Per John Blake on Twitter. Every other arbitration-eligible Rangers player was reportedly tendered, meaning that Mike Adams, Matt Harrison, Elvis Andrus, Mike Napoli, Mark Lowe, David Murphy, and Nelson Cruz are all headed for the arbitration process.
Here's the statistical book on Castillo up to this point in his career:
|A (2 seasons)||A||4.70||76||9||170.1||755||1.450||9.2||0.8||3.8||7.7||2.01|
|AA (2 seasons)||AA||6.27||45||0||56.0||255||1.571||9.8||1.0||4.3||6.3||1.44|
|FRk (1 season)||FRk||3.46||7||6||26.0||112||1.269||7.3||0.0||4.2||12.8||3.08|
|Rk (1 season)||Rk||0.00||1||1||3.0||12||1.000||3.0||0.0||6.0||12.0||2.00|
|A- (1 season)||A-||5.92||14||14||62.1||294||1.604||10.5||0.6||3.9||6.6||1.70|
|A+ (1 season)||A+||1.92||36||0||51.2||219||1.297||7.1||0.3||4.5||11.3||2.50|
And here's what the Professor had to say about Castillo at the end of October over at Texas Farm Review:
Castillo had made huge strides coming into the ’11 season, with a more consistent plus (to plus-plus) fastball and a sharper slider with more velocity and corridor tilt. But the results in ’11 didn’t match the hype, and Castillo failed to dominate in Double-A like many thought he would/could. During advanced instructs this fall, Castillo looked a bit flat, with a good but not great fastball and a slider that appeared to be a bit loose. Mechanically, Castillo has never been one I would label as fluid or unencumbered, but when he can maintain his line to the plate and not show such an extreme falloff to the 1B-side, he can throw strikes and force the hitter to beat his stuff. During the FIL, Castillo mentioned a foot injury that occurred before the ’11 season (broken bone) that had been affecting his ability to drive towards the plate and sapped his stuff as a result.
Assuming the injury is in the rear-view, Castillo can hopefully return to form and once again show the late-inning arsenal that warranted a spot on the 40-man roster. If not, well, Castillo could end up being a 40-man casualty, as the queue for roster spots is getting lengthy and talented.
Here are the salaries I projected for the rest of the Rangers' arbitration-eligible players last month, and I feel pretty comfortable in those same numbers a full month later.