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Portrait of Jose Castillo

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
5 2059 .254 .296 .379 .229 -3.4
Birth Date3-19-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
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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
2004 PIT 23 129 414 383 44 98 15 2 8 141 23 92 1 2 5 39 3 2 .256 .298 .368 .233 -2.1 -4.4 -0.6
2005 PIT 24 101 398 370 49 99 16 3 11 154 23 59 0 4 1 53 2 3 .268 .307 .416 .242 5.1 -0.2 0.5
2006 PIT 25 148 562 518 54 131 25 0 14 198 32 98 5 6 1 65 6 4 .253 .299 .382 .232 -0.8 -18.1 -1.8
2007 PIT 26 87 230 221 18 54 18 1 0 74 6 48 2 1 0 24 0 0 .244 .270 .335 .194 -8.4 1.1 -0.7
2008 HOU 27 15 35 32 4 9 1 0 0 10 2 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 .281 .314 .312 .245 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2008 SFN 27 112 420 394 42 96 28 4 6 150 25 71 1 0 0 35 2 2 .244 .290 .381 .228 -5.3 -2.0 -0.7
Career59220591918211487103103972711137891472181311.254.296.379.229-11.2-23.7-3.4

Advanced

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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
2000 HIC A 0 568 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LYN A+ 125 521 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LYN A+ 134 572 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .344 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ALT AA 126 549 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 129 414 .233 .266 .332 .430 .264 .316 93 -12.3 12.3 -0.6 -4.4 0.0 -2.1 -0.6 -2.1 -0.6
2005 PIT MLB 101 398 .242 .267 .330 .424 .262 .289 104 -7.7 11.4 -0.5 -0.2 -0.3 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2005 IND AAA 4 15 .420 .255 .307 .392 .243 .300 97 2.8 0.5 0 -0.3 -0.1 3.8 0.3 3.8 0.3
2006 PIT MLB 148 562 .232 .267 .332 .434 .264 .284 96 -17.8 16.9 -0.8 -18.1 2.1 -0.8 -1.8 -0.8 -1.8
2007 PIT MLB 87 230 .194 .273 .338 .433 .263 .310 101 -16.9 6.8 0.8 1.1 0.1 -8.4 -0.7 -8.4 -0.7
2008 HOU MLB 15 35 .245 .257 .333 .408 .260 .391 104 -0.6 1.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2008 SFN MLB 112 420 .228 .261 .324 .409 .258 .284 96 -14.2 12.1 1.5 -2.0 -2.6 -5.3 -0.7 -5.3 -0.7
2011 MAR Wnt 38 150 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .263 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ORI Wnt 59 254 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .351 0.0 0.0 0.0 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
2000 HIC A 568 95 158 32 8 16 72 29 107 16 12 .299 .347 .480 .181 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 LYN A+ 521 57 119 20 7 7 49 21 94 23 10 .245 .287 .359 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 LYN A+ 572 82 151 25 2 16 81 49 95 27 14 .300 .374 .453 .153 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ALT AA 549 68 143 24 6 5 66 40 81 19 10 .287 .344 .390 .102 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PIT MLB 414 44 98 15 2 8 39 23 92 3 2 .256 .298 .368 .112 .233 -2.1 -4.4 -0.6
2005 PIT MLB 398 49 99 16 3 11 53 23 59 2 3 .268 .307 .416 .149 .242 5.1 -0.2 0.5
2005 IND AAA 15 2 5 1 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 .385 .467 .923 .538 .420 3.8 -0.3 0.3
2006 PIT MLB 562 54 131 25 0 14 65 32 98 6 4 .253 .299 .382 .129 .232 -0.8 -18.1 -1.8
2007 PIT MLB 230 18 54 18 1 0 24 6 48 0 0 .244 .270 .335 .090 .194 -8.4 1.1 -0.7
2008 SFN MLB 420 42 96 28 4 6 35 25 71 2 2 .244 .290 .381 .137 .228 -5.3 -2.0 -0.7
2008 HOU MLB 35 4 9 1 0 0 2 2 10 0 0 .281 .314 .312 .031 .245 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2011 MAR Wnt 150 14 32 6 0 2 16 11 20 2 0 .237 .297 .326 .089 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ORI Wnt 254 19 77 9 1 4 45 18 22 4 0 .331 .382 .429 .099 .000 0.0 0.0 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
2008 1586 0.4918 0.5309 0.7598 0.7179 0.3486 0.8286 0.6228 0.2390
Career15860.49180.53090.75980.71790.34860.82860.62280.239

