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9 Willi Castro SS

Detroit Tigers

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

May 8, 2021 12:56 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Goes yard in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and three strikeouts in Friday's 7-3 loss to Minnesota.

Castro's sixth-inning blast off Minnesota reliever Cody Stashak accounted for all of Detroit's runs in the contest. The 24-year-old Castro has slumped in his last 10 games, going 6-for-35 (.171) in that span. He has two homers, eight RBI, nine runs scored and a .198/.241/.311 slash line across 112 plate appearances overall. It'll be tough for Castro to find much success at the plate if he can't trim down his 30.4 percent strikeout rate.

May 7, 2021 12:04 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: On bench for series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox.

Harold Castro will step in at second base for Willi, who heads to the bench for the second time in four games. One of several Tigers regulars struggling to produce at the plate of late, Willi has gone 5-for-35 over his most recent 10 games, dropping his season average to .196.

May 2, 2021 09:16 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Takes seat Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Harold Castro will sub in for Willi Castro after the latter went hitless with eight strikeouts in 13 at-bats over his last four starts. The 24-year-old is slashing .191/.232/.277 over 99 plate appearances on the season and could have a short leash as Detroit's everyday second baseman.

April 29, 2021 06:20 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Not starting matinee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro isn't starting Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Castro has gone 3-for-13 with a solo home run, two runs and three strikeouts in the last four games. Jonathan Schoop will start at second base for the matinee while Miguel Cabrera starts at first.

April 28, 2021 05:24 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Riding pine Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

Castro was the Tigers' everyday shortstop to begin the season, but he's since ceded those duties to Niko Goodrum while shifting over to second base on a regular basis. He should soon pick up eligibility at both middle-infield positions if he hasn't already, but Castro will need to show some improvement at the plate for that to matter much. With a .214 average, one home run, no steals, five RBI and six runs in 22 games this season, Castro doesn't look like a viable fantasy starter outside of the deepest of mixed leagues and AL-only leagues.

April 25, 2021 10:00 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Provides entire offense Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Royals.

Castro's fifth inning home run off Kansas City starter Brady Singer was all the offense the Tigers could muster as they dropped their third straight game. It was the first long ball of the season for the 24-year-old infielder, who should continue to receive ample playing time for a rebuilding Detroit squad.

April 23, 2021 02:16 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is not in the lineup Friday against the Royals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Castro started the last three games at second base but will take a seat Friday while going 3-for-18 over the past week. Zack Short will receive the start at the keystone for the TIgers.

April 21, 2021 11:16 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Could see time at second
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro was scheduled to start at second base before Tuesday's game was postponed, and manager A.J. Hinch may elect to use Niko Goodrum more at shortstop moving forward, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Hinch was careful to say that shifting Castro to second doesn't represent a demotion for the 23-year-old; rather, it gives the team a plus defender at short in Goodrum. It's unclear whether this alignment will become the norm moving forward, but with Goodrum often used across the diamond, it's likely that Castro will continue to see plenty of time at short. Perhaps playing a new position can also get Castro going at the plate, as he's slashing just .213/.250/.295 through 15 games.

April 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Reaches base twice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-3 with a walk in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Athletics.

Castro recorded one of the four hits Detroit could muster for the night, and the shortstop reached base twice for the second straight game. He's off to a bit of a slow start with a .226/.268/.321 slash line, but the Tigers will keep giving him regular playing time in an effort to develop the 23-year-old.

April 14, 2021 03:20 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Not starting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Astros, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Castro had started each of the first 11 games of the season and slashed .196/.229/.239 with a triple, two runs, one RBI and 12 strikeouts. Niko Goodrum will shift to shortstop while Harold Castro starts at second base Wednesday.

April 8, 2021 12:56 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Hits three singles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 3-for-4 with three singles in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota.

It was the best performance thus far in 2021 for the shortstop, who had gone 3-for-21 with one RBI entering play Wednesday. Castro also went without a strikeout for this first time this season. The switch hitter excelled in 2020 with a .349 average and six homers in 140 plate appearances -- numbers that are surely unsustainable over a full-length season but still suggested his potential to contribute offensively in the big leagues. His strong showing Wednesday was the first sign of last year's bat in 2021.

April 5, 2021 09:32 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Batting third again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro will start at shortstop and bat third Monday against the Twins.

Castro has slotted into the three hole in each of the Tigers' four games to date. The early returns haven't been especially impressive (2-for-12 with a triple and a walk), but Castro should get at least a few more opportunities in the heart of the batting order before manager A.J. Hinch contemplates a change. Even if he ultimately drops down in the order, Castro still appears to have a full-time role on lock.

