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Castillo Earning High Praise

Welington Castillo (STAFF PHOTO/DAN WERYZYNSKI)

His name is Welington Castillo, and if you believe the Chicago Cubs, he is a Yadier Molina clone. Maybe even the next Pudge Rodriguez.

It isn't often that a major league club compares one of its young catching prospects to established big leaguers like Molina and Rodriguez – two of the top defensive catchers in the game. Welington Castillo just happens to be a rare exception. Playing in 98 games a season ago at Class-A Peoria in his first stint of full-season ball, Castillo gunned down 37 percent (32/86) of opposing runners...

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