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14 Starlin Castro 2B

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
89%74%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
521.288380
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019MIA1626366817222862811122.300.436.270
2020WAS14528151321200.315.442.288

Player Updates

July 31, 2020 07:24 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Collects four hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Castro returned to the third spot in the order after hitting sixth in the team's previous two games. He responded with his second multi-hit performance of the season and also clubbed his second double of the campaign to lead off the fifth inning. After this strong performance, Casto has reached base 10 times in his first 26 plate appearances.

July 29, 2020 03:32 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Bumped down in order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro hit sixth during Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays, going 1-for-3.

The Nats' offense as a whole has been struggling out of the gate, and with Juan Soto (illness) temporarily sidelined, manager Dave Martinez has juggled things around to try and provide a spark. Castro hasn't really been part of the problem though, hitting .294 (5-for-17) through five games with a .471 slugging percentage. His DFS appeal takes a hit lower in the order, but so long as the veteran infielder keeps raking, he should work his way back up into a more prominent spot.

July 21, 2020 10:08 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Appears set as No. 3 hitter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro appears to be manager Dave Martinez's first choice to fill the third spot in the Nationals' batting order, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Martinez could shuffle things around against tough right-handers, but otherwise Castro seems like he will be hitting behind Trea Turner and Adam Eaton, and ahead of Juan Soto and Howie Kendrick -- potentially a very lucrative spot in the order when it comes to amassing RBI and runs. He won't fully replace Anthony Rendon's production, but Castro did post career highs in homers (22) and RBI (86) last season with the Marlins and now has a much better lineup around him.

July 10, 2020 11:36 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Cleared for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro took part in his first workouts of summer camp Thursday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.

The veteran infielder was held back after flying in from his home in the Dominican Republic, but after clearing the league's protocols Castro got right to work. The delay doesn't appear to have slowed him down. "It was good to see Starlin," Nats manager Dave Martinez said. "It looks like he did a lot of stuff during the off time, and he's ready to go. He looked good today, so it's good to have him back." Castro is expected to man second base and hit in the heart of the team's order this season.

March 12, 2020 11:08 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Looks likely to bat third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Martinez indicated Wednesday that Castro is the most likely candidate to open the season as the Nationals' No. 3 hitter, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Early in spring training, Martinez was open to Trea Turner potentially filling the opening in the three-hole that was created by Anthony Rendon bolting for the Angels this winter, but the skipper prefers to keep the tandem of Turner and Adam Eaton intact atop the order. As a result, Castro has seemingly emerged as the top option to bat third, and if that arrangement holds for the balance of the season, it would likely provide a significant boost to his fantasy outlook. After amassing only 154 combined runs and RBI across nearly 700 plate appearances as the centerpiece of a lowly Marlins lineup in 2019, Castro would have a good opportunity to blow past that total while batting behind two speedy, high-on-base hitters and in front of one of the game's premier power hitters in Juan Soto.

February 21, 2020 10:44 AM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Candidate to hit third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro could find himself hitting third for the Nationals this season, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

The team still isn't sure how it will replace Anthony Rendon in the heart of the order, and while Trea Turner's name has been floated, moving him down in the order would cut into his ability to use his speed on the basepaths and would also require someone like Victor Robles stepping up as a viable table-setting option. If manager Dave Martinez elects to keep Turner at leadoff, Castro could be the next-best candidate to hit third, especially if he can come close to repeating the .302/.334/.588 line he posted in the second half last season. If the 29-year-old infielder does find a home in the No. 3 hole, he could top his career-high 78 RBI hitting after Turner and Adam Eaton, and with Juan Soto looming behind him.

January 3, 2020 08:36 PM
Nationals' Starlin Castro: Reaches deal with Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Nationals on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Castro may be seen as something of a boring player at this point in his career, as he never reached the next level after some promising seasons in his early 20s, but there will always be a place in the league for a middle infielder with a league-average bat. Castro hit a career-high 22 homers with a .270/.300/.436 slash line (91 wRC+) for the Marlins last season while playing in all 162 games. The 10-year veteran is still just 29 years old and owns a respectable 97 wRC+. He's expected to be the Nationals' primary second baseman this season.

October 31, 2019 05:56 PM
Starlin Castro: Becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro's $16 million club option was not picked up by the Marlins, making him a free agent, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

The 29-year-old will hit free agency after hitting .270/.300/.436 with a career-high 86 RBI last season. While Castro doesn't have elite power numbers, he still managed to hit a career-high 22 home runs last season and could get more RBI opportunities if he lands with a more potent offense in 2020.

September 30, 2019 01:08 AM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Sets new career high in home runs.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a 4-3 victory against the Phillies on Sunday.

The 29-year-old ended his 10th MLB season with a strong September, hitting .291 with seven home runs, 15 RBI and 22 runs. His OPS during the month was more than .950 too, and thanks to the homer surge in September, Castro set a new career best with 22 long balls this season. He also finished the season batting .270 with 86 RBI, 68 runs and two steals in 636 at-bats.

September 21, 2019 08:00 AM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Slugs 21st homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Nationals.

The 29-year-old's remarkable rampage to close out the season continues. Castro is slashing .317/.375/.693 over the last 27 games with 10 long balls and 20 RBI, and the power surge has allowed him to tie his career high with 21 homers, set in 2016 with the Yankees. He's also established a new personal best with 80 RBI.

