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Jason CastroTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: MLB Years: 2010-2018
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PositionsC-869, DH-30, 1B-3Position when DraftedCPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJason Michael Castro
Height6-3Weight210BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJune 18,1987 [31.031]PlaceCastro Valley,California
High SchoolCastro Valley (Castro Valley,CA)
CollegeStanford University (Stanford,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Houston Astros [Team Picks] in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 2008 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Boston Red Sox [Team Picks] in the 43rd round (1303rd overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$2,070,000Signing ScoutsJoe GrahamBobby HeckService Time7.104 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2009-MLB-#53 ... 2009-HOU-#1 ... 2010-MLB-#41 ... 2010-HOU-#1
MLB DebutJune 22,2010 [23.004]
OrganizationsHOU [8] MIN [2] Awards6
TBC Player ID54347Retrosheet IDcastj006MLBAM ID488771
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed30Power66Contact38XBH65RBIs52Runs46Hitting46Durability66Team.464Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006StanfordPac10NCAA-1Fr15c195315927455231953191825205.283.363.396.7596310187.300.113.245.33710.169.630.951.6053.0022.22
2007StanfordPac10NCAA-1So15c204210213173011410172310201.167.287.225.512234122.200.058.235.24813.9318.851.350.82102.0023.53
2008StanfordPac10NCAA-1Jr15c216727968105183147351264240604.376.429.6131.04217135315.397.237.344.4448.2513.331.624.4419.9333.33
2008Tri City ValleyCatsNYPLA-hou-c213913810389021202223220021.275.383.384.7675311162.346.109.254.34513.5819.751.451.2369.0028.95
2009Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+hou10c2256207276420174411304130325.309.399.517.91610728243.352.208.353.39512.3516.871.372.8829.5743.75
2009Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou28c2263239387011132921253520205.293.362.385.7479215268.330.092.201.3359.3313.061.401.1279.6721.43
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         119446651343121073325576505210.300.380.446.82619943511.340.146.271.36310.7614.871.381.9644.6032.09
2010Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou15c235721131567042611323410005.265.365.355.7207511244.301.090.242.33013.1113.931.061.6452.7519.64
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou15c23671952640812800224100024.205.286.287.5735611217.250.082.195.26010.1418.891.860.9297.5027.50
2012Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou-c2535142000002000000.800.8571.2002.057627.800.400.800.80928.570.000.000.000.0050.00
2012Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAhou-c25413161012002100000.462.533.7691.30210215.455.307.462.54913.336.670.506.6713.0033.33
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         7182103012004100000.556.636.8891.52516422.563.333.556.63218.184.550.254.5518.0040.00
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou15c2587257296615262900316112428.257.334.401.73510323295.309.144.265.32010.5120.681.972.0342.8334.85
2013Houston AstrosALMLBhou15c26120435631203511856215013020434.276.350.485.83521154491.351.209.326.36110.1826.482.603.6724.1745.00
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou15c271264654310321214561034151913111.222.286.366.65217037512.294.144.219.2916.6429.494.442.7333.2135.92
2015Houston AstrosALMLBhou15c2810433738711901131003311520315.211.283.365.64812330375.280.154.252.2848.8030.673.482.9330.6442.25
2016Houston AstrosALMLBhou15c2911332941691631132214512310109.210.306.377.68312430376.296.167.307.30011.9732.712.732.9329.9143.48
2017Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin21c30110356498622010470045108411110.242.333.388.72113832407.318.146.272.31511.0626.542.402.4635.6037.21
2018Minnesota TwinsALMLBminc3119634930130092610102.143.257.238.49515474.216.095.238.23112.1635.142.891.3563.0044.44
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter746243729356413997326252269755204171053.231.311.386.6979402212747.302.155.266.0009.7927.482.812.6633.3839.18
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2228131082385021711345113143805416.293.382.422.80434369939.336.129.267.00012.0315.231.271.8147.8228.99
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6122432628052811343510005.277.375.379.7548513259.310.102.254.00013.1313.511.031.9344.8020.97
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter66244397413132921273520205.303.375.402.7779817275.341.099.213.0009.8212.731.301.0981.3322.97
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter56207276420174411304130325.309.399.517.91610728243.352.208.353.00012.3516.871.372.8829.5743.75
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3913810389021202223220021.275.383.384.7675311162.346.109.254.00013.5819.751.451.2369.0028.95
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1625401081672651810611462837510010.309.381.476.85725749624.332.167.294.0009.9413.301.342.8830.0029.34
Houston Astros Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter61720182404691149622125221562115315941.232.309.390.6997871852266.301.158.266.0009.4927.412.892.7432.5539.45
