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Starlin Castro

24-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.295

HR

2

RBI

8

R

5

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Castro led the National League with 666 at-bats last year, and the rest of his numbers were just as evil. Despite reaching base more than 200 times, he tallied only 59 runs and 44 RBI abysmal total...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 190   DOB: 3/24/1990   BORN: Monte Cristi, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Starlin Castro Contract Information:

Agreed to a seven-year, $60 million contract with the Cubs in August of 2012.

April 10, 2014  –  Starlin Castro News

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Castro went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run in Thursday's loss to Pittsburgh, running his hitting streak to seven games.

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Starlin Castro Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 18 R AZL 51 212 196 33 61 19 11 5 3 22 6 5 14 33 1 1 0 .311 .364 .464 .828
2009 19 A Day 96 384 358 45 108 23 17 3 3 35 22 11 19 41 5 2 0 .302 .340 .391 .731
2009 19 AA TEN 31 122 111 11 32 9 6 3 0 14 6 0 10 12 1 0 0 .288 .347 .396 .743
2010 20 AA Ten 26 121 109 20 40 14 8 5 1 20 4 5 9 11 0 2 1 .367 .413 .560 .973
2010 20 MAJ CHN 125 506 463 53 139 39 31 5 3 41 10 8 29 71 4 4 6 .300 .347 .408 .755
2011 21 MAJ CHC 158 715 674 91 207 55 36 9 10 66 22 9 35 96 0 4 2 .307 .341 .432 .773
2012 22 MAJ CHC 162 691 646 78 183 55 29 12 14 78 25 13 36 100 0 5 4 .283 .323 .430 .753
2013 23 MAJ CHC 161 705 666 59 163 46 34 2 10 44 9 6 30 129 1 1 7 .245 .284 .347 .631
2014 24 MAJ CHC 15 63 61 5 18 4 2 0 2 8 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 .295 .317 .426 .743
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Starlin Castro
3-Year Averages MAJ   160 702 662 76 184 51 33 7 11 62 18 9 33 108 0 3 4 .278 .315 .399 .714
Career  (View All) MAJ   621 2680 2510 286 710 199 132 28 39 237 66 36 132 404 5 14 19 .283 .322 .404 .726

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Starlin Castro Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .317 .426 .743
Apr. 16 @NYY 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .298 .322 .439 .761
Apr. 16 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .309 .434 .743
Apr. 15 @NYY Did not play.
Apr. 13 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .327 .460 .787
Apr. 12 @StL 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .354 .500 .854
Apr. 11 @StL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .341 .476 .817
Apr. 10 Pit 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .342 .359 .526 .885
Apr. 9 Pit 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .314 .500 .814
Apr. 8 Pit 4 2 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .333 .552 .885
Apr. 6 Phi 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .240 .269 .280 .549
Apr. 5 Phi 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .273 .238 .511
Apr. 4 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .167 .118 .285
Apr. 3 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .143 .077 .220
Apr. 2 @Pit 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .100 .000 .100
Mar. 31 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 23 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .250 .261 .511
Last 14 Days 52 5 18 2 0 2 8 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 .346 .358 .500 .858
Last 30 Days 61 5 18 2 0 2 8 2 8 0 0 0 0 2 .295 .317 .426 .743

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Starlin Castro: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15
2013 159
2012 162
2011 158
2010 123

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Starlin Castro Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201316814371.226.345.619
2012150162133.293.413.775
2011155212135.342.471.847

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013498457378.251.347.635
201249662126522.280.435.746
20115197085317.297.420.751

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013327399273.229.382.653
20123184474312.280.437.764
20113285343512.305.439.782

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013339201176.260.313.610
20123283473513.287.424.743
20113463863110.309.425.765
Starlin Castro Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 18 R AZL 212 196 6.6% 15.6% 0.42 83% .363 .153
2009 19 A Day 384 358 4.9% 10.7% 0.46 89% .334 .089
2009 19 AA TEN 122 111 8.2% 9.8% 0.83 89% .323 .108
2010 20 AA Ten 121 109 7.4% 9.1% 0.82 90% .402 .193
2010 20 MAJ CHN 506 463 5.7% 14% 0.41 85% .350 .108
2011 21 MAJ CHC 715 674 4.9% 13.4% 0.36 86% .347 .125
2012 22 MAJ CHC 691 646 5.2% 14.5% 0.36 85% .318 .147
2013 23 MAJ CHC 705 666 4.3% 18.3% 0.23 81% .290 .102
2014 24 MAJ CHC 63 61 3.2% 12.7% 0.25 87% .314 .131
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Starlin Castro
3-Year Averages MAJ   702 662 4.7% 15.4% 0.31 84% .319 .121
Career MAJ   2680 2510 4.9% 15.1% 0.33 84% .325 .121

