Adrian Del Castillo
The asterisk next to 2020 and 2021 season bios indicate the NCAA’s decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete’s year of eligibility did not “advance” from 2020 to 2021 due to this NCAA ruling.
2021 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM, C
NCBWA NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK, (4/5/21)
ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK, (4/5/21)
2021 USA BASEBALL GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST
2021 BASEBALL AMERICA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM
2021 COLLEGIATE BASEBALL PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM
2021 D1 BASEBALL PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM
2021 PERFECT GAME PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM
2021 NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, SECOND TEAM
2021 BUSTER POSEY AWARD SEMIFINALIST
2020 USA BASEBALL GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST
2020 COLLEGIATE BASEBALL PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM
2020 NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM
2020 D1 BASEBALL PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, THIRD TEAM
2020 PERFECT GAME PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA, THIRD TEAM
*Sophomore (2021): Started all 54 games, making 42 starts at catcher, six in right field and six at designated hitter…Was one of three team captains in 2021…Hit .275 with a team-high 13 doubles, one triple, three homers and 37 RBI…Scored 37 runs, posted a .775 OPS and stole one base…Ranked third on the team with 16 multi-hit games and third with eight multi-RBI games…Had an 18-game on-base streak that was second-longest on team…Doubled and drove in two runs in win at preseason No. 1 Florida (Feb. 20)…Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored to take series at Florida (Feb. 21)…Singled and drove in a run in home opener vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 26)…Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in win over Virginia Tech (Feb. 27)…Had two hits and a run scored in series finale vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 28)…Singled and drove in a run in win at NC State (Mar. 6)…Homered in series-clinching win at NC State (Mar. 7)…Went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in win over FAU (Mar. 9)…Homered in win over Wake Forest (Mar. 13)…Went 2-for-4 with a triple in win at FGCU (Mar. 17)…Doubled in series opener vs. Florida State (Mar. 19)…Went 2-for-4 in series finale vs. Florida State (Mar. 21)…Was 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored in win at FAU (Mar. 23)…Had two doubles and four RBI in win at FIU (Mar. 31)…Doubled in series opener vs. Duke (Apr. 2)…Went 3-for-5 with two RBI in win over Duke (Apr. 3)…Had two hits and an RBI to sweep Duke (Apr. 4)…Went 2-for-4 with a double in series opener at Pitt (Apr. 9)…Was 2-for-4 in series finale at Pitt (Apr. 11)…Doubled and drove in a run in series-opening win vs. Clemson (Apr. 16)…Went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in win over Clemson (Apr. 17)…Doubled, drove in a run and scored a run in second half of doubleheader at North Carolina (Apr. 23)…Went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in win at North Carolina (Apr. 25)…Was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in win over FGCU (Apr. 27)…Singled, scored a run and drove in a run in win at Boston College (May 1)…Went 1-for-1 with three walks and two runs score in win over App State (May 8)…Was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to sweep App State (May 9)…Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in series opener vs. Georgia Tech (May 14)…Doubled and drove in two runs in win over Georgia Tech (May 15)…Was 2-for-4 with two RBI in series-clinching win over Georgia Tech (May 16)…Went 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in sweep-clinching win at Louisville (May 22)…Was 1-for-4 in ACC tournament against Florida State (May 28)…Drove in a run in NCAA tournament win over South Alabama (June 4)…Singled in NCAA tournament game vs. USF (June 5).
*Sophomore (2020): Started all 16 games in shortened 2020 college baseball season, making 13 starts at catcher, two in right field and one at designated hitter…Hit a team-best .358 (19-for-53) with two doubles, a triple, two homers and a stolen base…Tied for team-lead with 13 runs scored and tied for second with 15 RBI…Tied for season-long eight-game hitting streak…Reached base in 14 of 16 games…Tied for second with five multi-hit games and tied for team-best four multi-RBI performances…Named ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 17, 2020…Had game-winning hit in all three games in season-opening sweep of Rutgers (Feb. 14-16)…Went 3-for-4 with two homers, a double and three RBI in win over Rutgers (Feb. 15)…Had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI in win over Kent State (Feb. 19)…Went 2-for-3 vs. No. 2 Florida (Feb. 22)…Had three hits and scored two runs in win over USF (Feb. 26)…Had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI in sweep of Towson (Feb. 28- Mar. 1)…Singled, drove in a run and stole a base at FAU (Mar. 4)…Doubled and drove in three runs in win over Pitt (Mar. 7)…Walked twice and scored a run in win at No. 12 UCF (Mar. 11).
