Harold Arnaldo Castro is a Major League Baseball utility player for the Detroit Tigers. In 2018, he debuted in Major League Baseball.
The Tigers signed Harold Castro as a 16-year-old in 2010. Castro played for the Tigers’ Venezuelan summer league squad in 2011 and 2012, then for a half-season with the Gulf Coast Rookie League team in 2013.
In 2013, he hit .245, split between the single-A West Michigan Whitecaps and the single-A advanced Lakeland Flying Tigers. The following season, while playing for the same two teams, he improved to a .286 average.
Castro spent the entire 2015 and 2016 regular seasons with the Double-A Erie SeaWolves, as well as all but eight games in 2017.
Castro had his greatest season with Erie in 2017. He had a .290 batting average, a .325 on-base percentage, one home run, 30 RBI, and 20 stolen bases in his career
After spending the previous eight years in their minor league system, the Tigers purchased Castro’s minor league contract and brought him to the roster on September 21, 2018.
Castro had to return to Detroit from Venezuela because the Mud Hens season had already concluded.
On September 23, he made his main league debut as a pinch runner in a game against the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning.
On September 25, he made his major league debut against the Minnesota Twins, recording his first major league hit, a single in the top of the eighth inning. In his brief 2018 stay with the Tigers, he went 3-for-10 (.300).
How Much Does Harold Castro Make?
Harold Castro makes an annual average salary of $1,275,000.