|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||640.00||15.00||.306||80.00||76.00||27.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cincinnati||27||4||0|| .207|| .148|| .148|
|vs Arroyo (Career)||20||5||1|| .450||.250||.250|
|vs RHP||135||40||3|| .321|| .422|| .296|
|05/22/2013||Jonathon Niese, SP NYM|
Mat Latos, SP CIN
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Mike Leake, SP CIN|
Jean Segura, SS MIL
Marcell Ozuna, RF MIA
|05/22/2013||Starlin Castro, SS CHC||Josh Rutledge, 2B COL|
Patrick Corbin, SP ARI
|05/22/2013||Heath Bell, RP ARI|
Martin Prado, 3B ARI
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Brandon Crawford, SS SF|
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
Brandon Beachy, SP ATL
|Last 10 Games|
|Starlin Castro racking up multi-hit games|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) No matter how you look at it, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro's two-hit game Friday was another impressive showing from the young star.
On the one hand, Castro, who went 2 for 4 with a run scored, has multiple hits in five out of the last 10 games, as it's becoming old hat for him. On the other, both hits came off Mets starter Matt Harvey, who had allowed just two players to get multiple hits off him so far this season. The Cubs went on to lose 3-2, as Castro was the only batter with more than one hit.
Castro has upped his batting average from .277 to .287 over the last 10 games, while batting .341 over that stretch, with seven RBI and eight runs scored.
|Starlin Castro moved to leadoff spot |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was moved into the leadoff spot Friday against the Nationals with left-hander Ross Detwiler on the mound. Castro has not hit from the top spot in the lineup this season, but is batting .319 with eight home runs and 31 RBI over 74 career games (320 at-bats) from the leadoff spot.
“It’s just kind of process of elimination, really,” manager Dale Sveum told MLB.com. “The two choices were him and [Cody] Ransom, and having Ransom in the lineup, hopefully, he’ll hit a home run and I’d like him to do it with somebody on base.”
Castro entered Friday's contest hitting .242/.286/.273 with one double and three RBI over his last eight games.
|Three years in, Starlin Castro still improving|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/7/13) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro made his major-league debut on May 7, 2010 and celebrated his three-year anniversary Tuesday. He leads all National League players with 477 games played since his debut and is tied for sixth among shortstops with 200 RBI in that span.
Castro also ranks fifth in the majors with his 567 hits.
Manager Dale Sveum told MLB.com that the 23-year-old still has plenty of room to improve.
"There's progress since the day he got here," Sveum said, "but I think it's still a work in progress with some mental things at shortstop. If he wants to get to another level swinging the bat, there's still a lot of improvement that can happen there to get the OPS higher. It comes and goes with him as much as anything. There's still quite a bit of improvement that can happen on both ends."
|Starlin Castro on scoring run|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro entered Monday's series opener against the Rangers having scored six runs in the previous six games. He scored three times in the 9-2 win, going 2 for 4 with two RBI and a walk.
The 23-year-old singled home two in the fourth inning and scored on Anthony Rizzo's base hit a batter later. He scored after walking in the sixth and again on Rizzo's two-run homer in the eighth.
Castro is batting .300 (9 for 30) in his last seven games with a homer and five RBI.
|Starlin Castro will remain Cubs' two hitter|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/2/13) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been moved down to the fifth spot in the batting order in recent days, but manager Dale Sveum still sees him as the club's two hitter.
Sveum explained, "when everything is set correctly, he’s really a two-hole hitter." Sveum has used Cody Ransom in the second spot in the order recently, but it seems like that could be a temporary move.
Liriano (3-0) pitches gem, Pirates edge Cubs
Francisco Liriano continued his torrid start, scattering two hits over seven innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Pirates spoil Garza's strong return from DL, down Cubs
Travis Snider hit a pinch-hit grand slam during a five-run sixth and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled a strong return to the mound for Matt Garza with a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Harvey hits go-ahead single, earns win for Mets
Matt Harvey won his fifth straight decision, allowing five hits in 7 1/3 innings and singling in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to lead the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday.
Starlin Castro racking up multi-hit games
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
|After leading the National League in hits in 2011, Starlin Castro took a bit of a step back in 2012, but still continued to progress as a solid option in Fantasy. He batted .291 with seven home runs, 43 RBI and 16 stolen bases in the first half en route to earning his second straight trip to the All-Star game. His numbers would fall off a bit in the second half but he still ended up hitting .283 while posting career highs with 14 homers, 78 RBI and 25 stolen bases. He also slugged .430 while playing in all 162 games. Castro's mental lapses have caused management in Chicago to sit him at times in his career, but there is no denying his offensive ability. At age 22, the sky is the limit for how good Castro can be, so plan on grabbing him before the middle rounds on Draft Day as an elite shortstop in Fantasy. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Bronson Arroyo|
|5/25/13||@ CIN||4:10 pm||Homer Bailey|
|5/26/13||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|5/27/13||@ CHW||7:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|5/28/13||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|5/29/13||CHW||2:20 pm||John Danks|
|5/30/13||CHW||2:20 pm||Jake Peavy|