March 23, 2021 08:48 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Two more hits Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.

Castro has had a great spring, and he's now batting an even .300 with three home runs and 10 RBI. The young shortstop could be primed for a breakout season after slashing .349/.381/.550 across 36 games last year.

March 10, 2021 09:28 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Remains hot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.

Castro is off to a great start this spring with a .429/.467/1.214 (yes, that's his slugging percentage) slash line and three home runs through six games. He won't stay this hot all season, but the 23-year-old is coming off of a .349/.381/.550 line last year, so a breakout campaign could be ahead.

March 3, 2021 10:04 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Blasts second spring homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-2 with a double, a solo home run and three RBI in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Pirates.

The Tigers have played three Cactus League games, and Castro has already homered twice. He ceded the leadoff spot to Robbie Grossman in this one, but the young shortstop should bat somewhere near the top of the order this season. After slashing an impressive .349/.381/.550 last season, Castro could be ready for a breakout during the longer 2021 campaign.

March 1, 2021 12:04 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Homers in spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.

Castro led off for the Tigers, and the young shortstop started the scoring with a first-inning blast against former teammate Ivan Nova. After batting .349 in 2020, Castro is a candidate to start the season as Detroit's primary leadoff hitter, especially if he has a strong spring showing.

February 25, 2021 12:16 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Candidate to lead off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is a candidate to bat leadoff this season, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

Castro batted .349 with a .381 on-base percentage during the shortened 2020 campaign, though his success was fueled by an atypically high .448 BABIP. The team might not put the pressure of leading off onto the 23-year-old's shoulders right out of the gate, and veteran Robbie Grossman is an option for the top spot to start the regular season. However, a hot start by Castro could force manager A.J. Hinch's hand.

February 15, 2021 08:48 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Frontrunner for time at short
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro (shoulder) will likely serve as the Tigers' regular shortstop with Niko Goodrum taking on a utility role, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

Castro started 26 games at shortstop in 2020 while Goodrum started 30, but the former was the superior offensive player with a .931 OPS compared to .598 for Goodrum. The 23-year-old Castro, who dealt with right shoulder soreness at the end of last year but should be good to go at the start of this season, seems to be the type of young player the Tigers would like to build around at the position. Goodrum, meanwhile, has the ability to play multiple positions, so it would make sense if he served in more of a utility role.

December 2, 2020 05:24 PM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Testing throwing arm
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro (shoulder) is feeling good and testing his throwing arm Wednesday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

Castro was placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder soreness at the end of the 2020 season, but he said Wednesday that he's "feeling good" following a period of rest and rehab. More clarity on his status should be gleaned from how his arm responds to his workout Wednesday, but the 23-year-old appears to be on the right track in his recovery.

September 27, 2020 11:12 AM
Tigers' Willi Castro: Heads to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder soreness Sunday.

Interim manager Lloyd McClendon said the 22-year-old wouldn't be available after exiting Saturday's contest with the injury, so he'll see his season come to an early end. Castro played well in 2020 and finished with a .349/.381/.550 slash line, six homers, 21 runs and 24 RBI in 36 games.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
05/07vs MINL 3-74111300
05/05@ BOSW 6-55010000
05/04@ BOSL 7-113210000
05/01@ NYYL 4-64000010
04/30@ NYYL 0-103000000
04/29@ CHWL 0-113000000
04/27@ CHWW 5-23100010
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021DET281069212853400.198.241.3110.552
2020DET36129214562473801.349.381.5500.932
2019DET3010010231863401.230.284.3400.624
2018DET0000000000------------
Total9433540899401810602.266.308.4120.720
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021DET28223300101
2020DET36427121100
2019DET30613411204
2018DET000000000
Total9412513832405
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2014R-Azl Indians4315531375321163394.239.285.348
2015ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra672733472931251031207.264.304.330
2016AFX-Lake County1235186813421874919961611.259.286.371
2016AFA-Lynchburg39020000--201.222.222.222
2017AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats1234696913624311582890199.290.337.424
2018AAA-Toledo Mud Hens521060002--510.286.286.286
2018AAX-Akron RubberDucks9737155912025392884134.245.303.350
2018AAX-Erie SeaWolves2610512349241362541.324.366.562
2019AAA-Toledo Mud Hens11946575140288116237110174.301.366.467
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/170
Birthdate:
04/24/1997
Age:
24
Hometown:
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Detroit Tigers
College:

MLB Experience:
1