|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|
|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 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.
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.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||@ SF||3:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ COL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ CLE||4:05 pm|| |
|3/12/15||@ LAA||4:10 pm|| |
|3/14/15||@ MIL||4:05 pm|| |
|3/16/15||@ SD||4:05 pm|| |
|3/18/15||@ LAD||4:05 pm|| |