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Starlin Castro (SS)

Chicago Cubs - 94% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Castro did manage to record one RBI in the first inning on a sacrifice fly, but only reached base once after that. His average continues to plummet, and now stands at .266.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners in larger formats may have a need to acquire Castro's services, but those playing in 12-team leagues or less can find multiple options on the wire who will provide much more appealing production.


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Castro went 0-4 Tuesday, with 3 strikeouts, continuing his downward spiral. With Chicago's surrounding bats making the most of their plate-appearances, a drop in batting order could be on the horizon.

Fantasy Impact: Things are starting to get worse before they are showing any signs of improvement for Castro, and it's looking like his services are becoming applicable to only the deepest of formats, or NL only leagues.


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The Cubbies completed a 4-game sweep over the Mets, though Castro was unable to reach base. Over the last 35 at-bats, Starlin has only accumulated 7 hits (1 hit per 7 at-bats).

Fantasy Impact: Castro is steadily declining, those who own him may want to try waiting for a hot-streak, and then look to see if another owner wants to acquire his services in a trade. Starlin is low-end 2b/ss, and utility play in 12 -team formats.


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Albeit, a very important situation where the only time Castro reached base, it resulted in a walk-off victory, it still was another all-around underwhelming performance.

Fantasy Impact: Castro's value seems to be getting worse before it is showing any strides of improvement. He remains one of the most coveted shortstops due to the name, but the tout is way above the production level. Even though he should be owned in all formats, there are many other options at SS providing more diverse numbers across the board..


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Castro was 2-for-5 at the dish Tuesday night against the Mets, with a double, 2 runs, and 1 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Castro continues to deliver stout production in the RBI department (20), but doesn't provide much help in the remaining categories. Hopefully the HR'S, runs, and steals can improve, which would catapult Starlin to the top of SS crop.


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Castro was able to reach base twice today, once via a single, the other on a walk. Starlin also knocked in 1 run, bringing his total to 17 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Starlin is sporting a .295/.319/.357 slash-line, but his real productivity lies within the high volume of RBI's from the shortstop position. He remains a staple in any format.


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Castro went 1-for-5 at the dish last night, though managed to drive in two runs to bring his total to 15 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Castro has hit safely in 6 contests over the past 9, including 2 games where he accumulated 2 hits or more. Fantasy owners who drafted Starlin for pop should remain patient, the fair-weather is approaching.


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Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the Cubs' win over the Pirates on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: The Cubs continue to pile on the hits lately and Castro has been a big reason why. Right when pitchers think they have a nice break after the core of the Cubs' lineup, they have Castro to face in the back end of the lineup and he has been taking advantage of not being the player on the team with the highest expectations this year. It was Castro's seventh multi-hit game of the month. He has a batting line of .342/.366/.430 line with 12 RBI and should continue to dominate as long as he can stay healthy.


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Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with a home run and 4 RBI in Tuesday's win against the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Castro has a .352/.375/.481 slash line with two home runs and 10 RBI on the season. He has made news for his great defense, but his bat has been great this season as well. It seems like there is less pressure on Castro this year with better players around him and he has reacted well to the roster changes. If Castro can keep this up, expect him to have his best season as a major league ball player and be one of the best shortstops in the league.


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Starlin Castro had a walk-off RBI single against closer Craig Kimbrel in a win over the Padres on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Castro drove a pitch into left field to win it for Chicago after Kimbrel had loaded the bases with one out in the 11th. Castro finished the day 3-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored. He has gotten off to a hot start this season with a .317 average, but fantasy owners are still hoping to see more power as he has only two extra-base hits through the team's first 10 games.


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An ESPN Deportes reporter has reported the Starling Castro has been brought in for questioning by police Saturday. Castro is being investigated for his involvement in a nightclub shooting. (Source: Enrique Rojas on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: To be clear, there have been many conflicting reports over the past couple of months concerning Castro and a shooting incident in the Dominican Republic. It is not clear if this is a new incident or the same shooting that took place in November. We will need to wait and see how much validity these reports have, before assessing the impact on Castro's fantasy value.


Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a nightclub shooting in his native Dominican Republic. Castro's agent says it was just a case of wrong place at the wrong time for Castro. He was at a concert when someone opened fire at a car next to his and his family. (Source: CBS Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: Initial reports went as far to allege Castro and fellow MLB player Engel Beltre had been seen carrying a gun. It appears that there is no basis to these reports and Castro will not face any charges. Castro will be expected to be one of the leaders on the Cubs offense as the 24 year old is already entering his sixth season.


Starlin Castro not on the block

Sun, Dec 7th 11:05pm EST
By Dale Redman

Seemingly stocked with prospects at the middle infield positions the Cubs seemed destined to trade Starlin Castro. After various inquires, the Cubs have informed teams that the 24 year old shortstop is not available. After a down 2013, Castro had a bounce back season hitting .292 with 14 home runs and making his third all star team in July. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: With the Cubs aiming to make a big splash in free agency and hoping to possibly contend in 2015, it make sense for Castro to stay put. He has proven himself to be a consistent high average hitter with decent pop, a valuable commodity at the shortstop position but not easily replaced. His would be successor, prospect Addison Russell, most likely needs another season in the minors before making his major league debut. So for the time being Castro will continue to be a Cub and will be a safe and solid top 5 fantasy shortstop in 2015.