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Miguel Castro
Popularity: ↑ 26%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 7" 205LBS | Age: 26

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 2 2 4.01 26 0 1 24.2 38 1.66
6 Seasons 8 18 4.29 230 2 7 283.0 234 1.43
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 26 2-2 4.01 24.2 38 1.66
6 Seasons 230 8-18 4.29 283.0 234 1.43

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 293 55 4 7.3 92.1 13.8 41.8 .275 .559 .387 .387 .471 48.1 21.7 12 6.11 6.88
2016 240 49 3 6.1 84.1 6.5 28.6 .280 .471 .376 .354 .400 28.6 17.9 7.5 6.14 5.65
2017 1033 206 8 3.9 85.7 8.3 27.7 .248 .409 .293 .318 .326 29.1 13.9 10.2 3.53 4.42
2018 1460 264 19 7.2 87.5 11.2 28.4 .258 .426 .312 .345 .356 34.5 15.2 13.3 3.96 5.20
2019 1232 207 13 6.3 87.1 9.4 27.1 .215 .360 .303 .296 .325 32.9 22.3 12.9 4.66 3.91
2020 475 63 3 4.8 91 5.5 30.2 .222 .347 .357 .300 .391 46 33 11.3 4.01 3.82
4733 844 50 5.9 87.3 9.5 28.9 .243 .409 .318 .325 .354 34.1 19 11.9
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Castro relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(50.1%) ,
Slider
(31.2%) ,
Changeup
(18.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Sinker 238 160 78 50.1 98.1 56 48 17 12 2 1 2 12 36 .354 .264 .563 .437 .432 .357 95.2 5 2345 19.1 34.3
2020 Slider 148 118 30 31.2 86.8 31 28 5 4 1 0 0 14 14 .179 .149 .214 .188 .221 .200 78.6 3 2933 48.3 23.3
2020 Changeup 89 18 71 18.7 92.3 28 25 6 3 1 0 2 12 13 .240 .223 .520 .352 .355 .295 92.5 8 2123 36.0 26.7
2019 Sinker 602 391 211 48.9 97.3 151 127 44 28 9 0 7 13 116 .346 .312 .583 .544 .424 .402 91.6 9 2287 16.3 14.9
2019 Slider 383 351 32 31.1 86.1 100 91 14 10 2 0 2 38 57 .154 .143 .242 .215 .185 .187 82.5 11 3029 37.3 28.1
2019 Changeup 247 55 192 20.0 90.6 65 54 5 3 1 0 1 20 34 .093 .106 .167 .172 .205 .215 79.2 8 2199 39.8 24.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Slider NYM R 148 86.8 34.1 0.1 0 6.8 2.2 48
2020 Sinker NYM R 238 98.1 21 0.7 4 17.8 0.9 5
2020 Changeup NYM R 89 92.3 28.7 1.3 5 18.3 3 20
2019 Sinker BAL R 602 97.3 20.8 0.6 3 17.3 1.5 10
2019 Changeup BAL R 247 90.6 28.9 1.1 4 18.7 3.4 22
2019 Slider BAL R 383 86.1 38.1 2.5 7 7.7 2.2 41
2018 Slider BAL R 382 84.3 39 0.8 2 6.7 0.7 11
2018 Sinker BAL R 852 95.4 21.3 0.3 1 16.8 1.5 10
2018 Changeup BAL R 222 87.6 28.8 -1.5 -5 17.5 3.1 22
2018 4-Seamer BAL R 2 96.3 13.1 1.6 11 13.1 4.9 59
2017 Slider BAL R 285 84.5 40 3.5 10 2.8 -1.9 -40
2017 4-Seamer BAL R 19 95 13.5 0.4 3 12.7 4.2 49
