Fabio Castillo

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Fabio Castillo

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 235 lb.

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Biographical information[edit]

Fabio Castillo pitched a pair of big league games with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. He also played in the KBO and NPB.

Fabio was signed by scouts Danilo Troncoso, Don Welke, and Manny Batista in 2005. He began his career as a starting pitcher in 2006, playing for the DSL Rangers and AZL Rangers, going a combined 1-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 8 games (7 starts), striking out 41 batters in 29 innings. In 2007, Castillo went 3-5 with a 5.92 ERA in 14 starts for the Spokane Indians, allowing 73 hits in 62 1/3 innings. He converted to relief in 2008, going 2-5 with a 5.28 ERA in 36 games (7 starts) for the Clinton Lumber Kings. In 2009, he went 3-6 with a 4.05 ERA in 40 games (2 starts) for the Hickory Crawdads. He split 2010 between the Bakersfield Blaze and Frisco RoughRiders, going a combined 1-3 with a 2.11 ERA in 39 relief appearances while striking out 67 batters in 55 1/3 innings. In 2011, he was 3-6 with a 6.36 ERA in 42 games for Frisco and in 2012, he was 4-1 with a 3.54 ERA in 35 games between Frisco and the Triple A Round Rock Express. In his first taste of Triple A, he had a 4.82 mark in 14 games.

The San Francisco Giants signed him as a minor league free agent for 2013. Between the Richmond Flying Squirrels and Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, he was 6-7 with a 5.34 ERA in 37 games (7 starts). He averaged more than a strikeout per inning for the first time since 2010. In 2014, he latched on with the Baltimore Orioles - and later pitched in the Cincinnati Reds system - and went 2-2 with a 3.84 ERA in 40 games between the Bowie BaySox, Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Triple A Louisville Bats. He began 2015 with the Vaqueros Laguna in the Mexican League and had a 3.55 ERA in 30 games with the club. He played for the Hanwha Eagles in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2016, going 6-3 with a 6.13 ERA in 16 games (13 starts). For 2017, he joined the Dodgers organization, making the 40-man roster in June and earning a call-up in September after going 4-8 with a 4.27 ERA with the Triple A Oklahoma City Dodgers. He made two appearances in the bigs, with a 13.50 ERA in 1 1/3 innings, and was designated for assignment within days of this work. He caught on with the Saitama Seibu Lions in 2018, going 7-4 with a 4.48 ERA, then was released after one appearance in 2019.

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