Starlin Castro Needs Move To Third Base For Chicago Cubs

By Andy Schmidt
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs have a problem that a lot of MLB teams wish they had, and that is an abundance of riches at one position. The minor leagues are loaded with shortstop prospects with Javier Baez and Junior Lake quickly approaching the major league level. Obviously that position is already taken by Starlin Castro right now, but I think it is time to make a position change for Castro this season because Baez is coming quickly, and should be ready to make the jump by Opening Day 2014. I think it is time to move Castro over to third base to open the door for Baez at shortstop.

It is obvious that Castro is a very talented offensive player, but his defense is shaky at best. The Cubs may want to move Castro over to third base just to assist him with his defense and not needing to move as far on the infield. Baez has been compared to Gary Sheffield with his bat and with other players like Jorge Soler in the minor leagues within two years of heading to Wrigley Field, some changes have to be made.

Castro is the most logical choice to move to third even though Baez has been playing some third base in the minor leagues. Baez appears to be the better defensive player which is why I want to move Castro to third. This is an exciting time for the Cubs, as it finally looks like the minor leagues are going to produce several everyday players soon as opposed to the patch job the team had on the field before.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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