Jose Castillo - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Injuries & Player Updates

Jose Castillo

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Jose Castillo

Postby houstonoilers » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:22 am

I grabbed this guy because I heard that he has huge upside even though he tore his MCL last year. He looks good in ST so far. I am just wondering what people think of him and possible projections?
houstonoilers
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 352
Joined: 9 Sep 2005
Home Cafe: Football

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:58 am

He's only 25 but he could emerge into a 2B with decent power numbers. I'd like to see him bat 2nd (because Wilson is a horrible batter). But he plays in Pit, I'm thinking maybe 60R 15 hr 70rbi .280avg 8-10 SB are his max this year. Could be a sleeper at a weak position I guess.
Havok1517
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe Writer
Posts: 8506
(Past Year: 120)
Joined: 8 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Mercer Boy » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:50 am

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... p?t=172016

Yes, he does have huge upside. I really feel he has good power and could develop into a Felipe Lopez type player in a worse hitting ballpark. Being in the 2 hole would help that, but I don't know if that'll happen this year.
Image
The One, The Only, The Incomparable Mercer Boy.
MySpace blog (updated 6/21 - Pirates walkout.)
Mercer Boy
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Eagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3455
Joined: 22 Oct 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: New Castle, PA

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:57 am

Wow, that is right on. I was thinking who he COULD (not necessarily WILL) compare to, and Felipe Lopez in a worse park seems like the perfect comparison. I think his absolute ceiling will be 20HR, 15SB, but I wouldn't necessarily expect it. Seeing as he's usually around in the last round of a draft, I think that makes him a nice low risk/high reward guy at a weak position.
Inukchuk
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 4014
Joined: 24 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Coming down on this hospital like the hammer of Thor

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:33 am

I have picked Castillo up in a few of my leagues hoping that he hits in the 2 hole in front of Bay. I think he could become a solid 15 homer, 15 steals player if he can stay healthy in that #2 hole this year.
Image
raiders_umpire
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 27781
Joined: 14 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: You will be missed, Robert Smeraldo.

Postby Tommy John » Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:46 am

His stolen base numbers from the minors is decent, does anyone have any thoughts on whether he will translate these into major league numbers to be a 15-20 SB threat or can we expect around 10 as an average??
Tommy John
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 620
Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Mid-Missouri

Postby Mercer Boy » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:02 pm

Tommy John wrote:His stolen base numbers from the minors is decent, does anyone have any thoughts on whether he will translate these into major league numbers to be a 15-20 SB threat or can we expect around 10 as an average??


I'm sure it will all depend on where he's hitting in the order and how much the coaches want to run him...I don't see why he can't steal 15-20 bases if he gets on base enough times.

At this point, I have no idea who is going to hit 2nd...I've heard that Tracy really wants to get Casey/Bay/Burnitz/Randa together in the order. So, if Bay bats 3rd which is probably his best spot, then Casey will be the second hitter. I'm sort of dreading that due to all the double plays Casey can ground into, but I don't know anything for sure yet. They could put Casey 3rd and Bay 4th, and I don't think it'd be a problem, but that would mean less AB's for Bay.

That puts Jose down in the 7 hole most likely. I don't think a lot of 7th hitters put up big steal numbers. :-/ I am guessing this is the spot where he will start the year.
Image
The One, The Only, The Incomparable Mercer Boy.
MySpace blog (updated 6/21 - Pirates walkout.)
Mercer Boy
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Eagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 3455
Joined: 22 Oct 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: New Castle, PA

Postby stumpak » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:00 pm

Hitting #7 will hurt his run production in addition to SBs.

I would not say that he has a "huge" upside, but he has the potential to be decent fantasy player in the sense that he will be a good option if your starting 2B gets hurt.
stumpak
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2729
Joined: 9 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington, DC


Return to Injuries & Player Updates

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Saturday, Aug. 2
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

NY Yankees at Boston
(4:05 pm)
Kansas City at Oakland
(4:05 pm)
Seattle at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Texas at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
Philadelphia at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Colorado at Detroit
(7:08 pm)
LA Angels at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
San Francisco at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
Cincinnati at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Toronto at Houston
(7:10 pm)
Minnesota at Chi White Sox
(7:10 pm)
Milwaukee at St. Louis
(7:15 pm)
Pittsburgh at Arizona
(8:10 pm)
Atlanta at San Diego
(8:40 pm)
Chi Cubs at LA Dodgers
(9:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact