The Crimson Tide's total ranks second in the conference this season
CAREER ACCOLADES 2013 NCBWA Freshman All-America Second Team 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
SENIOR (2016) Nicholls State (2/24): Started his first game since 2013, going 3.0 innings and allowing two hits while striking out a pair ... tossed 40 total pitches. Brown (3/6): Made his second start of the season, tossing 4.0 frames of one-hit baseball as the Tide combined to shut out the Bears ... issue three walks and struck out three batters. Southern Miss (3/15): Made his first relief appearance of the season, tossing 1.1 innings and allowing three earned runs on five hits with one strikeout. Tennessee (3/26-Game 2): Worked 2.0 scoreless innings, with one walk and two strikeouts. Georgia (4/1): Entered in a relief role, working 2.0 scoreless innings and allowing two hits while striking out a pair. Georgia (4/2): Tossed 1.1 innings of relief, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out one Bulldog hitter. Kentucky (4/9): Did not record an out, allowing three runs on two hits and one walk.
JUNIOR (2015) Finished his junior campaign ranking second in appearances out of the bullpen with 24 ... owned a 3-1 record with four saves and sported a 3.12 ERA (17 ER/49.0 IP) with 46 strikeouts compared to 16 walks ... was a perfect 2-0 with one save in SEC play ... set career-highs in innings, strikeouts and wins ... his four saves ranked second on the team, with all of the saves being multi-inning efforts ... owned the season-long mark for consecutive scoreless innings out of the pen, working 11.2 scoreless frames from Feb. 13-March 3 ... tossed 3.0 or more innings in six of his outings. Maryland Eastern Shore (2/13): Claimed the Tide's first save of the season ... worked 3.0 IP and struck out five while allowing three hits. Houston (2/22): Shut down the Cougars across the final 2.2 innings of the game, striking out two and giving up two hits for his second save of the season. Louisiana-Lafayette (2/27): Collected his first win of the year in the series-opener with the Ragin' Cajuns ... tossed 2.0 scoreless IP with three strikeouts. Mississippi State (3/15): Came home with his second win of the season and the series victory over the Bulldogs on getaway day ... worked 2.2 innings, allowing one hit and walk across the 11 batters faced. Texas A&M (3/21): Picked up his third save of the season, retiring the final six batters in the Tide's 6-2 win over the Aggies ... the win ended the Aggies' streak of consecutive victories at 24. Florida (3/27): Claimed his career-high third win, working 3.2 IP and allowing two runs on four hits in game one of the doubleheader in Gainesville. LSU (4/4): Tossed a career-high 5.2 scoreless innings of relief against the third-ranked Tigers ... allowed four hits and walked one while striking out five batters to help send the game into extra-innings. Mississippi Valley State (4/21): Earned his fourth save of the season in game one of the twinbill ... tossed 2.0 IP with one walk and one strikeout. Vanderbilt (5/14): Worked 3.0 innings in game one with the No. 7 Commodores, collecting seven of his nine outs by way of the strikeout ... allowed just one hit and one walk to close out the 2-1 loss.
SOPHOMORE (2014) Made 17 total appearances with three starts ... went 1-0 and struck out 26 over 35.1 IP, serving primarily in a middle relief role. St. Louis (2/16): Allowed two earned runs on two hits with three walks and a strikeout over 3.0 IP in his first career start. Stephen F. Austin (2/23): Posted the longest outing of his career in his second start against Stephen F. Austin ... struck out four in 5.0 IP and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits. Kentucky (3/15): Tossed three scoreless innings of relief in the rubber-match win over 20th-ranked Wildcats. Texas A&M (4/5): Picked up his lone win of the season after blanking the Aggies over 2.2 IP, scattering three hits and a walk.
FRESHMAN (2013) Earned Freshman All-American honors from Louisville Slugger ... also named a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Second Team Freshman All-American ... garnered SEC All-Freshman team and SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll honors ... set an Alabama freshman record with 12 saves, which tied for the third-most saves in a single season in UA annals ... his 12 saves rank ninth on the Alabama career saves list ... was ninth in the SEC in saves ... finished the year with a 2-3 record and a 3.38 ERA in a team-high 26 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... totaled 43 strikeouts across 42.2 IP while holding opponents to a .220 average against ... appeared in 13 conference games, posting a 2.66 ERA and collecting seven saves ... had 19 strikeouts in 20.1 IP against conference competition ... made three appearances in the postseason, recording a save in the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. Virginia Military Institute (2/15): Earned the win in his Alabama debut, tossing 3.1 IP in the season opener. Florida Atlantic (2/23): Threw the final 3.0 innings against the Owls to pick up his first career save. Tulane (3/3): Registered his second career win after throwing 4.1 IP and striking out six batters. Louisville (3/8): Threw 2.1 scoreless innings of relief in the series opener at No. 5 Louisville, allowing one hit and striking out one. Jacksonville State (3/20): Earned his second save of the year after pitching one scoreless inning and striking out one. Georgia (3/22): Collected the save in the series opener, throwing 1.1 scoreless IP without allowing a hit. Georgia (3/24): Threw 2.0 scoreless IP in relief against the Bulldogs to record his fourth save and secure the Tide's first shutout of the year. Auburn (3/28): Struck out the final batter of the series opener at Auburn to record his team-leading fifth save. Arkansas (4/6): Pitched the final inning in the 5-0 victory over the ninth-ranked Razorbacks, allowing no runs or hits. Texas A&M (4/27): Picked up the save in the second game of the series with the Aggies, allowing one walk in one scoreless, hitless inning with one strikeout. Missouri (5/10): After allowing two walks, he struck out the final three batters to earn the save in the series opener against the Tigers. Vanderbilt (5/17): Earned his 10th save after allowing a base hit in the final inning of the extra-innings victory at top-ranked Vandy in Nashville.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA Was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 27th round of the 2012 MLB Draft ... helped Russell County High School compile a 41-12 record in 2012 ... posted a 6-2 record in a 0.73 ERA in 57.2 IP as a senior ... held opponents to a .135 batting average in 2012 while striking out 85 batters and walking just 14 ... did not allow an earned run in his final seven appearances of that 2012 season ... was a 2012 preseason Southeast All-Region Second Team selection by Perfect Game USA ... named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All-American First Team prior to his senior campaign ... was ranked as the No. 18 prospect in Alabama and the 364th prep player nationally by PG USA ... named to the 2012 Alabama Top-100 players list ... a 2011 Class 5A Honorable Mention All-State selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... posted a 10-1 record and a 2.01 ERA in 2011 ... finished that junior season with 66.1 IP, striking out 115 over that time and tossing seven complete games and three shutouts ... selected as a Perfect Game USA Honorable Mention Preseason High School Underclassmen All-American in 2011 ... participated in student government and Fellowship of Christian Athletes at RCHS ... son of Raymond and Kelly Castillo ... has two sisters, Sara and Samantha ... born Raymond Orlando Castillo on March 23, 1994 ... majoring in human performance exercise science.