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Luis Castillo

38-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 197   DOB: 9/12/1975   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Luis Castillo Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Phillies in March 2011.

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Luis Castillo 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
2004 28 A COL 33 122 112 10 21 4 3 0 1 10 1 3 7 27 1 1 1 .188 .240 .241 .481
2005 29 MAJ FLA 122 524 439 72 132 20 12 4 4 30 10 7 65 32 18 1 1 .301 .391 .374 .765
2006 30 MAJ MIN 142 652 584 84 173 31 22 6 3 49 25 11 56 58 9 2 1 .296 .358 .370 .728
2007 31 R GCL 10 29 25 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 9 0 0 0 .120 .267 .120 .387
2007 31 A BUR 38 138 124 9 32 11 9 0 2 15 1 2 14 22 0 0 0 .258 .326 .379 .705
2007 31 MAJ MIN 85 384 349 54 106 14 11 3 0 18 9 4 29 28 5 1 0 .304 .356 .352 .709
2007 31 MAJ NYM 50 231 199 37 59 11 8 2 1 20 10 2 24 17 7 1 0 .296 .371 .372 .742
2007  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIN/NYM 135 615 548 91 165 25 19 5 1 38 19 6 53 45 12 2 0 .301 .362 .359 .721
2008 32 R GCL 3 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .375 .000 .375
2008 32 A ST. 5 20 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 .067 .263 .067 .330
2008 32 AA BIN 5 18 16 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
2008 32 MAJ NYM 87 359 298 46 73 11 7 1 3 28 17 2 50 35 7 2 2 .245 .355 .305 .660
2009 33 R GCL 52 195 178 17 39 7 6 0 1 14 7 1 13 25 3 1 0 .219 .275 .270 .545
2009 33 A LAK 3 10 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2009 33 MAJ NYM 142 580 486 77 147 16 12 3 1 40 20 6 69 58 19 5 1 .302 .387 .346 .732
2010 34 A+ ST. 4 16 13 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 .154 .313 .231 .544
2010 34 MAJ NYM 86 299 247 28 58 6 4 2 0 17 8 3 39 25 11 2 0 .235 .337 .267 .604
Career  (View All)     1721 7,471 6,510 1,001 1,889 281 194 59 28 443 370 142 800 850 123 26 12 .290 .368 .351 .719

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Luis Castillo: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 74
2009 137

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Luis Castillo Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 28 A COL 122 112 5.7% 22.1% 0.26 76% .238 .053
2005 29 MAJ FLA 524 439 12.4% 6.1% 2.03 93% .318 .073
2006 30 MAJ MIN 652 584 8.6% 8.9% 0.97 90% .325 .074
2007 31 R GCL 29 25 13.8% 31% 0.44 64% .188 .000
2007 31 A BUR 138 124 10.1% 15.9% 0.64 82% .300 .121
2007 31 MAJ MIN 384 349 7.6% 7.3% 1.04 92% .330 .048
2007 31 MAJ NYM 231 199 10.4% 7.4% 1.41 91% .320 .076
2007  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIN/NYM 615 548 8.6% 7.3% 1.18 92% .327 .058
2008 32 R GCL 8 5 37.5% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2008 32 A ST. 20 15 20% 0% 0.00 100% .067 .000
2008 32 AA BIN 18 16 11.1% 16.7% 0.67 81% .308 .000
2008 32 MAJ NYM 359 298 13.9% 9.7% 1.43 88% .269 .060
2009 33 R GCL 195 178 6.7% 12.8% 0.52 86% .250 .051
2009 33 A LAK 10 10 0% 10% 0.00 90% .222 .000
2009 33 MAJ NYM 580 486 11.9% 10% 1.19 88% .342 .044
2010 34 A+ ST. 16 13 18.8% 12.5% 1.50 85% .182 .077
2010 34 MAJ NYM 299 247 13% 8.4% 1.56 90% .261 .032
Career     7,471 6,510 10.7% 11.4% 0.94 87% .330 .061

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Luis Castillo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Castillo had two singles, an RBI, and a stolen base in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Pirates.

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Castillo reached base three times Saturday and has been on base in six of his last nine plate appearances.

