Rusney Castillo Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Outfield

     
 

Age: 29
Born: July 9, 1987
Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Height
: 5-9
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
How Acquired: International free agent (Aug. 2014)

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Physical Description: Short, strong, lean, athletic build. Maxed out physically. According to Baseball America, he has put on 20 pounds of muscle since defecting from Cuba.

 

Hit:  Plus batspeed. Hands are quick through the zone. Uses a short stride. Line-drive swing with slight uphill plane. Length in swing. Solid bat control. Wants to hit; aggressive first-pitch swinger. Expands the zone, but knows what he can handle. Pull hitter. Future .255-.274 average.

 

Power: Max-effort swing. Strong for his size. His obvious strength generates his batspeed. Potential 15-19 home run power. Power most likely to manifest as line drive doubles to the gaps rather than home runs.

Arm:  Plus arm strength.

Field: Plus speed and athleticism should allow him to cover plenty of ground.  Won a Gold Glove in Cuba.

Run: Type of speed that makes the defense rush. Light on his feet, accelerates quickly. Aggressive and energetic on the bases; clearly looking to run. He is a threat to steal every time.  4.1 times to first in Cuba according to Baseball America.

Career Notes:  Was originally slated to play for Cuba in the 2013 World Baseball Classic but was left off the final roster, likely because of a failed attempt to defect.

Summation:  Potential first-division regular with the ability to contribute in multiple areas. High-energy player who goes to the plate looking to hit and put a charge into the ball. Excellent speed that can put pressure on the defense and lead to many infield hits.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2008 Ciego de Avila CNS Cuba --- 20 28 43 12 15 3 1 0 8 20 4 10 0 2 0.349 0.417 0.465 0.882
  2009 Ciego de Avila CNS Cuba --- 21 44 99 11 30 2 1 2 10 40 2 19 2 4 0.303 0.333 0.404 0.737
  2010 Ciego de Avila CNS Cuba --- 22 88 364 75 118 22 4 18 79 202 17 42 29 6 0.324 0.373 0.555 0.928
  2011 Ciego de Avila CNS Cuba --- 23 95 376 80 125 28 2 16 66 205 32 42 22 7 0.332 0.395 0.545 0.940
  2012 Ciego de Avila CNS Cuba --- 24 68 234 41 64 6 2 6 29 92 31 29 15 9 0.274 0.377 0.393 0.770
  2013 DNP - Defected --- --- --- 25 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 26 10 36 6 12 1 0 2 6 19 3 6 3 0 0.333 0.400 0.528 0.928
  2014 Surprise AFL Fall Bos 26 8 36 10 10 3 0 0 1 13 3 6 1 1 0.278 0.333 0.361 0.694
  2014 Caguas LBPRC Wint Bos 26 10 37 5 15 2 0 1 6 20 2 4 2 0 0.405 0.415 0.541 0.955
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27 40 156 17 44 7 0 3 17 60 14 28 10 2 0.282 0.337 0.385 0.722
  2015 Boston AL MLB Bos 27 80 273 35 69 10 2 5 29 98 13 54 4 5 0.253 0.288 0.359 0.647
  2015 Caguas LBPRC Wint Bos 27     Playoffs Only                        
  2016 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28 103 395 55 104 20 5 2 34 140 24 68 9 3 0.263 0.312 0.354 0.666
  2016 Boston AL MLB Bos 28 9 8 4 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0.250 0.250 0.375 0.625
  2016 Caguas LBPRC Wint Bos 28 14 51 6 20 3 0 0 7 23 5 7 3 2 0.392 0.431 0.451 0.882
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Roos-NAY
First Pro Contract:
August 23, 2014 (Boston)
Signing Bonus: $5,400,000
MiLB Debut: August 31, 2015 (GCL Red Sox)
MLFA Eligible: November 2010
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2017
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
September 17, 2014 (Boston)
MLB Service Time (through 2016):
143 days
Options Remaining
: 1 (2014, 2015, 2016) (4 option years)
Contract (2017): $10,500,000
Trade Restrictions
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