Luis Castillo
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 30
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 8 16 3.98 33 33 0 187.2 192 1.36
2022 8 6 2.99 25 25 0 150.1 167 1.08
2023 14 9 3.34 33 33 0 197 219 1.10
7 Seasons 62 64 3.54 181 181 0 1,054.2 1,156 1.18
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 33 8-16 3.98 187.2 192 1.36
2022 25 8-6 2.99 150.1 167 1.08
2023 33 14-9 3.34 197 219 1.10
7 Seasons 181 62-64 3.54 1,054.2 1,156 1.18
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 24 1484 226 8 3.5 2.2 85.9 112.4 6.4 24.3 .196 .311 .276 .261 .310 31.0 27.3 8.9 3.12 2.87
2018 25 2778 489 43 8.8 6.1 88.8 110.9 9.6 33.7 .245 .426 .314 .318 .386 39.5 23.3 6.9 4.30 4.30
2019 26 3158 469 24 5.1 3.1 87.2 112.8 5.8 26.2 .205 .328 .277 .278 .339 33.6 29.0 10.0 3.40 3.36
2020 27 1153 178 8 4.5 2.7 86.0 114.4 2.2 28.7 .210 .314 .290 .266 .339 37.1 30.5 8.2 3.21 2.95
2021 28 3164 529 24 4.5 3.0 87.7 114.9 4.2 28.7 .232 .347 .318 .294 .342 36.9 23.9 9.3 3.98 3.63
2022 29 2506 394 27 6.9 4.4 89.0 112.4 10.4 33.8 .223 .344 .273 .284 .350 37.6 27.2 7.3 2.99 3.31
2023 30 3207 522 49 9.4 6.1 90.0 113.0 15.9 31.0 .228 .405 .289 .301 .382 41.8 27.3 7.0 3.33 3.77
Player 17450 2807 183 6.5 4.2 88.2 114.9 8.5 30.0 .223 .362 .293 .290 .355 37.4 26.5 8.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .405 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Castillo relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(44.4%) ,
Slider
(22.1%) ,
Sinker
(17.9%) ,
Changeup
(15.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 59.7 19.0 15.9 5.3 35.0 35.8 29.2 5.3 42.9 20.8 19.5 6.2 3.5 2.2
2018 47.9 20.4 24.3 7.4 37.0 38.9 23.7 3.9 36.6 19.8 22.3 7.4 8.8 6.1
2019 56.5 19.8 19.4 4.3 31.6 45.4 23.0 4.9 42.4 17.9 22.0 3.8 5.1 3.1
2020 58.4 15.2 23.6 2.8 42.1 32.6 25.3 7.3 41.6 14.6 24.7 6.7 4.5 2.7
2021 57.8 17.0 21.6 3.6 33.6 41.8 24.6 6.2 43.7 17.0 24.2 4.0 4.5 3.0
2022 48.0 20.8 24.9 6.3 42.6 33.2 24.1 4.6 34.3 23.4 25.9 4.6 6.9 4.4
2023 39.5 27.6 23.9 9.0 35.6 36.6 27.8 3.4 30.7 28.9 20.3 7.1 9.4 6.1
Player 51.3 20.6 22.3 5.8 36.2 38.7 25.1 4.8 38.3 20.9 22.7 5.6 6.5 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.4 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 4-Seamer SEA R 1,422 96.3 16.0 -0.5 -3 12.0 1.4 13
2023 Sinker SEA R 574 95.9 25.0 -0.4 -2 18.5 2.9 18
2023 Slider SEA R 709 85.7 36.9 1.4 4 1.1 -3.3 -75
2023 Changeup SEA R 500 88.3 33.7 0.8 2 17.8 1.5 9
2022 Sinker SEA R 595 96.9 23.3 0.7 3 17.8 1.6 10
2022 Changeup SEA R 558 88.4 32.3 0.6 2 17.3 1.2 7
2022 Slider SEA R 528 86.5 36.0 1.7 5 1.1 -2.6 -70
2022 4-Seamer SEA R 824 97.1 15.4 -1.2 -8 11.4 1.8 18
2021 Sinker CIN R 748 97.3 24.5 2.0 9 17.6 1.2 8
2021 Slider CIN R 550 86.4 36.8 1.8 5 0.5 -5.2 -92
2021 Changeup CIN R 963 88.3 34.1 1.8 5 16.8 0.8 5
2021 4-Seamer CIN R 902 97.1 16.2 -1.1 -7 11.3 1.8 19
2020 Changeup CIN R 345 88.2 34.1 1.3 4 16.5 0.3 2
