Final Season: 1-on-1 with Lancaster's LG Castillo

Posted at 4:36 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 19:21:24-04

There's a good chance that come the MLB Draft in June, Lancaster's LG Castillo will be selected.  He's all ready met with 15 clubs.

"I'd be in my backyard hitting rocks off my bat, my mom screaming 'Don't do that!'" he joked. "I'd imagine I was the Cubs or something. It never really hit me I could be one of those guys on that's playing on TV."

"It would be a true honor to get drafted by any professional team."

But for the time being, he's committed to playing college baseball at Oklahoma and preparing for his final season with the Legends.

"I can still remember the e-mail that I got from his mom, and when he was in 8th grade and he wanted to come to intramurals," Head Coach Mark Dalfonso said.  "I remember seeing him and I looked up to him and I'm like 'Wow. This is a kid I think he could be pretty good'."

In his four years, LG has morphed into one of the most feared hitters in Western New York.  After hitting above 500, slugging seven home runs and driving in 30 runs to help power the Legends to their first sectional title since 2014 as a junior, he's looking for an encore performance.

"I don't know how many pitches he's going to see this year, because I know if I was coaching against him, I might not pitch to him," Dalfonso said.

On of the top prospects in the state, ranked 4th overall and 2nd at his position the senior is approaching this year as a new challenge.

"I know there's some guys out there coming for my head in a sense," he said.  "I know there are other guys that aren't going to throw to me."

"I just take it as a great compliment to the work I've put in and what everyone else around me has helped me achieve.  I look at it as a positive and I'm thankful for it."