Diego Castillo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 250 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/18/1994 (28)
Diego Castillo Season Stats
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Diego Castillo News
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Diego Castillo (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Friday when the team opened their homestand against the Los Angeles Angels, and his shoulder is "feeling much better," according to skipper Scott Servais. Castillo will likely throw another bullpen session before returning from the injured list. The 28-year-old was always likely to return after missing the minimum 15 days on the injured list after landing there with right shoulder inflammation. Andres Munoz and Matt Festa have seen increased work at the back end of the bullpen with Castillo sidelined ahead of closer Paul Sewald. Castillo will return to a 3.93 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, six saves and 36 strikeouts in 36 2/3 relief innings for Seattle.
The Seattle Mariners placed relief pitcher Diego Castillo (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list on Thursday with right shoulder inflammation and recalled right-hander Matt Brash from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move. Castillo's injured-list placement is retroactive to July 26. On the season, the 28-year-old Dominican has gone 7-1 with a 3.93 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, six saves, four holds, 36 strikeouts and 17 walks in 36 2/3 innings in his second season with Seattle, mainly in a late-inning setup role in front of closer Paul Sewald. Andres Munoz and Matt Festa will see more late-inning work with Castillo on the sidelines for at least the next two weeks. In Castillo's last outing on Monday against the Texas Rangers, he allowed a solo home run while walking one and striking out one in one-third of an inning to pick up his fourth hold.
Seattle Mariners reliever Diego Castillo worked a scoreless ninth inning on Thursday to close out his team's 6-5 comeback win over the Rangers. With Paul Sewald picking up two saves during Wednesday's doubleheader, it was Castillo who got the call to close out his sixth game of the year in this one. The right-hander promptly retired the first two batters he faced on a groundout and a strikeout, but would allow Marcus Semien to reach second base after he took a comebacker off his hip and then recklessly threw the ball into left field. Castillo went on to intentionally walk Corey Seager before getting Adolis Garcia to fly out and end the game. Sewald is the clear favorite for saves in the M's pen, but Castillo will continue to pick up the scraps whenever he needs a night off.
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.