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Christian Del Castillo

position

Outfield

Height

5-9

Weight

183 lbs.

Class

Redshirt Junior

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Seton Hall / Belen Jesuit

Christian Del Castillo - Baseball - University of Miami Athletics

The asterisk next to 2020 and 2021 season¬†bios indicate the NCAA‚Äôs decision to grant an extra year of eligibility for student-athletes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; the student-athlete‚Äôs year of eligibility did not ‚Äúadvance‚ÄĚ from 2020¬†to 2021¬†due to this NCAA ruling.

2021 CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA, FIRST TEAM, OF
2021 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM, OF
2021 ABCA/RAWLINGS SOUTHEAST ALL-REGION, SECOND TEAM, OF
2021 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC
2021 CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 4, OF
ACC Co-PLAYER OF THE WEEK, (2/22/21)

*Redshirt Junior (2021): Started all 54 games in the outfield…Named team MVP and Rookie of the Year…Led Hurricanes with .369 average…Scored 34 runs and drove in 40 RBI…Had 11 doubles, a triple and four homers…Was second on the team with seven stolen bases…Slugged .495 and posted a team-high .439 on-base percentage…Led Canes with 23 multi-hit games and ranked second on the team with 10 multi-RBI performances…Had a season-long eight-game hit streak and a 15-game on-base streak…Went 2-for-3 with a double and 3 RBI in Miami debut at preseason No. 1 Florida (Feb. 19)…Went 2-for-5 with two RBI to take series at Florida (Feb. 21)…Went 1-for-4 in home opener vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 26)…Was 3-for-4 with two RBI in series finale vs. Virginia Tech (Feb. 28)…Went 2-for-3 with a run scored to clinch series at NC State (Mar. 7)…Doubled and scored a run in win over FAU (Mar. 9)…Went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in win over Wake Forest (Mar. 12)…Tripled as part of 2-for-4 game to sweep Wake Forest (Mar. 13)…Was 2-for-4 with three RBI in win at FGCU (Mar. 17)…Went 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Florida State (Mar. 20)…Had three hits including a double and two runs scored in win at FAU (Mar. 23)…Went 1-for-3 with two RBI in win at Virginia (Mar. 26)…Went 1-for-4 with a run scored in series-clinching win at Virginia (Mar. 28)…Singled, scored a run and drove in a run in win at FIU (Mar. 31)…Hit first homer as a Cane in win over Duke (Apr. 2)…Posted a season-high four hits in win over Duke (Apr. 3)…Singled and drove in a run in win over FIU (Apr. 7)…Went 1-for-4 with a run scored in series opener at Pitt (Apr. 9)…Went 3-for-3 with an RBI at Pitt (Apr. 10)…Doubled and scored a run in series finale at Pitt (Apr. 11)…Went 3-for-4 with an RBI in win over FGCU (Apr. 14)…Went 2-for-4 with a double in series opener vs. Clemson (Apr. 16)…Homered and drove in three runs in win over Clemson (Apr. 17)…Went 2-for- 3 with a homer in second half of doubleheader at North Carolina (Apr. 23)…Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in win at North Carolina (Apr. 25)…Singled, scored a run and drove in a run in win over FGCU (Apr. 27)…Doubled in win at Boston College (May 1)…Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in series finale at Boston College (May 2)…Homered and drove in three runs in win over App State (May 8)…Went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI to sweep App State (May 9)…Went 2-for-2 in series opener vs. Georgia Tech (May 14)…Had two hits and run scored in win over Georgia Tech (May 15)…Had a base hit and an RBI in win over Georgia Tech (May 16)…Doubled and scored a run in series-opening win at Louisville (May 20)…Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in victory at Louisville (May 21)…Doubled and scored a run in ACC tournament debut vs. Duke (May 27)…Had two hits and scored two runs in ACC tournament vs. Florida State (May 28)…Made NCAA tournament debut in win over South Alabama (June 4)…Went 2-for-4 with a double vs. USF (June 5)…Singled and walked twice vs. South Alabama (June 6).

*Redshirt Junior (2020 ‚Äď Seton Hall): Appeared in 10 games with eight starts‚ĶHad an RBI single in the series-opening win over USC on Feb. 28‚ĶWent 2-for-4 against the Trojans on Feb. 29‚ĶDrove in a run on an RBI single as part of a 2-for-4 at Fresno State on March 3‚ĶDrew a walk and scored a run vs. Fairleigh Dickinson on March 11.

