- Toronto's Catcher Bonanza: Buck, Castro, Chavez
by signing John Buck for one year and two million dollars moments after he was non-tendered by the Kansas City Royals (all set with Jason Kendall), veteran Ramon Castro for one year and one million dollars
- Hidden Gem: Ramon Troncoso
to part with Saito - Ramon Troncoso. He doesn't have the prospect pedigree of Broxton or Kuo or the shiny 2008 ERA of Wade, and if didn't follow the Dodgers closely last year, there's a good chance you
- Yankees Ramon Flores: Tweener
the Yankees Brett Gardner to post 5-win seasons at a position historically reserved for plodding power hitters. This development gives a prospect like Ramon Flores hope that his skill set may find
- The Value of Ramon Hernandez is Dropping Fast
on the wall and it's only a matter of time before Ramon Hernandez becomes a wasted pick for you. Wilin Rosario is the catcher-of-the-future in Colorado and when he made the 25-man roster over this past
- Castro The Astro
players that at the very lost offer hope. One of those players is catcher Jason Castro, the team's consensus top prospect and the 10th overall pick in the 2008 draft.
Usually teams will look
- Comping Castro
Since a fantastic autumn in the Arizona Fall League, I would argue no prospect has been lauded more this winter than Cubs SS Starlin Castro. The hype machine is in full force in Mesa, as just
- Possible Ripples from Ramon Santiago's Return
In a move sure to send major shock waves through the free agent market, the Detroit Tigers have reportedly re-signed Ramon Santiago to a two-year, $4.2 million contract. The city of Detroit has
- Castro Called to Cubs
After being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs have informed top prospect Starlin Castro that he has been promoted to the Major League's, according to ESPN's Enrique Rojas. Castro will join
- Starlin Castro Will Improve
The Chicago Cubs are pinning their future on the improvement of Starlin Castro. Three years into his career, Castro has been a slightly above-average player. His 103 wRC+ confirms that notion
- Starlin Castro Shining Bright
is currently dominating the prospect chatter, I want to shift our attention back to a top prospect who made his debut a little less than a year ago: Starlin Castro.
Before the 2010 season began, Castro
- Jason Castro and Making a Framer
, it's interesting to look at certain case studies. It seemed like J.P. Arencibia improved a season ago after working pretty hard on his receiving technique. And now we've got the case of Jason Castro
- The Curious Case of Jason Castro
As we look for candidates to regress in 2014, a popular choice is Houston catcher Jason Castro for it seems the Astros backstop has two targets on his back: a high strikeout rate last year of 26.5
- Starlin Castro's Fantasy Value
Depending on how his fielding develops, Starlin Castro may always be one of those players whose better in real life than in fantasy baseball. However, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have any
- Starlin Castro Is Good at Baseball
the gap on Reyes: Starlin Castro.
Castro doesn't seem to get a lot of attention other than when he is screwing up, but he is one of the best young pure hitters in the game. There have been a lot
- Jason Castro Disappoints
After a ho-hum small sample performance in 2012, Jason Castro enjoyed a big breakout in 2013, driven by a power outburst and inflated BABIP. With nothing in his performance history supporting
- It's Getting Worse For Starlin Castro
On average, Starlin Castro was the third shortstop selected on draft day, somewhere between the third and fourth rounds. He represented an intriguing power/speed option at an offensively-challenged
- Darlin' Starlin Castro
Mired in a three game losing streak, the Cubs shook things up last week by shifting Ryan Theriot to second base and calling upon top prospect Starlin Castro to assume shortstop duties. Bryan ranked
- Jason Castro on Catcher Framing
Most of the time, pictures do more justice than talking. So when Jason Castro said a few words about catcher framing, I immediately wanted to run to a computer to look at what he was talking about
- Mailbag: Castro For Greinke?
offered him castro over drew for greinke, and he's accepted. now, i'm a castro fan, but i don't think he's going to be a fantasy stud -- especially in a deep 7x7 league. should i hang onto castro, or take
- Castro's New Patience Backfires
Starlin Castro's 2013 season was such a disappointment our own Howard Bender has already stated Castro was the least value player for the 2013 season. I am not sure how much his owners paid for him
- Starlin Castro Turns it All Around
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro entered 2014 with a lot at stake. After three straight above-average years to begin his career, Castro faltered badly in 2013. It wasn't difficult to see why
- Why Is Starlin Castro Terrible Now?
