Diego Castillo

Age 26 RP
  • Born 01/18/1994
  • Bats R
  • Team: Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
2020 Prediction
Coming Soon
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2018
2019
Four-Seamer
48.5% Thrown 98.2 MPH 24.7 CSW%
Slider
51.5% Thrown 88.7 MPH 42.4 CSW%

A blazing sinker that is able to touch 102 mph, Castillo’s was very effective as a groundball inducing pitch. Like most sinkers it featured a higher BABIP against while allowing a ton of contact. It deserved a better fate as its xwOBA was lower than his wOBA so his defense will be key in its success in the future.

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The Rays love guys who can sling a slider and Castillo is no different. His slider has great movement on it and loves to use it away on righties to get a swing outside of the zone. He was able to get 10 pVAL on it in 2019 and it should continue to be good into the future.

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2018
2019
Sinker
54.1% Thrown 97.4 MPH
Slider
45.9% Thrown 89.0 MPH

Is it a four-seam? Is it a sinker? Whatever you decide, there’s no arguing Castillo’s fastball has a sick amount of arm-side movement to it. (We think it’s a sinker, by the way.) While the velo is there — it frequently touches 100 — the command usually isn’t making this pitch either too hittable or too off the plate. If he can command this a bit better, it will help set get him ahead in counts to throw his fantastic slider

This is Castillo’s bread-and-butter pitch, and for good reason: It’s virtually unhittable. The pitch has a ton more horizontal break to it than the average slider, induces a lot of whiffs, and limited hitters to a .106 BAA in 2018. The pitch was not only the best slider thrown by an RP, it was the 13th-best slider by pVal in all of baseball

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