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.
Category: Game Recaps
Sun, Apr 19th 12:32pm EDT
By Alex Brodsky
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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Sat, Dec 27th 1:57pm EST
By Dale Redman
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.
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.