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Starlin Castro
3B | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 218LBS | Age: 31

Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 122 111 4 31 1 14 0 .279 .328 .369 .697
12 Seasons 6355 5944 677 1664 136 654 89 .280 .319 .414 .732
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .279 1 14 0 .697
12 Seasons .280 136 654 89 .732

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 25 2136 461 20 4.3 86.3 113.2 7.1 28.2 .238 .365 .291 .279 .313 28.4 15.7 3.6
2016 26 2251 465 25 5.4 88.5 113.2 8.9 32.3 .260 .414 .313 .305 .361 34.5 19.3 3.9
2017 27 1839 353 16 4.5 87.4 110.4 6.9 30.6 .260 .408 .338 .306 .358 36.5 19.7 4.9
2018 28 2417 475 33 6.9 88.6 109.3 8.4 32 .256 .401 .315 .311 .356 36.2 19.2 7.4
2019 29 2485 534 33 6.2 88.5 113.3 11 29.2 .265 .431 .307 .311 .355 37.7 16.4 4.1
2020 30 262 47 2 4.3 87.1 109.6 16.8 27.7 .240 .387 .331 .299 .342 29.8 20.6 4.8
2021 31 450 91 5 5.5 88.6 111.2 8.5 25.3 .258 .384 .307 .307 .343 42.9 18 7.4
11840 2426 134 5.5 87.9 113.3 8.8 30.2 .256 .404 .312 .303 .348 34.9 18 4.9
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.2 21.9 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 263 58.4 70 60 15 11 3 0 1 12 50 .250 .256 .350 .420 .302 .335 89.2 9 19.2 21.4
2021 Breaking 147 32.7 42 41 14 11 3 0 0 8 33 .341 .257 .415 .351 .339 .274 86.2 7 31.5 14.8
2021 Offspeed 40 8.9 10 10 2 1 1 0 0 2 8 .200 .268 .300 .312 .215 .252 94.7 10 28.6 18.2
2020 Fastballs 129 49.2 27 25 9 6 1 1 1 4 21 .360 .331 .600 .515 .425 .385 85.6 22 20.0 11.4
2020 Breaking 87 33.2 23 22 5 3 1 0 1 6 16 .227 .179 .409 .318 .285 .233 85.7 11 27.9 21.4
2020 Offspeed 46 17.6 13 13 2 1 1 0 0 3 10 .154 .170 .231 .260 .217 .239 92.5 15 16.7 17.6
! 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 54.9 16.7 22.6 5.9 35.6 43.8 20.4 3.3 46 19.5 21.3 3.9 4.3
2016 50.1 20.6 24.5 4.7 35.7 39.6 24.7 3.7 37.8 21.5 25.6 4.9 5.4
2017 51.8 15.6 25.8 6.8 36.8 40.5 22.7 6.2 36.5 19 26.6 7.1 4.5
2018 51.6 18.7 24.8 4.8 35.4 43.6 21.1 2.5 40.6 19.8 25.7 4.2 6.9
2019 48.1 24.2 21.7 6 37.5 40.8 21.7 3.9 33.7 24.3 27 4.1 6.2
2020 36.2 34 21.3 8.5 27.7 44.7 27.7 4.3 25.5 34 27.7 4.3 4.3
2021 53.8 23.1 18.7 4.4 30.8 41.8 27.5 3.3 40.7 20.9 25.3 4.4 5.5
51 19.9 23.5 5.6 35.8 41.8 22.4 3.8 38.7 21.3 25.3 4.7 5.5
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 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 Cutter 1.5 1 35 7.8 9 .125 .25 .317 47.1 44.4 40 .241 .562 .369 75
2021 Changeup -1.9 -1 40 8.9 10 .2 .3 .215 28.6 20 18.2 .268 .312 .252 50
2021 Sinker 3.4 2 72 16 20 .412 .529 .455 9.7 10 28.6 .359 .478 .415 46.7
2021 Curveball -0.9 -1 59 13.1 21 .2 .3 .238 30 19 17.4 .166 .226 .197 43.8
2021 Slider 2.5 2 88 19.6 21 .476 .524 .445 32.6 19 12.9 .343 .469 .351 29.4
2021 4-Seamer -2.1 -3 156 34.7 41 .2 .286 .249 17.1 14.6 15.4 .21 .359 .29 41.9
2020 N/A -3.4 0 5 1.9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .109 .116 .104 0
