Luis Castillo Isn’t This Bad, Right?

Posted: 28th September 2009 by Josh Levitt in MLB
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This little nugget in the most recent Heyman column caught my eye: "Luis Castillo ($6.25 million) can hit for average and reach base, but this is a $1 million player, at best." Just for the record Jon, fangraphs states that Castillo was worth $7.7 million this season, which in essence would make him unpaid....but I digress....

Look, I hate Castillo's defense as much as the next guy and, yes, we all know that Luis Castillo cannot hit for power. These limitations are painfully obvious. And again, we all know that Luis Castillo's performance was embarrassing last the point where he was benched for Ramon Martinez! But saying that Castillo is only a $1 million player is wrong.

The reality is that Luis Castillo can STILL bring a lot to the table and be a productive force ...

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