Jason Castro

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Houston Astros Catcher Age: 34-174d Exp: 11.104 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Right
Drafted: Round 43 (#1303 overall), 2008 College: Stanford Agent(s): (ISE Baseball)

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  • Current Contract

    Jason Castro signed a 2 year / $7,000,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $7,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,500,000. In 2022, Castro will earn a base salary of $3,250,000, while carrying a total salary of $4,250,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $7,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $3,500,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 34 $2,500,000 $1,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000($4,500,000)
    2022 Contract details by year 35 $3,250,000 $1,000,000 $3,500,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $3,250,000($7,750,000)
    2023 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2022 salary escalates $250,000 for each 10 starts as a catcher (+$750,000)
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,850,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,850,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2020-2020Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,235,219
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,235,219
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2017-2019

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $24,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,166,667
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,450,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,450,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $496,600
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $496,600
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $486,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $486,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $421,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $421,500
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $400,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,070,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,070,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2008 Player Cash Earnings - $2,070,000 - $2,070,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $421,500 - - $421,500
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $486,000 - - $486,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $496,600 - - $496,600
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,450,000 - - $2,450,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $8,500,000 - - $8,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,098,114 - - $1,098,114
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,235,219 - - $2,235,219
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $2,000,000 - $4,500,000
    Est. Earnings
    (12 seasons)
    $43,587,433 $4,070,000 - $47,657,433
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $3,250,000 - - $3,250,000
    $46,837,433 $4,070,000 - $50,907,433
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $15,754,100 $4,070,000 - $19,824,100
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $24,500,000 - - $24,500,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,098,114 - - $1,098,114
    seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,235,219 - - $2,235,219
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Jan 21 2021Signed a 2 year $7 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Aug 30 2020Traded to San Diego (SD) from Los Angeles (LAA) for Gerardo Reyes
    Jan 2 2020Signed a 1 year $6.85 million contract with Los Angeles (LAA)
    Nov 22 2016Signed a 3 year $24.5 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Feb 9 2016Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jan 16 2015Signed a 1 year $4 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jan 17 2014Signed a 1 year $2.45 million contract with Houston (HOU)
    Mar 1 2013Signed a 1 year $496,600 contract with Houston (HOU)
    Feb 18 2012Signed a 1 year $486k contract with Houston (HOU)
    Feb 6 2011Signed a 1 year $421,500 contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jul 12 2008Signed a contract with Houston (HOU)
    Jun 5 2008Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 43 (#1303 overall)

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2021 HOU 66 38 149 22 35 7 0 8 21 25 0 54 .235 .356 .443 .799 1.02
    2020 SD 27 25 80 8 15 9 0 2 9 12 0 33 .188 .293 .375 .668 -0.07
    2019 MIN 80 72 237 39 55 9 0 13 30 33 0 88 .232 .332 .435 .767 0.67
    2018 MIN 19 19 63 4 9 3 0 1 3 9 0 26 .143 .257 .238 .495 -0.04
    2017 MIN 110 104 356 49 86 22 0 10 47 45 0 108 .242 .333 .388 .721 2.52
    2016 HOU 113 102 329 41 69 16 3 11 32 45 2 123 .210 .307 .377 .684 1.07
    2015 HOU 104 102 337 38 71 20 0 11 31 33 0 115 .211 .283 .368 .651 1.41
    2014 HOU 126 121 465 43 103 21 2 14 56 34 1 151 .222 .286 .366 .652 1.35
    2013 HOU 120 113 435 63 119 34 1 18 56 50 2 130 .274 .348 .480 .828 4.13
    2012 HOU 87 73 257 29 66 15 2 6 29 31 0 61 .257 .334 .401 .735 1.23
    2010 HOU 67 57 195 26 41 8 1 2 8 22 0 41 .210 .290 .292 .582 -0.27
    Totals 919 826 2,903 362 669 164 9 96 322 339 5 930 0.231 0.315 0.392 0.707 13.02