One of these seasons the Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro figures to finally get that spot in the batting order that he can call his own, although it might not be for a while.

The versatile Castro has been used most often in the No. 2, 3 and 5 spots this season, with much of his recent success coming in the No. 5 hole.

His .291 batting average as a No. 5 hitter is his highest of any spot he has batted for more than two games this season. He is a .267 hitter in 53 games as two-hole hitter and is batting .287 in 55 games in the three spot.

More significantly, he drives in a run every 7.1 at-bats in the fifth spot as opposed to every 7.9 as a No. 3 hitter and every 9.5 in the No. 2 spot. Obviously that is a function of having the better Cubs hitters on base when he hits in the No. 5 spot, but it also shows that he has been taking advantage of opportunities.