2020 Slider CIN R 204 86.8 35.8 1.7 5 0.0 -3.0 -101
2020 Sinker CIN R 291 97.5 24.6 1.8 8 18.0 0.6 4
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 312 97.4 16.5 -1.6 -10 11.0 1.1 11
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 912 96.4 18.5 -2.6 -16 13.3 3.5 36
2019 Changeup CIN R 998 87.2 34.3 1.1 3 16.8 1.0 6
2019 Sinker CIN R 639 96.5 25.7 2.2 9 18.7 1.7 10
2019 Slider CIN R 519 85.9 38.3 1.6 4 0.4 -5.6 -109
2018 Slider CIN R 455 83.6 40.9 0.7 2 0.2 -6.4 -96
2018 Sinker CIN R 567 95.6 24.0 1.7 8 18.4 2.6 17
2018 Changeup CIN R 732 86.2 34.8 1.5 4 16.8 2.6 18
2018 4-Seamer CIN R 1,017 95.8 17.6 -1.9 -12 13.5 4.7 54
2017 Sinker CIN R 233 96.9 19.7 0.2 1 17.6 1.4 9
2017 Slider CIN R 226 84.9 36.4 0.3 1 0.6 -4.4 -116
2017 4-Seamer CIN R 691 97.4 12.6 0.4 3 11.2 1.9 20
2017 Changeup CIN R 333 87.2 31.4 1.3 4 15.4 0.8 6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seamer 1.4 19 1,423 44.4 320 .165 .384 .282 33.0 32.8 21.1 .185 .424 .303 47.2
2023 Slider 0.3 2 710 22.1 154 .234 .455 .311 37.8 33.1 25.1 .207 .347 .259 39.6
2023 Sinker 1.2 7 574 17.9 177 .239 .337 .294 13.6 15.8 19.7 .292 .425 .339 47.8
2023 Changeup -1.9 -9 500 15.6 151 .280 .420 .326 32.5 23.2 17.4 .261 .404 .299 27.3
2022 4-Seamer 2.2 18 825 32.9 184 .151 .193 .209 33.9 44.0 26.6 .179 .279 .247 40.0
2022 Sinker -0.5 -3 595 23.7 167 .277 .432 .354 12.3 12.0 13.7 .272 .401 .333 46.9
2022 Changeup -1.1 -6 558 22.3 148 .239 .425 .333 26.1 22.3 15.6 .228 .355 .291 30.1
2022 Slider 1.4 8 528 21.1 116 .183 .294 .245 36.8 28.4 21.0 .218 .351 .271 28.9
2021 Changeup 0.3 3 964 30.5 293 .208 .309 .279 32.7 28.3 18.8 .198 .266 .245 29.7
2021 4-Seamer -0.4 -4 902 28.5 160 .257 .478 .364 30.5 31.3 20.9 .205 .360 .295 34.1
2021 Sinker -1.3 -10 748 23.6 248 .347 .509 .420 12.4 10.9 14.9 .302 .452 .372 45.0
2021 Slider 0.8 5 550 17.4 98 .170 .309 .242 41.4 32.7 24.8 .208 .315 .244 37.1
2020 Changeup 0.2 1 346 30.0 128 .205 .359 .286 40.1 40.6 28.7 .170 .269 .233 23.1
2020 4-Seamer -0.7 -2 312 27.1 47 .300 .525 .387 37.2 36.2 21.0 .212 .384 .307 54.2
2020 Sinker 1.1 3 291 25.2 83 .263 .316 .304 13.1 8.4 13.7 .292 .379 .327 46.4
2020 Slider 0.8 2 204 17.7 34 .182 .303 .283 42.3 38.2 33.3 .158 .234 .185 30.0
2019 Changeup 2.8 28 998 31.6 330 .128 .199 .200 47.8 47.0 30.8 .134 .198 .198 19.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 912 28.9 162 .274 .504 .388 27.5 17.9 14.6 .276 .496 .380 38.0
2019 Sinker 0.8 5 639 20.2 171 .283 .414 .355 13.1 7.6 13.5 .285 .388 .333 47.9
2019 Slider -0.3 -2 519 16.4 93 .190 .452 .321 47.1 21.5 21.5 .215 .441 .299 26.5
2018 4-Seamer -1.5 -15 1,017 36.6 208 .256 .534 .385 19.6 16.3 12.3 .278 .544 .398 44.9
2018 Changeup 2.1 16 732 26.3 242 .200 .330 .249 42.8 43.4 30.7 .173 .266 .210 30.5
2018 Sinker -1.1 -6 567 20.4 169 .299 .494 .383 12.5 4.7 8.1 .310 .538 .389 48.3
2018 Slider -0.1 0 455 16.4 86 .241 .373 .280 40.0 19.8 13.9 .257 .420 .305 25.8
