Jason Castro
C | Bats/Throws: L/R | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 37
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 1, #10, Houston Astros | Stanford
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 92 80 8 15 2 0 .188 .293 .375 .668
2021 179 149 22 35 8 0 .235 .356 .443 .799
2022 88 78 6 9 1 1 .115 .205 .179 .384
12 Seasons 3,381 2,981 368 678 97 6 .227 .312 .387 .699
AVG HR SB OPS
2020 .188 2 0 .668
2021 .235 8 0 .799
2022 .115 1 1 .384
12 Seasons .227 97 6 .699
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 1476 225 13 5.8 3.5 88.5 109.5 15.8 35.6 .211 .343 .284 .279 .362 30.7 30.7 8.8
2016 29 1512 207 20 9.7 5.3 89.5 108.7 11.6 34.3 .219 .404 .301 .315 .421 40.1 32.7 12.0
2017 30 1645 250 17 6.8 4.2 87.2 109.6 13.2 39.6 .241 .401 .315 .321 .388 32.0 26.5 11.1
2018 31 331 38 2 5.3 2.7 87.1 109.0 4.3 28.9 .172 .269 .231 .269 .359 32.3 35.1 12.2
2019 32 1146 151 26 17.2 9.5 91.8 110.5 14.4 41.7 .246 .517 .328 .363 .496 47.0 32.0 12.0
2020 33 406 47 7 14.9 7.6 92.7 111.1 19.7 42.6 .237 .485 .294 .352 .511 55.3 35.9 13.0
2021 34 772 97 14 14.4 7.8 90.5 108.9 14.5 43.3 .257 .503 .347 .376 .501 42.3 30.2 14.0
2022 35 369 39 2 5.1 2.3 88.6 108.7 10.0 35.9 .161 .280 .183 .239 .379 35.9 45.5 9.1
Player 7657 1054 101 9.6 5.4 89.2 111.1 13.6 38.0 .226 .410 .300 .319 .419 37.6 31.5 11.3
MLB 6.9 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 39.1 28.4 28.4 4.0 43.1 32.0 24.9 0.0 32.4 27.1 26.2 6.7 5.8 3.5
2016 48.8 27.1 22.2 1.9 39.1 32.4 28.5 5.3 30.0 22.2 26.1 5.8 9.7 5.3
2017 43.2 24.4 27.6 4.8 29.6 41.2 28.8 4.4 30.4 24.4 28.0 5.2 6.8 4.2
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 2.7
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 9.5
2020 31.9 36.2 25.5 6.4 36.2 34.0 29.8 2.1 19.1 25.5 29.8 8.5 14.9 7.6
2021 39.2 28.9 28.9 3.1 41.2 30.9 27.8 5.2 22.7 19.6 30.9 6.2 14.4 7.8
2022 48.7 33.3 17.9 0.0 41.0 35.9 23.1 2.6 33.3 23.1 25.6 10.3 5.1 2.3
Player 41.8 27.9 26.3 4.0 37.6 35.0 27.3 3.5 28.8 23.1 26.9 6.4 9.6 5.4
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.8
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2022 4-Seam Fastball -4.3 -7 153 41.5 34 .067 .100 .146 44.7 47.1 33.3 .152 .299 .253 50.0
2022 Slider -1.2 -1 55 14.9 16 .200 .400 .281 41.7 50.0 44.4 .198 .432 .293 28.6
2022 Changeup -3.0 -1 39 10.6 12 .100 .100 .133 40.0 25.0 15.8 .262 .350 .281 25.0
2022 Sinker -1.1 0 34 9.2 6 .000 .000 .350 21.4 33.3 22.2 .045 .070 .371 100.0
2022 Curveball 0.9 0 32 8.7 6 .167 .333 .208 50.0 66.7 36.4 .014 .021 .014 0.0
2022 Cutter -5.4 -1 23 6.2 6 .167 .167 .150 35.7 33.3 33.3 .182 .219 .179 50.0
2022 Sweeper -0.5 0 19 5.1 2 .500 .500 .450 28.6 50.0 12.5 .480 .538 .457 0.0
