Originally Posted by RKMeibalane
He's a good player, no question about it, but I'm always left wondering how much better he might be if he paid more attention to what's happening around him. His on-field awareness leaves much to be desired.
On a somewhat related note, seemingly every Cubs prospect is advertised as something special, and most of them turn out to be anything but.
That is the biggest red flag when it comes to Castro, he makes a ton of stupid mistakes and mental errors. When he first came up I think it was easy to say "Well, he's a rookie and he will learn." This is his fourth year in the majors and from what I have seen he STILL is making the same mistakes he did back in 2010. I thought the Cubs would have been wise to go out and get a guy like Omar Vizquel last year, I think that he (and Ozzie) did a lot to improve Alexei's play at shortstop from 2009 to 2010.