Luis Castillo
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Luis Castillo
Luis Castillo
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 622 of 1043 players
Luis Antonio Castillo
Born: September 12, 1975 at San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 5.11 Weight: 190

Luis Castillo was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on February 5, 2010, and August 19, 2013.


First Mets game: July 31, 2007
Last Mets game: October 3, 2010

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July 31, 2007
First game for Luis as a Met today. Already showed why the Mets got him by making a great play in the field.

Jamey Bumbalo
August 5, 2007
I don't understand this acquisition. Castillo is on the down side of his career for sure. Why get him when Ruben Gotay has been playing so well? Castillo has almost three times as many at bats as Gotay this season, and has only four more doubles, four fewer homers, one less RBI, and is batting more than forty points lower than Gotay. Castillo joins over-the-hill guys like Alou, Green, and, I hate to say it, Delgado. I think this trade was pointless.

armando looper
August 5, 2007
Hits the ball in the air too much. Five of him does not equal the pop in Gotay's bat. This move will hurt more if they resign him.

August 10, 2007
After a bad first week as a Met he's turned it around slapping the ball around stealing a couple bases and getting a huge hit against the Braves to tie the game up. Castillo's defense has been tremendous.

August 21, 2007
You know when Castillo first came over and had struggled I was as hard on him as anyone was, but I was 100% wrong. The guy is a tremendous defensive player, and a terrific all around player. I like Castillo's approach at the plate; he works the count very well, slaps the ball around, is a good bunter, and a good base runner. I've become a big fan of his.

May 8, 2008
I can't believe they signed Castillo to a four-year extension. This makes absolutely no sense to me. I am sure we will all live to regret it.

anthony (mets fan since 1986 when i was
May 25, 2008
This is turning out to be a disaster of a four-year contract. I don't think he's even going to be healthy longer than this year. (And he's already breaking down now.)

June 5, 2008
I can't believe they resigned this guy to a four year extension. Has to be the ugliest player in the Majors.

July 1, 2008
Well that 4-year contract is certainly looking like an albatross now. Last night against the Cardinals, he let a routine grounder go right through his legs (ala Buckner) to allow (of all people) Yadier Molina to score. Not to mention his balky knees and 89 OPS+ at the top of the batting order.

Mr. Sparkle
July 7, 2008
Luis was a good pickup last year when they needed a second baseman. He was always a pesky player with the Marlins and he's a good player. People rant about the 4-year contract and I agree that it was too much for him, but he is what he is. He's a singles hitter. The only thing is he needs to hit at least .290 to be of any value and when he is hitting only .260 he is not holding his weight. If he can get healthy and back up to .290 he'll be OK. We probably won't get more than 2 good years out of him however since he is definitely past his prime.

Mets fan in Maine
August 10, 2008
I didn't like it when the Mets traded for Castillo and I couldn't believe it when they gave him a four-year contract. Wasn't it obvious that he is an over-the-hill, injury-prone player? What a total waste of money and commitment by the Mets.

Mr. Sparkle
October 6, 2008
Luis will be this year's Tony Fernandez. He was hurt most of the year and is still a good player; he just had a ridiculous contract. We'll trade him, everyone hopes, and he'll be very good next year somewhere else, because the guy is a winner. We just saw the worst of him. I don't hate him like most Mets fans. Tony Fernandez sucked with the Mets when he was playing hurt, we traded him, he got healthy, and was very good. That will be Castillo next year.

Mets fan in Maine
October 6, 2008
The Mets need to eat his contract (the most ridiculous one tendered in recent years) and acquire a new second baseman. End of story.

June 16, 2009
Luis Castillo has the distinction of making the worst play I will ever see in baseball.

Shickhaus Franks
April 9, 2010
Before we throw Luis under the bus and with many fans wanting Orlando Hudson at 2B, let's just say that he's a good ballplayer although the dropped pop-up vs the Yankees really hurt in June of 2009; but he's a part of baseball history: He was one of two Mets alumni involved in the now infamous Steve Bartman incident during game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. (He was the Marlins batter and Moises Alou was in LF for the Cubs.)

Joe Figliola
April 16, 2010
Castillo likely will fall into the category of those Mets players who was raked over the coals by fans during his time; yet when he retires, Met followers will go around saying: "Y'know, he wasn't so bad..."

His legacy as a Met would have been much different had the team signed him after the 2003 season. Instead, the Mets picked up Kaz Matsui and attempted to make Jose Reyes the second baseman. And we all know how that worked out.

In spite of that unfortunate dropped pop fly, I always respected Castillo. My favorite memory of him was the home run he hit against the Giants on 15 Aug 09. It was one of the longest home runs hit by a Met at Citi Field (second deck, I think).

Hebner's Shovel
February 18, 2011
I can't see this guy lining up with the team at Citi Field on Opening Day. Swallowing his $6 mil. will be easier for management than Ollie's big contract.

Kevin C. Delahanty, MD
April 2, 2011
Shows up a day late to Phillies training camp. Nice...

But, when you think of it, with all of the money he has coming to him, do you really think he'll care?

Jonathan Stern
April 28, 2011
Luis Castillo's 2009 dropped ball will probably go down as the most memorable dropped ball in the history of a franchise that has endured many miscues. To make matters worse, that boner was the turning point for both teams. The Yankees went from underachieving to World Champions, while the Mets went from contending to 90+ losses. Oh, agony, agony, agony!

My father couldn't sleep after that game.

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