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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 179 149 22 35 8 21 0 .235 .356 .443 .799
11 Seasons 3293 2903 362 669 96 322 5 .230 .315 .392 .707
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .235 8 21 0 .799
11 Seasons .230 96 322 5 .707

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 31.1 30.7 8.8
2016 29 1512 207 20 9.7 89.5 108.7 11.6 34.3 .218 .399 .301 .313 .416 40.1 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 34 772 97 14 14.4 90.5 108.9 14.5 43.3 .255 .500 .347 .374 .496 42.3 30.2 14
7288 1015 99 9.8 89.2 111.1 13.8 38 .227 .412 .306 .320 .415 37.8 30.8 11.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 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 461 59.7 115 93 24 13 3 0 8 30 65 .258 .282 .548 .624 .399 .432 89.9 14 28.9 24.6
2021 Breaking 190 24.6 40 35 4 3 1 0 0 17 18 .114 .182 .143 .270 .184 .256 88.1 16 46.8 24.3
2021 Offspeed 121 15.7 23 21 7 4 3 0 0 7 14 .333 .257 .476 .335 .375 .294 88.3 3 43.5 16.7
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 29.6 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 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
41.6 27.3 27 4.1 37.4 35.1 27.4 3.5 28.8 23.2 27 6.2 9.8
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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 -8.8 0 2 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .203 .177 0
2021 N/A 19.3 1 5 0.6 1 1 2 1.25 0 0 0 .889 1.057 .85 100
2021 Curveball 0.4 0 69 8.9 11 .182 .182 .164 47.6 45.5 19.2 .258 .295 .239 0
2021 Cutter -4.9 -3 58 7.5 17 .188 .188 .2 34.5 41.2 63.6 .193 .223 .213 11.1
2021 Changeup 1.6 2 115 14.9 22 .3 .4 .423 45.5 31.8 17.5 .226 .299 .27 46.2
2021 Slider -2 -2 119 15.4 28 .087 .13 .202 47.5 42.9 27.3 .145 .262 .266 36.4
2021 Sinker 4 5 116 15 32 .346 .731 .492 20.4 12.5 14.3 .348 .798 .51 47.8
2021 4-Seamer 0.8 2 287 37.2 66 .235 .569 .412 30.9 28.8 22.9 .277 .66 .454 54.5
2021 Splitter -5.7 0 1 0.1
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 2018 12 -6 11 9 26
2014 511 2026 -5 -26 11 10 -9
2015 392 1547 -4 -25 8 5 -16
2016 376 1512 -4 -13 7 5 -5
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 187 819 -2 -6 10 3 6
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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 73.7 26.6 49.5 43.2 32.5 47.3 33 7.2 71.7
2016 1512 49.2 64.9 75.2 23.6 50.3 41.2 37.2 43.9 31.6 7.9 77.5
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 772 50.9 60.8 68.6 18.5 48.6 44 26.3 40 34.6 9.3 70.8
7288 50.6 65.9 72.4 22.4 49.6 43.5 32.6 44.4 32.9 7.5 76.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76

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 68 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 12 1 5 10 5 38.5
2020 22 2 3.8 -2 5 4 1 50
2021 21 9 7.4 2 3 5 4 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 13 13 16 12 16 11 13 13 10 13 13 14 9 9 11 14 8 14 10 13 7 10 10 12 13 16 12 10 10 11 17
2020 2 4 6 5 4 3 0 4 2 4 3 4 2 2 2 5 1 6 5 3 1 3 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 4 4
2021 9 8 8 9 9 7 7 8 6 9 7 7 5 6 6 9 6 9 8 9 4 7 7 8 8 8 8 6 8 7 8
! 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 90.5 -2.2
Launch Angle 15.7 11.6 -4.1 13.2 1.6 4.3 -8.9 14.4 10.1 19.7 5.3 14.5 -5.2
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
Hard Hit % 31.1 40.1 9 32 -8.1 32.3 0.3 47 14.7 55.3 8.3 42.3 -13
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
xBA .21 .218 0.008 .24 0.022 .153 -0.087 .246 0.093 .237 -0.009 .255 0.018
BA .211 .21 -0.001 .242 0.032 .143 -0.099 .232 0.089 .188 -0.044 .235 0.047
xwOBA .277 .313 0.036 .32 0.007 .244 -0.076 .363 0.119 .352 -0.011 .374 0.022
wOBA .284 .301 0.017 .315 0.014 .231 -0.084 .328 0.097 .294 -0.034 .347 0.053
xSLG .341 .399 0.058 .4 0.001 .239 -0.161 .517 0.278 .485 -0.032 .5 0.015
SLG .365 .377 0.012 .388 0.011 .238 -0.15 .435 0.197 .375 -0.06 .443 0.068
K% 30.7 32.7 2 26.5 -6.2 35.1 8.6 32 -3.1 35.9 3.9 30.2 -5.7
BB% 8.8 12 3.2 11.1 -0.9 12.2 1.1 12 -0.2 13 1 14 1
Swing % 47.3 43.9 -3.4 44.7 0.8 42.6 -2.1 45.2 2.6 42.1 -3.1 40 -2.1
Whiff% 33 31.6 -1.4 30.6 -1 29.1 -1.5 37.1 8 34.5 -2.6 34.6 0.1
In Zone % 49.1 49.2 0.1 54.4 5.2 48.2 -6.2 49.6 1.4 49.3 -0.3 50.9 1.6
Out of Zone % 50.9 50.8 -0.1 45.6 -5.2 51.8 6.2 50.4 -1.4 50.7 0.3 49.1 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 26.6 23.6 -3 19.2 -4.4 16.8 -2.4 23.1 6.3 23.3 0.2 18.5 -4.8
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 26.3 -0.9
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 61.4 2.2 57.5 -3.9 59.5 2 55.6 -3.9 53.3 -2.3 58.1 4.8
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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 178 115 64.6 .311 .367

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