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!