Max Castillo – RHP
Although he only has four appearances at the AAA level this season, Max Castillo is quickly putting himself in a position where he could be called upon should the need arise at the big league level.
After six starts in AA where he posted a 3.10 ERA, he was promoted to the Bisons roster and has been an absolute force on the mound. He did not allow an earned run through his first two starts spanning 11.2 innings while surrendering just three hits compared to four walks and 13 strikeouts. His next two outings did see a number in the earned runs column but he has limited the damage to just two runs while racking up 12 strikeouts in the process. His ERA currently stands at 0.77 and he has amassed a 0.771 WHIP so far in AAA.
Castillo is pitching well compared to some of the Bisons starters who are struggling comparison. Casey Lawerence might have the advantage over Castillo considering he has the experience at the MLB level but it might not be an outrageous thought that the right-hander may get some reps in the Jays bullpen sometime later this season.