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Scouting Report from Brooks Baseball.
Luis Castillo: Luis Castillo has thrown 3,994 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2017 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), Change (87mph) and Sinker (96mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph).
His fourseam fastball has some natural sinking action, has well above average velo and has slight armside run. His change generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual, has slight armside fade and has some natural sink to it. His sinker has an obvious tail, is blazing fast and has some natural sinking action. His slider has primarily 12-6 movement, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement.
Sean's Note: This is Castillo's fifth start against the Cubs in 2018. He was effective the first three starts but they got to him for five runs last time. Home runs are a big problem with 28 allowed this season.
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