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Nicholas Castellanos | Outfielder | #9

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / DET
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Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in a loss to the Royals on Sunday.
One of the three hits was a double for Castellanos, and he also scored a run in the loss. It's been a strong start to the 2018 season for 26-year-old outfielder, and he now owns a .309/.364/457 line to show for it. There aren't many Detroit players worth fantasy consideration. Castellanos is one of them. Apr 22 - 4:51 PM

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Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 12-4 thrashing of the Royals.

He kicked off the scoring by lacing an RBI-single to right field in the first inning. He topped that by homering off starter Danny Duffy with Miguel Cabrera aboard in the third frame. The dinger was his first of the season to go with a .286 batting average and nine RBI. He better pick up the pace if he wants to match last year's career highs of 26 bombs and 101 RBI.
Apr 21 - 5:08 PM

Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

Castellanos delivered two of the Tigers' three runs in the game, knocking RBI singles off Tribe starter Trevor Bauer in the first and seventh innings. It's been something of a slow start to the year for the 26-year-old, who's still without a homer and has just five RBI while hitting .286/.352/.408 in his first 12 games. Castellanos hit 26 homers with 101 RBI in a career year last year.
Apr 12 - 10:16 PM

Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 and delivered his second triple of the year Monday against the Royals.

It looks like last year's 10-triple season was no fluke. Of course, Comerica is a good park for triples, and 21 of his 26 career triples, including today's, have come at home.
Apr 2 - 4:27 PM

Nicholas Castellanos reached base three times in a loss to the Tigers on Sunday.

Castellanos had the first hit in the game for the Tigers -- a double off of Michael Feliz in the seventh inning -- and he also drew two walks. There are very few hitters in the Detroit lineup that are worth rostering in fantasy baseball this year, but Castellanos is certainly one of them.
Apr 1 - 3:55 PM

Nicholas Castellanos is hitting cleanup on Friday in the Tigers' season opening game against the Pirates.

Castellanos had a strong 2017 season with 26 homers and 101 RBI, and he hit five homers over the spring in the Cactus League. The full lineup for Detroit in their opener against the Pirates and Opening Day starter Ivan Nova goes: Leonys Martin CF, Jeimer Candelario 3B, Miguel Cabrera 1B, Castellanos RF, Victor Martinez DH, James McCann C, Mikie Mahtook LF, Jose Iglesias 2B and Dixon Machado shortstop.
Mar 30 - 9:59 AM

Nicholas Castellanos hit his fifth homer Friday off the Phillies' Francisco Rodriguez.

Castellanos' five homers have come in 36 at-bats. It appears that he'll be the Tigers' cleanup hitter this year, supplanting Victor Martinez. That's very good news for his fantasy value, and while he'll be playing right field this year, he projects as a top-10 third baseman for fantasy purposes.
Mar 16 - 4:29 PM

Nicholas Castellanos cracked a two-run homer in a Grapefruit League loss to the Rays on Saturday.

He took Rays ace Chris Archer deep with a runner aboard in the first inning. Castellanos went 1-for-2 with a walk on the day, and has now collected three bombs already this spring. He is expected to play exclusively in the outfield this year.
Mar 3 - 4:47 PM

Nicholas Castellanos hit his second spring homer Thursday off the Braves' Sean Newcomb.

Some good news for Castellanos is that Victor Martinez no longer appears entrenched as the Tigers' cleanup man, giving Castellanos a chance to claim the spot. It'd really help his RBI potential; hitting behind Martinez is an RBI killer, since he's just too terribly slow to score from second on singles or first on doubles.
Mar 1 - 4:30 PM

Nicholas Castellanos hit a solo homer off Pirates right-hander Tyler Glasnow on Sunday in Grapefruit League play.

Castellanos was a force down the stretch last season, after moving from third base to right field, and he has basically picked up where he left off -- making tons of hard contact so far in Tigers camp. The 25-year-old has big fantasy upside for 2018. He finished with 26 home runs and 101 RBI over 157 games in 2017.
Feb 25 - 4:55 PM

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers are open to trading Nicholas Castellanos.

The Tigers are obviously in rebuild mode and are unlikely to be competitive before Castellanos reaches free agency after the 2019 season. Slated to turn just 26 in March, Castellanos had a breakout showing in 2017, batting .272/.320/.490 with 26 home runs and 101 RBI. His defense at third base is lacking, which is one of the reasons why he's slated for a move to right field in 2017, but his bat is on the upswing and he could have even more untapped potential.
Jan 15 - 7:10 PM

Tigers and 3B Nicholas Castellanos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.05 million contract.

The 25-year-old Castellanos turned in his best season yet, batting .272/.320/.490 with 26 home runs and 101 RBI in 157 games. He will have one more shot at arbitration next year and will be a free agent following the 2019 season.
Jan 12 - 7:50 PM

A few teams have asked the Tigers about third baseman Nick Castellanos, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

Castellanos enjoyed a long-awaited breakout in 2017, batting .272/.320/.490 with 26 homers and 101 RBI, and he's still under team control through 2019. As such, any team wanting to acquire the 25-year-old will have to pay a steep price. The Tigers have interest in extending Castellanos, further lessening the chances he's dealt this offseason.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 6 - 10:12 PM

Tigers general manager Al Avila said Monday that the club has discussed a contract extension for Nicholas Castellanos.

The GM noted that nothing is imminent. Castellanos, who turns 26 in March, batted .272/.320/.490 with 26 home runs and 101 RBI this past season. He is under team control through the end of the 2019 campaign.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Nicholas Castellanos crushed his 26th home run as the Tigers fell to the Twins on Friday night in Minnesota.

Castellanos has been one of the lone bright spots in the Tigers' lineup in the month of September, continuing to hit despite the team's immense struggles. His two-run blast off of Kyle Gibson gave the Tigers an early 3-0 lead in the first, but that wound up being the extent of their offense. He's now slashing .273/.321/.494 with the aforementioned 26 bombs and a career-best 101 RBI.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 11:42:00 PM