RUSNEY CASTILLO

Team: Pawtucket Red Sox

Position: Outfield

Bats/Throws: Right/Right

Height/Weight: 5’9”, 195 lbs.

Date of Birth: July 9, 1987

Hometown: Ciego de Avila, Cuba

 

Rusney Castillo is an outfielder from Cuba who signed a 7-year, $72.5 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, setting a record for largest contract to date for a Cuban player.

 

An athletic player with speed and power, Castillo has hit .262 in parts of three MLB seasons with the Red Sox while playing all three outfield positions.

 

Prior to signing with the Red Sox, Castillo starred for five seasons in the Cuban National Series, batting .315 with a .380 on-base percentage and a .501 slugging percentage. He hit 42 home runs and stole 62 bases.

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• Rusney Castillo led the Pawtucket Red Sox in batting (.314), doubles (22) and stolen bases (14).

• Mike Shawaryn finished 9th among all players in minor league baseball with 169 strikeouts. He went 8-7 with a 3.81 ERA in 134 innings at Greenville (A) and Salem (High-A).

• Jason Martin hit .278 with 18 home runs and 35 doubles in 125 games between Class A and AA.

• Marcus Wilson batted .295 with 21 doubles, 9 homers and 54 RBI with Class A Kane County, ranking in the top three on the team in each of those catecories.

• Catcher Jacob Nottingham had 21 doubles and 9 home runs for Class AA Biloxi, and was promoted to Class AAA Colorado Springs for the playoffs.

• Dustin Peterson hit 17 doubles and had 78 hits in 87 games with the AAA Gwinnett Braves.

• D.J. Peterson hit 16 home runs with 63 RBI playing with the AAA affiliates of the Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox.

• After being promoted to High-A Bradenton in July Stephen Alemais batted .317 with 32 hits and 20 RBI in 30 games.

• Josh Morgan hit .270 with 30 extra base hits for High-A Down East, finishing strong by batting .375 over the final 14 games of the season.

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• Jacob Nottingham has hit four home runs in the last six games

• Rusney Castillo is batting .364 with three doubles and two homers in his current 8-game hitting streak

• Mike Shawaryn has a 2.25 ERA and 22 K’s in 20 innings over his last three starts

• Jason Martin is 6-for-15 (.400) with three doubles and a home run over the last four games

• Marcus Wilson has reached base safely in 20 straight games, batting .356 in that stretch

• Stephen Alemais is batting .365 with five extra-base hits and 10 RBI in the last 13 games

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Rusney Castillo is batting .353 in August and leads Pawtucket in hits, doubles, stolen bases and batting average. [video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://rocnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Video-Highlights-Clips-MiLB-Castillo-goes-yard-for-PawSox-Video-Pawtucket-Red-Sox-Multimedia.mp4"][/video] Marcus Wilson has hit safely in seven of the last eight games, batting .429 with three doubles and a home run in that stretch Jason Martin has five milti-hit games in the month of August and he ranks in Corpus Christi’s top five in doubles, home runs and batting average Stephen Alemais has nine hits in his last 16 at bats (.563) and is batting .379 in 19 games since being promoted to High-A Bradenton [video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://rocnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Video-Highlights-Clips-MiLB-Bradentons-Alemais-ties-game-with-late-homer-Video-MiLB.com-Multimedia-The-Official-Site-of-Minor-League-Baseball.mp4"][/video] Mike Shawaryn’s 145 strikeouts are the most of any minor league pitcher in the Boston Red Sox’s organization
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Jason Martin is 4-for-8 over the last two games with a home run and four RBI.  He’s batting .323 in August.

