Starling has four doubles and eight runs, but he has 24 strikeouts to just nine walks. He is slugging .250.
Starling has not been very productive offensively since beginning his pro career. He is batting .242 with a .337 on-base percentage, .410 slugging percentage and .747 OPS in 195 career games.
Starling is batting .219 with a .354 slugging percentage in 84 games. He's batting .289 in 21 day games but is hitting .195 in 63 night games. The 2011 first-round pick (fifth overall) has a triple, eight home runs, 14 doubles and 41 RBI.
"When a player makes mention of it, we’re going to get it checked again," assistant general manager of player development J.J. Picollo said. "Upon his examination, there was a discrepancy from his last eye examination, which was in 2012, to this year’s most recent one. He’s going to see our doctor here, and he is a potential candidate for Lasik surgery. If that’s the case, we’re just going to go ahead and get it taken care of right away. The turnaround time for Lasik is so quick that he can potentially be back in the lineup maybe as early as this weekend. However, we’re not counting on it, nor do we think it’s necessary."
Starling is batting .213 with four home runs, six doubles and 17 RBI in 35 games. He's batting .300 in day games but .172 at night.
Starling homered for the second straight game Monday and has three home runs in his last seven appearances. He also has 10 RBI in his last nine games. Starling, who was the fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft, is considered a top 100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 26) and Baseball America (No. 35).
Starling has no extra-base hits or RBI. He also has 11 strikeouts compared to two walks. Starling is considered a top 100 prospect by MLB.com (No. 26) and Baseball America (No. 35).
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