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Jason Castro | Catcher | #21

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (10) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Castro went 4-for-5 and knocked in four runs in the Twins' 20-run outburst Tuesday.
It's Castro's second career four-hit game, the other coming back in 2013 against the A's. He also matched his career high with four RBI. Castro had a fine spring and a nice first week of the regular season, but he's been pretty quiet since. Of course, the Twins didn't really sign him for his bat. Jun 13 - 11:34 PM

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Jason Castro went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

Castro smoked a solo homer to right off Christian Bergman with two outs in the fourth inning. The tater was his sixth of the season and his third in his last five games. He is quietly working on a 10-game hitting streak. Even with this recent bump in production, though, the 29-year-old backstop is still slashing just .221/.321/.412 for the season as a whole.
Jun 9 - 1:13 AM

Jason Castro went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Angels.

Castro burned Ricky Nolasco for a solo home run in the second inning, his fifth homer of the season. The veteran catcher offers a little bit of pop with the bat -- he has hit double-digit bombs each of the last four seasons -- but is slashing just .219/.324/.398 on the year.
Jun 4 - 7:08 PM

Jason Castro hit a go-ahead two-run single with one out in the ninth inning of Thursday's win over the Angels.

By all rights, the Angels probably should have had this one in the bag. However, a costly Jefry Marte error on an easy pop up with one out in the ninth extended the inning and allowed Minnesota to put together a rally. Castro -- who is hitting just .216/.324/.376 on the season -- came through with a two-run single after the bases were loaded with an intentional walk. That jumped the Twins from a 2-1 deficit to a 3-2 lead. They would tack on one more run to win by a score of 4-2.
Jun 2 - 1:31 AM

Jason Castro is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

It's no surprise to see Castro on the bench after he caught 15 innings on Sunday. Chris Gimenez will start behind the dish and catch Ervin Santana.
May 29 - 11:20 AM

Jason Castro went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's win, dropping his average to .194.

Castro followed up a great spring by going 4-for-10 with a homer, five RBI and six walks in his first four games with the Twins. Since that point, he's 9-for-57 (.158) with two homers, five RBI and six walks in 16 games. He never figured to be of much use in fantasy anyway.
May 3 - 11:57 PM

Jason Castro is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Tigers.

It's just a routine day of rest for Castro. Chris Gimenez is starting behind the dish for the Twins and batting sixth against Matt Boyd and the Tigers.
Apr 22 - 11:24 AM

Jason Castro went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday in the Twins' loss to the Indians.

Castro is just 6-for-31 (.194) through his first 10 games with Minnesota, though he has drawn nine walks. The 29-year-old catcher signed a three-year, $24.5 million free agent contract over the offseason.
Apr 17 - 11:32 PM

Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday’s loss to the Tigers.

The Twins were held scoreless until the ninth inning, but their rally against Francisco Rodriguez ultimately came up short. Castro is off to a great start with his new team, hitting .353 (6-for-17) with one homer, one double, six RBI, and six walks through six games.
Apr 11 - 3:59 PM

Jason Castro hit a two-run home run, his first of the season, in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

The homer was Castro's only hit in four at-bats. It was his first dinger as a member of the Twins after he signed a three-year, $24.5 million contract with the club over the winter. He's 4-for-10 on the young season and should get the lion's share of starts post-dish in Minnesota, but Castro isn't a fantasy option outside of AL-only or two-catcher leagues.
Apr 8 - 9:51 PM

Jason Castro score twice and drew four walks Wednesday in the Twins’ win over the Royals.

Castro did not log an official at-bat in Wednesday’s matinee. He scored on a second-inning single by Eddie Rosario and again on a three-run blast by Eduardo Escobar in the seventh inning. Castro has now reached base in seven of eight plate appearances to begin the year. Despite his early success, Castro can be safely ignored outside of AL-only leagues and two-catcher formats.
Apr 5 - 4:20 PM

Jason Castro went 1-for-2 with an RBI single in Wednesday's win over the United States.

Castro and the Twins answered a two-run first inning by the United States with a two-run second of their own. Veteran backstop Castro came through with an RBI single to open the scoring in that frame. While he has cracked double-digit home runs in each of the last four seasons, Castro is just a .232/.309/.390 hitter for his big league career.
Mar 8 - 9:50 PM

Jason Castro went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer in the Twins' 5-2 defeat of the Nationals on Sunday.

The Twins signed Castro for his glove, but he will hit the occasional homer at the bottom of their order. Unfortunately, he hasn't sported a decent OBP since 2013, and his strikeout rate has increased every year he's been in the bigs. It'd be nice if he could reverse that trend, especially since the Twins already have some huge strikeout guys in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.
Feb 26 - 4:17 PM

Twins signed C Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million contract.

The deal was reported last week and it's now official. There appears to be little in the way of upside with this contract, but the Twins are banking on his pitch-framing ability to make him worth the investment. Castro owns a .215/.291/.369 batting line (84 OPS+) since his All-Star season in 2013, so he's not really a fantasy option at this point.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Twins have signed Jason Castro to a three-year, $24.5 million free agent contract.

A legitimate upgrade for the Twins, who have needed a reliable catcher since Joe Mauer moved off the position in 2013. Castro produced an underwhelming .210/.307/.377 batting line this past season for the Astros, but he was an All-Star not long ago and carries elite pitch-framing skills behind the plate. It's a worthwhile investment in this type of market, for this type of player, on this type of team.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 06:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Kyle Gibson
6Adalberto Mejia
7Nik Turley
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Craig Breslow
5Glen Perkins
6Matt Belisle
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Justin Haley
9Buddy Boshers
10Alan Busenitz
11Trevor May