Harold Castro
27-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Castro put 38 balls in play in 54 PA for the Tigers in 2020 and managed a single barrel by Statcast's definition. Regardless, Castro hit .347. He reached that mark on the strength of a 20.4 K%, and it was buoyed by a .447 BABIP. The fact that the Tigers have not given Castro a long look tells us all we really need to know; they view him as a utility piece and have not felt the need to give him more at-bats even while in full-blown evaluation mode. Castro spent some time on the injured list last season with a hamstring issue and is now 27 years old with a .318 OBP and .387 SLG in 125 games in the major leagues. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Tigers in October of 2018.
Competing for bench role
OFDetroit Tigers
February 22, 2021
Castro will compete with the likes of Akil Baddoo and potentially Isaac Paredes for a roster spot out of spring training, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Castro's role depends on how new manager A.J. Hinch decides to construct the roster. If Baddoo makes the team as a fifth outfielder, Castro could get squeezed. Paredes is also an option to play third base if Jeimer Candelario shifts over to first, which would further cloud the picture for Castro. The 27-year-old did impress with a .347/.407/.429 line in 22 games last season, so that should help his cause, and he has the versatility to play multiple positions in the infield and outfield.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+61%
OPS vs RHP
2020
Even Split
2019
 
 
+67%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .467 72 5 0 5 0 .217 .250 .217
Since 2018vs Right .753 361 33 5 36 5 .314 .331 .422
2020vs Left .833 4 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333
2020vs Right .835 50 5 0 3 0 .348 .400 .435
2019vs Left .447 68 4 0 5 0 .212 .235 .212
2019vs Right .745 301 26 5 33 4 .309 .321 .424
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right .600 10 2 0 0 1 .300 .300 .300
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+129%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+18%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .677 225 19 2 13 1 .282 .316 .362
Since 2018Away .726 194 17 3 27 4 .306 .313 .414
2020Home .967 30 3 0 2 0 .385 .467 .500
2020Away .422 10 1 0 0 0 .111 .200 .222
2019Home .635 195 16 2 11 1 .267 .292 .342
2019Away .751 174 14 3 27 3 .317 .320 .431
2018Home .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2018Away .600 10 2 0 0 1 .300 .300 .300
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Stat Review
How does Harold 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.
BB/K
0.45
 
BB Rate
9.3%
 
K Rate
20.4%
 
BABIP
.447
 
ISO
.082
 
AVG
.347
 
OBP
.407
 
SLG
.429
 
OPS
.836
 
wOBA
.372
 
Exit Velocity
80.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
21.0%
 
Barrels/PA
1.9%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Castro received his first extended look in the big leagues last season and placed second on Detroit with a .291 average in 354 at-bats. That number should be taken with a grain of salt, however, as his paltry 79 wRC+ and .283 xwOBA form a more accurate view of his ability at the plate. Castro registered an absurd .367 BABIP that is almost certainly unsustainable given his 39.6% hard-hit rate and 86.3 mph average exit velocity. In addition, he was among the worst players in the league at drawing a walk as his 2.4 BB% ranked dead last among hitters with 200 or more plate appearances. For a player with almost no power, Castro also strikes out too often, logging a 23.3 K% last season. Castro played seven different defensive positions in 2019, giving him added real-life value, but his lack of any above-average offensive skill should keep him firmly entrenched on the waiver wire in fantasy leagues next season.
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Out of Sunday's lineup
OFDetroit Tigers
Back
September 27, 2020
Castro (back) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Exits with back tightness
OFDetroit Tigers
Back
September 26, 2020
Castro was removed from Saturday's game against the Royals with lower-back tightness.
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Two hits in win
OFDetroit Tigers
September 19, 2020
Castro went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in a 5-2 win over the Indians on Saturday.
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Starting Saturday
OFDetroit Tigers
September 19, 2020
Castro is starting at third base and batting fifth in Saturday's game against Cleveland.
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Will return Friday
OFDetroit Tigers
September 17, 2020
Castro (hamstring) will be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Friday's game against the Indians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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