Jason Michael Castro is a Major League Baseball catcher who currently plays for the Houston Astros. He played for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, and San Diego Padres in the past.
He was drafted by the Astros in the first round (#10 overall) in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft after playing college baseball at Stanford University.
In 2010, Castro debuted in the major leagues with Houston. In 2013, he was picked as a reserve catcher for the All-Star Game.
Castro grew up in Castro Valley, California, and attended Castro Valley High School, where he played baseball. Coached by the great Coach Burns, he played junior varsity basketball for Castro Valley High School.
Castro was a member of the Stanford Cardinal baseball team during his college years. During his junior year, he was awarded the team’s most valuable player.
He batted for the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League after his sophomore season in 2007.
With .341 hits in 39 games, he was nominated to the East Division All-Star team as the starting catcher, and helped the Red Sox win the league championship.
The Astros selected Castro in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft (tenth overall).
Castro made his Major League debut in 2008 with the Tri-City ValleyCats.
After spending the previous two seasons in Advanced-A with the Lancaster JetHawks, he was promoted to the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks on June 7, 2009, and made his debut on June 10.
He also competed in the 2009 Baseball World Cup in Nettuno, Italy, for the United States national team.
Is Jason Castro Back With The Astros?
Yes. Jason Castro is back with the Astros. He joined them on January 22, 2021, on a 2-year contract worth $7 million.