2020 Splitter -13.3 0 2 0.8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .493 .574 .478 100
2020 Cutter 6.7 1 15 5.7 2 1 2.5 1.45 20 0 0 .567 1.288 .762 100
2020 Curveball 1.3 0 22 8.4 4 .25 .5 .313 33.3 50 25 .075 .104 .075 0
2020 Sinker 1.1 0 42 16 5 .25 .25 .32 40 40 25 .237 .28 .321 0
2020 Changeup -4.5 -2 39 14.9 11 .182 .273 .259 19.2 27.3 18.8 .146 .244 .23 50
2020 Slider 0.2 0 65 24.8 19 .222 .389 .332 27 21.1 20 .202 .366 .266 35.7
2020 4-Seamer -1.8 -1 72 27.5 20 .316 .474 .358 14.3 10 8.7 .326 .483 .363 11.8
2019 Splitter 5.4 2 30 1.2 10 .4 .8 .505 18.8 20 16.7 .317 .574 .369 25
2019 Cutter -1.5 -2 142 5.7 29 .25 .357 .279 24.3 10.3 11.1 .322 .567 .385 28
2019 Curveball 0.7 1 228 9.2 59 .241 .362 .283 24.8 23.7 18.9 .199 .321 .227 27.9
2019 Changeup -2.1 -4 214 8.6 68 .203 .359 .246 23.7 22.1 21.1 .209 .326 .241 31.4
2019 Slider -1.7 -8 494 19.9 139 .221 .346 .25 24.8 18.7 17.2 .243 .352 .259 30.6
2019 Sinker 1.8 10 553 22.3 166 .359 .551 .412 7.5 6.6 9.8 .317 .494 .363 44.1
2019 4-Seamer -0.7 -6 821 33 201 .258 .445 .324 19.4 19.4 18.1 .27 .485 .343 44.2
2018 N/A 42.7 0 1 0 1 1 2 1.25 0 0 .389 .426 .352 0
2018 Splitter -4.8 -2 38 1.6 7 0 0 0 50 71.4 25 .037 .037 .035 0
2018 Cutter -1.2 -2 150 6.2 50 .348 .348 .316 20.9 10 11.9 .33 .4 .325 20.9
2018 Changeup -0.2 0 160 6.6 53 .24 .32 .322 21.7 11.3 13 .266 .424 .319 31.8
2018 Curveball 2 6 283 11.7 63 .311 .492 .356 30.3 31.7 23.8 .249 .383 .286 34.1
2018 Sinker 0.6 3 489 20.2 129 .351 .474 .413 11.5 10.1 14.3 .22 .336 .296 31.7
2018 Slider -1.9 -10 510 21.1 132 .197 .315 .241 35.9 30.3 26.1 .225 .347 .253 37.1
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 774 32 207 .281 .427 .349 16.7 16.4 15.6 .289 .494 .372 45.1
2017 Splitter 5.1 2 40 2.2 12 .333 .417 .329 29.6 25 13.6 .247 .303 .236 66.7
2017 Cutter -4.4 -4 87 4.7 21 .105 .105 .152 22.5 19 17.4 .247 .305 .285 33.3
2017 Changeup 0.9 2 176 9.6 41 .4 .625 .448 15.4 14.6 13.3 .28 .503 .337 41.2
2017 Curveball 0 0 212 11.5 60 .217 .317 .261 38.3 36.7 27.8 .148 .244 .166 21.1
2017 Slider -1.3 -5 389 21.2 95 .239 .337 .259 38.8 33.7 25 .223 .337 .245 38.7
2017 Sinker 2 8 375 20.4 108 .381 .588 .457 8.9 4.6 5.7 .306 .489 .368 31.2
2017 4-Seamer 0.6 3 557 30.3 135 .317 .504 .391 16.9 15.6 13.3 .304 .474 .364 42.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2010 498 1807 -4 -13 8 6 -2
2011 712 2617 -4 -8 17 7 12
2012 685 2367 -8 4 10 7 14
2013 705 2709 -16 -18 5 7 -21
2014 565 2107 1 -6 11 8 13
2015 598 2194 -11 -23 8 8 -17
2016 604 2229 6 -12 6 5 5
2017 525 2021 7 -23 12 5 1
2018 643 2407 -7 -17 10 6 -7
2019 668 2470 -6 -19 10 9 -6
2020 63 262 -2 -1 1 1 -2
2021 122 450 0 -1 0 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 2136 49.6 64.7 87.6 33.1 65.1 42.5 23.9 48.7 19.7 7.2 72.5
2016 2251 49.8 68.2 84.7 35.2 61.2 40.5 30.8 51.6 23.3 7.2 80.6
2017 1839 48.1 68.7 85.5 32.5 60 42 29.6 49.9 23.2 7.2 82
