Humberto Castellanos

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Humberto Castellanos

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 218 lb.

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Humberto Castellanos has pitched for the Mexican national team and reached the majors in 2020. His father Humberto Castellanos Sr. pitched in the minors. [1]

He was signed by Houston Astros scouts Oz Ocampo, Carlos Alfonso and Raul Lopez in July 2015. [2] He was 1-4 with a save and a 4.29 ERA for the '16 DSL Astros Orange, walking only 11 in 50 1/3 innings. He split 2017 between the GCL Astros (1-0, 4 R, 2 ER in 3 IP), Greeneville Astros (4-1, Sv, 2.29 in 10 G) and Tri-City ValleyCats (1-0, 0 R in 3 2/3 IP). He walked nine in 46 innings. In '18, he was with Tri-City (0 R in 2 IP, Sv) and the Quad Cities River Bandits (3-2, 4 Sv, 2.09 in 21 G; 48 K in 43 IP). He was 1-0 with a 2.86 ERA in 21 games for the Charros de Jalisco that winter.

The right-hander kept on climbing the ladder in 2019, split between the River Bandits (3-0, 4 Sv, 3.22 in 14 G), the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (1-1, 3 Sv, 3.16 in 15 G) and Round Rock Express (0-1, 1.42 in 5 G). Overall, he struck out 83 and walked 15 in 74 2/3 innings. At age 21, he had made it to AAA.

He then made Mexico's team for the 2019 Premier 12. He debuted against the Dominican national team, relieving Eduardo Vera in the 5th with a 4-1 lead. He retired all six batters he faced (Charlie Valerio, Edwin Espinal, Gilberto Celestino, Geraldo Perdomo, Otto Lopez and Alfredo Marte) before rain cut the game short and gave him the win. He then had three short relief outings, totaling only 1 1/3 IP with one walk and no hits or runs. His only struggles came against runner-up South Korea in a game to determine the last finalist. Mexico had led 2-0 going into the bottom of the 5th but three prior hurlers had already allowed two runs and loaded the bases with no outs when he succeeded Justin Kelly. He got Jung-hoo Lee to hit into a run-scoring force, then Ha-seong Kim singled to make it 4-2. He got Jae-hwan Kim but plunked Byung-ho Park. A 3-run double by Hyun-soo Kim capped the scoring for the frame. He struck out Eui-ji Yang but South Korea's comeback held up. Fernando Salas took over in the 6th. Mexico did wind up 3rd in the event, winning a spot in the 2020 Olympics (though those were subsequently delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic). He tied for the event lead in games pitched. [3]

When Roberto Osuna went on the injured list early in the 2020 season (also delayed due to COVID-19), he got the call to the majors. He relieved Enoli Paredes in the 9th with a 8-2 lead and went 1-2-3 against Nick Ahmed, Tim Locastro and Jon Jay. [4]


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