Starlin Castro Can Run, but Can He Walk?

April 18, 2010 by  

Starlin Castro , arguably the Cubs' top prospect, is flashing the potential to hit at the big-league level early in the season. The Tennessee Smokie shortstop is currently hitting .342, with a .500 slugging percentage helped by his two triples in eight games.

Castro, however, boasts only a .350 on-base percentage due to only one walk on the season, so far. The lack of patience is troublesome for the 20-year-old, who projects as a lead-off hitter.

There is little question about his ability to hit for contact, but when the young shortstop goes through stretches of poor bat...

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