Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #103 Luis Castillo Defense


Sep 26, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; A member of the Yankee Stadium grounds crew switches out a commemorative Mariano Rivera third base between the second and third innings of a game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. For moment 103 we are going to look at a player who has had his fair share of Marlins moments, some we’ve already talked about and plenty more yet to come. Today we look at Luis Castillo’s 2003 Gold Glove Award at Second Base.

Just like Mike Lowell, Luis won another award with the Marlins, the Lou Brock Award. Luis defense at second base made him an amazing sight to watch. In 2003 Luis recorded 286 putouts, 433 assist, only 10 errors, was part of 99 Double Plays, and had a fielding percentage of .986 (.003 above the league average). It was almost guaranteed that if you went to a Marlins game in 2003 you were going to get a show from Luis at second base. His turnings of double plays were a thing of beauty. Thanks in part to his amazing skill at second base Luis was selected to his 2nd All-Star game in his career up to that point.

Now I know what you all are saying, “but Andy didn’t Luis have more Gold Gloves with the Marlins?” My response to that would be… Join me next time as we continue our look at the Marlins’ Gold Glove Awards in the Greatest Moments in Marlins History!