Welington Castillo

Welington Castillo #7

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 10"/210
  • Age: 28

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Welington Castillo Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.237 19 57 0 .750

Welington Castillo MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.251 46 162 2 .730

Welington Castillo Bio

  • Full Name: Welington Andres Castillo
  • Pronunciation: cas-TEE-yo
  • Born: 4/24/1987 in San Isidro, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: August 11, 2010
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2015 Stats 342 42 81 19 57 0 .237 .296 .750
MLB Career Stats 1305 130 328 46 162 2 .251 .316 .730

Welington Castillo Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 D-backs NL 378 221 90.10 230.02 1.41 11.89 37.71
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.08 0.43 8.96 33.38
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2015
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January 15, 2016 at 8:23 PM ET

D-backs avoid arbitration with six players

The D-backs avoided arbitration with all but one of their seven eligible players Friday.

January 15, 2016 at 1:08 PM ET

D-backs avoid arbitration with three players

The D-backs have avoided arbitration with catcher Welington Castillo as well as pitchers Randall Delgado and Daniel Hudson.

Awards

Welington Castillo Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2008 Tennessee SOU

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Iowa PCL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/20/2011 Iowa PCL

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Tennessee SOU

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Season HBP Rank
2013 11 6th in NL
2015 6 24th in NL

Welington Castillo Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 4, 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks activated C Welington Castillo.
June 3, 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks traded RF Mark Trumbo and LHP Vidal Nuno to Seattle Mariners for C Welington Castillo, RHP Dominic Leone, RF Gabriel Guerrero and SS Jack Reinheimer.
May 20, 2015 Seattle Mariners activated C Welington Castillo.
May 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs traded C Welington Castillo to Seattle Mariners for RHP Yoervis Medina.
June 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs activated C Welington Castillo from the 15-day disabled list.
June 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs sent C Welington Castillo on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
June 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs placed C Welington Castillo on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 2, 2014. Left rib cage inflammation.
October 1, 2013 Chicago Cubs activated C Welington Castillo from the 15-day disabled list.
September 25, 2013 Chicago Cubs placed C Welington Castillo on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to September 20, 2013. Recovering from September 2013 right knee surgery.
July 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs recalled C Welington Castillo from Iowa Cubs.
June 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs optioned Welington Castillo to Iowa Cubs.
June 14, 2012 Welington Castillo roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
June 8, 2012 sent C Welington Castillo on a rehab assignment to Tennessee Smokies.
May 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs placed C Welington Castillo on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 19, 2012. MCL sprain in right knee.
April 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs recalled Welington Castillo from Iowa Cubs.
March 29, 2012 Chicago Cubs optioned Welington Castillo to Iowa Cubs.
September 29, 2011 Welington Castillo roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
August 30, 2011 Iowa Cubs placed C Welington Castillo on the 7-day disabled list.
August 11, 2011 Iowa Cubs activated C Welington Castillo from the 7-day disabled list.
August 10, 2011 sent C Welington Castillo on a rehab assignment to AZL Cubs.
July 28, 2011 Iowa Cubs placed C Welington Castillo on the 7-day disabled list.
May 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs optioned C Welington Castillo to Iowa Cubs.
May 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs recalled Welington Castillo from Iowa Cubs.
April 21, 2011 Welington Castillo assigned to Iowa Cubs from Daytona Cubs.
April 5, 2011 Welington Castillo assigned to Daytona Cubs.
March 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs optioned C Welington Castillo to Iowa Cubs.
September 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs recalled Welington Castillo from Iowa Cubs.
August 23, 2010 Chicago Cubs optioned Welington Castillo to Iowa Cubs.
August 10, 2010 Chicago Cubs recalled Welington Castillo from Iowa Cubs.
August 10, 2010 Welington Castillo roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
May 31, 2010 Welington Castillo roster status changed by Iowa Cubs.
May 22, 2010 Iowa Cubs placed C Welington Castillo on the 7-day disabled list.
March 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs optioned C Welington Castillo to Iowa Cubs.
March 13, 2010 Welington Castillo assigned to Chicago Cubs.
November 20, 2009 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of Welington Castillo from Tennessee Smokies.

