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Starlin Castro | Second Baseman | #14

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Starlin Castro smoked a three-run homer to help lead the Yankees over the Pirates on Saturday.
The Yankees were behind 3-0 entering the sixth inning but Castro tied it up with one swing of the bat off Jameson Taillon. He is off to a great start to the 2017 season, now batting .364/.408/.591 with four home runs and 13 RBI. Apr 22 - 9:08 PM

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Starlin Castro smacked a three-run homer in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

He came to the plate in the fifth inning with two runners aboard and broke the game wide open with the long home run off White Sox rookie Dylan Covey. Castro has been wielding a strong bat in the season's first two weeks of action. He has a .368 batting average with three home runs, eight runs scored and 10 RBI. He drew a walk today and has his on-base percentage up to .410 through 61 plate appearances, which is much better than his .319 career rate.
Apr 19 - 11:20 PM

Starlin Castro crushed a two-run homer in the first inning on Friday helping to power the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Cardinals.

The Cardinals had fallen behind 2-0 in the first inning before Castro's towering blast off of Michael Wacha evened the score. Castro also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4. He's off to a strong start, slashing .350/.366/.525 with a pair of homers and six RBI.
Apr 14 - 10:07 PM

Starlin Castro is making his first start of the year in the two hole Friday against the Rays.

Castro hit sixth the first five games of the season, fifth the next three and fourth on Thursday. He certainly fits better lower in the order, giving his subpar OBPs, but he is off to a nice start this year, with a .333/.351/.444 line in 36 at-bats.
Apr 14 - 3:37 PM

Starlin Castro hit his first home run of the season Monday against the Rays.

It was a two-run homer in a five-run eighth inning, as the Yankees put the game out of reach. Castro hit sixth through the first five games of the season, but he’s now hitting fifth with Gary Sanchez (biceps) sidelined. While the injury is a tough blow to the Yankees’ lineup, it gives a boost to Castro’s fantasy value. The 27-year-old is 9-for-29 (.310) on the young season.
Apr 10 - 3:57 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

His fifth-inning single scored Jacoby Ellsbury and gave his club a short-lived 4-1 lead. Castro is off to a solid start with the bat. Through 20 plate appearances he has seven hits -- all singles -- with no walks and only one strikeout. That makes his batting line .350/.350/.350 through five games.
Apr 8 - 8:01 PM

Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer Sunday as the Yankees beat a Blue Jays split-squad 7-2.

The Yankees reportedly shopped Castro over the winter, but there was a very limited market for middle infielders, especially ones with contracts like Castro's. Ideally, he'd play well enough early on to potentially give himself some trade value in July. The Yankees might need to keep him then if they're in contention, but they should be hoping to have Gleyber Torres at short and Didi Gregorius at second as early as April 2018.
Feb 26 - 3:52 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Yankees made Starlin Castro available on the trade market but were unable to find a deal they liked.

Sherman mentioned Castro in connection with the Yankees' desire to make room in their budget for another bullpen arm. The club also made Brett Gardner and Chase Headley, but nothing came of it. Castro has three years and $32.6 million remaining on his contract, plus a club option for a fourth year at $16 million. He batted .270/.300/.433 with 21 home runs and 70 RBI last year, which amounted to a 93 OPS+, placing him below league average. He'll only be 27 years old in March, but with prospects on the way, it makes sense that the Yankees could view him as expendable.
Feb 6 - 9:36 PM

Starlin Castro is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

Castro has battled a hamstring injury of late and the Yankees have decided to give him an extra day of rest heading into the winter. Donovan Solano is handling second base. Chase Headley is also sitting out, as Ronald Torreyes is at third.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 12:05:00 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Since returning from a hamstring strain, Castro was 1-for-9 in three games before Thursday's two-hit night. After being dealt from the Cubs to the Yankees in exchange for Adam Warren last winter -- a deal that looks like a coup for the Yankees now -- the 26-year-old has had a strong year in 2016, batting .272/.302/.436 with 21 homers, 70 RBI and 63 runs scored. He'll be back as the Yankees' everyday second baseman in 2017, barring the unforeseen.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:16:00 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) has returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Castro appeared as pinch-hitter during Monday's game and now he's ready to return to the starting lineup. He'll hit cleanup against David Price. The 26-year-old has been out for 10 days with a right hamstring strain.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 03:35:00 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning during Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the starting lineup.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 08:36:00 AM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Starlin Castro (hamstring) is available as a pinch-hitter Monday.

Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, but he felt well enough to run the bases on Monday. It's unclear when he could be ready to return to the starting lineup.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) will hit in an indoor batting cage Friday and hopes to do some running Saturday.

However, he won't return this weekend in Toronto as previously hoped, as the Yankees don't want to play Castro on artificial turf. It does sound like the second baseman could be back in the lineup early next week if he continues to progress.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 05:49:00 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) could return to the Yankees' lineup as soon as this weekend.

Manager Joe Girardi essentially ruled Castro out for the season earlier this week, but the second baseman has progressed more quickly than expected. He's done treadmill work and agility drills at the club's spring training complex in Florida and hopes to begin hitting again. "I don’t know if it’s a realistic hope, but I think it’s my hope," Girardi said of the possibility of Castro rejoining the team in Toronto.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3Pete Kozma
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Bryan Mitchell
6Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder