Rodolfo Castro

Rodolfo Castro

23-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Pittsburgh Pirates
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
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#382
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Pirates in March of 2022.
Riding pine Wednesday
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 28, 2022
Castro isn't starting Wednesday against the Reds.
ANALYSIS
Castro went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts Tuesday and will head to the bench for the second time in the last three games. Kevin Newman is taking over at the keystone and batting seventh.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
17
1
10
4
7
1
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
6
7
5
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+44%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+41%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+58%
OPS vs LHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .894 117 12 8 16 0 .266 .316 .578
Since 2020vs Right .619 254 22 8 19 5 .204 .276 .343
2022vs Left .906 85 9 6 13 0 .263 .306 .600
2022vs Right .642 193 16 5 14 5 .220 .295 .347
2021vs Left .861 32 3 2 3 0 .276 .344 .517
2021vs Right .546 61 6 3 5 0 .158 .213 .333
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+40%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+52%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .593 192 17 5 12 4 .201 .271 .322
Since 2020Away .828 179 17 11 23 1 .248 .307 .521
2022Home .583 151 11 3 8 4 .201 .285 .299
2022Away .886 127 14 8 19 1 .269 .315 .571
2021Home .620 41 6 2 4 0 .200 .220 .400
2021Away .680 52 3 3 4 0 .196 .288 .391
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Rodolfo Castro compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.30
 
BB Rate
7.9%
 
K Rate
26.6%
 
BABIP
.284
 
ISO
.194
 
AVG
.233
 
OBP
.299
 
SLG
.427
 
OPS
.725
 
wOBA
.318
 
Exit Velocity
87.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
24.4%
 
Barrels/PA
4.3%
 
Expected BA
.210
 
Expected SLG
.354
 
Sprint Speed
23.7 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
48.0%
 
Line Drive %
18.6%
 
Fly Ball %
33.3%
 
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Sitting Monday
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 26, 2022
Castro isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Reds.
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Racking up hits
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 22, 2022
Castro went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored Wednesday against the Yankees.
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Three-run shot in loss
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 20, 2022
Castro went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Yankees.
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Lone bright spot in loss
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 17, 2022
Castro went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Mets.
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Drives in four
2BPittsburgh Pirates
September 15, 2022
Castro went 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base Wednesday against the Reds.
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