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B-R: HoF Candidate – Vinny Castilla

Posted by Neil on December 13, 2011

Vinny Castilla

Vinicio (Soria) Castilla

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: July 4, 1967 in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico (Age 44)
High School: Carlos Gracita Institute (Oaxaca, MX) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 1, 1991
Teams (by GP): Rockies/Braves/Nationals/Astros/DevilRays/... 1991-2006
Agents: Eric Goldschmidt [*]
Final Game: September 28, 2006

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1990 22 ATL-min A,AA 139 567 509 67 131 20 3 13 69 6 9 41 77 .257 .322 .385 .707 196 10 1 6 4 SUM,GRV · SALL,SOUL
1991 23 ATL-min AA,AAA 133 538 499 59 124 24 7 14 80 1 2 23 67 .248 .284 .409 .692 204 8 5 2 9 3 GRV,RMD · SOUL,IL
1991 23 ATL NL 12 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
1992 24 ATL-min AAA 127 483 449 49 113 29 1 7 44 1 2 21 68 .252 .288 .367 .655 165 19 4 3 6 1 RMD · IL
1992 24 ATL NL 9 18 16 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .333 .313 .646 79 5 0 1 0 0 1 /56
1993 25 COL NL 105 357 337 36 86 9 7 9 30 2 5 13 45 .255 .283 .404 .686 70 136 10 2 0 5 4 6
1994 26 COL-min AAA 22 90 78 13 19 6 1 1 11 0 0 7 11 .244 .303 .385 .688 30 6 1 1 3 0 CSP · PCL
1994 26 COL NL 52 141 130 16 43 11 1 3 18 2 1 7 23 .331 .357 .500 .857 107 65 3 0 1 3 1 64/53
1995 27 COL NL 139 571 527 82 163 34 2 32 90 2 8 30 87 .309 .347 .564 .911 112 297 15 4 4 6 2 *5/6 AS,MVP-18,SS
1996 28 COL NL 160 673 629 97 191 34 0 40 113 7 2 35 88 .304 .343 .548 .892 112 345 20 5 0 4 7 *5
1997 29 COL NL 159 668 612 94 186 25 2 40 113 2 4 44 108 .304 .356 .547 .904 115 335 17 8 0 4 9 *5 MVP-22,SS
1998 30 COL NL 162 697 645 108 206 28 4 46 144 5 9 40 89 .319 .362 .589 .951 127 380 24 6 0 6 7 *5/6 AS,MVP-11,SS
1999 31 COL NL 158 674 615 83 169 24 1 33 102 2 3 53 75 .275 .331 .478 .809 83 294 15 1 0 5 7 *5
2000 32 TBD-min AAA 2 8 8 1 3 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .875 1.250 7 0 0 0 0 0 DHM · IL
2000 32 TBD AL 85 354 331 22 73 9 1 6 42 1 2 14 41 .221 .254 .308 .562 43 102 9 3 0 6 3 5
2001 33 TOT MLB 146 581 538 69 140 34 1 25 91 1 4 35 108 .260 .308 .467 .775 93 251 22 4 0 4 3 *5/6
2001 33 TBD AL 24 97 93 7 20 6 0 2 9 0 0 3 22 .215 .247 .344 .592 56 32 3 1 0 0 0 5
2001 33 HOU NL 122 484 445 62 120 28 1 23 82 1 4 32 86 .270 .320 .492 .812 100 219 19 3 0 4 3 *5/6
2002 34 ATL NL 143 578 543 56 126 23 2 12 61 4 1 22 69 .232 .268 .348 .616 60 189 22 7 0 6 4 *5
2003 35 ATL NL 147 578 542 65 150 28 3 22 76 1 2 26 86 .277 .310 .461 .771 97 250 22 3 1 6 3 *5
2004 36 COL NL 148 648 583 93 158 43 3 35 131 0 0 51 113 .271 .332 .535 .867 109 312 22 6 0 8 6 *5 MVP-23
2005 37 WSN NL 142 549 494 53 125 36 1 12 66 4 2 43 82 .253 .319 .403 .722 93 199 16 7 1 4 7 *5
2006 38 COL-min AAA 8 34 31 6 12 3 0 0 4 0 0 2 5 .387 .441 .484 .925 15 0 1 0 0 0 CSP · PCL
2006 38 TOT NL 87 291 275 26 63 10 0 5 27 0 0 9 49 .229 .258 .320 .578 53 88 7 3 0 4 0 5/3
2006 38 SDP NL 72 269 254 24 59 10 0 4 23 0 0 9 46 .232 .260 .319 .579 54 81 5 2 0 4 0 5
2006 38 COL NL 15 22 21 2 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 .190 .227 .333 .561 37 7 2 1 0 0 0 /35
16 Seasons 1854 7384 6822 902 1884 349 28 320 1105 33 43 423 1069 .276 .321 .476 .797 95 3249 224 60 8 71 64
162 Game Avg. 162 645 596 79 165 30 2 28 97 3 4 37 93 .276 .321 .476 .797 95 284 20 5 1 6 6
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
COL (9 yrs) 1098 4451 4099 611 1206 208 20 239 745 22 32 273 631 .294 .340 .530 .870 106 2171 128 33 5 41 43
ATL (4 yrs) 311 1180 1106 123 281 52 5 34 138 5 3 49 161 .254 .289 .402 .692 78 445 44 11 2 12 8
TBD (2 yrs) 109 451 424 29 93 15 1 8 51 1 2 17 63 .219 .253 .316 .569 45 134 12 4 0 6 3
SDP (1 yr) 72 269 254 24 59 10 0 4 23 0 0 9 46 .232 .260 .319 .579 54 81 5 2 0 4 0
WSN (1 yr) 142 549 494 53 125 36 1 12 66 4 2 43 82 .253 .319 .403 .722 93 199 16 7 1 4 7
HOU (1 yr) 122 484 445 62 120 28 1 23 82 1 4 32 86 .270 .320 .492 .812 100 219 19 3 0 4 3
NL (15 yrs) 1745 6933 6398 873 1791 334 27 312 1054 32 41 406 1006 .280 .325 .487 .812 98 3115 212 56 8 65 61
AL (2 yrs) 109 451 424 29 93 15 1 8 51 1 2 17 63 .219 .253 .316 .569 45 134 12 4 0 6 3
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/13/2011.

