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  • Jose Altuve Is Starlin Castro 2.0
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 5/8/2012 -  66
    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

  • Comping Castro
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 2/24/2010 -  9
    that Jose Reyes and Garry Templeton had very similar development paths as Castro, splitting time between the Florida State League and Double-A in their age 19 season. Let’s look at how they did: FSL H

  • Castro Called to Cubs
    in FanGraphs by Bryan Smith - 5/7/2010 -  42
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 3/28/2013 -  3
    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

  • Jason Castro Disappoints
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/6/2014 -  2
    of Jose Bautista's power surge actually beginning the previous September offered hope. Then Castro carried that performance into the following season's spring training, as he posted a .456 ISO

  • Starlin Castro Is Good at Baseball
    in FanGraphs by Ryan Campbell - 5/8/2012 -  41
    During his chat last Wednesday, Dave Cameron ranked the top MLB shortstops as Troy Tulowitzki, Jose Reyes, and then a huge chasm before the next best guy. As we are no longer in the era of offensive

  • Jason Castro on Catcher Framing
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 4/16/2013 -  18
    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

  • Starlin Castro Turns it All Around
    in RotoGraphs by Chris Cwik - 11/5/2014 -  16
    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?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Petriello - 6/28/2013 -  51
    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

  • 2013 Fantasy LVP: Starlin Castro
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 10/11/2013 -  11
    , 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
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 10/17/2013 -  8
    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

  • Cubs Bet Big on Starlin Castro's Improvement
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 8/20/2012 -  34
    Yount, and Jose Reyes all fall in that category. These are the kinds of history lessons that make you want to lock up Castro now, before he takes a big step forward offensively and starts seeing free

  • Ozzie Guillen, Fidel Castro and Why No One Cares
    in FanGraphs by Alex Remington - 5/17/2012 -  61
    to pitcher Jose Contreras about politics, "comparing Chavez and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and their effects on their respective countries." The odds are pretty good that Guillen feels about the same

  • Miguel Castro, Roberto Osuna and the A-Ball Jump
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 3/16/2015 -  12
    the creme of the crop. That's about as unexciting as it gets. However, there are some wildcards in the bullpen mix. There are rumblings that a couple of 20-year-olds -- Miguel Castro and Roberto Osuna

  • The Opposite Trends of Starlin Castro and Allen Craig
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/22/2014 -  18
    % Jose Altuve, +19% Troy Tulowitzki, +17% Alexei Ramirez, +17% Devin Mesoraco, +17% Salvador Perez, +17% Castro, a year ago, pulled 15% of his air balls, and hit 51% the other way

  • Jose Abreu Fantasy Report
    in NotGraphs by Jeremy Blachman - 2/11/2014 -  6
    No one knows what to expect from Jose Abreu. Certainly I do not know what to expect from him. Thus, this post is not about his fantasy value, or his fantasy projections. It is merely a fantasy

  • The Astros Get Their Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/6/2014 -  63
    any sort of household name, you could say the Astros just got their Jose Molina. Have I mentioned lately that the Astros employ Mike Fast? Do I even need to? On the surface, it's a C-list

  • Fantasy Implications: Segura-Walker Trade, Castro & Rodriguez Sign
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/28/2016 -  0
    control. Just looking at his K%-BB%, he ranks 27th overall the past two seasons (min 300 IP) with the likes of Cole Hamels, Ian Kennedy, Jose Quintana, and John Lackey. While the strikeouts and walks

  • Sunday Notes: Brewers, Raines, Carpenter, Castro, Cuba, Reds, much more
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 11/30/2014 -  17
    going out to play professional baseball.” ------ Jason Castro opted not to sign after being drafted out of Castro Valley (CA) High School by the Red Sox in 2005. He attended Stanford University

  • Castro The Astro
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 6/20/2010 -  3
    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

  • Setting a Fantasy Value on Jose Reyes
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 1/11/2016 -  12
    Looking over some recent real and mock fantasy drafts, one name which is coming up as a potential sleeper is Jose Reyes. His fantasy value is unknown with his projected value being quite a bit

  • Starlin Castro Shining Bright
    in FanGraphs by Steve Slowinski - 4/22/2011 -  31
    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
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/17/2014 -  6
    , 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
    in Community by rotofan - 1/28/2014 -  3
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 2/7/2011 -  16
    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

  • It's Getting Worse For Starlin Castro
    in RotoGraphs by J.P. Breen - 8/23/2013 -  22
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 5/11/2010 -  5
    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

  • Mailbag: Castro For Greinke?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Axisa - 1/20/2011 -  7
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/11/2013 -  7
    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

  • So Jose Molina Has Three Stolen Bases
    in FanGraphs by David G. Temple - 7/23/2014 -  21
    was going for. The fact that he has three steals is even less of a big deal. Lots of dudes don't have many steals. As of this writng, 64 players have less than 3 steals. It is slightly noteworthy that Jose

  • Starlin Castro in Just a Few Pictures
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/8/2016 -  9
    Starlin Castro has spent a lot of his career being frustrating, and he's spent a good chunk of it being disappointing, but a player can't be either of those things unless he has a certain amount

  • Everyone Is Paying Too Much for Jose Peraza
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 1/30/2017 -  25
    the NFBC ADP for the position. There's other surprises in that data to save for another day, but today I'd like to discuss Jose Peraza's position as the 12th 2B drafted. Peraza is currently going

