Vinny Castilla Vinicio Castilla Soria, commonly known as Vinny Castilla (born July 4, 1967 in Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico), is a Major League Baseball third baseman who was traded to the San Diego Padres between the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Previously, he played with the Washington Nationals (2005), Atlanta Braves (1991-92, 2002-03), Colorado Rockies (1993-99, 2004), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2000, 2001) and Houston Astros (2001).
A huge favorite among Rockies fans, Castilla hit 40 home runs both in 1996 and 1997, 46 in 1998, and has compiled five 100-plus RBI seasons, leading the National League with a career-high 131 in 2004. He helped to lead the Rockies to their only playoffs appearance in 1995. He remains in the top ten in many offensive categories for the Rockies.
In 14-season career Castilla is a .280 hitter with 303 home runs and 1012 RBI in 1625 games.
Castilla was a member of the inaugural Colorado Rockies team that began play in Major League Baseball in 1993.