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Jason Castro

30-Year-Old Catcher – Minnesota Twins

2018 Stats

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.143

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1

RBI

3

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4

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Castro stabilized Minnesota's catching position last season as the Twins got exactly what they expected in the first year of his three-year, $24.5 million contract. He provided strong defense behind t...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  2/1/2019
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 212   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 three-year, $24.5 million contract with the Twins in November of 2016.

May 16, 2018  –  Jason Castro News

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Castro (knee) will be out for the rest of the 2018 season following Wednesday's surgery to repair his torn meniscus, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

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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
2016 29 MAJ HOU 113 376 329 41 69 30 16 3 11 32 2 1 45 123 1 0 1 .210 .307 .377 .684
2017 30 MAJ MIN 110 407 356 49 86 32 22 0 10 47 0 0 45 108 1 1 4 .242 .333 .388 .721
2018 31 MAJ MIN 19 74 63 4 9 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 9 26 0 1 1 .143 .257 .238 .495
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3-Year Averages     109 384 340 42 75 30 19 1 10 36 0 0 41 115 0 1 2 .221 .307 .371 .678
Career  (View All)     746 2,747 2,437 293 564 221 139 9 73 262 5 2 269 755 5 16 20 .231 .311 .386 .697

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Jason Castro Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 25 @Sea Did not play.
May. 23 Det Did not play.
May. 22 Det Did not play.
May. 21 Det Did not play.
May. 20 Mil Did not play.
May. 19 Mil Did not play.
May. 18 Mil Did not play.
May. 16 StL Did not play.
May. 15 StL Did not play.
May. 14 Sea Did not play.
May. 13 @LAA Did not play.
May. 12 @LAA Did not play.
May. 11 @LAA Did not play.
May. 10 @LAA Did not play.
May. 8 @StL Did not play.
May. 7 @StL Did not play.
May. 6 @CWS Did not play.
May. 5 @CWS Did not play.
May. 4 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .257 .238 .495
May. 3 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .150 .257 .250 .507
May. 2 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .153 .242 .254 .496
May. 1 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 30 Tor Did not play.
Apr. 29 Cin 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .161 .242 .268 .510
Apr. 28 Cin Did not play.
Apr. 27 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .135 .224 .212 .436
Apr. 26 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 25 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .146 .241 .229 .470
Apr. 24 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 23 @NYY 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .260 .250 .510
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 21 1 3 2 0 0 2 4 9 0 0 1 1 0 .143 .296 .238 .534

Jason Castro: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 19
2017 108
2016 111 3
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
201851000.000.000.375
201795123170.263.411.737
2016877170.149.241.478

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018583130.155.259.501
2017261377300.234.379.714
20162423410252.231.426.757

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018332010.212.303.581
2017181256250.238.387.717
2016163145121.196.356.628

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018302120.067.167.404
2017175244220.246.389.724
2016166276201.223.398.736
Jason Castro vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Wade LeBlanc SEA 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000

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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% .352 .208
2009 22 AA COR 268 239 9.3% 13.1% 0.71 85% .330 .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% .309 .144
2013 26 MAJ HOU 491 435 10.2% 26.5% 0.38 70% .351 .209
2014 27 MAJ HOU 512 465 6.6% 29.5% 0.23 68% .294 .144
2015 28 MAJ HOU 375 337 8.8% 30.7% 0.29 66% .280 .154
2016 29 MAJ HOU 376 329 12% 32.7% 0.37 63% .297 .167
2017 30 MAJ MIN 407 356 11.1% 26.5% 0.42 70% .318 .146
2018 31 MAJ MIN 74 63 12.2% 35.1% 0.35 59% .216 .095
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3-Year Averages     384 340 10.7% 29.9% 0.36 66% .301 .150
Career     2,747 2,437 9.8% 27.5% 0.36 69% .302 .155

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Jason Castro Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2015 883.3 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 7
2016 908.7 4 11 0 0 1 0 2 -1 0 -4 6
2017 908.7 10 9 0 0 -1 0 1 0 0 7 3
2018 147.7 0 16 0 0 2 0 0 -1 0 -1 0
1B 2016 10.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Jason Castro    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
12.2% BB Rate
ELITE
35.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.495 OPS
TERRIBLE
.257 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.143 AVG
TERRIBLE
.216 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.238 SLG
TERRIBLE
.095 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Castro will undergo surgery on his right knee in Colorado on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

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Twins manager Paul Molitor said Saturday that Castro (knee) "is probably not progressing as much as we had hoped" and will visit with knee specialist Dr. Robert LaPrade on Monday in Colorado, the Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Castro was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a partially torn meniscus in his right knee, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Castro (knee) will catch and bat ninth in the order against Toronto on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of The Athletic reports.

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Castro is dealing with a knee injury, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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

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Castro is not in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

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Castro is out of the lineup Saturday against the Reds, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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2018

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2017

Best known for his receiving skills, Castro failed to hit above .225 or break 15 home runs for the third straight year, although he saw plenty of at-bats as Houston's primary catcher over that span. Castro has been a particular liability in leagues that penalize strikeouts, as he's whiffed at an increasing rate each of the past three years, topping out at a whopping 33 percent in 2016. Castro hit particularly poorly against left-handed pitching ( .149/.237/.241). A former top-10 pick, Castro was once a promising power hitter who hit 18 homers and slugged .485 in 2013 so he still has some upside. His offensive numbers have been on the decline ever since, but his defensive skills and pitch-framing ability are seen as elite. He'll be the primary catcher for the Twins after signing a three-year, $24 million contract.

2016

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 mere .211/.283/.365 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI over 337 at-bats. He struck out at a career-worst 30.7 percent clip, but his strong defense behind the plate and relationship with the pitching staff earned him the lion's share of the playing time over No. 2 catcher Hank Conger. A finalist for the AL Gold Glove award last season, Castro is likely to open 2016 as Houston's starting catcher with Conger dealt to Tampa Bay in the offseason, and he has every incentive in the world to pick it up offensively with free agency looming in the winter.

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.