JOHN PAUL CASTRO
2001-02 AT POLK C.C.: Played two seasons at Polk Community College in Winter Haven, Fla. ... In 2002 at Polk he recorded a .373 batting average (78-209) with 36 runs scored and 30 stolen bases ... Ranked among state's top stolen bases leaders ... Also had 15 doubles, five triples, two homers and 52 RBI ... Was named the Polk Offensive Player of the Year ... In his first season he started 40 games in the outfield ... Hit . 326 with two home runs and led Vikings in RBI (47).
PREP: A 2000 graduate of Key West High School where he lettered in baseball for three years for head coach Brookes Carey ... Led team to 25-8 record as a senior after hitting .260 with four home runs and 27 RBI ... Hit .267 with 19 RBI as a junior ... Helped lead Key West to the 1998 state title as a sophomore ... Earned all county honors as a left fielder and shortstop.