Former Cubs Prospect is Probably Going to the Big House

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Former Cubs Prospect is Probably Going to the Big House

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No, he’s not going to a Michigan football game.

Former Chicago Cubs prospect Julio Castillo was convicted of felonious assault after he threw a baseball into the stands during a brawl last year.

Castillo, of the Dominican Republic, was pitching for the Peoria Chiefs — a Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs — against the Dayton Dragons when the bench-clearing brawl broke out. Castillo threw a ball that gave a fan a concussion.

He faces a possible 2 to 8 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday, but the judge could alternatively sentence him to probation.

“We are pleased that this paves the way for some sense of accountability for what happened, and for the victim to be recognized that what happened to him could happen to anyone,” said assistant county prosecutor Tracey Tangeman. ESPN Chicago.

At the time, Castillo was trying to throw the baseball into the opposing team’s dugout, hence the intent necessary for his crime. And that’s why he’s a former Chicago Cubs prospect.

No, not because he’s been convicted of a serious crime. But because he’s a pitcher, tried to throw in a dugout, and missed his target by about 10 feet.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.