What Pros Wear: Starlin Castro (Bat, Glove, Cleats, Batting Gloves, Sunglasses, Trainers)
As the first MLB player ever born in the 1990s, Castro hit a cool .300 in his rookie year—before he could legally drink a beer. In his first full season, Castro, at 21 years old, became the youngest player to ever lead the NL in hits.
He might be flying under the radar as the Cubs’ bubbling hot farm system begins to boil over into the Show, but there isn’t a team in the league that wouldn’t love to have Castro as their starting shortstop. Castro will likely reach 1000 Big League hits in his age 25 season, a feat that he’ll share with names like Miguel Cabrera, and Ken Griffey Jr. Derek Jeter crossed the 1K threshold at age 26. This kid can play.
Castro has been swinging the S318 since he’s been in the Bigs. Its available at the above link as an M9, which Castro swung before the Prime branding showed up last season.
Available just like Castro’s at the link above.
Thanks to Gemini Keez for this incredible shot of Castro’s baby, a Wilson A2000 1786 w/ Superskin (the black material that looks like the surface of a basketball). What makes this such a great shot is that you can see how worn-in the glove is. That’s like a work of art right there. Castro’s glove can be made with the Wilson Custom Builder or you can get the new stock version above.
Louisville Slugger CB1 in Cubs Colors
These have been discontinued, and it looks like retailers are trying to move them out, so you can get them real cheap. Castro’s are slightly different than what’s available because his have Louisville Slugger’s new logo on top of the hand and do not use “TPX” anymore.
Nike Skylon Ace XV (to be released)
Its hard to tell in this pic but Castro broke out Nike’s new Skylon Ace XV recently, a style that has not been released to the public yet. WPW was lucky to get a pair and you can see them up close in the feature gallery.
Great shot of these, which we saw Castro taking ground balls with pre-game.