Profile season is underway, and McTaggart caught up with Jason Castro, as he prepares for the 2011 season with his name penciled in as C1 (until J.R. Towles does his yearly Babe Ruth impression until March 31):
"I've put a lot of work in and ironed out some things mechanically. I'm in a place right now that I feel really comfortable. That's the best part is feeling comfortable up there, and that really puts you in the best place to have success."
The intense workout program Castro participated in this winter was at SPARTA Performance Science, a facility used by a handful of pro athletes in which workouts are geared to the individual athlete. Castro said it's designed for him to be in top shape entering Spring Training, instead of using the spring to get in shape.
Did you know that Castro hit .070 (3x43) against LHP in 2010?