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Starlin Castro Rookie Of The Year

By bullpenbrian at 08.05.2010 3 comments.

Starlin Castro recorded a career-high four hits against Milwaukee on Wednesday raising his average to .318–highest among all rookies.

Since making his debut May 7, Castro has reached base 110 times, third-most of all rookies, and collected 88 hits, trailing only Marlins’ rookie Gaby Sanchez’s 89 hits.

Castro’s .432 average since July 10 ranks second in the majors, including 13 runs scored, 11 doubles, two triples, one homer, 10 RBI and 13 multi-hit games.

Although Castro is in the midst of a terrific run at the plate, his overall numbers lag behind the leaders for the NL’s Rookie of the Year Award.

The hardware aside, however, Starlin is showing the early hype surrounding his talent is legit. At long last, the Cubs seem to have found its franchise shortstop!

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  1. This guy is going to be incredible if he works harder on his defense, and he does have the devotion, work ethic, and the desire to be the best. So, I think that he will improve greatly in all areas. Can’t wait to see what is next!

    • bullpenbrian says:

      Yep. The Cubs are fortunate to have a player of Castro’s caliber. He will get better, and let’s not forget he’s still very young both mentally and physically.

      In fact, Starlin has the potential to be one of the best players in the game. And most importantly, when you have a player like Castro, a real game-changer, day-in and day-out, you have such a greater chance at winning a championship.

      That’s a lot for a young man to carry on his shoulders. But soon enough, the Cubs will be paying him handsomely to do so.

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