Wish a happy 25th birthday to Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro
Happy 25th birthday to 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.