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15 Jason Castro C

Houston Astros

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
34%22%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
46514.22256431
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013HOU1204356312018565013021.350.485.276
2014HOU1264654310314563415110.286.366.222

Player Updates

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Astros' Hinch: Jason Casto 'a well-rounded player'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Catcher Jason Castro is the longest-tenured member of the Astros and optimistic about the direction of the team, MLB.com reports.

"It's a great time for this organization," Castro said. "It's exciting to have been here and weathered the storm a little bit through the middle of that and see it through to the other side. It's exciting and hopefully we can play up to the type of baseball we're capable of playing. We have some guys in here who can do some pretty special things on the baseball field."

Manager A.J. Hinch is a fan of the different things Castro brings to the lineup and behind the plate.

"Jason's a well-rounded player," Hinch said. "There's a reason he's an All-Star, there's a reason he can contribute in every facet of the game. For us, being a left-handed bat, we have some right-handed bats that we're going to rely upon… and he'll offer us something different than those that hit in front of him. I like his balance, his composure, his steadiness of how he approaches the game. I look forward to his leadership. As he's entering these years of his career, he's got a track record under his belt to provide some steady leadership and have a good year for us."

Castro is 9 for 34 with two home runs this spring.

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Astros' Jason Castro getting results following offseason changes
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said over the weekend he was impressed with catcher Jason Castro, who has put together a strong spring at the plate coming off a down season in 2014. On Monday, it was Castro's turn to talk about his own performance and he seems just as pleased with his progress.

He is batting .280 (7 for 25) with two home runs, three doubles and five RBI in 10 games. One of those home runs came off Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer on Friday.

“Very happy with some of the adjustments that I was trying to make this offseason,” Castro said, per the Houston Chronicle. “At this point I’ve done the things that I’ve kind of wanted to do coming into spring training. Just to kind of check those boxes before this season starts.

“I feel like I’m at the point now where I’m pretty quiet (with my mechanics). I get into position to where I basically read the pitch and then just react. And that’s something I couldn’t really do last year. I had to, in order for me to kind of compensate for some kind of inefficiencies and mechanics in my swing, I had to look for a certain pitch in order to get to it. So it kind of threw me off on other stuff. I’m pretty happy with that aspect of it: being able to just read pitches, not having to cheat, being able to lay off stuff that I don’t want to swing at.”

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Astros' Hinch: Jason Castro has swung the bat very well this spring
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Astros catcher Jason Castro was hitless in three at-bats Saturday against the Yankees, but despite the off day, he's had a pretty productive spring at the plate. He is batting .280 (7 for 25) with two home runs, three doubles and five RBI in 10 games.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch has noticed the progress Castro has made following a down year in 2014.

"He’s swung the bat very well this spring," Hinch said, per the Houston Chronicle. "His timing is good, his rhythm is good, he’s been hitting the ball on the barrel."

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Astros catcher Jason Castro impressing club in all aspects
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Astros catcher Jason Castro is turning heads this spring, including manager A.J. Hinch, reports MLB.com. Castro was able to throw out two runners trying to steal second Saturday.

"He's noticeably more connected with a lot of his actions behind home plate," Hinch said. "From his game calling to his receiving, he certainly took a step forward. He's a tall catcher, which generally those guys can get into some bad [habits] with getting themselves going during their throwing, where they stand up a little bit too tall just out of natural body length."

Castro bolstered his defensive ability last season and was more comfortable with pitchers.

"Pitchers have said they were comfortable throwing the ball in the dirt, and at the end of the day that's the ultimate goal, is getting them as comfortable as they can so they know they can throw whatever they want in any situation," Castro said.

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Astros still believe in Jason Castro after down year offensively
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

After an All-Star campaign in 2013, Astros catcher Jason Castro suffered a bit of a drop-off, especially offensively, in 2014. He struggled to find an offensive rhythm last season, batting just .222 in a career-high 126 games.

Even though Castro is coming off a down year offensively, the Astros still have high hopes for the 27-year-old catcher.

"He's a player that's an important player on our team, and he needs to be himself. He can have an impact on both sides of the ball," Hinch said Monday, per the Associated Press. "I really believe that he's settling into an important few years of his career. ... As he's getting older and more mature and more comfortable in the league, and getting into his rhythm and game plan on catching and hitting, he's in a great spot to have a great impact."

Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow echoes Hinch's sentiments.

"He's been a key part of the team ever since I got here," Luhnow said. "He had his All-Star year a couple years ago. Last year we saw some major strides defensively with his game, which were important, and the offense slipped a little bit, but I think that if you can somehow get the offense from 2013 and the defense from 2014, you've got one of the better catchers in the game."

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 12 110 39.82
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs N.Y. Mets410 .250 .500 .250
vs Colon (Career)9611.000.636.667
vs RHP3477512 .290 .372 .216
Last 7 Games
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9/27@NYM4010100
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010HOU67195264028224100 .286 .287 .205
2011HOU0000000000 --- --- ---
2012HOU872572966629316100 .334 .401 .257
2013HOU1204356312018565013021 .350 .485 .276
2014HOU1264654310314563415110 .286 .366 .222
Total 40013521613294014913738331 .316 .399 .243
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2010HOUC67574854493426 .996
2012HOUC79735715254066 .989
2013HOUC98956796304456 .993
2014HOUC1141108267675544 .995
Total  358335256123711731722 .993
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010HOU815600024
2011HOU00000000
2012HOU15210342128
2013HOU35121140234
2014HOU212170319111
Total 79654011312827
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008 A-Tri-City39138103890212223202 .383 .384 .275
2009AA-Corpus Christi632393870111329253521 .362 .385 .293
2009AFA-Lancaster562072764201744304111 .399 .517 .309
2010AAA-Round Rock Express57211315670426323411 .365 .355 .265
2012AA-Corpus Christi Hooks351420002--00 .8571.200 .800
2012AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw4131610122100 .533 .769 .462
Total 2228131082385021711311314345 .382 .422 .293
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/216
Birthdate:
6/18/1987
Age:
27
Hometown:
Castro Valley, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Houston Astros
College:
Stanford
MLB Experience:
4
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