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Welcome back to adding some content there, JJO. In his first blog post since June 5, JJO checks in with Jason Castro, who was driving to Corpus from southern California, to see how he feels to be the first pick from the '08 draft to reach Double-A.
"It's a great feeling. I was really excited. I'm just looking forward to the opportunity and challenge of starting with a new team and starting fresh at Double-A."
On his expectations:
"I really didn't have any expectations (stats wise at Lancaster) as far as that goes, I just wanted to have as good a start as I could and get as comfortable with life of full season as quickly as possible. I thought I adapted. There are a few goals that I have for this year. Obviously just getting though my first full season of catching somewhere around 100 games or more is a goal for me I've never done or never experienced. It would be a good gauge on how real professional baseball is. It's not college baseball or summer baseball. Also, learning to adapt and play in those conditions. Work with the pitching staff and sharpen my skills behind the plate and progress as a whole."
JJO says Wade will not be afraid to promote to the Majors from Corpus, so I wouldn't be surprised to see Castro up on September 1. And hey, if he gets seven RBIs in a random game, he'll be C1 on OD10!