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Starlin Castro

24-Year-Old Shortstop – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.273

HR

11

RBI

54

R

44

SB

3

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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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.

July 13, 2014  –  Starlin Castro News

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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 102 436 403 44 110 39 27 1 11 54 3 2 29 76 0 1 3 .273 .326 .427 .753
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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)     708 3,053 2,852 325 802 234 157 29 48 283 69 38 159 472 5 15 22 .281 .323 .407 .730

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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
Jul. 26 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .326 .427 .753
Jul. 25 StL 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .326 .429 .755
Jul. 24 SD 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .328 .431 .759
Jul. 23 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .325 .431 .756
Jul. 22 SD 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .328 .435 .763
Jul. 20 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .326 .433 .759
Jul. 19 @Ari 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .327 .437 .764
Jul. 18 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .325 .436 .761
Jul. 13 Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .326 .440 .766
Jul. 12 Atl 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .324 .442 .766
Jul. 11 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .325 .446 .771
Jul. 10 @Cin 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .326 .448 .774
Jul. 9 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .326 .450 .776
Jul. 8 @Cin 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .326 .452 .778
Jul. 8 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .328 .456 .784
Jul. 7 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .332 .461 .793
Jul. 6 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .287 .332 .465 .797
Jul. 5 @Was 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .290 .337 .470 .807
Jul. 4 @Was 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .335 .472 .807
Jul. 2 @Bos 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .288 .334 .470 .804
Jul. 1 @Bos 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .471 .804
Jun. 30 @Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .331 .467 .798
Jun. 28 Was 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .329 .469 .798
Jun. 28 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .327 .465 .792
Jun. 27 Was 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .331 .471 .802
Jun. 26 Was 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .332 .476 .808
Jun. 25 Cin 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .333 .479 .812
Jun. 24 Cin 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .284 .331 .478 .809
Jun. 23 Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .329 .481 .810
Jun. 22 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .330 .481 .811
Last 7 Days 27 1 7 1 0 0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .333 .296 .629
Last 14 Days 54 5 12 1 0 0 3 7 12 0 0 0 1 0 .222 .306 .241 .547
Last 30 Days 114 10 27 5 0 0 11 12 23 1 1 1 1 0 .237 .313 .281 .594

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Starlin Castro: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 102
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
20147910090.316.418.797
201316814371.226.345.619
2012150162133.293.413.775

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20143013311443.266.442.755
2013498457378.251.347.635
201249662126522.280.435.746

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014164203200.262.390.695
2013327399273.229.382.653
20123184474312.280.437.764

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014216238333.287.472.815
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 436 403 6.7% 17.4% 0.38 81% .313 .154
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3-Year Averages     702 662 4.7% 15.4% 0.31 84% .319 .121
Career     3,053 2,852 5.2% 15.5% 0.34 83% .323 .126

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

Contact

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.273 AVG
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81% Contact Rate
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.313 BABIP
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Power

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.427 SLG
GOOD
.154 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
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6.7% BB Rate
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17.4% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.753 OPS
AVERAGE
.326 OBP
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Starlin Castro: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Castro went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Friday's victory over the Nationals.

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Castro extended his hitting streak to eight games with a three-run homer against the Pirates on Friday.

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Castro had a big day at the plate Monday, going 3-for-6 with three RBI and a home run.

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Castro went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's victory over the Phillies.

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Castro was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the Cubs' win over Philadelphia on Friday night.

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Castro went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one double Monday against the Pirates.

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Castro finished 3-for-4 with three RBI in Wednesday’s win over the Mets.

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Castro is expected to get a day off Sunday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Castro had three hits - including his sixth home run of the year in Thursday's loss to St. Louis.

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Castro smacked a two-run homer in Thursday's 12-5 win over the White Sox. It was his fifth home run of the season.

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Castro went 1-for-4 with a run Friday and has hit safely in all six games since moving to the cleanup spot.

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Castro went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs in Sunday's victory over the Brewers.

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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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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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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.