Luis Castillo Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/12/1992 (28)
Luis Castillo Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Luis Castillo News
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Luis Castillo allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 7-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. Castillo struck out seven and walked three while seeing his record drop to 2-9 on the year. It has been a trying year overall for Castillo, who has a 6.47 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, and 60 strikeouts over 64 innings of work. While his numbers look rough, Castillo has been slowly making progress as he hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in three straight starts. The veteran right-hander will get a rematch against these same Brewers next time out.
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Luis Castillo allowed just one run over six innings in a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Castillo struck out five, walked one, and allowed just three hits in the win. It was an excellent outing for Castillo, whose only mistake was a fifth-inning homer to Edmundo Sosa. Castillo needed a start like this as he has not been very effective on the mound in 2021, posting a 2-8 record, 6.63 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, and 53 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings of work. Friday's start marked just the second time in 12 outings that Castillo notched a quality start. He will look to keep it going in his next start, which comes against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Cincinnati Reds right-hander Luis Castillo saw his struggles continue in a 10-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Castillo allowed four runs (two earned) while striking out three and walking four. He was credited with the loss, dropping his record to 1-8 on the year. Castillo now has a 7.22 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, and 48 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings of work. The veteran right-hander's stuff has simply not been very effective this year as his whiff percentage is just 24.6%, good enough for just the 33rd percentile in the league. That is down from an 83rd percentile whiff percentage in 2020 and a career-high 94th percentile two years ago. Dropping Castillo outright in shallow leagues has to be crossing the minds of fantasy gamers who are rostering him.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo had a strong 2019 season, but still managed to improve in 2020, going 4-6 with a 3.21 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a career-high 30.5% strikeout rate over 12 starts. Castillo mixed his four pitches well and threw each pitch about one MPH harder than he did in 2019. The added velocity only translated to a swinging-strike bump in his four-seamer, but he still posted a strong swinging-strike rate over 15% for his four-seamer, changeup, and slider. He also improved his batted-ball profile, allowing a career-low 2.2-degree launch angle and an average exit velocity in the 87th percentile of baseball. Overall, Castillo has proven that he is a top-tier fantasy starter despite pitching his home games in a hitter-friendly park. A current ADP of 30 puts Castillo as the 11th pitcher off the board, which seems perfectly reasonable.