Daniel Alejandro Castro … resides in Guaymas, Mexico in the offseason ... Was signed by Atlanta Braves scout Manuel Samaniego ... Instagram handle is @danycas33.
Spent the majority of his season with the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes posting a .307/.342/.414 slashline with 35 runs, 16 doubles, a triple and three home runs with 30 RBI... Excelled at the plate with runners in scoring position, hitting .348 with eight doubles, a triple and 27 RBI... Played in 18 Major League games with the Colorado Rockies making 47 plate appearances and hitting .174 with a home run and six RBI.
Spent the entire season with Triple-A Albuquerque where he was named a 2017 Rawlings Minor League Baseball Gold Glove Award recipient ... Batted a Minor League career-high .306 (121-for-395) with 25 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 45 RBI ... Led all Minor League shortstops with a .989 fielding percentage in 96 games … led the Pacific Coast League with 435 total chances, 298 assists and turned 63 double plays.
Split the season between Triple-A Gwinnett and Atlanta, appearing in a career-high 47 games with the Braves ... Across three stints with Atlanta, batted .200 (26-for-130) with eight runs, one double and seven RBI ... Stole his first career base April 20 vs. Los Angeles-NL ... Recorded a career-high six-game hitting streak April 19-24, batting (10-for-28) over the streak ... As a member of Triple-A Gwinnett, batted .257 (55-for-214) with 10 doubles, three home runs and 20 RBI.
Split his sixth professional campaign between Double-A, Triple-A and the Major Leagues. Appeared in a combined 145 games while batting .284 (141-for-496) with 19 extra-base hits, 51 RBI and 50 runs scored. ... Opened the season with Double-A Mississippi and batted .389 (35-for-90) with five doubles, 10 RBI, 17 runs scored and a .411 on-base percentage before being transferred to Triple-A Gwinnett on 5/8. ... Played in his first game with Gwinnett on 5/8 and appeared in 89 games over three stints with the club through the remainder of the season. Batted .268 (83-for-310) with nine doubles and 36 RBI for GWN. ... Had his contract purchased on June 17 and made his Major League debut that evening vs. BOS as a pinch-hitter singling to right field in the seventh inning. ... Made three separate appearances on the Major League roster and batted .240 (23-for-96) with five extrabase hits and 14 runs scored in 33 games. ... Poked his first career home run on 9/11 vs. NYM with a solo shot to left field on a 2-2 count. ... Made his first career start on 7/29 at BAL when he started at third base (0-for-3). ... Posted a .268 (11-for-41) batting average vs. left-handed pitchers, compared to a .218 (12-for-55) mark against right-handed pitchers. ... Logged at least one hit in 13 of his 33 games with Atlanta. Posted a multi-hit effort in six of those 13 contests. ... Collected a career-high three hits on four separate occasions (8/4, 8/6, 9/13, 10/2). ... Appeared in 25 games defensively for Atlanta, including 21 starts: 12 at second base, eight at shortstop and one at third base. ... Committed just one error in 104 total chances for a .990 fielding percentage with the Braves. ... Batted .295 (118-for-400) with 14 doubles and 46 RBI over 112 games between Gwinnett and Mississippi. ... Collected at least one hit in 21 of his 23 games (with an at-bat) with the M-Braves.
Spent time between Class A Lynchburg (70 games) and Double-A Mississippi (51 games) in his fourth season with the organization...Combined to hit .286 (123-for-430) with 25 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 54 RBI and 56 runs in 121 total contests between Lynchburg and Mississippi...Stroked 25 doubles, eighth-most among Braves minor league hitters...Placed 10th among Braves minor league hitters with 430 combined at-bats between Lynchburg and Mississippi...Opened the season with Lynchburg where he batted .292 (75-for-257) with 20 extra-base hits, including 16 doubles, and 34 RBI in 70 games before joining the Mississippi club on 6/28...Posted a .277 (48-for-173) average in 51 contests with MS, from 6/29 through the end of the season...In 121 games between the two stops, batted .332 (71-for-214) in 61 games at his home park, compared to .241 (52-for-216) in 60 road games...Posted a career-high 26 doubles, which ranked eighth among Braves farmhands...Defensively, made 113 combined starts at shortstop between Lynchburg (70) and Mississippi (43)...Did make two starts at second base with Mississippi...Committed just 12 errors in 361 total chances (between both clubs) for a .977 fielding percentage...Had his best months offensively in May (.327, 35-for-107) en route to being named the Lynchburg Player of the Month...Also, batted .326 (39-for-89) in July. Collected a career-high five hits with a 5-for-5 effort (double, home run, 2 RBI) on 7/8 at Montgomery...Played for two different teams during the Winter League season, including the Peoria Javelinas (.190, 11-for-58) of the Arizona Fall League and Yaquis de Obregon (.111, 5-for-45) of the Mexican Pacific League.
Combined to hit .305 (113-for-370) in 106 games between Saltillo (MEX) and Lynchburg (Class A), logging 16 doubles and eight home runs, driving in 45...Tallied 11 three-hit games on the season, including a 3-for-4 performance on 4/14 that included a pair of home runs, a double and four RBI.
Spent the entire season with the Saltillo of the Mexican League ... Batted .308 (34-for-117) in 60 games and led the team with three triples.
Played his second full season as a member of the DSL Braves, batting .195 (38-for-195) ... His 29 runs scored were tied for first on the club ... Batted .228 (34-for-149) with seven doubles, one triple and 18 RBI in the first half of the season.
Made 19 appearances with the DSL Braves in his first professional season.