Luis Castillo Cincinnati Reds

Age: 29 (December 12, 1992) | 6' 2" | 200lbs. | Throws: Right P-31 2B-1 3B-1
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
ARI R 2018 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
ARI A- 2018 0 0 0 0 10 0 17.1 12 2 3 12 3.63 0.87 0.95 1.6 6.2 .213 n/a
ARI A 2018 0 2 3 0 12 0 17.2 11 1 6 19 1.53 0.96 0.88 3.1 9.7 .245 n/a
CIN NL 2018 10 12 0 0 31 31 169.1 158 28 49 165 4.31 1.22 1.33 2.6 8.8 .294 46/22/32 6 10
CIN NL 2019 15 8 0 0 32 32 190.1 139 22 79 226 3.40 1.15 1.11 3.7 10.7 .274 55/18/27 24 25
CIN NL 2020 4 6 0 0 12 12 70.0 62 5 24 89 3.21 1.23 1.16 3.1 11.4 .345 58/19/22 20 23
CIN NL 2021 8 16 0 0 33 33 187.1 181 19 75 192 3.99 1.37 1.32 3.6 9.2 .325 57/19/25 3 9
CIN NL 2022 3 4 0 0 10 10 57.0 45 4 21 60 3.32 1.16 1.08 3.3 9.5 .289 48/20/32 5 6
Career 6yrs 43 53 0 0 133 133 763.0 649 89 280 830 3.69 1.22 1.21 3.3 9.8 .298 n/a
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Shane Bieber165291.2CLE
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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 10 '20

Over in the NL, Eno Sarris predicts...

The Reds will win the NL Central

Maybe it doesn’t make sense that Darvish wins the NL Cy Young Award and the Reds win the Central, but only about a third of these happen in any given season, so here’s a bet on the Reds as well. And it’s not even that bold! The projections have this division tighter than any other division in baseball — only one win separates the top four teams in the division. So picking one in a pick’em division counts as bold, maybe?

The Reds, who signed Nick Castellanos in the offseason and are looking at some projected bounce-backs in the lineup, are supposed to score a half run per game more than they did last year. But they’re also supposed to give up more runs. The supposition here is … maybe they won’t?

Best second-half pitching staffs?
TEAMK%BB%K-BB%
Astros27.9%7.5%20.4%
Rays26.6%7.4%19.2%
Dodgers25.7%6.6%19.1%
Indians25.1%7.5%17.6%
Reds25.6%8.9%16.8%

The Reds were a top-10 second-half pitching staff last year by strikeouts minus walks, which are the best in-season predictor of future success. They did this with Trevor Bauer struggling mightily with his new team, with 10 starts of a 6-plus ERA from Tyler Mahle, with David Hernandez struggling … point is, it wasn’t all just over-achieving.

Maybe Luis Castillo just ascended to his throne — he’s one of 10 pitchers in baseball with a Command+ and Stuff score over 105 — and isn’t really going to regress that much. Maybe Sonny Gray just got comfy again with his old pitching coach. Maybe Anthony DeSclafani really is a credible mid-rotation starter. And maybe there’s another level for some of their high-stuff guys in the ‘pen, like Robert Stephenson and Lucas Sims. Maybe their revamped minor-league pitching development program will bear fruit quickly as it works with near-ready pitchers like Tony Santillan, Joel Kuhnel and José De León.

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Alex Patton Alex
Jul 22 '20

Luis Castillo (P) CIN - May. 28

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741057

Castillo was able to work out individually at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday for the first time since the facilities closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Both Great American Ballpark and the Reds facilities in Arizona have partially re-opened, without coaches and only for players that are in town. It's not much, but it's a start for some players. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 29 '20

Luis Castillo (P) CIN - Feb. 29

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=738354

Castillo threw two innings in Saturday's spring training loss to the Padres, allowing a run on four hits, a wild pitch and a walk and striking out four in the process. In his first spring training outing Monday, he only got two outs while allowing three runs on three hits and two walks, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Castillo's command isn't quite there yet. "Better," manager David Bell said of Castillo's outing Saturday. "I thought it was a good step. Still not where he needs to get to by the start of the season. Definitely a step in the right direction." 

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 1 '20

13 Runs on 1st 11 HRs allowed, 21 on the other 11. 

Apparently quit pitching inside. 7 HBP thru July 4.....none after. 

HR/Fly jumped from 13.6% to 22.8%. 

van wilhoite LVW
Feb 13 '20

First half ERA: 2.47

Second half ERA: 4.39

First half xERA: 3.64

Second half xERA: 3.22

xERA is the Baseball Forecaster's expected ERA. Looking at the component stats, the Forecaster is saying he pitched as well if not better in the second half.

I agree. And even with the higher ERA, he picked up eight wins.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 12 '20
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 1.9 FIP 4.32 SIERA 3.85 FB 57% FBv 95.8 HR/FB 18% Hard 39% LOB 71%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 4.1 FIP 3.70 SIERA 3.95 FB 51% FBv 96.5 HR/FB 18% Hard 37% LOB 77%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19