Chicago Cubs Prospect Castro Makes History in Incredible Major League Debut

May 8, 2010 by  

At seven o’ clock this morning, Chicago Cubs top prospect Starlin Castro , a 20-year-old shortstop, received a call from the big club. His baseball life was about to change, and his dream was about to come true. He was told to travel to Cincinnati, where Chicago were to take on the Reds that afternoon, and did so giddily to find out he was in the starting lineup batting eighth.

Castro began in the Cubs organization at 18, shot through their rookie league in 2008, breezed through Single-A in 2009, possessing the speed, glove, and offensive ability of a talent near Major League-ready. He began this season in Double-...

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