Chicago Cubs Bring Up Shortstop Starlin Castro

Posted: 7th May 2010 by Tom Dubberke in MLB
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The biggest news so far today is the Cubs’ decision to call up 20-year-old Dominican shortstop Starlin Castro all the way from AA ball.  Castro was hitting a robust .376 with a .990 OPS for the Tennessee Smokies in the Southern League, but that’s a long way from the Show. Castro is one of the more highly regarded prospects in baseball (Baseball America ranked him 16th among all prospects before the start of this season), and players his age sometimes progress very quickly. Still, Castro’s OPS in 2009 was only .734 last year, when he spent about three-quarters of the season in the A+ Florida State League and one-quarter in the AA Southern League.  That’s a fine season from a 19-year-old shortstop, but it suggests he still has a ways to go before he’s ...

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