2017 Sinker BAL R 618 95.5 20.7 1.1 6 17.5 2.1 14
2017 Changeup BAL R 108 86.2 30.7 1.4 5 18.3 4.3 31
2016 4-Seamer COL R 136 96.8 19.3 -6.2 -48 15.3 5.6 58
2016 Changeup COL R 13 87.9 27.3 -0.1 0 14.6 0.7 5
2016 Slider COL R 91 83.3 39.3 2.4 6 7.5 3.7 99
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 %
2020 Changeup 2.4 2 89 18.7 28 .24 .52 .359 36 42.9 26.7 .223 .352 .295 46.2
2020 Slider -0.6 -1 148 31.2 31 .179 .214 .282 48.3 45.2 23.3 .149 .188 .2 14.3
2020 Sinker -0.3 -1 238 50.1 56 .354 .563 .438 19.1 21.4 34.3 .264 .437 .357 58.3
2019 Changeup -2.6 -6 247 20 65 .093 .167 .21 39.8 30.8 24.4 .106 .172 .217 11.8
2019 Slider -2.5 -9 383 31.1 100 .154 .242 .208 37.3 38 28.1 .143 .215 .188 19.3
2019 Sinker 2.2 13 602 48.9 151 .346 .583 .442 16.3 8.6 14.9 .312 .544 .404 45.7
2018 Changeup -1 -2 222 15.2 62 .143 .268 .239 31.6 17.7 15.5 .189 .344 .275 17.8
2018 Slider -0.3 -1 382 26.2 83 .182 .208 .235 34.5 33.7 20 .213 .259 .237 18
2018 Sinker 0.2 2 852 58.4 224 .286 .465 .39 17.3 8 11.2 .297 .519 .406 43.8
2018 4-Seamer -5.2 0 2 0.1
2017 4-Seamer -1.5 0 19 1.8 7 .167 .333 .179 10 14.3 16.7 .382 .783 .455 50
2017 Changeup 0.3 0 108 10.5 19 .313 .313 .328 40 5.3 3.4 .252 .28 .284 18.8
2017 Slider -1.4 -4 285 27.6 60 .158 .298 .218 41.7 36.7 26.5 .196 .328 .244 22.9
2017 Sinker -0.7 -5 618 59.8 184 .241 .411 .331 14.2 7.6 10.1 .261 .437 .341 30.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 82 92.3 91 19.4 2:00 2:45 -45
2020 Sinker 228 98.1 96 20 2:00 2:15 -15
2020 Slider 122 86.7 39 8 2:15 9:30 285
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 67 240 0 1 3 2 5
2017 270 1030 -13 -12 10 6 -9
2018 369 1459 -15 -13 14 13 -1
2019 316 1232 -5 -7 2 8 -3
2020 115 475 2 -9 4 3 1
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 293 42.9 67.5 80.7 26.2 53.5 38.7 59 44.4 27.7 7 70
2016 240 48.3 55.2 79.7 25 51.6 37.5 41.8 39.6 29.5 7.5 50
2017 1033 48.2 66.7 83.4 27.5 61.9 41.9 58 46.3 22.6 7 76.4
2018 1460 48.6 66.4 79.6 23.5 66.5 39.1 58.2 44.3 23.5 7.2 77.1
2019 1232 44.5 64.6 81.6 27.9 54.5 40.2 52 44.2 27.7 6.9 72.9
2020 475 47.8 65.6 79.9 28.6 46.5 39.6 60.9 46.3 30.9 7.6 72.2
4733 47 65.4 81.1 26.3 58.3 39.9 56 44.7 25.7 7.1 73.5
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 36.4 20 41.8 1.8 41.8 41.8 16.4 3.6 23.6 20 21.8 16.4 7.3
2016 55.1 10.2 22.4 12.2 28.6 42.9 28.6 6.1 44.9 14.3 20.4 8.2 6.1
2017 50.5 23.3 19.9 6.3 36.9 45.1 18 7.8 37.4 22.3 21.4 6.3 3.9
2018 48.9 20.1 20.8 10.2 38.3 37.5 24.2 3.8 37.9 22 22.7 6.1 7.2