Welington Andres Castillo Bio Info

The 2014 season marks Welington's 10th in the organization since he was signed by Chicago as a non-drafted free agent in December of 2004 ... made his major league debut with the Cubs in 2010 and the 2013 campaign marked his first full major league season... Has batted .269 (157-for-583) with 38 doubles, 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 176 career contests for Chicago... Was added to the Cubs 40-man roster November 20, 2009... Named a Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star in 2011... Earned PCL Batter of the Week, June 13-19, 2011 … he batted .625 (10-for-16) with three doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in four games... Selected as the organization's sixth-best prospect heading into 2012 by Baseball America ... the publication named him the fifth-best prospect heading into the 2009 season... Was named to the 2008 All-Star Futures Game as the starting catcher for the World Team … went 0-for-2 at the dish... The right-handed hitter has batted .268 (500-for-1,867) with 98 doubles and 277 RBI in 547 minor league contests... Participated in the 2010 Cubs Caravan.

2014

Welington hit a career-best 13 home runs, equaling the total he hit in his previous two seasons combined, and went on to bat .237 (90-for-380) with 19 doubles and 46 RBI in 110 games for the Cubs...Threw out 26 of 83 baserunners attempting to steal (31.3 percent), including eight of nine from August 30-September 16...His 26 baserunners caught stealing ranked third in the N.L. and tied for fourth in the majors ...San Diego's Rene Rivera led with 29...His 31.3 percent success rate was fifth-best in the N.L...Finished with a .993 fielding percentage (6 E/883 TC) ...Allowed seven passed balls...Was 39-for-134 (.291) with two outs in an inning ... of his 46 RBI, 25 came with two outs in an inning...Hit .301 (28-for-93) against left-handed pitching ...Produced a .216 average (62-for-287) against righthanders...Batted .394 (13-for-33) when putting the first pitch in play...Five times tied his career mark with two walks, last done on August 5 at Colorado...Had a career-high three doubles, May 2 vs. the Cardinals … was the first Cubs backstop to turn the trick since Damon Berryhill on Sept. 16, 1990 in St. Louis...Placed on the disabled list, June 3 (retroactive to June 2), with left rib cage inflammation suffered on June 1 in Milwaukee...Played in two injury rehabilitation games with Triple-A Iowa, June 20-21, going 3-for-8 before he was activated, June 22...Hit .286 (18-for-63) in the season's final month ...Had four doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in 19 September contests...Belted his 13th, and final, homer of the season, September 23 vs. St. Louis - a go-ahead two-run shot off Shelby Miller ...Added a walk-off RBI single in the 10th to give Chicago a 4-3 win.

2013

Welington spent his first full season in the majors with Chicago, appearing in 113 games, including 107 starts behind the plate ... hit .274 (104-for-380) with 23 doubles, eight homers and 32 RBI before missing the final nine games of the season due to a partial tear of the meniscus in his right knee ... had successful arthroscopic surgery, September 23... His 28 multi-hit efforts ranked fifth among N.L. catchers... His 2.8 defensive WAR (wins above replacement) ranked first among all major league catchers... Threw out 21 of 88 (23.9 percent) baserunners attempting to steal... Had a .988 fielding percentage (10 E/825 TC) and allowed eight passed balls... Batted .290 (53-for-183) at home, 31 points higher than his .259 road mark (51-for-197)... Hit .324 (24-for-74) in 24 road games following the All-Star break... Hit .282 (82-for-291) against righthanders ... had a .247 average (22-for-89) against southpaws... Hit .312 in April, but batted .230 in May ... posted a .288 average in July... Had three six-game hitting streaks, April 5-12 (.435/10-for-23), June 20-29 (.375/9-for-24) and August 28-September 7 (.450/9-for-20) - each was one-game shy of his career-high seven-game hitting streak done in 2012... Collected two doubles, April 1 in Pittsburgh, in his first career Opening Day start … was the first Cub with two extra-base hits on Opening Day since Kosuke Fukudome in 2008 (double, home run)... Recorded a career-high four hits, April 18 vs. the Rangers … finished the game 4-for-4 with a double and a run scored... Marked just the second time in the last five seasons that a Cubs catcher recorded four hits in a game … Geovany Soto had four hits vs. the Marlins, July 14, 2011... Tied his season high with two doubles, May 13 vs. the Rockies... Drew a walk in a career-high four-straight games, May 23-27, after coaxing just one walk in his first 36 games... Recorded his first career multi-homer effort, September 10 in Cincinnati... Left September 19's game in Milwaukee with right knee soreness after running down the first base line in the sixth inning ... diagnosed with a partial tear of his meniscus... Had his right knee scoped, September 23.