Redshirt Sophomore (2019 ‚Äď Seton Hall):¬† Named Seton Hall‚Äôs Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year‚ĶAppeared and started in 47 games‚ĶOutfield starter‚ĶBatted .286 with five home runs and 35 RBIs, all career-highs‚ĶLed Seton Hall with a .505 slugging percentage and 17 doubles‚ĶHad a team-best 26 extra-base hits‚ĶMade just one error in 86 defensive chances‚ĶRanked third on the team with 14 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games‚ĶStole three bases in four attempts‚ĶRanked third in the BIG EAST in doubles and ninth in slugging percentage‚ĶTied for fourth in the conference with four triples‚ĶTied for the BIG EAST lead with six sacrifice flies‚ĶReached base three times, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and two runs scored vs. Creighton in the BIG EAST Championship on May 23‚ĶReached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a triple, two RBIs and a run scored at St. John‚Äôs on May 17‚ĶDrove in two runs in game two of a doubleheader vs. Georgetown on May 11‚ĶWent 2-for-5 with a triple and a run scored at Xavier on May 4‚ĶWalked three times and stole a base vs. Butler on April 28‚ĶWent 3-for-5 with two RBIs in game two of a doubleheader vs. Butler on April 27‚ĶNamed Seton Hall‚Äôs Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year‚ĶWent 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs at TCU on April 14‚ĶWalked three times at Princeton on April 10‚ĶReached base three times at Rider, going 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored on April 9‚ĶWalked twice and belted a home run at FDU on April 2‚Ķ Went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and an RBI at Iona on March 31‚ĶReached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored at FDU on March 27‚ĶNamed BIG EAST Player of the Week on March 25‚ĶWent 4-for-5 with a home run, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs at Monmouth on March 24‚ĶDrove in a career-high five runs, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and two runs scored vs. Wagner on March 23‚ĶWent 2-for-5 with two stolen bases, two runs scored, a walk and an RBI at Wagner on March 19…Had two RBIs, two runs scored and two sacrifice flies vs. Harvard on March 15‚ĶFinished only a single shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, a double, a sacrifice fly, two runs scored and four RBIs vs. Bucknell on March 12‚ĶReached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored at FIU on March 10‚ĶWent 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored at FIU on March 9‚ĶBIG EAST All-Academic Team.

Redshirt Freshman (2018 ‚Äď Seton Hall):¬† Appeared in 47 games, making 44 starts‚Ķ Primary corner outfield starter‚Ķ Batted .237 with two home runs and 15 RBIs‚ĶMade just one error in 60 defensive chances‚ĶHad 10 multi-hit games‚Ķ Had four multi-RBI games‚ĶBelted a two-run home run and went 2-for-5 with three RBIs in the early game vs. St. John‚Äôs on Championship Sunday of the 2018 BIG EAST Tournament on May 27‚ĶWent 2-for-3 vs. Georgetown in game one of a doubleheader on May 19‚ĶWent 3-for-4 with two RBIs vs. Villanova on April 27‚ĶWent 2-for-4 with a run scored at Butler on April 21‚ĶWent 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at Butler on April 22‚ĶWent 2-for-6 with two runs scored at Hawaii on March 23‚ĶNamed to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on March 19‚ĶWent 2-for-4 with an RBI vs. Missouri State on March 17‚ĶReached base three times, going 2-for-4 with his first career home run, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs at Oklahoma State on March 16‚ĶReached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk vs. Saint Peter‚Äôs on March 14‚ĶReached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk at Florida Atlantic on March 9‚ĶDrove in a pair of runs vs. Central Michigan on March 6‚ĶReached base three times, with two walks, a hit-by-pitch and a stolen base vs. Seattle on March 2‚ĶMade his collegiate debut and collected his first career hit, a double, at NC State in game one of a doubleheader on Feb. 16‚ĶBIG EAST All-Academic Team.

True Freshman (2017 ‚Äď Seton Hall): Did not see game action‚ĶBIG EAST All-Academic Team.

High School: Attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida‚ĶFour-year letter-winner as an outfielder‚Ķ Named 2016 Miami Herald Player of the Year‚ĶThree-time All-District and All-County selection‚ĶNamed District Hitter and Player of the Year as a senior‚ĶBatted .500 as a senior with two home runs, 24 RBIs and 12 stolen bases‚ĶBroke Belen‚Äôs record for doubles and triples in a season as a senior‚ĶParticipated in the 2016 Florida Athletics Coaches All-Star Game‚ĶBatted over .315 in all four seasons‚ĶHelped lead Belen to 72 victories in four seasons including a district and regional championship in 2016‚ĶGraduated Magna Cum Laude‚ĶFour-year honor roll member‚ĶThree-year member of the National Honor Society‚ĶTwo-year member of the National Science Honor Society‚ĶVice President of the Belen Guardians, which helps kids with disabilities at ‚ÄúThe Learning Experience‚Ä̂ĶVice President of ‚ÄúBattle-Up,‚ÄĚ which helps fundraise money for cancer research and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Personal: Son of Carlos and Madeline Del Castillo…Older brother of Miami catcher Adrian Del Castillo…Graduated from Seton Hall in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry…Nominated for Big East Sports Excellence Award (2018-2019)…Member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Student-Athlete Honor Society…Pursuing a master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.