Luis Castillo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/12/1992 (29)
Luis Castillo Season Stats
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Luis Castillo News
The Seattle Mariners and starting pitcher Luis Castillo have agreed to a five-year, $108 million contract extension, which includes a sixth year vesting option. After the Mariners sent four prospects to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Castillo, they obviously wanted to lock him up. With this contract they do just that, making him a key part of their rotation for the next half decade. The 29-year-old has continued his stellar season since the trade, posting a 3-2 record, 2.83 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 64:13 K:BB ratio over 54 innings pitched. Because of park factors and team context, this extension should keep Castillo's value higher than if he were to stay with the Reds heading into next season.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo is set to make his MLB debut against the New York Yankees on Wednesday. The right-hander was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. He has registered a 2.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 90/28 K/BB through 14 starts this season. The Mariners gave up quite a lot in exchange for Castillo, so hopefully he'll be a significant addition to their staff. This should be quite a matchup against ace right-hander Gerrit Cole, so baseball fans should make sure to tune in.
The Cincinnati Reds dealt starting pitcher Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners on Friday night in exchange for shortstops Noelvi Marte and Edwin Arroyo, right-hander Levi Stoudt and right-hander Andrew Moore. Marte (No. 1), Arroyo (No. 3) and Stoudt (No. 5) were all top-five prospects of the Mariners, according to MLB Pipeline, so Cincinnati really scored in a prospect-rich deal for Castillo. Marte is hitting .270/.360/.460 with an .820 OPS, 15 homers, 55 RBI and 12 steals in 84 games for High-A Everett after a slow start this year. There aren't many infielders with raw power like his, and he's shown a solid approach at the plate as well. His future home could be at third base, though. Arroyo, 18, is a switch-hitting shortstop who has done nothing but it at Low-A this year. Stoudt has struggled at Double-A, but he could eventually be a back-of-the-rotation starter for the Reds.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo had an uneven 2021, finishing with an 8-16 record, 3.98 ERA (3.75 FIP, 3.63 xERA), 1.36 WHIP, and 192:75 K/BB ratio over 187 2/3 innings. He also posted a 23.9% Strikeout Rate and 9.3% Walk Rate, which were the second-lowest marks of his career. The less than stellar numbers can be attributed to an extremely poor start by the 29-year-old. Over his first 11 starts, he went 1-8 with a 7.22 ERA, 1.77 WHIP, and 48:23 K/BB ratio. He produced a 19% Strikeout Rate, allowed eight home runs, and logged just one quality start. He righted the ship over the next four months, however, compiling a 7-8 record, 2.73 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 144:52 K/BB ratio to go along with a 26% Strikeout Rate. He surrendered 11 home runs and notched 17 quality starts over his final 22 appearances as well. There were no significant decreases in his velocity (95th percentile on his fastball) and he limited barrels at an elite rate (93rd percentile). Historically, Castillo has been a slow starter, apart from his breakout 2019 campaign. He just happened to post the worst April and May of his career in 2021, which negatively inflated his numbers. While he's never been a low WHIP pitcher, he can generate enough strikeouts and soft contact (55.2% Groundball Rate) to get back on track in 2022. Unfortunately, Castillo was shut down back on March 22 with right shoulder soreness before he had a chance to throw in a Cactus League game. Prior to being shut down, he had an NFC ADP of 77 but that number has since dropped to 108. On the bright side, the shoulder issue is not believed to be serious. He will open the season on the injured list but he will be traveling with the Reds on their opening series against Atlanta, which indicates it may be a minimum stay for the hard-throwing righty.