Coppin State Baseball’s Marcos Castillo Signs Professional Contract With USPBL’s Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers

Marcos Castillo, who helped Coppin State’s baseball team to a 2022 MEAC Championship and first-ever NCAA Regional appearance, has signed a professional contract with the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers of the United Shore Professional Baseball League. The USPBL is a four-team independent league which was founded in 2016 and all games are played at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica.

Castillo is scheduled to make his professional debut on Thursday, June 23 against the Eastside Diamond Hoppers at 7:05 pm. Most games will be streamed on the league’s YouTube page.

Castillo is the second different former Eagles player to sign with a USPBL franchise, joining Jahmon Taylor who played for the Eastside Diamond Hoppers in 2019. A total of 45 USPBL players have signed with Major League Baseball organizations.

An outfielder from Round Rock, Texas, Castillo had an illustrious career with the Eagles, ranking among the program’s all-time top ten in several categories.  Castillo hit .326 in his career and holds the school-record with 15 triples.  He also ranks fifth in runs batted in (99) and stolen bases (44), sixth in base hits (169), doubles (35) and total bases (264) and tenth in runs scored (99).

Castillo was named the HBCU Freshman of the Year in 2018, helping the Eagles to a MEAC Regular Season title while hitting .303 with a league-high five triples. He hit .349 with another six triples as a sophomore before erupting for a .378 average with three home runs in a COVID-shortened 2020 season. This past season, Castillo hit .316 while leading Coppin in hits (62), doubles (13), RBI (40), total bases (96) and sacrifice flies (5) while adding a career-high five home runs and 18 stolen bases.

A 2022 First Team All-MEAC selection, Castillo posted 53 multi-hit efforts in 153 career games and tallied at least three hits in 18 games.

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