Free Agent Profile & Prediction #4: Jason Castro

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 23: Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros celebrates his solo home run in the tenth inning to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 during their game at Minute Maid Park on August 23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The Stanford University graduate Jason Castro is back on the free agent market, after having a mixed bag of a 2020 season. On one hand, he was a little below league average for the Angels, during his 18 games with the team, having an .707 OPS, but was horrible in the nine games he played with the Padres after being traded over, having a .590 OPS. Castro has shown promise in his career, like in 2013 when he garnered his only all-star appearance to date, hitting to the tune of a .835 OPS, but then he will come back the next season like he did in 2014, and post a .651 OPS in similar playing time.

While Castro’s bat is a big question mark, his glove has been steadily good, except for a hiccup in 2019, in which his DRS numbers went down to -7. Before that, his DRS numbers from 2014-2018, he averaged 6 DRS a season, which is a huge plus that the Astros and Twins benefited from. Moving forward, Castro is not a piece that is going to push your team into contention, but he is a defensive minded catcher, with enough pop in his bat that pitchers cant just look at him as an easy out.

The teams I believe are in contention for signing Castro are as follows: Houston Astros, Miami Marlins and the Seattle Mariners

Final Landing Spot Prediction: Jason Castro signs a 2 yr/10 million dollar deal with the Houston Astros

2021 State Line Prediction: .233/.321/.396 .717 OPS 11 HR 29 RBI

Published by riskomatt

I am a 23 year old college baseball player at Cumberland University. In the past I have worked for Baseball Info Solutions, I have coached at varying levels, ranging from youth, to collegiate. I am a sports management major in college, entering my senior year, with a minor in journalism. I love to write and I love baseball, so a blog seemed once again a great place to start. Former owner of Its Always Baseball Season sports blog.

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