September 19, 2019 10:36 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Belts 20th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a pair of doubles and another run scored in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Castro led off the second inning with his 20th homer of the season, this time a 401-foot solo shot off Mike Leake to tie the game at 1-1. He also doubled in the third, then doubled and scored in the eighth, bringing the Marlins within one. However, that was the closest they'd get. Wednesday's production brought Castro's season line to .268/.298/.424.

September 9, 2019 03:24 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Continues post-break surge
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBI and three runs Sunday in the Marlins' 9-0 win over the Royals.

Castro's 59 wRC+ prior to the All-Star break placed him last among all 156 qualified hitters, effectively eliminating any trade value he might have had prior to the July 31 deadline. A second-half bounce back was anticipated to some degree, but Castro has far surpassed even his most optimistic backers. After another multi-hit day, Castro is slashing .314/.339/.567 in the second half, with his 133 wRC+ placing him in the 70th percentile of qualified hitters.

August 31, 2019 01:04 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Cranks 15th home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Friday against the Nationals.

Castro drove home a run on a single and then added a two-run blast over the fence in center. The 29-year-old infielder is slashing .266/.288/.402 with 15 homers and 71 RBI over 134 games in 2019.

August 29, 2019 11:36 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Reds.

With a 10-pitch at-bat in the sixth inning, Castro delivered an opposite field home run off Alex Wood to give the Marlins a 3-2 lead. August has been a hot one for the 29-year-old, who has tallied 25 RBI, a career-high monthly total. On the season, Castro has 14 home runs and 68 RBI while batting .263/.285/.394

August 27, 2019 02:40 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Castro will catch a breather after going 2-for-12 at the dish over his last three contests. Neil Walker draws the start at the hot corner and is set to bat fourth.

August 25, 2019 07:00 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Plates two in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

Castro came through with a clutch base knock, doubling home a pair of runs in the sixth inning to give his team a 3-2 lead. The 29-year-old has been seeing the ball well at the dish of late, registering nine RBI over his last four contests.

August 24, 2019 12:32 AM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Cracks two homers in slugfest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-3 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored Friday night against the Phillies.

Castro didn't draw the start Friday, but he entered the matchup as a pinch hitter and then stayed in to play third base. He drove in a run during the fifth inning and then launched a two-run blast in the sixth followed by another two-run homer in the eighth, extending Miami's lead to nine. The 29-year-old is slashing .264/.287/.394 with 13 home runs and 65 RBI over 127 games this year.

August 23, 2019 02:48 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Heads to bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is not in Friday's lineup against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

Castro is hitting .325 with three home runs in 20 games this month. Neil Walker will start at third base while hitting second.

August 22, 2019 10:56 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Drives in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI on Thursday against the Braves.

Castro accounted for the entirety of the Marlins' offensive production Thursday, clubbing a two-run double in the seventh inning. While his five-game hitting streak was snapped Wednesday, Castro got back on track by recording his fourth multi-hit effort in his past 10 starts. Still, his .262/.285/.380 line across 526 plate appearances leaves plenty to be desired.

August 15, 2019 09:04 PM
Marlins' Starlin Castro: Drives in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Dodgers.

Castro didn't record an extra-base hit, instead relying on timely hits in the big performance. He delivered two separate run-scoring singles as well a sacrifice fly to account for his RBI production. Though Castro has largely provided an empty .261/.285/.380 line this season, he is in the midst of a productive stretch, driving in 11 runs across his last seven contests.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Philadelphia75223 .338 .480 .293
vs Parker (Career)200000
vs RHP47011812 .282 .396 .251
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/30@TOR5240000
8/4NYM4120100
8/5NYM4000000
8/7BAL3020000
8/8BAL3110010
8/10@NYM6200000
8/11@NYM4000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020WAS14528151321200.288.315.4420.757
2019MIA1626366817222862811122.270.300.4350.736
2018MIA1545937616512544812464.278.329.4000.729
2017NYY112443661331663239320.300.338.4540.792
2016NYY1515776315621702411840.270.300.4330.734
2015CHC151547521451169219155.265.296.3750.671
2014CHC1345285815414653510044.292.339.4380.777
2013CHC1616665916310443012996.245.284.3470.631
2012CHC162646781831478361002513.283.323.4300.753
2011CHC1586749120710663596229.307.341.4320.773
2010CHC125463531393412971108.300.347.4080.755
Total14845825672163213463931110458951.280.319.4140.733
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020WAS14312300000
2019MIA162314277903223
2018MIA154322237600318
2017NYY11218120130419
2016NYY151291250513115
2015CHC151232205415618
2014CHC134331231204418
2013CHC161342231117021
2012CHC1622912278504515
2011CHC158369291402220
2010CHC125315189446714
Total14842994024134373831171
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2007R-Cubs602214766622312324132.299.370.371
2008R-Cubs511963361115322143365.311.364.464
2009AA-Tennessee31111113263014101260.288.347.396
2009AFA-Daytona963584510817333519412211.302.340.391
2010AA-Tennessee Smokies2610920418512091145.376.421.569
2017AA-Trenton Thunder27021000--200.286.286.429
2017AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr6244800121400.333.360.458
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/230
Birthdate:
3/24/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Monte Cristi, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:

MLB Experience:
11