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Cubs' shortstop Starlin Castro.
This Chicago Cubs shortstop is just 23 years old and he’s already considered to be one of Major League Baseball’s standout shortstops.
Last season, Castro batted .283 after slumping late in the season with 14 home runs and 78 RBI and was one of four people in baseball who played in all 162 games. It’s an impressive feat for a young talent.
Castro has been one of the most consistent hitters this spring as well, showing his durability and his knack for getting on base. In 47 plate appearances, the Castro is heading into Opening Day batting .381 with an on-base percentage of .413 and a slugging percentage of .500. Granted, it’s spring training, however Miguel Cabrera batted .413 last spring on his way to an AL MVP award.
I’m not saying Castro will win MVP, but he will certainly be considered one of the 20 best hitters in baseball when the season is over.
Expect Castro to hit in the three slot in the lineup night in and night out in front of first baseman Anthony Rizzo. If Castro can play in close to all 162 games, his numbers will be the best of his short career.