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 Cincinnati Reds activated starting pitcher Luis Castillo (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list on Monday. He will make his 2022 debut in Monday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Castillo opened the season on the injured list due to a right shoulder injury. He made three rehab stats over the past few weeks and allowed just one earned run over 10.1 innings while recording 16 strikeouts. He's a bit of a risky play for fantasy purposes in his 2022 debut, but you could certainly do worse.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo (shoulder) is penciled in to make his season debut on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers, according to Reds manager David Bell. Castillo made his third rehab start on Wednesday, pitching for the Louisville Bats at Triple-A. He went 4 1/3 innings and allowed three hits, two walks and no runs while striking out seven. The 29-year-old had an up-and-down season in 2021, and his season-long numbers wound up being a bit disappointing as a result. Over 33 starts, he went 8-16 with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP while averaging 9.2 K/9.
Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo (shoulder) looked great in his third minor league rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, striking out seven hitters while allowing three hits and two walks in 4 1/3 scoreless innings. The right-hander threw 48 of his 76 pitches for strikes in the outing, and he's likely to come off the injured list and make his next start for the Reds in his season debut in the majors. If that's indeed the case, Castillo will be lined up to start at home against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. The 29-year-old should be scooped up immediately if he's somehow on your league's waiver wire, but using him immediately in starting lineups against the first-place Brewers would be a risky move.
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.