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Jason Castro

28-Year-Old Catcher – Houston Astros

2015 Stats

AVG

.211

HR

11

RBI

31

R

38

SB

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2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Thumbing his nose at a history of chronic right knee issues, Castro remained healthy in 2015, but he was limited to just 104 games for the Astros due to his offensive struggles. The 28-year-old hit a ...

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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.

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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 104 375 337 38 71 30 19 0 11 31 0 0 33 115 0 3 2 .211 .283 .365 .648
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3-Year Averages     116 458 412 48 98 40 25 1 14 47 1 0 39 132 0 3 4 .238 .308 .405 .713
Career  (View All)     504 1,890 1,689 199 400 155 98 6 51 180 3 1 170 498 3 14 14 .237 .309 .393 .702

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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
Oct. 4 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .283 .365 .648
Oct. 3 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .286 .369 .655
Oct. 2 @Ari 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .286 .371 .657
Sep. 30 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .282 .371 .653
Sep. 29 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .282 .373 .655
Sep. 27 Tex 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .285 .377 .662
Sep. 26 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .282 .377 .659
Sep. 25 Tex 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .285 .381 .666
Sep. 23 LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .283 .382 .665
Sep. 22 LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .284 .383 .667
Sep. 21 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .283 .386 .669
Sep. 20 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 19 Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .287 .391 .678
Sep. 18 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .285 .392 .677
Sep. 17 @Tex 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .288 .396 .684
Sep. 16 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 13 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 12 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 11 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 6 Min Did not play.
Sep. 5 Min Did not play.
Sep. 4 Min Did not play.
Sep. 2 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 1 Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Days 21 2 4 0 0 0 1 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .292 .190 .482
Last 14 Days 36 2 5 0 0 0 1 6 18 0 0 0 0 0 .139 .262 .139 .401
Last 30 Days 41 2 6 0 0 0 1 7 19 0 0 0 0 0 .146 .271 .146 .417

Jason Castro: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 103
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
201510411120.192.269.512
201411882121.237.347.619
201399104121.242.414.738

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152332710290.219.408.707
20143473512440.216.372.662
20133365314441.286.506.864

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015159168160.201.403.678
20142392610360.226.406.699
20132153013351.284.544.904

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015178223150.219.331.621
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 375 337 8.8% 30.7% 0.29 66% .284 .154
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3-Year Averages     458 412 8.5% 28.8% 0.30 68% .316 .167
Career     1,890 1,689 9% 26.3% 0.34 71% .306 .156

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2015 Stat Review for Jason Castro    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.211 AVG
TERRIBLE
66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.284 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.365 SLG
POOR
.154 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.29 BB/K
WEAK
8.8% BB Rate
GOOD
30.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.648 OPS
POOR
.283 OBP
TERRIBLE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jason Castro

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

Castro was tendered a contract by the Astros on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Castro was hitless Monday during Houston's Game 4 ALDS loss to Kansas City. He struck out in all three of his at-bats before Jed Lowrie replaced him as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the eighth inning.

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Castro is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

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Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.

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Castro (quad) has officially been reinstated from the DL.

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Castro (quadriceps) rejoined the Astros in Anaheim on Friday, MLB.com reports.

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Castro is making progress in his recovery from a strained right quad, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Contrary to a previous report, Castro was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday.

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Castro (quad) is out of the lineup Saturday, but he will not be placed on the disabled list as the team will wait to add a catcher when rosters expand in September, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports. "He's going to miss some time, but it could be five days, it could be seven days, it could be 10 days. We just don't know," general manager Jeff Luhnow said.

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2015

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 leagues, but Castro's modest power (.156 career ISO), weak on-base skills (.316 OBP) and struggles against lefties (.201 BAA) make him a fringe option even in those formats. Perhaps the only impressive detail about his 2014 campaign was the fact he avoided the disabled list, but chronic right knee issues plagued him in every season prior and he continues to play the most physically demanding position on the field. The offseason acquisition of Hank Conger from the Angels puts Castro's long-term future with the Astros in doubt, but he'll likely compete with Conger in an ongoing battle for playing time if the duo remains intact through the end of spring training.

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.