á Starlin Castro is the kind of baseball player that inspires introspection. At just 6'1", 160 pounds, his wiry frame doesn't belay the fleet footed fielding he's renowned for or the quick and powerful wrists that have made him a force at all levels of his professional career. He could be you or me. Yet, Castro is anything but. At the green age of 19, he's one of 2009 Minor League Baseball's biggest and brightest breakout stars. There's murmurs among the Bleacher Bums that it's he, not heralded prospect Josh Vitters, who should sit atop the Chicago Cub's organizational rankings. And with such an underdeveloped physique and incomparable successes against much older talent, it's an entirely fair assessment. Castro's 2008 campaign with the Arizona League Cubs foreshadowed much stronger, mor ...
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