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Jason Castro | Catcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 216
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Jason Castro connected for a solo homer Friday against the Rangers.
Castro has now homered in back-to-back games. However, with a .227/.297/.383 batting line to go along with 14 home runs and 51 RBI, he has regressed in a big way from last season. Aug 30 - 12:35 AM

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Jason Castro's fifth inning grand slam was the deciding factor in Thursday's victory over the Rangers.

Castro finished 2-for-3 with a walk and the salami. His fifth inning 420-foot shot to right field off of Roman Mendez would prove to be the only offense the Astros would muster on the evening but it was enough behind a strong start from Collin McHugh. Castro had been held hitless in each of his previous six games spanning 22 plate appearances. On the season, he has 13 home runs, 50 RBI, and a .227/.297/.377 slash line.
Aug 28 - 11:17 PM

Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with his 12th homer and a couple of walks against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Castro is a career .381 hitter in 42 at-bats against Boston, compared to .244 against everyone else. With 12 homers and 45 RBI in 99 games this year, he's nearly on pace to match last year's power numbers. However, his troubles getting on base (he's hitting .233 with a 118/29 K/BB ratio) have caused him to be dropped in the Houston order.
Aug 16 - 11:11 PM

Jason Castro went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's victory over the Blue Jays.

He's now riding a five-game hitting streak. Of course, Castro's season was extremely sluggish to that point, and he's only slashing .234/.300/.398 on the year. About the only non-disappointing aspect of his game has come in the power department -- Castro is on pace for 16 homers.
Aug 3 - 12:03 AM

Jason Castro hit a two-run homer to help the Astros beat the Red Sox 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.

Castro also tripled in the game. He missed most of this week with discomfort in his left armpit, but the pain medication he was prescribed appears to be working. The 27-year-old catcher has eight homers and 36 RBI on the season. He's capable of a nice second half.
Jul 12 - 7:44 PM

Jason Castro (arm) went 1-for-5 with a double and a strikeout in his return to action Friday.

Castro hasn't played since Sunday due to pain in the area of his left armpit. While there was some speculation that a swollen lymph node could be the cause, he has seen improvement after receiving treatment.
Jul 12 - 12:03 AM

Jason Castro is back in the Astros' lineup Friday.

It's his first start since Sunday, as Castro has been battling pain in his left armpit. The Astros catching is sporting a .228/.303/.366 batting line with seven homers and 34 RBI over 73 games this season.
Jul 11 - 4:41 PM

Jason Castro (arm) is out of the Astros' starting lineup again on Wednesday versus the Rangers.

Castro has now missed three straight games with pain in his left armpit. The Astros still aren't exactly sure what's bothering him. He's been prescribed pain meds.
Jul 9 - 4:43 PM

Jason Castro (arm) could pinch-hit on Tuesday.

Castro was held out Monday and is not in Tuesday's starting lineup due to pain in his left armpit. He's been prescribed pain medication and should ultimately be fine.
Jul 8 - 5:06 PM

Jason Castro is out of Monday's lineup due to discomfort in his left armpit area.

Castro will see a doctor regarding the discomfort, so we should know more about his status soon. Carlos Corporan will start behind the plate Monday vs. the Rangers.
Jul 7 - 5:24 PM

Jason Castro belted a walk-off home run in the 11th inning on Friday, powering the Astros to a 4-3 win over the Tigers.

Castro sent the Astros faithful home happy after depositing a Blaine Hardy offering over the wall in right field for the game's critical blast. After a breakthrough season in 2013, the All-Star catcher has struggled with the bat in the 2014 campaign, slashing .221/.302/.369 with seven homers and 32 RBI. He's still hitting near the middle of the Astros lineup though, and remains one of the most talented catchers around, so don't give up on him in mixed leagues.
Jun 28 - 12:54 AM

Jason Castro is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest. Carlos Corporan is catching Sunday in Castro's place.
Jun 1 - 11:33 AM

Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Castro doubled to lead off the eighth inning and scored on a wild pitch. It was the catcher's second consecutive two-hit game, and he's a modest 6-for-18 (.333) in his last four games. He's still searching for the same level of success he enjoyed in a breakout 2013 season, so even small signs of improvement are promising for hopeful owners.
May 28 - 12:05 AM

Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored as the Astros beat the Angels 5-2 on Monday.

Castro has extra-base hits in four of his past six games. While he's gradually bringing that average up -- Castro is now batting .225 after hitting safely in 10 of 13 May games -- he's spiked the slugging percentage from .374 to .406 in those six contests.
May 20 - 1:04 AM

Jason Castro went 1-for-4 in the Astros' loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Castro has only one extra-base hit in 51 plate appearances in the month of May. He has hit safely in eight of 11 games in the month, but Castro has been spinning his tires. Castro's slash line is a meager .217/.311/.380, a far cry from what he accomplished last season.
May 17 - 12:12 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Samuel Deduno
9Jake Buchanan
10Michael Foltynewicz
11Kevin Chapman
12Jose Cisnero