2017 4-Seamer 0.0 0 691 46.6 151 .256 .537 .393 23.5 19.2 16.4 .232 .410 .342 29.9
2017 Changeup 2.6 9 333 22.4 96 .136 .205 .186 42.9 42.7 29.9 .128 .190 .182 29.2
2017 Sinker 1.1 3 233 15.7 66 .262 .400 .315 11.1 16.7 17.2 .261 .393 .295 40.7
2017 Slider 1.8 4 226 15.2 45 .093 .116 .103 37.2 37.8 19.3 .134 .159 .139 18.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 486 88.3 92 18.7 2:15 3:00 -45
2023 4-Seam Fastball 1,343 96.2 89 18.0 1:45 1:30 15
2023 Sinker 550 95.8 92 19.7 1:45 2:45 -60
2023 Slider 688 85.7 13 2.9 8:45 7:45 60
2022 Changeup 525 88.5 90 18.2 2:15 2:45 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 796 97.1 87 17.7 1:45 1:30 15
2022 Sinker 569 96.9 90 19.3 1:45 2:30 -45
2022 Slider 523 86.5 14 2.5 8:15 8:00 15
2021 Changeup 918 88.4 87 17.6 2:15 3:00 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 897 97.1 87 16.9 1:45 1:30 15
2021 Sinker 735 97.3 89 18.7 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Slider 543 86.4 14 3.1 7:30 6:15 75
2020 Changeup 294 88.2 91 17.4 2:15 3:00 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 278 97.4 91 16.5 1:45 1:30 15
2020 Sinker 260 97.5 91 19.1 2:00 2:45 -45
2020 Slider 174 86.8 13 2.2 6:45 5:45 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 358 1,483 11 21 -9 -7 15
2018 705 2,771 -5 26 -16 -10 -6
2019 756 3,068 16 41 -15 -14 28
2020 314 1,256 -3 18 -4 -5 6
2021 799 3,164 8 23 -23 -14 -6
2022 669 2,718 22 22 -12 -13 20
2023 802 3,207 5 41 -16 -10 19
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 1,484 50.3 69.6 77.1 25.8 54.7 39.3 57.3 47.8 28.2 8.5 77.8
2018 2,778 51.0 68.9 76.9 29.6 56.0 42.9 61.4 49.6 28.6 7.5 67.9
2019 3,158 41.4 68.5 73.9 32.2 47.2 42.7 56.4 47.3 35.5 5.3 76.5
2020 1,153 50.2 73.6 75.1 28.2 45.7 42.2 61.3 51.0 32.7 6.3 82.2
2021 3,164 46.3 71.0 77.7 30.5 56.3 44.8 59.6 49.3 28.7 6.7 77.3
2022 2,506 50.8 68.4 79.2 29.9 55.2 40.5 61.1 49.4 27.8 8.5 79.9
2023 3,207 49.4 73.4 76.7 31.3 51.8 43.7 63.7 52.1 30.6 7.4 77.7
Player 17,450 48.0 70.4 76.8 30.2 52.6 42.7 60.2 49.5 30.3 7.1 76.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2017 92 91 92 85 90 78 91 82 68 81 38 78 28 96 54 14
2018 37 42 27 20 58 2 12 34 16 56 72 75 69 88 36 6
2019 84 87 93 90 74 34 84 83 74 81 22 94 80 91 22 4
2020 88 78 86 88 84 33 81 88 49 83 55 83 54 97 26 1
2021 71 58 79 87 52 32 93 74 64 53 35 70 75 95 53 3
2022 71 67 74 76 68 26 57 35 53 76 55 67 54 92 64 4
2023 64 70 46 32 82 3 24 23 30 77 71 80 77 85 50 1
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.4 11 10.6 0 3 11 1 9.1
2018 22.8 28 26.1 2 14 17 11 39.3
2019 23.0 22 19.6 2 5 15 7 31.8
2020 23.5 5 5.0 0 4 4 3 60.0
2021 22.5 19 15.0 4 9 15 4 21.1
2022 25.9 15 15.2 0 8 9 7 46.7
2023 23.7 28 28.4 0 6 22 11 39.3
Player 23.3 128 119.9 8 49 93 44 34.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 11 11 7 12 12 12 12 10 9 8 12 15 9 9 11 11 9 10 11 12 9 11 11 11 9 9 12 12 12 11 8
