Starlin Castro, Second Base, New York Yankees


Date of Birth: 3/24/1990
Birthplace: Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Current Salary: $9,857,142

Starlin Castro, second baseman for the New York Yankees, played in the minor leagues for the Chicago Cubs from 2007 through 2010, ending with a batting average of .310. He batted .300 with 139 hits and 31 doubles in 125 games in 2010, his first season with the Cubs.

Castro's best season was 2011 when he led the National League in hits with a career high of 207. That season he also had career highs in doubles with 36 and batting average with .307. Other statistics for him in 2011 include 66 RBIs and 22 stolen bases in 158 games.

In 2013, Castro batted just .245 with 163 hits and 34 doubles in 161 games. He had a much better season in 2014, finishing with 154 hits, 33 doubles, 65 RBIs, and a .292 batting average in 134 games.

Castro batted .265 in 151 games with the Cubs in 2015. He finished the season with 145 hits, 23 doubles, and 69 RBIs. As a shortstop in 109 games, he made 323 assists, 58 double plays, 143 putouts, and 18 errors. In the postseason, he batted .176 with 6 hits, including a double and a home run, and 2 RBIs in 34 at-bats in 9 games.

Castro was traded to the Yankees on December 8, 2015. He had a good first season with the Yankees in 2016, finishing with a .270 batting average. He had 156 hits, 29 doubles, a career high 21 home runs, and 70 RBIs in 151 games. Defensively, as the Yankees second baseman in 150 games, he made 377 assists, 70 double plays, 221 putouts, and 12 errors.

Career batting statistics for Castro through 2016 include:

  • 1,042 games played
  • 1,147 hits
  • 215 doubles
  • 79 stolen bases
  • 433 RBIs
  • 705 strikeouts to 210 walks
  • .280 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Castro at shortstop through 2016 include:

  • 847 games played
  • 2,376 assists
  • 464 double plays
  • 1,251 putouts
  • 138 errors
  • .963 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Starlin Castro
ESPN - Starlin Castro