Locastro was sent to the New York Yankees for minor league pitcher Drew Finley and cash the day after getting designated. On January 16, 2019, the Yankees dealt minor league pitcher Ronald Roman and money to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Locastro.
In 2019, Locastro led the big leagues in stolen base percentage while batting .250/.357/.340 and stole 17 bases without being caught, tying his major league lifetime record of 22 steals without being caught.
With a sprint pace of 30.8 feet per second, he was the major league player with the fastest time. He had a .243 BABIP on ground balls for the entire season.
With fewer than 300 plate appearances, he also broke the MLB record for most pitchers hit by a batter (22, or 8.8 percent), which increased his on base percentage (.357).
He had a batting line of .290/.395/.464 in 69 at-bats in 2020, scoring 15 runs, hitting two home runs, driving in seven runs, stealing four bases in four attempts, and being hit by pitches four times.
In his career, he had not yet been caught stealing. With a sprint pace of 30.7 feet per second, he was the major league player with the fastest time.
Tim Raines’ previous record for the most stolen bases to begin a career without being caught (28) was broken by him on April 10, 2021.
On April 17, Locastro was thrown out by Yan Gomes of the Washington Nationals after being caught stealing for the first time in his career.
He also jammed his finger during the play, was put on the 10-day injured list following the game, and was later reactivated on May 3. Locastro had a .178/.271/.220 batting line in 55 games with Arizona in 2021, adding one home run and five RBIs.
What Happened To Tim Locastro?
Earlier in the morning, the organization had disclosed that Locastro had been added to the 10-day injured list due to a left latissimus dorsi strain