Minnesota Twins Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter129419539525011500054134512112.227.321.365.68615336481.304.138.267.00011.2327.862.482.2938.0937.89
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625296412230216571058164414212.231.311.386.69720448597.302.155.266.0009.7927.482.812.6633.3839.18
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625937917436112823482104604312.293.382.422.80425050685.336.129.267.00012.0315.231.271.8147.8228.99

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2008Tri City ValleyCats NYPLA-hou21C27--199214-224220.9828.15-----63969.237.0
2009Lancaster JetHawks CalifA+hou22C44--2923954336331.9857.52-243540.735678.631.4
2009Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou22C57--3003292341332.9745.82-361472.066390.540.7
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou23C54--3193224353351.9946.50-211361.845794.737.5
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23C67575094493426485483.9967.210.95311863.3767100.041.4
2012Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou25C3--112-213131.0004.33--20.0-3100.02.1
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou25C4--242--26261.0006.50-4180.014100.02.8
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25C79736465254066571565.9897.150.87571381.488790.848.8
2013Houston AstrosALMLBhou26C98958276304456679674.9936.880.81581975.31012081.760.5
2013Houston AstrosALMLBhou26DH19---------------12015.811.7
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou27C1141109717675544826822.9957.210.85812377.91112690.570.4
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou27DH11---------------1268.76.8
2015Houston AstrosALMLBhou28C1031028837776215840839.9998.150.95422463.6710499.063.6
2016Houston AstrosALMLBhou29C1111029088655348922918.9968.271.01451476.31211398.268.5
2016Houston AstrosALMLBhou291B3-1071--881.0002.670.80-----1132.71.9
2017Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30C1081049087073435744741.9966.860.82421573.7511098.266.7
MLB Totals for C - 7 season(s)-   C68064356524720322254050675042.9957.410.8935612673.9606800.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 2 season(s)-   DH30---------------300.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B3-1071--881.0002.670.80-----30.00.0
AAA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C58--3433424379377.9956.50-251464.15580.00.0
AA Totals for C - 2 season(s)-   C60--3113494354345.9755.75-361669.26600.00.0
A+ Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C44--2923954336331.9857.52-243540.73440.00.0
A- Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C27--199214-224220.9828.15-----6270.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2008Tri City ValleyCats NYPLA-hou21-27---------
2009Lancaster JetHawks CalifA+hou22-44---------
2009Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou22-57---------
2010Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou23-54---------
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou23-67---------
2012Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou25-3---------
2012Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou25-4---------
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25-79---------
2013Houston AstrosALMLBhou26-98--------19
2014Houston AstrosALMLBhou27-114--------11
2015Houston AstrosALMLBhou28-103---------
2016Houston AstrosALMLBhou29-1113--------
2017Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30-108---------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Yarmouth-Dennis Red SoxCape Cod LeagueCollege203912931447042460222904111.341.434.488.9226311156.412.147.36414.1018.591.322.5632.2525.00
2009Peoria SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor2211424600140061100000.143.250.214.4649148.167.071.21412.5022.921.832.0842.0016.67
2009Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2258020000000300000.250.250.250.500208.400.000.0000.0037.500.000.000.000.00
2010Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2316321101002004900100.313.378.344.72211137.417.031.15610.8124.322.250.000.0010.00
2011Salt River RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor2412386111004018900000.289.413.316.72912146.379.027.21117.3919.571.130.000.009.09
2011Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2426000000000100001.000.000.000.000006.000.000.0000.0016.670.000.000.000.00
2012Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2517446162019002900101.364.383.477.86021347.429.113.1594.2619.154.502.1344.0018.75
2013Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB261843815206131041000003.349.404.8141.21835847.333.465.5818.5121.282.5012.777.1753.33
2014Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB271438310402100031200001.263.317.526.84320641.333.263.3427.3229.274.004.8819.0060.00
2015Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2817434103036004810002.233.313.512.82522648.219.279.3728.3316.672.006.2514.3360.00
2015Houston AstrosWild CardMLB2812000000001100001.000.333.000.333003.000.000.50033.3333.331.000.000.000.00
2015Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB28514110002001700001.071.133.071.2041015.143.000.0716.6746.677.000.000.000.00
2016Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2917385132026106910001.342.444.553.99721445.407.211.39513.3320.001.504.4419.0030.77
