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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby Inukchuk » Sat May 08, 2010 6:19 pm

DaSh 1s wrote:
XFactah416 wrote:Is it stupid to just claim him and then try and trade him in a keeper?

Just from reading the impressions in this thread, it looks like he's a Jeter-esque fantasy player, which definitely isn't bad. However, as a rookie, we have to temper our expectations. What's our expectations for him this year?


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Per Baseball America Prospect Handbook:

Castro's performance (in the minors) has drawn him comparisons with the likes of Tony Fernandez, Edgar Renteria, Miguel Tejada---and even Derek Jeter...


I mentioned earlier in the thread that his skill set was similar, in that he has marginal power with room for growth and speed enough to steal a healthy amount of bases once he better learns the craft. His strength, however, is his ability to make great contact and hit for a high average. Sounds to me like a similar skill set.

It's obviously far too early to dub him the next Jeter (or the next anything, for that matter), but when comparing what he's done to people out there right now for the sake of what type of numbers to expect (albeit to a far lesser degree), Jeter is a pretty decent comparison.

There is little to no chance of him matching Jeter (or even coming close) this season, but he's only 20 and his eventual ceiling may very well approach a 300+ AVG to go with 15-20HR and 20-30 SB. Just don't bank on it any time soon.
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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon May 10, 2010 1:52 pm

Has anyone seen any trades for Castro yet? I am wondering what type of value he has to the player who loves young talent in keeper leagues.
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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby soty » Mon May 10, 2010 4:55 pm

Do you guys see him having more value than Erick Aybar this year? I have a chance to use my #2 waiver on Castro but not sure its worth it?
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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby HOOTIE » Mon May 10, 2010 6:19 pm

footballisbetter.com wrote:Has anyone seen any trades for Castro yet? I am wondering what type of value he has to the player who loves young talent in keeper leagues.


I have 5 keeper leagues with a minors roster. He and Dominic Brown were the hottest prospects not already on rosters. I like him for average and steals, with gap power.

I don't have a problem with Cubs bringing him up. Heyward is 20 and up. Andrus was 20 last year. Strasburg is 21 and will be up. Michael Leake had no minors and is looking nice. I would rather have them up early, then get buried like Edgar and Nelson Cruz did.
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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby NotAmused » Mon May 10, 2010 10:01 pm

Already has 3 errors O:-)
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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby bigken117 » Mon May 10, 2010 10:01 pm

soty wrote:Do you guys see him having more value than Erick Aybar this year? I have a chance to use my #2 waiver on Castro but not sure its worth it?


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redraft no

footballisbetter.com wrote:Has anyone seen any trades for Castro yet? I am wondering what type of value he has to the player who loves young talent in keeper leagues.


He clears waivers tonight in most leagues, so maybe Friday you'd see on Yahoo some of the default trades.
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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby NotAmused » Mon May 10, 2010 10:24 pm

4 errors, 3 errors in tonight's game %-6
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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue May 11, 2010 11:47 am

My team is so weak at MI in a couple deeper leagues, so I figured there's no downside to using my waiver on him. Not expecting too much though.
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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue May 11, 2010 12:24 pm

footballisbetter.com wrote:Has anyone seen any trades for Castro yet? I am wondering what type of value he has to the player who loves young talent in keeper leagues.

I just saw a Castro for Rollins trade in my 12 team H2H with 10 keepers. :-t :-t
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Re: The Unofficial Starlin Castro Thread (Merged)

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue May 11, 2010 12:30 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
footballisbetter.com wrote:Has anyone seen any trades for Castro yet? I am wondering what type of value he has to the player who loves young talent in keeper leagues.

I just saw a Castro for Rollins trade in my 12 team H2H with 10 keepers. :-t :-t


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