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Portrait of Juan Castro

Juan Castro SS

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
21 2849 .229 .268 .327 67 -1.0
Birth Date6-20-1972
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Age47 years, 4 months, 0 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1995 LAN 23 11 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 84 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0
1996 LAN 24 70 146 26 5 3 0 10 27 0 1 0 .197 .254 .280 60 -7.2 0.6 -3.6 -0.4
1997 LAN 25 40 84 11 3 1 0 7 20 0 0 0 .147 .220 .213 57 -4.3 0.1 2.0 0.1
1998 LAN 26 89 246 43 7 0 2 15 37 0 0 0 .195 .245 .255 64 -10.5 1.8 1.6 0.1
1999 LAN 27 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 77 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
2000 CIN 28 82 244 54 12 2 4 14 33 0 0 2 .241 .283 .366 61 -11.5 -0.1 -2.3 -0.4
2001 CIN 29 96 261 54 10 0 3 13 50 0 0 0 .223 .261 .302 56 -13.6 0.0 -6.4 -1.0
2002 CIN 30 54 91 18 3 0 2 7 18 0 0 0 .220 .278 .329 75 -2.5 -1.2 -0.2 -0.1
2003 CIN 31 113 348 81 14 1 9 18 58 0 2 3 .253 .290 .388 78 -8.3 -0.5 0.2 0.2
2004 CIN 32 111 316 73 21 2 5 14 51 0 1 0 .244 .277 .378 69 -11.8 -0.3 2.1 0.1
2005 MIN 33 97 292 70 18 1 5 9 39 0 0 1 .257 .279 .386 72 -9.5 0.9 9.6 1.3
2006 CIN 34 54 100 27 5 1 2 5 13 0 0 1 .284 .320 .421 71 -3.3 -1.1 -0.6 -0.1
2006 MIN 34 50 164 36 5 2 1 6 23 0 1 1 .231 .258 .308 70 -5.6 -0.1 1.3 0.3
2007 CIN 35 54 98 16 5 0 0 4 21 0 0 0 .180 .211 .236 57 -4.9 -1.0 -0.9 -0.3
2008 BAL 36 54 166 31 6 0 2 10 26 1 0 0 .205 .256 .285 62 -7.3 -0.6 3.5 0.3
2008 CIN 36 7 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000 63 -0.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2009 LAN 37 57 121 31 4 0 1 6 25 0 0 0 .277 .311 .339 77 -3.1 -1.4 -5.0 -0.5
2010 LAN 38 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 59 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2010 PHI 38 54 136 25 5 0 0 7 23 0 0 1 .198 .237 .238 61 -6.0 -1.1 -1.8 -0.4
2011 LAN 39 7 15 4 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .286 .333 .286 76 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
Career110328496011231336149472159.229.268.32767-110.6-3.9-0.8-1.0

