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Full Name: Vinicio (Soria) Castilla Primary Position: 3B
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/175 First Game: September 1, 1991
Birthdate: July 4, 1967 MLB Experience: 16 years
Birthplace: Oaxaca, Oaxaca (Mexico)
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Vinny Castilla (Vinicio (Soria) Castilla) was born on July 4, 1967 in Oaxaca, Oaxaca (Mexico). He made his Major League debut on September 1, 1991 for the Atlanta Braves. In 1993, his rookie year, he hit .255 with 9 home runs and 30 RBI. Castilla played for the Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres over the course of his 16 year career.

Most people believe that Vinny Castilla's best season was 1998, when he slugged 46 home runs, hit for a .319 average and knocked in 144 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1991 ATL N 12 5 1 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
1992 ATL N 9 16 1 4 0 1 .250 .333 .313 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 1 0
1993 COL N 105 337 36 86 9 30 .255 .283 .404 9 7 13 45 2 0 2 4 10
1994 COL N 52 130 16 43 3 18 .331 .357 .500 11 1 7 23 0 1 2 1 3
1995 COL N 139 527 82 163 32 90 .309 .347 .564 34 2 30 87 4 4 2 2 15
1996 COL N 160 629 97 191 40 113 .304 .343 .548 34 0 35 88 5 0 7 7 20
1997 COL N 159 612 94 186 40 113 .304 .356 .547 25 2 44 108 8 0 2 9 17
1998 COL N 162 645 108 206 46 144 .319 .362 .589 28 4 40 89 6 0 5 7 24
1999 COL N 158 615 83 169 33 102 .275 .331 .478 24 1 53 75 1 0 2 7 15
2000 TB A 85 331 22 73 6 42 .221 .254 .308 9 1 14 41 3 0 1 3 9
2001 TB A 24 93 7 20 2 9 .215 .247 .344 6 0 3 22 1 0 0 0 3
2001 HOU N 122 445 62 120 23 82 .270 .320 .492 28 1 32 86 3 0 1 3 19
2001 Total 146 538 69 140 25 91 .260 .308 .467 34 1 35 108 4 0 1 3 22
2002 ATL N 143 543 56 126 12 61 .232 .268 .348 23 2 22 69 7 0 4 4 22
2003 ATL N 147 542 65 150 22 76 .277 .310 .461 28 3 26 86 3 1 1 3 22
2004 COL N 148 583 93 158 35 131 .271 .332 .535 43 3 51 113 6 0 0 6 22
2005 WAS N 142 494 53 125 12 66 .253 .319 .403 36 1 43 82 7 1 4 7 16
2006 SD N 72 254 24 59 4 23 .232 .260 .319 10 0 9 46 2 0 0 0 5
2006 COL N 15 21 2 4 1 4 .190 .227 .333 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 2
2006 TOT N 87 275 26 63 5 27 .229 .258 .320 10 0 9 49 3 0 0 0 7
Total NL 1745 6398 873 1791 312 1054 .280 .325 .487 334 27 406 1006 56 8 32 61 212
Total AL 109 424 29 93 8 51 .219 .253 .316 15 1 17 63 4 0 1 3 12
Total 1854 6822 902 1884 320 1105 .276 .321 .476 349 28 423 1069 60 8 33 64 224

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1991 ATL N SS 12 1 26.2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1992 ATL N 3B 4 3 30 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1992 ATL N SS 4 0 11.2 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1993 COL N SS 104 92 809 141 282 11 67 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1994 COL N SS 18 13 113.2 24 37 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1994 COL N 1B 2 2 13 12 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1994 COL N 2B 14 12 92.2 28 28 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1994 COL N 3B 9 6 65 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1995 COL N 3B 137 133 1176.2 84 256 15 21 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1995 COL N SS 5 4 32.2 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1996 COL N 3B 160 157 1374 97 389 20 43 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1997 COL N 3B 157 155 1372 112 323 21 41 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1998 COL N SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1998 COL N 3B 162 162 1422.2 110 316 13 39 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1999 COL N 3B 157 155 1351.1 96 298 19 32 0 0 0 0 0 .954
2000 TB A 3B 83 83 720 50 185 8 20 0 0 0 0 0 .967
2001 TB A 3B 24 24 206.1 26 45 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .934
2001 HOU N 3B 121 119 1056.2 82 230 12 18 0 0 0 0 0 .963
2001 HOU N SS 3 0 3.2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 Total 3B 145 143 1263 108 275 17 23 0 0 0 0 0 .957
2002 ATL N 3B 139 138 1222 75 256 6 23 0 0 0 0 0 .982
2003 ATL N 3B 147 144 1266.1 98 307 19 28 0 0 0 0 0 .955
2004 COL N 3B 148 147 1286.2 124 316 6 30 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2005 WAS N 3B 138 135 1171.1 142 209 11 23 0 0 0 0 0 .970
2006 SD N 3B 69 65 575 54 112 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 .971
2006 COL N 1B 7 1 21 19 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 COL N 3B 1 1 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 TOT N 3B 70 66 584 55 115 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 .971
Total 2B 14 12 92.2 28 28 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 .982
Total 3B 1656 1627 14305 1156 3261 161 331 0 0 0 0 0 .965
Total 1B 9 3 34 31 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 147 110 997.1 174 341 12 80 0 0 0 0 0 .977

Transactions

  • Sold by Saltillo (Mexican) to Atlanta Braves (March 19, 1990).
  • Selected by Colorado Rockies from Atlanta Braves (40th pick overall) in the expansion draft (November 17, 1992).
  • Traded by Colorado Rockies to Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for Rolando Arrojo and Aaron Ledesma (December 13, 1999).
  • Released by Tampa Bay Devil Rays (May 10, 2001).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (May 15, 2001).
  • Granted free agency (November 6, 2001).
  • Signed by Atlanta Braves (December 11, 2001).
  • Granted free agency (October 30, 2003).
  • Signed by Colorado Rockies (December 11, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (October 29, 2004).
  • Signed by Washington Nationals (November 16, 2004).
  • Traded by Washington Nationals to San Diego Padres in exchange for Brian Lawrence and cash (November 4, 2005).
  • Released by San Diego Padres (July 19, 2006).
  • Signed by Colorado Rockies (August 14, 2006).
  • Granted free agency (October 31, 2006).

Trivia

  • All-Star Games: 1995, 1998
  • World Series Champion:
  • Named third baseman on The Sporting News NL All-Star Team (1995 and 1997 to 1998)
  • Named third baseman on The Sporting News NL Silver Slugger Team (1995 and 1997 to 1998)
  • Was the National League RBI Champion in 2004


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