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Jason Castro

27-Year-Old Catcher – Houston Astros

2015 Stats

AVG

.225

HR

1

RBI

2

R

4

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Drafted as a consensus top-12 catcher, Castro hit a disappointing .222/.286/.366 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI to finish 2014 ranked 21st at the position. That made him a starter in most two-catcher le...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 6/18/1987   BORN: Castro Valley, CA   COLLEGE: Stanford   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jason Castro Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Astros in January 2015, avoiding arbitration.

April 24, 2015  –  Jason Castro News

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Jason Castro Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 21 A TRI 39 160 138 10 38 11 9 0 2 12 0 2 22 32 0 0 0 .275 .383 .384 .767
2009 22 A LAN 56 240 207 27 64 28 20 1 7 44 1 1 30 41 0 3 0 .309 .399 .517 .916
2009 22 AA COR 63 268 239 38 70 15 11 1 3 29 2 1 25 35 0 2 2 .293 .362 .385 .747
2010 23 AAA ROU 57 244 211 31 55 11 7 0 4 26 1 1 32 34 0 0 1 .261 .361 .351 .712
2010 23 MAJ HOU 67 217 195 26 40 11 8 1 2 8 0 0 22 41 0 0 0 .205 .286 .287 .573
2012 25 AA COR 3 7 5 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .800 .857 1.200 2.057
2012 25 AAA OKL 4 15 13 1 6 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .462 .533 .769 1.302
2012 25 MAJ HOU 87 295 257 29 66 23 15 2 6 29 0 0 31 61 2 4 1 .257 .334 .401 .735
2013 26 MAJ HOU 120 491 435 63 120 54 35 1 18 56 2 1 50 130 0 4 2 .276 .350 .485 .835
2014 27 MAJ HOU 126 512 465 43 103 37 21 2 14 56 1 0 34 151 1 3 9 .222 .286 .366 .652
2015 28 MAJ HOU 12 47 40 4 9 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 7 8 0 0 0 .225 .340 .325 .665
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3-Year Averages     111 431 385 45 96 36 23 1 12 47 1 0 38 114 1 3 4 .249 .321 .408 .729
Career  (View All)     412 1,562 1,392 165 338 127 80 6 41 151 3 1 144 391 3 11 12 .243 .317 .397 .714

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Jason Castro Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 22 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .340 .325 .665
Apr. 21 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .349 .351 .700
Apr. 20 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .350 .353 .703
Apr. 19 LAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .389 .400 .789
Apr. 18 LAA Did not play.
Apr. 17 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .406 .423 .829
Apr. 15 Oak 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .429 .318 .747
Apr. 14 Oak 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .440 .350 .790
Apr. 13 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .429 .353 .782
Apr. 11 @Tex 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .438 .385 .823
Apr. 10 @Tex 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .455 .250 .705
Apr. 9 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 8 Cle 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200 .629
Apr. 6 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 20 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .227 .300 .527
Last 14 Days 37 4 9 1 0 1 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .364 .351 .715
Last 30 Days 40 4 9 1 0 1 2 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 .225 .340 .325 .665

Jason Castro: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 12
2014 114 11
2013 98 18
2012 79
2010 67

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Jason Castro Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201590000.000.000.100
201411882121.237.347.619
201399104121.242.414.738

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015314120.290.419.825
20143473512440.216.372.662
20133365314441.286.506.864

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015181120.222.389.753
20142392610360.226.406.699
20132153013351.284.544.904

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015223000.227.273.593
2014226174201.217.323.601
2013220335211.268.427.769
Jason Castro Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 21 A TRI 160 138 13.8% 20% 0.69 77% .346 .109
2009 22 A LAN 240 207 12.5% 17.1% 0.73 80% .358 .208
2009 22 AA COR 268 239 9.3% 13.1% 0.71 85% .333 .092
2010 23 AAA ROU 244 211 13.1% 13.9% 0.94 84% .295 .090
2010 23 MAJ HOU 217 195 10.1% 18.9% 0.54 79% .250 .082
2012 25 AA COR 7 5 28.6% 0% 0.00 100% .800 .400
2012 25 AAA OKL 15 13 13.3% 6.7% 2.00 92% .455 .307
2012 25 MAJ HOU 295 257 10.5% 20.7% 0.51 76% .316 .144
2013 26 MAJ HOU 491 435 10.2% 26.5% 0.38 70% .355 .209
2014 27 MAJ HOU 512 465 6.6% 29.5% 0.23 68% .297 .144
2015 28 MAJ HOU 47 40 14.9% 17% 0.88 80% .258 .100
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3-Year Averages     431 385 8.8% 26.5% 0.33 70% .324 .159
Career     1,562 1,392 9.2% 25% 0.37 72% .309 .154

