Portrait of Rusney Castillo

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Birth Date7-9-1987
Height5' 9"
Weight195 lbs
Age30 years, 11 months, 13 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

2014 BOS 26 10 40 36 6 12 1 0 2 19 3 6 1 0 6 3 0 .333 .400 .528 .319 4.0 1.4 0.6
2015 BOS 27 80 289 273 35 69 10 2 5 98 13 54 1 1 1 29 4 5 .253 .288 .359 .213 -6.4 9.2 0.3
2016 BOS 28 9 8 8 4 2 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .214 0.2 -0.6 -0.0

Statistics for All Levels

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2014 BOS MLB 10 40 .319 .245 .309 .381 .260 .357 103 2.2 1.0 0.1 1.4 0.7 4.0 0.6 4.0 0.6
2015 BOS MLB 80 289 .213 .252 .312 .410 .259 .298 112 -13.3 7.8 -2.2 9.2 1.3 -6.4 0.3 -6.4 0.3
2015 PAW AAA 40 172 .291 .254 .319 .365 .253 .323 91 5.5 4.8 -1 0.5 -0.0 9.2 1.0 9.2 1.0
2016 BOS MLB 9 8 .214 .262 .321 .469 .270 .400 117 -0.4 0.2 0 -0.6 0.4 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0
2016 PAW AAA 103 429 .252 .252 .311 .375 .251 .310 94 -3.8 12.1 0.2 9.1 4.6 13.1 2.3 13.1 2.3
2016 PUR Wnt 5 23 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 PAW AAA 87 369 .298 .260 .322 .400 .255 .332 94 15.6 10.9 -0.1 5.1 3.0 29.5 3.4 29.5 3.4
2018 PAW AAA 66 293 .286 .248 .316 .383 .253 .372 96 8.3 8.7 -0.1 -2.6 0.3 17.2 1.5 17.2 1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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2014 BOS MLB 40 6 12 1 0 2 6 3 6 3 0 .333 .400 .528 .194 .319 4.0 1.4 0.6
2015 PAW AAA 172 17 44 7 0 3 17 14 28 10 2 .282 .337 .385 .103 .291 9.2 0.5 1.0
2015 BOS MLB 289 35 69 10 2 5 29 13 54 4 5 .253 .288 .359 .106 .213 -6.4 9.2 0.3
2016 PAW AAA 429 55 104 20 5 2 34 24 68 9 3 .263 .309 .354 .091 .252 13.1 9.1 2.3
2016 PUR Wnt 23 3 4 0 0 1 4 0 4 1 0 .174 .174 .304 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 BOS MLB 8 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .125 .214 0.2 -0.6 -0.0
2017 PAW AAA 369 52 109 22 0 15 43 11 51 14 2 .314 .350 .507 .193 .298 29.5 5.1 3.4
2018 PAW AAA 293 35 87 19 0 4 36 16 48 7 3 .320 .358 .434 .114 .286 17.2 -2.6 1.5

Plate Discipline

2014 133 0.5414 0.5338 0.7887 0.7639 0.2623 0.8727 0.5000 0.2113 52 -0.001605
2015 1029 0.4733 0.5180 0.7617 0.6756 0.3764 0.8602 0.6029 0.2383 411 0.004559
2016 25 0.5200 0.4800 0.6667 0.6154 0.3333 0.8750 0.2500 0.3333 0 0.000000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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


Year Team Salary
2020 BOS $14,271,428
2019 BOS $11,771,428
2018 BOS $11,771,429
2017 BOS $11,271,429
2016 BOS $11,271,429
2015 BOS $11,271,429
2014 BOS $871,428
4 yrPrevious$34,685,715
5 yrPvs + Cur$46,457,144
2 yrFuture$26,042,856
7 yrTotal$72,500,000


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 143 dRoc Nation Sports7 years/$72.5M (2014-20)

  • 7 years/$72.5M (2014-20). Signed by Boston as a free agent from Cuba 8/23/14. $5.4M signing bonus. 14:$0.1M, 15:$10.5M, 16:$10.5M, 17:$10.5M, 18:$11M, 19:$11M, 20:$13.5M. Castillo may opt out of contract after 2019 season. Limited no-trade protection. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 6/20/16.

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10 vs L (Multi) .309 .340 .447 .254
11 vs R (Multi) .235 .272 .336 .204
18 Split (Multi) -.074 -.068 -.111 -.050
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .000 .000 .000 .026
31 vs R (2016) .286 .286 .429 .241
38 Split (2016) .286 .286 .429 .215
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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2017-04-11 19:00:00 (link to chat)How many players are you taking over Mookie ROS?
(Skuggs from BROOKLYN)
I think he gets pushed to the bench in favor of Rusney Castillo. (Nick Schaefer)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which group sucks less? Anthony Alford, Rusney Castillo, Manuel Margot, Brett Phillips, Nick Williams,Spencer Adams, Mark Appel, Dylan Cease, Josh Hader, James Kapeielian, Triston McKenzie,Vince Velasquez or Blake Swihart, Jon Singleton, Dansby Swanson, Alex Jackson, Clayton Blackburn,Tyrell Jenkins, Rob Kaminsky, Zach Lee, Keuy Mella, Justin Nicolino, Aaron Nola, Tyler Jay. God these teams are awful.
(Clark from The 19th Hole)
The first group, but you're right, but they're both bad. (Mike Gianella)
2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Conforto or Benintendi. Their careers have seemed to match each other in their early stages. Conforto reached the majors in 13 months and produced big time. What will the Red Sox do if he continues to rake? It appears top college bats, Schwarber, are ready for the big time almost immediately.
(oldbopper from New Britain, CT)
Red Sox are so deep. I don't know what they'll do, but Rusney Castillo has to Make It before it's really a tough question, I guess. And for that matter, that meteoric rise I, too, can foresee for Benintendi, has to actually happen. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Red Six have a lot of prospects and young major league outfielders. In 5 years, who are the ones that they should keep around and who gets shipped out?
(Gary from Italy via Boston)
The Red Six is a fantastic comic book name.

Really tough to say right now. I don't believe the Bradley power numbers are going to carry over, but he can hit, it just took some time figuring out the timing issues. I'm still not convinced Rusney Castillo is a guy, and if someone offered me something solid I'd move him, but I'm not sure anyone is going to offer something solid. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-08-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Greg, in a points league would you rather have Jason Heyward ($12) and Jesse Winker ($1) for Rusney Castillo ($4), Matt Shoemaker ($1), and Hyun-Jin Ryu ($2)? I am looking for some long term OF help.
(Matthew from Twin Cities)
Heyward and Winker and it's not even close (Greg Wellemeyer)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who is more likely to have the highest impact at the major league level? Rusney Castillo or Jorge Alfaro?
(OKC from OKC)
Alfaro's had a rough developmental ride through the minors but you know, I'll still buy in on his upside. Reports I've heard have me believing that he can stick at catcher where his impact will be much greater. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)do you see boston turning to their AAA kids anytime soon? Rodriguez up first when/if they do since hes on the 40 man? thanks
(hdub from the bleachers)
Well, I think we've seen some of it with Swihart, and now JBJR. I would say Rodriguez gets the first crack at a rotation spot -- especially with Owens struggling to throw strikes -- and I imagine Rusney Castillo will be up sooner than later, too. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see as Rusney Castillo's upside offensively? 10-15 HR and 30 SBs? or is that light on the power and heavy on the steals?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I think that's about right, actually. Maybe 15-20 instead of 10-15, but I think that's your best-case-scenario with Castillo. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-04-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)When do you expect Rusney Castillo to be promoted or traded?
(Alex from Anaheim)
If he keeps hitting in the minors, they have to find room for him, right? I talked to Alex Speier when previewing Boston for Effectively Wild. He basically said the ideal scenario is for Victorino to get hot, then the Sox shop him to fill another hole and call Castillo up whenever that happens. That seems like it may be a slower process than some would like, though. (Sahadev Sharma)
2015-04-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Trade question for a 20 team dynasty league. I was offered Dan Norris, Miguel Castro, Rusney Castillo, and a 1st round milb pick for Jose Bautista. Disregarding context is this fair value for Jose?
(Allan from The Q)
My general feel is that folks drastically over-rate prospects in dynasty formats. I don't know your league, so maybe you feel really confident that it will still be around in 5 years to see the fruits of a stacked farm system, but the fail-rate of prospects is too high and Bautista is a true difference-maker for the next few seasons. If I were you I would hold onto Joey Bats, unless there was a Strasburg/Harper level talent (when they were drafted) to snag at the top of the draft. I assume that's a "no," so I would hold Bautista and see if you can get more midseason if feeling the need to deal him. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming Rusney Castillo and Yasmany Tomas were included in your dynasty top 101, where would they fill in? Is there any growth left for these guys?
(Steve from Long Beach)
They'd both be towards the back of the top-20 in value alone. But Castillo is a finished product. Tomas at least still has some growth opportunity--and a nice park in which to flash that power. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty redraft league would you draft Carlos Rodon or Rusney Castillo? I have 3rd overall pick and the first two teams are taking Yoan Moncada, and the Yasmany Tomas.
(jdc1989 from St. Louis)
I'm not a huge fantasy guy, but I do play one pretty serious league - that I will admit I haven't won in a while. Fantasy baseball is usually a nightmare for people who work in and around baseball since they never have time in the summer to pay a whole lot of attention - and whenever they DON'T win, the guy who does win brags "my buddy is a scout for (team X) and I just beat him in fantasy!" Fun stuff. I get out to a lot of games in the Spring and Summer so I don't often get to watch my fantasy guys a whole lot.

Anyway... in my experience in fantasy though, I feel like I can always find a decent outfielder easier than I can find an above average pitcher. This seems pretty much true regardless of format, size, etc... There's just a lot of useful outfielders even though you can start three. The very top guys are great and all (ie. Trout), but I'm a lot more confident I can find myself an outfielder even in a deep dynasty league than I can a pitcher like Rodon could be. This is still true even though position players and position player prospects are on average tremendously safer bets than pitchers and pitching prospects. Arms are just riskier... and harder to project, less stable skill sets - not just about higher rate of injury.

I actually got a live look at Rusney last fall and he's a pretty talented player. I'm also not the highest guy on our prospect staff on Rodon. He didn't wow me when I saw him live (I actually preferred Jeff Hoffman's raw stuff, pre-surgery). I worried about his back issues going back to high school, too. My biggest dings on him were his FB command (often misses spots and heater rises up arm side) and overuse of his SL/cut. I don't see Rodon as being a true #1 starter because of those issues, but he certainly looks like a very good big league starter and he's basically there right now. Full disclosure wise - plenty of people in baseball would say (and did in fact say) that I'm really nitpicking here and that Rodon is going to be a monster. He's a big, durable (hopefully), lefty with plus to double-plus velo and a true out pitch. Even the downside of Rodon is appealing enough for me to pass on Rusney. Boston's plethora of lineup options kind of bugs me for fantasy value, too. Could they mix and match 4-5 guys with Mookie, Victorino and Allen Craig stealing ABs from Rusney? I don't think they laid out $70 million to sit him, though. In either case, I don't think it's possible to overstate how much the White Sox absolutely adore Rodon. In many way he's as safe a top starting pitching prospect as you will ever find available in a dynasty draft/auction and he's also a great bet to pay dividends quickly. (Al Skorupa)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a greater impact on their respective team, Rusney Castillo, or Yasmany Tomas? Why?
(Ron from Texarkana)
I'll take Rusney Castillo. Between the defensive value and more comfort with the application of the hit tools, I think Castillo can be an above-average everyday player in the short term (and possibly more long term). Tomas doesn't carry the defensive profile and there are enough questions about the translation of the hitting ability, that his impact could take a while to evolve, if it ever truly does. (Mark Anderson)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)What rooks do u see making an impact in the bigs this year?
(Tico Pride from Costa Rica)
In fantasy, there are quite a few. Rusney Castillo, Yasmany Tomas, Steven Souza, Kris Bryant, and Joc Pederson are all names that pop. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Big fan! I'm in a 13 team 5x5 mixed league where you get to keep 8 players from your major league roster and each team has a 12-man minor league roster as well. I need help finalizing my major league keepers. I'm going to be able to keep Stroman and Polanco for $1 each in addition to 8 of the below. Who should I throw back? Ortiz at 16 Pence at 18 Rusney Castillo at 4 Starlin Castro at 15 LaRoche at 1 Archer at 2 Shields at 8 Iwakuma at 7 Arrieta at 6 Giles at 2 Gregerson at 1
(MH from NY)
Thanks. You probably have to go prices and throw back Papi and Castro. Tough to throw any of those other guys back at those prices. (Mike Gianella)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)Rusney Castillo or Yasmani Tomas a better grab with the #1 pick in a dynasty rookie draft?
(Stevie from Los Angeles)
Ugh. Look man, I just... I don't know. I like Tomas' power potential, but I don't think he's a gamechanger in that respect and I'm not as high as Bret is that he's a 25 homer guy right off the bat. Castillo is older and I'm not convinced he's the bee's knees either but I guess I'll opt for him because his skillset is a little more diversified and so even if he sucks in some respects he could at least swipe you some bags. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)which 2014 draft or interational signees make the biggest fantasy impact in 2015?
(Luke from kansas city)
Forgive me if I'm missing someone obvious, but I think this has to be Rusney Castillo right now. He's one of the only guys who's basically guaranteed playing time right from the beginning of next season, and he has enough speed to be fantasy-relevant right away, even if the power/average take a bit to come. If you're looking for a draftee, I'll go with Carlos Rodon. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Does Rusney Castillo play everyday for the Sox?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
Yes, probably starting later this week. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Which minor league players are most likely to start in the American League in 2015 that are either flying under the radar or have not been brought up. Thanks!
(Cinco bros from AZ)
For players who haven't come up yet, how about Rusney Castillo, Francisco Lindor, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Miguel Sano and Kyle Zimmer. For guys who are just under the radar, let's go with Nick Franklin, Mike Foltynewicz, Dylan Bundy, Drew Pomeranz, Daniel Norris and Oswaldo Arcia. (Ben Carsley)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)12 team/dynasty league/6x6 with ops holds...If Rusney Castillo comes up as planned on Tuesday he'll be available to be bid on the following night in our league. His price tag would be good for the final few days of this year and next year as well. What amount of FAAB would you be comfortable spending on him?
(eamuscatuli15 from nebraska)
If you can get him for 2015, too, use the rest of your FAAB. No one else is going to come up who's worth it. (Ben Carsley)

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