Alberto Castillo
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Alberto Castillo
Alberto Castillo
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 250 of 1043 players
Alberto Terrero Castillo
Born: February 10, 1970 at San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 184

Alberto Castillo was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on March 27, 2014.


First Mets game: May 28, 1995
Last Mets game: July 2, 1998

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Big E
Great catcher, AA hitter, in the Charlie O'Brien mold. Hopefully, can find Charlie's kind of niche and have a good career.

Mr. Sparkle
January 5, 2001
For some reason, I always called this guy Orlando Mercado whenever he came up. I guess because they were both back up catchers who couldn't hit.

May 6, 2001
Tremendously bad offensive player, I remember nearly falling down dead in shock when Castillo took Pedro Martinez over the Green Monster in an interleague game. The Mets bombed Pedro that night, and Castillo's home run proved Martinez had nothing that day.

Homeless Abdul
June 28, 2001
Alberto Castillo hitting a home run over the Green monster off Pedro Martinez...incontrevertible proof that hell has frozen over

doc g
July 10, 2001
I was in Fenway the day Castillo popped a HR off Pedro. Castillo was catching because Pedro had already HBPed Piazza (shades of Roger Clemens). The Mets cleaned Pedro's clock that day--I was sitting with 2 Bosox fans, whom I had assured that the Mets always hit Pedro as an Expo (which they had) but they sure made me look good that night.

August 3, 2001
I saw this guy in Port St. Lucie once when he was injured and he was a jerk. I asked for his autograph and he said "You shouldn't have asked" in all seriousness. He deserves to be called one of the worst offensive players in the game.

Jenni Lee
August 5, 2001
AMAZIN' arm. AMAZIN' defensive skills. (and because I love him so much, I won't mention his offensive skills . . . or lack thereof--sorry Bambino). Anyway, I had to respond to James's comment. You must have caught Alberto on a REALLY bad day. I've lived in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area all my life, so I've grown up with the Tides. In all the years he was here, I never saw anything but a smile on Castillo's face. That's actually one of the reasons he remains one of my favorite players today (again ignoring the lack of offensive production =0D). He was SO generous to me and his other fans at Harbor Park. If he wasn't tossing candy, gum, and sunflower seeds to the kids by the dugout during the game, or stopping by my seat on his way to the bullpen to see how my day had been, or sneaking baseballs to other fans, it was probably because he was behind the plate catching. I wasn't anybody hugely important, just another fan in the stands, but Bambino went out of his way to make me smile each and every time I was at the park. He may not have Piazza's power . . . or even Ordonez's power =0P . . . but I love Alberto Castillo anyway.

Won Doney
August 29, 2001
The only thing that saves him in the major leagues is his throwing arm. He was catching for the Blue Jays when the Mets were against them this year.

October 20, 2001
He is a pig.To this day me and my friends think he is a womanizer.

Sylvia Sturgis
October 22, 2001
He is a bum. I was married to him in 1990 in Dominican Republic. I travelled there stayed a month during winter ball and we got married. He divorced me 3 years later, I think because I didn't get him a green card fast enough and he found someone else who did. During the time I was married to him I sent his family money, him money plus he had used my phone card to over $800 letting every Dominican on the team charge their calls home to me.

January 4, 2002
Looks like Castillo might be the backup catcher for the Yankees this year.

January 30, 2002
The only player who's autograph I asked for. He signed a baseball for me before a game. The autograph was for my mother-in-law. Now he's with the Yankees. 'Nuff said!

July 23, 2002
Castillo got released by Steinbrenner after Cedeno steals home on him. That is too damn funny. And also from that game, Mo Vaughn's upper-deck tank job signaled the end of Ted Lilly's Yankee career. Man, does Steinbrenner hate losing to the Mets.

December 2, 2005
He was a good defensive catcher, but never hit with the Mets. In 1999, he started for the Cardinals and somehow managed to hit like .264 out of the 8 hole. After landing jobs as the backup catcher on the Blue Jays teams, he goes to the Yankees, lets Cedeno steal home, and gets released. Then, he goes to the Giants, and hits a grand slam. He played the last few seasons with KC Royals. However, in 2005 he got the axe towards the end of the year, was signed to play at Norfolk, and before you know it, he goes down in flames again. He signed with Oakland, and is now a free agent.

Hank M
March 31, 2007
At a game in Binghamton in '94, I bought a baseball at the ballpark's souvenir shop. Seeing Alberto by the dugout, I asked him to sign it. He did, but he didn't stop there. He gave the ball to his teammates and, a few minutes later, returned it to me with not only HIS name on it, but the names of six more B- Mets' players as well. Suddenly, I had a baseball full of autographs after requesting only one. What a great thing this was!

I didn't expect Alberto to do this for me, but I was happy, and very thankful, that he did. I'll always remember him for it. It was the best experience I ever had in autograph seeking. No player was ever nicer.

February 12, 2008
Maybe the best defensive catcher the Mets ever had. Too bad it had to combine maybe the worst hitting catcher we ever had.

puddin head
October 13, 2008
Alberto was in spring training with the Red Sox in 2007 and then was dealt to the Orioles. While he never was a Gary Carter or Mike Piazza with the bat, he did manage to stay in the game and have a long career. He must have been doing SOMETHING right.

November 24, 2010
In the recent race for Nevada senator, Sharron Angle caught flak for telling Hispanic students, "Some of you look a little more Asian to me." When Castillo was a Met, I remember thinking the same thing about him.

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