Five potential landing spots for Cubs’ Welington Castillo

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Oct. 14, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks manager

Chip Hale

in attendance of the game between the Surprise Saguaros against the Salt River Rafters during an Arizona Fall League game at Salt River Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

3. Arizona Diamondbacks

Following the Diamondbacks’ trade of Miguel Montero to the aforementioned Cubs, the team’s depth behind the dish was left decimated, to put things lightly. While several potential options, including Dioner Navarro, are available on the market, Chicago and Arizona could potentially swap backstops for 2015 – which is, at the very least, an intriguing concept.

Currently, Arizona has Tuffy Gosewich at catcher on the depth chart, and if you’re wondering who he is, you’re probably not alone. He has just 55 big league games under his belt, and is a career .239 Minor League hitter, which doesn’t exactly encourage one to believe he’s likely to become an offensive threat anytime soon.

The FanSided site dedicated to the Diamondbacks, Venom Strikes, recently pondered whether Castillo could be a fit moving forward, and, to say the least, voiced some concerns:

"While Castillo’s power might translate well to Chase Field, he is just an average offensive bat. On top of that, he isn’t a very good defensive catcher either."

Castillo’s pitch framing weaknesses are well-documented at this point. That being said, with a career Minor Leaguer slated as the starting backstop, Arizona may be tempted to take a chance on the Cubs’ backstop.