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Portrait of Simon Castro

Simon Castro PWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date4-9-1988
Height6' 5"
Weight230 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.12013
-0.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2013 CHA 25 4 0 6.7 0.0 6.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 28 5 2 2 1 8 3 3 1 6 2.70 5.03 3.86 0.8 0.1
Career406.70.06.7010000285221833162.705.033.860.80.1

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 GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 DAD Rk 12 12 46.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 PDR Rk 14 12 50.7 5.43 96 .301 .258 .345 .363 .260 .377 105 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2008 EUG A- 15 15 65.3 4.37 109 .230 .251 .339 .352 .255 .285 103 10.7 1.1 10.7 1.1
2009 FTW A 28 27 140.3 3.74 121 .212 .258 .330 .381 .257 .292 108 34.0 3.5 34.0 3.5
2009 LIC Wnt 1 0 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 SAN AA 24 23 129.7 4.17 97 .229 .260 .331 .372 .257 .266 90 9.3 0.9 7.7 0.8
2010 POR AAA 2 2 10.3 6.41 59 .377 .277 .345 .429 .264 .366 91 -1.2 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2011 SAN AA 16 16 89.3 4.34 116 .244 .268 .333 .406 .253 .317 107 17.8 1.8 18.1 1.7
2011 TUC AAA 6 6 25.7 6.76 83 .317 .283 .351 .445 .260 .372 109 1.7 0.2 1.4 0.1
2011 LIC Wnt 2 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 BIR AA 15 15 90.0 4.24 99 .259 .255 .337 .381 .262 .304 95 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2012 CHR AAA 5 5 25.0 4.81 91 .266 .255 .330 .384 .254 .361 94 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2012 BRI Rk 1 1 2.0 6.48 95 .270 .277 .328 .401 .256 .375 119 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 CHA MLB 4 0 6.7 3.86 108 .257 .261 .311 .406 .270 .235 98 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 CHR AAA 27 12 92.7 4.89 91 .278 .258 .327 .396 .255 .313 99 -2.6 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2006 DAD Rk 1 3 0 12 12 46.2 40 21 58 2 0% .304 7.8 4.1 0.4 11.3 1.32 4.68 0.0 0.0
2007 PDR Rk 2 6 0 14 12 50.7 61 30 55 4 51% .377 10.8 5.3 0.7 9.8 1.79 6.21 7.9 0.8
2008 EUG A- 2 3 0 15 15 65.3 54 29 64 3 49% .285 7.4 4.0 0.4 8.8 1.27 4.00 10.7 1.1
2009 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 0.3 0 0 0 0 0% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2009 FTW A 10 6 0 28 27 140.3 118 37 157 9 43% .292 7.6 2.4 0.6 10.1 1.10 3.34 34.0 3.5
2010 POR AAA 0 1 0 2 2 10.3 16 6 6 1 48% .366 14.0 5.2 0.9 5.2 2.14 7.86 -1.4 -0.1
2010 SAN AA 7 6 0 24 23 129.7 107 36 107 8 50% .266 7.4 2.5 0.6 7.4 1.10 2.91 7.7 0.8
2011 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 1.0 3 0 1 0 0% .600 27.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 3.00 18.00 0.0 0.0
2011 TUC AAA 2 2 0 6 6 25.7 37 18 21 5 38% .372 13.0 6.3 1.8 7.4 2.14 10.17 1.4 0.1
2011 SAN AA 5 6 0 16 16 89.3 95 16 73 9 40% .317 9.6 1.6 0.9 7.4 1.24 4.33 18.1 1.7
2012 CHR AAA 1 1 0 5 5 25.0 32 6 16 2 56% .361 11.5 2.2 0.7 5.8 1.52 4.32 0.4 0.0
2012 BIR AA 6 4 0 15 15 90.0 89 21 72 4 50% .304 8.9 2.1 0.4 7.2 1.22 3.70 5.2 0.5
2012 BRI Rk 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 3 0 0 0 62% .375 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.50 4.50 0.2 0.0
2013 CHR AAA 3 7 0 27 12 92.7 98 33 82 14 38% .313 9.5 3.2 1.4 8.0 1.41 5.83 -2.6 -0.3
2013 CHA MLB 0 1 0 4 0 6.7 5 3 6 1 28% .235 6.8 4.0 1.4 8.1 1.20 2.70 0.8 0.1

