- Full name Timothy Donald Locastro
- Born 07/14/1992 in Syracuse, NY
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Ithaca
- Debut 09/29/2017
- Drafted in the 13th round (385th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013.
Organization Prospect Rankings
The Blue Jays geared up to sign Vladimir Guerrero Jr. during the 2015 international signing period, but also craved enough pool space to only take one year of signing penalties instead of two. To that end, the Dodgers sent three international bonus slots totaling $1,071,300 to the Blue Jays and received Locastro and righthander Chase De Jong in return. The speedy Locastro hit .308 and stole 34 bases at Double-A and Triple-A in 2017, and made his big league debut in September. His carrying tool is his plus-plus speed, so much so the Dodgers considered carrying him on their postseason roster solely as a pinch-runner. He is a quick-twitch athlete whose elite speed plays up with exceptional reads and jumps. He averaged 33 stolen bases at each of his full-season stops, and did it at a nearly 80 percent success rate. Locastro is also a solid contact hitter who gets out of the box quickly and posts a lot of doubles with his speed. His actions at second base and shortstop aren't particularly smooth, so he began playing center field, where is still not comfortable with his routes. Locastro's speed and touch of hitting ability make him a utility candidate––a role he is ready to fill in the majors in 2018.
Best Tools List
- Rated Fastest Baserunner in the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018