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Ryan Castellani

Ryan Castellani

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 223 | Age: 23
Draft: 2014 (Rd: 2, #48, Colorado Rockies) - Brophy Jesuit (AZ) Prep School
Phoenix, AZ USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 5 8.31 10 10 0 43.1 47 1.94
Career Minors 28 43 4.80 126 126 0 653.0 531 1.40
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 10 2-5 8.31 43.1 47 1.94
Career Minors 126 28-43 4.80 653.0 531 1.40

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2014 Tri-City Dust Devils NOR A(Short) 1 2 3.65 10 10 0 37.0 35 20 15 2 9 25 1.19
2015 Asheville Tourists SAL A(Full) 2 7 4.45 27 27 0 113.1 134 71 56 5 29 94 1.44
2016 Modesto Nuts CAL A(Adv) 7 8 3.81 26 26 0 167.2 156 79 71 8 50 142 1.23
2017 Hartford Yard Goats EAS AA 9 12 4.81 27 27 0 157.1 163 94 84 16 47 132 1.33
2018 Hartford Yard Goats EAS AA 7 9 5.49 26 26 0 134.1 135 86 82 15 70 91 1.53
2019 Albuquerque Isotopes PCL AAA 2 5 8.31 10 10 0 43.1 54 45 40 14 30 47 1.94

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

On the one hand, Castellani had proven to be a durable starting pitcher, competing while being much younger than his competition at each level. On the other, the 2014 second-round pick out of the Phoenix area high school ranks has seen his ERA climb over the last two years, including a rough return to the Double-A Eastern League in 2018. Then the injury bug hit in 2019, as surgery to remove particulates around his right elbow shut him down in June.

When healthy,Castellani still has the kind of stuff to fit well in a big league rotation. He'll throw his fastball up to 97 mph with good life to it and backs it up with an above-average low-80s slider. His changeup is behind the other two, but he has more than enough feel for it to be a third Major League average offering. He's proven to be an innings-eater, with his 134 1/3 IP in 2018 by far his low-water mark the last three seasons. Last year, he saw his walk rate spike and his strike out rate plummet and it's mostly because he got out of whack with his delivery. Castellani got out of his natural, three-quarters slot and climbed higher and higher, sapping the right-hander of velocity and control.

Castellani had started to re-find that arm slot in the Arizona Fall League, where he threw well down the stretch, especially in three of his final four outings. He was added to the 40-man roster following that performance, but he'll have to wait until 2020 to try and rediscover that momentum.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
09/30/2019 Colorado Rockies recalled RHP Ryan Castellani from Albuquerque Isotopes.
09/11/2019 RHP Ryan Castellani assigned to Salt River Rafters.
06/14/2019 Albuquerque Isotopes placed RHP Ryan Castellani on the 7-day injured list.
05/22/2019 Albuquerque Isotopes activated RHP Ryan Castellani from the 7-day injured list.
05/06/2019 Albuquerque Isotopes placed RHP Ryan Castellani on the 7-day injured list retroactive to May 4, 2019.
03/11/2019 Colorado Rockies optioned RHP Ryan Castellani to Albuquerque Isotopes.
11/20/2018 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Ryan Castellani from Hartford Yard Goats.
08/23/2018 Hartford Yard Goats activated RHP Ryan Castellani from the 7-day disabled list.
08/15/2018 Hartford Yard Goats placed RHP Ryan Castellani on the 7-day disabled list.
01/29/2018 Colorado Rockies invited non-roster RHP Ryan Castellani to spring training.
06/27/2017 Hartford Yard Goats activated RHP Ryan Castellani from the temporarily inactive list.
06/20/2017 Hartford Yard Goats placed RHP Ryan Castellani on the temporarily inactive list.
04/03/2017 RHP Ryan Castellani assigned to Hartford Yard Goats.
02/02/2017 Colorado Rockies invited non-roster RHP Ryan Castellani to spring training.
04/03/2016 Ryan Castellani assigned to Modesto Nuts from Asheville Tourists.
04/07/2015 RHP Ryan Castellani assigned to Asheville Tourists from Boise Hawks.
06/19/2014 Ryan Castellani assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils.
06/18/2014 Colorado Rockies signed RHP Ryan Castellani.