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Anthony Castro (baseball)

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Anthony Castro
Detroit Tigers – No. 38
Pitcher
Born: (1995-04-13) April 13, 1995 (age 25)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 27, 2020, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2020 season)
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average18.00
Strikeouts1
Teams

Anthony Silfredo Castro (born April 13, 1995) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career

Castro signed with the Detroit Tigers as an international free agent in July 2011 and would spend all of 2012 and 2013 with the VSL Tigers. In 2014, he played for the GCL Tigers and would go on to post a 6–3 record and 4.10 ERA over thirteen games, with twelve starts. He would, however, miss all of 2015 as a result of Tommy John surgery and against spent 2016 with the GCL Tigers, finally making his full-season Tigers organization debut in 2017 with the West Michigan Whitecaps. That season he posted a 10–6 record with a 2.49 ERA as a starter, only allowing opponents to hit .226 off of him.

He impressed in 2018 with the Lakeland Flying Tigers with a 9–4 record, 2.93 ERA, and a career-high 101 strikeouts. He earned a brief two-week call-up that season to the AA Erie SeaWolves where he started three games and returned to Lakeland having posted an 8.10 ERA, but only allowing a .229 average off of him. In 2019, Castro would spend the season with Erie and start pitching out of the bullpen. After four appearances, however, he would return to a role as a starter.[1] He gained notoriety within the Tigers' organization as he held opponent to a career-low .207 average against and would earn a spot in the top-twenty Tigers prospects for the mid-season update of the MLB.com organizational listing.[2] Castro was re-signed after becoming a minor league free agent on November 7, 2019.[3]

Castro was added to the Tigers 40–man roster following the 2019 season.[4] Castro made his major league debut on July 27, 2020, but gave up a two-run homer in one inning of work.

References

  1. ^ "Anthony Castro Stats, Highlights, Bio | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  2. ^ "MLB.com 2019 Prospect Watch". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2019-08-27.
  3. ^ Woodbery, Evan (2019-11-07). "Tigers re-sign 5 minor-league free agents, including Nick Ramirez". mlive. Retrieved 2019-11-09.
  4. ^ Anthony Fenech (November 20, 2019). "Detroit Tigers protect six players from Rule 5 draft. Here are their selections". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
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