2022 Split-Finger -14.4 -2 14 3.8 6 .000 .000 .000 77.8 66.7 100.0 .022 .025 .021 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 0.6 2 291 37.7 68 .226 .547 .400 31.2 29.4 23.8 .274 .650 .448 55.9
2021 Changeup 1.6 2 115 14.9 22 .300 .400 .443 45.5 31.8 17.5 .238 .315 .283 46.2
2021 Sinker 5.2 6 113 14.6 30 .375 .792 .557 19.1 10.0 11.1 .359 .832 .529 45.5
2021 Slider -2.0 -2 112 14.5 24 .100 .150 .206 50.0 41.7 23.3 .159 .292 .274 40.0
2021 Cutter -5.1 -3 61 7.9 20 .167 .167 .205 35.5 40.0 61.5 .180 .208 .223 10.0
2021 Curveball -0.9 -1 61 7.9 11 .091 .091 .082 44.4 54.5 26.1 .182 .211 .169 0.0
2021 Sweeper 8.1 1 10 1.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 33.3 0.0 0.0 .837 .925 .778 0.0
2021 Knuckleball -9.0 0 2 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .179 .203 .177 0.0
2021 Split-Finger -5.7 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2020 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -1 148 36.5 32 .214 .500 .345 24.6 25.0 19.5 .261 .651 .413 65.0
2020 Slider 1.5 1 65 16.0 13 .250 .500 .346 29.2 38.5 22.7 .290 .559 .384 28.6
2020 Sinker -1.6 -1 63 15.5 20 .118 .235 .230 26.9 30.0 40.0 .215 .343 .308 54.5
2020 Curveball -3.2 -2 52 12.8 9 .000 .000 .078 52.4 77.8 28.0 .037 .041 .108 0.0
2020 Changeup -1.5 -1 46 11.3 11 .200 .200 .227 53.8 54.5 46.2 .227 .379 .297 50.0
2020 Cutter 9.9 2 21 5.2 4 .667 1.333 .800 14.3 0.0 0.0 .402 1.016 .608 66.7
2020 Sweeper 0.3 0 7 1.7 2 .000 .000 .350 66.7 50.0 25.0 -- -- .350 --
2020 Split-Finger -9.7 0 4 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 66.7 0.0 0.0 .713 .828 .685 100.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.7 -3 460 40.1 104 .227 .466 .363 40.6 35.6 29.1 .252 .592 .397 60.8
2019 Sinker 3.4 7 193 16.8 50 .395 .605 .500 21.3 8.0 10.5 .361 .687 .489 54.3
2019 Slider -1.4 -2 154 13.4 35 .147 .294 .200 38.9 42.9 24.6 .185 .344 .234 31.6
2019 Changeup -1.1 -1 132 11.5 32 .233 .367 .302 36.6 15.6 15.6 .285 .544 .355 30.8
2019 Curveball -2.4 -3 126 11.0 30 .148 .370 .263 49.0 60.0 39.1 .145 .327 .244 44.4
2019 Cutter 1.0 1 63 5.5 18 .200 .467 .347 38.2 38.9 28.0 .191 .421 .324 12.5
2019 Split-Finger -4.2 0 9 0.8 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 25.0 25.0 .185 .313 .203 66.7
2019 Sweeper -6.4 0 4 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 Slurve 23.6 1 4 0.3 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2018 4-Seam Fastball -3.6 -4 118 35.6 26 .105 .158 .244 32.1 30.8 22.2 .123 .214 .285 25.0
2018 Sinker -0.5 0 61 18.4 16 .167 .417 .413 21.7 12.5 25.0 .343 .596 .476 60.0
2018 Slider -2.5 -1 30 9.1 8 .250 .375 .269 35.7 50.0 33.3 .199 .232 .192 0.0
2018 Curveball -2.0 -1 27 8.2 7 .143 .286 .179 33.3 71.4 45.5 .070 .085 .068 0.0
