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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Willi Castro News
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 infielder Willi Castro helped lead the team to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the team's season finale on Sunday. He went 3-for-4 with a triple, a stolen base and a run scored in the game. The 24-year-old finished the season on a four-game hitting streak, but it was a disappointing season overall for him. He broke out to the tune of a .349/.381/.550 slash line during the COVID-shortened 2020 season. This year, however, he slashed just .220/.273/.351 and spent a stretch of the year at Triple-A. It's unlikely that he'll be a major part of the team's plans for next year.
Detroit Tigers middle infielder Willi Castro had a strong offensive game in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles. He went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, three RBI and a run scored. It was just his second multi-RBI game since mid-June. Castro has had a rough year at the plate. Over 90 games, he's slashing .214/.271/.354 with seven home runs, 34 RBI and 42 runs. It's been a big disappointment after he had a breakout 2020 campaign in which he slashed .349/.381/.550 with 6 home runs, 24 RBI and 21 runs in just 36 games. Castro should remain on waivers in all fantasy leagues at this point.
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.