During his first 3 games, you wouldn’t say that Boston outfielder Runsey Castillo is setting the world on fire. But adjusting to the major league level is no easy task and fantasy owners should know that this Cuban player has potential written all over him. He’s hit safely in his first three games before getting the day off on Monday and should heat up along with the dog days of summer.
In 17 games at Pawtucket, Castillo hit .304/.355/.449 with two homers and six stolen bases. That type of production is exactly what the sputtering Red Sox offense needs.
Coming into the season, Boston expected its hitting to carry the team, but right now they are sinking because of it. Castillo could very well be the spark Boston needs to turn the team’s young season around.
Last year, Castillo played 10 games with Boston, including 40 plate appearances. He tallied two home runs while batting .333/.400/.528. He also stole three bases and walked three times. Currently he is only owned in 31% of fantasy baseball leagues. If you have the patience, and a spot on your bench, consider adding Castillo. He may be the Red Sox saving grace—why not yours?