Welington Castillo is likely not going to be a part of the 2020 Chicago White Sox. James McCann had a breakout year and the catcher of the future, Zack Collins, is going to be there. This could end up being one of the best catching duos in the league if Collins takes another step forward and plays well behind the plate. That leaves no room for Castillo on the depth chart. They even have Seby Zavala as their third-string in case there is an injury.
Castillo is going to be the odd catcher out and as a free agent, looking for another team. He had a -0.2 WAR in 72 games. He hit .209 and had 12 home runs and 41 RBIs. He wasn’t the reason the team was a non-playoff by any means, but the time to move on is not. There is no reason for him to be a member of the Chicago White Sox in 2020 with all of the good catchers that are going to be options for the next year.
The White Sox and their fans love a good catcher, and James McCann was exactly that for them this past year. He was a pleasant surprise and was a White Sox representative on the American League All-Stars. The elevation of McCann’s game is one of the number one reasons that Castillo will be on another team next year.