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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||630.00||15.00||.267||71.00||76.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee||55||23||2|| .439|| .636|| .418|
|vs Fiers (Career)||6||2||0|| .500||.429||.333|
|vs RHP||413||119||13|| .333|| .441|| .288|
|12/26/2014||Chris Sale, SP CHW|
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Derek Norris, C SD|
Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
|12/26/2014||Jaime Garcia, SP STL||Starlin Castro, SS CHC|
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|12/24/2014||Mookie Betts, CF BOS||Starlin Castro, SS CHC|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs' Starlin Castro carries teammate to build leg strength
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) One of the strength drills Cubs strength coach Tim Buss had shortstop Starlin Castro do to strengthen his legs was carry teammate Mike Olt on his back and run forward and backward, MLB.com reports.
"I did some things I've never done in my life," Castro said. "It really makes you tired at the moment, but after that, a few days later, you feel good."
Castro has had hamstring problems the last two springs, so the team has decided to emphasize leg work heading into the start of camp Wednesday.
Manager Joe Maddon has yet to determine where to hit the shortstop in the lineup, but Castro has voiced his preference to be placed in a spot and left there.
"Wherever they put me, I'll try to do my job," Castro said. "The only thing I like is if he puts me six, seven, leave me there. I like one spot and that's it."
Castro spent most of the 2014 season batting cleanup but did bat second, third, fifth and sixth in at least four games each. He hit .292/.339/.438 with 14 home runs, 65 RBI and four stolen bases in 528 at-bats last season.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro expected to stay in Chicago
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(12/8/14) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is likely to stay in Chicago, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. There were discussions that the Mets and Cubs could make a deal involving the 24-year-old, but the Cubs are telling teams Castro is not available.
Castro hit .292 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI last year.
Cubs planning for Starlin Castro to be starting shortstop in 2015
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(9/30/14) Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday the team is making plans for Starlin Castro to remain the team's starting shortstop in 2015, according to WSCR-AM.
Starlin Castro to resume rehab in Arizona during the offseason
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will spend some time in the Dominican Republic, but plans to resume his rehab at the team's spring facility in Arizona during the offseason, MLB.com reports Saturday.
Castro suffered a high left ankle sprain while sliding into home plate on Sept. 2, and injured that ended his season prematurely. He finished 2014 with a .292/.339/.438 slash line with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 528 at-bats.
"It's big time frustrating," Castro said. "It's tough for me because I worked really hard to come back for one game or two. It's not going to happen but I'm not going to get frustrated. It's a really important season next year and I'm going to be healthy."
Starlin Castro unlikely to play before end of season
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/23/14) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is unlikely to resume playing before the end of the season, 670thescore.com reports.
Manager Rick Renteria indicated Tuesday that Castro's high ankle sprain is likely to keep him sidelined. Castro, who hasn't played since Sept. 2, has hit .292/.339/.438 with 14 home runs and 65 RBI in 528 at-bats.
|2014 summary: At first glance, 2014 looked like a bounceback season for Starlin Castro. After experiencing across-the-board dips in 2013, Castro raised his batting average from .245 to .292, his home run total from 10 to 14 and his RBI total from 44 to 65. However, Castro barely reduced a strikeout per at-bat ratio that jumped nearly four percentage points the prior season (from 15.5 to 19.4 percent) and he stole just four bases in eight attempts. He finished 14th in standard Rotisserie and Head-to-Head value, and though Castro missed almost all of September with a high ankle sprain, he ranked just 12th in Fantasy points per game among shortstops with at least 300 at-bats.|
Playing time status: The Cubs plan to use Castro as their starting shortstop out of spring training, but Javier Baez and prospect Addison Russell loom as alternatives.
2015 outlook: Much of Castro's 2014 success resulted from hitting .273 on ground balls, but that may not be sustainable. Castro became one of the majors' most extreme pull hitters on grounders and line drives, and his infield hit rate actually decreased. He was one of the six most productive shortstops in Fantasy three seasons ago, but unless he makes more contact, Castro could have trouble cracking the top 12.
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|3/7/15||@ COL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/8/15||TEX||4:05 pm|| |
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|3/10/15||@ CLE||4:05 pm|| |
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|3/12/15||@ LAA||4:10 pm|| |