During his best season, 2013, Jason Castro became the first Houston Astros player to be named to an All-Star game in the American League.
In high school, Castro had a slash line of .400/.486/.611. A fifth-round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the amateur draft, he made his major league debut in 2006.
Instead, he enrolled at Stanford University, where his freshman year numbers were .283/.363/.396 and his fielding percentage was.993, largely at first base.
After playing for the Anchorage Bucs in the All-Alaska Baseball League, he suffered a .167/.287/.225 slump as a college sophomore in 2007.
In 2007, while playing for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod Baseball League, he greatly elevated his profile.
In 39 games, he played first base, outfield, and catcher, batting .343/.434/.488 with 22 walks and 31 runs batted in.
A second-team All-League selection due to his league-leading totals in both total runs and average (behind only Conor Gillaspie). Castro pounded the pitching staff as a junior, batting .379/.431/.617 with 64 runs batted in and 69 RBI.
With 105 hits, he ranked seventh in the Pac-10 on average. A member of the 2008 College World Series All-Tournament Team at catcher, he was one of three backstops selected in the conference (Petey Paramore was the other).
How Much Does Jason Castro Make?
Jordan Castro has a yearly salary of $3,500,000 on average. Castro will be paid a base salary of $3,750,000 in 2022.