Arizona Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch 8/3-8/9

By Thomas Lynch
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Jul 31, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo (7) reacts after being called out on strikes with men in scoring position against the Houston Astros in the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

2-Welington Castillo

Can “Beef” continue his red-hot play? The D’backs’ catcher hit four home runs last week including two in one game vs. his former team, the Seattle Mariners. Speaking of the M’s, the trade that brought Castillo to Arizona for Mark Trumbo is looking more lopsided by the day. Trumbo has three home runs for Seattle, or 1/3 the dingers Castillo has for the Snakes. Hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .379 for his new squad, Castillo has made a deep lineup that much more potent. He has solidified himself as the starting backstop for 2015 and beyond.

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