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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 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI doubles and a run scored in Friday's win over the A's.
Castro hit RBI doubles in the fourth and fifth innings. He has been seeing the ball well of late, picking up multiple hits in three of his last six games. The backstop has four doubles in that space. For the season as a whole, Castro is slashing .229/.317/.378 with six homers and 32 RBI across 249 at-bats. Jul 29 - 2:06 AM

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Jason Castro posted a pair of doubles with an RBI in Monday's road loss against the Dodgers.

Castro continues to see regular playing time despite the fact he is still hitting just .223. However, he is showing some signs of life with multi-hit performances in two of his past three outings. Still, he is nothing more than a No. 2 fantasy option in most AL formats.
Jul 25 - 4:28 AM

Jason Castro (neck) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return to the Twins lineup on Friday.

Castro had been scratched from the finale of the first half due to neck spasms. The 30-year-old backstop is hitting just .219/.311/.363 on the season with six homers and 28 RBI.
Jul 15 - 8:11 AM

Jason Castro was scratched from Sunday's game against the Orioles with neck spasms.

He should be OK after resting over the All-Star break. Chris Gimenez took Castro's spot behind the plate.
Jul 9 - 3:02 PM

Jason Castro drove in three of Minnesota’s four runs Sunday in a win over the Indians.

Castro plated Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar on a second-inning double before adding to his tally with another RBI double in the sixth. That was all the offense the Twins needed in a 4-0 victory. Despite Sunday’s explosion, Castro is still hitting a weak .222 over 180 at-bats this year.
Jun 25 - 8:04 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Hector Santiago
4Adalberto Mejia
5Bartolo Colon
6Kyle Gibson
7Dietrich Enns
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Belisle
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Glen Perkins
5Trevor Hildenberger
6Ryan Pressly
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Buddy Boshers
9Alan Busenitz
10Dillon Gee
11Phil Hughes
12Trevor May