2018 Changeup -2.8 0 17 5.1 4 .000 .000 .000 0.0 25.0 20.0 .270 .351 .267 33.3
2018 Cutter 2.8 0 15 4.5 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 Split-Finger -6.2 0 5 1.5 2 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 Slurve 4.5 0 3 0.9 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.1 -1 653 39.7 152 .230 .389 .336 32.2 25.0 19.5 .265 .443 .365 40.4
2017 Sinker -1.2 -4 293 17.8 80 .239 .328 .334 18.4 17.5 19.7 .237 .366 .324 33.3
2017 Slider 0.3 1 234 14.2 70 .235 .412 .292 34.6 37.1 29.9 .227 .382 .269 26.2
2017 Curveball -1.3 -3 211 12.8 40 .111 .167 .178 37.3 40.0 22.2 .146 .218 .207 25.0
2017 Changeup 2.8 4 138 8.4 33 .400 .600 .456 37.0 12.1 11.4 .311 .496 .374 23.1
2017 Cutter -0.7 -1 76 4.6 21 .333 .571 .386 31.7 38.1 32.0 .234 .563 .324 30.8
2017 Split-Finger -2.5 -1 28 1.7 7 .333 .500 .407 25.0 14.3 14.3 .228 .319 .299 0.0
2017 Sweeper -11.3 -1 5 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0 50.0 .000 .000 .000 0.0
2017 Slurve 9.3 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! 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 -7 -12 3 5 -10
2012 293 1,122 -7 -2 6 6 3
2013 488 2,018 12 -6 11 10 26
2014 511 2,026 -5 -25 11 10 -10
2015 392 1,547 -4 -25 8 5 -16
2016 376 1,512 -4 -13 6 5 -5
2017 408 1,658 -8 -18 14 6 -6
2018 63 276 -5 -3 2 1 -6
2019 275 1,145 -8 -8 9 6 -2
2020 93 409 -3 -2 1 1 -3
2021 187 819 -2 -5 10 3 6
2022 88 369 -5 -9 1 1 -12
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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 1,476 49.2 68.6 73.7 26.7 49.5 43.4 32.5 47.3 33.0 7.3 71.3
2016 1,512 49.2 64.7 75.1 23.8 50.8 41.4 37.2 43.9 31.6 7.9 77.5
2017 1,645 54.3 66.3 72.9 19.2 52.8 44.1 30.8 44.7 30.6 7.2 83.2
2018 331 48.6 67.9 73.6 16.9 54.2 50.7 37.8 42.6 29.1 8.0 81.8
2019 1,146 49.5 67.7 69.8 23.0 42.9 42.4 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 772 50.6 60.9 68.5 18.6 49.3 44.0 26.3 40.0 34.6 9.5 69.9
2022 369 49.3 69.2 61.9 27.3 47.1 42.0 35.2 48.0 42.4 9.5 88.6
Player 7,657 50.5 66.0 71.9 22.7 49.6 43.5 32.7 44.6 33.4 7.7 77.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2015 12 4 19 40 14 33 58 47 72 27 3 65 4 65 41
2016 38 2 38 60 37 39 79 57 65 68 2 90 7 79 45
2017 43 24 32 39 55 33 55 32 72 30 15 76 11 94 34
2018 66 30
2019 74 35
2020 80 40
2021 58 41
2022 46 26
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.7 11 10.5 1 9 8 4 36.4
2017 21.5 10 11.6 -2 5 13 3 30.0
2018 21.2 1 0.7 0 1 1 0 0.0
2019 21.6 13 12.8 0 5 9 7 53.8
2020 22.0 2 4.6 -3 4 4 2 100.0
2021 21.0 9 7.7 1 3 7 2 22.2
2022 -- 1 1.4 0 1 2 0 0.0
Player 21.7 47 49.3 -2 28 44 18 38.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 11 11 7 13 11 9 12 10 8 7 11 12 11 10 11 11 6 8 12 12 11 8 15 13 9 11 10 16 10 11 9
