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Jason Castro

Jason Michael Castro (twitter: @J_Castro15)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: June 18, 1987 in Castro Valley, CA
High School: Castro Valley HS (Castro Valley, CA)
School: Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
Drafted
by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft.
Signed July 12, 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 22, 2010 (Age 23.004)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: Astros 2010-2014
2014 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$2.45M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 3.104, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Octagon [*]
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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
2010 23 HOU NL 67 217 195 26 40 8 1 2 8 0 0 22 41 .205 .286 .287 .573 58 56 4 0 0 0 2 2
2012 25 HOU NL 87 295 257 29 66 15 2 6 29 0 0 31 61 .257 .334 .401 .735 99 103 8 1 2 4 2 2
2013 ★ 26 HOU AL 120 491 435 63 120 35 1 18 56 2 1 50 130 .276 .350 .485 .835 130 211 4 2 0 4 3 2D AS
2014 27 HOU AL 126 512 465 43 103 21 2 14 56 1 0 34 151 .222 .286 .366 .651 83 170 11 9 1 3 1 *2D
4 Yrs 400 1515 1352 161 329 79 6 40 149 3 1 137 383 .243 .316 .399 .716 98 540 27 12 3 11 8
162 Game Avg. 162 614 548 65 133 32 2 16 60 1 0 55 155 .243 .316 .399 .716 98 219 11 5 1 4 3
AL (2 yrs) 246 1003 900 106 223 56 3 32 112 3 1 84 281 .248 .317 .423 .741 106 381 15 11 1 7 4
NL (2 yrs) 154 512 452 55 106 23 3 8 37 0 0 53 102 .235 .314 .352 .665 82 159 12 1 2 4 4

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
2010 23 HOU NL 67 217 -11 -1 0 0 4 -8 -0.9 7 -2 -0.3 .487 .495 -0.3 0.4 -2 2
2012 25 HOU NL 87 295 -1 0 -0 0 5 4 0.4 9 13 1.3 .505 .503 1.3 0.5 13 $486,000 2
2013 ★ 26 HOU AL 120 491 17 -0 0 2 5 23 2.7 18 41 4.3 .520 .515 4.0 0.8 39 $496,600 2D AS
2014 27 HOU AL 126 512 -10 -1 -0 2 6 -2 -0.0 18 16 1.7 .498 .498 1.4 1.1 14 $2,450,000 *2D
4 Seasons 400 1515 -4 -3 -0 4 19 16 2.1 52 68 7.1 .504 .504 6.4 2.8 64 $3,432,600

Standard Fielding

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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 Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2010 HOU NL 23 C 67 57 49 509.1 485 449 34 2 6 .996 -2 0 -5 0 8.53 7.21 .992 8.05 7.97 7 30 31 18 37% 29% 0
2012 HOU NL 25 C 79 73 71 646.2 571 525 40 6 6 .989 -7 0 -13 0 7.86 7.15 .992 8.36 8.26 8 38 57 13 19% 27% 3
2013 HOU AL 26 C 98 95 89 827.1 679 630 44 5 6 .993 -5 2 -7 3 7.33 6.88 .993 8.21 8.18 10 37 58 19 25% 26% 0 AS
2013 HOU AL 26 DH 19 18 AS
2014 HOU AL 27 C 114 110 102 971.0 826 767 55 4 4 .995 -3 2 -4 3 7.62 7.21 .993 8.24 8.21 11 33 81 23 22% 27% 1
2014 HOU AL 27 DH 11 11
4 Seasons C 358 335 311 2954.1 2561 2371 173 17 22 .993 -17 4 -7 1 7.75 7.11 .993 8.22 8.17 36 138 227 73 24% 27% 4
2 Seasons DH 30 29
4 Seasons TOT 358 335 311 2954.1 2561 2371 173 17 22 .993 -17 4 -7 1 7.75 7.11 .993 8.22 8.17 36 138 227 73 24% 27% 4
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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2013 May 26th AL Player of the Week
2013 Aug 25th AL Player of the Week

Strikeouts s c a p y
2014 AL  151 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2014 AL  9 (10th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
2013 AL  6 (3rd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
2010 NL  7 (3rd)
2012 NL  8 (4th)
2013 AL  10 (3rd)
2014 AL  11 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
2014 AL  81 (1st)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
2010 NL  36.7 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
2014 AL  .995 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1715), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2261), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (227th), 7.1 career WAR/7.1 7yr-peak WAR/7.1 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 2005: Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 43rd round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign.
  • June 5, 2008: Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 12, 2008.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2011 24 Houston Astros $421,500 ?
2012 25 Houston Astros $486,000 1.104 contracts
2013 26 Houston Astros $496,600 2.104 contracts
2014 27 Houston Astros $2,450,000 3.104
2014 Status1st-Year Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,854,100
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Jason Jason Michael Castro

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