Is there a more disappointing player in fantasy baseball (non-injury division) this year than Starlin Castro? Okay, Josh Hamilton, maybe. Perhaps Matt Kemp, though anyone who didn't expect some
- Starlin Castro and the Odd Stat of the Day
. You might find this one interesting.
Monday afternoon, Matthew Leach, a terrific national baseball writer for MLB.com, tweeted: "Starlin Castro: more CS than BB. Guessing not many guys have kept
- Is Jason Castro Even Worth $1?
A year ago, there was talk of Astros' rookie backstop Jason Castro being a quality late round sleeper in fantasy leagues. But then he tore his ACL and, with surgery needed, Castro missed the entire
- The Resurgence of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo
The struggles of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo during the 2013 season were well documented. Chicago Cubs fans' hopes and dreams rested on these two young players to be the cornerstones of the long
- With Apologies to Jason Castro's Wife and Mother
Back in February of 2012, as we were getting ready to start discussing potential sleepers for the upcoming season, I wrote a quick piece on Astros catcher Jason Castro that, for lack of a better way
- Jose Altuve Is Starlin Castro 2.0
I've been meaning to write about Jose Altuve for a couple of weeks now, but with Ryan espousing the virtues of Starlin Castro, this seems like the perfect time to talk about Altuve. Why does
- 2013 Fantasy LVP: Starlin Castro
, this season, no one epitomizes the LVP award more than Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro.
To be honest, I was never as high on Castro as many others were. His minor league numbers were good
- Jason Castro Powers Way to Breakout
Is it just me, or do you think of the former American Idol contestant when you hear the name Jason Castro as well? Now that the cat is out of the bag and I have admitted to previously watching
- Believing that Starlin Castro Will Rebound in 2014
Earlier today, I was looking at trends and projections for some Cubs prospects and looked up Starlin Castro. A trend immediately struck me: his 2010 batted ball statistics are nearly identical
- Astros Lose Castro to Torn ACL
' plight got even bleaker today, as it was announced that one of the club's precious few long-term talents, Jason Castro, will likely miss the entire year with a torn right ACL.
Castro, selected out
- Photo: Fidel Castro Wearing His Sunglasses at Night
Apropos of nothing, here's an image of Fidel Castro pitching for a team called Los Barbudos (i.e. The Bearded Ones) during an exhibition game shortly after he (i.e. Castro) led a successful
- Cubs Bet Big on Starlin Castro's Improvement
Two months ago, Dale Sveum said this about shortstop Starlin Castro, who forgot how many outs there were on a potential double play ball:
"It's something that's obviously unacceptable at any time
- Ozzie Guillen, Fidel Castro and Why No One Cares
, press conference before second game of ALCS
[Asked to name the toughest person he knows]
Fidel Castro. He’s a bullshit dictator and everybody’s against him, and he still survives, has power. Still
- Starlin Castro: Skill Plateau or Even Better Coming?
How often does a 22 year old actually perform basically right in line with pre-season expectations? Well, Starlin Castro pretty much did just that this season. According to Zach Sanders' calculator
- Josh Collmenter and Simon Castro: NL Starting Pitchers
Castro | San Diego Padres
After plowing through Double-A hitting last year, Castro earned a late-season callup to Triple-A. In AAA, he struggled with strikeouts and walks, but some hoped it could
- The Opposite Trends of Starlin Castro and Allen Craig
pulled the ball in the air less often.
Here now are the ten biggest positive differences:
Starlin Castro, +27%
Michael Brantley, +25%
Brandon Moss, +22%
Anthony Rizzo, +22%
Jay Bruce, +20
- Shortstop Risers and Fallers: Jeter, Castro, Cabrera, Desmond
shortstops. Namely Derek Jeter and Starlin Castro.
After a blazing April that saw him hit .389/.433/.579 Jeter looked to be on his way to another good season, quieting his
- Michael Taylor, Liam Hendriks and Simon Castro: Prospect Chatter
' stuff won't translate well to the bigs right away, so until he proves he's capable of being a spot starter, it's probably best to leave him as a Watch Lister in AL leagues.
3) Simon Castro, White Sox
- Cannibal Connections
with Mets outfielder Mike Baxter.
Also in the news:
Former Braves catcher Bruce Benedict next in line to be Pope.
Ramon Castro, Jason Castro, Starlin Castro said to be under consideration