- From: "Bruce W. Goldstein" <metfan14@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 17:23:27 -0400
"Bruce W. Goldstein" <metfan14@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Joseph Richardson" <jmrich1spam@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> ""Chris ®"" <headbanger11421@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>How much of an opportunity has he had,
>>>though? He's never had more than 138
>>>ABs in a season before, and his career
>>>high for games started behind the plate is
>> He was supposed to be the full time catcher for the Marlins a few years
>> ago, but I thought he'd have started more games than that before losing
>> that role.
>> I don't know why he lost his Marlins job -- I know he had some problem in
>> a midwestern hotel room -- but the fact remains that his opportunities
>> have largely come as a sporadic, back-up performer.
>> According to the Arizona announcers, when coming up Castro was compared
>> with Pudge Rodriguez, but his career has been derailed by weight gain and
>> off-the-field incidents. According to the Washington announcers, when
>> coming up Castro's power led to comparisons with Carlos Delgado.
>> Still, I don't see any reason to believe that he'll continue this sort
>> of production as an everyday player over the long haul. He's proven to
>> be an excellent backup, though.
>> As Barry referenced elsewhere in this thread, Castro's AAA numbers in
>> 2000-01 are eye-popping:
>> 2000: .335/.384/.628
>> 2001: .336/.398/.628
>> Granted, it was the offense-inflated PCL, but even if you skimmed 20% off
>> that production, you'd still be looking at around .260/.320/.500.
>> Also, in terms of whether we should believe he'll continue to produce,
>> I'd point out that he's a former number-one pick; combined with his AAA
>> numbers, it's not surprising that he's performing well in the bigs, now
>> that the opportunity has finally been presented.
> According to Baseball Reference.com: Signed by the Atlanta Braves as an
> amateur free agent in 1996.
Sorry Milt, sorry Joe, I listed the wrong Ramon Castro:
Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1994
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