Castro to Play in Futures Game

July 7, 2009

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas-- Jason Castro, a member of Stanford's 2008 College World Series team, will play in next week's Futures Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 12.

The Futures Game pits the best minor leaguers from the U.S. against the world during the Major League Baseball All Star festivities.

Castro, the 10th overall selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, has quickly risen through the Houston Astros system, playing the last month at Double-A Corpus Christi. He is hitting an even .300 over his first 19 games.

The Astros catcher began the year at Single-A Lancaster, hitting .309 with 44 RBIs over 56 games before his promotion. His first professional season landed him at Tri-City in the New York-Penn League, where he hit .275 in 39 games. He continued his season in Hawaii, where he was named an all star following the winter league schedule.

Castro hit .309 over 162 games for Stanford from 2006 to 2008, batting an impressive .391 in 16 post-season games, earning All-CWS honors in 2008.

Other former Cardinal who have been a part of the Futures Game includes: Kyle Peterson (1999), Joe Borchard (2001-02) and Ryan Garko (2005).

 

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