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2014 Avg.
.278
 
Career Avg.
.282
Name  Starlin Castro
Born  3/24/1990
Height  6-0
Weight  190
Number  13
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
Hot6/20/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Shortstop Starlin Castro is a career .458 hitter (11-for-24) with a pair of home runs versus Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: He has 40 RBI in 70 games, putting him on pace for 93 RBI, which would shatter his career high of 78. With 10 home runs, he's also on pace to exceed his career high in homers by nine. And in his fifth season, he's still just 24-years-old.
 
6/18/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Shortstop Starlin Castro has become a strong run producer for the Cubs this season.
Insight: He has 40 RBI in 70 games, putting him on pace for 93 RBI, which would shatter his career high of 78. With 10 home runs, he's also on pace to exceed his career high in homers by nine.
 
6/15/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro contributed three hits Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: His third inning single brought home Chicago's second run of the afternoon. The 24-year-old is on pace to set new career-highs in both home runs and RBI.
 
6/15/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro has gone 10-for-25 (.400) with two doubles against Phillies starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Castro has picked up five doubles and two homers while hitting .260 in June. He'll face Burnett Sunday, so he should be one of your shortstop options.
 
Hot6/9/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro has gone 6-for-13 with four doubles and a homer in his last three games.
Insight: Castro's career high in home runs in 14; he already has eight this season after going 3-for-4 with a double and a homer Monday against the Pirates. Unfortunately, he's stopped stealing bases altogether.
 
Hot6/9/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro is a career .429 hitter (9-for-21) with two homers against Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: The shortstop is batting .269 with seven homers, 29 RBI, 26 runs and a .745 OPS, a solid improvement over last season.
 
6/7/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro is a career .333 hitter (8-for-24) with three extra-base hits against Miami left-hander Randy Wolf.
Insight: The shortstop has bounced back from a weak 2013 campaign, batting .266 with seven homers, 29 RBI, 24 runs and a .735 OPS, but has struggled this week (3-for-20) so could use a favorable matchup.
 
Hot5/31/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro is a career .474 hitter (9-for-19) with two homers against Milwaukee right-hander Wily Peralta.
Insight: The shortstop has bounced back from a weak 2013 campaign, batting .276 with seven homers, 26 RBI, 23 runs and a .761 OPS. We would like to see him return all the way to his .300 hitting ways.
 
5/28/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro has racked up seven hits in 19 at-bats (.368) against Giants starter Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Two of those hits were doubles and one was a homer. The shortstop has bounced back quickly with four hits and a homer in his last 12 at-bats after going 0-for-17 from May 21-24.
 
5/25/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro broke out of a 0-for-17 slump with two hits and a homer Sunday at San Diego.
Insight: Castro's career high in home runs is 14, but he already has seven this year. The slump knocked his average into the .270s, but he's been fluctuating from .280 to .300 for the entire season.
 
Hot5/18/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro has batted .342 with two homers, eight RBI and a 1.048 OPS in his last nine games.
Insight: He's also hit .381 (8-for-21) with two doubles and a triple against Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada, so there's no reason he shouldn't be in your lineup Sunday.
 
5/15/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro corked three hits in Thursday's loss to St. Louis.
Insight: He went 6-for-16 in the series with five RBI. Castro's .291 average through 39 contests is a noticeable improvement from last season when he hit just .245 in 161 games.
 
4/30/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro could be in for a rough night Wednesday versus Cincinnati.
Insight: He's only logged one hit in 12 at bats against Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani. Castro (.290, 4 HR, 13 RBI) does have four RBI in his last two games but we're not expecting much from him on Wednesday.
 
Hot4/30/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI Wednesday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Castro has hit safely in five straight games and driven in five runs over his last three. The shortstop is back to his aggressive ways and has hit .308 with four homers, 14 RBI, 12 runs and an .811 OPS so far after batting .245 a year ago.
 
4/27/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro hit two home runs Sunday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Castro has returned to his aggressive ways at the plate this season and is batting .292 with four home runs and 11 RBI. We'd like to see him take a more aggressive approach on the basepaths as well (0 steals on 1 attempt).
 
4/27/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro owns Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: He's compiled a .438 average in 16 at bats against the right-hander. Castro has had a pretty uneventful season so far (.272, 2 HR, 9 RBI) but maybe this favorable matchup will change things.
 
4/20/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro hasn't performed well against Reds starter Homer Bailey in the past.
Insight: Castro, who is hitting .292 with two homers and nine RBI this season, has gone 5-for-27 (.185) against Bailey.
 
Hot4/10/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has gone 11-for-21 with two homers and six RBI over his last five games.
Insight: Castro batted .297 over his first three MLB seasons but Cubs brass tried to get him to be more patient last year. His first-pitch swinging percentage was .296 over his first three years but just .211 last season and his new approach resulted in a .245 average. He's back to unloading on the first pitch more often this season.
 
4/9/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro launched two homers Tuesday in a loss to Pittsburgh.
Insight: This is the Castro we all know and love. We're not sure what happened to him in 2013 (.245, 10 HR, 9 SB in 161 games) but Castro has looked like an All-Star through his first seven games (.310, 6 RBI, .552 SLUG).