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Looking back at my preseason rankings, I had Jason Castro 12th among fantasy baseball catchers this season. I was a believer in the high-teens HR power and although he struck out too much, his popup rate was minimal. A few months has changed a lot since Castro is now being ranked anywhere from 15th to 20th on fantasy catcher lists. Once relevant as a starting catcher in standard leagues, Castro is clinging onto two-catcher league value. What went wrong?
Well, Castro got worse at the things he was already bad at. Closing in on 27 years of age, maybe it was a stretch to expect him to get significantly better, but so far, everything has gotten worse.
The whiffs and K’s were bad last season, and weren’t great the year before, but now they are just beaming red with danger.
Unsurprisingly, the contact has dropped pretty much across the board.