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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI on Thursday, leading the Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Royals.

The victory snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Tigers and was just their fifth win in 27 games in the month of September. Castellanos delivered a bases-clearing double to increase the Tigers' advantage to 4-0 in the fifth inning. He's now hitting .274/.322/.491 with 25 homers on the season and sits just one RBI shy of reaching the 100-RBI plateau.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 11:05:00 PM

Nicholas Castellanos blasted his 25th home run of the season as the Tigers fell to the Twins on Friday night in Motown.

Castellanos tagged Kyle Gibson for the solo shot to open the game's scoring in the second inning. The 25-year-old is in the midst of a breakout season offensively, slashing .269/.318/.490 with his career-best 25 homers and 95 RBI.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:06:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 11:00:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 04:15:00 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.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 09:57:00 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.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 05:39:00 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.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 04:49:00 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.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 06:24:00 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.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 12:25:00 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.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 09:48:00 PM

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