2019 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (Baseball America, D1 Baseball, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, Perfect Game, NCBWA)
2019 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM
2019 ACC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
2019 ABCA ALL-REGION
2019 ALL-STARKVILLE REGIONAL
2019 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
True Freshman (2019): Started all 61 games, making 31 starts in right field, 16 at designated hitter, 12 at catcher and two at third base…Hit.331 with 78 hits, 22 doubles and 72 RBI, all team-bests… Scored 58 runs and clubbed 12 homers, while striking out just 24 times in 236 at-bats…Tied for the team lead with 22 multi-hit games and was second on the team with 18 multi-RBI performances…Began his career with a 15-game hitting streak that tied for the longest by a Miami freshman since Esteban Tresgallo in 2012…Had a 23-game on-base streak that was second-longest on the team…His 72 RBI are the second-most by a UM freshman in program history, finishing just four shy of Ryan Braun’s record 76, set in 2003…The 72 runs batted were also the most by a Miami freshman since Yonder Alonso drove in 69 runs as a freshman in 2006…His 18 multi-RBI games are the most by a Hurricane freshman since Zack Collins posted 15 in 2014…Had three hits and three RBI in Hurricane debut vs. Rutgers (Feb 15)…Went 2-for-4 with three RBI in sweep-clinching win over Rutgers (Feb. 17)…Had two RBI in win vs. FAU (Feb. 20)…Hit first career home run at Florida (Feb. 24)…Had a double and an RBI in first career start at catcher on Mar. 2 vs. UMBC…Had a hit and an RBI in walk-off win vs. Georgia Tech (Mar. 9)…Had two hits and two RBI in win over Jackson State (Mar. 13)…Homered and drove in three runs at UNC (Mar. 17)…Doubled and drove in a run in series opener vs. NC State (Mar. 22)…Homered and drove in four runs in back-to-back games at Pitt (Mar. 29-30)…Had a hit and two runs scored in series-opening win over Florida State (Apr. 5)… Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI in win vs. FGCU (Apr. 9)…Homered and drove in four runs in series-opening win at Virginia (Apr. 13)…Doubled twice in three-hit, four-RBI win over FGCU (Apr. 16)…Had two doubles and two RBI in series opener at Louisville (Apr. 18)…Scored three runs in win at Louisville (Apr. 19)…Had an RBI and a run scored in series-opening win over Virginia Tech (Apr. 26)…Homered and drove in a pair of runs in sweep-clinching win over Virginia Tech (Apr. 28)…Had four hits, including two doubles, and two RBI in win over Bethune-Cookman (May 4)…Was 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored in sweep-clinching win over Bethune-Cookman (May 5)…Hit a solo homer vs.. UCF (May 8)…Smacked a solo homer in series-clinching win at Wake Forest (May 11)…Homered and drove in two runs in ACC tournament debut vs. Virginia (May 23)…Went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in ACC tournament game vs. UNC (May 24)…Hit two homers and drove in four runs in NCAA tournament debut vs. Central Michigan (May 31)…Went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored in NCAA tournament game vs. Southern (June 1)…Homered and drove in three runs in NCAA tournament win over Central Michigan (June 2).
High School: Selected in the 36th round of 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Chicago White Sox…Played baseball for four years at Gulliver Prep…Team captain in 2018…Named to Miami Herald All-Dade First Team in 2018 after hitting .530 with 15 home runs and 39 RBI…As a junior, hit .435 with six home runs… Batted .449 with eight home runs as a sophomore…Earned the Raider Pride Award in 2018
Personal: Parents are Carlos and Madeline Del Castillo…Has one brother, Christian, who plays baseball at Miami after attending Seton Hall from 2017-20…Intends to major in accounting