Angel Castillo (minors)
Angel Antonio Castillo Herrera
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 195 lb.
- High School UE Santa Lucia de Siracusa
Outfielder Angel Castillo has played as high as AAA.
Castillo was signed by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in August 2005; the scout was Amador Arias. He debuted as a pro with the 2006 AZL Angels, hitting .255/.340/.380 while playing error-free ball in the outfield. In a repeat stint with the same club in 2007, he batted .252/.364/.403 with 39 strikeouts in 119 at-bats. He was 6 for 13 with a double and a walk for the 2007-2008 Leones del Caracas but would not appear in the Venezuelan Winter League again for four years. He split 2008 between the Orem Owlz (.281/.345/.533) and Cedar Rapids Kernels (6 for 45, 4 2B). Baseball America rated him as the #15 prospect in the Pioneer League, between Rosmel Perez and Wily Peralta. He joined Erik Komatsu and Kyle Russell as the All-Star outfielders. He tied Brock Kjeldgaard and Roberto Lopez for second in the league with 14 home runs, one behind leader Luis Jimenez. He tied for 8th with 47 RBI, was 9th with 53 runs and tied for 4th with 85 whiffs.
In 2009, Castillo fell to .242/.315/.389 with 12 home runs in a full season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels. He tied Lopez for third in the Midwest League with 17 times hit-by-pitch, tied for the lead with 9 sacrifice flies and stole 16 bases in 18 tries. With the 2010 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Castillo drilled 21 homers while posting a .259/.325/.454 line. He fanned 140 times. He tied for 10th in the California League in home runs while ranking 5th in strikeouts.