The TinCaps' threw their first nine inning no hitter. It was the clubs second no hitter, with the first being a seven inning no hitter thrown by Simon Castro back in 2009. Not to be too overshadowed, Matt Andriese earned his fifth win of the year with another stellar performance.
Currently, and throughout at least the past year-or-so, the biggest name pitching prospects in the White Sox organization have been guys like Nestor Molina, Dylan Axelrod, Erik Johnson, and Jacob Petricka among others. And while they're all still doing well, one other name is quickly rising to their level: Simon Castro.
Castro, the 24 year-old 6'5 right hander...
When the San Diego Padres acquired Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox, they gave up a couple of pitching prospects in Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez. We’ve already discussed the trade in general, so now let’s focus more on Castro.
Right hander Simon Castro was signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic back in 2006. He was quite raw, obviously...
The San Diego Padres have a lot better prospects than the two they traded to the White Sox -- at least seven of them, to be exact, according to Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus. But Ken Williams continued accomplishing one of his most important missions by getting power right-hander Simon Castro and command lefty Pedro Hernandez for Carlos Quentin.
In 2009 the Fort Wayne TinCaps were one of the best teams in the minor leagues winning 100 games behind a prospect laden team featuring Jaff Decker, Blake Tekotte, Simon Castro, Anthony Bass and Brad Brach.