Physically impressive at 6’3 200lb, Castillo is a prototypical corner guy with raw power and a lot of upside.
San Pedro de Macoris has been known for producing baseball talent on the island, Castillo becomes the latest prospect to continue the tradition. He works-out with trainer Carlos Hernandez knows as Cambo. DPL scout Lizahio Baez noticed his talent last year as a 15 year old and decided to recruit him due to raw tools, size and projection. At first site Castillo is impressive physically, he’s a man child, and when he starts swing the bat he makes your attention draw closer. He extends his arms and squares up pitches with authority. He has quick hand through the hitting zone and his bat path is consistently on an even plane. He doesn’t produce much elevation with his swing but he hits the ball harder than any player on the field. Castillo is a dead pull hitter learning how to use the entire field. Defensively he has good lateral movement, average hands and makes routine plays. His arm strength is average and he runs well for a big guy. His raw athletic talent makes him a prospect to take note of, he has the tools that transfer into production on the diamond. The W-Sox and Luis Castillo agree to a contract value of $450,000.00.
Congratulations to the Chicago White Sox, Carlos Hernandez and the Castillo family!