34 - Joe Castaldi
Joe Castaldi
Born: 01/22/1988
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sunrise, Fla.
High School: Pine Crest School
Position: P
2010: Team captain.

2009: Made 12 appearances, including eight starts, as a member of the Bulldogs' weekend rotation...Finished at 0-5 with a 7.75 earned run average in 38.1 innings of work...Allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of his 12 appearances and exited with a lead on three occasions...Racked up 24 strikeouts, including a season-high four K's in three appearances...Struck out four batters and allowed just two earned runs on March 28 at Princeton, leaving the game after 5.1 innings with a 3-2 lead...Allowed two earned runs and struck out four batters in seven innings of work at Harvard on April 12...Came on in relief and recorded a strikeout in the seventh inning with a tying-run on deck on April 23 at Hartford.

2008: Pitched in 12 games, making eight appearances out of the bullpen and four midweek starts...Posted a 2-0 record and 6.46 ERA...Made first collegiate start at Connecticut on March 26 and gave up three runs and five hits while striking out three in 4.1 innings...Struck out six and walked one in three hitless innings to earn the win in an 8-2 Yale victory over Fairfield on April 16...Also earned the win at Hartford on April 23, surrendering one hit and striking out two in two scoreless innings.

2007: Saw action in five games out of the bullpen...Pitched 3.1 innings of relief at Davidson on March 13 to earn his first collegiate win...Pitched a scoreless inning at Harvard on April 14.

Stuper Says: "Like Matt Smith, Joe threw the ball very well last year. He is a strong candidate for the rotation. He is very competitive and is our best fielding pitcher. I expect him to have a very good year."

Getting to Know Joe
Parents' Names: Angelo and Ann Castaldi
Major: Political Science
Best Athletic Moment: Striking out 17 batters in a seven-inning high school game
Favorite MLB Team: Florida Marlins
Favorite MLB Player: Hanley Ramirez
Favorite Quote: "The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love." - Bryant Gumbel
Biggest Inspiration: My family
One word to describe yourself as a person: Driven
One word to describe yourself as a player: Competitive
Why Yale?: Why not Yale? I would have regretted not coming here for the rest of my life.

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2007.... 12.38   1-0     5   0   0   0/0     0    8.0   18   13   11    4    2   5   1   1    47   .462   1   1   3   0  0
2008....  6.46   2-0    12   4   0   0/0     0   23.2   29   17   17   10   19   6   1   3   109   .309   1   3   2   0  0
2009....  7.75   0-5    12   8   0   0/0     0   38.1   48   41   33   12   24  11   0   5   186   .302   4  12   1   2  1
TOTAL...  7.84   3-5    29  12   0   0/0     0   70.0   95   71   61   26   45  22   2   9   342   .325   6  16   6   2  1