Let’s Overreact!

I get it, the media has air time to fill and column inches that need print, but the conclusions drawn three games into the season are pretty hysterical. The NY Press is up in arms that no Yankee starter has made it through six innings yet. But thankfully the bats are exploding. Maybe we could wait for some warmer weather and a few more games before we worry/exalt either of those facts?

But the biggest jump based on shaky reasoning has to be with Starlin Castro. Castor is now either Rogers Hornsby or Joe Morgan, maybe better. Yes, he has had an amazing three games, but again, THREE GAMES! And some of the stuff people are saying about it is just laughable. On YES they keep going on about how he is doing it in spite of the weather. Last I checked, Chicago in April isn’t exactly warm, so he might be somewhat used to the weather? Furthermore, look at Castro’s career. Guess which month is his best offensively? That’s right, April. He hits .324/.347/.459 in April. Over his entire career he is a  .282/.321/.407 hitter. I don’t think it is a faulty conclusion that this guy usually gets off to a good start.

I like Castro. This video with him cracks me up. (Though I think Didi steals the show with his head movements) I think Castro is going to have a fine season for the Yankees, but he isn’t going to become Robinson Cano in his prime. That’s ok,the average second baseman in the AL hit .262./.317/.402 last year. Castro has better career numbers than that, so if he can produce as he has in his career, and play solid defense at second, the Yankees will have an above-average player at second. After two years of watching Roberts and Drew play second, that will be thrilling for the fans as well.

On to Detroit.