2019 48.3 24.6 18.8 8.2 35.7 44 20.3 4.3 39.1 24.6 19.8 5.3 6.3
2020 52.4 19 25.4 3.2 47.6 33.3 19 4.8 33.3 19 30.2 7.9 4.8
48.9 21.3 21.9 7.8 37.7 41.2 21.1 5.1 37.2 21.9 22 6.9 5.9
45.3 21.9 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 96 76
2016
2017 41 45 41 43 33 78 88 85 80 5 21 38 41 86 59
2018 13 22 25 30 2 41 35 74 57 6 4 41 13 86 56
2019 68 78 76 71 46 60 63 85 78 48 7 66 68 97 57
2020 62 65 72 75 49 74 78 9 9 90 23 77 62 100 65
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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 24.4 10 8.6 1 4 7 3 30
2020 24.6 4 2.3 2 2 2 1 25

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 10 10 10 10 10 8 7 10 8 9 10 10 7 6 8 10 6 10 8 9 5 8 8 10 10 8 10 8 8 8 9
2020 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 2 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.1 96.8 -0.3 95.4 -1.4 95.4 0 97.3 1.9 98.1 0.8
Offspeed Velocity 88.4 87.9 -0.5 86.2 -1.7 87.6 1.4 90.6 3 92.3 1.7
Breaking Velocity 82.6 83.3 0.7 84.5 1.2 84.3 -0.2 86.1 1.8 86.8 0.7
Exit Velocity 92.1 84.1 -8 85.7 1.6 87.5 1.8 87.1 -0.4 91 3.9
Launch Angle 13.8 6.5 -7.3 8.3 1.8 11.2 2.9 9.4 -1.8 5.5 -3.9
Barrel % 7.3 6.1 -1.2 3.9 -2.2 7.2 3.3 6.3 -0.9 4.8 -1.5
Hard Hit % 48.1 28.6 -19.5 29.1 0.5 34.5 5.4 32.9 -1.6 46 13.1
Sweet Spot % 41.8 28.6 -13.2 27.7 -0.9 28.4 0.7 27.1 -1.3 30.2 3.1
xBA .275 .28 0.005 .248 -0.032 .258 0.01 .215 -0.043 .222 0.007
BA .296 .3 0.004 .224 -0.076 .236 0.012 .232 -0.004 .277 0.045
xwOBA .387 .354 -0.033 .318 -0.036 .345 0.027 .296 -0.049 .3 0.004
wOBA .387 .376 -0.011 .293 -0.083 .312 0.019 .303 -0.009 .357 0.054
xSLG .559 .471 -0.088 .409 -0.062 .426 0.017 .36 -0.066 .347 -0.013
SLG .563 .517 -0.046 .376 -0.141 .368 -0.008 .386 0.018 .455 0.069
K% 21.7 17.9 -3.8 13.9 -4 15.2 1.3 22.3 7.1 33 10.7
BB% 12 7.5 -4.5 10.2 2.7 13.3 3.1 12.9 -0.4 11.3 -1.6
Swing % 44.4 39.6 -4.8 46.3 6.7 44.3 -2 44.2 -0.1 46.3 2.1
Whiff% 27.7 29.5 1.8 22.6 -6.9 23.5 0.9 27.7 4.2 30.9 3.2
In Zone Swing % 42.9 48.3 5.4 48.2 -0.1 48.6 0.4 44.5 -4.1 47.8 3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 57.1 51.7 -5.4 51.8 0.1 51.4 -0.4 55.5 4.1 52.2 -3.3
First Pitch Swing % 32.5 13.4 -19.1 30.7 17.3 25.8 -4.9 27.9 2.1 31.3 3.4
First Pitch Strike % 59 41.8 -17.2 58 16.2 58.2 0.2 52 -6.2 60.9 8.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 67 .376 44 3 6.8 23 8 34.8
2017 269 .295 159 11 6.9 110 34 30.9
2018 368 .313 215 22 10.2 153 52 34.0
2019 316 .303 203 58 28.6 113 67 59.3
2020 115 .357 75 15 20.0 40 15 37.5

Pitch Distribution