2012 Welington spent a majority of the season at the big league level, appearing in 52 games for Chicago ... he hit .265 (45-for-170) with 11 doubles, five homers and 22 RBI, and made 46 starts behind the plate for the Cubs...Opened the year with Triple-A Iowa ... was recalled by Chicago, April 26, when Steve Clevenger landed on the D.L. with a strained oblique...Optioned to Iowa, June 18, but was recalled, July 31...Hit .476 (20-for-42) with a 1.199 OPS against left-handed pitching ... had a .195 batting average (25-for-128) against righties...Batted 48 points higher on the road (.289/24-for-83) than at home (.241/21-for-87)...Posted a .311 batting average and a .386 on-base percentage in 42 games from May 17-September 26...Threw out seven of 40 baserunners attempting to steal...Allowed four passed balls and committed seven errors...Fifteen of his 22 RBI came with two outs in an inning ... batted .300 (18-for-60) with two outs in a frame...Recorded a career-high three hits, May 11 in Milwaukee...Drove in a career-high four runs, May 17 vs. Philadelphia...Placed on the 15-day disabled list, May 22 (retroactive to May 19), with a MCL sprain in his right knee...Played in five rehab games with Double-A Tennessee, batting .364 (4-for-11) with two homers and six RBI, before he was activated, June 14...Recorded a career-high seven-game hitting streak, spanning his two stints with the big league club, from June 16-August 8 ... batted .333 (9-for-27) with two homers and three RBI during the run...Batted .290 (20-for-69) in September with a .390 on-base percentage...Hit .260 (38-for-146) with six doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI in 44 games spanning two stints for Iowa. 2011 Welington combined to hit .287 (79-for-275) with 15 doubles, 16 homers and 42 RBI in 75 games between Rookie-League Mesa, Single-A Daytona and Triple-A Iowa...saw action with the big league club for the second-straight season (four games)...Hit .154 (2-for-13) in four games, all starts behind the dish, with the Cubs, May 11-29...Suffered a thumb injury during Spring Training and opened the season rehabbing with Daytona...hit .238 (10-for-42) with six runs, two doubles, one homer and seven RBI in 12 games with the D-Cubs...Spent a majority of the season with Iowa, posting a .286 average (65- for-227) with 38 runs, nine doubles, 15 home runs and 35 RBI in 61 games at the Triple-A level...Threw out 16 of 55 baserunners attempting to steal (29.1-percent) with Iowa...Posted a .313 average (21-for-67) off southpaws compared to a .275 mark (44-for-160) against right-handed pitchers at the Triple-A level...Boasted a career-high 15-game hitting streak, May 30-June 18...it was the longest hitting streak for the I-Cubs in 2011...Batted .357 (30-for-84) with 18 runs, 10 walks, six doubles, eight home runs and 21 RBI in 22 June contests...his .714 slugging percentage in June ranked fourth in the Pacific Coast League...Tabbed PCL Batter of the Week, June 13-19, after batting .625 (10-for- 16) with three doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in four games...Belted a team-high and career-high six RBI on June 17 at Albuquerque...he went 2-for-4 with two runs and two three-run homers in the I-Cubs 13-10 setback...it marked his second-career multi-homer game...Was on the seven-day disabled list, July 28-August 12, with a right hamstring strain...he appeared in two rehab games with Rookie-League Arizona, going 4-for-6 (.667) with two runs and three doubles...Was shut down for the season, August 30, with a right hamstring strain. 