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Starlin Castro

26-Year-Old Shortstop – New York Yankees

2016 Stats

AVG

.262

HR

17

RBI

56

R

52

SB

3

2016 Preseason Projections

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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...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   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.

August 23, 2016  –  Starlin Castro News

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Castro homered twice, both solo shots, in a 2-for-4 game in Monday's loss to the Mariners.

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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
2015 25 MAJ CHC 151 578 547 52 145 36 23 2 11 69 5 5 21 91 1 4 5 .265 .296 .375 .671
2016 26 MAJ NYY 123 496 469 52 123 40 22 1 17 56 3 0 21 95 1 2 3 .262 .297 .422 .719
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3-Year Averages     148 615 580 56 154 42 30 1 11 59 6 5 28 106 0 2 5 .266 .304 .378 .682
Career  (View All)     1014 4,260 3,993 443 1,114 319 208 32 79 419 78 45 207 682 7 22 31 .279 .318 .406 .724

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Starlin Castro Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Aug. 23 @Sea 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .297 .422 .719
Aug. 22 @Sea 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .298 .425 .723
Aug. 21 @LAA 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .296 .411 .707
Aug. 20 @LAA 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .295 .410 .705
Aug. 19 @LAA 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .293 .407 .700
Aug. 17 Tor 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .296 .412 .708
Aug. 16 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .294 .404 .698
Aug. 15 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .295 .405 .700
Aug. 14 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .297 .409 .706
Aug. 13 TB 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .298 .411 .709
Aug. 12 TB 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .296 .403 .699
Aug. 11 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .294 .395 .689
Aug. 10 @Bos 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .297 .399 .696
Aug. 9 @Bos 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .298 .399 .697
Aug. 7 Cle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .298 .398 .696
Aug. 6 Cle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .298 .398 .696
Aug. 5 Cle 3 3 2 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .298 .398 .696
Aug. 4 NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .292 .389 .681
Aug. 3 NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .292 .390 .682
Aug. 2 @NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .255 .293 .391 .684
Aug. 1 @NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 .254 .291 .392 .683
Jul. 31 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .292 .395 .687
Jul. 30 @TB 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .292 .396 .688
Jul. 29 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .293 .395 .688
Jul. 27 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .296 .399 .695
Jul. 26 @Hou 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .296 .403 .699
Jul. 25 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .292 .402 .694
Jul. 24 SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .295 .406 .701
Jul. 23 SF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .295 .407 .702
Jul. 22 SF 4 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .299 .412 .711
Last 7 Games 30 6 10 1 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Last 14 Games 59 9 17 3 0 5 10 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 .288 .283 .593 .876
Last 30 Games 114 15 31 5 0 6 19 5 31 1 0 1 1 2 .272 .306 .474 .780

Starlin Castro: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 123 3
2015 38 109
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
2016123113100.252.398.701
2015121160102.281.339.643
2014115151130.304.426.788

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163203611433.259.406.697
20154263611593.261.385.679
20144134313524.288.441.773

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162242711362.299.491.817
2015241193295.245.328.616
2014241253250.274.378.693

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016219203171.215.315.578
2015306338400.281.412.715
20142873311404.307.488.847
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
2015 25 MAJ CHC 578 547 3.6% 15.7% 0.23 83% .301 .110
2016 26 MAJ NYY 496 469 4.2% 19.2% 0.22 80% .297 .160
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3-Year Averages     615 580 4.6% 17.2% 0.26 82% .309 .112
Career     4,260 3,993 4.9% 16% 0.30 83% .320 .127

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2016 Stat Review for Starlin Castro    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.262 AVG
AVERAGE
80% Contact Rate
WEAK
.297 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.422 SLG
AVERAGE
.160 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.2% BB Rate
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19.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.719 OPS
WEAK
.297 OBP
POOR

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

Castro went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Rays.

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Castro is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.

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Castro went 2-for-3 with a grand slam in Friday's win over the Indians.

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Castro went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Friday's 3-2 victory over the Giants.

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Castro went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI on Tuesday in the Yankees 7-1 beating of the Orioles.

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Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Indians.

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Castro went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

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Castro is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers.

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Castro went 3-for-5 with a home run in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

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Castro went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

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Castro will get the start at shortstop Thursday against the Tigers, the Bergen Record's Pete Caldera reports.

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Castro is out of Wednesday's lineup in Toronto, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Castro had the Yankees' lone hit Sunday against the Rays' Jake Odorizzi, a two-run homer that was enough to create the margin of victory.

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Castro went 1-for-4 with a home run and a strikeout Thursday against the Blue Jays.

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Castro went 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the A's.

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2016

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2015

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.

2014

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.

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.