Full name is Wilkin Alexis Soto Castillo…attended Francisco Gregorio Billini H.S. (D.R.).
Split the season between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo, combining to bat .229 (39-for-170) with 16R, 11 doubles, 1HR and 12RBI in 51 games…threw out 21-of-63 attempted base stealers (33.3%)…began the season at New Hampshire and hit .225 (31-for-138) with 13R, 8 doubles, 1HR and 11RBI in 41 games…was transferred to Buffalo on 6/29 and went 8-for-32 (.250) in 10 games…following the season, hit .314 (22-for-70) with 7R, 3 doubles, 2HR and 12RBI in 25 games for Escogido of the DWL…
Appeared in only 17 games with Triple-A Indianapolis, hitting .250 (10-for-40) with 4R, 2 doubles and 2RBI…drew 8BB against just 7K…made his first five professional pitching appearances, going 2-0 with a 4.05 ERA (6.2IP, 6H, 3ER, 6BB, 1K, 1HR, 3HP); was scoreless over his first four outings (4.2IP)…
Played 33 games in the Mexican League between Tijuana and Reynosa and hit .206 (26-for-126)…
Was released by the Dodgers at the end of spring training and spent the season with Laguna of the Mexican League, hitting .378 (70-for-185) with 31R, 14 doubles, 1 triple, 6HR and 28RBI in 51 games…
Spent the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, batting .253 (59-for-233) with 27R, 8 doubles, 4HR and 34RBI in 74 games…following the season, was signed by Los Angeles-NL as a minor league free agent…
Spent the season at Triple-A Gwinnett in the Braves system, his first with Atlanta...batted .262 (73-for-279) with 12 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs and 37 RBI in 80 games...switch-hitter batted .233 vs. lefties and .288 vs. right-handers...Played the majority of his games at catcher (58), though he also saw time in the field at first base (2), second base (1), third base (9) and in left field (7)...2011 was his fourth-straight season to play at the Triple-A level.
Played entire season with Triple-A Louisville (92 G) hitting .256 (81-for-317) with nine home runs and 35 RBI...His nine home runs set a new career high...In his eight-year minor-league career he has played 349 games at catcher, 44 at 2B, 109 at 3B, 16 at SS, 62 at 1B and 44 in OF...Has consistently been rated one of the top defensive catchers in the minor leagues but has played every defensive position except pitcher and first base in his career...Following the season, he played for Escogido of the Dominican Winter League and batted .255 with seven doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI in 42 contests.
Because of injury appeared in just 37g at Class AAA Louisville and 4g during 3 stints with the
Reds...while sliding headfirst into second base on 6/20 vs WSox suffered a season-ending injury to his left
shoulder...on 6/22 had arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn labrum in that shoulder (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...
for the Reds made 3 apps as a pinch hitter and another as a pinch runner...from 5/24-5/25 was on the roster
but did not play...from 5/30-6/5 made 2 apps as a PH and 1 appearance as a PR...was recalled for the third
time on 6/20, suffered the injury that night and spent the rest of the season on the disabled list...was transfered
to the 60-day DL on 7/3, when Edwin Encarnacion came off the 60-day DL...appeared in 37g for Louisville,
where he played 2B (1g), 3B (13g), OF (2g) and C (21g)...on 11/9 was reinstated from the 60-day DL, was
outrighted off the roster and agreed to terms on a minor league contract for 2010 with an invitation to Major
League spring training camp...following the season caught for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League (5g,
.316, 1rbi) and in 15 winter league post-season apps hit .269 (1hr, 5rbi, 1sb).
In his Major League debut made 18 apps for the Reds as a September callup...appeared in
2g at 2B, 5g in LF and 11g as a pinch hitter or pinch runner...was acquired on 8/14 as a PTBNL in the 8/11
trade that sent OF Adam Dunn to Ari...in 115g at Class AAA Tucson and Louisville combined to hit .248 (54g
at C, 5g at 2B, 48g at 3B, 6g at SS, 8g in LF)...on 9/2 vs Pit made his big league debut as a pinch hitter (F7
off Ian Snell)...on 9/3 vs Pit recorded his first career hit, a pinch-hit single off T.J. Beam...produced 3 hits in
each of his sixth and seventh career games, on 9/8 and 9/9 at Mil...on 9/8 at Mil produced his first career RBI
with a run-scoring single off Dave Bush...was 1 of 10 Reds players to make his Major League debut, joining
RHP Johnny Cueto, IF Paul Janish, OF Jay Bruce, LHP Daniel Ray Herrera, RHP Daryl Thompson, IF Adam
Rosales, OF Chris Dickerson, RHP Ramon Ramirez and RHP Josh Roenicke...following the season made 4
apps for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League (2-7, 1bb).
Named to the Southern League regular season and end of season All-Star teams...Ranked ninth in the Southern League with a .302 average...Spent the majority of his time behind the plate, but did start on 33 occasions around the infield (5 at third base, 19 at second base and 10 games at short stop)...Hit .359 (33-for-92) with 6 doubles, 3 home runs and 12 RBI in June, ranking fifth in the Southern League...Strung together 6 consecutive multi-hit games from May 15-24, batting .577 (15-for-26) with 4 doubles, 1 triple and 2 RBI over that stretch...Hit .347 (17-for-49) with 4 doubles, 1 home run and 19 RBI with runners in scoring position and 2 outs, leading Mobile...Appeared in 15 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League, batting .196 (11-for-56) with 5 doubles and 2 RBI.
In 89g at Class A Lancaster, Class AA Tennessee and Class AAA Tucson combined to hit
.273...threw out 23-56 baserunners attempting to steal (41%)...for Lancaster hit .395 in July to lead the California
At Class A South Bend ranked 10th in the Midwest League in hitting (.302)...threw out 24-55
baserunners attempting to steal (44%)...from 8/14-8/28 produced a 13-game hitting streak (.370).
Missoula ranked third in the rookie Pioneer League in triples (5).
In his first professional season led
the Dominican Summer League's Boca Chica club in hits (59) and triples (4).