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Portrait of Kory Casto

Kory Casto PHNationals

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
2 239 .194 .264 .276 .193 -1.3
Birth Date12-8-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 WAS 25 16 57 54 1 7 2 0 0 9 2 17 0 1 0 3 0 0 .130 .158 .167 .114 -7.0 -1.1 -0.8
2008 WAS 26 66 182 163 15 35 10 0 2 51 19 36 0 0 0 16 1 0 .215 .297 .313 .218 -5.4 0.3 -0.5
Career82239217164212026021530101910.194.264.276.193-12.4-0.8-1.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2003 VER A- 71 292 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAV A 124 526 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 POT A+ 135 594 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .324 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HAR AA 140 590 .285 .250 .318 .381 .257 .306 103 12.9 14.2 0.2 5.4 3.7 30.6 3.8 30.6 3.8
2007 WAS MLB 16 57 .114 .254 .328 .392 .251 .184 91 -9.2 1.7 -0.4 -1.1 0.0 -7.0 -0.8 -7.0 -0.8
2007 COH AAA 114 472 .255 .260 .331 .393 .258 .304 95 -2.5 13.5 -0.9 -5.2 -1.2 5.3 0.0 5.3 0.0
2008 WAS MLB 66 182 .218 .273 .337 .422 .267 .264 95 -8.2 5.3 -1.6 0.3 -1.6 -5.4 -0.5 -5.4 -0.5
2008 COH AAA 33 149 .326 .266 .332 .411 .264 .351 87 11.1 4.6 -1.8 1.9 -0.1 13.4 1.5 13.4 1.5
2009 SYR AAA 126 504 .249 .257 .322 .388 .244 .318 107 -5.9 14.7 -2.8 3.1 -1.2 8.3 1.1 7.5 1.0
2010 MOB AA 49 205 .284 .266 .339 .395 .269 .296 90 5.2 5.8 0.7 -2.3 0.3 10.5 0.8 10.5 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2003 VER A- 292 26 62 14 2 4 28 30 47 1 1 .239 .323 .355 .116 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SAV A 526 67 138 35 4 16 88 31 70 1 2 .286 .338 .474 .188 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 POT A+ 594 86 145 36 4 22 90 84 98 6 3 .290 .397 .510 .220 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 HAR AA 590 84 133 24 6 20 80 81 104 6 5 .272 .381 .468 .196 .285 30.6 5.4 3.8
2007 COH AAA 472 56 101 20 2 11 55 54 106 4 4 .246 .335 .384 .139 .255 5.3 -5.2 0.0
2007 WAS MLB 57 1 7 2 0 0 3 2 17 0 0 .130 .158 .167 .037 .114 -7.0 -1.1 -0.8
2008 COH AAA 149 19 40 5 0 6 26 19 27 1 2 .308 .396 .485 .177 .326 13.4 1.9 1.5
2008 WAS MLB 182 15 35 10 0 2 16 19 36 1 0 .215 .297 .313 .098 .218 -5.4 0.3 -0.5
2009 SYR AAA 504 57 121 22 1 8 58 44 85 4 4 .271 .339 .378 .107 .249 7.5 3.1 1.0
2010 MOB AA 205 22 42 6 0 8 30 27 45 1 2 .251 .367 .431 .180 .284 10.5 -2.3 0.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 711 0.5162 0.4360 0.8484 0.6213 0.2384 0.9123 0.6707 0.1516
Career7110.51620.4360.84840.62130.23840.91230.67070.1516

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 ARI $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$400,000
1 yrTotal$400,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 132 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from DT 5/10 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as a free agent from WAS 1/14/10 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 4/3/09 re-signed 2/14/09, 1 year/$0.4M (09)
  • optioned to Triple-A 8/19/08 recalled 7/7/08 optioned to Triple-A 7/3/08 recalled 6/3/08 optioned to Triple-A 3/15/08 re-signed 1/11/08, 1 year (08)
  • optioned to Triple-A 5/14/07
  • recalled 4/07 optioned to Triple-A 4/07 recalled 4/07 optioned to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 12/06, 1 year (07)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/06
  • re-signed 2/06, 1 year/$M (06) $0.41M signing bonus
  • U of Portland 03 3-87

