His father, Alex, played linebacker at Rice University...Played summer ball for the Austin Wings, winning national championships in his sophomore and junior seasons...Threw a no-hitter in District 4A playoff series vs. Crockett, striking out eight and walking just two in 2012...Ranked No. 66 overall in Texas and No. 11 LHP in state by Perfect Game. Named District MVP and Team MVP in 2013. Earned 2013 All-Central Texas first team honor. Named to Central Texas All-Star Team in 2013...Four-year letterwinner for coach Roy Kinnan at Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) High School. Top 500 recruit by Perfect Game and 48th-best LHP nationally...Holds 25th-lowest earned run average all-time at Baylor (3.48). Set career highs in innings pitched (77.1), complete games (1) and strikeouts (45). Tied for first on team in strikeouts (45) and wins (4).
Daniel Alexander Castano split 2019 between Advanced-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville. Made 12 appearances for Jupiter, going 0-2 with a 3.82 ERA in 33.0 innings, striking out 31. Earned a promotion to Jacksonville on May 27 and went 7-2 with a 3.35 ERA in 18 games (11 Starts), striking out 73 in 86.0 innings.
Named an MILB.com Organizational All-Star in 2018...Pitched at three levels finishing the season in Advanced-A Jupiter. In all, he finished with a 9-12 record with a 3.93 ERA...Made 14 starts for Jupiter, going 5-8 with a 4.74 ERA in 76.0 innings...Made eight starts for Single-A Greensboro going 4-3 with a 2.70 ERA in 50.0 innings, striking out 52.
Went 9-3 with a 2.57 ERA for Short Season - A State College in 2017 in 14 starts, striking out 81 in 91.0 innings.
Drafted in 2016 after his sophomore season at Baylor where he made 13 starts in 16 total appearances on mound. Earned Honorable mention All-Big 12.