2018 28 35 18 24 27 24 28 28 22 21 26 33 29 22 25 28 22 24 25 28 30 23 33 28 21 24 25 28 32 26 24
2019 22 22 21 19 20 20 21 21 11 15 18 19 23 20 19 22 21 19 20 19 21 21 23 22 20 19 16 22 24 19 12
2020 5 6 5 7 4 5 8 5 3 3 3 7 6 4 4 4 4 5 6 7 5 4 8 5 4 3 5 7 7 3 3
2021 19 19 15 16 18 15 19 18 8 9 11 21 13 10 15 20 16 13 18 17 10 14 20 13 13 9 21 17 12 14 15
2022 15 13 13 16 15 17 16 13 13 14 15 19 16 14 16 16 14 15 15 15 16 15 17 15 12 14 16 18 16 16 15
2023 28 28 17 29 32 29 32 26 26 27 27 25 30 27 32 30 32 27 30 34 30 23 34 34 27 27 27 28 30 29 24
Player 128 134 96 123 128 122 136 121 92 97 112 139 126 106 122 131 118 113 125 132 121 111 146 128 106 105 122 132 133 118 101
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.3 95.7 -1.6 96.4 0.7 97.4 1.0 97.2 -0.2 97.0 -0.2 96.1 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 87.2 86.2 -1.0 87.2 1.0 88.2 1.0 88.3 0.1 88.4 0.1 88.3 -0.1
Breaking Velocity 84.9 83.6 -1.3 85.9 2.3 86.8 0.9 86.4 -0.4 86.5 0.1 85.7 -0.8
Exit Velocity 85.9 88.8 2.9 87.2 -1.6 86.0 -1.2 87.7 1.7 89.0 1.3 90.0 1.0
Launch Angle 6.4 9.6 3.2 5.8 -3.8 2.2 -3.6 4.2 2.0 10.4 6.2 15.9 5.5
Barrel % 3.5 8.8 5.3 5.1 -3.7 4.5 -0.6 4.5 0.0 6.9 2.4 9.4 2.5
Hard Hit % 31.0 39.5 8.5 33.6 -5.9 37.1 3.5 36.9 -0.2 37.6 0.7 41.8 4.2
Sweet Spot % 24.3 33.7 9.4 26.2 -7.5 28.7 2.5 28.7 0.0 33.8 5.1 31.0 -2.8
xBA .196 .245 0.049 .205 -0.040 .210 0.005 .232 0.022 .223 -0.009 .228 0.005
BA .202 .245 0.043 .202 -0.043 .233 0.031 .255 0.022 .212 -0.043 .218 0.006
xwOBA .261 .318 0.057 .278 -0.040 .266 -0.012 .294 0.028 .284 -0.010 .301 0.017
wOBA .276 .314 0.038 .277 -0.037 .290 0.013 .318 0.028 .273 -0.045 .289 0.016
xSLG .311 .426 0.115 .328 -0.098 .314 -0.014 .347 0.033 .344 -0.003 .405 0.061
SLG .360 .431 0.071 .343 -0.088 .365 0.022 .402 0.037 .332 -0.070 .395 0.063
K% 27.3 23.3 -4.0 29.0 5.7 30.5 1.5 23.9 -6.6 27.2 3.3 27.3 0.1
BB% 8.9 6.9 -2.0 10.0 3.1 8.2 -1.8 9.3 1.1 7.3 -2.0 7.0 -0.3
Swing % 47.8 49.6 1.8 47.3 -2.3 51.0 3.7 49.3 -1.7 49.4 0.1 52.1 2.7
Whiff% 28.2 28.6 0.4 35.5 6.9 32.7 -2.8 28.7 -4.0 27.8 -0.9 30.6 2.8
In Zone % 50.3 51.0 0.7 41.4 -9.6 50.2 8.8 46.3 -3.9 50.8 4.5 49.4 -1.4
Out of Zone % 49.7 49.0 -0.7 58.6 9.6 49.8 -8.8 53.7 3.9 49.2 -4.5 50.6 1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 25.8 29.6 3.8 32.2 2.6 28.2 -4.0 30.5 2.3 29.9 -0.6 31.3 1.4
First Pitch Swing % 30.2 30.9 0.7 30.4 -0.5 35.3 4.9 31.7 -3.6 29.9 -1.8 36.5 6.6
First Pitch Strike % 57.3 61.4 4.1 56.4 -5.0 61.3 4.9 59.6 -1.7 61.1 1.5 63.7 2.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 358 .276 194 1 0.5 164 35 21.3
2018 Shifts 706 .315 356 4 1.1 350 118 33.7
2019 Shifts 779 .277 368 52 14.1 411 255 62.0
2020 Shifts 292 .290 139 23 16.5 153 111 72.5
2021 Shifts 775 .321 385 32 8.3 390 249 63.8
2022 Shifts 615 .273 313 39 12.5 302 161 53.3
2023 Shades 802 .289 371 26 7.0 431 271 62.9
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo