While the record didn’t quite indicate how good he really was, Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo had a fine 2020 campaign. Across 70 innings of work, he went just 4-6, but posted an 11.44 K/9, 3.09 BB/9, 0.64 HR/9, 3.21 ERA (2.65 FIP) and 1.23 WHIP. He was excellent and a slight shift in repertoire really benefited him last year. He improved across the board and while there’s still a slight level of predictability in his repertoire, the gap is closing, and that should allow him to continue to stymie the opposition.

I’d be remiss if the first thing I didn’t mention was the fact that Castillo posted a launch angle of a whopping 2.2 degrees. That’s exceptional. In fact, among all qualified pitchers, only three other pitchers had a lower...