Miguel Castro
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 7" 201LBS | Age: 29
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 3 4 3.45 69 2 0 70.1 77 1.29
2022 5 0 4.03 34 0 0 29 31 1.45
2023 6 6 4.31 75 0 7 64.2 60 1.18
9 Seasons 22 28 4.15 408 4 14 447 402 1.37
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 69 3-4 3.45 70.1 77 1.29
2022 34 5-0 4.03 29 31 1.45
2023 75 6-6 4.31 64.2 60 1.18
9 Seasons 408 22-28 4.15 447 402 1.37
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 20 293 55 4 7.3 4.8 92.1 109.0 13.8 41.8 .291 .592 .387 .408 .508 45.5 21.7 12.0 6.11 7.53
2016 21 240 49 3 6.1 4.5 84.1 109.2 6.5 28.6 .279 .470 .376 .353 .399 28.6 17.9 7.5 6.14 5.42
2017 22 1033 206 8 3.9 2.9 85.7 112.4 8.3 27.7 .247 .408 .291 .315 .325 29.1 13.9 10.2 3.53 4.27
2018 23 1460 264 19 7.2 5.1 87.5 114.9 11.2 28.4 .258 .426 .312 .345 .357 34.5 15.2 13.3 3.96 5.16
2019 24 1232 207 13 6.3 4.1 87.1 112.3 9.4 27.1 .215 .361 .303 .296 .326 32.9 22.3 12.9 4.66 3.83
2020 25 475 63 3 4.8 2.6 91.0 109.3 5.5 30.2 .222 .347 .357 .300 .391 46.0 33.0 11.3 4.01 3.79
2021 26 1228 177 12 6.8 4.0 86.0 115.7 8.5 34.5 .213 .350 .286 .315 .346 33.9 25.4 14.2 3.46 4.21
2022 27 522 80 9 11.3 6.9 88.3 116.1 10.9 35.0 .252 .388 .333 .339 .386 32.9 23.7 11.5 4.03 4.87
2023 28 1008 180 11 6.1 4.1 86.1 110.0 10.5 33.3 .234 .380 .286 .302 .348 28.3 22.4 9.3 4.31 3.82
Player 7491 1281 82 6.4 4.2 87.0 116.1 9.6 30.7 .239 .396 .309 .322 .355 33.1 20.8 11.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Castro relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(42.5%) ,
Slider
(41.7%) ,
Changeup
(15.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 36.4 20.0 41.8 1.8 41.8 41.8 16.4 3.6 23.6 20.0 21.8 16.4 7.3 4.8
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 4.5
2017 50.5 23.3 19.9 6.3 36.9 45.1 18.0 7.8 37.4 22.3 21.4 6.3 3.9 2.9
2018 48.9 20.1 20.8 10.2 38.3 37.5 24.2 3.8 37.9 22.0 22.7 6.1 7.2 5.1
2019 48.3 24.6 18.8 8.2 35.7 44.0 20.3 4.3 39.1 24.6 19.8 5.3 6.3 4.1
2020 52.4 22.2 22.2 3.2 47.6 33.3 19.0 4.8 33.3 19.0 30.2 7.9 4.8 2.6
2021 52.0 21.5 20.3 6.2 38.4 36.2 25.4 5.1 37.9 20.9 22.0 6.8 6.8 4.0
2022 47.5 21.3 25.0 6.3 41.3 43.8 15.0 2.5 32.5 21.3 30.0 1.3 11.3 6.9
2023 44.4 20.0 27.8 7.8 35.6 40.6 23.9 6.7 32.8 26.1 22.2 6.1 6.1 4.1
Player 48.6 21.3 22.6 7.5 37.7 40.6 21.7 5.2 36.4 22.3 22.6 6.4 6.4 4.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2023 Sinker AZ R 428 96.8 24.7 1.1 5 17.5 1.2 7
2023 Changeup AZ R 160 91.4 30.7 1.7 6 16.8 1.6 11
2023 Slider AZ R 420 83.8 37.0 -0.7 -2 10.5 3.5 50
2022 Slider NYY R 227 85.8 35.2 -0.6 -2 10.4 4.7 84
2022 Sinker NYY R 189 97.9 23.3 1.2 5 17.4 1.3 8
