Willi Castro Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 170 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/24/1997 (24)
Willi Castro Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Willi Castro News
Detroit Tigers middle infielder Willi Castro had the biggest hit of the day in the team's 6-2 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday. Castro doubled with the bases loaded in the third inning, driving in three runs to give the team a 6-0 lead. The Tigers would eventually win the game 6-2. The double was Castro's only hit of the game as he went 1-for-2 with a walk, batting out of the No. 9 spot in the lineup. Castro has had a rough year overall, but he's shown some signs of coming around lately. He now has four extra-base hits over his past five games. He should remain on waivers in all leagues, but he's worth monitoring in deep leagues and AL-only leagues.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Willi Castro had a strong offensive game on Monday against the Cleveland Indians. Castro went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI. The home run was his third of the year. It's been a rough season so far for Castro, who needed this 2-for-4 outing to get over the Mendoza line for the year. He's now slashing .204/.264/.321 over 38 games. His struggles have cost him his everyday role. He's not someone worth rostering in any fantasy leagues at this point.
Detroit Tigers shortstop/second baseman Willi Castro recorded his first multi-hit game of the month against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Castro went 2-for-5 with two singles and two runs scored. He also stole his first base of the year in the game. It's been a sluggish start to the year for Castro, who is slashing .202/.261/.298 with two home runs, 10 RBI and 14 runs over 33 games. His struggles have forced Tigers manager A.J. Hinch to drop him to the bottom third of the lineup. He'll need to start turning things around soon in order to keep his everyday job.
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.