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Diamondbacks | No Welington Castillo vs. St. Louis

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:53:25 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 28. C Chris Herrmann is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo is picking up where he left off in 2015 after joining the Diamondbacks, as he has six home runs and 12 RBI with a .290/.351/.580 slash line to start the season. Herrmann has a tough matchup against Wacha, and he should be viewed as a low-end start Thursday, especially in daily contests. Plus, Herrmann is just 3-for-25 to start the season.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo swinging hot bat

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:45:22 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo has been hot at the plate over the past seven days. In five games, he's hitting 9-for-22 (.409) with four home runs, nine RBI, seven runs scored and he even has a stolen base.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo began to make his case during spring training as one of baseball's most underrated catchers, and that success has evidently poured into the regular season. The former Chicago Cub is solidifying himself as a legitimate starting fantasy catcher, even in standard leagues, and owners should pounce if he's still out there. Plus, it also helps he plays half his games in a hitter-friendly park.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo goes deep again

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:13:04 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored, a walk and a steal in a 12-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, April 24, and all six of his home runs have come in the last seven games.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo's bat came to life after joining Arizona in the middle of last season, and he is picking up where he left off. He is starting-caliber catcher in just about any format and a great DFS play during his current hot streak.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo sitting

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:59:56 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is out of the lineup Saturday, April 23, and C Chris Herrmann is hitting eighth. SS Nick Ahmed has also been bumped up to sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Herrmann is just 1-for-20 (.050) on the season and isn't worth the start. Ahmed has cooled off and is 3-for-26 (.115) the last seven days. He could still be worth a low-end flyer against Juan Nicasio.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo on homer tear

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:29:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo launched two solo homers in five at-bats Friday, April 22, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Castillo has managed four home runs over his past four games.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo had a hot spring and he has carried over the momentum into the regular season, emerging as a solid fantasy play in most formats for his power potential.

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Diamondbacks | Two D-Backs sitting Thursday

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:40:34 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed and C Welington Castillo are out of the lineup Thursday, April 21, with 2B Phil Gosselin hitting sixth and C Chris Herrmann hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Gosselin is 5-for-9 (.556) with a homer the last seven days. He's a low-end flyer worth using against Johnny Cueto. Herrmann is just 1-for-17 (.059) on the season and isn't worth consideration.

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Diamondbacks | Quintet of Arizona hitters catch a break

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:02:26 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt, OF David Peralta, 2B Jean Segura, OF Socrates Brito and C Welington Castillo are not in the lineup on Sunday, April 17, against San Diego Padres SP Robbie Erlin. 2B/OF Rickie Weeks will start in left and bat second, INF Phil Gosselin will play first base and hit third, INF/OF Brandon Drury will move to second base and bat fifth, OF Chris Owings will man center and bat seventh while C Chris Herrmann will set up behind the plate and hit eighth.

Fantasy Tip: For some perspective on how much offensive firepower Arizona is resting on Sunday, Yasmany Tomas moves up from eighth in Saturday's lineup to fourth in today's order. In the wake of last night's 14-inning marathon, the most recommended plays could the pitchers (Erlin and Patrick Corbin), each of whom will face a lineup missing about a good chunk of its regular hitters.

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Diamondbacks | Yasmany Tomas, Welington Castillo out

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:33:05 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Yasmany Tomas and C Welington Castillo are not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 14. 3B Brandon Drury is starting in left field and hitting fifth, while C Chris Herrmann is doing the catching and is batting seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ross Stripling.

Fantasy Tip: Both Drury and Herrmann are bottom of the barrel options for daily gamers against Stripling, who carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his first start last week.

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Diamondbacks | Pack of Arizona hitters take a seat

Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:27:44 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Jean Segura, C Welington Castillo, LF Yasmany Tomas and SS Nick Ahmed are out of the lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta on Sunday, April 10. OF Socrates Brito is batting leadoff in place of Segura while 2B Phil Gosselin is at the keystone and hitting second. 3B/OF Brandon Drury is in left and batting fifth while INF/OF Chris Owings is replacing Segura in the field and hitting seventh. C Chris Hermann is behind the plate and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Arrieta was already a strong play Sunday and facing a number of Arizona bench players probably isn't going to hurt his cause. Conversely, it's hard to recommend starting any Diamondbacks outside of Paul Goldschmidt and maybe David Peralta in year-long or DFS formats in this contest.

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Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo having big spring

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:02:30 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Welington Castillo is hitting 12-for-25 (.480) this spring with three home runs, 15 RBI, eight doubles and four walks. He's second in all of baseball in spring training in RBI, behind only Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco, who has driven in 18.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo has previously exhibited potential of being a dependable power bat, and it looks like he's on his way to further establishing himself. He played in 80 games for the D-backs last year, when he impressively slugged 17 home runs and registered 50 RBI. The 28-year-old backstop is in a good situation right now, playing half his games at hitter-friendly Chase Field, while also residing in a lineup that features a lot of good hitters, so there's not as much pressure on him. He could be a solid sleeper candidate for owners desiring their starting catcher in the late rounds.

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