Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Starlin Castro

.315 BA, 400+ PA, 20 years of age or less (since 1900)
1907 Ty Cobb (Tigers)
1911 Stuffy McInnis (A's)
1928 Jimmie Foxx (A's)
1928 Mel Ott (Giants)
1929 Mel Ott (Giants)
1932 Arky Vaughn (Pirates)
1934 Cecil Travis (Senators)
1939 Ted Williams (Red Sox)
1955 Al Kaline (Tigers)
1959 Vada Pinson (Reds)
1996 Alex Rodriguez (Mariners)
2010 Starlin Castro (Cubs)

Starlin Castro (SS) was born on March 24, 1990, and he made his major league debut on May 7th.  He had a good start (.310 in May), but then struggled in June (.227).  Since the All-Star Break, he was been on fire, hitting .362, leading all NL hitters with at least 75 PA since the break. 

He has been hitting 2nd in the Cubs lineup recently, and has been tearing it up at home (.352 at Wrigley vs. .276 on the road).  Not surprisingly, he has been getting some Rookie of the Year buzz.  If the Cubs were a contender, he would have a chance for legendary status in the postseason because of his age, but there's always next year.

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