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Luis Castillo 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
16 7471 .290 .368 .351 .261 23.6
Birth Date9-12-1975
Height5' 11"
Weight145 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
1996 FLO 20 41 180 164 26 43 2 1 1 50 14 46 0 0 2 8 17 4 .262 .320 .305 .227 1.7 -1.5 0.0
1997 FLO 21 75 291 263 27 63 8 0 0 71 27 53 0 0 1 8 16 10 .240 .310 .270 .207 -9.3 -0.2 -0.9
1998 FLO 22 44 177 153 21 31 3 2 1 41 22 33 1 0 1 10 3 0 .203 .307 .268 .219 -1.9 -0.8 -0.3
1999 FLO 23 128 563 487 76 147 23 4 0 178 67 85 0 3 6 28 50 17 .302 .384 .366 .268 22.1 -6.9 1.4
2000 FLO 24 136 626 539 101 180 17 3 2 209 78 86 0 0 9 17 62 22 .334 .418 .388 .288 45.8 -5.5 3.8
2001 FLO 25 134 612 537 76 141 16 10 2 183 67 90 1 3 4 45 33 16 .263 .344 .341 .255 14.6 -4.0 1.0
2002 FLO 26 146 668 606 86 185 18 5 2 219 55 76 2 1 4 39 48 15 .305 .364 .361 .265 27.5 3.1 3.1
2003 FLO 27 152 676 595 99 187 19 6 6 236 63 60 2 1 15 39 21 19 .314 .381 .397 .279 31.6 21.2 5.2
2004 FLO 28 150 649 564 91 164 12 7 2 196 75 68 1 4 5 47 21 4 .291 .373 .348 .268 27.2 4.0 3.1
2005 FLO 29 122 524 439 72 132 12 4 4 164 65 32 1 1 18 30 10 7 .301 .391 .374 .276 22.7 6.6 3.0
2006 MIN 30 142 652 584 84 173 22 6 3 216 56 58 1 2 9 49 25 11 .296 .358 .370 .247 5.6 -4.8 0.1
2007 MIN 31 85 384 349 54 106 11 3 0 123 29 28 0 1 5 18 9 4 .304 .356 .352 .259 15.1 -4.7 1.0
2007 NYN 31 50 231 199 37 59 8 2 1 74 24 17 0 1 7 20 10 2 .296 .371 .372 .280 13.9 -6.3 0.8
2008 NYN 32 87 359 298 46 73 7 1 3 91 50 35 2 2 7 28 17 2 .245 .355 .305 .241 3.8 -5.8 -0.2
2009 NYN 33 142 580 486 77 147 12 3 1 168 69 58 1 5 19 40 20 6 .302 .387 .346 .266 23.4 -9.7 1.4
2010 NYN 34 86 299 247 28 58 4 2 0 66 39 25 0 2 11 17 8 3 .235 .337 .267 .238 5.1 6.2 1.2
Career17207471651010011889194592822858008501226123443370142.290.368.351.261248.9-8.923.6

