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Luis Castillo 2018 Outlook


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12 hours ago, BCMarch10 said:

The only people that drop L Castillo are in non-keeper leagues with no patience.

 

He was just dropped in one of my ten-team mixed redraft leagues.   I get that he's not been dominant, but I just cant see cutting a talent like Castillo so quickly, even in a ten-teamer.    

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lengthy write up here..

 

http://www.pitcherlist.com/going-deep-how-concerned-should-we-be-about-luis-castillo/

 

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A look at his peripherals (45.5% LOB, .323 BABIP/18.2 LD%, 3.60 BB/9) provide reasons for encouragement. Despite the struggles in his command, it hasn’t yet meant an overly dramatic slide in his walk rate, as he posted a 3.22 BB/9 last season. Even in the context of an elevated LD% which could drop, his .323 BABIP is inflated and should also taper off, even if he fails to limit hard contact like he did last season. A 45.5% LOB is ridiculously low, especially for a pitcher with as much strikeout ability as Castillo. Even if Castillo doesn’t take the step forward that he’s capable of, he’s still showing the capability to be the highly valuable low-end SP2/high-end SP3 we thought he would be.

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Final Verdict: Hold/Buy Castillo

Four consecutive road matchups bodes pretty well for Castillo, as last season, he had a 2.84 ERA in 8 road starts, compared to a 3.40 mark in 7 home matchups. Castillo struggled more with keeping the ball in the park at home (7 HR in 45 IP), which is in line with Great American Ball Park’s reputation as a launching pad, and even in the context of this season’s incredibly limited sample size, Castillo has given up both of his home runs in his solitary home start. Castillo is a pitcher who’s facing some growing pains as he refines his arsenal and his command, but even amidst his struggles, Castillo has shown an increased ability to make hitters miss and I’d expect his ridiculously low 45.5 LOB% to normalize starting today, which should give his fantasy owners some much-needed relief.

 

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Hey

 

*****

He didn't walk anyone yesterday.

*****

 

His HR/FB is 23%. Last year it was 17%. League average is around 13%. Launchpad homepark

And INB4 his LOB is like 50%. League average is around 70%.

 

It's April dudes, better starts are ahead.

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16 hours ago, jeffr913 said:

Man all 3 starts this year Castillo has sucked

Agree, don't know how people who have watched can defend him. His location is awful. Electric stuff but who cares. You don't win anything for having guys with electric stuff. He's stunk up the joint. Has been a great SP5, wait no. He hasn't been even that in any format. Not like he's went out and hung 10 K's on someone. He's not the same guy this year. 

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15 hours ago, CFN said:

Not concerned at all, as long as the velo is there.

Yeah okay. Velo was there when he threw 96 down the pipe and Cesar Hernandez almost took him into the upper deck. As long as he throws hard who cares.

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