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Starlin Castro
Birthdate: 3/24/1990 (26 y, 11 m, 27 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/160     Position: SS
Contract: $60M / 7 Years (2013 - 2019) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Castro was given a full day off Friday, as he didn't travel to the team's spring game or go through workouts, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. (3/4/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Like seemingly every other middle infielder, Castro enjoyed a nice power surge last year and set a career high in home runs. Aside from the power, though, Starlin was just as disappointing as he's been every year since his brilliant age-22 season back in 2012. He struggled to get on base, set a career high in strikeout rate and he didn't steal bases. He also slid further down the defensive spectrum, and will no longer retain shortstop eligibility. Castro's career got off to an excellent start, and although he's already 26, he's pretty clearly a low-end regular now. Castro will still have some fantasy value, especially if he's able to replicate last year's power output. Just don't make him your Plan A in standard mixed leagues or your Plan Anything in OBP leagues. (Chris Mitchell)

The Quick Opinion: Castro saw a nice power bump in 2016, but was otherwise disappointing. Strangely, the 26-year-old's best years appear to be behind him. He's still useful in standard mixed leagues, but not terribly useful.

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