Wish a happy 25th birthday to Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro
Starlin Castro finally turns 25 years old Tuesday. We say finally, because frankly it is absurd that a human being could accomplish what Castro has before even being able to rent a car without restriction.
Since Castro entered the league in 2010 at the age of 20, he has been elected to three All-Star Games and led the National League in at-bats three years in a row from 2011-2013. In 2011, Castro became the youngest player ever to lead the NL in hits with 207 and the youngest Cub to hit 200. With 846, Castro is accumulating career hits at a faster pace than the 3,465-hit Derek Jeter.
Heck, we should have seen all of this coming -- after all, Castro hit a homer in his very first Major League at-bat.
And that's not even mentioning his defense, which includes reach-for-the-star(lin)s catches like this:
Please excuse us while we marvel at the 25-year-old Castro and proceed to have our own quarter-life crises.