Despite being one of the youngest players in each lower league, Castro continues to amaze. At High-A Lynchburg, he hit .290/.337/.424 with 24 doubles, 11 home runs, and three triples.
While Castro’s status as a youthful, athletic shortstop from Puerto Rico inevitably draws parallels to Francisco Lindor, he draws inspiration from a different player.
Jose Reyes was his favorite player growing up, he said in a 2015 interview with Indians Baseball Insider. “I’m attempting to imitate him.” “At the plate, he’s aggressive, and he gets out and runs a lot,” he said.
How Old Is Willi Castro?
Willi Castro was born on April 24, 1997. He is 24 years old.
Willi Rafael Castro Capellan is a professional baseball shortstop from Puerto Rico who plays for the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball.
In July 2013, Castro became an international free agent and signed with the Cleveland Indians.
In 2014, he made his professional debut with the Arizona League Indians, where he batted .239 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 43 games.
In 2015, he batted .264 with one home run, 25 RBIs, and twenty stolen bases for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and in 2016, he batted .258 with seven home runs and 49 RBIs for the Lake County Captains and Lynchburg Hillcats, respectively.
Castro batted .290 for Lynchburg in 2017, with a career-high 11 home runs, 58 RBIs, 19 stolen bases, and a.761 on-base percentage. After the season, the Indians added him to their 40-man roster.
Castro was listed as Cleveland’s fifth-best prospect by MLB.com heading into the 2018 season. With the Akron RubberDucks, he began the 2018 season.