Daniel Castano Named Southern League Pitcher of the Week
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp left-handed starting pitcher Daniel Castano has been named the Southern League Player of the Week for August 5-11, announced by the league office on Monday morning.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp left-handed starting pitcher
On Thursday August 8, Castano collected a nine-inning complete game in Jacksonville's 5-1 win over the Mississippi Braves at the Baseball Grounds. In his nine innings of work he allowed a run on five hits while walking none and setting a new career-high with 13 strikeouts.
"I was just trying to have a good game," Castano said. "My grandparents were here from Austin, Texas. I was just trying to do my thing and throw strikes. Before the game my bullpen wasn't very good. I knew I had to lock in early and not mess around especially against Mississippi, they hit well, I knew I had to execute my pitches and take it one inning at a time."
Castano's effort was Jacksonville's first nine-inning complete game since
In his last three starts, Castano is 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA, striking out 23 batters compared to just one walk in his last 22 innings of work.
This season with the Jumbo Shrimp, Castano is 5-1 with a 3.02 ERA in 14 appearances and nine starts. Castano started the season with High-A Jupiter where he was 0-2 with a 3.82 ERA in 12 appearances out of the Hammerheads bullpen.
Castano, 24, is a native of Austin, Texas, and was acquired by the Marlins in a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals along with outfielder
Castano is the second Jumbo Shrimp pitcher to earn this award, as former Jacksonville right-handed pitcher
Jacksonville opens up a five-game series in Tuesday's 7 p.m. ET contest at Tennessee. RHP
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