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1991 GRF Rk PIO 60 255 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BAK A+ CLF 113 511 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SAN AA TXS 118 476 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SAN AA TXS 123 489 .000 .000 .000 .322 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 LAN MLB NL 11 5 .254 .331 .368 .333 98 0 0.1 0.1 84 10 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0
1995 ABQ AAA PCL 104 368 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 LAN MLB NL 70 146 .260 .321 .407 .248 92 -11.6 4.5 1.4 60 12 -3.6 0.6 -7.2 -0.4
1996 ABQ AAA PCL 17 65 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LAN MLB NL 40 84 .265 .334 .418 .200 94 -7.8 2.2 0.6 57 14 2.0 0.1 -4.3 0.1
1997 ABQ AAA PCL 0 105 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 LAN MLB NL 89 246 .269 .336 .427 .224 94 -20 6.4 1.7 64 7 1.6 1.8 -10.5 0.1
1999 LAN MLB NL 2 1 .267 .374 .383 .000 86 -0.3 0.0 0 77 5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 ABQ AAA PCL 0 457 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CIN MLB NL 82 244 .270 .343 .431 .265 115 -16.3 7.7 2.3 61 12 -2.3 -0.1 -11.5 -0.4
2000 LOU AAA INT 0 72 .000 .000 .000 .370 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CIN MLB NL 96 261 .259 .326 .425 .267 103 -20.7 7.8 1.7 56 11 -6.4 0.0 -13.6 -1.0
2002 CIN MLB NL 54 91 .246 .320 .390 .254 105 -3.3 2.6 0.5 75 15 -0.2 -1.2 -2.5 -0.1
2002 LOU AAA INT 5 19 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CIN MLB NL 113 348 .260 .330 .417 .281 102 -9.7 9.2 1.2 78 8 0.2 -0.5 -8.3 0.2
2003 LOU AAA INT 9 35 .000 .000 .000 .214 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CIN MLB NL 111 316 .263 .327 .423 .279 97 -13.6 9.4 1.7 69 11 2.1 -0.3 -11.8 0.1
2004 LOU AAA INT 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .188 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIN MLB AL 97 292 .264 .324 .417 .283 96 -9.1 8.4 3.2 72 12 9.6 0.9 -9.5 1.3
2006 CIN MLB NL 54 100 .259 .321 .408 .313 97 -0.4 3.0 1 71 10 -0.6 -1.1 -3.3 -0.1
2006 MIN MLB AL 50 164 .271 .332 .430 .263 102 -13.5 4.9 2.3 70 10 1.3 -0.1 -5.6 0.3
2007 CIN MLB NL 54 98 .258 .321 .409 .229 103 -9.1 2.9 0.7 57 14 -0.9 -1.0 -4.9 -0.3
2008 BAL MLB AL 54 166 .266 .334 .418 .232 106 -13.1 4.8 2.1 62 12 3.5 -0.6 -7.3 0.3
2008 CIN MLB NL 7 11 .270 .339 .446 .000 102 -2.4 0.3 0.1 63 12 -0.1 0.1 -0.5 0.0
2008 CSP AAA PCL 18 54 .295 .358 .477 .333 122 -2.1 1.7 0.5 86 0 0.3 -2.3 -1.4 -0.1
2009 LAN MLB NL 57 121 .272 .339 .431 .345 91 -3 3.5 0.9 77 9 -5.0 -1.4 -3.1 -0.5
2009 ABQ AAA PCL 3 11 .278 .330 .406 .250 115 -1.8 0.3 0 35 0 -0.4 0.0 -0.8 -0.1
2010 LAN MLB NL 1 4 .270 .323 .451 .000 94 -0.5 0.1 0.1 59 14 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2010 PHI MLB NL 54 136 .257 .321 .403 .238 94 -10.2 3.7 1.3 61 14 -1.8 -1.1 -6.0 -0.4
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 5 16 .276 .353 .421 .333 143 -0.8 0.5 0.1 87 0 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.0
2011 LAN MLB NL 7 15 .242 .301 .368 .400 95 -0.4 0.4 0 76 12 -0.3 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
2011 ABQ AAA PCL 9 27 .277 .343 .459 .550 134 0.7 0.8 0.2 115 0 0.0 -0.4 0.6 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1991 GRF Rk PIO 255 217 36 60 4 2 1 71 27 33 31 7 6 .276 .368 .327 .051 3 3
1992 BAK A+ CLF 511 446 56 116 15 4 4 151 42 37 64 14 11 .260 .306 .339 .078 20 20
1993 SAN AA TXS 476 424 55 117 23 8 7 177 41 30 40 12 11 .276 .315 .417 .142 17 17
1994 SAN AA TXS 489 445 55 128 25 4 4 173 44 31 66 4 7 .288 .329 .389 .101 10 10
1995 ABQ AAA PCL 368 341 51 91 18 4 3 126 43 20 42 4 4 .267 .302 .370 .103 7 7
1995 LAN MLB NL 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 0 0
1996 LAN MLB NL 146 132 16 26 5 3 0 37 5 10 27 1 0 .197 .254 .280 .083 0 4
1996 ABQ AAA PCL 65 56 12 21 4 2 1 32 8 8 7 1 1 .375 .462 .571 .196 0 0
1997 LAN MLB NL 84 75 3 11 3 1 0 16 4 7 20 0 0 .147 .220 .213 .067 0 2
1997 ABQ AAA PCL 105 101 11 31 5 2 2 46 11 4 20 1 0 .307 .333 .455 .149 0 0
1998 LAN MLB NL 246 220 25 43 7 0 2 56 14 15 37 0 0 .195 .245 .255 .059 2 9
1999 ABQ AAA PCL 457 423 52 116 25 4 7 170 51 34 70 2 3 .274 .328 .402 .128 0 0
1999 LAN MLB NL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2000 CIN MLB NL 244 224 20 54 12 2 4 82 23 14 33 0 2 .241 .283 .366 .125 2 4
2000 LOU AAA INT 72 60 9 19 5 1 2 32 10 12 12 0 1 .317 .431 .533 .217 0 0
2001 CIN MLB NL 261 242 27 54 10 0 3 73 13 13 50 0 0 .223 .261 .302 .079 2 4
2002 CIN MLB NL 91 82 5 18 3 0 2 27 11 7 18 0 0 .220 .278 .329 .110 1 1
2002 LOU AAA INT 19 17 2 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 3 0 0 .176 .211 .176 .000 1 1
2003 CIN MLB NL 348 320 28 81 14 1 9 124 33 18 58 2 3 .253 .290 .388 .134 3 7
2003 LOU AAA INT 35 32 3 7 0 0 1 10 5 2 3 0 1 .219 .265 .313 .094 0 0
2004 LOU AAA INT 20 18 1 3 1 0 0 4 3 1 2 0 0 .167 .211 .222 .056 0 0
2004 CIN MLB NL 316 299 36 73 21 2 5 113 26 14 51 1 0 .244 .277 .378 .134 1 2
2005 MIN MLB AL 292 272 27 70 18 1 5 105 33 9 39 0 1 .257 .279 .386 .129 2 9
2006 MIN MLB AL 164 156 10 36 5 2 1 48 14 6 23 1 1 .231 .258 .308 .077 1 1
2006 CIN MLB NL 100 95 8 27 5 1 2 40 14 5 13 0 1 .284 .320 .421 .137 0 0
2007 CIN MLB NL 98 89 5 16 5 0 0 21 5 4 21 0 0 .180 .211 .236 .056 2 3
2008 CIN MLB NL 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .000 0 0
2008 BAL MLB AL 166 151 15 31 6 0 2 43 16 10 26 0 0 .205 .256 .285 .079 2 2
2008 CSP AAA PCL 54 50 8 15 2 0 1 20 3 4 7 0 0 .300 .352 .400 .100 0 0
2009 ABQ AAA PCL 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .000 0 0
2009 LAN MLB NL 121 112 18 31 4 0 1 38 9 6 25 0 0 .277 .311 .339 .063 1 2
2010 ABQ AAA PCL 16 14 2 4 0 0 0 4 1 2 2 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .000 0 0
2010 LAN MLB NL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 0 0
2010 PHI MLB NL 136 126 7 25 5 0 0 30 13 7 23 0 1 .198 .237 .238 .040 2 1
2011 ABQ AAA PCL 27 25 6 11 2 1 0 15 3 2 5 0 0 .440 .481 .600 .160 0 0
2011 LAN MLB NL 15 14 2 4 0 0 0 4 1 1 4 0 0 .286 .333 .286 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 596 0.5386 0.4866 0.8552 0.6791 0.2618 0.8807 0.7778 0.1448 -0.0010
2009 402 0.5572 0.4776 0.8333 0.6071 0.3146 0.8603 0.7679 0.1667 -0.0008
2010 496 0.5444 0.4738 0.7830 0.6296 0.2876 0.8765 0.5385 0.2170 -0.0038
2011 41 0.5366 0.4390 0.6111 0.5000 0.3684 0.6364 0.5714 0.3889 -0.0023
Career15350.54530.47880.81960.63950.28680.86750.69240.1804-0.0019

