Rusney Castillo Boston Red Sox

Age: 33 (July 9, 1987) | 5' 9" | 195lbs. | Bats: Right Minors: of-106 cf-25 rf-82 dh-14
BOS AAA 2016 103 395 55 104 24 68 20 5 2 34 9 3 .263 .309 .354 6 16 .310 n/a
BOS AL 2016 9 8 4 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 0 38 .400 60/0/40 -0 0
BOS AAA 2017 87 347 52 109 11 51 22 0 15 43 14 2 .314 .350 .507 3 14 .332 n/a
BOS AL 2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
BOS AAA 2018 117 474 56 151 29 80 31 0 5 59 13 7 .319 .360 .416 6 16 .372 n/a
BOS AAA 2019 120 460 63 128 25 63 25 1 17 64 5 9 .278 .321 .448 5 13 .291 n/a
BOS AL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 0.00 n/a 0 0
Career 5yrs 99 317 45 83 16 63 12 2 7 35 7 5 .262 .301 .379 5 19 .306 n/a
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No bench? How awesome/frustrating that must be!

How many teams in the league? I'd keep Castillo.

Adam Holgate Hoagie
Jun 15 '15
I'm impressed by what Maybin's done this year so far ... but if I had to bet on the rest of the season I'd put my money on Rusney.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jun 15 '15

Looking for input. Our rosters lock early evening on Monday, just before the first pitch.

Need to make a decision this afternoon between Cameron Maybin and Rusney
Castillo. Someone has to go, because Dickerson (himself fraught with
risk, but too elite to drop) is coming off the DL.

We don't have a bench in our league (Roto: Standard 5 X 5). The released player hits the waiver wire, could be gone in an hour.

I am leaning toward retaining Maybin, although I feel Castillo could be
due for an uptick. I'm trailing in batting average and runs (4th
overall), and I'm already carrying slumps on my roster. Even empty
singles help me right now, trying to shake a four week slump in average.
Maybin also carries risk, but he seems locked in, albeit with a cooling
off yesterday. Also need steals, but buried there, 10th out of 11. Next
owner is well ahead.

Thoughts out there? Thanks......

Matt McLaughlin HarvSmithfield
Jun 15 '15

Certainly that "huh?" on the last comment jumped out at me, as well.

If there's a bias, I suspect that it has nothing to do with NCAA institutions, and everything to do with baseball increasingly becoming a game of the middle and upper classes in America, as kids from those classes who are into baseball are playing fall ball, and summer ball, and are enrolled in specialized training sessions with professional hitting and pitching instructors ... while there are very very few developmental opportunities for minority and poor kids.

What's more, if a poor kid has to select between a $150K signing bonus as a 5th rounder out of HS ... or going to college for a couple years with the chances of a $1 million signing bonus down the road ... he's likely to make a different decision than the talented middle class kid for whom an instant $150K won't make a big difference to his families finances.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 29 '15

From Peter Gammons, musing on the upcoming draft:

Understand, first round picks mean a lot. Check this list of where the players who appeared in last July’s All-star Game were selected:
First Round:  17
Second Round:  6
Third Round:  3
Fourth-Fifth:  2
Sixth-Tenth:   9
Eleventh+:  3
International Free Agent Signings: 22
That tells you two things: even if it’s Mike Trout at 25, the high picks mean something. It also tells you the importance of international scouting. The Red Sox spent over $100M on Rusney Castillo and Yoan Moncada. “Athletes like them,” said one Red Sox official, “don’t play baseball in the U.S.” Especially since the NCAA has virtually kept minority and poor kids from access to college baseball...

There are many, many more musings -- Harper has "pushed his way into the discussion with two guys named Junior Griffey and Alex Rodriguez" as to the best No. 1 pick ever -- but I find nothing more about what he's saying in the last quoted sentence.

College baseball teams shun minorities and the poor?

Alex Patton Alex
May 29 '15

A double and two homers yesterday for the Pawsox, driving in four. The homers were his first of the season (58 AB). He has six walks, has fanned seven times, and is 4-for-6 in stolen bases.

Alex Patton Alex
May 16 '15


As you see very plainly above, all three of us forgot to change the bid limits for Rusney to R1, the top of the line designation for players who are starting the season in the minors.

This is a good thing (as long as you know that it happened): the money you were planning to allocate for Rusney can now be allocated to other players. Hitters or pitchers, it doesn't matter.

If you are using our bid prices as the basis for yours -- and you know, just know, you're the only one in your league who is -- please post other alerts here as you find them.

At the end of the day, I will try to summarize in the Software thread.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 10 '15
The Red Sox have a plan. No one can figure it out (including Cherington), but they must have one.
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Apr 3 '15

Not sure about that note ... per transactions, Deivy Castillo, Ivan Castillo, Erick Castillo, Ali Castillo, and Richard Castillo have all been sent down - but not Rusney.

But yep -  Rotoworld also agrees that he's AAA bound.

I'm wondering when some of the elite foreign prospects signing in the US start looking at the logjams in LA and Boston and deciding that the highest bidder for their services isn't always the best option if they're going to end up playing in Albuquerque or Pawtucket for an extended period of time.

Consider Castillo - last year Ken Rosenthal said the "Tigers, Red Sox and Giants as the three most likely landing spots for Castillo, with the Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Mariners on the periphery".

If he signs with Detroit, they probably don't trade for Cespedes, and he's likely an opening day starter.  Giants?  They probably don't get Aoki, and again he's a starter.  Phillies?  Revere stays in center, Castillo starts.  Cubs?  Has to beat out the ever replacable Chris Coughlan.  Mariners?  They don't go get Seth Smith.

Probably the only other place in that group where Castillo wouldn't have been guaranteed a starting role would have been with the Yankees.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 31 '15

I have a note here that he was optioned to the minors over the weekend. In the ADL that means he's a reserve pick, unless someone wants to bid $10 for him. Someone will be $10 for him, and $11. Probably $12, too.

Further investigation indicates that Roster Resource expects him to be optioned in order to go to extended ST, and avoid the DL. But that hasn't happened yet.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 31 '15