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Jason Castro
C | B/T: L/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 1, #10, Houston Astros | Stanford
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 112 90 13 19 2 9 0 .211 .355 .333 .688
11 Seasons 3226 2844 353 653 90 310 5 .230 .314 .388 .702
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .211 2 9 0 .688
11 Seasons .230 90 310 5 .702

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 1476 225 13 5.8 88.6 109.5 15.7 35.6 .210 .341 .284 .277 .357 31.5 30.7 8.8
2016 29 1512 207 20 9.7 89.5 108.7 11.6 34.3 .218 .399 .301 .313 .416 40.3 32.7 12
2017 30 1645 250 17 6.8 87.2 109.6 13.2 39.6 .240 .400 .315 .320 .386 32 26.5 11.1
2018 31 331 38 2 5.3 87.1 109 4.3 28.9 .153 .239 .231 .244 .293 32.3 35.1 12.2
2019 32 1146 151 26 17.2 91.8 110.5 14.4 41.7 .246 .517 .328 .363 .496 47 32 12
2020 33 406 47 7 14.9 92.7 111.1 19.7 42.6 .237 .485 .294 .352 .511 55.3 35.9 13
2021 34 471 58 8 13.8 90.6 108.9 13.9 44.8 .248 .456 .316 .370 .478 41.4 30.4 16.1
6987 976 93 9.5 89.2 111.1 13.7 37.9 .226 .406 .302 .318 .410 37.7 30.8 11.4
6.5 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 280 59.4 70 52 12 7 3 0 2 18 36 .231 .261 .404 .546 .369 .422 89.6 11 28.9 25.0
2021 Breaking 120 25.5 28 25 3 2 1 0 0 12 13 .120 .206 .160 .326 .182 .278 87.4 17 46.2 26.1
2021 Offspeed 71 15.1 14 13 4 3 1 0 0 4 9 .308 .275 .385 .345 .328 .300 86.4 3 41.7 18.2
2020 Fastballs 232 57.1 56 48 10 0 9 0 1 14 34 .208 .254 .458 .565 .334 .389 94.3 21 24.5 23.0
2020 Breaking 124 30.5 24 21 3 2 0 0 1 13 8 .143 .180 .286 .335 .243 .277 87.5 17 41.7 25.5
2020 Offspeed 50 12.3 12 11 2 2 0 0 0 6 5 .182 .271 .182 .420 .205 .329 90.4 16 55.2 42.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 39.1 28.4 28.4 4 43.1 32.4 24.4 0 32.9 27.1 26.2 6.7 5.8
2016 48.8 27.1 22.2 1.9 39.1 32.4 28.5 5.3 30 22.2 26.1 5.8 9.7
2017 43.2 24.4 27.6 4.8 30 41.2 28.8 4.4 30.4 24.4 28 5.2 6.8
2018 44.7 21.1 26.3 7.9 39.5 36.8 23.7 7.9 26.3 13.2 26.3 2.6 5.3
2019 36.4 31.1 27.2 5.3 37.1 35.1 27.8 3.3 25.8 20.5 24.5 7.9 17.2
2020 31.9 27.7 34 6.4 36.2 34 29.8 2.1 19.1 25.5 29.8 8.5 14.9
2021 37.9 25.9 32.8 3.4 43.1 29.3 27.6 5.2 24.1 19 31 5.2 13.8
41.6 27 27.2 4.2 37.5 35.1 27.4 3.5 29.1 23.3 26.8 6.1 9.5
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Knuckleball -8.5 0 2 0.4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .162 .189 .172 0
2021 N/A 19.2 1 5 1.1 1 1 2 1.25 0 0 0 .867 .998 .815 100
2021 Curveball 2 1 48 10.2 8 .25 .25 .225 46.2 50 20 .323 .371 .304 0
2021 Cutter -2.8 -1 41 8.7 10 .222 .222 .25 42.1 40 80 .21 .243 .25 0
2021 Changeup 0 0 65 13.8 13 .25 .25 .331 45.5 30.8 20 .225 .29 .261 37.5
2021 Sinker 4.8 3 64 13.6 18 .286 .786 .485 8.3 5.6 6.7 .353 .963 .568 50
2021 Slider -4.7 -3 70 14.9 19 .063 .125 .176 48 42.1 30.8 .15 .312 .274 50
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 1 175 37.2 42 .207 .276 .354 32.4 31 25 .233 .438 .405 52.9
2021 Splitter -5.7 0 1 0.2
2020 Splitter -9.7 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 66.7 0 0 .713 .828 .685 100
2020 Cutter 9.9 2 21 5.2 4 .667 1.333 .8 14.3 0 0 .402 1.016 .608 66.7
2020 Curveball -3.2 -2 52 12.8 9 0 0 .078 52.4 77.8 28 .037 .041 .108 0
2020 Changeup -1.5 -1 46 11.3 11 .2 .2 .227 53.8 54.5 46.2 .227 .379 .297 50
2020 Slider 1.4 1 72 17.7 15 .231 .462 .347 33.3 40 23.1 .268 .516 .38 28.6
2020 Sinker -0.8 0 57 14 19 .125 .25 .242 27.3 26.3 35.7 .228 .365 .324 54.5
2020 4-Seamer -0.9 -1 154 37.9 33 .207 .483 .335 24.6 27.3 21.4 .252 .629 .4 65
2019 Splitter -2.3 0 7 0.6 3 .333 .333 .3 0 33.3 33.3 .14 .297 .171 50
2019 Cutter 1 1 63 5.5 18 .2 .467 .347 38.2 38.9 28 .191 .421 .324 12.5
2019 Curveball -1.9 -2 129 11.3 32 .143 .357 .269 50 59.4 38.8 .14 .315 .251 44.4
2019 Changeup -1.9 -3 134 11.7 33 .226 .355 .264 35.6 15.2 15.2 .287 .538 .353 33.3
2019 Slider -1.1 -2 159 13.9 35 .147 .294 .2 38.4 42.9 24.2 .185 .344 .234 31.6
2019 Sinker 2.9 6 195 17 50 .395 .605 .482 20.7 8 10.3 .361 .687 .489 54.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.9 -4 458 40 104 .227 .466 .354 41 35.6 29.4 .252 .592 .397 60.8
2018 Splitter -6.2 0 5 1.5 2 0 0 0 100 100 100 0
2018 Changeup -2.8 0 17 5.1 4 0 0 0 0 25 20 .27 .351 .267 33.3
2018 Curveball -2.3 -1 28 8.5 7 .143 .286 .179 38.5 71.4 45.5 .07 .085 .068 0
2018 Slider -1.6 -1 32 9.7 8 .25 .375 .269 30.8 50 30.8 .199 .232 .192 0
2018 Sinker 0.3 0 65 19.6 16 .182 .455 .456 25 12.5 22.2 .338 .6 .497 55.6
2018 4-Seamer -4.1 -5 114 34.4 26 .1 .15 .217 30.9 30.8 22.9 .137 .231 .273 30.8
2018 Cutter 2.8 0 15 4.5 0 0
2017 Splitter -1.5 0 25 1.5 6 .4 .6 .475 26.7 16.7 14.3 .243 .346 .325 0
2017 Cutter -0.6 0 75 4.6 21 .333 .571 .386 31.7 38.1 32 .234 .563 .324 30.8
2017 Changeup 2.6 4 141 8.6 34 .387 .581 .443 36.5 11.8 11.4 .306 .486 .367 22.2
2017 Curveball -1.2 -2 212 12.9 40 .111 .167 .178 37.3 40 21.6 .146 .218 .207 25
2017 Slider 0.2 0 241 14.7 72 .229 .4 .28 34.3 37.5 30.3 .217 .365 .258 25.6
2017 Sinker -1.3 -4 288 17.5 81 .224 .313 .328 17.9 17.3 19.2 .228 .356 .322 31.5
2017 4-Seamer 0 0 658 40 151 .238 .397 .34 32.4 25.2 19.7 .27 .448 .366 41.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 215 876 -9 -11 3 5 -12
2012 293 1122 -6 -3 6 6 3
2013 488 2019 12 -6 11 9 26
2014 511 2026 -5 -26 11 10 -9
2015 388 1534 -5 -24 8 5 -16
2016 372 1497 -3 -13 7 5 -4
2017 408 1658 -8 -18 14 6 -5
2018 63 276 -5 -3 2 1 -6
2019 275 1145 -7 -12 9 6 -5
2020 93 409 -3 -2 1 1 -2
2021 112 471 -4 -2 6 2 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1476 49.1 68.8 73.5 26.2 49.2 43.2 32.5 47.3 33 7.2 71.7
2016 1512 49 65.1 75.5 23.6 50.6 41.2 37.2 43.9 31.6 7.8 76.9
2017 1645 54.4 66.2 72.9 19.2 52.8 44 30.7 44.7 30.6 7.2 83.2
