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Luis Castillo
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 200LBS | Age: 28

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 1 3 6.07 6 6 0 29.2 24 1.62
5 Seasons 33 36 3.75 96 96 0 549.1 602 1.19
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 1-3 6.07 29.2 24 1.62
5 Seasons 96 33-36 3.75 549.1 602 1.19

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 1484 226 8 3.5 85.9 112.4 6.4 24.3 .196 .311 .278 .263 .310 31 27.3 8.9 3.12 2.96
2018 2778 489 43 8.8 88.8 110.9 9.6 33.7 .244 .424 .314 .317 .384 39.5 23.3 6.9 4.30 4.33
2019 3158 469 24 5.1 87.2 112.8 5.8 26.2 .201 .322 .277 .273 .330 33.6 29 10 3.40 3.30
2020 1153 178 8 4.5 86 114.4 2.2 28.7 .209 .313 .290 .266 .337 37.1 30.5 8.2 3.21 2.97
2021 520 100 8 8 90.2 113.3 4.5 35 .295 .486 .386 .356 .411 39 17.9 6 6.07 4.91
9093 1462 91 6.2 87.6 114.4 6.7 29.3 .220 .361 .297 .289 .351 36 26.5 8.4
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Castillo relies on 4 pitches.
Changeup
(39.4%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(27.1%) ,
Sinker
(19.2%) ,
Slider
(14.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Changeup 205 54 151 39.4 86.7 63 59 15 11 4 0 0 16 43 .254 .231 .322 .270 .278 .248 87.2 -5 2014 5.5 28.9 14.5
2021 4-Seam Fastball 141 45 96 27.1 96.1 25 24 10 6 3 0 1 3 22 .417 .397 .667 .700 .465 .460 83.2 20 2269 5.5 21.5 10.0
2021 Sinker 100 64 36 19.2 95.8 34 28 13 9 1 0 3 3 26 .464 .341 .821 .719 .573 .481 90.7 1 2177 5.5 8.5 12.0
2021 Slider 74 57 17 14.2 84.5 11 11 2 1 0 0 1 2 9 .182 .295 .455 .588 .268 .366 90.5 22 2370 5.5 23.3 8.7
2020 Changeup 346 127 219 30.0 88.2 128 117 24 13 7 1 3 52 65 .205 .170 .359 .270 .276 .233 82.5 5 1949 5.4 40.1 28.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 312 110 202 27.1 97.4 47 40 12 5 6 0 1 17 24 .300 .213 .525 .385 .383 .308 89.5 18 2188 5.4 37.2 21.0
2020 Sinker 291 166 125 25.2 97.5 83 76 20 16 4 0 0 7 69 .263 .293 .316 .380 .289 .328 89.0 -8 2115 5.4 13.1 13.7
2020 Slider 204 124 80 17.7 86.8 34 33 6 4 1 0 1 13 20 .182 .153 .303 .227 .219 .179 82.3 8 2489 5.4 42.3 33.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 59.7 19 15.9 5.3 35 35.8 29.2 5.3 42.9 20.8 19.5 6.2 3.5
2018 47.9 20.4 24.3 7.4 37 38.9 24.1 3.9 36.6 19.8 22.3 7.4 8.8
2019 56.5 19.8 19.4 4.3 31.6 45.4 23 4.9 42.4 17.9 22 3.8 5.1
2020 58.4 14.6 24.2 2.8 42.1 32.6 25.3 7.3 41.6 14.6 24.7 6.7 4.5
2021 54 14 27 5 36 39 25 8 39 17 26 2 8
54.2 18.9 21.6 5.3 35.5 39.7 24.8 5.1 40.2 18.5 22.3 5.6 6.2
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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
2021 Changeup CIN R 205 86.7 36.3 2.4 7 16 0.1 0
2021 Sinker CIN R 100 95.8 25.6 2.7 12 17.7 1.2 7
2021 Slider CIN R 74 84.5 40 2.9 8 1.8 -4.7 -72
2021 4-Seamer CIN R 141 96.1 17.1 -2.1 -14 9.6 0.9 11
2020 Sinker CIN R 291 97.5 24.6 2 9 18 0.8 5
2020 4-Seamer CIN R 312 97.4 16.5 -1.5 -10 11 1.1 11
