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16 Jason Castro C

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
15%7%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
23713.23230390
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018MIN1963491392600.257.238.143
2019MIN7923739551330338800.332.435.232

Player Updates

March 21, 2020 02:20 PM
Angels' Jason Castro: Enjoys solid spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro hit .250 (5-for-20) with one home run, two doubles and six RBI before Cactus League play was suspended.

While Castro's numbers don't jump off the stat sheet, his three extra-base hits demonstrate the power production the veteran backstop is capable of. Most tellingly, Castro led Angels catchers in games played and plate appearances this spring, lending credence to the expectation that he will serve as the team's primary backstop once the 2020 campaign begins.

February 16, 2020 03:12 PM
Angels' Jason Castro: Set for primary catcher role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is expected to catch at least 100 games this season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

While the expected workload may not be noteworthy for some backstops, it represents a substantial leap for Castro, who has logged only 98 games in the last two seasons combined. A 2018 knee injury is largely responsible for Castro's reduction in playing time, but he is healthy heading into spring training and, according to Angels manager Joe Maddon, is expected to serve as "sort of an anchor" for the pitching staff. Max Stassi (hip) and Anthony Bemboom are likely to vie for backup duties.

January 2, 2020 09:12 PM
Angels' Jason Castro: Links up with Los Angeles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro signed a one-year, $6.85 million contract with the Angels on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

Castro has spent the last three seasons with the Twins, batting .229 with 24 home runs and 80 RBI across 208 games. He'll add a veteran presence behind the dish for the Angels, who will also carry Anthony Bemboom and Max Stassi (hip) into spring training as the top options to start in 2020.

September 30, 2019 09:04 AM
Twins' Jason Castro: Goes deep in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to Kansas City on Sunday.

Castro got the start behind the plate and connected on a 415-foot solo shot in the fifth inning. The 32-year-old ends the regular season with a .232/.332/.435 slash line along with 13 homers and 30 RBI.

September 1, 2019 11:32 AM
Twins' Jason Castro: Starting in day game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the Tigers.

Though he'll catch for the third time in four games, Castro still appears to be behind Mitch Garver in the pecking order at the position. Over his appearances in 12 contests in August, Castro slashed a pedestrian .179/.319/.359 while striking out 42.6 percent of the time.

August 11, 2019 11:32 AM
Twins' Jason Castro: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is not in Sunday's lineup against the Indians, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

He will sit for a second game in a row amid a stretch where he is hitting .225 with two home runs in 40 at-bats since the All-Star break. It seems as though Mitch Garver has regained a slight edge in playing time at catcher for the Twins.

August 10, 2019 12:56 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Sitting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is not in Saturday's lineup against the Indians.

He will sit for the seventh time in the last 14 games. Castro is hitting .225 with two home runs in 40 at-bats since the All-Star break. Mitch Garver will start at catcher and hit fifth.

August 10, 2019 11:00 AM
Twins' Jason Castro: Clubs 12th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 6-2 loss to Cleveland on Friday.

The veteran backstop has been sluggish at the plate since the All-Star break, slashing .225/.326/.375 over 13 games, but he's starting to find his power stroke again with two homers in his last four starts. On the year, Castro boasts an .824 OPS -- just 11 points shy of his career high from 2013 -- with 12 home runs and 28 RBI.

August 7, 2019 11:32 AM
Twins' Jason Castro: Sitting in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

He'll sit for back-to-back games while Mitch Garver garners a second straight start behind the dish. Castro has drawn the larger share of catching duties over the past week, but that shouldn't be taken as evidence that he's emerged as the team's true No. 1 backstop. Both Castro and Garver are decent bets to draw at least three starts in seven-game weeks while the two continue to perform effectively at the plate and by most defensive metrics.

August 6, 2019 02:32 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Situated on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Castro is in the midst of a four-game hitting streak, but he'll catch a breather Tuesday. Mitch Garver will handle the catching duties and bat fifth with Castro out of the mix.

August 5, 2019 04:56 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Seeing playing-time spike
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro will start at catcher and bat eighth Monday against the Braves.

The Twins' catching timeshare has mostly tilted in Mitch Garver's direction for the past two months, but Castro may have resurfaced as Option 1A based on his usage lately. Castro, who slugged his 11th home run of the season in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Royals, will enter the lineup for the fourth time in five games Monday. Given that he grades out as a better defensive catcher than Garver and is holding his own at the plate with a .253/.337/.494 batting line (116 wRC+), Castro shouldn't lose out on too much action even if the playing-time arrangement eventually swings back in favor of Garver.

