He, his wife Paige and daughter Kenzie reside in Sherwood, Ore., during the offseason...Batted .322 (66-for-205) with 38 runs scored, 12 doubles, 10 home runs and 46 RBI at the University of Portland in 2002...Hit .338 (66-for-195) with 42 runs scored, 18 doubles, 13 home runs and 55 RBI at the University of Portland in 2003.2009Spent the entire 2009 season with Triple-A Syracuse after having his contract outrighted by the Washington Nationals on April 3...Collected a season-high four hits on April 9 versus Rochester -- matched the high with four hits on May 1 at Charlotte, August 3 at Norfolk and August 14 versus Rochester...Belted a season-best two home runs on July 6 versus Lehigh Valley...Hit .308 (32-for-104) in 30 games during August...Saw action with Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League following the season, batting .322 (28-for-87) with 12 runs scored, three doubles, a home run and six RBI in 25 games.2008Split the 2008 season between Washington and Triple A Columbus -- saw action in a career-high 66 games during his three stints with the Nationals...Opened the season with Columbus, seeing action in seven games before he was sidelined April 10-May 18 with a right wrist hamate fracture...Tabbed the International League Player of the Week for May 19-25 after hitting .500 (12-for-24) with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI in six games...Recalled from Columbus by Washington on June 3...Established a career high with three hits in the second game of a doubleheader on June 5 versus St. Louis -- matched the high with three hits on September 5 at Atlanta...Belted his first major league home run on June 15 at Seattle, a three-run shot as a pinch-hitter off Mark Lowe in the eighth inning -- established a career best with three RBI...Optioned to Columbus by the Nationals on July 3 -- saw action in one game with Columbus before he was recalled by the Nationals on July 8...Optioned back to Columbus by Washington on August 19 -- recalled by the Nationals for the remainder of the season on September 1.2007Hit .130 in 16 games during first exposure to the big leagues...was not a member of the Nationals' Opening Day
roster, but was recalled for the 2nd game of the season as Nook Logan came down with an injury...enjoyed 2 stints
with Washington...made 12 starts (11 in LF and one at 1B)...in MLB debut, April 3 vs. FLA, went 1-for-4 with a
walk...first big-league hit was a 4th-inning lead-off single off Scott Olsen...was optioned to Columbus on April 18
but returned less than 2 weeks later...was hitless in final 15 at-bats with Washington...had a strong Spring Training
campaign, batting . 271 with 5 RBI, 7 walks and a .364 on-base percentage in 21 games.
Game-By-Game Highlights: First big league RBI, April 30 at SDP, came via a 7th-inning double that provided the
decisive run in Washington's 3-2 win.
In minor leagues: In first Triple-A campaign, batted .246 with 20 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in 114 games
with Columbus...hit .324 (12-for-37) with 4 homers in 10 games between his 2 big league stints, and .238 (89-for-374) in 104 games the rest of the way...started 58 games at 3B, 46 in LF, 5 as the DH and one at 1B...strung
together a 10-game hitting streak May 29-June 8...batted .395 (15-for-38) with 4 doubles, 4 homers, 9 RBI and
scored 11 runs during the 10-game run.2006Did nothing to lose luster as the Nationals' top prospect among position players...playing for Harrisburg of the Double-A
Eastern League, hit .272 with 20 home runs and 80 RBI in first exposure above Single-A level and was again named
Nationals Minor League Player of the Year...began season at 3B, but begining July 1, shifted to LF...was named EL
Rookie of the Year in a poll of league managers, coaches, writers and radio/TVbroadcasters...following season, was
rated by Baseball America as owning the EL's best strike-zone judgement...ranked among EL leaders in games (first,
140), walks (first, 81), runs (2nd, 84), RBI (3rd, 80), OBP (3rd, .379) and home runs (tied for 5th, 20)...ranked among
organizational leaders in batting (5th), homers (tied for 2nd) and RBI (first)...hit .324 with 7 doubles, 7 homers and 29
RBI in June...hit 2 homers on June 13 at Altoona and Aug. 6 vs. Reading...following the season, hit .302 (16-for-53) with
4 doubles, one homer and 9 RBI in 15 games with the Peoria Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League...was named the No.
14 prospect (No. 8 position player) in the AFL, per Baseball America, despite taking a 2-week hiatus to get married.2005Batted .290 with 22 home runs, 90 RBIs and a .394 on-base percentage for the Class A Potomac Nationals and was named the Nationals' Minor League Player of the Year. ... Casto, the franchise's third-round selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft, earned a spot on both the mid- and postseason Carolina League All-Star teams, and was named the best defensive third baseman in a poll of Carolina League managers.