Latest Update Starlin Castro is still expected to be the starting SS for the Cubs in 2015. Thu Nov, 06, 01:19 PM
Has a legitimate shortstop arm, burgeoning power and the speed to steal bases. Can be a true doubles machine due to very good bat speed. Owns all the tools for stardom.
Flaws: : Is mercurial and needs to play more of a fundamental game, in general. Could stand to draw more walks so as to maximize his potential as an offensive catalyst. Is too nonchalant in the field. Must mature.
The Cubs are stocked at the shortstop position with the arrival of top prospect Javier Baez and the acquisition of Addison Russell who was the 7th ranked prospect heading into the 2014 season. Upon being called up Baez spent the majority of the time playing second base which we should assume will be his position going into 2015 if Castro is going to be playing short. Russell will likely remain in Triple-A for the time being unless a trade involving either himself or Castro happens before the start of spring.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Castro injured his ankle earlier in September and is done for the season. He'll get back to full strength in Arizona this offseason, and should be good to go for the spring. Analyst: Ben Diamond
Castro hasn't played since the beginning of September because of the ankle issue. This was a bounce back season for Castro and will be a solid fantasy shortstop next season.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
While this is Castro's goal, it's hard to imagine he will, as the Cubs won't want to have him risk further injury with them far out of the playoff race. If he does come back, it won't be for a bit longer, so he's probably safe to drop in single league formats. Analyst: Ben Diamond