Dominic Smith makes his MLB debut tonight with the Mets in Philadelphia.  Prior to being called up, he was batting .330 with 16 HR and a PCL best 34 doubles in 114 games with AAA Las Vegas Rusney Castillo has hit safely in 16 of the last 18 games and is batting .333 since the All Star break Josh Morgan has 7 hits in his last 14 at bats and is batting .364 during the month of August D.J. Peterson has hit safely in each of his first three games since joining the White Sox’s AAA affiliate in Charlotte this week. Stephen Alemais is batting .340 with two doubles and 10 RBI in 14 games since joining High-A Bradenton.  
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 8/4 Dustin Peterson hit .353 for the Gwinnett Braves in July, the third highest batting average in the International League Rusney Castillo leads the PawSox in batting (.313), hits (95), doubles (19), and stolen bases (14) Dominic Smith is batting .369 and has hit safely in 47 of 52 games for AAA Las Vegas since June 4 Jason Martin leads AA Corpus Christi in slugging (.519) with 29 extra base hits in just 54 games Stephen Alemais is batting .483 (14-for-29) with 4 multi-hit games in 9 games with High-A Bradenton
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 7/21

Dominic Smith leads all players in minor league baseball with 129 hits. He’s batting .334 with 13 HR and 64 RBI on the season.

Rusney Castillo is on a current 5-game hitting streak, and he has hit safely in 24 of the last 27 games.

Dustin Peterson is batting .357 in the month of July.

Josh Morgan has 8 hits in his last 16 at bats and is batting .327 in July.

Jason Martin is 10-for-21 with 4 doubles and 4 homers in his last 6 games.

Mike Shawaryn has a 1.26 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 28.2 innings in his last 5 starts

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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 7/14

Rusney Castillo started in CF for the International League in the Triple-A All Star game and had two hits, a RBI and a stolen base

Dustin Peterson is batting .472 (17-for-36) in the month of July

DJ Peterson is hitting .364 with a homer and 3 doubles over his last nine games

Mike Shawaryn is 3-0 with a 0.76 ERA and has 26 strikeouts in 23.2 innings in his last four starts, 

Dominic Smith has hit safely in 25 of the last 26 games, batting .373 with 5 HR and 8 doubles in that stretch

Josh Morgan is batting .333 in his last 10 games, with four multi-hit games in that span

Marcus Wilson has a current 5-game hitting streak

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Jacob Nottingham was named the Brewers’ minor league Player of the Month in June after batting .317 with a .391 OBP and a .533 SLG in 18 games. 

 

Mike Shawaryn is 3-0 with a 0.53 ERA in his last three starts with the Salem Red Sox. His 109 strikeouts in 2017 rank 6th among all players in minor league baseball.

 

Rusney Castillo was named to the AAA All Star Game. He’s hitting .305 with 9 HR, 17 2B, 28 RBI and 13 SB in 2017.

 

Dustin Peterson is on a current 5-game hitting streak, batting .400 in that stretch.

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://rocnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Dustin-Peterson.mp4"][/video]   DJ Peterson has 10 hits in his last 21 at bats (.476), including 2 doubles, 1 triple and 1 home run.

 

Dominic Smith has hit safely in 21 of the last 22 games, posting a .365 average with 4 HR and 17 RBI.

 

Marcus Wilson leads class A Kane County in home runs (8), slugging (.485) and OPS (.879).

 

Josh Morgan is 4-for-10 with two doubles and a home run since coming off the disabled list on July 3rd.

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Rusney Castillo has reached base safely in 19 straight games, batting .420 with a .468 OBP in that stretch

Dominic Smith has a current 15-game hitting streak in which he’s batting .370

Jason Martin is batting .333 with 4 HR and 12 RBI in 22 games since being promoted to AA

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Jacob Nottingham is batting .375 with 2 HR and 3 doubles in his last 10 games

Mike Shawaryn picked up his first win since being promoted to to High-A, allowing 1 ER in 6 IP in a 6-1 win over Wilmington on 6/25

Marcus Wilson continues to lead Class-A Kane County in HR (8), RBI (37) and runs (36)

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Dustin Peterson has hit safely in last 10 games, batting .310 in that stretch Marcus Wilson leads the Kane County Cougars in HR (7), RBI (30) and OPS (.911) and was named to the Midwest League All-Star Game Mike Shawaryn has a 2.56 ERA in his last 10 starts and was recently promoted to Class A Salem Rusney Castillo is batting .389 during his current 5-game hitting streak and leads the @PawSox in runs (32), doubles (14) and steals (8) DJ Peterson is currently batting .326 with 9 RBI in his last 11 games Dominic Smith has 10 hits in his last 21 at-bats (.476) and is hitting .323 with 7 HR and 40 RBI on the season
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