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
2013 92 0.5217 0.4239 0.7692 0.5833 0.2500 0.8214 0.6364 0.2051
Career920.52170.42390.76920.58330.250.82140.63640.2051

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-05-06 2011-06-06 Minors 31 30 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 16 d2014

Details
  • 2014
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/22/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago White Sox 11/1/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from San Diego 12/31/11 (Carlos Quentin deal). Signed by Chicago White Sox 3/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/19/10.
  • Signed by San Diego 2006 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .222 .300 .556 .316
11 vs R (Multi) .214 .353 .214 .224
18 Split (Multi) .008 -.053 .341 .093
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .222 .300 .556 .316
31 vs R (2013) .214 .353 .214 .224
38 Split (2013) .008 -.053 .341 .093
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Articles

Simon Castro is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of February 27Jason Martinez2013-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago White Sox Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: The Year Baseball Went Missing in San DiegoGeoff Young2012-10-16
Overthinking It: Measuring the Movement at This Year's DeadlineBen Lindbergh2012-08-07
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 28Kevin Goldstein2012-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 17Kevin Goldstein2012-04-18
The BP First Take: Monday, March 12Daniel Rathman2012-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: White Sox Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-01-16
Transaction Analysis: A Petco Precursor?R.J. Anderson2012-01-02
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: 2011 Minor League Awards: PitchersJason Parks2011-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 31Kevin Goldstein2011-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 25Kevin Goldstein2011-07-26
Future Shock Blog: Top 101 Cheat SheetKevin Goldstein2011-04-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Down the Rabbit HoleMarc Normandin2011-03-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Senior Circuit ShufflingChristina Kahrl2011-03-17
Future Shock: BP's 2011 Top 101 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: San Diego Padres Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-01
Transaction Analysis: Western Divisions BackfillChristina Kahrl2010-11-20
Future Shock: Top 11 Review: NL WestKevin Goldstein2010-10-12
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego PadresESPN Insider2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego PadresKevin Goldstein2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: San Diego PadresJohn Perrotto2010-10-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 30Kevin Goldstein2010-08-31
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2010-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessAll-Star Futures Game: Brown's Day Ends EarlyJohn Perrotto2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2010-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2010-06-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Scoresheet: Draft Prep 1Rob McQuown2010-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Org Watch: Surprising StartsKevin Goldstein2010-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: The Top 101 Prospects Update, Part 1Kevin Goldstein2010-04-07


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-29 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who is better long time Simon Castro or David Holmberg
(scorpio from ecuador)
Holmberg. Love big lefties. (John Perrotto)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)So you Red Sox joy counterbalances your Padres' sadness on the Gonzalez deal?
(formersd from San Diego)
There really isn't any Padres' sadness, honestly. Here is my thinking.

As great as Adrian Gonzalez is--and he's one of the top players in the game--he is one guy. The Padres had reason to believe the 2011 team could be a bit better, with an improved rotation, a full season of (healthy) Ryan Ludwick, Cameron Maybin possibly blossoming in center with another year in the majors, Kyle Blanks coming back from his TJ surgery, etc. If they acquire Brendan Ryan in a trade to man shortstop as is expected, and then sign someone like Derrek Lee to play first base, then you're talking about a team that could still win something like 82-85 games. Then, in 2012, you have Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo, Simon Castro and maybe Drew Cumberland coming up if he continues to tear up the minors. That is an exciting roster all of a sudden, and it was brought about without fielding a terrible team.

The Padres can trade Bell and Ludwick in July and still have a decent team, assuming Aaron Cunningham or Kyle Blanks can slot into Ludwick's place and they bump Mike Adams up to the role of closer. The gloom and doom mentality coming out of San Diego after the trade of Adrian Gonzalez is almost enough to make me start a Padres' blog in response. (Marc Normandin)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it me or is Simon Castro still a bit underrated? He is looking like a solid workhorse starter with possible #1 upside.
(Hutch from Ottawa)
I'm not throwing a No. 1 tag on him, and I don't know any scout who is. That's not something throw around lightly. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Simon Castro threw 122 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (80mph). He also rarely threw a Splitter (85mph).