2022 Changeup NYY R 96 92.4 31.6 3.2 11 17.5 1.5 10
2021 Changeup NYM R 270 92.1 30.3 1.8 6 19.0 2.2 13
2021 Slider NYM R 433 85.7 36.4 0.2 1 11.5 4.8 73
2021 Sinker NYM R 525 98.0 21.7 1.2 6 18.1 1.8 11
2020 Sinker NYM R 238 98.1 21.0 0.6 3 17.8 0.7 4
2020 Changeup NYM R 89 92.3 28.7 1.3 5 18.3 3.0 20
2020 Slider NYM R 148 86.8 34.1 -0.1 0 6.8 2.4 55
2019 Changeup BAL R 246 90.5 28.9 1.1 4 18.7 3.4 22
2019 Slider BAL R 383 86.1 38.1 2.4 7 7.7 2.7 56
2019 Sinker BAL R 603 97.3 20.8 1.5 8 17.3 2.3 15
2018 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 2 96.4 13.1 1.6 11 13.1 4.9 59
2018 Slider BAL R 382 84.3 39.0 0.9 2 6.7 1.1 20
2018 Changeup BAL R 222 87.6 28.8 -1.5 -5 17.5 3.1 22
2018 Sinker BAL R 852 95.4 21.3 0.6 3 16.8 1.8 12
2017 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 19 95.0 13.5 0.4 3 12.7 4.2 49
2017 Sinker BAL R 618 95.4 20.7 1.2 6 17.5 2.2 14
2017 Changeup BAL R 108 86.2 30.7 1.5 5 18.3 4.2 30
2017 Slider BAL R 285 84.5 40.0 3.7 10 2.8 -1.4 -33
2016 Slider COL R 91 83.4 40.6 1.9 5 11.1 5.4 95
2016 Changeup COL R 13 87.9 30.0 0.0 0 12.6 -0.5 -4
2016 4-Seam Fastball COL R 136 96.8 20.8 -5.7 -38 13.5 5.5 70
2015 Changeup COL R 48 88.4 31.4 2.1 7 15.8 3.3 27
2015 Slider COL R 64 82.7 43.2 3.2 8 13.6 7.8 136
2015 4-Seam Fastball COL R 169 97.1 18.7 -4.0 -27 13.4 5.5 70
! 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 %
2023 Sinker 0.1 0 428 42.5 107 .256 .411 .349 15.6 12.1 19.7 .274 .408 .353 33.3
2023 Slider 0.9 4 420 41.7 108 .171 .333 .235 33.8 30.6 23.4 .194 .360 .246 23.6
2023 Changeup -0.7 -1 160 15.9 50 .227 .318 .293 34.9 28.0 21.9 .246 .370 .315 26.7
2022 Slider 0.1 0 230 44.1 60 .189 .302 .283 39.6 33.3 25.0 .192 .268 .258 21.2
2022 Sinker -1.2 -2 189 36.2 38 .357 .643 .520 16.4 2.6 6.7 .411 .741 .548 48.1
2022 Changeup -0.1 0 97 18.6 30 .222 .259 .262 34.0 26.7 22.9 .223 .289 .272 31.6
2021 Sinker 0.0 0 525 42.8 115 .256 .407 .405 24.3 9.6 19.3 .297 .528 .438 46.7
2021 Slider 1.7 7 433 35.3 110 .131 .222 .208 41.5 43.6 28.7 .168 .245 .231 25.5
2021 Changeup 0.5 1 270 22.0 78 .188 .275 .271 33.6 23.1 17.6 .173 .277 .252 23.5
2020 Sinker 0.4 1 238 50.1 56 .354 .563 .438 19.1 21.4 34.3 .265 .437 .357 58.3
2020 Slider 0.6 1 148 31.2 31 .179 .214 .282 48.3 45.2 23.3 .148 .188 .200 14.3
2020 Changeup -2.3 -2 89 18.7 28 .240 .520 .359 36.0 42.9 26.7 .223 .352 .295 46.2
2019 Sinker -2.1 -13 603 48.9 151 .346 .583 .437 16.3 8.6 14.9 .314 .548 .406 45.7
2019 Slider 2.6 10 383 31.1 100 .154 .242 .208 37.3 38.0 28.1 .143 .214 .188 19.3
2019 Changeup 2.8 7 246 20.0 65 .093 .167 .210 39.8 30.8 24.4 .105 .172 .216 11.8
