Chicago Cubs: Starlin Castro continues to handle himself well despite adversity
By Paul Steeno
Aug 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs second basemanStarlin Castro
(13) throws out Chicago White Sox catcherTyler Flowers
(not pictured) during the seventh inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro continues to display high character despite undergoing the worst season of his professional baseball career. The former three-time All-Star selection has faced a lot of adversity this season. August has been a particularly tough month for the 25-year-old product from the Dominican Republic.
However, despite his recent demotion and all the trade rumors that include his name, Castro continues to hold himself together. He could have created major drama out of his situation, but he didn’t. The Chicago Cubs owe him for that.
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In his sixth Major League season, Castro has struggled at the plate and in the field. He has slashed .239/.273/.304 (all career lows) in 451 plate appearances this season. In addition, he has committed 18 errors at shortstop and one error at second base.
Those 18 errors at shortstop are the fourth most among qualified shortstops in the MLB.
Over the last couple of weeks, Castro has handled himself with the utmost class and professionalism. He has remained singularly focused on improving his game and hasn’t allowed outside circumstances to become a distraction.
Despite the adversity that he has faced this season, Castro continues to maintain a winning attitude and has helped this team out by not allowing his situation to become a distraction and continuing to mature as a human being and a baseball player.
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