  • Jose Altuve Might Actually Be Good Now
    in FanGraphs by Mike Petriello - 7/2/2014 -  36
    Is that an inflammatory headline? It feels like it might be. It's not like Jose Altuve was bad before, of course. But this is the Internet, where it's important to entice people to click on stories

  • Starlin Castro and the Odd Stat of the Day
    in FanGraphs by Wendy Thurm - 5/30/2012 -  27
    . You might find this one interesting. Monday afternoon, Matthew Leach, a terrific national baseball writer for, tweeted: "Starlin Castro: more CS than BB. Guessing not many guys have kept

  • Is Jason Castro Even Worth $1?
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 2/20/2012 -  2
    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
    in Community by Leo Martinic - 6/23/2014 -  6
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Howard Bender - 5/29/2013 -  17
    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

  • Tigers Prospect Anthony Castro on Venezuela
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/17/2017 -  2
    Anthony Castro is emerging as one of the top pitching prospects in the Detroit Tigers organization. Two years removed from Tommy John surgery and armed with plus stuff, the 22-year-old right-hander

  • Believing that Starlin Castro Will Rebound in 2014
    in Community by Cubs_Questions - 2/12/2014 -  0
    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
    in FanGraphs by David Golebiewski - 3/4/2011 -  6
    ' 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

  • Cubs Deal Starlin Castro to the Yankees
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 12/8/2015 -  61
    The other shoe dropped soon after the Cubs signed Ben Zobrist and created a logjam at second base -- Starlin Castro is reportedly heading to New York for Brendan Ryan and Adam Warren. The deal

  • Jose Molina on Jose Molina
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 3/26/2013 -  21
    Fun fact: Jose Molina's FanGraphs player ID number is 25. Mike Trout's is 10155. All right. According to numbers provided to me by Matthew Carruth, last year there were 78 catchers in baseball who

  • Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Jose Abreu
    in NotGraphs by John Paschal - 7/4/2014 -  6
    is one of the few manmade objects visible from space, unless he is in the restroom. He once won a Havana competitive eating contest by downing 52,673 of Fidel Castro's lightly seasoned ear hairs

  • Photo: Fidel Castro Wearing His Sunglasses at Night
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 9/27/2012 -  12
    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

  • Why the Chicago Cubs Should Keep Starlin Castro
    in Community by Kyle Elsasser - 1/25/2015 -  9
    Ever since the Cubs acquired top shortstop prospect Addison Russell from the Oakland Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel deal people began to speculate that Starlin Castro’s time

  • Yankees Get Younger with Starlin Castro, Slightly Better
    in FanGraphs by August Fagerstrom - 12/9/2015 -  32
    Brian Cashman wants the Yankees to get younger. Did you know that Starlin Castro is only 25 years old? Somewhat lost in the shuffle of last night's winter meetings madness was the trade that sent

  • Jason Castro Is a Step in the Right Direction for the Twins
    in FanGraphs by Nicolas Stellini - 11/22/2016 -  7
    was to sign a light-hitting catcher. Earlier today, the club agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with Jason Castro. But Castro's not like the other light-hitting catchers with whom the Twins have

  • Jose Altuve, Jake McGee, Tyler Flowers: Mining the Minors
    in RotoGraphs by Jason Catania - 7/21/2011 -  6
    This may be the only time in history that the 6'2", 235-pound Brandon Allen shares a space with mighty mite Jose Altuve -- all 5'7", 170 of him. Similar to the other version of this column

  • Toronto's Catcher Bonanza: Buck, Castro, Chavez
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 12/15/2009 -  12
    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

  • Starlin Castro: Skill Plateau or Even Better Coming?
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 11/5/2012 -  0
    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
    in RotoGraphs by Zach Sanders - 5/18/2011 -  7
    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

  • Jose Barista
    in NotGraphs by Navin Vaswani - 4/18/2012 -  5
    Jose Bautista has been many things. A Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick. An Oriole, Devil Ray, Royal, Pirate, and Met, all in the same season. A Rule 5 Draft pick. A Blue Jay. The Home Run King. One

  • Jose is Okay
    in RotoGraphs by Chad Young - 6/5/2012 -  7
    Two years ago, when Jose Bautista was enjoying his 50 HR breakout, I was enjoying slotting him in to my lineup on a daily basis in the original ottoneu league. A $1 in-season auction pickup, Joey

  • The Next Jose Bautista Is Jose Bautista
    in FanGraphs by Craig Edwards - 5/31/2017 -  11
    Over the winter, Jose Bautista was forced to settle on a one-year contract of about $18 million, or roughly the price of a qualifying offer. Given Bautista's performance over the previous half-dozen

  • Effectively Wild Episode 782: Shelby Miller Madness, and a Zobrist-Castro Comparison
    in FanGraphs by Ben Lindbergh - 12/9/2015 -  0
    Ben and Sam discuss the Shelby Miller trade between the Diamondbacks and Braves, and the Cubs' Starlin Castro trade and Ben Zobrist signing.

  • Trade Implications: Miller's Mint, Castro & Lind On the Move
    in RotoGraphs by Paul Sporer - 12/9/2015 -  7
    -relevant deals and then a Wednesday morning deal came in as I was finishing this up! To NYY: Starlin Castro To CHC: Adam Warren Primary piece(s): Warren performed better last year, but he

  • Shortstop Risers and Fallers: Jeter, Castro, Cabrera, Desmond
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 7/3/2012 -  7
    shortstops. Namely Derek Jeter and Starlin Castro. Fallers Derek Jeter After a blazing April that saw him hit .389/.433/.579 Jeter looked to be on his way to another good season, quieting his