26-Year-Old Second Baseman – New York Yankees
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Just when it looked like Castro might have turned the corner in 2014, he had another disappointing season and found himself giving up shortstop to Addison Russell in the second half. Castro had some b...
Starlin Castro Contract Information:
Agreed to a seven-year, $60 million contract with the Cubs in August of 2012.
Castro is out of Sunday's lineup against the Orioles.
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Starlin Castro||3-Year Averages||145||583||550||57||151||44||28||1||15||68||4||3||26||103||0||3||4||.275||.310||.411||.721|
|Career (View All)||1042||4,374||4,101||454||1,147||330||215||32||83||433||79||45||210||705||7||25||31||.280||.318||.408||.726|
|Oct. 2||Bal||Did not play.|
|Sep. 30||Bal||Did not play.|
|Sep. 25||@Tor||Did not play.|
|Sep. 24||@Tor||Did not play.|
|Sep. 23||@Tor||Did not play.|
|Sep. 22||@TB||Did not play.|
|Sep. 21||@TB||Did not play.|
|Sep. 20||@TB||Did not play.|
|Sep. 18||@Bos||Did not play.|
|Last 7 Games||17||1||3||1||0||0||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||1||.176||.176||.235||.411|
|Last 14 Games||17||1||3||1||0||0||1||0||2||0||0||0||1||1||.176||.167||.235||.402|
|Last 30 Games||75||6||21||5||0||2||6||2||16||0||0||0||1||2||.280||.295||.427||.722|
Starlin Castro: MLB Games Played By Position
Starlin Castro Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
|Year||Age||Lg||Tm||PA||AB||Walk Rate||Strikeout Rate||BB/K Ratio||Contact Rate||BABIP||Isolated Power|
|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Starlin Castro||3-Year Averages||583||550||4.5%||17.7%||0.25||81%||.315||.136|
2016 Stat Review for Starlin Castro As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)
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New York Yankees Roster
MajorsAustin, Tyler (1B)
AAAAngelini, Carmen (SS)
AAAdams, Chance (P)
A+Acevedo, Domingo (P)
AAbreu, Albert (P)
RookieAmundaray, Jonathan (OF)
Starlin Castro: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Castro bounced back from a disastrous 2013 with a career-high .777 OPS and 14 home runs, but he only stole four bases all year - after topping 20 in both 2011 and 2012 - and missed most of September with an ankle injury. In the meantime, the Cubs brought up Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara, and also traded for Addison Russell. Any of that talented trio could potentially usurp Castro at short in the next couple of years. Castro isn't exactly playing for his position this year - he's still just 25 - but if he doesn't improve on his batting eye (35:100 BB:K ratio) and the younger alternatives continue to develop, he could be the type of player who gets dealt for help on the mound as the Cubs complete their rebuilding process.
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 totals relative to the high workload. The 30:129 BB:K ratio is unacceptable for any hitter, but it's even more egregious when you consider that Castro is supposed to be one of the offensive leaders of the team and that he only hit 10 home runs. He turns 24 right before the beginning of the season, so he is still young enough to turn it around he certainly has the talent to do so but if he doesn't make huge strides in 2014 it may be time to put the bust label on him for good and give his starting job to uber-prospect Javier Baez.
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.
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.
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.
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.