Statistics for All Levels

'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
1995 KNC A 89 400 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .378 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 FLO MLB 41 180 .227 .262 .331 .417 .000 .359 98 -6.9 5.6 -0.3 -1.5 3.2 1.7 0.0 1.7 0.0
1996 PME AA 109 495 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 75 291 .207 .271 .338 .425 .000 .300 100 -17.1 7.7 -0.4 -0.2 0.5 -9.3 -0.9 -9.3 -0.9
1997 CHR AAA 0 146 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .426 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FLO MLB 44 177 .219 .259 .326 .407 .000 .252 96 -7.9 4.6 -0.2 -0.8 1.8 -1.9 -0.3 -1.9 -0.3
1998 CHR AAA 0 456 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FLO MLB 128 563 .268 .268 .336 .426 .000 .363 95 5.3 15.3 -0.8 -6.9 2.3 22.1 1.4 22.1 1.4
2000 FLO MLB 136 626 .288 .268 .338 .434 .000 .395 97 21 17.2 -0.9 -5.5 8.4 45.8 3.8 45.8 3.8
2000 CLG AAA 0 17 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 FLO MLB 134 612 .255 .263 .326 .426 .000 .310 96 -3.4 16.5 -0.8 -4.0 2.4 14.6 1.0 14.6 1.0
2002 FLO MLB 146 668 .265 .259 .327 .411 .000 .346 98 3.3 17.0 -0.9 3.1 8.1 27.5 3.1 27.5 3.1
2003 FLO MLB 152 676 .279 .263 .329 .418 .000 .342 98 13.6 17.8 -0.9 21.2 1.1 31.6 5.2 31.6 5.2
2004 FLO MLB 150 649 .268 .265 .332 .427 .000 .325 92 5.6 19.3 -0.9 4.0 3.2 27.2 3.1 27.2 3.1
2005 FLO MLB 122 524 .276 .266 .330 .424 .000 .317 94 8.9 15.1 -0.7 6.6 -0.6 22.7 3.0 22.7 3.0
2006 MIN MLB 142 652 .247 .271 .334 .431 .000 .324 103 -9.7 19.6 -0.9 -4.8 -3.5 5.6 0.1 5.6 0.1
2007 MIN MLB 85 384 .259 .275 .339 .430 .000 .329 94 -0.3 11.4 -0.5 -4.7 4.5 15.1 1.0 15.1 1.0
2007 NYN MLB 50 231 .280 .266 .331 .421 .000 .319 98 5 6.9 -0.3 -6.3 2.3 13.9 0.8 13.9 0.8
2008 NYN MLB 87 359 .241 .265 .334 .416 .000 .267 94 -7.2 10.4 -0.5 -5.8 1.0 3.8 -0.2 3.8 -0.2
2008 SLU A+ 5 20 .188 .245 .321 .342 .000 .062 99 -1.6 0.6 0 -0.8 0.0 -1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2
2008 BIN AA 5 18 .218 .250 .315 .380 .000 .308 102 -0.8 0.5 0 -0.8 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2008 MTS Rk 3 8 .285 .233 .344 .322 .000 .000 101 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2009 NYN MLB 142 580 .266 .259 .327 .413 .000 .338 95 3.7 16.7 -0.8 -9.7 3.8 23.4 1.4 23.4 1.4
2010 NYN MLB 86 299 .238 .255 .322 .397 .000 .259 89 -6.5 8.2 -0.4 6.2 3.8 5.1 1.2 5.1 1.2
2010 SLU A+ 4 16 .227 .275 .328 .394 .000 .182 101 -0.6 0.5 0 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.0 0.0 -0.0

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
1995 KNC A 400 71 111 4 4 0 23 55 50 41 18 .326 .416 .362 .035 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 FLO MLB 180 26 43 2 1 1 8 14 46 17 4 .262 .320 .305 .043 .227 1.7 -1.5 0.0
1996 PME AA 495 83 133 15 7 1 35 66 68 51 28 .317 .407 .393 .076 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 FLO MLB 291 27 63 8 0 0 8 27 53 16 10 .240 .310 .270 .030 .207 -9.3 -0.2 -0.9
1997 CHR AAA 146 25 46 5 0 0 5 16 22 8 6 .354 .425 .392 .038 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FLO MLB 177 21 31 3 2 1 10 22 33 3 0 .203 .307 .268 .065 .219 -1.9 -0.8 -0.3
1998 CHR AAA 456 74 109 11 2 0 15 75 68 41 15 .286 .404 .325 .039 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FLO MLB 563 76 147 23 4 0 28 67 85 50 17 .302 .384 .366 .064 .268 22.1 -6.9 1.4
2000 FLO MLB 626 101 180 17 3 2 17 78 86 62 22 .334 .418 .388 .054 .288 45.8 -5.5 3.8
2000 CLG AAA 17 4 4 1 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 .308 .471 .538 .231 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 FLO MLB 612 76 141 16 10 2 45 67 90 33 16 .263 .344 .341 .078 .255 14.6 -4.0 1.0
2002 FLO MLB 668 86 185 18 5 2 39 55 76 48 15 .305 .364 .361 .056 .265 27.5 3.1 3.1
2003 FLO MLB 676 99 187 19 6 6 39 63 60 21 19 .314 .381 .397 .082 .279 31.6 21.2 5.2
2004 FLO MLB 649 91 164 12 7 2 47 75 68 21 4 .291 .373 .348 .057 .268 27.2 4.0 3.1
2005 FLO MLB 524 72 132 12 4 4 30 65 32 10 7 .301 .391 .374 .073 .276 22.7 6.6 3.0
2006 MIN MLB 652 84 173 22 6 3 49 56 58 25 11 .296 .358 .370 .074 .247 5.6 -4.8 0.1
2007 MIN MLB 384 54 106 11 3 0 18 29 28 9 4 .304 .356 .352 .049 .259 15.1 -4.7 1.0
2007 NYN MLB 231 37 59 8 2 1 20 24 17 10 2 .296 .371 .372 .075 .280 13.9 -6.3 0.8
2008 NYN MLB 359 46 73 7 1 3 28 50 35 17 2 .245 .355 .305 .060 .241 3.8 -5.8 -0.2
2008 MTS Rk 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .375 .000 .000 .285 0.1 -0.0 0.0
2008 SLU A+ 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .067 .250 .067 .000 .188 -1.0 -0.8 -0.2
2008 BIN AA 18 1 4 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 .218 -0.2 -0.8 -0.1
2009 NYN MLB 580 77 147 12 3 1 40 69 58 20 6 .302 .387 .346 .043 .266 23.4 -9.7 1.4
2010 NYN MLB 299 28 58 4 2 0 17 39 25 8 3 .235 .337 .267 .032 .238 5.1 6.2 1.2
2010 SLU A+ 16 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 .154 .312 .231 .077 .227 0.0 -0.3 -0.0