2020 Slider CIN R 204 86.8 35.8 2 6 0 -3.2 -101
2020 Changeup CIN R 345 88.2 34.1 1.3 4 16.5 0.3 2
2019 Slider CIN R 519 85.9 38.3 1.8 5 0.4 -6.5 -107
2019 Sinker CIN R 639 96.5 25.7 2.2 9 18.7 1.8 10
2019 Changeup CIN R 998 87.2 34.3 1.1 3 16.8 1 6
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 913 96.4 18.5 -2.6 -16 13.3 3.5 36
2018 Sinker CIN R 567 95.6 24 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 1017 95.8 17.6 -1.9 -12 13.5 4.7 54
2018 Slider CIN R 455 83.6 40.9 0.7 2 0.2 -6.8 -97
2017 Slider CIN R 226 84.9 36.4 0.1 0 0.6 -4.9 -114
2017 Sinker CIN R 233 96.9 19.7 0.2 1 17.6 1.4 8
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 0.9 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 %
2021 Slider -1.9 -1 74 14.2 11 .182 .455 .264 23.3 18.2 8.7 .295 .588 .366 22.2
2021 4-Seamer 1.5 2 141 27.1 25 .417 .667 .465 21.5 12 10 .397 .7 .46 36.4
2021 Sinker 6 6 100 19.2 34 .464 .821 .571 8.5 8.8 12 .341 .719 .481 57.7
2021 Changeup 0.8 2 205 39.4 63 .254 .322 .281 28.9 25.4 14.5 .231 .27 .249 32.6
2020 Slider -0.8 -2 204 17.7 34 .182 .303 .275 42.3 38.2 33.3 .153 .227 .18 30
2020 4-Seamer 0.7 2 312 27.1 47 .3 .525 .387 37.2 36.2 21 .213 .385 .308 54.2
2020 Sinker -0.9 -3 291 25.2 83 .263 .316 .304 13.1 8.4 13.7 .293 .38 .328 46.4
2020 Changeup -0.7 -2 346 30 128 .205 .359 .279 40.1 40.6 28.7 .17 .27 .233 23.1
2019 Slider 0.3 2 519 16.4 93 .19 .452 .318 47.1 21.5 21.5 .213 .435 .295 26.5
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 3 913 28.9 162 .274 .504 .388 27.5 17.9 14.5 .276 .496 .381 38
2019 Sinker -0.6 -4 639 20.2 171 .283 .414 .355 13.1 7.6 13.5 .286 .389 .334 47.9
2019 Changeup -2.7 -27 998 31.6 330 .128 .199 .199 47.8 47 30.8 .134 .198 .197 19.7
2018 Slider 0.1 1 455 16.4 86 .241 .373 .28 40 19.8 13.9 .257 .42 .305 25.8
2018 Sinker 1.2 7 567 20.4 169 .299 .494 .383 12.5 4.7 8.1 .306 .529 .385 48.3
2018 4-Seamer 1.5 16 1017 36.6 208 .256 .534 .385 19.6 16.3 12.3 .278 .544 .398 44.9
2018 Changeup -2.1 -15 732 26.3 242 .2 .33 .249 42.8 43.4 30.7 .173 .266 .21 30.5
2017 Slider -1.7 -4 226 15.2 45 .093 .116 .103 37.2 37.8 19.3 .134 .159 .139 18.5
2017 Sinker -0.9 -2 233 15.7 66 .262 .4 .315 11.1 16.7 17.2 .261 .393 .295 40.7
2017 Changeup -2.6 -9 333 22.4 96 .136 .205 .186 42.9 42.7 29.9 .129 .19 .182 29.2
2017 4-Seamer 0 0 691 46.6 151 .256 .537 .393 23.5 19.2 16.4 .232 .408 .341 29.9
2017 N/A 1 0.1 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 295 88.2 90 17.4 2:15 3:00 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 279 97.4 91 16.5 1:45 1:30 15
2020 Sinker 263 97.5 91 19.1 2:00 2:45 -45
2020 Slider 174 86.8 13 2.2 6:45 5:45 60
2021 Changeup 173 86.7 78 16.8 2:15 3:15 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 140 96 83 15.5 1:45 1:15 30
2021 Sinker 90 95.8 84 18.9 1:45 2:45 -60
2021 Slider 68 84.4 21 4.7 7:45 7:00 45
! 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 1483 -10 -20 9 7 -14
