 .381 .143 1 0
2011 CHN MLB 13 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 .154 .154 .154 .000 0 0
2011 IOW AAA 251 227 38 65 9 0 15 119 35 20 57 0 0 .286 .351 .524 .238 1 0
2012 CHN MLB 190 170 16 45 11 0 5 71 22 17 51 0 0 .265 .337 .418 .153 1 0
2012 IOW AAA 176 146 22 38 6 0 6 62 22 23 37 0 0 .260 .375 .425 .164 2 0
2012 TEN AA 17 11 3 4 0 0 2 10 6 5 3 0 0 .364 .588 .909 .545 0 0
2013 CHN MLB 428 380 41 104 23 0 8 151 32 34 97 2 0 .274 .349 .397 .124 2 1
2014 IOW AAA 10 8 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 .375 .500 .375 .000 0
2014 CHN MLB 417 380 28 90 19 0 13 148 46 26 102 0 0 .237 .296 .389 .153 2
2015 SEA MLB 28 25 3 4 0 0 0 4 2 1 5 0 0 .160 .179 .160 .000 2 0
2015 ARI MLB 303 274 34 70 13 1 17 136 50 21 75 0 0 .255 .317 .496 .241 3 0
2015 CHN MLB 47 43 5 7 2 0 2 15 5 3 12 0 0 .163 .234 .349 .186 0 0
2016 ARI MLB 457 416 41 110 24 0 14 176 68 33 121 2 0 .264 .322 .423 .159 4 0
2017 BAL MLB 365 341 44 96 11 0 20 167 53 22 97 0 0 .282 .323 .490 .208 2 0
2017 BOW AA 12 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .000 0 0
2018 CHR AAA 40 37 2 7 1 0 0 8 3 3 11 0 0 .189 .250 .216 .027 0 0
2018 CHA MLB 181 170 17 44 7 0 6 69 15 9 46 1 0 .259 .304 .406 .147 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 73 0.4932 0.4384 0.7188 0.5000 0.3784 0.9444 0.4286 0.2813 -0.0021
2011 48 0.5833 0.4583 0.6818 0.5714 0.3000 0.8125 0.3333 0.3182 -0.0012
2012 756 0.4854 0.4577 0.7543 0.6076 0.3162 0.8520 0.5772 0.2457 0.0007
2013 1624 0.4821 0.4353 0.7723 0.6054 0.2771 0.8882 0.5365 0.2277 -0.0019
2014 1629 0.4929 0.4426 0.7531 0.5953 0.2942 0.8619 0.5391 0.2469 -0.0055
2015 1430 0.4916 0.4392 0.7468 0.6031 0.2806 0.8632 0.5049 0.2532 0.0050
2016 1842 0.4615 0.4376 0.7308 0.6059 0.2933 0.8369 0.5430 0.2692 0.0000
2017 1415 0.4912 0.4318 0.7529 0.5957 0.2736 0.8575 0.5330 0.2471 0.0000
2018 740 0.4824 0.4230 0.7476 0.5686 0.2872 0.8670 0.5273 0.2524 0.0000
Career95570.48360.43800.75010.59830.28790.86110.53360.2499-0.0005

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-20 2014-09-21 DTD 1 1 Left Trunk Contusion Ribcage - Foul Ball -
2014-09-04 2014-09-06 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Soreness -
2014-06-02 2014-06-22 15-DL 20 18 Left Trunk Inflammation Ribcage -
2013-09-18 2013-09-30 15-DL 12 11 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus Tear 2013-09-23 -
2013-08-22 2013-08-25 DTD 3 3 - Trunk Soreness Ribcage - -
2013-07-08 2013-07-10 DTD 2 2 - General Medical Illness Flu - -
2012-08-19 2012-08-20 DTD 1 1 Right Foot Soreness - -
2012-05-19 2012-06-14 15-DL 26 23 Right Knee Sprain MCL - -
2011-08-28 2011-09-06 Minors 9 8 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-07-26 2011-08-11 Minors 16 16 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2010-05-22 2010-05-31 Minors 9 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-06-28 2008-07-05 Minors 7 0 - Thumb Contusion - -
2006-06-27 2006-09-11 Minors 76 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 CHA $500,000
2019 CHA $7,250,000
2018 CHA $7,250,000
2017 BAL $6,000,000
2016 ARI $3,700,000
2015 CHN $2,100,000
2014 CHN $530,000
2013 CHN $503,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$12,833,000
2018Current$7,250,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$20,083,000
2 yrFuture$7,750,000
9 yrTotal$27,833,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 9 dRelativity Baseball2 years/$15M (2018-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 2 years/$15M (2018-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/1/17. 18:$7.25M, 19:$7.25M, 20:$8M club option ($0.5M buyout). Placed on restricted list 5/25/18 after 80-game suspension for positive PED test. (To miss 91 calendar days, barring rainouts, forfeiting $3,547,043 in salary.)
