Jason Castro Net Worth 2021, Salary, Age, Height, Family, Parents, Wife, Contract, Baseball

Jason Castro net worth

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Introduction

Jason Castro is an American professional baseball catcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, and San Diego Padres. After playing college baseball at Stanford University, he was selected by the Astros in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft (#10 overall).

Castro made his big league debut with Houston in 2010. He was selected to the 2013 All-Star Game, serving as a reserve catcher.

Early life

NameJason Castro
Net Worth$8 million
ProfessionBaseball player
Height1.93m
Age34 years
Jason Castro net worth 2021

Jason Michael Castro was born June 18, 1987 (age 34 years) in Castro Valley, California, United States. His parents are Tom Castro and Lori Castro. Jason played high school baseball at Castro Valley High School. He played junior varsity basketball at Castro Valley High School for the legendary Coach Burns.

Castro attended Stanford University, where he played college baseball for the Stanford Cardinal. He was named the club’s most valuable player his junior year. After his sophomore season in 2007, he played collegiate summer baseball for the Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he batted .341 in 39 games, was named the starting catcher for the East Division All-Star team and helped lead the Red Sox to the league championship.

Career

Jason Castro was selected by the Astros in the first round (tenth overall) of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. Castro started in Single-A for the Tri-City ValleyCats in 2008. He was promoted to play for the Class AA Corpus Christi Hooks on June 7, 2009, after playing in Advanced-A for the Lancaster JetHawks and playing his first game for the team on June 10. He also played for the United States national team in the 2009 Baseball World Cup in Nettuno, Italy.

Castro was selected to play for the United States team in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game in St. Louis. In the game, he threw out a runner and hit a three-run home run. He was ranked 53rd on Baseball America’s list of “Top 100 Prospects” in 2009. Shortly after the Futures Game, the Astros sent Castro home early from the Arizona Fall League so that he could rest for the 2010 season.

Professional career

On June 20, 2010, the Astros promoted Jason Castro to the MLB from the Class AAA Round Rock Express. He made his MLB debut on June 22, 2010, at Minute Maid Park against the San Francisco Giants. He singled off Tim Lincecum in his first career at-bat. Castro hit his first major league home run on June 24, 2010, against Matt Cain.

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On March 2, 2011, while playing in a spring training game against the Detroit Tigers, Castro suffered a knee injury while running to first base. He underwent surgery two days later on March 4 to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament and a damaged meniscus. As a result, he missed the entire 2011 season.

On June 13, 2012, while pinch-hitting for Xavier Cedeño, Castro grounded out to Joaquin Arias to record the last out for Matt Cain’s perfect game. He played 87 games in the 2012 season, finishing the year with a .257 batting average, 6 home runs and 29 RBI.

Jason Castro was awarded the honour of being American League Player of the Week on May 20, 2013. He earned his first All-Star Game selection that season as a reserve catcher but did not appear in the game. He led the Astros with a .350 OBP. He set club catcher records with 63 runs, 18 home runs (16 of which were hit as a catcher, tying John Bateman’s club record — two were while playing as a DH), and a .485 slugging percentage. In September, he had surgery to remove a cyst from his knee and missed the rest of the season. He played 120 games that year.

After the 2013 season, Jason Castro completed the degree that he had started at Stanford. When he was drafted, he was 25 credits shy of the degree. He had returned to Stanford in the 2010 offseason to begin taking the rest of the courses, but he was delayed by rehabilitation from his 2011 injury.

Contract

Before the 2014 season, Jason Castro signed a one-year contract with the Astros worth $2.45 million. Before the 2015 season, he signed another one-year contract with the Astros, worth $4 million. In 2015, he batted .211. In 2016, he batted .210.

Minnesota Twins: On November 30, 2016, Castro signed a three-year contract worth $24.5 million with the Minnesota Twins. In his first season with the Twins, Castro hit .242 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs in 110 games.

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On May 16, 2018, it was revealed that Castro was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee, which required season-ending surgery. In 2018 he batted .143. In 2019, Castro played in only 79 games for the Twins due to sharing time with Mitch Garver, who had a breakout year. He hit .232 with 13 home runs and 30 RBIs.

Los Angeles Angels: On January 7, 2020, Castro signed a one-year, $6.85 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. On July 24, 2020, Castro made his Angels debut as an Opening Day starting catcher. With the Angels, he batted .192.

San Diego Padres: On August 30, 2020, the Angels traded Castro to the San Diego Padres for Gerardo Reyes. In 27 games split between the Angels and Padres, Castro batted .188/.293/.375 with two home runs and 9 RBI in 80 at-bats.

Return to Houston Astros

Jason Castro signed a 2-year, $7 million contract to return to Houston on January 22, 2021. In the 2021 regular season, he batted .235. On defence, he was caught stealing 13% of runners, catching 4 runners while yielding 27 stolen bases.

On October 19, in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) versus the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Castro singled home Carlos Correa in the top of the ninth inning off Nathan Eovaldi for the game-winning run. The final score was 9–2, tying the series at 2–2. On October 27, 2021, Jason and the Astros lost the first game in the world series against Atlanta Braves in a 2 -6 defeat.

Wife

Jason Castro is married to his longtime girlfriend Maris Perlman, they had their wedding in 2012. Jason met his wife Maris at Stanford, where his wife played lacrosse. The couple founded Castro’s Kids, a Houston-area literacy program.

Jason Castro net worth

How much is Jason Castro worth? Jason Castro net worth is estimated at around $8 million. His salary is around $5 million and his main source of income is from his baseball career. Castro successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest baseball players in Houston Astros.