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Foster Castleman

Foster Ephraim Castleman

Positions: Third Baseman, Shortstop and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: January 1, 1931 in Nashville, TN
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 4, 1954 (Age 23.215)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1956 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Orioles 1954-1958

Final Game: September 28, 1958 (Age 27.270)
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1954 23 NYG NL 13 14 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .308 .250 .558 47 3 1 1 1 0 /5
1955 24 NYG NL 15 31 28 3 6 1 0 2 4 0 0 2 4 .214 .267 .464 .731 89 13 0 0 1 0 0 /45
1956 25 NYG NL 124 409 385 33 87 16 3 14 45 2 1 15 50 .226 .256 .392 .648 72 151 9 2 3 4 2 *5/64
1957 26 NYG NL 18 40 37 7 6 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 8 .162 .205 .297 .502 33 11 0 0 0 0 0 /546
1958 27 BAL AL 98 223 200 15 34 5 0 3 14 2 0 16 34 .170 .242 .240 .482 37 48 6 3 4 0 2 6/457
5 Yrs 268 717 662 58 136 24 3 20 65 4 1 35 99 .205 .250 .341 .592 60 226 16 6 9 4 4
162 Game Avg. 162 433 400 35 82 15 2 12 39 2 1 21 60 .205 .250 .341 .592 60 137 10 4 5 2
NYG (4 yrs) 170 494 462 43 102 19 3 17 51 2 1 19 65 .221 .254 .385 .639 69 178 10 3 5 4 2
BAL (1 yr) 98 223 200 15 34 5 0 3 14 2 0 16 34 .170 .242 .240 .482 37 48 6 3 4 0 2
NL (4 yrs) 170 494 462 43 102 19 3 17 51 2 1 19 65 .221 .254 .385 .639 69 178 10 3 5 4 2
AL (1 yr) 98 223 200 15 34 5 0 3 14 2 0 16 34 .170 .242 .240 .482 37 48 6 3 4 0 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1954 23 NYG NL 13 14 -1 0 -0 0 0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
1955 24 NYG NL 15 31 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .504 .500 0.1 0.1 1 /45
1956 25 NYG NL 124 409 -16 -0 -1 2 1 -14 -1.8 15 1 -0.2 .488 .491 -0.1 0.1 -0 *5/64
1957 26 NYG NL 18 40 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.3 2 -2 -0.2 .482 .498 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /546
1958 27 BAL AL 98 223 -15 -1 -0 -4 4 -16 -1.8 7 -9 -1.1 .482 .489 -0.7 0.0 -5 6/457
5 Seasons 268 717 -34 -1 -1 -2 5 -33 -3.9 25 -7 -1.3 .487 .492 -0.8 0.1 -5
NYG (4 yrs) 170 494 -20 0 -0 2 1 -17 -2.2 19 1 -0.2 .489 .493 -0.1 0.1 -0
BAL (1 yr) 98 223 -15 -1 -0 -4 4 -16 -1.8 7 -9 -1.1 .482 .489 -0.7 0.0 -5

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1954 NYG NL 23 3B 2 1 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.15
1955 NYG NL 24 2B 6 4 2 40.0 24 14 10 0 2 1.000 1 27 5.40 4.00 .974 5.49 5.43
1955 NYG NL 24 3B 1 1 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 3.15 3.10
1956 NYG NL 25 3B 107 97 91 891.2 320 90 213 17 10 .947 2 3 3.06 2.83 .956 3.05 3.02
1956 NYG NL 25 SS 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -40 0.00 0.00 4.80 4.90
1956 NYG NL 25 2B 1 0 0 6.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -80 1.50 1.00 .980 5.40 5.30
1957 NYG NL 26 3B 7 5 5 57.2 15 3 10 2 1 .867 -1 -29 2.03 1.86 .952 2.97 2.99
1957 NYG NL 26 2B 1 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.00 .975 5.40 5.40
1957 NYG NL 26 SS 1 0 0 3.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 3.00 .957 4.80 4.80
1958 BAL AL 27 SS 91 64 41 550.2 277 102 165 10 37 .964 -4 -9 4.36 2.93 .964 4.96 4.91
1958 BAL AL 27 2B 4 2 0 18.0 18 9 8 1 3 .944 1 53 8.50 4.25 .978 5.25 5.20
1958 BAL AL 27 3B 4 0 0 6.1 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -76 2.84 0.50 .950 3.13 3.08
1958 BAL AL 27 LF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1958 BAL AL 27 OF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 1.00 .980 2.40 2.20
5 Seasons 3B 121 104 96 965.2 337 94 224 19 11 .944 1 1 2.96 2.63 .956 3.05 3.02
3 Seasons SS 94 64 41 556.2 280 104 166 10 37 .964 -4 -9 4.37 2.87 .964 4.96 4.91
4 Seasons 2B 12 6 2 66.0 45 25 19 1 5 .978 1 24 6.00 3.67 .976 5.41 5.34
1 Season LF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 1.00 .980 2.10 2.10
1 Season OF 1 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 80 3.00 1.00 .980 2.40 2.20
5 Seasons TOT 228 174 139 1591.1 663 224 409 30 53 .955 -2 -1 3.58 2.78 .961 3.81 3.92
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  213 (4th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  17 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1956 NL  3.06 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  2.83 (4th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1956 NL  .947 (5th)

                                         

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