SP,RP - KC
Max Castillo pitched five innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five in Kansas City’s loss in Cleveland on Sunday.
Castillo gave up one run in the 1st inning before serving up a six-spot in the 2nd inning. Castillo then did not allow a Cleveland base runner after that, retiring the side in order in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th inning while recording strikeouts on two of the final three batters he faced. Castillo finishes the regular season with an 0-2 record and a 5.95 ERA between Toronto and Kansas City but both losses came with the Royals and he carried a 9.16 ERA across five appearances (4 starts) for Kansas City. There will most likely be new faces on the coaching staff next season and Castillo has a lot of work to do in the offseason to earn a spot on the 2023 Opening Day roster for Kansas City but he has a lot of potential, big innings aside.
Max Castillo pitched four innings, allowing six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four in Kansas City’s 13-12 win against the Mariners on Sunday.
Castillo made his third start for Kansas City and first since September 4. Castillo gave his worst performance in a Royals uniform, by far, with the wheels coming off in the 5th inning when he faced five Mariners without recording an out. Somehow his offense came back and won to get him off the hook for the loss. Castillo remains at 0-1 with a 4.19 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings across 12 appearances (5 starts) this season between Toronto and Kansas City. This was a spot start and Castillo may not start again this season.
Max Castillo pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five in Kansas City’s 3-2 win against the Tigers on Sunday.
Castillo was solid in his second start with Kansas City, making just one mistake on a two-run home run to Harold Castro in the 4th inning. Castillo has looked great since coming to Kansas City in the trade that sent Whit Merrifield to Toronto and holds a 2.79 ERA in two starts. Castillo remains at 0-1 with a 2.97 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 28 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings across 11 appearances ( 4 starts) between Toronto and Kansas City this season. If Castillo remains in the rotation, he will try for his first Major League win in his next start on Saturday against these same Tigers in Kansas City.
Max Castillo pitched five inning, allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out three in Kansas City’s 7-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Castillo made Thursday’s start in place of the recently demoted Brad Keller and pitched well enough to win. However, he fell victim to the Royals’ stagnant offense who couldn’t muster their lone run until after the aforementioned Keller had imploded for five runs in 2/3 innings and put the game out of reach. Castillo’s 6’2”, 280-pound frame establishes a big presence on the mound and if he remains in the rotation, his next start would likely come Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.
Max Castillo pitched three innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits while striking out one during Toronto's win over Kansas City on Saturday.
Castillo had another short outing for the Blue Jays allowing a season-high three earned runs over three innings. He only generated five swinging strikes and one strikeout on 53 pitches and looks like a minimal inning pitcher when starting. On the season he has a 3.38 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 19 strikeouts over 18 2/3 innings.