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The Cubs call up Starlin Castro

May 7, 2010, 11:12 AM EDT

Starlin Castro is the Cubs’ number one prospect and, according to Keith Law, who has seen him play, is one of the most exciting prospects in all of baseball. He has an electric bat with decent pop for a middle infielder, good range at shortstop and an arm Cubs’ fans haven’t seen since Shawon Dunston.

He also has a ticket to Chicago as of this morning, as ESPN’s Enrique Rojas reports that he is being called up from Double-A Tennessee. Castro is batting .376/.421/.569 with one home run, 20 RBI and 20
runs scored. He’ll presumably take over shortstop, moving Ryan Theriot to second base and Mike Fontenot to, well, who really cares?

Cubs fans could use a little excitement.  They’re about to get it.

  1. Alex K - May 7, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    I just hope they let him play. They would call Pie up (before we knew he couldn’t hit) and let him sit on the bench for days and days. Who knows, maybe all that sitting messed with his development……

  2. Old Gator - May 7, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Great name. I wish, though, that he’d drop the “r” in his first name. Now that would play bigtime here in Macondo, wouldn’t it?

  3. Mark R - May 7, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    And the five-year plan for Castro’s development is complete ahead of schedule!

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