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2014 Stat Review for Starlin Castro    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.295 AVG
GREAT
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.314 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.426 SLG
AVERAGE
.131 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.25 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.2% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
12.7% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.743 OPS
AVERAGE
.317 OBP
WEAK

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Starlin Castro (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Resop BOS 8 6 3 5 0 0 0 .750 1.875 2.653
Manny Parra CIN 7 4 0 1 2 0 1 .571 1.000 1.667
Ross Detwiler WAS 9 5 0 1 0 2 0 .556 .889 1.444
Gavin Floyd ATL 12 5 1 4 0 0 0 .417 1.000 1.417
Sam LeCure CIN 11 5 0 5 1 0 0 .455 .818 1.318
Gerrit Cole PIT 9 5 0 2 1 1 0 .556 .556 1.156
Charlie Morton PIT 21 9 2 5 0 3 1 .429 .714 1.143
J.A. Happ TOR 7 3 0 1 2 3 0 .429 .571 1.127
Wily Peralta MIL 16 7 1 3 0 3 0 .438 .688 1.125
Paul Maholm LA 24 10 1 2 0 2 0 .417 .667 1.083

Worst Matchups for Starlin Castro (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tim Stauffer SD 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Fernando Rodriguez OAK 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Jose Veras CHI-N 10 1 0 0 1 3 0 .100 .100 .282
Miguel Batista COL 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Clayton Kershaw LA 17 2 0 1 0 5 0 .118 .118 .235
Kyle Kendrick PHI 12 1 0 1 0 1 0 .083 .083 .226
Trevor Cahill AZ 10 1 0 1 0 1 0 .100 .100 .200
Jeff Locke PIT 10 1 0 1 0 2 0 .100 .100 .200
Tony Cingrani CIN 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 .100 .100 .200
Kameron Loe KC 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Starlin Castro: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Castro went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI against the Pirates on Tuesday.

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Castro batted sixth Sunday and hit an RBI double in the first inning.

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Castro banged out three singles in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

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Castro was hitless in six at-bats Wednesday.

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Castro (hamstring) batted third in the Cubs' lineup on Opening Day, going 0-for-3 with a walk.

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Castro (hamstring) played a full minor league game Friday and said afterward that he will be in the Opening Day lineup, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Castro (hamstring) will play in a minor league game again Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Castro (hamstring) will play shortstop and log six-to-seven at-bats in a minor league game Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Castro (hamstring) will play in a minor league game Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Castro (hamstring) is "really close" to returning to the field, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Castro (hamstring) will get four-to-six at-bats in a minor league game Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

A 29-point BABIP drop was essentially the only difference between Castro's 2011 season and a slightly disappointing 2012. He still hit 14 homers, stole 25 bases and scored 78 runs on a bad offensive team while playing shortstop. Nonetheless, there wasn't a lot of growth from age 21 to 22, either. It's possible this is all he'll ever be - a guy who can hit .300 with some pop, but won't take a walk - and for a shortstop, he'd certainly make a nice living doing that. But it's also possible at age 23 that he takes another step. One area of concern is the low stolen-base success rate - in a sabermetrically-savvy organization like the Theo-Epstein Cubs, that won't fly forever.

2012

The crown jewel of the Cubs organization, Castro led the National League in hits as a 21-year-old. He makes good contact, and has developing power (eight of his 10 homers were in the season's final 69 games). Castro doesn't walk much, but that just makes his batting average even more at-bat heavy. Castro also stole 22 bases, but is still a little raw in that department as he was caught nine times. The bottom line, this slick fielding (though occasionally unfocused) shortstop has batting-champ hitting skills, improving power and good raw speed (nine triples). He'll be a fixture in the top third of the team's lineup for the foreseeable future, and at 22, he should only get better.

2011

The Cubs' top prospect heading into 2010, Castro did not disappoint. He hit .300 in 463 big league at-bats and slugged .408 as a 20-year-old rookie shortstop. Castro did commit 27 errors, giving him the second-worst fielding percentage among qualifying shortstops, but his excellent range and strong arm largely made up for it. Castro doesn't draw a lot of walks, and despite having good speed, he was caught stealing eight times in 18 attempts. He enters 2011 as the unquestioned starter and one of the key pieces around which the franchise plans to build. Castro reportedly put on 15 pounds of muscle since the summer, enhancing the likelihood that some of his 31 doubles and five triples clear the fence this year.

2010

Castro's performance at High-A Daytona and Double-A last season was impressive for a player who won't turn 20 until March. Castro hit for average, made contact and stole 28 bases. While he could stand to draw more walks, he wasn't allergic to the base on balls, either, especially at Double-A where he drew 10 in 111 at-bats. Castro's glove is major-league ready right now, and he'll get a long look during spring training. Chances are he'll start the year at Double-A, but if he continues to progress, it wouldn't be a shock to see him with the big league club this summer.