Jason Castro (baseball)
Jason Castro #15 on Opening Day for Houston Astros for 2013 Season
|Houston Astros – No. 15|
June 18, 1987 |
Castro Valley, California
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
|June 22, 2010 for the Houston Astros|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||93|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Competitor for United States|
|Baseball World Cup|
|Gold||2009 Nettuno||National team|
He played in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2007 and started in Single-A for the Tri-City ValleyCats in 2008. He was promoted to play for the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks on June 7, 2009 after playing in Advanced-A for the Lancaster JetHawks and played his first game for the team on June 10.
He was ranked 53rd on Baseball America's list of "Top 100 Prospects" in 2009.
Castro hit his first major league home run on June 24, 2010 against Matt Cain.
On March 2, 2011, while playing in a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers, Castro suffered a knee injury while running to first base. Castro underwent surgery two days later on March 4 to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament and a damaged meniscus. As a result, he missed the entire 2011 season.
In 2013, Castro earned his first all star selection as a reserve catcher. He led the Astros with a .350 OBP. He set club catcher records with 63 R, 18 HR, and a .485 SLG.
- Rusty Simmons (2005-03-30). "It's easy to see that catchers are rising stars / Six rated among nation's top 40". SFGate. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
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- "Scout.com: 2007-08 Honor Roll No. 1: Jason Castro". Stanford.scout.com. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- "Astros take Castro in first round of Draft | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- "Minor League Notebook: Castro promoted to Class AA - Houston Chronicle". Chron.com. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- "Prospects: Rankings: Top 100 Prospects: Top 100 Prospects: No. 41-60". BaseballAmerica.com. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- "Jason Castro's FIRST MLB HIT and highlights of FIRST MLB GAME". YouTube. 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- "Players of the Week | MLB.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Stanford University player profile