If I had a dime for every "Starlin Castro to second base" article -- with or without a question mark stuck on the end -- I'd still be short of CTA fare. But not too far short.
The kid is in rareified air, so let's take a sip of contextual coffee on this Sunday morning.
I hate fielding stats, particularly errors, but since that's what we're really talking about, let's talk about it. Caveat: you gotta be no more than 20 years old and have played since 1954 to take part in this conversation. Opening up to pre-1954 means adding Cass Michaels and a bunch of pre-Depression-era players dating back to the 19th century.
|Robin Yount||1975||19||Milwaukee Brewers||144||273||402||44||.309|
|Robin Yount||1976||20||Milwaukee Brewers||161||290||510||31||.273|
|Starlin Castro||2010||20||Chicago Cubs||121||183||334||27||.325|
|Jack Heidemann||1970||20||Cleveland Indians||131||216||354||23||.244|
|Elvis Andrus||2009||20||Texas Rangers||140||261||407||22||.322|
|Jose Oquendo||1983||19||New York Mets||104||182||326||21||.225|
|Robin Yount||1974||18||Milwaukee Brewers||102||148||327||19||.280|
|Alex Rodriguez||1996||20||Seattle Mariners||145||238||404||15||.444|
|Alan Trammell||1978||20||Detroit Tigers||135||239||421||14||.313|
|Edgar Renteria||1996||20||Florida Marlins||103||163||344||11||.344|
Sure, that's a lot of errors and it's continuing into his age 21 season. But Starlin can hit, too.