Monday, July 13, 2009

Highlight on Jason Castro

Richard Justice writes a nice little profile on Astros future C1 Jason Castro, who killed it in the Futures Game yesterday. Some highlights:

-He's batting .293 in 22 games at Corpus Christi after hitting .309 in 56 games at Class A Lancaster.

-Castro has thrown out 49% of baserunners silly enough to try to steal on him.

-Ozzie Smith on Castro:
“Vince (Coleman) would have a hard time stealing on him.”

-He's hitting .381 with RISP in Corpus

-Bobby Heck:
“It's his makeup, preparation and intelligence. He was involved in game plans at Stanford. A lot of times amateur catchers don't call their own games. The more we looked at him, the more our guys talked, there was a common thread. He's a good teammate. He gives the same effort every game.”

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