For the last two weeks, I've considered writing about Orlando Castro after each of his starts. However, two things usually happened. First, there would be someone else that would have a big night, warranting a write up. Second, I would say to myself "I'll get Castro next time". Castro has been excellent this year with the GCL Pirates, allowing two earned runs in 25 innings, with a 22:2 K/BB ratio. It seems like every time he takes the mound, he throws a gem.
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Castro out of Honduras in 2009, their first signing out of the country. He started his career in 2010 in the Venezuelan Summer League, putting up a 1.17 ERA in 54 innings, with a 5.7 K/9 and a 2.3 BB/9 ratio. Castro was brought to the United States ...
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