What Nationality Is Jason Castro?

In the 2009 Futures Game, Castro acted as a backup catcher for Tyler Flowers. In the fifth inning, with Scott Sizemore and Daryl Jones on, he went yard against Luis Pérez for the crucial single for the USA in their 7-5 loss.

Later, he attacked Juan Carlos Sulbaran with a plane. Defensively, he let Luis Durango get a one steal, but he threw him out afterward.

Jason Castro
Jason Castro

Jason was one of the weakest players for the United States at the 2009 Baseball World Cup, going 3 for 23 (all singles) with 5 walks.

A defensive error on a Lino Connell bunt contributed to the United States’ lone loss against Venezuela in the tournament’s first game, 9-7.

Lucas May was the starting catcher by the time of the Gold Medal game, therefore he was sent to the bench.

It’s hard to believe that he was only second to Starlin Castro in that year’s Arizona Fall League, slashing a paltry .143 in 42 plate appearances for the Peoria Saguaros.

When Houston’s 2010 spring training camp began, Jason was once again the team’s youngest player. When he was called up in June, he was playing for the AAA Round Rock Express, where he slugged .265/.365/.355.

Against the San Francisco Giants, Jason made his major league debut on June 22nd, going 1-for-4 with a single off Tim Lincecum.

He was made the team’s primary catcher right away. Jason slugged .205/.286/.287 with two home homers in 67 games. The next year, he had surgery on his right knee during spring training and missed the whole 2011 season.

What Nationality Is Jason Castro?

Jason Castro is American. He was born in Castro Valley, CA.