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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 with an RBI as the Marlins defeated the Giants on Tuesday night in Miami.
Castro got the Marlins on the board with a run-scoring single in the third inning. He isn't hitting for much power, with just three homers and 25 RBI on the year, but Castro is hitting a respectable .288/.335/.397 on the season. Jun 12 - 11:17 PM

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Starlin Castro went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

It was the 17th double of the season for Castro, who has picked up six two-baggers in his last seven games. The veteran second baseman is hitting .293/.338/.407 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 63 games this season. While the power has been relatively muted on the whole for Castro, he's playing well right now and could become interesting on a fantasy level should he be traded to a more competent offense later this summer.
Jun 9 - 7:39 PM

Starlin Castro finished Wednesday's 11-3 rout at St. Louis with a single and three doubles while posting three runs scored.

Castro, Derek Dietrich and J.T. Realmuto sent the tone at the top of the Miami order, as the 1-2-3 hitters combined to go 11-for-15 with five doubles, a triple, a two-run homer and four RBI with seven runs scored. Castro has now hit safely in eight straight, and 13 of the past 15, raising his average from .285 to .297 just since May 27. Still, he is more of an NL-only fantasy option and no longer a slam-dunk in mixed formats.
Jun 7 - 12:14 AM

Starlin Castro finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 3-2 loss in San Diego.

Castro is slashing .287/.326/.392 so far this season, and he has a respectable 24 RBI across 209 at-bats. However, he has struck out 20 times over his past 20 games. If you can withstand the strikeouts, he is a decent help in the batting average department in NL-only fantasy leagues. However, he is no longer a slam-dunk play for mixed leaguers.
May 31 - 12:48 AM

Starlin Castro went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Dodgers.

He laced a single to center that plated Martin Prado in the third inning. The multi-hit game boosts the second baseman's batting average to an even .300 on the season. He doesn't have much power or speed but he can put the barrel on the ball consistently. He has two homers, 19 RBI and 25 runs scored through 42 games. He has stolen as many as 25 bases in a single season in the past but has just one swipe thus far this year.
May 16 - 11:06 PM

Starlin Castro homered and knocked in two runs Friday versus the Braves.

Castro drove in a run with a ground out in the first inning and later took Brandon McCarthy deep in the fifth inning. The 28-year-old has kept his batting average afloat all year, but he only recently started producing on the power front. Both of his home runs have come in the past week.
May 11 - 10:30 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored as the Marlins outlasted the Reds 8-5 on Sunday.

Castro delivered a two-run single in the first inning before knocking in a third run with a sacrifice fly in the second. He's had a good couple of days in Cincinnati, going 4-for-8 with a homer, six RBI and four runs scored in his last two games. The 28-year-old is hitting .315/.364/.395 through 33 games with the Marlins.
May 6 - 9:39 PM

Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI double in Saturday's win over the Reds.

Castro had been staring at a goose egg in the home run category entering action on Saturday, but he finally got that monkey off his back courtesy of a two-run home run off Tyler Mahle with two outs in the first inning. The second baseman figures to be good for double-digit dingers when all is said and done, as he's met the 10-homer mark in each of the last seven seasons.
May 5 - 10:35 PM

Starlin Castro is out of the Marlins' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Phillies.

It's the first day off of the season for Castro, who has batted .310 with a .362 on-base percentage through 127 plate appearances with Miami. Yadiel Rivera will start at second base and bat eighth Wednesday versus Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola.
May 2 - 2:59 PM

Starlin Castro went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk Monday in the Marlins' defeat of the Phillies.

Castro is now batting .312 with a .366 on-base percentage after reaching in all four of his plate appearances on Monday. But he hasn't hit a homer in a Marlins uniform and those two doubles give him just six total extra-base hits for the year. We wouldn't expect a huge spike in power moving forward.
Apr 30 - 11:12 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2Garrett Cooper
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Miguel Rojas
2Yadiel Rivera
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
LF1Derek Dietrich
CF1Lewis Brinson
RF1Cameron Maybin
2J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
S1Dan Straily
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Jose Urena
4Caleb Smith
5Trevor Richards
Relief Pitcher
R1Kyle Barraclough
2Brad Ziegler
3Drew Steckenrider
4Tayron Guerrero
5Nick Wittgren
6Adam Conley
7Chris O'Grady
8Elieser Hernandez
9Drew Rucinski
10Brett Graves