2017Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB301532593024005600000.281.378.563.94118537.292.282.43813.5116.221.205.4116.0055.56
2017Minnesota TwinsWild CardMLB3013000000000300000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2018Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB311329151002002900101.172.219.207.4266132.238.035.1036.2528.134.500.000.0020.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs23801017101801142000000.213.330.263.59321294.271.050.21314.8921.281.431.0680.0011.76
Cape Cod League Totals - 1 yrs3912931447042460222904111.341.434.488.9226311156.412.147.36414.1018.591.322.5632.2525.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 10 yrs13431333901801652203076203010.288.351.498.84915634348.330.210.3138.6221.842.534.6019.5637.78
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 2 yrs25000000001400001.000.167.000.167006.000.000.20016.6766.674.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs514110002001700001.071.133.071.2041015.143.000.0716.6746.677.000.000.000.00

Awards [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
20083rd Team College All-American (C) ... College World Series All-Tournament Team (C) ... Pac-10 Conference All-Conference (C)3
2013American League Player of the Week (August 19-August 25) ... American League Player of the Week (May 20-May 26) ... Houston Astros Player of the Year3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-06-07CMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL30.355Team Roster on 2018-06-07
2018-05-03CMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Right knee meniscus tear30.320Team Roster on 2018-05-03
2017-09-03CMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.077Team Roster on 2017-09-03
2017-08-24CMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Concussion30.067Team Roster on 2017-08-24
2016-12-06CMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 3-year contract for 2017-2019 ($24.5m) 8.5--8--829.171Team Roster on 2016-12-06
2016-11-02CFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency29.137  
2016-05-14CHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActive--Placed on paternity leave28.331Team Roster on 2016-05-14
2016-05-10CHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YPaternityOff-RosterPlaced on paternity leave28.327Team Roster on 2016-05-10
2016-02-10CHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($5m) [Loses arbitration]28.237Team Roster on 2016-02-10
2015-09-18CHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.092Team Roster on 2015-09-18
2015-08-29CHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained right quad28.072Team Roster on 2015-08-29
2015-01-17CHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($4m) [Avoids arbitration]27.213Team Roster on 2015-01-17
2014-01-17cHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($2.45m) [Avoids arbitration]26.213Team Roster on 2014-01-17
2013-10-03cHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL26.107Team Roster on 2013-10-03
2013-09-17cHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Cyst on right knee26.091Team Roster on 2013-09-17
2012-08-12cHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL25.055Team Roster on 2012-08-12
2012-08-06CHouston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Oklahoma City (AAA) for rehab25.049Team Roster on 2012-08-06
2012-08-03cHouston AstrosCorpus Christi (AA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Corpus Christi (AA) for rehab25.046Team Roster on 2012-08-03
2012-07-15cHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right knee swelling25.027Team Roster on 2012-07-15
2012-05-06cHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActive--24.323Team Roster on 2012-05-06
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-10-31InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-05-28InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2011-03-30InjuredDisabled -- Right knee surgery 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2008Houston Astros-212,070,000-------2,070,000Signing Bonus out of 2008 Draft (1st round - 10th overall)
2010Houston AstrosTeam Payroll23400,000-75744-2,812,412400,0002,470,000
2012Houston AstrosTeam Payroll25486,000-65118282,954,887480,0002,956,000
2013Houston AstrosTeam Payroll26496,600-66411273,023,990490,0003,452,600
2014Houston AstrosTeam Payroll272,450,000-3375633,256,497500,0005,902,6002014-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($2.45m) [Avoids arbitration]
2015Houston AstrosTeam Payroll284,000,0005.1042691070++3,571,283507,5009,902,6002015-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($4m) [Avoids arbitration]
2016Houston AstrosTeam Payroll295,000,0006.1042341074++3,498,245507,50014,902,6002016-02-10 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($5m) [Loses arbitration]
2017Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll308,500,0007.104144685++3,651,709535,00023,402,6002016-12-06 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2017-2019 ($24.5m) 8.5--8--8
2018Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll318,000,000-139583++4,360,045545,00031,402,600
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red