Welington Castillo was once among the best offensive catchers in all of baseball. He has four seasons in his major league career where he batted over .260, and in one season (2018) he batted .259.
His best year came in 2017 in the American League East with the Baltimore Orioles where he slashed .282/.323/.490 with 20 home runs. That got him a two year, $15 million contract with the Chicago White Sox, but that ultimately ended up being a bad deal for the team as in 2018, he was suspended 80 games for performance enhancement drug use.
This year, he was supposed to play with the Washington Nationals on a minor league deal, but was one of multiple players that opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which he was allowed to do so.
He last played in the major leagues in 2019 with the White Sox slashing .209/.267/.417 with 12 home runs. He also got 48 hits with half of those going for extra bases.
Throughout his whole career, offensively, he’s put up a slash line of .254/.313/.426 with 98 home runs and 339 RBI.
Defensively, he’s not bad either as he has a career fielding percentage of .991 and has caught 32% of runners attempting to steal on him.
As he was only able to land a minor league contract last offseason, he’ll definitely have to take one this time around, especially since he opted out didn’t play at all in 2020.