22 Trojans are competing in the minors with hopes of one day making the big leagues.
Keith Castillo made 69 starts in 116 games, batting .237 (65-for-274) with six home runs and 32 RBI.
In his senior season, Castillo posted his best numbers at the plate...made 31 starts in 46 games, batting .305 (36-for-118) with four home runs and 15 RBI...played at catcher, left field, first base and designated hitter...finished his career with his first career four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with one RBI on May 30 against Washington on Senior Day...went 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and one RBI on May 29 against Washington...had a home run and three RBI in a 5-3 win on May 19 at New Mexico State.
As a junior, Castillo made 17 starts in 28 games and batted .159 (11-for-69) with a home run and eight RBI with two stolen bases...had a 1-for-2 day at the plate with two walks and one RBI on March 16 against Winthrop...went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a 6-4 loss on March 8 at Tulane...had two singles on Feb. 27 against Western Carolina...recorded his first RBI of the season on Feb. 22 against Long Beach State.
He played for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League...batted .281 (54-for-192) with eight doubles, four home runs, 28 RBI and 10 stolen bases...made his second straight appearance in the All-Star Game.
He made 17 starts in 30 games, batting .242 (16-for-66) with one home run and eight RBI...had four doubles and one stolen base...started the season with a 3-for-34 (.088) performance at the plate before a season-high seven-game hitting streak...during the streak, he batted .571 (12-for-21) with three doubles, a home run and six RBI...recorded his first three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI on May 10 against Cal State Northridge...went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in a 13-10 win on May 14 at UC Riverside...in the summer, he played for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League...batted .272 (52-for-191) with 11 doubles, eight home runs and 32 RBI...led the team in home runs...during the summer, he played for the Alexandria Beetles and played in the All-Star Game...finished the season as the team's leading hitter, batting .309 (60-for-194) with 12 doubles, six home runs and 24 RBI.
He made four starts in 12 games as a 2007 freshman...batted .095 (2-for-21) with one RBI.
Castillo earned All-CIF Division I honors in his senior season at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif...batted .400 with four home runs and 30 RBI in his senior season...earned All-Serra League and preseason All-America honors as a senior...earned all-county and All-Serra League honors in his 2005 junior season after batting .411 with four home runs and 31 RBI at Mater Dei High...also played as a tight end on the football team...member of the National Honor Society and a College Board National Hispanic Scholar.
He is majoring in English...parents are Anthony and Deborah...has one sister, Katherine...favorite movies are Reservoir Dogs and Fight Club...favorite television shows are Family Guy, Reno 911 and The Simpsons...enjoys listening to Muse and Rise Against...lists his father and Ken Griffey, Jr., as his biggest sports heroes...birthdate is July 10, 1987.