Latest Update Jason Castro homers and triples in win over Red Sox Sun Jul, 13, 03:32 AM
Brings a big frame and excellent athleticism to the catching position. Shows good instincts as a hitter, complete with power and the ability to draw walks.
Flaws: : Needs to show he can become a consistent all-round performer behind the dish, which he has the potential to become. Injuries are a concern with him.
Too bad fantasy owners can't combine Castro and Chris Carter into one player. That would make it more feasible to put up with either one of their below .240's batting average. At this point, if you had to chose, it appears that Carter is the one to roll the dice with as at least he has a team-high tying 19 home runs to go with 40 RBI and a .204 average compared to Castro's slightly better .231 average and 39 RBI, but only eight home runs.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Castro has missed the last three games and four of the last six with this arm injury. But with no need for a DL stint, the Astros were happy to be patient at this point in the season. He's back in the lineup Friday and batting second. You should feel safe using him if you need.Analyst: Howard Bender
Castro says that he's feeling better and could be used off the bench Wednesday, if necessary. He claims that he should be ready for the weekend series against the Red Sox, so consider him day-to-day and check back with Friday lineups. Carlos Corporan will handle the work behind the dish Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
Hopefully this is just something minor that goes away in a few days. After busting out last season, Castro has seen regression across the board in 2014. Assuming that Castro has no major issues going on, he should still be viewed as a second catcher in two-catcher leagues. While the average may not improve much, he still has decent power which is more than many backstops can provide you.Analyst: David Kerr