Castro is expected to start at SS immediately, moving Ryan Theriot to second base.
Castro was hitting .376/.441/.990 at AA with 1 HR and 20 RBIs. He was 4 of 9 on stolen base attempts after swiping 28 at two levels last year. Castro is as good defensively as he is offensively, with a strong arm and good range. He’ll be an interesting play in fantasy leagues, he should post a solid average and steal a few bases, but those might be his only contributions unless some other players on the Cubs get rolling and he can score a few more runs.
Other Minor League News
-Marlins Prospect Mike Stanton launched a Home Run that traveled an estimated 500 feet to straight away center. He leads all of baseball with 14 HRs, two more than Major League Leader Paul Konerko. The Marlins have a tough decision on their hands as to what they need to do with this kid.
-Twins Pitching Prospect Daniel Osterbrook was moved up to High-A Fort Meyers after throwing a 7 inning no-hitter in the second game of a double header last weekend. Osterbrook was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for each of the 2 weeks leading up to his promotion.
-The Rock Round Express have a new relief pitcher, he threw one pitch before being ejected from his first game. http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/media/player/mp_tpl.jsp?w=http%3A//mfile.akamai.com/10869/wmv/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2010/open/mlbam/2010/05/07/mlbtv_7876741_400K.wmv&type=v_free&_mp=1
The Express don’t know about his future in the league. *Note, that’s actor Will Ferrell.
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