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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1466 0.4932 0.2933 0.9302 0.4274 0.1629 0.9482 0.8843 0.0698 857 0.008189
2009 2414 0.5108 0.2966 0.9260 0.4185 0.1693 0.9574 0.8450 0.0740 1432 -0.007260
2010 1188 0.5017 0.3072 0.9288 0.4530 0.1605 0.9333 0.9158 0.0712 690 0.002598
Career50680.50360.29810.92790.42920.16540.94910.8730.07211091.7384-0.0005

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-02 2010-07-19 15-DL 47 39 Left Foot Contusion -
2010-05-31 2010-05-31 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Soreness Heel -
2010-05-23 2010-05-25 DTD 2 1 Foot Soreness -
2010-05-21 2010-05-21 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Contusion Bone -
2010-05-12 2010-05-13 DTD 1 1 Left Foot Soreness Heel -
2010-05-09 2010-05-09 DTD 0 0 Left Foot Soreness Heel -
2010-04-09 2010-04-10 DTD 1 1 Lower Leg Tightness Calf -
2009-08-05 2009-08-08 DTD 3 3 Left Ankle Sprain -
2009-04-28 2009-05-02 DTD 4 3 Back Spasms -
2009-03-07 2009-03-08 Camp 1 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-07-03 2008-08-25 15-DL 53 47 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2008-06-22 2008-06-23 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2008-05-31 2008-05-31 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2008-05-12 2008-05-15 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2008-04-09 2008-04-12 DTD 3 3 Right Knee Soreness -
2007-10-02 2007-10-02 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Debridement 2007-10-02
2007-09-20 2007-09-21 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2007-09-12 2007-09-14 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2007-08-24 2007-08-27 DTD 3 3 Right Knee Soreness -
2007-06-24 2007-06-25 DTD 1 1 Soreness -
2007-04-20 2007-05-01 DTD 11 10 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2007-03-02 2007-03-08 Camp 6 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2006-09-27 2006-10-01 DTD 4 4 Right Knee Soreness -
2006-08-31 2006-09-04 DTD 4 4 Right Ankle Sprain -
2006-05-24 2006-05-26 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2006-05-10 2006-05-12 DTD 2 1 Right Knee Soreness -
2006-05-05 2006-05-05 DTD 0 0 Soreness Taken Out In Slide -
2006-04-21 2006-04-25 DTD 4 3 Left Knee Soreness -
2006-04-16 2006-04-18 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Soreness -
2005-09-24 2005-10-03 DTD 9 8 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2005-09-19 2005-09-20 DTD 1 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2005-08-25 2005-08-28 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Soreness Quadriceps -
2005-08-17 2005-08-22 DTD 5 5 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2005-08-14 2005-08-16 DTD 2 1 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2005-05-21 2005-05-28 DTD 7 7 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2005-05-10 2005-05-20 DTD 10 8 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2005-04-27 2005-05-03 DTD 6 3 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2004-08-30 2004-09-07 DTD 8 4 Right Ankle Contusion HBP -
2004-05-05 2004-05-07 DTD 2 2 Left Hand Fracture Chip Fracture In Pinkie -
2002-10-23 2002-10-23 Off 0 0 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2002-10-23
2002-09-02 2002-09-03 DTD 1 0 Hip Soreness Hip Flexor -
2002-08-20 2002-08-22 DTD 2 2 Right Hand Soreness -
2002-07-22 2002-07-23 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Soreness -
2002-05-12 2002-05-14 DTD 2 2 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2001-09-23 2001-10-08 DTD 15 14 Ankle Sprain -
2001-09-06 2001-09-07 DTD 1 1 Left Hand Soreness -
2001-08-27 2001-08-27 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness -
2001-07-16 2001-07-20 DTD 4 4 Low Back Spasms -
2001-06-30 2001-07-03 DTD 3 2 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2001-06-01 2001-06-03 DTD 2 2 Low Back Stiffness -
2001-05-03 2001-05-04 DTD 1 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2001-04-18 2001-04-19 DTD 1 1 Low Back Stiffness -
2000-04-16 2000-05-05 15-DL 19 17 - Low Back Strain - -
1997-05-07 1997-05-23 15-DL 16 13 Left Foot Contusion Heel - -
1995-07-20 1995-09-05 Minors 47 0 Left Shoulder Dislocation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 NYN $6,250,000
2010 NYN $6,250,000
2009 NYN $6,250,000
2008 NYN $6,000,000
2007 MIN, NYN $5,750,000
2006 MIN $5,000,000
2005 FLO $4,500,000
2004 FLO $4,000,000
2003 FLO $4,850,000
2002 FLO $3,325,000
2001 FLO $2,220,000
2000 FLO $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
12 yrPrevious$54,785,000
12 yrTotal$54,785,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 55 dACES4 years/$25M (2008-11)

