Luis Castro

Position: 1B
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lancaster JetHawks
League: California League
Born: 09/19/1995 (Age: 28)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 187
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: Signed as international free agent 3/3/2013 (COL)

Prospect Spotlight

The 23-year-old Castro came out of nowhere in the first half of 2019 for Lancaster, pacing the California League with a cartoonish .313/.440/.607 slash line. He was named to the circuit’s mid-season all-star game (and the home run derby), but is likely more a mirage from Lancaster’s inflated offensive environment than a true prospect. He’s old for the level and has spent the last six seasons at or below A-Ball. A big-bodied 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Castro is very strong but limited to 1B defensively. This is likely an organizational player in the midst of a career season; in the best case, maybe Castro is starting to mash his way into an upper-level/4A depth role.