After sitting out the 2020 season for the Washington Nationals, Castillo re-enters free agency as a 33 going on 34 year old. The power hitting catcher spent the previous two seasons in 2018 and 2019 with the Chicago White Sox as a backup catcher and DH, totaling 121 games played combined between the two seasons. In those two seasons, Castillo managed to average a .234/.286/.412 slash, with an .698 OPS. A bit of a drop off from his time in Arizona in 2015-2016, where he averaged a .779 OPS as an above average power hitting catcher.
Castillo does sport an above average arm behind the plate, in 2018 he averaged a 1.97 pop time, which put him tied for 13th among all catchers, and sported a 30 percent caught stealing percentage, which was just above the league average at 28 percent. On the other side of the position, he is horrendous at fielding his position, with -25 DRS combined between the last three seasons
Moving forward, Castillo should not be a starting catcher option, but instead fill in at the position and get some at bats in a DH role on a team in desperate need of one. It is still possible to see a bounce back from the power hitting Castillo.
I believe these teams have the highest likelihood of signing Castillo moving forward in free agency: Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals
Final Landing Spot Prediction: Welington Castillo signs a 1 yr/2.5 million dollar with the Detroit Tigers
2021 Stat Line Prediction: .246/.317/.446 .763 OPS 10 HR 41 RBI