Starlin Castro an All Star?

There’s no question that Starlin Castro should be voted into the All Star game.  in fact, if I had my way I’d choose Darwin Barney, Starlin Castro and yeah, Carlos Pena to represent the Chicago Cubs in the 2011 game.

Starlin Castro is on a nine game hitting streak.   Sure, overall consitency and numbers count when measuring up to consideration for an all star, but the kid is only 21 and he’s been playing like a wily veteran.

The kid needs to work on his defensive skills.  For example, he twists his body when throwing to first base.  As a rule of thumb, the ball goes to wherever your toe is pointing.  I don’t know if Castro is too busy hot dogging it but these mistakes are really fixable.  as for his offence, there’s no question he demands respect everytime he warms up in the batter’s circle.

The Cubs are sitting 12 back of the otherwise close Central standings.  It’s definitely do-able for the Cubs to catch up in the standings.  The way Castro has been playing, they still have a (long) shot at capturing first.

—Mark Gauthier

He makes mistakes but he has 103 hits this season.  The kid can do it all


  1. mlblogsbluejaysnest · June 28, 2011

    I don’t get to see Starlin much but I’ve heard good things from broadcasters from all teams. I hope he gets to show his skills to a national audience in Arizona.


  2. Michael David · June 28, 2011

    All-Star voting is nothing but a popularity contest with the big market teams getting the votes. No doubt his time will come, though. Fans can’t ignore stats forever.
    ‘Minoring In Baseball’


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