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Castillo went 0-for-4 Wednesday in his first exhibition game as a member of the Phillies.

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Castillo arrived at the Phillies' spring training complex Tuesday afternoon, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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The Phillies originally had Castillo in the lineup for Tuesday's game, but he was having issues with his hotel reservation in Miami before leaving for Phillies camp and will not play, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports.

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Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Castillo will not be handed a roster spot, the team's official web site reports.

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Castillo has agreed to a minor league contract with Philadelphia, the team's official web site reports.

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Castillo will reportedly sign with the Phillies, ESPN New York reports.

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The Cubs, Phillies and Marlins are interested in signing Castillo, ESPNdeportes.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Luis Castillo.

2011

Castillo was limited to 86 games due to a calf injury, a bone bruise in his left heel and then problems with his right heel after he overcompensated for the injury. Even when he was healthy, Castillo lost time to Alex Cora and Ruben Tejada as he struggled both in the field and at the plate. The Mets would love to get rid of Castillo, who is in the last year of a four-year, $25 million deal, and even if he is back, he will need to compete for playing time at second base during spring training.

2010

Castillo once was best known for his four-year, $25 million deal, but after his dropped pop-up gave the Yankees a gift win, he likely will be better known for that. Despite that miscue, Castillo might have been the Mets' MVP last year, as he turned back the clock to his halcyon Florida days. Castillo lost 17 pounds last offseason, which took some pressure off his oft-injured knees and allowed him to remain healthy all year. Castillo hit .302 with a .387 OBA and stole 20 bases in 142 games and that rebound year might allow the Mets to move him and the last two years of his contract for a second baseman with more pop. If he does remain in NY, look for him to hit second again.

2009

Castillo was plagued by leg woes all season despite having his knees scoped to remove dead tissue in October 2007. Even when Castillo was said to be healthy, he looked slow in the field and on the basepaths, and with three years remaining on his four-year, $25 million albatross of a deal, he may remain a Met for a while as it will be hard to move him. Castillo reportedly accepted responsibility for his out-of-shape, poor 2008 and stated a desire to make amends, but don't expect much given that speed was his most valuable tool for fantasy owners and aging legs don't often produce much on the basepaths.

2008

Castillo signed a four-year, $25 million contract to remain with the Mets after being acquired from the Twins in July. His chronically sore knees cost him about 10 games and a strained quad sidelined him 10 more last season, which resulted in a slight drop in steals from 25 to 19. In moving his home field from turf to natural grass, look for Castillo, who will bat second in New York, to run a bit more as his legs should be fresher than they were in Minnesota.

2007

Castillo's first season in the AL featured a slight dip in his OBP but also a surprising increase in his stolen bases with the move to artificial turf. There were some worries Castillo's chronically sore knees would be a problem playing in the Metrodome, but the Twins were careful to give him frequent rest. Expect him to hit near .300 again with solid defense, but he may steal fewer bases if his legs don't fare as well.

2006

The leg injuries he's been battling for years now finally stripped Castillo of his speed on the basepaths, but he still hit his usual .300 and played excellent defense at second base. Dealt to the Twins, he'll give Minnesota a legitimate top-of-the-order presence if he can hold up to the wear and tear of the Metrodome turf.

2005

Castillo has been a very consistent player over the last six years. While his steals have dwindled, he'll been a safe bet to hit .290 or better, get on base at a solid rate, and score some runs. Still only 29, he's still probably got a couple of years left at that level -- just make sure you don't overpay for stolen bases that likely aren't coming back.

2004

Coming off hip surgery at the end of 2002, Castillo's woeful stolen base percentage could be a warning flag that all is not right with him -- yet his defense was better than ever, and he set a career high in games played, hits and (for what it's worth) slugging percentage. The Marlins bet big that he'll be OK -- you might want to be a little more cautious.

2003

For the third time in four years, Castillo hit better than .300, and he led the majors in steals in 2002. For all the talk of him being somewhat fragile, he's had at least 530 at bats three years running, and set a career high last year with 606. From a fantasy perspective there aren't many leadoff hitters better than Castillo, and even from a baseball perspective he gets on base enough (.364 career OBP) to warrant the spot.