2018 331 48.2 68.4 73.6 16.8 54.2 50.7 37.8 42.6 29.1 8 81.8
2019 1146 49.6 67.6 69.8 23.1 42.9 42.5 33.5 45.2 37.1 6.6 81.3
2020 406 49.3 61.5 69.1 23.3 56.3 47.8 27.2 42.1 34.5 7.6 67.7
2021 471 49.5 58.4 69.1 17.2 46.3 41.8 24.1 37.6 34.5 9.8 71.7
6987 50.4 66 72.7 22.4 49.5 43.3 32.7 44.4 32.8 7.5 77.1
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 29.1 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 16 7 21 41 18 33 58 48 29 3 65 4 41
2016 42 3 40 61 40 39 79 57 67 2 90 7 46
2017 44 24 34 41 56 33 55 33 30 15 76 11 35
2018 31
2019 36
2020 42
2021 40
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.6 13 11.6 1 6 9 5 38.5
2020 22 2 3.5 -2 4 4 1 50
2021 20.2 2 2 0 2 2 1 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 13 14 16 13 16 11 11 12 13 13 12 14 8 7 11 13 8 12 10 12 7 10 10 10 13 15 12 10 10 10 14
2020 2 4 5 5 4 3 2 4 3 4 3 4 2 2 2 4 1 5 5 3 2 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 2 4
2021 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.6 89.5 0.9 87.2 -2.3 87.1 -0.1 91.8 4.7 92.7 0.9 90.6 -2.1
Launch Angle 15.7 11.6 -4.1 13.2 1.6 4.3 -8.9 14.4 10.1 19.7 5.3 13.9 -5.8
Barrel % 5.8 9.7 3.9 6.8 -2.9 5.3 -1.5 17.2 11.9 14.9 -2.3 13.8 -1.1
Hard Hit % 31.5 40.3 8.8 32 -8.3 32.3 0.3 47 14.7 55.3 8.3 41.4 -13.9
Sweet Spot % 35.6 34.3 -1.3 39.6 5.3 28.9 -10.7 41.7 12.8 42.6 0.9 44.8 2.2
xBA 0.21 0.218 0.008 0.24 0.022 0.153 -0.087 0.246 0.093 0.237 -0.009 0.248 0.011
BA 0.211 0.21 -0.001 0.242 0.032 0.143 -0.099 0.232 0.089 0.188 -0.044 0.211 0.023
xwOBA 0.277 0.313 0.036 0.32 0.007 0.244 -0.076 0.363 0.119 0.352 -0.011 0.37 0.018
wOBA 0.284 0.301 0.017 0.315 0.014 0.231 -0.084 0.328 0.097 0.294 -0.034 0.316 0.022
xSLG 0.341 0.399 0.058 0.4 0.001 0.239 -0.161 0.517 0.278 0.485 -0.032 0.456 -0.029
SLG 0.365 0.377 0.012 0.388 0.011 0.238 -0.15 0.435 0.197 0.375 -0.06 0.333 -0.042
K% 30.7 32.7 2 26.5 -6.2 35.1 8.6 32 -3.1 35.9 3.9 30.4 -5.5
BB% 8.8 12 3.2 11.1 -0.9 12.2 1.1 12 -0.2 13 1 16.1 3.1
Swing % 47.3 43.9 -3.4 44.7 0.8 42.6 -2.1 45.2 2.6 42.1 -3.1 37.6 -4.5
Whiff% 33 31.6 -1.4 30.6 -1 29.1 -1.5 37.1 8 34.5 -2.6 34.5 0
In Zone % 49.1 49 -0.1 54.4 5.4 48.2 -6.2 49.6 1.4 49.3 -0.3 49.5 0.2
Out of Zone % 50.9 51 0.1 45.6 -5.4 51.8 6.2 50.4 -1.4 50.7 0.3 50.5 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 26.2 23.6 -2.6 19.2 -4.4 16.8 -2.4 23.1 6.3 23.3 0.2 17.2 -6.1
First Pitch Swing % 32.5 37.2 4.7 30.7 -6.5 37.8 7.1 33.5 -4.3 27.2 -6.3 24.1 -3.1
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 61.4 2.2 57.5 -3.9 59.5 2 55.6 -3.9 53.3 -2.3 55.4 2.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 367 183 49.9 .338 .246
2017 L 405 99 24.4 .287 .398
2018 L 63 24 38.1 .246 .239
2019 L 275 128 46.5 .308 .351
2020 L 92 48 52.2 .386 .209
2021 L 112 70 62.5 .343 .301

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