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2010 Being a third base prospect in Ryan Zimmermanís organization is tough duty to begin with, but lately Casto hasnít done himself any favors. His Double-A breakout in 2006 has been followed by a cumulative .265/.342/.395 line in Triple-A and two forgettable stints with the big club, and the organizationís opinion of his future was demonstrated last spring when they chose to go north with three catchers while exposing Casto to waivers. Casto is typically described as a gamer, and boasts four-corner flexibility and a lefty bat, but heís been hopeless against same-side pitching and will be hard-pressed to beat out Mike Morse for a utility role, even if Riggleman likes some multi-positional sock on his benches. The Dobbs comp seems appropriate, but to his credit Casto's a better glove.
2009 His major league window is closing. The Nats had a DL lengthier than many Russian novels, giving Casto ample opportunities, but his inability to do anything with them left him behind the likes of Willie Harris, Ryan Langerhans, and Aaron Boone. He does offer a team versatility, which might make him attractive to someone looking to get a head start on the coming 13-man pitching staff, but don't expect to see more than the occasional splash above Triple-A.
2008 Setting aside Casto's flop in his brief trial last spring, his future was more secure at the hot corner than in the outfield even before the Nats started acquiring other teams' outfield prospects. Of course, he's not about to start taking time away from Ryan Zimmerman, and he wouldn't represent an upgrade to another team unless it has a gaping hole at the hot corner. If he can adapt to coming off the bench, he could be a four-corners reserve of modest value. Casto gets top marks for his work ethic, so his chances of sticking in such a role are good.
2007 Casto had an excellent little breakthrough season in Double-A last year, marred by the fact that he didn`t do much against lefties (.189/.311/.273). Of course, the flip side of that is that he mashed against right-handers (.303/.405/.541). He also slumped in the last month, but that hasn`t set him back in the organization. Although he made himself into a pretty solid third baseman, he was an outfielder in college, and Zimmerman skipping ahead of him necessitated a change of position. He doesn`t have a high ceiling, but opportunity is a big part of prospectdom, and Casto won`t have to worry about wilting on the vine in this sparse farm system. He`ll get every opportunity to win the left field job in camp.
2006 Casto`s made extraordinary progress at third base, going from a rough-edged conversion in 2004 to his smooth glovework of `05. His arm was never going to be a problem, since he has a cannon, and he`s put to rest any concerns that he`d lack the lateral flexibility or suffer other lasting problems from having his eye socket shattered by a ball in his third game at third in `04.? The question is whether or not he`ll hit well enough to stick, if he can build on the progress he made in `05, if he`s going to become...well, somebody the Nats can trade. It isn`t like Zimmerman`s going anywhere, after all, and Casto won`t be a young player for Double-A this year.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Roster RoundupChristina Kahrl2009-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessReplacing A-Rod: Putting People in PinstripesBaseball Prospectus2009-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: And the UnderwhelmingJoe Sheehan2008-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2008-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Getting ScorchyChristina Kahrl2008-08-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Fallout from the Deadline DealsJeff Erickson2008-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: JiggeringChristina Kahrl2008-07-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Anticipating MovesJeff Erickson2008-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Monday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-09
Transaction of the Day: NL East RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-09-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Two Steps Back, National LeagueKevin Goldstein2007-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Stars, Scrubs, and the ScooterJay Jaffe2007-08-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: National League Trade TargetsJeff Erickson2007-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-14, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
Transaction of the Day: Studies in Damage ControlChristina Kahrl2007-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: One Month DownJay Jaffe2007-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Race to the MiddleJim Baker2007-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 15-18Christina Kahrl2007-04-19
Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the EastsChristina Kahrl2007-04-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: In-Season Job BattlesJeff Erickson2007-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Washington Nationals Can Win the World SeriesMaury Brown2007-03-04
Transaction Analysis: February 14-20, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on Third Base ProspectsNate Silver2007-02-20
Transaction Analysis: NL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Washington Nationals Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-04
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AFL Preview, Part TwoKevin Goldstein2006-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Great Leap Forward, NLKevin Goldstein2006-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Position Breakdown: Third BasemenKevin Goldstein2006-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midpoint National League ReportKevin Goldstein2006-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Division Roundup, NL East, 6/20/06Kevin Goldstein2006-06-20
Future Shock: Spring Prospect Report, National LeagueKevin Goldstein2006-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 7-9Christina Kahrl2006-03-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems: NL EastKevin Goldstein2006-03-09


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