Coming Soon: Starlin Castro and Andrew Cashner


With the Cubs struggling to find solutions to many of their early season struggles, Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the Cubs may soon call up top prospects Starlin Castro and Andrew Cashner before long.

In the report he mentions that with the slow start that Ryan Theriot has gotten off to, hitting .275/.320/.333. the Cubs are now believing that they could call Castro up earlier in the season instead of him being a late season call up.

Starlin Castro is flat out raking in the minors right now, he is hitting .426/.455/.705 while having a homer and 15 RBI’s, and having ten out of his first 14 games be multi-hit games. And Levine goes on to mention in his report that if he continues to have that type of success in the month of May, then you can look for the Cubs to call him up shortly thereafter.

However with Andrew Cashner, the Cubs may not rush him to the majors just yet, but if their pitching staff were to take a hit through injury, then the Cubs may consider bringing Cashner up.

Those within the Cubs organization, do not want to rush Cashner into the majors because they are afraid that would do the same harm to his as it did to Jeff Samardzija. Assuming that Cashner fully develops another pitch, the Cubs project him to be a future starter for them right now.

Cashner through three starts in double A- Tennessee has a 1-0 record while posting a 2.60 ERA. Their has been rising speculation throughout Chicago that the Cubs could call Cashner up to pitch out of the bullpen as a relief pitcher, but that does not seem like a likely option.