Willi Castro Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/24/1997 (25)
Willi Castro Season Stats
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The Minnesota Twins signed free-agent infielder Willi Castro to a minor-league deal on Friday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training. Castro can play pretty much all over the diamond, but he spent most of his time in 2022 with the Detroit Tigers in the outfield. He finished the year hitting .241/.284/.367 with a .651 OPS, eight home runs, 31 RBI, 47 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 392 plate appearances and 112 games for Detroit. The 25-year-old won't be assured a major-league roster spot out of spring training, but he should see time at the big-league level with the Twins at some point as a utility bat.
Detroit Tigers infielder/outfielder Willi Castro (hamstring) is done for the rest of the season due to a left hamstring injury. Zack Short, Daz Cameron, Josh Lester, Brendon Davis and Luis Garcia are the on-roster candidates to replace Castro for the conclusion of the 2022 regular season. Castro was forced to leave Thursday's game early against the Kansas City Royals with a strained left hamstring. The 25-year-old utility man will finish his season with a .237/.280/.353 slash line, seven home runs, 30 RBI, 46 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 390 plate appearances over 111 games for Detroit.
The Detroit Tigers recalled second baseman/outfielder Willi Castro from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. Castro will give the Tigers some extra infield insurance after shortstop Javier Baez (thumb) landed on the injured list on Saturday. The 24-year-old could see some at-bats alongside Harold Castro at the 6 in some sort of platoon situation until Baez is healthy enough to return to the starting role. Castro, a switch-hitter, hit .220/.273/.351 with nine home runs, 38 RBI, 56 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 450 plate appearances over 125 games for Detroit last year. As long as Baez is out, he'll have some appeal in AL-only leagues as middle infield depth.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Willi Castro will look to prove himself a fantasy star at shortstop this season after finishing fourth in the AL Rookie of the Year voting in 2020. Castro stepped into the starting role at short in the second half of the season, as he slashed .349/.381/.550 with a 27.1 percent strikeout rate and 5.0 percent walk rate over 36 games. But it appears he was the beneficiary of some luck at the plate as his .448 BABIP was nearly 100 points higher than his previous career-high, and his 20.7 percent HR/FB rate was the first time in his career he posted a double-digit rate. That being said though, if Castro had finished with marks closer to his .299 xBA and .498 xSLG that would still place him among the top-10 shortstops in those categories. Castro was on pace for a 30-home run performance over a full season last year, and he has shown double-digit steal potential throughout his career in the minors although he has yet to steal a base in the majors. If he can hit even 17 homers with a .290 average and have some of that double-digit steal potential show up in 2021, Castro could be a steal at his current ADP of 237.