According to FanGraphs, Castro is the team’s 21st-best prospect. Castro’s power and positional flexibility are the two most valuable assets he brings to the table.
Castro has a projected value of 50 based on his raw power, and he can play third base, shortstop, second base, and the corner outfield positions, according to FanGraphs.
Castro debuted in the Major League Baseball in April with the Pittsburgh Pirates, although he went 0-for-3 in his brief appearance. Castro rejoined the Pirates earlier this month after returning to Double-A Altoona.
Castro was promoted to the active roster on Tuesday after Adam Frazier was sold to the San Diego Padres on Sunday night.
Since Frazier’s trade, Castro has started both games at second base, and it looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates will give him every chance to prove he belongs in the team’s future down the stretch.
Castro has shown why he was a highly ranked prospect and one the Pirates protected from the Rule 5 Draft this past offseason so far in his MLB career. In fact, Castro’s MLB career has gotten off to a historically outstanding start.
Castro has 5 hits in his first 23 MLB plate appearances. These five hits have all been home homers. Castro hit two home runs in a 7-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.
With this start to his MLB career, Castro became the first batter in MLB history to hit five home runs in his first five at-bats. Castro has always been known for his power, with a .227 ISO and .527 slugging percentage at Double-A this season and a .274 ISO and .563 slugging % in Low-A this year.
Through his first 23 PAs, Castro has a .238/.304/.952 slash line to go along with a 217 wRC+.
How Tall Is Rodolfo Castro?
Rodolfo Castro stands at a height of 1.83 m.