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
2011-06-12 2011-07-10 Minors 28 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-14 2011-05-07 Minors 23 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-05-11 2010-05-18 DTD 7 5 Left Knee Strain - -
2010-05-06 2010-05-10 DTD 4 4 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-04-25 2010-04-26 DTD 1 1 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-09-25 2008-09-29 DTD 4 3 Left Groin Strain -
2008-08-10 2008-08-12 DTD 2 2 Left Groin Strain -
2008-05-10 2008-05-27 Minors 17 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2007-07-29 2007-10-01 60-DL 64 57 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-07
2007-07-06 2007-07-27 15-DL 21 18 Right Elbow Sprain Partial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear -
2007-03-23 2007-03-29 Camp 6 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2006-05-15 2006-05-18 DTD 3 3 Right Fingers Sprain Little Finger -
2006-03-20 2006-03-24 Camp 4 0 Wrist Sprain -
2005-09-26 2005-10-02 DTD 6 6 Low Back Soreness -
2005-08-11 2005-09-03 15-DL 23 20 Left Knee Strain -
2005-06-30 2005-07-01 DTD 1 0 General Medical Illness Dizziness -
2005-06-17 2005-06-21 DTD 4 3 Left Ankle Contusion Foul Ball -
2005-04-21 2005-04-26 DTD 5 3 - Neck Stiffness - -
2004-09-10 2004-09-18 DTD 8 8 Face Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removed 2004-09-10
2004-06-01 2004-06-22 15-DL 21 18 Left Trunk Strain Rib Cage -
2004-04-27 2004-05-02 DTD 5 4 - Low Back Spasms - -
2004-04-19 2004-04-20 DTD 1 1 - Ankle Sprain - -
2003-09-22 2003-09-25 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Soreness - -
2003-09-13 2003-09-18 DTD 5 5 - Low Back Strain - -
2003-06-05 2003-06-05 DTD 0 0 Neck Stiffness -
2003-06-04 2003-06-05 DTD 1 1 - Neck Soreness - -
2003-05-28 2003-05-28 DTD 0 0 Left Thumb Sprain - -
2003-03-25 2003-04-14 15-DL 20 12 Knee Soreness -
2002-10-02 2002-10-02 Off 0 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2002-03-28 2002-06-01 60-DL 65 54 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-09-26 2001-10-08 DTD 12 11 Left Knee Strain - -
2001-04-30 2001-05-02 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Sprain - -
2000-08-30 2000-09-10 DTD 11 11 Right Wrist Soreness - -
1997-06-05 1997-08-21 15-DL 77 69 Right Knee Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 PHI $700,000
2008 CIN $975,000
2007 CIN $925,000
2006 MIN $1,000,000
2005 MIN $1,000,000
2004 CIN $1,000,000
2003 CIN $800,000
2002 CIN $400,000
2001 CIN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$7,200,000
9 yrTotal$7,200,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 103 dOscar Suarez2011

