Jason Castro is an American professional baseball catcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, and San Diego Padres.
Castro was born and raised in Castro Valley, California, and attended Castro Valley High School, where he was a varsity baseball player. He was a member of Castro Valley High School’s junior varsity basketball team under famed coach Burns.
Castro was a member of the Stanford Cardinal baseball team as a student at Stanford University. In his junior year, he was awarded the team’s most valuable player.
Summer 2007 saw him bat for the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League after his sophomore year. All-Star catcher for the East Division All-Star team and helped the Red Sox win league championships with 341 hits in 39 games.
Tenth overall in the 2008 MLB draft, Castro was drafted by the Houston Astros. For the Tri-City ValleyCats, Castro debuted in Single-A in 2008. The Lancaster JetHawks elevated him to the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks on June 7, 2009, and on June 10 he made his debut for the squad.
In addition, he represented the United States at the Baseball World Cup in Nettuno, Italy, in 2009.
Jason Castro Parents: Meet Tom Castro and Lori Castro
Professional baseball catcher Jason Castro was born to his parents Tom Castro (father) and Lori Castro (mother). Sadly, there is not much known about his parents.