Details
  • 4 years/$25M (2008-11). Re-signed by NY Mets as a free agent 11/19/07. $1M signing bonus. 08-11: $6M annually. Released by NY Mets 3/18/11.
  • 3 years/$16M (2004-06), plus 2007 club option. Re-signed by Florida as a free agent 12/03. $2M signing bonus. 04:$4M, 05:$4.5M, 06:$5M, 07:$5.75M club option, $0.5M buyout. 2007 option guaranteed with 501 PAs in 2006 (vested 8/06). Acquired by Minnesota in trade from Florida 12/05. Acquired by NY Mets in trade from Minnesota 7/30/07.
  • 1 year/$4.85M (2003). Re-signed 1/02 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 550 PAs.
  • 1 year/$3.325M (2002). Re-signed 2/02 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2001). Re-signed 2/01 (avoided arbitration).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 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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2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/26/2016 11:16 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
Weighted Mean???????????.000.000.000.0000.0?0.0

Diagnostics

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

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado sings that his “object all sublime” is “to let the punishment fit the crime.” Had he wandered out to Citi Field last year, he would have had a hard time bending that goal to fit Omar Minaya, for the four-year contract the GM gave Castillo in November, 2007 was simultaneously the crime and its punishment. Castillo crushed any optimism that his 2009 revival may have inspired, fitting in fewer than 300 punchless plate appearances around the foot and heel problems that have robbed him of all useful traits except his extreme selectivity. The Mets have not given up on his becoming the second baseman in 2011, but they are going to make him earn it, and have amassed a slew of spring-training rivals to fight for the job.
2010 Yes, Castillo's still here, signed through 2011, despite the Mets' best efforts to trade him. Perhaps he'll have moved by the time you read this, but the market for players who hit .300 and still don't put many runs on the board is small, especially since batting average is so variable. Castillo still gets on base at a good clip, but his legs aren't what they were, so his baserunning has declined and his range afield is a thing of the past. Combine this with a bat that produces almost nothing but singles—16 extra-base hits in 486 at-bats would have embarrassed Joe Tinker—and you have a very iffy property going forward. Citi Field's small amount of foul ground contributed towards Castillo's hitting .350/.429/.402 at home against .250/.341/.284 on the road; even if hitting homers was difficult in the new digs, putting the ball in play when everything's fair can help a guy like this. However, it's the possibility that Castillo could hit for his road rate across a full season of at-bats that frightens off potential trading partners.
2009 Well, at least he's not signed for the next three seasons at $18 million. Oh... oops. The decision to give Castillo a four-year deal after the '07 season was met with stunned silence, and the first year of the ill-advised pact couldn't have gone much worse. In addition to the omnipresent issue of Castillo's balky knees, which required him to take frequent games off in the first several months, he suffered a hip flexor injury which wiped out nearly all of July and August. To make things more miserable, Castillo was reportedly also dealing with a painful divorce. He came back in late August and looked terrible, hitting .170 with a single extra-base hit in 65 PAs. That kind of power outage led Castillo to spend the season trying to snooker pitchers into giving him a free pass, resulting in the highest walk rate of his career. Minaya is attempting to short sell his crippled stock, but the Mets will have to simply bite the bullet, play Castillo as often as his body allows, and hope their investment regains some value.
2008 Acquired from the Twins at the trading deadline for a couple of mediocre-at-best prospects, Castillo was exactly what the Mets thought he would be, because, if anything, he's highly predictable. In the last five years, he's never hit less than .291 or more than .314, his on-base percentage has only ranged from .358 to .381, and he's never had a slugging percentage more than 12 points above his OBP (typically it's below his OBP). In November, the Mets signed Castillo to a four-year extension worth $25 million. That might seem like a head-scratcher, but given their second base situation since Edgardo Alfonzo left, it's exactly that consistency that they're paying for.
2007 Give Castillo this much--he`s remarkably consistent, putting up EqAs between .266 and .282 in each of the last five seasons. That said, the .266 mark came last year, and plenty of trends are headed downwards. Castillo has clearly lost a step or two, ankle and knee problems having worn away at this speed. He`s no longer a huge threat on the basepaths, and while he`s a dependable gloveman, his range is slipping as well. PECOTA thinks there`s more good stuff to come with the bat, but, with players such as Castillo, the line between being an offensive positive and being something less than that is exceedingly thin.
2005 His lack of power is drifting into historical range. Since the strike zone returned to normal in 1969, just 24 other players have come to bat 600 times and had 21 or fewer extra-base hits. Castillo's total was the sixth-lowest in the game since 1980. He's just outside of the bottom 25 since World War II in terms of isolated power. He's a fairly normal player from the right side, but when he bats left-handed, he just slaps the ball and runs. Second basemen of middling value often hit the wall between 29 and 31, and Castillo's loss of speed marks him as someone edging toward the cliff. Beware.
2004 Lacking power, and only a fair base-on-balls threat, Castillo's offense relies on his cobbling together enough dribblers, bleeders, and bunt hits to bat well over .300. The odds are against him: With a hip injury that turned him into a basestealing liability rather than an asset last year an enduring concern, plus a history of other nagging injuries and a march toward his 30s, an offensive regression similar to his '01P02 decline is the smart bet; a decline in his lateral movement could hurt his already overrated defense. A limited supply of quality free agent second basemen and a World Series glow helped trigger the three-year, $16 million contract Castillo signed to stay with the Marlins. That doesn't mean they didn't overpay.
2003 His 35-game hitting streak was the most positive publicity the Marlins got in 2003, mostly because there was nothing to interpret, and the organization’s flunkeys didn’t have to try to spin it or say anything. Over the last three years, Castillo’s value as a player has been directly proportional to his ground ball/fly ball ratio:

