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Nick Castellanos | Third Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win versus the Angels.
This was the fourth consecutive game in which Castellanos has doubled. The well-built third baseman has only six homers, but you can expect some of those doubles (he now has 24) to go over the fence in the future. That utopia may not occur in 2014, as he's slashing an acceptable-but-not-superlative .268/.313/.407. Jul 25 - 1:35 AM

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Nick Castellanos belted his sixth home run of the season, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Astros in extra-innings on Friday.

His solo shot off Brad Peacock briefly gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning. The rookie third baseman has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks and is now hitting .266/.300/.409 with six homers and 28 RBI after Friday's 1-for-4 effort.
Jun 28 - 12:43 AM

Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 and hit his fifth homer Friday against the Red Sox.

Three straight three-hit games for Castellanos. His average had been hovering in the .230-.250 range for over a month, but it's suddenly up to .271 now. The homer was nice, too. He hadn't had one of those since May 4. In fact, he hadn't even driven in a run since May 21.
Jun 8 - 12:16 AM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Red Sox.

It's simply a routine day of rest for the rookie third baseman. Don Kelly will be getting the start at third base and will hit fifth for the Tigers.
May 18 - 5:39 PM

Nick Castellanos went 0-for-4 and struck out three times versus the Orioles on Monday.

Castellanos' average is down to .236, which is a big problem considering that he's walked just four times in 110 at-bats on the season; his OBP is an awful .263. There's no talk of demoting him and there shouldn't be, but he does need to do a better job of getting on base.
May 12 - 10:44 PM

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 and scored the winning run in Monday's victory over the Astros.

Mired in a scoreless tie in the seventh inning, Castellanos reached on an error leading off the seventh inning and eventually came around to score on a single by Rajai Davis. That would prove to be more than enough support for Max Scherzer and Joe Nathan to close out the Astros. Castellanos has struggled a bit, slashing just .233/.266/.419 on the year, but is second on the Tigers team with 18 RBI.
May 5 - 10:14 PM

Nick Castellanos homered and drove home three runs on Friday, powering the Tigers to a 10-6 victory over the Twins in Minnesota.

Castellanos got the Tigers on the board with a two-run shot off Kevin Correia in the second inning and added an RBI single his next time up in the third. The rookie third baseman is off to a strong start, hitting .274/.324/.468 with three homers and 13 RBI in his first 17 games.
Apr 25 - 11:48 PM

Nick Castellanos belted a two-run homer off C.J. Wilson, powering the Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Angels at Comerica Park on Saturday.

The rookie third sacker finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and is now hitting .256/.326/.462 with two homers and seven RBI on the season. He should continue to see plenty of RBI opportunities hitting sixth or seventh in the Tigers lineup, making him a worthwhile option as a corner infielder in deeper mixed formats.
Apr 19 - 4:35 PM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers' lineup Friday.

It appears to just be a day of rest, as Castellanos is in a 2-for-16 slide at the dish. Don Kelly is handling third base in his place.
Apr 18 - 3:33 PM

Nick Castellanos smashed a third inning three-run homer off Josh Beckett in a 7-6 10-inning win versus Los Angeles on Wednesday.

He went 1-for-4 with a walk in total. Castellanos got the day off on Tuesday with Miguel Cabrera shifting to third base in a National League park. With the way the rookie is hitting, skipper Brad Ausmus won't be able to afford giving him too many more breathers. In his six starts, Castellanos has slashed .353/.450/.588.
Apr 10 - 2:33 AM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers' lineup Tuesday.

With no designated hitter available, the Tigers are going with Victor Martinez at first base and Miguel Cabrera at third base against the Dodgers. Castellanos is hitting .385/.467/.462 in the early going, but this is now his second day off in the last three games.
Apr 8 - 6:22 PM

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

It's just a routine day of rest for the rookie third baseman who's 4-for-10 (.400) through his first three games. Don Kelly is getting the start against Bud Norris and will hit eighth in the Tigers lineup.
Apr 5 - 9:44 AM

Nick Castellanos picked up two more doubles against the Braves on Tuesday.

That bringing his spring total of nine doubles, to go along with a pair of homers, in 54 at-bats. If he simply maintains that pace during the regular season, he'll break the major league record sometime in July or August.
Mar 25 - 4:52 PM

Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 with his fifth double of the spring Friday against the Nationals.

Castellanos is batting .441 with 15 RBI in 34 at-bats this spring. That he'll be hitting behind Austin Jackson is making him look like a better bet for runs batted in this season than he was a couple of months ago. Interestingly, he's also attempted three steals already, converting two of them. He tried just five steals in Triple-A last year (four successful). If he does a little more running, it will give his fantasy value a boost.
Mar 14 - 5:07 PM

Nick Castellanos went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Monday's game against the Cardinals.

Castellanos drove in a run with a single in the third inning and hit a solo home run in the fifth. With Miguel Cabrera's move across the diamond from third to first, Castellanos will be taking over the hot corner for the Tigers. He is under no pressure for his spot at third, but the Tigers are quite happy to see him swinging well in the early going.
Mar 3 - 5:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Andy Dirks
2Rajai Davis
3J.D. Martinez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Don Kelly
RF1Torii Hunter
2J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Joel Hanrahan
5Ian Krol
6Al Alburquerque
7Phil Coke
8Blaine Hardy
9Patrick McCoy
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon