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Nick Castellanos | Third Baseman | #9

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / DET
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Nick Castellanos was the only Tigers' hitter with multiple hits in Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Tigers, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.
It was an uninspiring night at the plate for the entire Tigers' ballclub, as Corey Kluber carved them up in a five-hit shutout. Still, Castellanos continued his hot start to the season with a couple base hits. He now boasts a .378/.385/.589 slash line in 96 plate appearances. May 4 - 8:57 PM

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Nick Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and four total RBI in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Twins.

The Twins actually held a 5-2 lead entering the sixth inning (such things do occur on occasion), at which point Castellanos cracked a three-run home run off starter Ricky Nolasco to tie the game at 5-5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia would provide the go-ahead RBI in the eighth inning as the Tigers improved to 14-10. For his part, Castellanos is hitting a cool .361/.371/.590 with four homers, 18 RBI and five doubles over 83 at-bats. He has accumulated eight hits over his last four games, with homers in two of his last three.
May 1 - 6:09 PM

Nick Castellanos is out of Tuesday's lineup versus the Royals.

He'll get a day off against right-hander Yordano Ventura. Mike Aviles will start at third base and bat seventh.
Apr 19 - 3:35 PM

Nick Castellanos continued his torrid month of April, pounding out three hits and driving in a run during Saturday's win over the Astros.

Castellanos is now hitting .368/.359/.605 with eight RBI and seven runs scored. Too many warning signs exist, though. He hasn't walked a single time this year and still strikes out too often (28.2% strikeout rate). His plate discipline isn't good enough to ensure that he'll only swing at good pitches, so his .462 BABIP will assuredly plummet over the coming weeks. The 24-year-old benefits from a strong Tigers' lineup, though. That seems like the glass-half-full viewpoint.
Apr 16 - 11:04 PM

Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI against the Pirates on Thursday.

A breakthrough season for Castellanos would provide an already strong Detroit lineup with a big lift, but there still isn't a whole lot of reason to expect it's on the way. Prior to the excellent game today, he was hitting .269/.259/.423 with nine strikeouts and no walks in 26 at-bats. He is in a great RBI situation, so he has a little mixed-league value anyway.
Apr 14 - 4:33 PM

Nick Castellanos is back in the Tigers' starting lineup Monday against the Pirates.

Castellanos was held out of the Tigers' lineup on Saturday and nobody played in Sunday's rainout. The third baseman is off to a nice start this season, batting .385 (5-for-13) with two RBI in four games.
Apr 11 - 9:47 AM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Yankees.

It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for the 24-year-old third baseman who is off to a terrific start to his 2016 season, hitting .417 (5-for-12) with a pair of RBI. Mike Aviles will draw the start in his place and will hit eighth against opposing southpaw C.C. Sabathia.
Apr 9 - 9:45 AM

Nick Castellanos hit his second spring homer Friday against the Rays.

Casellanos didn't take much of a step forward in his second full season last year, and he hasn't showed a whole lot in hitting .271 with modest power this spring. He has pretty good pop and he's improved some defensively since he's entered the league, but his poor approach at the plate still leaves him striking out too much and reaching base too little. On the plus side, he just turned 24 in March. It's possible he'll improve enough to be a fringe contributor in mixed leagues this year. It just doesn't seem like the big breakout is on the way.
Apr 1 - 4:24 PM

Nick Castellanos (back) will sit out again on Wednesday.

It will be a second day of rest after Castellanos had to exit Monday's game with lower back tightness. He's considered day-to-day and should be back in there before the end of the week.
Mar 8 - 5:44 PM

Nick Castellanos exited Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets due to tightness in his lower back.

The issue has lingered over the past couple of days, so the Tigers didn't want to take any chances. "He said it started tightening a little more, so we took him out," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. "We'd rather he didn't have it, but if it was serious he wouldn't have even started the game." Castellanos is also expected to sit out Tuesday, but the hope is that he should be good to go after that.
Mar 7 - 8:21 PM

Nick Castellanos (finger) went 2-for-4 with a double in his return to the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

Castellanos made an early exit on Tuesday night after suffering a contusion on his right index finger. It was obviously a very minor contusion. The young third baseman is sitting on a .259/.307/.425 slash line, 32 doubles, 15 homers, and 72 RBI through 151 games played this season.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 08:45:00 AM

Nick Castellanos (finger) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

Castellanos departed Tuesday's game with a right index finger contusion. It's clearly nothing serious.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Nick Castellanos left Tuesday's game against the Rangers with a right index finger contusion.

Castellanos is considered day-to-day. He lined out in his only plate appearance before exiting.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 09:35:00 PM

Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

Castellanos put the Tigers on the scoreboard with his RBI double off Twins starter Tyler Duffey in the fourth inning. He also had a single in the contest. The 23-year-old third baseman has done a decent--if unspectacular--job this season, hitting .258/.308/.424 with 15 homers and 72 RBI. He's picked up multiple hits in four of his last five games.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Nick Castellanos is absent from the Tigers' starting lineup for the first half of Monday's day-night doubleheader against the White Sox.

Castellanos has been battling some groin tightness, so the Tigers will only play him in one of their games Monday versus the Pale Hose. Jefry Marte is starting at third base and batting sixth on Monday afternoon.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Anthony Gose
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Anibal Sanchez
4Mike Pelfrey
5Shane Greene
6Michael Fulmer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Blaine Hardy
6Drew VerHagen
7Kyle Ryan
8Angel Nesbitt