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Starlin Castro

24-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.292

HR

14

RBI

65

R

58

SB

4

2014 Preseason 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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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Ankle     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2015
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.

September 23, 2014  –  Starlin Castro News

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Castro (ankle) is wearing a walking boot and will be shut down for the remainder of the season, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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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 134 569 528 58 154 48 33 1 14 65 4 4 35 100 0 2 4 .292 .339 .438 .777
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3-Year Averages     160 702 662 76 184 51 33 7 11 62 18 9 33 108 0 3 4 .278 .315 .399 .714
Career  (View All)     740 3,186 2,977 339 846 243 163 29 51 294 70 40 165 496 5 16 23 .284 .325 .410 .735

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Starlin Castro Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 24 StL Did not play.
Sep. 23 StL Did not play.
Sep. 22 StL Did not play.
Sep. 21 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 20 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 19 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 18 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 17 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 16 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 15 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Pit Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 7 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 6 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 5 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 3 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 2 Mil 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .339 .438 .777
Sep. 1 Mil 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .338 .436 .774
Aug. 31 @StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .289 .337 .434 .771
Aug. 30 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288 .335 .435 .770
Aug. 30 @StL 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .289 .335 .436 .771
Aug. 29 @StL 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .334 .430 .764
Aug. 28 @Cin 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .335 .429 .764
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 24 5 10 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 1 .417 .462 .625 1.087

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Starlin Castro: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 133
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
2014115151130.304.426.788
201316814371.226.345.619
2012150162133.293.413.775

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20144134313524.288.441.773
2013498457378.251.347.635
201249662126522.280.435.746

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014241253250.274.378.693
2013327399273.229.382.653
20123184474312.280.437.764

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142873311404.307.488.847
2013339201176.260.313.610
20123283473513.287.424.743
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 569 528 6.2% 17.6% 0.35 81% .338 .146
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3-Year Averages     702 662 4.7% 15.4% 0.31 84% .319 .121
Career     3,186 2,977 5.2% 15.6% 0.33 83% .327 .126

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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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.292 AVG
GREAT
81% Contact Rate
GOOD
.338 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.438 SLG
GOOD
.146 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
6.2% BB Rate
WEAK
17.6% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.777 OPS
GOOD
.339 OBP
GOOD

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

Castro was diagnosed Wednesday with a high-ankle sprain and is expected to miss the rest of the season, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Castro (ankle) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Brewers.

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Castro left Tuesday's game with a sprained left ankle, and while he's still being evaluated, a break/fracture has been ruled out, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Castro left Tuesday's game with an apparent leg injury after sliding awkwardly at home plate in the bottom of the first inning, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

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Castro (personal) has rejoined the Cubs and is in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

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Castro (personal) will rejoin the Cubs on Tuesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Castro (personal) was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Castro was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a family emergency, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times 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.