All good things must come to an end, and that might just be the case for Astros catcher Jason Castro. Castro stated in an interview earlier this week that he is considering retirement after the 2022 season. Should this be the end of the line for Castro, here’s a look back at his amazing career.
Castro the Astro
Jason Castro was drafted by the Astros in 2008 but didn’t receive a call-up to the Majors until 2010. Castro was drafted into a rebuilding franchise with Houston, which didn’t make the playoffs until 2015. Castro’s first two seasons in the big leagues weren’t anything special as he struggled offensively, but it wasn’t until 2013 when Castro first started to get going. Castro slashed 18 home runs with a .276 batting average, a big increase from his two homerun, .205 batting average from his rookie season.
Jason Castro would play for Houston from 2010-to 2015 until he would later sign with the Minnesota Twins in 2016 and play there for three years. Castro hit a total of 24 home runs with the Twins and boasted a combined batting average of .229 during his time in the Twin Cities.
Castro would then sign with the Angels in 2019 and would be later traded to the San Diego Padres where he would play in 2020.
Jason Castro would later rejoin the Astros on a two-year deal in 2021.
Unfortunately, Jason Castro’s stats aren’t good enough to earn him a spot in the Hall of Fame, but Castro’s never been a superstar on offense, only being elected to the All-Star game once in his career. Castro did, however, deliver some of the most clutch hits for the Astros late in games this past season.
Although his playing career may be coming to an end, Castro may have a future in coaching, as the Stanford alum can pass down his knowledge of the game to the younger players in today’s game.
If there ever was a time to win a World Series, it’s now for Houston to ensure that Castro finally gets his ring.
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