2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Welington Castillo
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Welington Castillo and lets fantasy baseball owners know what they can expect from the White Sox catcher during the 2019 MLB season.
In a season cut short due to an 80-game suspension for performance enhancing drugs, it’s easy to overlook Welington Castillo . He started well with six home runs and 15 RBI over his first 32 games with a .267/.309/.466 slash line before his transgression. He appeared in 17 games near the end of the season but without any counting statistics.
However, Castillo is one year removed from 20 home runs with the Orioles in 2017 and his moving to another hitter friendly ballpark should ensure a rebound in the year ahead. While Castillo does not hit an overwhelming amount of fly balls, he owns a stable skill set in regards to his discipline and batted ball profile which eases worries about future production.
Over the last three years, Castillo has appeared in 261 games with 102 runs, 40 home runs, 138 RBI, three stolen bases and a .270/.319/.443 line. Castillo racked up a .173 isolated power with the second-best hard-hit percentage among all catcher with at least 1,000 plate...