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Jun 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo (7) celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

5-Welington Castillo

I think the recently-acquired Castillo is cementing himself as the primary catcher for the rest of the season. Since his forgettable, Golden Sombrero (four strikeouts) debut on June 5th, Castillo has swung a big bat. He is hitting .304 with a .359 OBP over his last seven games with two home runs and four runs scored. Also, check out the numbers of the Arizona pitching staff since Castillo’s arrival. Outside of two losses to the Dodgers, one lopsided and one in extra innings, the staff has not allowed more than three runs in any outing and has tossed two shutouts with him behind the plate. Maybe all the credit doesn’t belong to Castillo but you can’t tell me he has not made a difference.

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