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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||630.00||15.00||.267||71.00||76.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington||8||1||0|| .125|| .125|| .125|
|vs Marquis (Career)||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||160||39||3|| .274|| .319|| .244|
|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' Maddon defends Starlin Castro following two-error game
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/28/15) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro heard the boos from the home crowd during Wednesday's 3-0 loss against the Nationals as he committed two more errors, giving him 11 on the season.
Castro has had his defensive struggles throughout his career. However, first-year manager Joe Maddon came to Castro's defense following his two-error game.
"He’s done a lot of good things,” Maddon said, per CSNChicago.com. “I would say the problem mostly with him has been the routine play more than anything else. And I really believe that you can get a major-league caliber infielder to make the routine play. And he’s been doing that for awhile. He’s had a couple of mistakes -- I don’t disagree. But for the most part, I’ve been fine with him at shortstop."
Starlin Castro knocks two hits against Diamondbacks
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(5/23/15) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro recorded two hits in his team's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Castro went 2 for 6 with a double and an RBI. He is hitting .274/.305/.351 for the season with three home runs and 24 RBI in 168 at-bats.
Cubs SS Starlin Castro bumped to fourth in the lineup on Wednesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is slotted at fourth in the batting order on Wednesday against the Mets, the team announced.
It is the first time since April 10 Castro will hit at the top of the lineup. He is hitting .280 with 20 RBI in 132 at-bats this season. He is 2 for 3 in his career against Mets starter Matt Harvey. The Cubs are currently the favorites (-105) against New York.
Cubs' Starlin Castro struggling in May
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/11/15) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has hit just .220/.220/.275 with one home run and seven RBI in 40 at-bats to open May.
Castro enjoyed an offensive surge in April, ending the month with a .325/.349/.410 line as well as two home runs, 12 RBI and two stolen bases in 83 at-bats, but that same success hasn't carried over this month. He did drive in a run in six straight games last week before going 0 for 4 with two strikeouts Sunday. Castro will attempt to boost his numbers in this week's homestand against the Mets and Pirates.
Cubs' Starlin Castro drives in run Monday vs. Cardinals
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/5/15) Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 1 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored in his team's 10-9 loss to the Cardinals Monday.
The RBI was the first in five games for Castro, who was hitless in seven at-bats in his previous two games. He's just 3 for 20 over the last seven days but has hit .303/.330/.374 with two home runs, 13 RBI and two stolen bases in 99 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|
|5/29/15||KC||4:05 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|5/30/15||KC||7:15 pm||Yordano Ventura|
|5/31/15||KC||2:20 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|6/1/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|6/2/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Henderson Alvarez|
|6/3/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||Dan Haren|
|6/4/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Gio Gonzalez|