YearG/FEqMLVr
20004.74.092
20012.59-.110
20023.39.011


Although there’s an argument that speed players age well, don’t be surprised by a steady downward trend as Castillo gradually loses foot speed. Two-tenths of a second off of his home-to-first time will have him hitting about .230.
2002 Here's the problem with Luis Castillo: so much of his value is tied up in his OBP that if he doesn't reach base at a .370 clip or so, he's not an asset. He didn't last year, scuffling at the plate while battling an assortment of nagging injuries. Castillo's career will parallel Quilvio Veras's from here: some very good years interspersed with injury-riddled ones, and an early decline.
2001 Luis Castillo spent most of the season trying to top Enzo Hernandez’s anti-record of 12 RBI in a full season. He eventually did (finishing with 17) but not before establishing a new mark for most hits per RBI with 10.6, obliterating the old standard of 8.3 posted by Lloyd "Little Poison" Waner. However, RBI are not what Castillo is about; getting on base is, and he does it very well, pacing all major-league leadoff hitters with a .419 on-base percentage. Although I have concerns about his durability, Castillo is one of the cornerstones of the Marlins’ future and someone Dave Dombrowski needs to lock up with a multi-year deal.
2000 Castillo finally got the ball out of the infield enough to keep a job. He was a much improved player last year, particularly on the bases and with the glove. He got better as the year went on before missing most of September with a dislocated left shoulder. He has to hit .270 or so with some doubles to keep his job; I expect he’ll do that and more.
1999 I’m more skeptical of Castillo than most of the rest of the BP team, but there’s little reason to exult about it. He hasn’t come around yet, and until he can start lining a couple of balls over infielders’ heads, he isn’t a major league ball player.
1998 For two straight years, the Marlins have begun the season with a promising Latin second baseman with little power but terrific leadoff skills. Yet like Quilvio Veras, Castillo lost his job in mid-season. Unlike Veras, he deserved it. We like walks as much as anyone, but it’s hard to defend a player who goes an entire season (393 at-bats) without hitting a triple or a homer. He hit .354 after a demotion to AAA, but even there he had just five doubles in 130 at-bats. He’s certainly not washed up at 22, but let’s see him hit the ball out of the infield more than once a week before we get too excited.
1997 An obscene groundball hitter- his 4.59 G/F ratio led the major leagues. He still has hit into just four double plays in his entire career. His lack of power may hinder his development, but Castillo possesses incredible skills—he is one of the five fastest players in the game and a superb second baseman—for a 21-year-old. He’s really an identical player to Quilvio Veras, only five years younger. Will probably lead the league in OBP multiple times in his career.

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