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-08-23 2005-10-02 15-DL 40 36 Left Knee Sprain MCL -
2005-04-07 2005-05-05 15-DL 28 24 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SFN $650,000
2007 PIT $1,900,000
2006 PIT $348,000
2005 PIT $328,000
2004 PIT $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$3,526,000
5 yrTotal$3,526,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 yCSMG

Details
  • signed as a free agent from HOU 12/23/08 (minor-league contract)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/8/08 claimed off waivers from SF 8/20/08
  • designated for assignment 8/13/08 claimed off waivers from FL 3/22/08
  • signed as a free agent from PIT 12/24/07, 1 year/$0.65M (08)
  • released 12/6/07 avoided arbitration 2/07 ($2.2M-$1.8M), 1 year/$1.9M (07)
  • performance bonus:$20K 570 plate appearances, $30K 590 plate appearances
  • renewed 3/06, 1 year/$0.348M (06)
  • re-signed 3/05, 1 year/$0.328M (05) 1 year/$0.3M (04) 40-m ros 11/02

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 %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 You can find Jose Castillo's picture in Poor Richard's Almanac just under the maxim, "Necessity never made a good bargain" and just above the more obscure, "There's not a lot of upside in snagging castoffs from the Pirates and Giants." The Nationals apparently never read that book, as they signed Castillo to a minor league contract.
2008 After Castillo's subpar 2006, Jim Tracy asked him to show up to spring training in better shape. Castillo did as told, but nevertheless lost his second base job in spring training to an infield shuffle that saw batting champ Freddy Sanchez move to the keystone with Jose Bautista taking Sanchez's place at third base. As a result, Castillo was buried to the point that he became the Pirates' forgotten man. Released in December, Castillo has enough raw ability to salvage his career and should benefit from a new start elsewhere.
2007 Oh, for May. In that one month, Castillo hit half his of 14 home runs and piled on a good deal of whatever other meat his statistical plate contained last year, hitting .366/.413/.634. That proves that just about anybody can be Albert Pujols for four weeks. As for the rest of 2006, he put up sub-replacement-level numbers, and a knee injury has severely inhibited his mobility. After three years of waiting for something more than a .301 OBP from Castillo, it`s time for the Pirates to consider moving on.
2005 It's actually a bit refreshing when an actual dark horse can slip into camp, have a great March, earn a job, and then basically keep it all year. He's relatively young, has more power than you'd expect, and the team basically preferred his skill set to Bobby Hill's appearance of immobility. He'll have to fend off Freddy Sanchez this year, but possession counts for something, and he hasn't already exasperated the organization. He could stick for a few years with an upside like Pokey Reese's better years.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Florida MarlinsWill Carroll2008-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-02-29
Spring Training Preview: NL CentralJoe Sheehan2008-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: National League QuestionsJohn Perrotto2008-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big Moves in the NLChristina Kahrl2007-12-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPositional Health Reports: Second BasemenWill Carroll2007-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessCaribbean Series: Round Robin PreviewDerek Jacques2007-02-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals, September 3, 2006Derek Jacques2006-09-06
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 13Jay Jaffe2006-08-15
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 4Jay Jaffe2006-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: It Happens Every SpringWill Carroll2006-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Pittsburgh PiratesWill Carroll2006-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 18-22Christina Kahrl2005-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 8-19Christina Kahrl2005-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 26-31Christina Kahrl2005-09-01
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 28Jay Jaffe2005-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 19-25Christina Kahrl2005-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Comebackers GaloreWill Carroll2005-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Bad DayWill Carroll2005-08-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Roster Management During the Stretch RunErik Siegrist2005-08-22
Prospectus Notebook: Thursday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-06-09
Prospectus Hit List: Week of May 15, 2005Ben Murphy2005-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The I Don't Know EditionWill Carroll2005-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Early Season Injuries: Obstacles or Opportunities?Erik Siegrist2005-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Rained OutWill Carroll2005-04-13
Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh PiratesDerek Jacques2005-04-13


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