  • 1 year/$6M (2017). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/16. 17:$6M, 18:$7M player option. Castillo declined 2018 option 11/17.
  • 1 year/$3.7M (2016). Re-signed by Arizona 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Arizona 12/2/16.
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Seattle in trade from Chicago Cubs 5/19/15. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Seattle 6/3/15.
  • 1 year/$0.53M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 11/20/09. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 2/10.
  • Signed 2004 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .274 .342 .502 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .248 .304 .395 ?
18 Split (Multi) -.026 -.037 -.106 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 ?
30 vs L (2016) .278 .346 .522 ?
31 vs R (2016) .259 .312 .385 ?
38 Split (2016) -.019 -.034 -.136 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)AZ claims to be moving O'Brien back behind plate next year. A) AZ clearly doesn't value catchers..... B) Best path to get him on field in majors.... C) his K% sucks and he won't make an impact at any position D) all of the above
(Davin from Pittsburgh)
It's B, but he's also behind a rejuvenated Welington Castillo, so I don't see it. Maybe they think he can get to the point where he can catch 20-30 games a year? Doesn't make sense to me, and I think the bat can be a poor man's Evan Gattis. (Bret Sayre)
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)With only a handful of catching stars and many of the current crop looking at position changes in the not too distant future, which of the young catchers do you see stepping up to the elite? Do you think Wilson Ramos is in that conversation?
(Scott from LA)
Ramos is a good guess. Probably the best guess, actually. I don't think Welington Castillo will become elite, but I think people slept on how good he was last season. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the time, Josh. As someone who hates wasting a pick chasing the good catchers, who do you like as a usually undrafted or late-round catcher? And feel free to tell me my strategy is not wise.
(Catcherless from In The Rye)
I wouldn't ever rule out taking a player at any position if value presents itself. I'd probably try to target someone just after the premier names go off the board. As for cheap catchers that could surprise, I like Welington Castillo. (Josh Shepardson)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2008 AAA .003 0.0 67 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.5 0.0
2010 AAA -.015 -12.4 3120 .000 0.0 45 -.020 .001 0.6 -12.1 -14.0
2010 MLB -.017 -0.9 262 .009 -0.6 5 -.007 .001 0.0 -0.6 -1.4
2011 AAA -.020 -13.5 2492 .000 -0.1 45 -.013 .000 0.4 -11.9 -15.3
2011 MLB -.035 -1.2 208 .001 -0.1 3 .000 .001 0.0 0.5 -1.4
2012 AAA -.012 -5.6 1893 -.001 0.6 32 .021 -.003 -0.3 -5.5 -6.0
2012 MLB -.007 -2.8 2221 -.001 0.9 37 .015 -.001 -0.3 -2.5 -3.7
2013 MLB -.017 -16.2 4439 -.002 2.1 79 -.020 .008 0.9 -12.5 -12.8
2014 AAA -.003 0.0 52 .000 0.0 1 -.009 .000 0.0 2.4 -0.1
2014 MLB -.013 -11.2 4483 -.001 1.5 74 -.025 -.005 1.0 -7.3 -8.1
2015 MLB -.009 -6.8 3621 -.002 1.4 35 .016 -.006 0.0 -5.4 -5.3
2016 MLB -.008 -7.7 4891 .001 -1.5 51 -.092 -.004 3.1 -6.4 -8.6
2017 MLB .007 6.8 4167 -.001 1.3 48 -.098 -.004 3.2 12.4 10.8
2018 AAA -.008 -0.6 32 .000 0.0 7 -.049 .001 0.2 -0.4 -0.5
2018 MLB -.013 -5.5 2025 .001 -0.8 30 -.004 .007 0.1 -6.4 -6.5

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