Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2007 Columbus Clippers Kory Casto

Who is this? Kory Casto, an infielder & outfielder in the Washington Nationals organization

What is this? An autographed card from the 2007 Columbus Clippers team set

Where'd I get it? I got a partial set including a few already-signed cards in a trade in 2008.

How much did it cost? I don't remember what I gave up

Why is this so special? Kory Casto was the third-round draft pick of the Montreal Expos in 2003, their second-to-last year of existence. He was rated as one of the Washington Nationals' top prospects from 2005-07, but hasn't really achieved much success at the major league level.

Casto made his major league debut in 2007, appearing in 16 games for the Nats. He got a longer shot in 2008, appearing in 66 games. So far, Casto has a lifetime major league average of .194 with two home runs and 19 RBI. Last year, he spent the entire season in Syracuse. There, he hit .271 with eight home runs and 58 RBI in 126 games.

Casto doesn't have a bad autograph, but I doubt you'd be able to puzzle it out if you didn't know what you were looking at.

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