|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||660.00||12.00||.271||61.00||70.00||11.00|
|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|
|Last 10 Games|
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.
Starlin Castro still holding out hope for this season
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(9/9/14) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro told reporters Monday he still hopes to return to action this season, despite suffering what was believed to be a season-ending ankle injury.
"I want to come back this year," Castro told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I don't care if it's one game, I don't care if it's two games. Hopefully It's more than that."
Castro suffered the injury last Tuesday and was given a four-week prognosis to return to action. He hopes he can beat that projection and take the field again, in part because of trade rumors that are sure to swirl around him this offseason. The Cubs have a glut at the shortstop position, among a number of other top young prospects.
"I want to stay here," he said. "Especially [since] we're really close, with a lot of young guys and we're playing better. As soon as [Anthony Rizzo] and me are [back], it's going to be good."
Castro has put together a fine bouneback season, hitting .292/.339/.438 in 528 at-bats.
Starlin Castro likely done for the year
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/3/14) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is likely out for the season due to an ankle injury, according to CSN.
Castro is dealing with a high ankle sprain. He suffered the injury Tuesday, and was held out of Wednesday's game. The injury will likely prevent him from playing for the remainder of the season, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.
Ranking second basemen for 2015
Ranking the second basemen for the 2015 season, and our Scott White says the position just isn't as deep as it was.
|Last year was supposed to be Starlin Castro's big breakout. After he made incremental progress over his first three years in the big leagues -- his home runs rising from three to 10 to 14 and his stolen bases rising from 10 to 22 to 25 -- Fantasy owners expected more of the same, if not better, in Year 4. But for reasons that to this point remain undetermined, Starlin Castro performed an awful lot like Juan Castro, his batting average dropping about 40 points to give him an OPS (.631) that ranked fourth-to-last among qualifying hitters, ahead of only Darwin Barney, Adeiny Hechavarria and Alcides Escobar. He stopped running so much, which wasn't so surprising considering his poor success rate (not a new development, by the way), and his strikeouts increased by nearly one-third. And the worst part is it never really got any better. He hit .244 in the second half compared to .245 in the first. Declines of that severity simply don't happen for 23-year-olds known for their bat control. But with no explanation for it, no one really knows what to expect from Castro next. Shortstop is so weak that his upside makes him worth drafting among the top 12 at the position, but certainly not in the early rounds.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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