Starlin Castro

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Starlin Castro

Castro waits to take batting practice
Born: March 24, 1990 (1990-03-24) (age 26)
Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Acquired: Signed at age 16 as an amateur free agent
Signed by: Jose Serra

MLB debut
Has Not Played for the Chicago Cubs


[edit] Miscellaneous Info

Full Name: Starlin Dejesus Castro
Height: 6-0" Weight: 150
Reach Majors: Yes
Status: Played in Double A Tennessee and the Arizona Fall League in 2009. Called up to MLB on May 7 2010 and playing for Chicago Cubs

[edit] Notes & News

Named to Arizona Fall League after 2009 season and played in their Rising Stars game.
Non-Roster Invite to spring training in 2010.

[edit] Honors & Awards

Mid-season and post-season All-Star teams in 2009 in Florida State League.
Played in 2009 Futures Game

[edit] Prospect Lists

[edit] 2010

1st: Baseball America Cubs Prospect Rankings
1st: John Sickels Cubs Prospect Rankings
2nd: Baseball Prospectus Cubs Prospect Rankings
3rd: Arizona Phil's Prospect Rankings

[edit] 2009

7th: Baseball America Cubs Prospect Rankings
11th: John Sickels Cubs Prospect Rankings

[edit] Other Lists

6th: Baseball America Top 20 League Prospects of the Florida State League after 2009.
14th Baseball America Top 20 League Prospects of the Arizona Rookie League after 2008.

[edit] Scouting Report

Castro is a natural at shortstop, with excellent instincts, range, good hands and a strong arm that could probably handle third base, although he did commit 39 errors between Hi-A and AA last season. He has a nice line drive stroke with quick wrists and is not overmatched by breaking balls. Scouting director Tim Wilken praises his ability to let the ball travel deep into the zone. His speed on the basepaths though is merely average at the moment and he'll need to work on his patience at the plate.

"We don't know how he handles adversity because he hasn't had any," Sandberg said. "But when he was with us at Double-A, I saw a lot of good things. He was disappointed if we lost, or if he didn't advance a runner, or didn't feel like he had a quality at-bat.


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[edit] Footnotes

  1. Rozner, Barry. "Sandberg sees good days ahead for Beckham, Castro". February 16, 2010. Daily Herald.

[edit] External Links

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