July 24, 2019 11:36 AM
Twins' Jason Castro: Scores twice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in Tuesday's 14-12 loss to the Yankees in 10 innings.

After another solid showing at the dish, Castro's OPS now rests at a career-high .851, exceeding his previous best by 16 points. Castro's improved bat and solid defense will keep him in the mix for at least semi-regular work, even though fellow backstop Mitch Garver continues to enjoy a banner campaign of his own.

July 18, 2019 03:00 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Sits again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro remains on the bench Thursday against Oakland.

Castro appears to be behind Mitch Garver on the depth chart at the moment, as Garver has started five of the last seven games. The playing-time split remains fairly even overall, however, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see Castro back in the lineup Friday.

July 17, 2019 08:44 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mets.

Castro has been working in virtually an even split with Mitch Garver of late. Garver will start behind the dish and lead off in this one.

July 14, 2019 12:32 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Sits in favor of Garver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

The Twins' timeshare behind the plate has thus far been more harmful to Castro than Mitch Garver since the All-Star break. Castro will sit for the second time in the series while Garver catches for ace righty Jose Berrios.

July 12, 2019 02:16 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Day off Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.

Castro went 8-for-15 with two home runs and two doubles in his last four games, but he'll start off the second half on the bench. Mitch Garver takes over behind the plate for the Twins, batting fifth.

July 7, 2019 01:48 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Gets breather Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Castro will get a routine maintenance day after starting at catcher in Saturday's 7-4 win and going 2-for-3 with his eighth double of the season and three RBI. Mitch Garver will check in behind the plate for the series finale.

July 5, 2019 02:52 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Not in Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

Castro went 1-for-4 with a strikeout Thursday and returns to the bench for Friday's series opener. Mitch Garver will start behind the plate and bat cleanup as the catching duo continues to see a fairly even split of the starting duties.

July 4, 2019 03:44 PM
Twins' Jason Castro: Out of Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is not in Wednesday's lineup against the A's.

He and Mitch Garver continue to have a fairly even split in playing time, yet both players are hitting well enough this season that they remain relevant in most formats despite neither getting the lion's share of starts. Garver will catch and bat second.

July 3, 2019 04:56 AM
Twins' Jason Castro: Huge night in Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 3-for-4 with a double and two solo home runs in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the A's.

The veteran catcher hadn't homered since June 11, going 4-for-34 (.118) without an extra-base hit in 10 games during that stretch, but Castro broke out in a big way Tuesday. He's now slashing .248/.329/.526 on the year with 10 home runs and 21 RBI in 43 games as he splits work behind the plate with Mitch Garver.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs New York720 .286 .286 .286
vs Lopez (Career)200000
vs RHP1975013 .354 .497 .254
Last 7 Games
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9/14@CLE4000000
9/18CHW3000000
9/21KC4010000
9/22KC1000010
9/24@DET3100000
9/26@DET3010020
9/29@KC3111100
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020LAA0000000000------------
2019MIN7923739551330338800.232.332.4350.767
2018MIN1963491392600.143.257.2380.495
2017MIN110356498610474510800.242.333.3880.720
2016HOU113329416911324512321.210.307.3770.684
2015HOU104337387111313311500.211.283.3650.648
2014HOU1264654310314563415110.222.286.3660.651
2013HOU1204356312018565013021.276.350.4850.835
2012HOU872572966629316100.257.335.4010.735
2011HOU0000000000.000.000.0000.000
2010HOU67195264028224100.205.286.2870.573
Total82526743326198629230284352.232.313.3900.703
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020LAA000000000
2019MIN799010311300
2018MIN19301510102
2017MIN110220138114110
2016HOU11316312401109
2015HOU10419012330215
2014HOU126212170319111
2013HOU12035121140234
2012HOU8715210342128
2011HOU000000000
2010HOU67815600024
Total82514891043176231053
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2008A-Tri-City39138103890212223202.275.383.384
2009AA-Corpus Christi632393870111329253521.293.362.385
2009AFA-Lancaster562072764201744304111.309.399.517
2010AAA-Round Rock Express57211315670426323411.265.365.355
2012AA-Corpus Christi Hooks351420002--00.800.8571.200
2012AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw4131610122100.462.533.769
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/215
Birthdate:
6/18/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Castro Valley, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:
Stanford
MLB Experience:
9