Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bennett, on Castro

Zach Levine talked to Ricky Bennett, who had some nice things to say about Jason Castro.

Assistant general manager Ricky Bennett, who heads player development and is the highest-ranking member of the front office on the Astros' current trip, said he is likely at least a couple months away but is progressing well after a rough start at Class AAA Round Rock.

Castro, 22, has made an adjustment in his swing, and the results have paid off.

“If he continues at this pace, I think there's a chance we'll see him before too long. Offensively, he's getting accustomed to the AAA level. He's calling a better game; that still needs to improve.”

Levine also notes that Hunter Pence has been more patient at the plate lately. Mills:
There's no doubt that he's definitely gone deeper in counts. He's giving himself a chance to get a better pitch to hit as he goes. We've seen that he's starting to hit a few home runs and drive the ball the other way.”