American professional baseball catcher Jason Michael Castro was born on June 18, 1987. He plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He had previously played for the Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, and Minnesota Twins.
He attended Stanford University for his undergraduate studies in baseball, and the Astros selected him in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft (#10 overall).
With Houston, Castro debuted in the major leagues in 2010. He was chosen to play as a reserve catcher in the 2013 All-Star Game. Castro played college baseball for the Stanford Cardinal as a student at Stanford University.
In his junior year, he was recognized as the team’s most valuable player. He played collegiate summer baseball for the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League after his sophomore year in 2007, where he batted .341 in 39 contests was selected as the East Division All-Star team’s starting catcher and helped the Red Sox win the league championship.
Castro was promoted by the Astros from the Class AAA Round Rock Express to the MLB on June 20, 2010. On June 22, 2010, he faced the San Francisco Giants at Minute Maid Park in his Major League Baseball debut.
Castro agreed to return to Houston on January 22, 2021, by signing a two-year, $7 million contract.
How Old Is Jason Castro?
Castro was born on June 18, 1987, and he is currently 34 years old.