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Cubs | Starlin Castro back in cleanup spot

Wed, 13 May 2015 13:20:33 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is batting fourth against the New York Mets Wednesday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has hit fourth just 11 times over three games this season, as he has hit fifth and six the majority of the time. The 25-year-old is has hit just .211 (8-for-38) over the past nine games, but he has eight RBI. Moving into the cleanup spot behind Kris Bryant ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) and Anthony Rizzo ($5,700, 11.4%% of cap) should yield plenty of RBI opportunities with Bryant and Rizzo sporting .417 and .455 on-base percentages, respectively.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro being more aggressive

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:57:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro has improved his defense so far in 2015, and he has just one error to begin the season. SP Jake Arrieta sees a new aggressiveness about Castro on defense, and Castro credits manager Joe Maddon for encouraging him to be better on defense. "How about Castro at shortstop?" Maddon asked rhetorically after Monday's game. "Right now I don't know if you guys have seen him play a better shortstop. I mean I'm really impressed with what he's doing out there."

Fantasy Tip: While Castro's ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) defense doesn't concern fantasy owners at all, the new aggressiveness and confidence with which he's playing could easily translate over to the offensive side, too. He's off to a fine start, going 16-for-49 (.327) with a home run and six RBI.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro likes facing A.J. Burnett

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:41:22 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is 13-for-29 (.448) with three extra-base hits in his career against Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) makes for a strong FantasyScore play today against Burnett, if the weather holds up. Check back closer to game time to make sure rain won't play a factor in this one before clicking on Castro.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro 100% healthy

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:08:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (groin) said he is 100% healthy and has no problems with his groin Wednesday, March 25.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has 28 plate appearances this spring and is coming off a solid bounce back season. Castro is a viable mid-round shortstop target, however he doesn't excel in any category and his power-speed combo isn't enticing, either. Castro has 13 swipes over the past two seasons and has never topped 15 home runs in a season. Still, at 25, he is just entering his prime and already has 3186 plate appearances and 846 hits in his career. There could be another level of production in an improved lineup.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro out Tuesday

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:12:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (groin) is out of the lineup for the spring game Tuesday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Castro's status for the opener is not in danger right now. At $5,000 (10% of your cap), he's a midrange shortstop on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro to play soon

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:40:11 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (groin) said he is feeling good and expects to play Tuesday, March 24. Castro said he will not play in the games Sunday, March 22, and Monday, March 23.

Fantasy Tip: Castro appears to be dealing with a minor injury and should play again next week. He is coming off a solid 2014 season and could be an option in the middle rounds of drafts.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro scratched Saturday

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:30:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (groin) was scratched Saturday, March 21, with right groin tightness.

Fantasy Tip: It doesn't appear to be anything serious. Castro ($5,000; 10.0% of your cap) is a midrange SS, or at the bottom of the elite tier on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro healthy

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:07:26 -0800

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is fully healthy heading into the season, and his swing is well ahead of where it was last season already, as he was popping balls out of the park during batting practice Tuesday, Feb. 3. Castro recently moved his family from the Dominican Republic to Arizona, which allowed him to get an early start on spring training, and he feels much safer and more comfortable. Castro dealt with a left ankle injury and hamstring problems last spring.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro relocates family

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:55:12 -0800

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro has decided to move his family from the Dominican Republic to Arizona this offseason after being in near gunfire on two separate occasions. The Cubs are happy with the way Castro has responded to the latest off-field incidents he's been involved with. "Starlin has responded to this adversity really well," executive Theo Epstein said. "He's taken a mature approach and figured out he needed to make changes. He needed to change his environment."

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Cubs | Starlin Castro cleared in shooting

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 00:23:17 -0800

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro was cleared of any involvement in a shooting incident by the Dominican General of National Police. Castro had been questioned following a shooting at a Dominican Republic nightclub Saturday, Dec. 27.

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