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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Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Diego Castillo earned the win in relief Wednesday, improving his record to 3-5 for the year. He faced four Houston Astros, allowing one hit and striking out three in an inning of work. Castillo now has three consecutive scoreless appearances with five strikeouts since returning from the injured list. He's not the primary closer in Seattle, but in leagues that value holds he is worth an add with his 2.77 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 62 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings.
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Diego Castillo (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday with right shoulder inflammation, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. Castillo had just blown a save opportunity in his last outing on Thursday, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out two over one inning of work. Over 10 appearances with Seattle since being acquired from Tampa Bay, Castillo has gone 0-1 with one save, a 3.86 ERA, 0.857 WHIP and 22.2 percent strikeout rate over 9 1/3 innings of work. To replace Castillo on the active roster, the Mariners recalled relief pitcher Robert Dugger from Triple-A Tacoma. At this point, Castillo only has value in SV/HLD formats, and in those leagues he should be stashed on the IL for now.
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Diego Castillo blew a save Thursday night against the Texas Rangers. Seattle took a five-run lead into the ninth inning, but fellow reliever Anthony Misiewicz allowed three runs without recording an out, and then Castillo came on to complete the meltdown, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk. He struck out two batters. Castillo was already filling a set-up capacity most of the time for Seattle, and this won't help him cut into Paul Sewald's closer role. Castillo is only rosterable in holds leagues.
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.