Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 2 days ago

Castro had the Yankees' lone hit Sunday against the Rays' Jake Odorizzi, a two-run homer that was enough to create the margin of victory.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After Sunday's game Castro is now hitting .253/.287/.425, which is sub-optimal for a team's #3 hitter. And yet that was the highest slugging percentage in the lineup, with Carlos Beltran out with a sore shoulder.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 5 days ago

Castro went 1-for-4 with a home run and a strikeout Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The second baseman hit a two-out homer during the first inning, and that accounted for the Yankees' only run in this game, but he was silent after that with a groundout, a flyout and a strikeout the rest of the way. Castro has a .179 average over the last 10 games with only three extra-base hits over in that span.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 1 week ago

Castro went 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the A's.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Yankees second baseman had gone 1-for-13 over his previous three games, so the production was certainly welcome by the Yankees and fantasy owners alike. Castro hasn't quite kept up the pace he set in the opening month of the season, when he slashed .305/.345/.488. As a result, his average his dipped 28 points to its current figure of .277, but he's continued to provide a bit of everything on offense, even legging out a triple and swiping two bags over his first 159 at-bats.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 2 weeks ago

Castro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro continues to be one of the few Yankees to consistently produce at the plate, as he's now slashing .284/.322/.461. He's also enjoying a nice power surge in his first season in the Bronx, as the blast was his fifth of the season -- putting him well on his way to top his career-best 14 long balls.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 3 weeks ago

Castro went 2-for-4 with his fourth homer of the year in Thursday's game against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a few letdown seasons with the Cubs, Castro seems to be settling in nicely to his new digs in the Bronx. His OPS of .827 is at a career-high level while reducing his strikeout rate to a career-best 12.5 percent. It's worth noting that he's played significantly better at home this season than on the road. Castro has his .348 In 69 at-bats in Yankee Stadium, but a putrid .235 in away games.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 3 weeks ago

Castro (oblique) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Royals, batting second and starting at second base, Ryan Hatch of the Star-Ledger reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro left Sunday's game early due to oblique tightness, and subsequently missed Monday's game against the Royals. Castro's injury wasn't considered serious, and him missing Monday's game was likely just precautionary. Castro is currently slashing a decent .296/.333/.463 this season.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 3 weeks ago

Castro (oblique) is not in the lineup Monday against the Royals, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro departed Sunday's loss to Boston early due to tightness in his oblique, and while it didn't look to be overly serious -- Castro pleaded with manager Joe Girardi to stay in -- the Yankees will exercise caution and hold Castro out Monday. He'll be replaced at second base by Ronald Torreyes, who will bat ninth against the Royals' Chris Young.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 3 weeks ago

Castro was lifted early from Sunday's loss to the Red Sox with a tight left oblique, the New York Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He suffered the injury on the basepaths in the seventh inning, but Castro pleaded his case to remain in the contest so it may not be overly serious. Manager Joe Girardi indicated there was a chance the second baseman could return to the lineup Monday, but consider Castro day-to-day for the time being.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 1 month ago

Castro hit his third home run, a solo blast, as part of a 2-for-4 game in Monday's win over the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro quieted down after his explosive start and went 18 days between his second and third home runs. Still, Castro has been solid in the early going, as he now owns a .290/.338/.478 batting line. His .816 OPS ranks fourth among qualified American League second basemen, behind only Jose Altuve, Ian Kinsler and Logan Forsythe.

Starlin Castro 2B/SS/DH NYY 1 month ago

Castro is batting seventh Saturday against the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Castro moved up to second in the order on Tuesday and remained there for each of the last four games. However, after going just 2-for-16 at the plate over that span, he'll move back down to seventh as the Yankees go with Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner at the top of the order.