Starlin Castro Shines Bright in Chicago Cubs Debut

May 8, 2010 by  

For the Cubs, a rookie without a ceiling comes along far too rarely.  After watching Starlin Castro's debut in Cubbie Blue on Friday night, we may have found the next one.

It was only two years ago, in the summer of 2008, that Cubs fans watched Geovany Soto mash to a line of .285, 23, 86.  He went on to win the 2008 Rookie of the Year award before falling off the face of the earth after a marijuana incident at the World Baseball Classic in the Spring of 2009.

Prior to Soto, the Cubs next most recent ROY winner was Kerry Wood, in 1998.  Not so bad, eh?  Two top rookies in a 10-year stretch?  The troubling fact is that those two players join Jerome Walton (1989) as the only three rookie of the year aw...

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