World Champs: Ranking the Eight Astros Most Deserving of their Rings

HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 05: The Houston Astros celebrate after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the 2022 World Series in Game Six of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 05, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 05: The Houston Astros celebrate after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the 2022 World Series in Game Six of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 05, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images) /
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Jason Castro walks off the field
HOUSTON, TEXAS – JUNE 06: Jason Castro #18 of the Houston Astros in action against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on June 06, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

7) Jason Castro

Jason Castro signed with the Astros for a second stint leading into the 2021 season. “Castro the Astro” had previously played with the franchise from 2010-2016, stabilizing the team through its darkest days. The catcher was the lone all-star on the 2013 team that finished 51-11.

After five seasons away, Castro returned in pursuit of a ring.

Although Houston came up just short in the 2021 World Series, their Game 6 victory over Philadelphia made Castro’s mission a success. Unfortunately for Castro, he was unable to contribute on-field in October, after suffering a season-ending injury having appeared in only 34 games.

In his final at-bat of the season, Castro went deep, giving the Astros a 2-0 victory over the Mets way back in June.

Questions loom about Castro’s future, but if his time with the Astros is done, he went out on top. A game-winning home run in his final AB and a World Series championship in his final appearance in the dugout–what a way to go out.

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