2018 Sinker -0.1 -1 852 58.4 224 .286 .465 .388 17.3 8.0 11.2 .298 .522 .407 43.8
2018 Slider 0.3 1 382 26.2 83 .182 .208 .235 34.5 33.7 20.0 .213 .259 .237 18.0
2018 Changeup 1.1 2 222 15.2 62 .143 .268 .239 31.6 17.7 15.5 .189 .344 .274 17.8
2018 4-Seam Fastball 5.2 0 2 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker 0.2 1 618 59.8 184 .241 .411 .346 14.2 7.6 10.1 .260 .437 .341 30.9
2017 Slider 1.5 4 285 27.6 60 .158 .298 .218 41.7 36.7 26.5 .194 .326 .243 22.9
2017 Changeup -0.2 0 108 10.5 19 .313 .313 .328 40.0 5.3 3.4 .252 .279 .284 18.8
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 0 19 1.8 7 .167 .333 .179 10.0 14.3 16.7 .382 .783 .455 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 157 91.4 94 17.7 2:15 3:00 -45
2023 Sinker 424 96.8 97 18.8 2:15 2:45 -30
2023 Slider 408 83.9 49 11.3 8:30 9:00 -30
2022 Changeup 93 92.4 93 18.6 2:30 3:00 -30
2022 Sinker 189 97.9 97 18.9 2:15 2:30 -15
2022 Slider 227 85.8 44 11.5 8:30 9:00 -30
2021 Changeup 262 92.1 92 19.9 2:15 3:00 -45
2021 Sinker 523 98.0 98 20.2 2:15 2:30 -15
2021 Slider 396 85.6 47 12.6 8:15 9:00 -45
2020 Changeup 82 92.3 91 19.4 2:00 2:45 -45
2020 Sinker 225 98.1 96 20.0 2:00 2:15 -15
2020 Slider 82 86.9 34 7.0 8:00 9:30 -90
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 81 287 -1 0 -2 -2 -6
2016 67 240 0 -1 -2 -2 -5
2017 270 1,030 12 9 -10 -6 5
2018 369 1,459 16 13 -14 -13 3
2019 316 1,232 6 7 -1 -8 4
2020 115 475 -2 9 -4 -3 0
2021 303 1,228 9 22 -12 -10 8
2022 134 540 2 4 -3 -4 -1
2023 294 1,118 0 8 -2 -4 2
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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 43.0 68.3 81.4 26.3 54.5 39.2 59.0 44.4 27.7 7.2 71.4
2016 240 48.8 54.7 79.7 25.2 51.6 37.9 41.8 39.6 29.5 7.9 52.6
2017 1,033 48.2 66.7 83.4 27.5 61.9 41.8 58.5 46.3 22.6 6.9 76.1
2018 1,460 48.6 66.4 79.6 23.5 66.5 38.9 59.0 44.3 23.5 7.1 76.9
2019 1,232 44.4 64.7 81.6 27.9 54.5 40.3 52.5 44.2 27.7 6.9 72.9
2020 475 48.0 65.4 79.9 28.7 46.5 39.4 60.9 46.3 30.9 7.6 72.2
2021 1,228 45.0 61.1 74.5 26.0 53.4 40.1 52.8 41.8 32.6 5.8 71.8
2022 522 44.9 60.2 73.4 27.1 58.4 39.8 51.9 42.1 32.3 8.5 61.4
2023 1,008 49.9 61.4 80.9 30.0 55.3 41.9 58.1 45.7 26.9 6.5 72.7
Player 7,491 46.9 63.8 79.6 26.8 57.1 40.2 55.8 44.2 27.3 6.9 72.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 96 76 63
2016 94 78 57
2017 47 48 45 45 36 78 88 85 80 5 21 38 49 85 61 56
2018 12 24 26 31 2 41 35 73 58 7 4 41 8 86 59 67
2019 71 80 78 72 50 60 64 84 78 48 7 66 36 96 59 71
2020 63 67 74 76 50 74 78 9 9 90 23 77 61 99 70 78
2021 45 81 78 71 18 72 63 93 85 62 3 87 29 98 63 79
2022 96 24 78
2023 63 64 66 66 55 74 80 93 97 41 35 57 65 90 28 82
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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 22.3 3 1.9 1 0 2 1 33.3
2017 23.9 8 11.0 -3 6 6 6 75.0
2018 22.8 9 8.7 0 3 9 3 33.3
2019 24.4 10 8.3 2 4 7 3 30.0
2020 24.6 4 2.6 1 3 2 1 25.0
2021 22.8 7 6.0 1 3 7 1 14.3
2022 27.4 2 3.2 -1 0 5 0 0.0
2023 24.6 9 8.6 0 4 6 4 44.4
Player 23.9 52 50.4 2 23 44 19 36.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 3 3 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 1
2017 8 9 12 11 11 10 14 11 8 9 10 14 12 11 9 11 9 9 12 10 12 14 13 13 12 9 11 15 12 10 7
2018 9 12 8 7 8 7 9 10 5 5 7 7 12 8 10 11 9 9 10 10 11 8 13 11 9 5 6 8 13 7 6
2019 10 10 7 9 8 8 10 9 6 6 7 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 10 8 10 7 9 10 9 7 6 10 9 7 7
2020 4 3 2 3 1 3 2 3 1 2 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 2
2021 7 7 3 6 6 5 8 8 3 4 4 6 7 3 7 9 5 6 7 6 6 5 8 9 6 6 6 5 6 5 7
2022 2 4 1 2 2 3 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 3 4 4 5 5 3 4 4 3 5 5 3 3 2 3 4 3 3
2023 9 8 8 9 9 9 10 7 9 6 9 10 9 6 10 10 11 8 10 9 7 12 10 12 5 6 9 9 9 7 6
Player 52 56 43 49 47 46 59 52 36 34 42 56 58 44 53 58 51 49 56 52 56 55 65 65 49 40 44 56 58 43 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 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 97.1 96.8 -0.3 95.4 -1.4 95.4 0.0 97.3 1.9 98.1 0.8 98.0 -0.1 97.9 -0.1 96.8 -1.1
Offspeed Velocity 88.4 87.9 -0.5 86.2 -1.7 87.6 1.4 90.5 2.9 92.3 1.8 92.1 -0.2 92.4 0.3 91.4 -1.0
Breaking Velocity 82.7 83.4 0.7 84.5 1.1 84.3 -0.2 86.1 1.8 86.8 0.7 85.7 -1.1 85.8 0.1 83.8 -2.0
Exit Velocity 92.1 84.1 -8.0 85.7 1.6 87.5 1.8 87.1 -0.4 91.0 3.9 86.0 -5.0 88.3 2.3 86.1 -2.2
Launch Angle 13.8 6.5 -7.3 8.3 1.8 11.2 2.9 9.4 -1.8 5.5 -3.9 8.5 3.0 10.9 2.4 10.5 -0.4
Barrel % 7.3 6.1 -1.2 3.9 -2.2 7.2 3.3 6.3 -0.9 4.8 -1.5 6.8 2.0 11.3 4.5 6.1 -5.2
Hard Hit % 45.5 28.6 -16.9 29.1 0.5 34.5 5.4 32.9 -1.6 46.0 13.1 33.9 -12.1 32.9 -1.0 28.3 -4.6
Sweet Spot % 41.8 28.6 -13.2 27.7 -0.9 28.4 0.7 27.1 -1.3 30.2 3.1 34.5 4.3 35.0 0.5 33.3 -1.7
xBA .291 .279 -0.012 .247 -0.032 .258 0.011 .215 -0.043 .222 0.007 .213 -0.009 .252 0.039 .234 -0.018
BA .296 .300 0.004 .224 -0.076 .236 0.012 .232 -0.004 .277 0.045 .189 -0.088 .243 0.054 .213 -0.030
xwOBA .408 .353 -0.055 .315 -0.038 .345 0.030 .296 -0.049 .300 0.004 .315 0.015 .339 0.024 .302 -0.037
wOBA .387 .376 -0.011 .291 -0.085 .312 0.021 .303 -0.009 .357 0.054 .286 -0.071 .333 0.047 .286 -0.047
xSLG .592 .470 -0.122 .408 -0.062 .426 0.018 .361 -0.065 .347 -0.014 .350 0.003 .388 0.038 .380 -0.008
SLG .563 .517 -0.046 .376 -0.141 .368 -0.008 .386 0.018 .455 0.069 .299 -0.156 .387 0.088 .360 -0.027
K% 21.7 17.9 -3.8 13.9