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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 went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Tigers topped the Angels 5-0 on Wednesday.
Castellanos started the scoring in the second inning with a solo homer off of Hector Santiago. It's his ninth home run in 36 second-half games, accounting for 60 percent of his 15 total long balls on the season. Castellanos has driven in 63 runs and compiled an adequate .248/.303/.424 batting line. Aug 26 - 10:19 PM

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Nick Castellanos went 4-for-5, two homers, two doubles and five RBI as the Tigers smoked the Cubs 15-8 on Wednesday.

Castellanos joined Denard Span and Jackie Bradley Jr. as the only players with four extra-base hits in a game this season. He's the first Tiger to do it since Ivan Rodriguez on Apr. 5, 2006. Castellanos seemed to be turning his season around in July, but he had gone right back to slumping this month (.222, 1 HR, 5 RBI in 13 games) before busting out tonight. The talent is there for him to turn into a quality regular, but he's only shined against lefties this season (all four hits tonight came off southpaws). He's not going to be promised anything in 2016 unless he puts together a strong finish.
Aug 20 - 12:20 AM

Nick Castellanos is out of the Tigers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Royals.

Andrew Romine will start at third base and bat ninth for the Tigers versus Kansas City right-hander Yordano Ventura. It's just a night of maintenance for Castellanos, who's had an up-and-down sophomore season.
Aug 11 - 4:16 PM

Nick Castellanos had a three-hit night, but it was wasted in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

The two batters ahead of him combined to go 0-for-7 with a walk, and the three hitters behind him combined to go 0-for-8 with two walks. In that context, it's understandable why he never scored a run nor knocked one in. Castellanos started to pick things up in July, but had slumped in his last 11 games entering Tuesday, batting .154 (6-for-39). Overall, he's hitting .243/.294/.401 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI in his sophomore season.
Aug 4 - 10:05 PM

Nick Castellanos homered for the second consecutive game on Sunday as the Tigers fell to the Red Sox in Boston.

His fifth inning solo shot off Eduardo Rodriguez accounted for the entirety of the Tigers offense in this one. That makes four home runs in six games for the 23-year-old. He has broken out in a big way in the month of July, hitting (22-for-76) with six homers and 19 RBI.
Jul 26 - 11:38 PM

Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Red Sox.

Castellanos hit an RBI ground-rule double in the top of the fourth inning and a solo shot in the top of the sixth. He's shown some signs of life lately, but the 23-year-old third baseman still owns an ugly .245/.294/.393 overall batting line this season. Maybe he can put it all together down the stretch.
Jul 25 - 7:18 PM

Nick Castellanos swatted a grand slam in an eight-run third inning as the Tigers fended off the Mariners on Wednesday.

Castellanos got the ball rolling, clearing the bases with a big fly off of Mike Montgomery in what turned out to be an eight-run third inning. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk on the night. Castellanos also homered on Tuesday, giving him eight on the year along with 43 RBI and a .248/.297/.389 batting line.
Jul 22 - 10:21 PM

Nick Castellanos (face, finger) is in the Tigers' starting lineup Monday versus the Mariners.

Castellanos suffered a bruised cheek and a hyperextended ring finger when he got struck with a bad hop at third base on Sunday against the Orioles, but the young third baseman managed to avoid serious injury. Castellanos is starting at third base and batting seventh in Monday's series opener against Seattle left-hander J.A. Happ.
Jul 20 - 3:32 PM

Nick Castellanos also hyper-extended his ring finger when taking a ball off his cheek during Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

The third baseman believes that the finger issue will affect him more than the contusion to his cheek bone. There's a good chance that he'll be forced to miss a couple of games, with Andrew Romine the likely beneficiary in terms of playing time.
Jul 19 - 5:24 PM

Nick Castellanos left Sunday's game against the Orioles after a hopper caught him in the cheek area.

It looked a little scary, but Castellanos walked off under his own power and appeared to be alright. The Tigers still figure to put him through concussion tests.
Jul 19 - 2:56 PM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

Castellanos was riding a hot streak prior to the All-Star break but went hitless in his first two games of the second half. Andrew Romine is handling third base Sunday.
Jul 19 - 9:41 AM

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 11-inning loss to the Mariners.

Castellanos drilled a two-run home run in the second inning off of Taijuan Walker, extending his hitting streak to eight games in the process. He's gone yard in back-to-back games, giving him six on the season with 36 RBI and a .244/.288/.373 batting line.
Jul 8 - 2:01 AM

Nick Castellanos went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and four runs batted in to help the Tigers pound out a win against the Mariners on Monday.

Every Tiger, with the exception of Ian Kinsler, was hitting Mariner pitching on Monday as the club pounded out 19 hits. Castellanos started the scoring in the second with a solo home run, added a two-run single in a five-run sixth inning, and tacked on an RBI single in a four-run seventh. The third baseman is on a seven-game hitting streak, now batting .245/.289/.365 with five home runs and 34 RBI.
Jul 7 - 1:27 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Buck Farmer
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
7Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Joe Nathan
9Guido Knudson
10Jose Valdez