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2015 Stat Review for Jason Castro    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.225 AVG
POOR
80% Contact Rate
WEAK
.258 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.325 SLG
TERRIBLE
.100 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.88 BB/K
ELITE
14.9% BB Rate
ELITE
17.0% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.665 OPS
POOR
.340 OBP
GOOD

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Jason Castro: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Castro is out of the lineup Saturday against the Angels.

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Castro is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Athletics, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Castro is back in the Astros' lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Thursday against the Indians, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Castro went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Monday's opener against the Indians.

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Castro signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Astros on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Castro is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

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Castro is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Castro is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

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Castro is not in the lineup Monday.

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2015

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2014

In 2013, Castro finally had the coming out party that many were expecting earlier in his career. Not only did he stay relatively healthy, appearing in a career-high 120 games before a cyst in his right knee forced him to miss most of September, he earned All-Star Game honors and won the American League Player of the Week award twice. Backed by a .276/.350/.485 slash line with 18 home runs and 56 RBI, Castro was one of the better offensive catchers in fantasy, especially since the Astros used him as a middle-of-the-order bat in their rebuilding lineup. The 26-year-old is expected to be ready for spring training and build off his success from last season.

2013

Last season was supposed to be Castro's coming out party. Instead, it was another cautionary tale about lofty projections for catching prospects, as the oft-injured Castro put up some pretty pedestrian offensive numbers. Though he may never hit the way he was projected to coming out of college, he may be able to evolve into the sort of player that can put up a league average batting average with a solid on-base percentage and 10-15 home runs. Castro is only 25 and has just 452 major league at-bats to his name, so there is reason to hope a breakout is still looming. The Astros, however, would be wise to ensure whoever they sign as Castro's backup is competent enough to step in as the starter if things for Castro go from bad to worse.

2012

Just when it finally looked like Castro was going to get that chance to prove himself as a starter, he tore his ACL. As it stands now, he is just a .205 career hitter without speed or power. A brief stint in the Arizona Fall League showed useful on-base skills, but minimal pop in a hitter-friendly environment. To make matters worse, he suffered a foot injury in his final AFL game and will be sidelined until mid-March. He still could turn into a solid everyday catcher, but it no longer looks like the former first-round pick will become a star.

2011

For the better part of the last decade, the Astros have lacked a strong offensive catcher, a problem they hoped to solve when they made Castro the 10th overall pick in 2008. Castro's bat has been decent, but he still has some work to do defensively, something he could perhaps learn on the job from Humberto Quintero's "veteran presence." He'll only be 23 in 2011, so there's time for him to develop, but a slow start could mean he's doing that developing in Triple-A.

2010

Castro held his own splitting time between High-A and Double-A, hitting .300 and playing solid defense. A three-run homer for Team USA in the Futures Game put an exclamation point on a "coming of age" season for the young catcher. He, and not J.R. Towles, is increasingly being looked to as the Astros' catcher of the future. Castro might see some time in Houston in 2010, but if the Astros were smart, they'd let him spend the bulk of the season developing in Triple-A. He's just 22, and there's no sense in rushing him.

2009

The Astros made Castro, a catcher from Stanford, the 10th overall pick in last June’s amateur draft. He hit .376/.429/.613 in his final year with the Cardinal, with 14 homers, 18 doubles, 73 RBI and 68 runs. Castro quickly reached an agreement with the Astros and played with Tri-City in the short-season New York-Penn League where he hit .275/.383/.384 with two homers, nine doubles and 12 RBI in 138 at-bats. He’s just 21 years old and currently projects as Houston's catcher of the future. He will likely begin the year at High-A Salem or Double-A Corpus Christi in 2009.