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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo avoids arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:50:38 -0800

The Arizona Diamondbacks have avoided salary arbitration with C Welington Castillo by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.7 million.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo will enter 2016 as Arizona's starting catcher, although he should still be viewed as one of the low-end backstop options in standard mixed leagues. He hit .255 with 17 home runs and 50 RBIs in 274 at-bats with the club after beginning last season with the Seattle Mariners.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo a starter

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:49:55 -0800

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo has earned the starting catcher role heading into next season, according to manager Chip Hale.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo thrived after his trade to Arizona last year, hitting .255 with 17 home runs and 50 RBI in 274 at-bats. With more playing time he took advantage of his opportunity, but don't expect him to necessarily expand on his production in 2016. He has value with a starting job, but he'll remain lower on the totem pole of catching options in standard mixed leagues.

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Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia wants to test market

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:24:32 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia wants to test the free agent market in search of a starting role, but the Diamondbacks want to bring him back in a platoon with C Welington Castillo.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia may have better fantasy value seeking a starting job elsewhere, but history suggests he is a catcher who is best served as part of a platoon. If that is the case, Saltalamacchia's fantasy value drops significantly.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo out of the lineup

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:01:44 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Sunday, Oct. 4. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start at catcher and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) played well after joining Arizona and should have fantasy value next season. Saltalamacchia ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is hitting .224 this season and is not the best option for owners.

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Diamondbacks | Jarrod Saltalamacchia starting

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:09:36 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis Wednesday, Sept. 30. C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) owns a .302/.375/.721 slash line with five home runs and 11 RBI through 48 plate appearances in September. He is in fine form, and FantasyScore players should view him as a viable option for contests Wednesday. With Castillo ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) sporting a .164/.190/.295 line this month, Salty may see more playing time to finish the season.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo out vs. Dodgers

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 16:27:38 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 23. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Carlos Frias Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Castillo ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. He has been a bright spot for Arizona with 17 long flies, 45 RBI and a .265/.330/.531 slash line over 72 games. Saltalamacchia ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) owns a .903 OPS since the All-Star break, and he checks out as a potential flier for FantasyScore contests Wednesday.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo returns to action

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 11:47:55 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo will bat fifth against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson Sunday, Sept. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is only batting .222 with two home runs and seven RBIs this month. Given his recent production, you may want to roll the dice with a more inexpensive catching option in FantasyScore.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo not playing

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:46:37 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 16. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is behind the plate and is hitting fifth against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner.

Fantasy Tip: It's rare for Saltalamacchia ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) to put up an offensive performance that FantasyScore users would be happy about. He's a low-end catching option tonight against Cashner and the Friars.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo nursing injury

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:19:25 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo (wrist) was scratched from the game Wednesday, Sept. 9, against the San Francisco Giants due to a wrist injury. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia replaced him.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any lingering effects of his injury.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo not playing vs. SF

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 16:52:28 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 8. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is behind the plate and is hitting fifth against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson.

Fantasy Tip: Salty ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is only an option if you choose to forego the catching position to save valuable cap space to select studs at other positions. Saltalamacchia is hitting just .233 (30-for-129) with four home runs and 12 RBI for Arizona this year.

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