2010 Welington saw his first major league action, playing in seven games with the Cubs after spending the majority of the season with Triple-A Iowa ... batted .300 (6-for-20) with four doubles, a homer and five RBI for Chicago. ... Had two stints with the major league club: August 10-22 and September 3 through the end of the season. ... Made his major league debut, August 11 in San Francisco, going 1-for-3 as the starting catcher -- collected his first career hit in his first plate appearance, a double to left in the second inning off Barry Zito. ... Made five starts behind the dish ... team went 2-3 in those contests. ... Knocked in October 1's game-winning run in Houston with a RBI-double in the second inning. ... With Triple-A Iowa, batted .255 (61-for-239) with 17 doubles, 13 homers and 59 RBI in 69 contests ... threw out 18 or 46 baserunners looking to steal (39.1 percent). ... Owned a .269 average (46-for-171) against right-handed pitchers at the Triple-A level compared to a .221 mark (15-for-68) against southpaws. ... Boasted a .290 batting average (20-for-69) after the Triple-A All-Star break ... hit 41-for-170 (.241) in the first half. ... Hit .270 or better in three separate months: April (.270), July (.277) and August (.286). ... Played for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League. 2009 Welington hit .232 (74-for-319) for Double-A Tennessee, collecting 16 doubles, 11 homers and 39 RBI in 95 games...Batted .263 (25-for-95) against left-handed pitching compared to a .219 mark (49-for-224) off right-handed pitchers...Posted a .318 average (41-for-129) with 12 doubles, five homers and 21 RBI after the All-Star break...Went 3-for-11 (.273) with two doubles and eight RBI with the bases loaded...Enjoyed a season-high 12-game hitting streak, July 16-August 2...batted .457 (21-for-46) with eight multi-hit affairs during the stretch...Hit .282 (24-for-85) with nine doubles, one homer and 11 RBI in his final 27 games of the season. 2008 Welington spent a majority of the season with Double-A Tennessee, batting .298 (59-for-198) in 57 games...all told, played in 91 games between Single-A Daytona, Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, batting 93-for-324 (.287) with a career-high 93 hits, 19 doubles and 40 runs scored...Opened the season with Daytona and hit .273 (33-for-121) with eight doubles, 12 RBI, one stolen base and 15 runs scored in 33 games with the Cubs...Owned a .421 average (8-for-19) with four doubles and a .632 slugging percentage when hitting cleanup...was 18-for-54 (.333) in 16 home games for Daytona...Joined Tennessee, May 31...spent June 28-July 5 on the seven-day disabled list with a sore right thumb...Had a season-high, eight-game hitting streak, June 8-18, going 9-for-26 (.346) with three doubles and four RBI in the stretch...With the Smokies, hit .453 (29-for-64) with six walks, five doubles, three homers and nine runs scored off lefties...garnered a .375 average (3-for-8) with six RBI with the bases loaded...Collected a season-high five hits August 18 at Montgomery...ended the contest 5-for-6 with a double, a RBI and two runs scored. 2007 Welington spent the entire season at Single-A Peoria in his first full year behind the dish (86 games caught), batting .271 (86-for-317) in 98 games with the Chiefs...had spent the majority of 2005 and 2006 as a designated hitter...Posted a .323 average (31-for-96) with six doubles, two triples, four homers and 20 RBI against lefties, while hitting .249 (55-for-221) with five doubles, seven homers and 24 RBI off right-handed pitchers...Belted the second homer of his career in his second start with Peoria, April 10 at Burlington, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored...the three RBI set a season-high matched two more times...Set career marks in games, at bats, runs (41), home runs (11), RBI (44) and walks (23)...Collected his first career triple June 27 vs. Wisconsin...Batted .317 (20-for-63) in 19 August contests with four homers and 10 RBI. 2006 Played just 10 games between Single-A Boise and Rookie-League Mesa in an injury-plagued second season, batting .188 (6-for-32) between the two clubs...was on the disabled list, July 6-September 11, with a sprained left ankle. 2005 Welington spent 60 games with the Cubs Dominican Summer League team in his first professional season, batting .289 (59-for-204) with 14 doubles and 28 RBI as a designated hitter.