10. Vinny Castilla
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 4, 1967 in Oaxaca, Oa Mexico
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 01, 1991
  • Final Game: September 28, 2006
  • Silver Slugger - 1995
  • TSN All-Star - 1995
  • Silver Slugger - 1997
  • TSN All-Star - 1997
  • Silver Slugger - 1998
  • TSN All-Star - 1998
 
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It cannot be argued that Vinny Castilla had his best seasons with the Colorado Rockies, as many hitters did in the 1990’s.  This is not like he was a bust elsewhere (he also hit well on the road), but he did make the best of the thin air and cranked out five straight seasons with 30 Home Runs, and a sixth one when he returned for one season in 2004; a year he would lead the National League in Runs Batted In.  Castilla’s Colorado totals include an impressive 239 Home Runs and 1,206 Hits along with three Silver Slugger Awards and two All Star Game appearances.  He would be brought back for a third stint and would retire shortly after joining the Rockies front office.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Short Stop, Third Base
  • Acquired: Selected from the Atlanta Braves in the Expansion Draft 11/17/92.
  • Departed: Traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Rolando Arrojo and Aaron Ledesma 12/13/99.

    Acquired (2):
    Signed as a Free Agent 12/11/03.

    Departed (2):
    Signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals 11/16/04.

    Acquired (3):
    Signed as a Free Agent 8/14/06.

    Departed (3):
    Retired prior to the 2007 Season.
  • Games Played: 1098
  • Notable Statistics: 611 Runs Scored
    1,206 Hits
    208 Doubles
    20 Triples
    239 Home Runs
    745 RBI
    22 Stolen Bases
    .294/.340/.530 Slash Line
    17.4 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All Star Game (1995 & 1998)
    Silver Slugger (1995, 1997 & 1998)
    Most Runs Batted In (2004)
    Most Putouts by a Third Baseman (2004)
    Most Assists by a Third Baseman (1996 & 1997)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Third Baseman (1996 & 1997)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Third Baseman (1996 & 2004)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Pitcher (2004)
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