Diego Castillo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 250 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/18/1994 (27)
Diego Castillo Season Stats
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Diego Castillo News
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo recorded his eighth save of the season on Saturday, allowing one hit with one strikeout over one inning of work against the Blue Jays. It was his first save since coming off the injured list last week, as he now owns a 3.38 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings of work this year. Castillo remains the main guy to roster in Tampa Bay's bullpen, but he will lose a few saves here and there to other guys like Pete Fairbanks and Andrew Kittredge.
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo (groin) was activated from the injured list on Friday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Castillo has been sidelined with right groin tightness since May 5, but it looks like he only needed a minimal stint on the injured list before he could return to action. Now that he's healthy, Castillo will slot back in as the main closer for Tampa Bay, as he has seven saves, a 3.14 ERA and a 34.5 percent strikeout rate over 14 appearances.
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo (groin) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with right groin tightness, according to Adam Berry of MLB.com. Castillo had taken over as the team's closer early on following injuries to Pete Fairbanks and Nick Anderson, as he has recorded seven saves with a 3.10 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings of work. Castillo lands on the injured list just as Fairbanks returns from a shoulder injury, so expect Fairbanks to take over as the closer while Castillo is out. But once Castillo returns, he will likely split save opportunities with Fairbanks.
Diego Castillo finished the shortened-2020 campaign with three wins, four saves, 1.66 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 23 strikeouts across 21.2 IP and finished as the RP19. Practically doing away with his four-seam fastball, the 26-year-old threw his slider at a surprising 64.7% clip, and despite the slight dip in K-rate from previous seasons, the results were very promising. He posted career bests in O-Swing%, Contact%, and SwStr% while boasting a 2.13 GB/FB and 24.1 Hard%. Castillo was one of only two relievers with a GB% above 60, Hard% below 25, and a K/9 above nine. (Fun Fact: Victor Gonzalez was the other). More importantly, Castillo proved he has ice in his veins when it mattered most. He only allowed two earned runs over 11 postseason innings and earned three saves, while Nick Anderson allowed runs in seven consecutive appearances. There is no such thing as predicting how Kevin Cash uses his bullpen, but it may prove unwise to project any less than 50% of the opportunities to Diego Castillo in 2021. His current ADP sits at a laughable 295, which represents a huge potential value. To ensure you don't miss out, the Baller move would be to target Castillo around the 200 mark instead of a question-mark reliever like Kirby Yates.