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Jason Castro

26-Year-Old Catcher – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

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.213

HR

3

RBI

6

R

5

SB

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 righ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 216   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, $2.45 million contract with the Astros in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 16, 2014  –  Jason Castro News

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Castro went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday night against the Royals.

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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 13 55 47 5 10 4 0 1 3 6 0 0 4 13 0 0 4 .213 .327 .447 .774
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jason Castro
3-Year Averages MAJ   103 392 346 46 93 38 25 1 12 42 1 0 40 95 1 4 1 .269 .343 .451 .794
Career  (View All) MAJ   287 1058 934 123 236 92 58 5 29 99 2 1 107 245 2 8 7 .253 .331 .419 .750

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher 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. 17 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .327 .447 .774
Apr. 16 KC 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .209 .333 .465 .798
Apr. 15 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .289 .385 .674
Apr. 13 @Tex Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Tex 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .171 .293 .400 .693
Apr. 11 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .250 .344 .594
Apr. 10 @Tor 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .258 .393 .651
Apr. 9 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .222 .250 .472
Apr. 8 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .217 .250 .467
Apr. 7 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .263 .313 .576
Apr. 6 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .333 .417 .750
Apr. 5 LAA Did not play.
Apr. 4 LAA Did not play.
Apr. 3 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .125 .364 .125 .489
Apr. 2 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
Apr. 1 NYY 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 23 3 7 0 1 2 3 3 6 0 0 2 0 0 .304 .429 .652 1.081
Last 14 Days 40 4 9 0 1 3 5 3 12 0 0 4 0 0 .225 .340 .500 .840
Last 30 Days 47 5 10 0 1 3 6 4 13 0 0 4 0 0 .213 .327 .447 .774

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Jason Castro: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 10 3
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
201399104121.242.414.738
2012543030.148.185.361

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133365314441.286.506.864
2012203266260.286.458.831

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132153013351.284.544.904
2012123183150.276.431.805

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013220335211.268.427.769
2012134113140.239.373.668
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 55 47 7.3% 23.6% 0.31 72% .226 .234
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3-Year Averages MAJ   392 346 10.2% 24.2% 0.42 73% .339 .182
Career MAJ   1058 934 10.1% 23.2% 0.44 74% .314 .166

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2014 Stat Review for Jason Castro    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.213 AVG
TERRIBLE
72% Contact Rate
POOR
.226 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.447 SLG
GOOD
.234 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
7.3% BB Rate
WEAK
23.6% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.774 OPS
GOOD
.327 OBP
AVERAGE

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Best Matchups for Jason Castro (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Miguel Gonzalez BAL 5 4 1 4 1 0 0 .800 2.000 2.833
Andre Rienzo CHI-A 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
David Phelps NY-A 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Robbie Ross TEX 3 1 1 3 1 0 0 .333 1.333 1.833
Derek Holland TEX 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.167 1.833
Jose Quintana CHI-A 5 3 0 2 2 0 1 .600 1.000 1.714
Jeremy Guthrie KC 10 4 2 4 1 1 0 .400 1.200 1.700
Nick Tepesch TEX 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Matt Thornton NY-A 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 .333 1.333 1.667
Jered Weaver ANA 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Worst Matchups for Jason Castro (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Marco Estrada MIL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dane De La Rosa ANA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Gavin Floyd ATL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
John Lannan NY-N 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Cliff Lee PHI 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Travis Wood CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Watson PIT 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Max Scherzer DET 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Stephen Strasburg WAS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000

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

Castro, who started at DH Tuesday and went 1-for-4 at the plate, hopes to be back behind the dish Wednesday, as he deals with an ailing toe, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports. "I think it's good enough to at least hit. Squatting, I think, would be a little much," Castro said before Tuesday's game. "We'll see how it responds. If everything goes well today, hopefully I can get back there [Wednesday]."

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Castro won't catch Tuesday, and instead will get the start at DH as he's still dealing with soreness from getting hit on the toe by a pitch in Saturday's game, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Castro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday in the Astros' 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.

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Castro will DH and hit cleanup in the Astros' series finale Monday against the Angels.

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Castro (foot) went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in his return to the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

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Castro (foot) is expected to catch Sunday.

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Castro will return to the lineup from his right foot contusion soon, "if not today [Saturday], then tomorrow [Sunday]," Mark Berman of FOX 26 reports.

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Castro (foot) is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Angels, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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 Junes 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. Hes 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.