Minnesota Twins: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not, Early Season Edition

Apr 13, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Robbie Grossman (36) hits a two run home run in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 13, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Robbie Grossman (36) hits a two run home run in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jason Castro has been the biggest free agent pick up of the season for the Minnesota Twins.

The former Houston Astros’ catcher signed with the Minnesota Twins this off-season and the signing has immediately paid off for the Twins. Castro has been a force behind the plate and in the batter’s box so far this season.

Jason Castro is batting .316 with an incredible on-base percentage of .536. He has drawn the most walks on the team thus far with nine walks in 28 at-bats. His patience is something that has been extremely helpful for the Minnesota Twins so far this year. Castro has also slammed one home-run, and 6 RBI’s on the young season.

Castro has been a force behind the plate and in the batter’s box so far this season.

A lot of questions were swirling the Minnesota Twins at the start of the year on who was going to be their main catcher. It’s fair to say Jason Castro has shut down the questioning.

While Chris Gimenez has played extraordinarily as well, Castro seems to be the easy choice for Twins’ management.

Aside from Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano, the Twins had to wonder where the rest of their hitting would come from for the season. Jason Castro has been a very nice surprise. Hard hitting catchers are hard to obtain, but if Castro can keep this pace, he will find his name in that list.