Details
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by LA Dodgers 12/13/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 5/13/11. DFA by LA Dodgers 6/6/11. Retired 7/10/11.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010) plus 2011 club option. Signed as a free agent 12/3/09. 10:$0.7M, 11:$0.75M club option, $50,000 buyout.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed as a free agent 1/4/09 (minor-league contract, $0.7M in majors).
  • 2 years/$2M (07-08), plus 2009 club option, $0.1M buyout. Signed extension 9/06. 07:$0.925M, 08:$0.975M, 09:$1.1M club option, $0.1M buyout. DFA 4/21/08 (cleared waivers 5/1/08). Acquired in trade from Colorado 7/18/08 signed as a free agent from Cincinnati 5/2/08 (minor-league contract).
  • 2 years/$2.05M (2005-06), plus 2007 option. Signed as a free agent 11/04. 05:$1M, 06:$1M, 07:$1M club option (bonuses to $1.2M club option, voidable with 500 plate appearances in 06) $50K buyout (bonuses to $0.1M buyout). Acquired in trade from MIN 6/06
  • 1 year/$1M (04)
  • 1 year/$0.8M (03)
  • 1 year/$0.4M (02)

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011
2010 With Luis Sojo retired and Miguel Cairo otherwise engaged, Torre needed a pet utilityman to fill out his roster, preferably one close to his own age. By his own meager standards, Castro had a fabulous year with the stick, mainly spelling Rafael Furcal. The Dodgers will sleep easily knowing the Phillies are paying more than the minimum to own the regression-laden B-side to this happy little tale.
2009 When your shortstop isn't producing, you can always trade for Juan Castro and have him not produce for you, too.
2008 If you squint, Juan Castro looks a little bit like Neifi Perez. If Castro's on the Opening Day roster for the Reds, we'll know Dusty's squinting again.
2007 After starting the year playing to Batista`s left in Minnesota, Castro libre landed in a town not nearly so disappointed to have him as the Twin Cities had become. Slick in the field and slack at the plate, the Reds happily haven`t taken his 100 uncharacteristically robust plate appearances as reason to make him their starting shortstop.
2005 You have to figure there are a lot more Frankie Menechino types out there, overlooked players rotting away in the minors or independent leagues who could do a better job than non-productive chaff like Castro. Just because a player's been in the major leagues before doesn't mean he's any more major league material than a better player putting up better numbers elsewhere. The Reds didn't repeat the folly of the two-year extension they gave Castro in 2001; the Twins did it instead, pissing away $2.05 million in the process.
2004 The nine home runs scream "fluke" for a guy who'd hit 11 in eight seasons prior to 2003. Castro is a very good defender, however, and worth the roster spot on a team carrying infielders being played for their hats. Castro has more value if D'Angeln Jimenez and lim Hummel have starting jobs, as opposed to Rainer Olmedo.
2003 Early last season, the Reds gave Castro a two-year, $1.7 million contract extension. This move was designed to give the team some cost certainty as it moved into the new ballpark. The problem is that slick-fielding, banjo-hitting backup middle infielders like Castro are the very definition of cost certainty—they’re called “minor league free agents.”
2002 Castro’s value as a player is directly tied to Barry Larkin’s status as a shortstop. If the Reds stick with Larkin at short, then there’s room on the roster for a defensive replacement. If the Reds replace Larkin, Castro will need to start nagging teammate Jose Rijo about coaching opportunities in the Dominican Republic.
2001 If baseball really was all about pitching and defense, guys like Juan Castro would get more playing time and money. It's not, so Castro spends a lot of time in Motel 6s. He's an excellent defender who hits like an excellent defender.
1996  The Dodgers have a stockpile of these minor league infielders who don't hit much, don't run much and don't do much. Certainly, Chad Fonville isn't going to lose sleep wondering about these guys next spring, and Fonville's only a year removed from A-ball. Castro has been a shortstop, and was moved to second in the past year to make room for Wilton Guerrero.

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