Willi Castro

Born: 04/24/1997 (Age: 22)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
Primary Position: SS
Seconday Position: INF
Acquisition Period: Signed as J2 International Free Agent, 7/2/2013 (CLE); Traded to DET 7/31/2018
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: 2
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 11th, 2019
Dates Seen: 3x — June 2019
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Toledo Mud Hens
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On 40-Man Roster: Yes
Physical Description
Has grown into tall, muscular, athletic frame w/ wiry muscle throughout. Good looking body.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 50 Everyday Player High
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 45 50 Improved contact strength and discipline give upside of capable big league hitter. Much better from LH side facing righties. Loose whip w/ athletic, balanced finish.
Improved contact strength and discipline give upside of capable big league hitter. Much better from LH side facing righties. Loose whip w/ athletic, balanced finish.
Game Power 40 45 Driving the ball w/ more authority in the last year, still think there’s a bit more game power to unlock as he learns two swings. See 12-15 HR upside over full season.
Driving the ball w/ more authority in the last year, still think there’s a bit more game power to unlock as he learns two swings. See 12-15 HR upside over full season.
Raw Power 45 50 Burgeoning lift w/ some BP power as a lefty. Raw power projects up as he finishes filling out and takes steps forward vs. LHPs.
Burgeoning lift w/ some BP power as a lefty. Raw power projects up as he finishes filling out and takes steps forward vs. LHPs.
Run 55 55 Avg to tick above moving H/1B, 4.18-4.22 times. Speed plays better underway, stolen base threat, adds value on the basepaths.
Avg to tick above moving H/1B, 4.18-4.22 times. Speed plays better underway, stolen base threat, adds value on the basepaths.
Field 60 60 Athleticism translates to defense, standout actions w/ graceful gait and smooth stride. Covers good ground and ranges well to backhand hole. Plus defender, projects to bring most value w/ glove.
Athleticism translates to defense, standout actions w/ graceful gait and smooth stride. Covers good ground and ranges well to backhand hole. Plus defender, projects to bring most value w/ glove.
Throw 55 55 Solid carry w/ quick transfer and release. Avg to tick above, gets rid of the ball fast, plays arm up a bit.
Solid carry w/ quick transfer and release. Avg to tick above, gets rid of the ball fast, plays arm up a bit.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Has gotten much stronger in the last year and improved significantly at the plate. Now looks like a potential everyday SS in the big leagues, with a switch-hitting contact bat and center-diamond defensive ability that give the floor of a solid role player.