Will Poor Control Keep Former Cub Farmhand Out of Jail?

Former Peoria Chiefs pitcher Julio Castillo pleaded not guily to two charges of felonious assault Wednesday morning in an Ohio courtroom. Castillo was part of that huge on-field brawl between the Chiefs and the Dayton Dragons this past July 24th, at one point firing a ball toward the Dayton dugout, only to have it sail over his target and hit a fan in the head. Castillo's apparent defense is that he never intended to hit the fan, who got a free concussion just for attending the game. Castillo faces up to 16 years in prison and a $30,000 fine if convicted.

Disgusting and idiotic...but feel free to enjoy it all over again.

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#30, Alberto Carbera? was all about trying to land some blind-side punches there. Hope he got fined too.

The Chiefs had one guy named Jon Mueller and another named John Muller pitching for them last season - pretty weird.

"Castillo's apparent defense is that he never intended to hit the fan"

Sorry, Charlie. Castillo, in fact, did intend to hit a player on the other team with the ball. So the intention to harm someone was there. The fact that his execution was faulty does not absolve him in any way. It's called transferred intent -- the element of intent is said to be transferred from the intended target to the party who was actually hit. If he had fired gun at the other player but missed and killed a bystander, he could still be charged with murder (presuming the other elements of the crime were satisfied).

He better look for another defense. Maybe he'll claim the other player motioned for him to throw the ball to him....

Is that why he was charged with two counts? The intended target (Dragons player) and the unintended one (the fan)? I couldn't find any clarification of the charges to confirm that, but that was my guess.

Is that why he was charged with two counts?

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I can't comment on that specifically, having not seen the charges. Having said that, your theory sounds pretty good to me.

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  • You do have a point. The TheoJed certainly would need to address this in a transparent way. Milton Bradley was no help to the team.

    The E-Man 4 min 11 sec ago view
  • FWIW, the Cubs would get a compensation draft pick between the 1st & 2nd rounds (around #35) if they extend a Qualifying Offer to Chapman post-2016 (probably about $17M), Chapman declines, and then he signs with another MLB club before next year's draft. 

    Arizona Phil 10 min 24 sec ago view
  • This all assumes Chapman doesn't want to be a free agent and possibly sign a $20MM+/year deal. We all know free agents get overpaid, sometimes dramatically (Hello, JayHey!). Not sure why Chapman would agree to the extension. If i'm is agent, I would tell him I could get I'm a $100M deal as a FA.

    billybucks 17 min 40 sec ago view
  • I'll root for the uniform and imagine it's left-handed Rod Beck or Randy Myers out there I suppose.

    Rob G. 41 min 13 sec ago view
  • Amen to this. I guess it's gonna happen and I'm gonna have to suck it up but I really despise domestic abusers with every bone in my body and cannot stand them on any team I root for.

    johann 49 min 48 sec ago view
  • I just prefer they don't  acquire players that choke their wives/girlfriends.

    Rob G. 53 min 15 sec ago view
  • So you'd rather go with Blown Save guy, when you can trade a prospect who is blocked for one piece that could get you over the top to the Big Dance? That is pretty old thinking. This is not a move that they cannot recover from if it goes south. But the upside is potentially historic.

    The E-Man 1 hour 2 min ago view
  • I'd prefer it not happen too.

    Rob G. 1 hour 29 min ago view
  • it's a hell of a blockbuster, but it's for a guy who pitches 1/3rd of a season at an extreme premium considering the guy being traded and if the early extension $$$ rumors are true.

    it's one of those things that is bringing a guy at the top his game, but something is nagging me that this trade piece could have been put to better use.

    a huge part of me is all "hell yeah, top of the line producer"...another part of me is "hmm, that for that?"

    crunch 1 hour 33 min ago view
  • Still don't want. Kinda hope they can't work out the extension.

    Charlie 1 hour 44 min ago view
  • obviously not, and I'm sure they did their homework...just hope they have some better answers than the Yankees

    Rob G. 1 hour 44 min ago view
  • Chapman 12+ Career WAR. Currently 4.7:1 k-BB. With Rondon/Chapman/Strop/Nathan/Montgomery/Wood...Its the best pen I can recall other than Sutter or Lee Smith handling things themselves.

    Its gonna suck if he gets injured, and it appears he's not the greatest of characters.

    But, he'll have another Cuban to hang out with on the team.

    The E-Man 2 hours 6 min ago view
  • I agree with the names you mention but there are lots of names being tossed around still and there's that small matter of Chapman agreeing to the extension.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 12 min ago view
  • Heyman, Wiatt, and Sharma are definitely reliable sources. Wiatt and Sharma have a ton of connections with the FO, and Heyman is one of the national guys who usually breaks stories first along with Rosenthal and Passan.

    John Beasley 2 hours 15 min ago view
  • Twitter is even more nonsensical with names and rumors than usual right now. I'd wait for a real confirmation from someone reputable at this point before getting too worked up.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 19 min ago view
  • wow.

    a'ite then. i mean, at least they're getting one of the best at a young/durable age even if there's a heavy price to pay for it.

    crunch 2 hours 22 min ago view