2017 10 9 10 12 13 13 17 10 5 7 11 18 12 14 11 12 11 9 12 11 12 10 16 13 14 11 7 17 12 13 6
2018 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
2019 13 13 13 13 14 13 14 14 10 10 12 19 14 12 13 12 11 10 11 16 13 12 17 14 13 10 9 15 14 12 10
2020 2 5 6 3 4 6 6 4 2 2 2 6 4 4 3 4 6 7 5 6 6 5 6 4 6 3 3 7 6 4 4
2021 9 9 10 7 8 6 9 8 4 5 6 9 7 9 8 9 7 6 9 8 9 8 10 8 6 5 9 8 9 7 8
2022 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
Player 47 50 47 49 51 48 61 47 30 32 43 67 51 52 48 51 44 41 52 54 54 46 66 55 50 42 40 65 54 49 39
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.5 89.5 1.0 87.2 -2.3 87.1 -0.1 91.8 4.7 92.7 0.9 90.5 -2.2 88.6 -1.9
Launch Angle 15.8 11.6 -4.2 13.2 1.6 4.3 -8.9 14.4 10.1 19.7 5.3 14.5 -5.2 10.0 -4.5
Barrel % 5.8 9.7 3.9 6.8 -2.9 5.3 -1.5 17.2 11.9 14.9 -2.3 14.4 -0.5 5.1 -9.3
Hard Hit % 30.7 40.1 9.4 32.0 -8.1 32.3 0.3 47.0 14.7 55.3 8.3 42.3 -13.0 35.9 -6.4
LA Sweet-Spot % 35.6 34.3 -1.3 39.6 5.3 28.9 -10.7 41.7 12.8 42.6 0.9 43.3 0.7 35.9 -7.4
xBA .211 .219 0.008 .241 0.022 .172 -0.069 .246 0.074 .237 -0.009 .257 0.020 .161 -0.096
BA .211 .210 -0.001 .242 0.032 .143 -0.099 .232 0.089 .188 -0.044 .235 0.047 .115 -0.120
xwOBA .279 .315 0.036 .321 0.006 .269 -0.052 .363 0.094 .352 -0.011 .376 0.024 .239 -0.137
wOBA .284 .301 0.017 .315 0.014 .231 -0.084 .328 0.097 .294 -0.034 .347 0.053 .183 -0.164
xSLG .343 .404 0.061 .401 -0.003 .269 -0.132 .517 0.248 .485 -0.032 .503 0.018 .280 -0.223
SLG .365 .377 0.012 .388 0.011 .238 -0.150 .435 0.197 .375 -0.060 .443 0.068 .179 -0.264
K% 30.7 32.7 2.0 26.5 -6.2 35.1 8.6 32.0 -3.1 35.9 3.9 30.2 -5.7 45.5 15.3
BB% 8.8 12.0 3.2 11.1 -0.9 12.2 1.1 12.0 -0.2 13.0 1.0 14.0 1.0 9.1 -4.9
Swing % 47.3 43.9 -3.4 44.7 0.8 42.6 -2.1 45.2 2.6 42.1 -3.1 40.0 -2.1 48.0 8.0
Whiff% 33.0 31.6 -1.4 30.6 -1.0 29.1 -1.5 37.1 8.0 34.5 -2.6 34.6 0.1 42.4 7.8
In Zone % 49.2 49.2 0.0 54.3 5.1 48.6 -5.7 49.5 0.9 49.3 -0.2 50.6 1.3 49.3 -1.3
Out of Zone % 50.8 50.8 0.0 45.7 -5.1 51.4 5.7 50.5 -0.9 50.7 0.2 49.4 -1.3 50.7 1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 23.8 -2.9 19.2 -4.6 16.9 -2.3 23.0 6.1 23.3 0.3 18.6 -4.7 27.3 8.7
First Pitch Swing % 32.5 37.2 4.7 30.8 -6.4 37.8 7.0 33.5 -4.3 27.2 -6.3 26.3 -0.9 35.2 8.9
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 61.4 2.2 57.6 -3.8 59.5 1.9 55.6 -3.9 53.3 -2.3 58.1 4.8 64.8 6.7
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts L 367 220 59.9 .346 .256
2017 Shifts L 405 120 29.6 .290 .371
2018 Shifts L 63 39 61.9 .167 .291
2019 Shifts L 275 158 57.5 .338 .320
2020 Shifts L 92 53 57.6 .418 .202
2021 Shifts L 178 126 70.8 .292 .370
2022 Shifts L 87 80 92.0 .000 .202
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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