Major League Baseball

2015 Avg.
.324
 
Career Avg.
.285
Name  Starlin Castro
Born  3/24/1990
Height  6-0
Weight  190
Number  13
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/27/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is just 1-for-11 with six whiffs against Pittsburgh right-hander Vance Worley.
Insight: Castro appears to be enjoying this season surrounded by talented youngsters and being the "veteran." He is hitting .329 with two home runs and 11 RBI this season. Avoid this matchup.
 
4/21/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with four RBI including the game-tying hit in the ninth as Chicago rallied to beat Pittsburgh, 9-8.
Insight: Castro hit a chopping ground ball over the third baseman's head with the bases loaded in the ninth to tie the game. He also had an RBI-single in the third and solo home run in the sixth. Castro is hitting .352 with two home runs and 10 RBI this season.
 
4/21/2015 10:47:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is just 2-for-20 (.100) against Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Castro is batting .327 this season and is one of the veterans of the very young, but talented Chicago lineup. He isn't a good play on Tuesday.
 
4/12/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was 3-for-5 with a home run in the, 9-5, victory over the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Castro picked up two RBI as well, hitting a solo home run in the fifth and an infield single that scored a run in the sixth. Castro is hitting .375 with a .563 slugging percentage to start the year.
 
4/8/2015 4:49:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had an RBI-single in the seventh to help Chicago beat St. Louis, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Castro was 1-for-3 with a RBI and run scored in the victory. Anthony Rizzo reached on a hit batsman to start the frame and then went to second on an wild pickoff throw from Lance Lynn. Castro's single to left center scored Rizzo, and then Castro scored on Miguel Montero's sacrifice fly two at-bats later. Castro went 2-for-7 in the first two games in 2015.
 
4/8/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is a career .333 hitter against Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn.
Insight: Castro is 10-for-30 versus Lynn with four extra-base hits and three RBI. Castro will bat third for the Cubs on Wednesday. He went 1-for-4 on Sunday.
 
3/24/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (groin) is now expected to return to action on Wednesday.
Insight: He was originally thought to be back in the lineup on Tuesday, but Chicago will give him an extra day. Nevertheless, Castro seems to be just fine.
 
3/22/2015 12:12:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (groin) said he will be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: He was scratched on Saturday, but it was just as a precaution. Draft Castro as you normally would.
 
3/21/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was scratched from Saturday's lineup with tightness in his right groin.
Insight: There is no need to worry as of now. Consider Castro day-to-day, but it is worth monitoring the situation.
 
9/6/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro's MRI showed a high-ankle sprain and he'll likely miss about four weeks ... a.k.a the remainder of the season.
Insight: Castro rebounded from 2013 to post solid numbers in 2014 - .292, 14 HR, 65 RBI and a .777 OPS, but it will be interesting to see if he's still with the team in 2015 because of all the shortstop talent the Cubs have in their minor league system.
 
9/2/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Tuesday's game against the Brewers in the first inning with a leg injury.
Insight: Castro's leg looked like it was caught in the dirt when the shortstop slid awkwardly as he scored on a single. He walked off on his own power but with an obvious limp.
 
8/25/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been activated from the bereavement list and will be available for Tuesday's game against Cincinnati.
Insight: Castro has rebounded with a solid season, batting .284 with 13 HR, 64 RBI and 53 runs. Javier Baez started at shortstop while Castro was out but will now go back to second.
 
8/25/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is expected to be activated from the bereavement list for Tuesday's game against Cincinnati.
Insight: Castro has rebounded with a solid season, batting .284 with 13 HR, 64 RBI and 53 runs. Javier Baez started at shortstop while Castro was out but will now go back to second.
 
Hot8/20/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro may miss up to a week after the death of a relative and three friends in a car crash in the Dominican Republic, according to Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago.
Insight: Castro will likely be placed on the bereavement list. Javier Baez started at shortstop Wednesday and may stay there until Castro returns.
 
Hot8/20/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been scratched from the lineup Wednesday due to a family emergency, according to Patrick Mooney of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Castro has batted .380 with two homers, eight RBI and eight runs in August. Javier Baez, a shortstop by trade, will start in Castro's place while Chris Valaika handles second base.
 
Hot8/13/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has batted .400 with three doubles, a homer and five RBI in August, but Brewers Kyle Lohse has held him to a .194 average.
Insight: Castro is 7-for-36 (.194) with no extra-base hits, one RBI and three Ks against Lohse. He's not a good fantasy option Wednesday.
 
Hot8/12/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is a lifetime .476 hitter (10-for-21) versus Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Castro (.281, 12 HR, 61 RBI) has been hot since the break batting over .300 in the past 23 games. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
 
8/3/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is getting the day off Sunday.
Insight: It's a little surprising considering castro has six hits over the past two games, but it will be his first missed game of the season. Castro (.275, 11 HR, 57 RBI) has bounced back from a mediocre last season and is putting together a solid year.
 
7/18/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is just 1-for-11 (.091) against Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill.
Insight: Castro (.276, 11 HR, 52 RBI) has bounced back from last season and is putting together another solid season. Just don't use him Friday in an unfavorable matchup.
 
Hot6/20/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has gone 21-for-49 (.429) with eight doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI in his last 13 games.
Insight: Castro (.290, 11 HR, 43 RBI) didn't have more than three homers or 12 RBI in any month last season, but he already has two months with at least four homers and has produced at least 12 RBI in all three months this season. He's on pace to shatter his career highs of 14 home runs and 78 RBI.
 

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