Starlin Castro is the Cubs lone representative in tonight’s All-Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Now I know, Manager Quade was asked to be part of Bruce Bochy’s NL coaching staff, but gimme a break. Quade has really under-achieved as a manager this season and it is clear that he will be back as an “assistant coach” somewhere else following the 2012 MLB season when his contract expires.
Castro has lived up to the hype once again with a solid sophomore season. Castro is hitting .307 with an .335 on-base percentage. He has 117 hits, 49 runs scored and 39 RBI’s. He has walked 17 times while striking out 47 times. He has 10 stolen bases and has only been caught stealing once. The only negative is his fielding – he has committed a team high 18 errors on a team that has committed a whopping 77 errors. That’s a lot of errors for a team that has played 92 games.
Good luck Starlin!