Wilkin Castillo

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Wilkin Castillo

  • Bats Both, Throws Right
  • Height 6', Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wilkin Castillo was signed by Arizona Diamondbacks scout Junior Noboa in 2003 and spent the season with the DSL Diamondbacks before coming stateside in 2004.

Castillo was mainly a catcher in the minor leagues, but also spent time at third base, in the outfield and elsewhere. A product of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, he spent five seasons in their farm system. He emerged as a prospect in 2007, when he hit .302 with 31 doubles in 109 games for the Mobile Bay Bears of the AA Southern League. However, his on-base percentage was a weak .333 as he only drew 17 walks all year. He moved to AAA in 2008, playing for the Tucson Sidewinders of the Pacific Coast League, putting up a line of .254/.305/.358. On August 14, he was included in the trade that sent outfielder Adam Dunn from the Cincinnati Reds to the Diamondbacks; Castillo went to Cincinnati alongside two other prospects and was called up when rosters expanded at the beginning of September. His made his debut as a pinch hitter on September 2, 2008 and got his first major league hit the next day, also as a pinch hitter.

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