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2014 Avg.
.292
 
Career Avg.
.283
Name  Starlin Castro
Born  3/24/1990
Height  6-0
Weight  190
Number  13
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/20/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro hasn't performed well against Reds starter Homer Bailey in the past.
Insight: Castro, who is hitting .292 with two homers and nine RBI this season, has gone 5-for-27 (.185) against Bailey.
 
Hot4/10/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has gone 11-for-21 with two homers and six RBI over his last five games.
Insight: Castro batted .297 over his first three MLB seasons but Cubs brass tried to get him to be more patient last year. His first-pitch swinging percentage was .296 over his first three years but just .211 last season and his new approach resulted in a .245 average. He's back to unloading on the first pitch more often this season.
 
4/9/2014 9:45:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro launched two homers Tuesday in a loss to Pittsburgh.
Insight: This is the Castro we all know and love. We're not sure what happened to him in 2013 (.245, 10 HR, 9 SB in 161 games) but Castro has looked like an All-Star through his first seven games (.310, 6 RBI, .552 SLUG).
 
4/6/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro has strong numbers against Phillies starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Castro has gone 9-for-22 (.409) with a double and two BBs against Burnett. The Cubs shortstop is 4-for-12 over his last three games.
 
4/5/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro came up with three singles in four at-bats Saturday against the Phillies.
Insight: Castro went 0-for-9 in his first two games but he's four for his last 12. He's yet to pick up an extra-base hit or score a run.
 
3/31/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro is likely to disappoint his fantasy owners on Opening Day.
Insight: He's never done well against Pirates starter Francisco Liriano (2-for-17 with five strikeouts). Castro (.245, 10 HR, 44 RBI, 9 SB in 2013) is a strong bounceback candidate for 2014 but we wouldn't expect him to do much today against Liriano.
 
3/18/2014 7:36:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro took part in some drills Tuesday and said his right hamstring feels good, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Castro suffered a hamstring injury in early March and hasn't played since. He said he is "getting closer" to returning, however. Castro is attempting to bounce back from a 2013 season in which he hit a career-low .245 with 10 homers, 44 RBI and a .631 OPS.
 
3/10/2014 2:03:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro is still about a week away from returning from a hamstring injury, according to Patrick Mooney of csnchicago.com
Insight: Castro suffered the injury on a slide during Sunday's game. He's attempting to bounce back from a 2013 season in which he hit a career-low .245 with 10 homers, 44 RBI and a .631 OPS. He's had just two at-bats this preseason - both hits.
 
3/3/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro will miss 7-10 days due to a hamstring injury, according to Jesse Rogers of espn.com.
Insight: Castro suffered the injury on a slide during Sunday's game. He's attempting to bounce back from a 2013 season in which he hit a career-low .245 with 10 homers, 44 RBI and a .631 OPS.
 
3/2/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop suffered an unspecified injury Sunday in a spring training game with Kansas City. SOURCE: Gordon Wittenmyer, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: Castro suffered the injury on a slide but wasn't removed from the game until the next inning. Until we know what he's dealing with, it's hard to speculate how much time Castro will miss. For now, it's best to label him as day-to-day.
 
9/19/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: In 26 career at-bats against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is hitting .231 with zero extra-base hits.
Insight: Castro is hitting .242 with a .619 OPS in September and .236 with a .599 OPS since the All-Star break. He shouldn't be in any lineups Thursday.
 
9/8/2013 11:11:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has produced a .414 average against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: With a .242 average, nine home runs, 39 RBI and a .628 OPS, Castro has had a season to forget. But with strong numbers against Gallardo, fantasy owners can pencil him into the lineup Sunday.
 
8/31/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Saturday against the Phillies.
Insight: Castro's production has fallen off the cliff this season, and it actually got worse in August. He batted .218 with one homer, five RBI and zero steals on three attempts during the month.
 
8/30/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) versus Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay.
Insight: Castro (.239, 7 HR, 33 RBI) has put together a thoroughly ugly season. He's talented, but he'll have to produce as he did in his first three seasons if he wants to be a valuable fantasy asset.
 
Cold8/17/2013 8:08:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro drew the ire of manager Dale Sveum Saturday after botching an infield popup Saturday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He was taken out of the game the following inning. Castro (.244, 7 HR, 32 RBI) has had a tendency to make mental mistakes in the past (he forgot how many outs there were in a game last year) so this news shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Though talented, the 23-year-old is still very much a work in progress.
 
8/14/2013 12:46:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Cincinnati.
Insight: Castro's numbers are down across-the-board this season - .247, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 48 runs, 8 SB.
 
7/30/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro is a career .419 hitter versus Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Castro has rebounded nicely from a slow first half, hitting .305 in his last 23 games. Fantasy owners can expect another solid performance from Castro in this favorable matchup.
 
Hot7/28/2013 1:16:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro holds a .438 lifetime average versus Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Castro has rebounded nicely from a slow first half, hitting .325 in his first 40 post All-Star at bats. Despite a recent no-hitter, Tim Lincecum doesn't scare opponents the way he used to. Fantasy owners can expect another solid performance from Castro in the series finale.
 
Hot7/27/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is a .381 lifetime hitter versus Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Castro is 20-for-52 (.385) with a .996 OPS over his last 12 games and has raised his average from .232 to .251 in that span. He's also 8-for-21 against Bumgarner, Saturday's opposing starter.
 
Hot7/21/2013 8:26:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro is 13-for-30 (.433) over his last seven games.
Insight: Castro went 4-for-5 with a double Sunday to raise his average to .247. He's been one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy this season, but given the lack of strong options at shortstop, owners should buy low.