Rico Castro

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Rico Anthony Castro

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 190 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Rico Castro was a top player in Guam.

He helped win Guam win Gold in the 1999 South Pacific Games. [1] He was an outfielder for the Guam national team that won the 1999 Oceania Championship. [2] He hit .421 when Guam took Gold in the 2003 South Pacific Games, scoring eight runs and driving in seven in seven games. He tied Jim Reyes and Ronald Peau for 6th in runs and was 6th in RBI. [3]

In the 2003 Oceania Championship, he was Guam's top hitter (7 for 14, BB, 2B, R) and stole two bases. On defense, he had 9 putouts, two assists and an error. He was second in the event in hits (behind Daniel Floyd's 9), tied Keith Hattig for the most steals and tied Floyd for the best average. [4] He was 3 for 8 with 4 runs in the 2005 South Pacific Mini-Games, tying for 5th in runs while Guam got Gold. [5]

The veteran was still rolling by the 2011 Pacific Games. He was 3 for 3 against the Northern Mariana Islands and drove in four while falling a triple shy of cycle against American Samoa. Guam won Silver. Entering the Gold Medal Game (for which stats are not available), he had hit .500/.524/.750 with six RBI in games, fielding .917. He led the event in average (.062 ahead of Daniel Va'a), slugging (.017 ahead of Reyes), OBP (.050 ahead of Reyes), hits (10, tied with Jesus Iguel and Melngis Uchel), RBI (one ahead of Emosi Gotegote, Remi Couarraze and Manuel Sablan Jr.), homers (tied with Lieb Bells, Reyes and Ryan Martinez at 1) and total bases (15, tied with Juan Maratita) while tying for 4th with two doubles. [6]


  1. Guam Olympic Committee
  2. Baseball Oceania History PDF, pg. 17
  3. Wayback Archive, Sportingpulse.com
  4. Baseball Oceania History PDF, pg. 19
  5. 2005 South Pacific Mini-Games
  6. 2011 Pacific Games