ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rockies first base prospect Luis Castro, who is assigned to High-A Lancaster, was selected the California League Uncle Ray's Player of the Month for May.
Castro led the California League in runs (30), total bases (60), home runs (nine), RBI (22), walks (21), on-base percentage (.450), slugging percentage (.706) and OPS (1.156). His 30 runs scored were 10 more than anyone else in the league in May. On May 26, Castro went 4-for-4 with three homers, six RBI and scored four times against Rancho Cucamonga. Castro, 23, was signed by Colorado out of Caja Seca, Venezuela, on March 3, 2013.
Castro, a native of Venezuela, was signed by the Rockies as an International Free Agent in August of 2012. He does not turn 24 until Sept. 19.
This is his first season spent entirely with a full-season minor-league team. After playing in the Dominican Summer League in 2013, he played with rookie Grand Junction in 2014, spent 2015-16 with Boist, spelit the 2017 seson between Boise and Asheville, and last year played at both Boise and Lancaster.