2023 Fantasy Outlook
Only those with skin in the game were paying close attention to the Pirates down the stretch, and those with Castro on their fantasy rosters enjoyed a sneakily productive run to finish the season. Castro hit .247/.310/.478 with 10 home runs, three steals and a 27.5 K% in 50 games after getting recalled from Triple-A on Aug. 9. The 23-year-old switch hitter was filling in for the injured Ke'Bryan Hayes (back, shoulder) at third base and manning the keystone when Hayes was healthy. His 112.5 mph max EV and 10.2 Barrel% from 2021 were superior to what he posted last season, so we may not have seen his best yet. Castro's role for 2023 is unclear, but he enters the year eligible at second base and third base in most leagues, and he played 19 games at shortstop, so he is also eligible there on some sites. With a solid spring, Castro could be the everyday second baseman to open the season, and he has the tools to hit 20-plus home runs with 7-to-10 steals if he gets everyday work. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2023.
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