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2012 Player Rating And Review - Jaime Castrillon

El Fantasma had the numbers in 2012, but he lacked the consistency to be a leading star on occasion.


Through the month of December, Burgundy Wave will do a short review of every player who received even a paltry sum of minutes in 2012. We start with the goalkeepers and then move our way up to the forwards. Today, we'll cover Jaime Castrillon.

Name: Jaime Castrillon
Number: 23
Appearances: 30
Stats: 8 goals, 4 assists

It's hard to complain when a midfielder nets you eight goals and four assists in a season. Yet, Jaime Castrillon was such an odd player to watch in 2012 that it's hard to get a consistent opinion on the guy.

Was he a striker? Was he a winger? Was he a central midfielder? Well, he was all of those, and none at the same time.

Jaime played an archetype that we're not really used to around here, a midfielder who plays more off the ball than on the ball, with most of his time spent roving the field as far forward as the byline and as far back as the center circle. That's usually what you expect from a big target forward like Conor Casey, not a guy playing as an 'attacking midfielder'. Unfortunately, that meant that when he was out of a game, he was really out of a game (especially when it came to chipping in defensively) to the point where people were calling him 'the invisible man'.

Of course, some people meant that in a nicer way than others. (Ben and I are unabashed fans of the El Fantasma!)




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