How did he get here?: Drafted, 10th Round (2009)
Stats: 6'4", 200 lbs, Bats/Throws: L/R
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22
K:BB Ratio: 1.46
K/PA %: 17.0%
XBH/H %: 41.2%
Castro spent 36 of his 49 games in the field at 3B, committing 13 errors in 106 chances for an iffy .877 Fld%. In 109 chances at 1B, he was perfect, and by "perfect" I mean "didn't commit any errors."
It was a tale of two halves for Castro. Or maybe, more accurately, it was a tale of one two-thirds and one one-third. Pre NYPL All-Star Break, Castro hit .218/.329/.379 with 29K:21BB (in 41 games), and .353/.397/.588 in 19 games after the All-Star Break. The walk rate is very encouraging, and he strikes out in only 17% of his plate appearances. Guy's huge, and with that kind of plate discipline, he should come along with the consistency.