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Starlin Castro | Second Baseman | #13

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 went 2-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.
Castro managed a pair of singles on the afternoon in what ended as a 1-0 loss for the Marlins. The second baseman is hitting .298/.364/.333 with six RBI and eight runs scored in the early going this season. He's still searching for his first home run and has collected just two extra-base hits (both doubles) in 57 at-bats this season. Apr 14 - 10:22 PM

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Starlin Castro went 1-for-3 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

This game was a complete no-show by the Marlins. Their pitching staff was blasted off the field in what finished as 20-1 defeat, while their offense managed all of five hits and one run. While Castro has now picked up a hit in all eight of the Marlins' games this season, he's still searching for his first home run. His fantasy value will remain limited moving forward, as he faces a cap just based on the team he's playing with, but if the second baseman moves in a trade to a team with an actual semblance of an offense later this season, he could hold some small amount of fantasy value as a bench piece. For now, though, just dark days in Miami.
Apr 7 - 9:39 PM

Starlin Castro finished 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI against the Red Sox in Monday's loss.

One worries about Castro's run and RBI numbers in the weak Marlins lineup, but he has four of each through five games. The Marlins hope he remains successful so that they'll have an easier time trading him sometime this summer.
Apr 2 - 10:40 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-3 with a double against the Mets on Wednesday.

Castro is a No. 6 or 7 hitter on a good offense, but the Marlins intend to hit him third regularly this year. He is coming off his best offensive season since 2014, having hit .300/.338/.454 for the Yankees last year. He still has a OPS+ below the league average both for the last three years and for his career.
Mar 14 - 4:04 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly told reporters Wednesday that Starlin Castro is locked in as the team's No. 3 hitter.

"I've talked to [Castro] about it, hitting in the three-spot," Mattingly said. "He's a guy who can get on base for [cleanup hitter Justin Bour], but also can drive in a run. Hopefully those guys on top are on base, and he just gets his hits." Castro requested a trade out of Miami amid the club's big firesale this winter, but he has changed his tune since arriving at spring camp in Jupiter, Florida. The 27-year-old second baseman batted .300/.338/.454 with 16 home runs and 63 RBI in 112 games last season for the Yankees, who shipped him to the Marlins as part of the Giancarlo Stanton blockbuster.
Mar 7 - 1:39 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Starlin Castro has requested a trade from the Marlins.

Many thought the Marlins would quickly flip Castro to another team after acquiring him from the Yankees as part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, but that obviously hasn't happened yet and's Joe Frisaro wrote last weekend that Miami might wind up keeping the 27-year-old second baseman. That clearly isn't sitting well with Castro, who doesn't want to be part of another rebuilding process like he was in his early days with the Cubs. Castro is due $10.857 million in 2018 and $11.857 million in 2019 with a $16 million club option for 2020.
Jan 10 - 10:42 AM

According to Joe Frisaro of, while the Marlins have received calls on recently-acquired second baseman Starlin Castro, the club could wind up keeping the 27-year-old second baseman.

With the Marlins in full fire-sale mode, it seemed an inevitability that they would turn around and flip Castro after acquiring him in the deal that sent Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. While he's still drawing interest, Frisaro notes that the club will only pull the trigger on a deal if it absolutely makes sense for them, and so far they haven't found anything to their liking.
Jan 6 - 1:10 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins have been trying to "attach" Starlin Castro to trades in order to move him.

There have been reports that the Marlins aren't desperate to move Castro, but it wouldn't really make any sense for them to keep him and they're apparently looking to tack his salary on to potential deals. Castro is coming off a nice .300/.338/.545 showing in 2017 and he'll turn just 28 in March, so it shouldn't be that difficult to unload him.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 02:53:00 PM

Marlins acquired INFs Starlin Castro and Jose Devers, and RHP Jorge Guzman from the Yankees for OF Giancarlo Stanton and cash considerations.

Castro’s stay with the Marlins figures to be brief. The primary objective for the Marlins was to shed Stanton’s contract, so they didn’t receive the top prospects fans were hoping for here, but they should get some decent pieces back for Castro. The 27-year-old is owed $24 million over the next two seasons and batted .300/.338/.545 with 16 homers over 112 games in 2017.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 11:01:00 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Marlins "say they're not desperate to move Starlin Castro."

Castro is part of the return from the Yankees in the Giancarlo Stanton trade that should be official any time now. The Marlins are going to continue to shed payroll, but, at least publicly, they're saying they don't have to flip Castro and the relatively affordable $24 million he's owed over the next two seasons. Realistically, though, there's no doubt they'll trade him if they receive a decent offer. The Mets are one club that's already been mentioned as a potential landing spot.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:54:00 PM

Mike Puma of the New York Post notes that the Mets plan to speak with the Marlins' regarding newly-acquired second baseman Starlin Castro.

Castro will head to the Marlins in the Giancarlo Stanton trade, but it's expected that the Marlins will then flip him elsewhere to shed his salary. The Mets have also been linked to Ian Kinsler, Jason Kipnis and Josh Harrison.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:23:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Starlin Castro is expected to be a part of the package that heads to the Marlins in the Giancarlo Stanton trade.

The Yankees needed to find a way to dump some salary in the trade, and it sounds like the Marlins were not receptive to the idea of taking on Jacoby Ellsbury. Castro, who is still only 27 years old, is coming off a terrific season where he slashed .300/.338/.454 with 16 homers and 63 RBI in 112 games. He has two years and $22.7 million remaining on his contract, as well as a club option for $16 million ($1 million buyout) for 2020. Moving Castro means that top prospect Gleyber Torres could begin the year as the starting second baseman.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 08:19:00 AM

Starlin Castro socked a solo home run and reached base four times in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Castro led off the bottom of the second inning with a blast off of Blake Snell in what turned out to be a four-run frame for the Yankees. He later added a walk and a couple singles. Castro has struggled in September overall but has reached base eight times over his last three contests.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:34:00 PM

Starlin Castro is not in Monday's lineup versus the Royals.

The Yankees and Royals are playing a makeup game Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Ronald Torreyes will make the start at second base and bat ninth against Jake Junis.
Mon, Sep 25, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Starlin Castro reached base four times and drove in a run Tuesday against the Twins.

All three base knocks were singles, with one of them plating a run in the sixth. Castro entered the game in a 6-for-41 funk at the plate, so hopefully this will get him going. He's got his average back up over .300 after it had dropped below for the first time since the third game of the season.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
LF1Derek Dietrich
CF1Lewis Brinson
RF1Cameron Maybin
2J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
S1Dan Straily
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Jose Urena
4Jarlin Garcia
5Caleb Smith
6Dillon Peters
7Trevor Richards
8Elieser Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Tayron Guerrero
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Chris O'Grady
8Tyler Cloyd
9Merandy Gonzalez
10Brett Graves
11Nick Wittgren