2018 2417 49.7 65 85.8 27.4 57.2 40.5 28 46 22.8 7.6 71.7
2019 2485 49.3 67.4 88.1 31.5 66.1 45.5 31.8 49.2 19.1 6.6 79.6
2020 262 48.5 67.7 83.7 27.4 64.9 44.7 25.4 46.9 22 7.3 73.7
2021 450 49.3 67.1 83.9 32.9 60 40.9 32.8 49.8 24.1 8.9 80
11840 49.3 66.8 86.2 31.8 62.1 42.3 29 49 21.7 7.2 77.1
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 18 31 35 39 6 51 41 15 19 72 3 59 67
2016 29 64 50 43 16 52 38 40 36 53 5 44 64
2017 29 58 39 33 22 27 29 38 56 55 8 50 63 85
2018 37 60 43 38 35 69 47 44 43 61 37 58 59 74
2019 31 67 46 31 16 62 33 34 41 78 3 83 52 94
2020 32
2021 32 56 30 24 37 31 26 39 62 74 36 64 25 85
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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 24.8 22 19.9 2 12 15 9 40.9
2020 25.2 2 1.9 0 1 2 1 50
2021 23.7 1 0.8 0 3 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 22 23 21 21 23 15 17 25 19 21 24 20 12 17 18 23 14 21 19 21 11 16 18 24 22 22 22 21 25 17 25
2020 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 3 3 2 3 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 4 1 1 3 1 4
2021 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
! 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 86.3 88.5 2.2 87.4 -1.1 88.6 1.2 88.5 -0.1 87.1 -1.4 88.6 1.5
Launch Angle 7.1 8.9 1.8 6.9 -2 8.4 1.5 11 2.6 16.8 5.8 8.5 -8.3
Barrel % 4.3 5.4 1.1 4.5 -0.9 6.9 2.4 6.2 -0.7 4.3 -1.9 5.5 1.2
Hard Hit % 28.4 34.5 6.1 36.5 2 36.2 -0.3 37.7 1.5 29.8 -7.9 42.9 13.1
Sweet Spot % 28.2 32.3 4.1 30.6 -1.7 32 1.4 29.2 -2.8 27.7 -1.5 25.3 -2.4
xBA .238 .26 0.022 .26 0 .256 -0.004 .265 0.009 .24 -0.025 .258 0.018
BA .265 .27 0.005 .3 0.03 .278 -0.022 .27 -0.008 .267 -0.003 .279 0.012
xwOBA .279 .305 0.026 .306 0.001 .311 0.005 .311 0 .299 -0.012 .307 0.008
wOBA .291 .313 0.022 .338 0.025 .315 -0.023 .307 -0.008 .331 0.024 .307 -0.024
xSLG .365 .414 0.049 .408 -0.006 .401 -0.007 .431 0.03 .387 -0.044 .384 -0.003
SLG .375 .433 0.058 .454 0.021 .4 -0.054 .436 0.036 .45 0.014 .369 -0.081
K% 15.7 19.3 3.6 19.7 0.4 19.2 -0.5 16.4 -2.8 20.6 4.2 18 -2.6
BB% 3.6 3.9 0.3 4.9 1 7.4 2.5 4.1 -3.3 4.8 0.7 7.4 2.6
Swing % 48.7 51.6 2.9 49.9 -1.7 46 -3.9 49.2 3.2 46.9 -2.3 49.8 2.9
Whiff% 19.7 23.3 3.6 23.2 -0.1 22.8 -0.4 19.1 -3.7 22 2.9 24.1 2.1
In Zone % 49.6 49.8 0.2 48.1 -1.7 49.7 1.6 49.3 -0.4 48.5 -0.8 49.3 0.8
Out of Zone % 50.4 50.2 -0.2 51.9 1.7 50.3 -1.6 50.7 0.4 51.5 0.8 50.7 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 33.1 35.2 2.1 32.5 -2.7 27.4 -5.1 31.5 4.1 27.4 -4.1 32.9 5.5
First Pitch Swing % 23.9 30.8 6.9 29.6 -1.2 28 -1.6 31.8 3.8 25.4 -6.4 32.8 7.4
First Pitch Strike % 56.9 63.1 6.2 60.7 -2.4 60.4 -0.3 60.2 -0.2 58.7 -1.5 63.9 5.2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 598 16 2.7 .312 .198
2017 R 470 13 2.8 .341 .273
2018 R 639 20 3.1 .311 .420
2019 R 669 42 6.3 .300 .440
2020 R 63 6 9.5 .326 .380
2021 R 120 50 41.7 .293 .321

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