Astros All-Star catcher Jason Castro concluded his 2013 campaign Sunday and will remain busy throughout the offseason as he wraps up his degree plan at Stanford University.
According to MLB.com, the 26-year-old Castro is two classes shy of earning his degree in sociology from Stanford.
Castro was selected by the Astros in the first round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
He's been taking classes off and on over the past few years and now his focus and self-discipline is about to pay off.
"It's been a long time coming," Castro told MLB.com. "I got to go back in 2010 and take some classes. I tried to get it all done in one shot, but the way it's kind of structured, I wasn't going to be able to get it all done at once. I broke it up into two parts and this is the second part. I'm excited to get it over with and finally be done."
Castro hit .276 with 18 homers, 56 RBI and 35 doubles over 435 at-bats in 120 games for the Astros this season.