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Nick Castellanos | Third Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nick Castellanos is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Indians.
The struggling Castellanos has missed three straight starts in favor of Andrew Romine, but he's back in the lineup Tuesday. Still, the clock might be ticking for him to keep his job or even his place in the majors. Jun 23 - 3:25 PM

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Nick Castellanos is sitting out Monday for a third consecutive game.

Castellanos has struggled mightily this season, batting just .217/.267/.328 in 255 plate appearances. Andrew Romine is starting at the hot corner versus Cleveland.
Jun 22 - 3:41 PM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday for the second straight game.

Castellanos is batting .143/.191/.159 over his last 19 games and just .217/.267/.328 on the season. Andrew Romine is getting another start at third base.
Jun 21 - 10:24 AM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers starting lineup on Saturday.

The struggling third baseman will give way to Andrew Romine once again. Castellanos is hitting just .219/.269/.330 with four homers and 26 RBI on the season.
Jun 20 - 3:35 PM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day of rest. Andrew Romine is at third base while Castellanos sits.
Jun 14 - 9:40 AM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Angels.

The slumping third baseman will take a seat in favor of Andrew Romine who will bat ninth against opposing right-hander Matt Shoemaker. The 23-year-old is hitting just .230/.276/.366 with four homers and 21 RBI on the year, and could probably benefit from getting a day off.
May 31 - 4:17 PM

Nick Castellanos drove in four runs as the Tigers beat the Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday.

Castellanos knocked in a run on a fielder's choice in the fourth and then tripled with the bases loaded to break a 2-2 tie in the eighth. He upped his RBI total from 13 to 17 on the night. He hasn't had a whole lot to offer fantasy leaguers with his .240 average and just nine runs scored from the bottom of Detroit's order, but he should prove better than this in the long run.
May 20 - 10:43 PM

Nick Castellanos provided all of the Tigers offense in Saturday's loss to the Royals, going 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBI.

Castellanos plated the team's first run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning and added an RBI triple in the sixth. He has been a disappointment through the first month of the season, hitting .222/.273/.363 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI.
May 9 - 3:48 PM

Nick Castellanos blasted his second home run of the season in a losing effort against the Indians on Friday.

His solo shot off Danny Salazar in the second inning wound up being the only run the Tigers would muster on the evening. The 23-year-old finished the night 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts and is now hitting .259/.333/.448 with a pair of homers and seven RBI on the year.
Apr 24 - 10:21 PM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the White Sox.

It's just a routine day of rest for the young third baseman. Hernan Perez is getting the start in his place at the hot corner and will bat eighth for the Tigers against Chris Sale and the White Sox.
Apr 18 - 10:22 AM

Nick Castellanos blasted his first home run of the season on Friday, powering the Tigers to an 8-4 victory over the Indians in Cleveland.

He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI, and also drew a walk. His two-run blast in the fifth inning chased Indians starter Zach McAllister from the ballgame. With the two-hit attack, the young third baseman is now hitting .214/.333/.571 with three RBI in the season's first week.
Apr 10 - 8:17 PM

Nick Castellanos singled in a couple of runs Thursday as the Tigers edged a Yankees split-squad 3-2.

We were a bit more optimistic about Castellanos as a CI-DH possibility in mixed leagues when he figured he'd bat seventh for the Tigers. Now it looks like he'll bat eighth in between Alex Avila and Jose Iglesias. He could still do OK in RBI, but unless he moves up, he's going to be a big liability in runs scored. Still, he's a strong candidate to build on a solid rookie season.
Apr 2 - 4:29 PM

Nick Castellanos went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the Tigers' 6-4 defeat of the Mets on Saturday.

Castellanos is hitting .313 with a homer in 32 at-bats this spring. We like him as a late-round option in mixed leagues, but it does hurt his stock some that the Tigers are planning to bat him seventh.
Mar 21 - 5:31 PM

Nick Castellanos hit a two-run homer in the Tigers' 5-4 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

The hand contusion that knocked Castellanos out of Tuesday's game obviously wasn't a lingering issue. The sophomore hit cleanup for the Tigers today, though he'll probably open the regular season in the seventh spot in the lineup if everyone is healthy.
Mar 4 - 4:38 PM

Nick Castellanos (hand) is in Wednesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Castellanos left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after suffering a left hand contusion on a hit-by-pitch, but X-rays came back negative. It sounds like the Tigers aren't too worried about it. Castellanos, who turns 23 on Wednesday, hit .259 with 11 home runs and a .700 OPS across 148 games as a rookie last year and should be poised to take another step forward in 2015.
Mar 4 - 8:58 AM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
R1Joakim Soria
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Alex Wilson
6Drew VerHagen
7Jeff Ferrell
8Joe Nathan