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Nicholas Castellanos | Third Baseman | #9

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 stayed hot Monday, going 3-for-4 in the Tigers' loss to the A's.
Castellanos singled twice and hit his 33rd double of the season. The 25-year-old entered the night batting .405 with a 1.149 OPS over his last 20 games and obviously improved on those already-lofty marks. Sep 18 - 11:00 PM

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Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a homer and knocked in four runs in a win over the White Sox on Sunday.

The homer came off of Chris Beck in the fifth inning, and it was his 23rd of the year. He's now hitting .266/.317/.481 on the year. The approach leaves a lot to be desired, but Castellanos is talented and productive enough to be an everyday player.
Sep 17 - 4:15 PM

Nicholas Castellanos blasted his third career grand slam on Friday, powering the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jays.

His third inning shot off of Marcus Stroman opened the scoring in the contest and proved to be the biggest blow. It was the only hit in four trips to the plate on the night for Castellanos. He's hitting .255/.307/.461 with 21 homers and 84 RBI on the year.
Sep 8 - 9:57 PM

Nicholas Castellanos is starting in right field Friday for the first time as a major leaguer.

Castellanos did make 51 starts in right at Double-A Erie back in 2012, and left field was his regular position in 2013 at Triple-A Toledo and in his brief time in the majors. However, it's his first time since 2014 playing a position other than third base. He better get used to it, as the Tigers' plan for next season is expected to be having Castellanos in right field and Jeimer Candelario at third base.
Sep 8 - 5:39 PM

Nicholas Castellanos homered and knocked in four runs in Monday’s loss to the Royals.

Castellanos delivered a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning before slugging a three-run homer off Brandon Maurer in the ninth. The homer brought the Tigers within one run, but that’s as close as they would get. Castellanos is now up to 20 homers and 80 RBI on the year to go along with a .252/.306/.455 batting line.
Sep 4 - 4:49 PM

Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored Wednesday in the Tigers' defeat of the Rockies.

Castellanos went deep off Rockies starter Chad Bettis in the top of the third inning and then singled and scored on James McCann's three-run shot in the top of the fifth. He also doubled in the top of the ninth. The 25-year-old third baseman finished 7-for-13 with four extra-base hits in the three-game set at Coors Field. He's up to 19 home runs and 76 RBI in 127 games this season.
Aug 30 - 6:24 PM

Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI to lead the Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Rockies on Monday.

Castellanos is hitting .328 with 17 RBI in his last 15 games. He's going to remain a full-time player for the Tigers next month, but he could see a lot of time in right field and at DH with Jeimer Candelario set to be recalled.
Aug 29 - 12:25 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Nicholas Castellanos has cleared revocable waivers.

Heyman adds that teammates Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Jordan Zimmermann and Justin Upton also cleared, while Ian Kinsler, Michael Fulmer and Jose Iglesias were claimed but pulled back. It's a bit of a surprise that no team would put in a claim for Castellanos, but it's highly unlikely a trade of him would've been worked out, anyway. Castellanos is under team control through 2019.
Aug 28 - 9:48 PM

Nicholas Castellanos (wrist) is back in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

Castellanos missed a couple games with a sprained left wrist. He's in the designated hitter spot and batting fifth Sunday.
Aug 27 - 11:25 AM

Nicholas Castellanos (wrist) remained out of the Tigers' starting lineup on Saturday.

Castellanos is dealing with a ligament sprain in his left wrist which he most likely sustained during Thursday's brawl with the Yankees. Dixon Machado is again starting at the hot corner and batting second for the Tigers against Carlos Rodon and the White Sox on Saturday.
Aug 26 - 3:45 PM

Nicholas Castellanos was scratched from the Tigers' starting lineup on Friday with left wrist soreness.

It's possible he suffered the injury during Thursday's skirmish with the Yankees. Dixon Machado will replace him at start at third base for the club against Miguel Gonzalez and the White Sox.
Aug 25 - 7:37 PM

Nicholas Castellanos homered twice to drive in three of the Tigers' four runs Tuesday against the Yankees.

Castellanos entered the night at .247/.267/.384 for the month. The Tigers are looking at shifting him to right field next month to make room in the lineup for Jeimer Candelario. Castellanos needs to show something there and finish the season with a decent stretch offensively to ensure that he remains in the Tigers' plans for 2018.
Aug 22 - 10:37 PM

Nicholas Castellanos is absent from the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a day off. Jose Iglesias and James McCann are also sitting out, as the Tigers have Andrew Romine at third base, Dixon Machado at shortstop and John Hicks at catcher.

Nicholas Castellanos has begun doing work in right field in preparation for a move to the outfield.

He's still several weeks away from playing right field during a game. Castellanos has struggled defensively at third base this season and the club wants to clear a path for Jeimer Candelario to take over there, so a move to the outfield seems like the right move.
Aug 12 - 3:27 PM

Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs in a win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

He delivered a pair of RBI singles and cracked a bases-loaded triple in the seventh. The big night boosted his slash line to .240/.306/.436 with 16 home runs and 63 RBI. He has been around forever yet is still just 25 years old. His batted-ball peripherals are really good, causing some folks to predict an impending breakout from the third baseman.
Aug 9 - 11:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Efren Navarro
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
CF1JaCoby Jones
2Alex Presley
3Andrew Romine
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
2Tyler Collins
DH1John Hicks
2Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Anibal Sanchez
5Matt Boyd
6Buck Farmer
7Chad Bell
8Artie Lewicki
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Warwick Saupold
5Jeff Ferrell
6Daniel Stumpf
7Drew VerHagen
8Zac Reininger
9Blaine Hardy
10Jairo Labourt
11Myles Jaye
12Victor Alcantara