What a year for Astros catcher Jason Castro.

Win full-time catching job out of spring training? Check.

First All-Star Game? Check.

Degree from top-notch university? Check.

Castro, 26, was drafted in the first round of out Stanford in 2008. At the time, he was 25 units shy of his degree. He knocked out 15 in 2010, but 10 remained until this offseason due to some circumstances -- like rehabbing from a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee in 2011.