2018 705 2771 6 -24 16 10 8
2019 756 3068 -15 -40 15 14 -26
2020 314 1256 1 -18 5 5 -7
2021 133 520 6 -3 3 3 8
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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 1484 50.3 69.6 77.1 25.8 54.7 39.4 57.1 47.8 28.2 8.5 77.8
2018 2778 51 68.9 76.9 29.6 56 42.9 61.4 49.6 28.6 7.5 67.9
2019 3158 41.3 68.5 74 32.3 47.2 42.7 56.4 47.3 35.5 5.3 76.2
2020 1153 50.2 73.6 75.1 28.2 45.7 42.3 61.3 51 32.7 6.3 82.2
2021 520 46.2 68.8 80.6 35 69.4 46.9 63.4 50.6 22.8 6.5 73.5
9093 47.2 69.5 76 30.2 52 42.4 59.1 48.8 31.1 6.7 74.3
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 90 91 91 84 89 78 91 82 68 81 38 78 90 97 53
2018 35 41 27 19 58 2 12 35 15 56 72 75 35 88 33
2019 85 88 93 90 76 34 84 83 74 81 22 94 85 92 20
2020 88 78 86 87 83 33 81 87 49 83 55 83 88 97 24
2021 27 17 28 44 31 9 53 30 51 18 75 24 27 89 42
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23 22 19.1 3 3 18 6 27.3
2020 23.5 5 4.9 0 5 4 3 60
2021 20.5 5 4.6 0 2 3 2 40

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 22 23 17 23 22 20 18 21 17 23 20 22 10 11 18 22 13 21 15 21 12 20 18 21 21 21 21 19 21 18 24
2020 5 6 6 7 6 4 4 6 4 6 8 6 3 4 3 6 4 6 4 5 3 3 4 6 6 5 6 3 5 3 6
2021 5 5 6 5 6 4 4 6 5 4 6 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 6 5 2 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 5 4 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.3 95.7 -1.6 96.4 0.7 97.4 1 96 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 87.2 86.2 -1 87.2 1 88.2 1 86.7 -1.5
Breaking Velocity 84.9 83.6 -1.3 85.9 2.3 86.8 0.9 84.5 -2.3
Exit Velocity 85.9 88.8 2.9 87.2 -1.6 86 -1.2 90.2 4.2
Launch Angle 6.4 9.6 3.2 5.8 -3.8 2.2 -3.6 4.5 2.3
Barrel % 3.5 8.8 5.3 5.1 -3.7 4.5 -0.6 8 3.5
Hard Hit % 31 39.5 8.5 33.6 -5.9 37.1 3.5 39 1.9
Sweet Spot % 24.3 33.7 9.4 26.2 -7.5 28.7 2.5 35 6.3
xBA .196 .244 0.048 .201 -0.043 .209 0.008 .295 0.086
BA .202 .245 0.043 .202 -0.043 .233 0.031 .328 0.095
xwOBA .263 .317 0.054 .273 -0.044 .266 -0.007 .356 0.09
wOBA .278 .314 0.036 .277 -0.037 .29 0.013 .386 0.096
xSLG .311 .424 0.113 .322 -0.102 .313 -0.009 .486 0.173
SLG .36 .431 0.071 .343 -0.088 .365 0.022 .516 0.151
K% 27.3 23.3 -4 29 5.7 30.5 1.5 17.9 -12.6
BB% 8.9 6.9 -2 10 3.1 8.2 -1.8 6 -2.2
Swing % 47.8 49.6 1.8 47.3 -2.3 51 3.7 50.6 -0.4
Whiff% 28.2 28.6 0.4 35.5 6.9 32.7 -2.8 22.8 -9.9
In Zone % 50.3 51 0.7 41.3 -9.7 50.2 8.9 46.2 -4
Out of Zone % 49.7 49 -0.7 58.7 9.7 49.8 -8.9 53.8 4
Out of Zone Swing % 25.8 29.6 3.8 32.3 2.7 28.2 -4.1 35 6.8
First Pitch Swing % 30.1 30.9 0.8 30.4 -0.5 35.3 4.9 29.1 -6.2
First Pitch Strike % 57.1 61.4 4.3 56.4 -5 61.3 4.9 63.4 2.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 358 .278 194 1 0.5 164 11 6.7
2018 706 .315 356 4 1.1 350 78 22.3
2019 779 .277 368 35 9.5 411 217 52.8
2020 292 .290 139 13 9.4 153 101 66.0
2021 133 .386 60 5 8.3 73 26 35.6

Pitch Distribution