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14 Responses to “B-R: HoF Candidate – Vinny Castilla”

  1. Among his comps that are actually third basemen- Ramirez, Beltre, Williams, Cey and Ventura- Castilla would rank a fairly distant sixth place. Ventura was the best of the bunch and he was one and done so if Castilla hits the 5% necessary to move forward it means that at least 5% of the baseball writers voting have absolutely no clue as to how the game is played.

  2. Another somewhat surprising 300 HR club guy, but not Hall-worthy.

  3. Rays fan here. I was aghast when they signed him after the 1999 season.
    Thereafter referred to as "Vinny Cash-Stealer". Coors park effect to the Max.
    No chance for the Hall.

  4. Joe Garrison Says:

    While I am sure he is able to get a free drink in Denver anytime he wants, I really don't see him getting a free pass into the HOF.

    Look at his record away from Coors....

  5. Had his best numbers by far at Coors Field. No.

  6. A word... "No."

  7. I am a huge Rockies fan and I am just happy to see Vinny on the ballot. He is not a Hall of Famer, but I do hope he gets at least 1 vote. He deserves at least 1 vote.

  8. Vinny was a great player he had 7 great seasons may i remind you without the use of banned substances (STEROIDS) he deserves to be in there. How is a player using steroids named the NL MVP (Ryan Braun) and a guy who had 7 great seasons no matter where he did better and also did it FAIRLY not going to be named to Cooperstown! Vinny you deserve it!! One of the best 3rd baseman defensively i have ever seen!!

  9. Blake Walker Says:

    Seven great seasons?

    He had ONE great season (98) and four other I'd call above average (which is not a knock). Overall, 1/3 of his seasons were good+ and the other 2/3s were clearly below average. He was a pretty peak with too much valley.

    Most players never have the career VC had -- not even close -- but it wasn't special, historically-speaking. Nice comeback in 04, but he was done after 98.

    It's not a slap not be HOF-worthy.

  10. Not even close

  11. It's tough judging guys that had the ball park advantage... a Hall of Famer named Chuck Klein put up all his big numbers in a small part called the Baker Bowl and did little elsewhere.. Hank Aaron an all time great no matter where he played, was helped by the Launching Pad in Atlanta.... but Castilla does not have the years or the career numbers for the HOF....

  12. gringoculto Says:

    He was a very good, occasionally great player for seven years....that s it.
    Better then the overwheming majority of players,but not a HOF player....not even close...

    Ron Santo was elected....the best all around third baseman in MLB for about 10 years....and it took 32 years after his retirement for baseball to finally recognize him.

    Before Vinny Castillo in the HOF I would think about a whole lot of third basemen and Im not saying any of them SHOULD be in the HOFer or that they were equally disrespected as Santo was...but almost any of the would be a beter choice then Castillo....

    Ron Cey,
    Bill Madlock,
    Al Rosen,
    Daryl Evans,
    Rich Allen,
    Graig Nettles
    Ken Boyer
    Sal Bando

    and

    Scott Rolen

  13. gringoculto Says:

    And Matt Williams...

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