Baseball Player

Vinny Castilla

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Age 56
Birthday July 41967
Birth Sign Cancer
City Mexico
Country Mexico
Profession Baseball Player

Vinny Castilla is a famous Baseball Player, born on July 4, 1967 in Mexico. As of December 2022, Vinny Castilla’s net worth is $5 Million. He was instrumental in helping the Colorado Rockies reach the playoffs in 1995.

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Children(s) Marco Vinicio Castilla

Vinny Castilla Biography

2-time All-Star who was a member of the Colorado Rockies in their inaugural year in 1993. Vinicio “Vinny” Castilla Soria (Spanish pronunciation: [kasˈtiʎa] ; born July 4, 1967) is a Mexico-born former Major League Baseball third baseman who played his best years with the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves. Previously, he played with the Atlanta Braves (1991–1992, 2002–2003), Colorado Rockies (1993–1999, 2004, 2006), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2000–2001), Houston Astros (2001), Washington Nationals (2005), and San Diego Padres (2006). He currently serves as a special assistant to the Rockies GM Jeff Bridich..

He had three sons with his wife Samantha Castilla.

The Atlanta Braves purchased Castilla’s contract from the Saltillo club out of the Mexican League in 1990. He made his MLB debut as a shortstop for the Braves on September 9, 1991. For the 1992 season he only appeared in 8 games.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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In November 1992 he was selected by the Rockies in the expansion draft. For the 1993 season he played regularly hitting 9 home runs and 9 triples (8th in the league) and 30 RBIs in 105 games as a shortstop. In 1994 his playing time was reduced mainly due to the acquisition of shortstop Walt Weiss and the 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike. Castilla only saw action in 52 games, hitting .311 with 11 doubles, playing all four positions in the infield.

Vinny Castilla Net Worth

Vinny Castilla is one of the richest Baseball Player & listed on most popular Baseball Player. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Vinny Castilla‘s net worth $5 Million.

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He was a standout baseball player in Mexico before he signed his first professional contract.

In November 1992 he was selected by the Rockies in the expansion draft. For the 1993 season he played regularly hitting 9 home runs and 9 triples (8th in the league) and 30 RBIs in 105 games as a shortstop. In 1994 his playing time was reduced mainly due to the acquisition of shortstop Walt Weiss and the 1994-95 Major League Baseball strike. Castilla only saw action in 52 games, hitting .311 with 11 doubles, playing all four positions in the infield.

Always a fan favorite in Colorado, Castilla was the last player to retire from the original 1993 Colorado roster. As of 2020 he is the all-time home run leader among Mexico-born players (320). He won three Silver Slugger Awards (’95, ’97 and ’98) and was selected twice to the All Star Game. He hit 30+ home runs six times (including three 40-homer seasons) and drove in 100+ runs five times. At the peak of his career (1995 to 1999) he averaged 38 home runs and 112 RBIs. In post season play he finished with a .350 average (21 hits on 60 at bats) in 17 games, with 5 homers and 12 RBIs. He played in 16 seasons for six different clubs, and averaged 165 hits, 28 home runs and 97 RBIs for every 162 games played.

After the departure of starting third baseman Charlie Hayes, Castilla was the leading candidate to man third base for the 1995 season. This, along with the help of manager Don Baylor, was the turning point in Castlla’s career, hitting .319 with 17 home runs and 48 runs batted in by the All Star break, earning him a backup spot in the All Star team. He was later named the starting third baseman for the NL after Matt Williams was out with an injury. He finished the season with a .309 batting average, 32 home runs and 90 RBIs, earning his first Silver Slugger Award. In the NLDS against Atlanta he hit .467 with 3 home runs. Many considered Castilla’s numbers to be a fluke, mainly because of playing at the friendly confines of a thin-air Denver stadium, a stigma that would follow Vinny for most of his Colorado career. His performance earned him votes for the NL MVP award, finishing 18th on the ballot.

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Castilla’s most productive season was 1998. On opening day he hit the first ever home run at Bank One Ballpark of Arizona Diamondbacks. That year he earned his second All-Star nod and his first Home Run Derby selection in front of his home crowd in Colorado. Playing in all 162 games he finished the season with 46 home runs (4th in the league), 144 RBIs (3rd), 206 hits (3rd), 380 total bases (3rd),108 runs scored and a .319 batting average (10th in the league and career-high), good enough numbers to finish 11th in the NL MVP ballot.

Vinny Castilla Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Baseball Player. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Mexico. Vinny Castilla celebrates birthday on July 4 of every year.

For the 1997 season he would have exactly the same totals of home runs, RBIs and batting average (40/113/.304) than the prior year, as well as 3 multi-homer games. He earned his second Silver Slugger Award in three years. Defensively, for second year in a row, he lead the league in both assists (323) and double plays for a 3B (41).

Where is Vinny Castilla now?

Previously, he played with the Atlanta Braves (1991–1992, 2002–2003), Colorado Rockies (1993–1999, 2004, 2006), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2000–2001), Houston Astros (2001), Washington Nationals (2005), and San Diego Padres (2006). He currently serves as a special assistant to the Rockies GM Bill Schmidt.

Is Vinny Castilla in the Hall of Fame?

All told, Castilla played 1,098 games with the Rockies, compiling a . 294 batting average with 239 home runs and 745 RBIs. He slugged 40 homers in the 1996 and 1997 seasons. Castilla, born in Oaxaca, Mexico, was inducted into the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014.

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On June 6, 1999, Castilla produced his first career three-home run game against the Milwaukee Brewers. His offensive numbers declined a little, hitting for a .275 batting average (first time in 5 years he didn’t eclipsed the .300 mark) He finished the season with 33 home runs, but for the 4th year in a row he had 100+ RBIs (102). He had the 3rd highest number of errors at third base with 19.

On April 4, 1999, Castilla was a part of history as the Rockies played their Opening Day contest in his native Mexico at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey in Monterrey. The game marked the first time Major League Baseball (MLB) commenced the regular season outside of the United States or Canada. The Rockies’ opponent were the defending National League champion San Diego Padres. Castilla delighted the crowd with four hits including a double, as Colorado won 8–2..

Prior to the 2000 season, Castilla was sent to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, a team that featured veteran sluggers Jose Canseco, Greg Vaughn and Fred McGriff. However, he played only in 85 games, hitting for a .221 BA and 6 home runs.

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