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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
21-15 6-4 W2
17-17 6-4 W1
16-17 6-4 L1
12-21 4-6 L1
13-23 5-5 W4

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .353 1 4 .864 1

Top Willi Castro News

  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Castro is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.

    Castro has been hot lately, slashing .367/.375/.533 across his last 10 games, but he'll get a day off Sunday. Detroit activated both Austin Meadows (illness) and Victor Reyes (quadriceps) before the game, and the two are starting in the outfield along with Robbie Grossman. Castro should still see some playing time if he continues to hit, but he now has more competition for starts.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Scores, drives in one Friday

    Castro went 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Friday's win over the Orioles.

    Castro has been rolling lately, as he's 8-for-18 across his past five games with an RBI and three runs scored. The 25-year-old started in left field Friday, with Derek Hill getting center. With Akil Baddoo at Triple-A, it looks like Castro will continue to serve as something of a utility outfielder, and he should see regular starts while he's hot at the plate.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Keeps rolling Thursday

    Castro went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Athletics.

    Making his fourth consecutive start, Castro kept producing at the plate, as he's gone 7-for-15 during this stretch. He's not quite yet an everyday player, but the 25-year-old is getting an extended look, and he could continue to push Derek Hill for time in center field. Castro is now batting .325 on the season across 16 games.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Gets fourth consecutive start

    Castro will start in center field and bat seventh in Thursday's game against the Athletics.

    Castro will stick in the lineup for the fourth game in a row, with all of his starts coming in the outfield during that stretch. Though Castro hasn't yet established himself as an everyday player, manager A.J. Hinch will likely continue to keep the 25-year-old in the lineup while he's one of the few hitters on the roster swinging a hot bat. Over his last three starts, Castro has gone 5-for-11 with a walk and a run.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Enjoys productive day Tuesday

    Castro went 5-for-7 with a walk and a run scored across both games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Athletics.

    Castro got the start in left field for Game 1, then shifted over to center for the second game. The 25-year-old used to primarily play in the infield, though he's expanded his defensive versatility, which has helped him earn more playing time. With Akil Baddoo recently demoted to Triple-A, Castro and his .344 batting average may see more outfield run moving forward, though Derek Hill is still the presumptive starter in center, with Robbie Grossman and Austin Meadows in the corners.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Gets call to majors

    The Tigers recalled Castro from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

    Castro will provide the Tigers with some reinforcement in the infield following Javier Baez's (thumb) placement on the injured list Saturday. While Baez is out, the switch-hitting Castro could fill the smaller side of a platoon at shortstop with the lefty-hitting Harold Castro.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Removed from Triple-A lineup

    Castro was removed from Saturday's lineup at Triple-A Toledo, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Javier Baez (thumb) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, and it seems likely that Castro will join the major-league club to provide depth at shortstop. Even if the 24-year-old is ultimately called up, Harold Castro should serve as the Tigers' primary shortstop in Baez's absence.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Beginning season in Triple-A

    Castro will begin the 2022 season with Triple-A Toledo, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Castro batted .296 with four extra-base hits and five runs over 27 at-bats this spring, but he'll start the year in Triple-A. With his ability to play nearly every position, the 24-year-old will likely rejoin the big-league club relatively soon. In 125 games with the Tigers in 2021, Castro slashed .220/.273/.351 with 24 extra-base hits, 38 RBI, 56 runs and nine stolen bases.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Could play center

    Castro played some center field in Monday's Grapefruit League game, and Detroit manager A.J. Hinch said he wants to "expand Willi's defensive versatility," Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Castro was already likely to play more in the outfield with Riley Greene (foot) and Derek Hill (hamstring) both out to begin the regular season, but center field would be new for him at the MLB level. Castro primarily played at second base last year (91 games) and also made 10 appearances in left. The 24-year-old has been inconsistent with the bat in the majors, though he may have an opportunity in 2022 to see semi-regular playing time and perhaps get going offensively. He's off to a promising start with a .939 OPS across 13 spring contests.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Role could increase

    With Riley Greene (foot) and Derek Hill (hamstring) both out to begin the regular season, Castro may see more playing time in the outfield, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Castro seemed in danger of being left off the roster entirely a few days ago, but the injuries have changed things in the Detroit outfield. Victor Reyes will likely be the starter in center field, with Akil Baddoo and Robbie Grossman in the corners. That'll leave Castro and Eric Haase as outfield depth options. This certainly is a boost to Castro's fantasy outlook in the short term, though he still may not play enough to really be on the map.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Might get bumped to minors

    Castro could be left off the Tigers' Opening Day roster and start the season in the minors instead, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Castro seems to be competing with Harold Castro for a utility role, with the latter seemingly ahead in that race. Willi Castro has become a more versatile defender the past few years, which has helped him earn playing time at the MLB level. However, he slashed just .220/.273/.351 in 125 games for the Tigers last season. Harold Castro, meanwhile, was better across the board with a .283/.310/.359 line in 106 games.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Three hits in finale

    Castro went 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    Castro singled and came around to score on a double as part of a three-run ninth inning that propelled the Tigers to the 5-2 win. The 24-year-old had a disappointing season, seeing his OPS fall from .931 in 2020 to .624 this year. Castro is still young and talented, so Detroit will probably give him the opportunity to get back on track next year, potentially sticking him in left field or at second base.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Gets breather Saturday

    Castro isn't starting Saturday's game against the White Sox.

    Castro started the last two games and went 3-for-7 with an RBI, a stolen base and a strikeout. Robbie Grossman will shift to left field while Daz Cameron starts in right.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Sitting in second straight

    Castro is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

    After drawing starts in left field Sunday and Monday, Castro will stick on the bench for a second day in a row while Detroit manager A.J. Hinch rolls out an outfield of Robbie Grossman, Akil Baddoo and Daz Cameron. With a .585 OPS at the big-league level since the All-Star break, Castro looks like he may have to settle for a part-time role as the season winds down.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Not starting Tuesday

    Castro isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.

    Castro will get a breather after he went 1-for-7 with a strikeout across the last two games. Eric Haase will shift to left field while Dustin Garneau starts at catcher.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Remains on bench

    Castro will sit Saturday against the Royals.

    Castro appears to be falling out of favor, as he's now been on the bench for three straight games. Isaac Paredes starts at second base.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Not in Friday's lineup

    Castro will not start Friday against Kansas City, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Castro finds himself on the bench for the second straight game and the fourth time in six contests. His .149/.231/.170 slash line over his last 18 games doesn't make a particularly compelling case for everyday at-bats. Harold Castro will be the starting second baseman Friday.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: Back to bench Tuesday

    Castro is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Castro will take a seat for the third time in five games, allowing Isaac Paredes to get a turn at second base. While filling in at shortstop for a resting Niko Goodrum in Monday's 4-3 win, Castro went 1-for-3 with a run.

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  • Tigers' Willi Castro: On bench Sunday

    Castro is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Castro went 0-for-3 during Saturday's contest and will take a seat for the second time in the past three games. Harold Castro will start at the keystone in his place.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 170 lbs
Birthplace: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Age: 25
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: S, R