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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 went 4-for-5 with two homers, a triple and five RBI in leading the Tigers to a 9-3 win over the Royals on Tuesday.
Giving away J.D. Martinez will hurt the Tigers' offense as a whole, but it could help Castellanos's value some by ensuring that he spends the rest of the year in a premium lineup spot. It's often been the two hole lately. He's worth picking up in any mixed leagues in which he's available. Jul 18 - 11:24 PM

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Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Castellanos knotted up the score at 5-5 with his two-run homer off Clayton Richard in the sixth inning. This was his first home run since he went deep in a game against the Red Sox on June 11. He is up to nine homers for the year. While the 25-year-old third baseman looks to be on his way to his third consecutive season of at least 15 homers, he has had his struggles in terms of average and is slashing just .237/.306/.421 overall.
Jun 25 - 8:37 PM

Nicholas Castellanos (back) returned to the lineup Saturday against the Padres, finishing 1-for-4.

Castellanos was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a tight back, but he didn't show any ill effects of the injury Saturday and was able to go the distance. With Castellanos back in the mix, Dixon Machado was back to a reserve role.
Jun 25 - 3:23 AM

Nicholas Castellanos was scratched from the Tigers' starting lineup on Friday due to back tightness.

The issue is believed to be minor and Castellanos is considered day-to-day. Dixon Machado will start in his place on Friday against Luis Perdomo and the Padres.
Jun 23 - 10:23 PM

Nicholas Castellanos is not in the Tigers' starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Rays.

Not a bad day to give Castellanos a breather against tough right-hander Chris Archer. Andrew Romine will start in his place at the hot corner and bat seventh for the Tigers on Saturday.
Jun 17 - 12:38 PM

Nicholas Castellanos tripled, doubled and drove in four runs in the Tigers' 11-4 rout of the Rays on Friday.

Castellanos is hitting .333 with four homers and 12 RBI for the month of June. He's still playing lousy defense -- he committed his 13th error tonight -- but the Tigers don't seem likely to give up on him during the season. He should have some mixed-league value the rest of the way.
Jun 16 - 11:53 PM

Nicholas Castellanos belted a two-run home run in five at-bats on Sunday in Boston.

Castellanos is on a roll in June, and he has hit safely in 10 straight games dating back to May 31. The third baseman is hitting 13-for-39 (.33) with four homers and eight RBI during the span while coming across to score eight times. As such he has raised his overall average from .208 to .229.
Jun 12 - 1:38 AM

Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double against the Angels in Thursday's loss.

Castellanos has hit in seven straight games, raising his average from .208 to .230. His hard-hit rates and exit velocity numbers suggest he's going to have some mixed-league value at some point, but he's not as interesting now that the Tigers have dropped him down to seventh in the order.
Jun 8 - 4:54 PM

Nicholas Castellanos went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Royals, dropping his season batting line to .208/283/.350.

He wasn't alone, as the Tigers' offense was held to just three hits and no runs against rookie Eric Skoglund and the Royals' bullpen. Castellanos is really fighting it, though, with a .171 average and just one homer in May.
May 30 - 11:16 PM

Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday against the Astros.

He's just getting a breather. Dixon Machado will fill in at third base and bat eight Thursday against Houston right-hander Mike Fiers. Castellanos has gone hitless in his last 12 at-bats and could probably use a night off to clear his head.
May 25 - 5:13 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Nick Castellanos will receive the next two days off as a "reset."

Castellanos has been having a rough time at the plate over his last three games, failing to pick up a hit in 11 at-bats while striking out six times in that space. Andrew Romine will be starting at third base in his place against the Astros on Wednesday and is hitting seventh.
May 24 - 5:41 PM

Nick Castellanos finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Tigers' loss to the Astros on Monday.

The third baseman is now batting .225/.302/.391 over 43 games this season. He has just one extra-base hit since May 7. So much for that promising production in early April.
May 22 - 11:44 PM

Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 9-3 win against the Rangers.

Castellanos is starting to show some signs of life after slumping hard over the past couple of weeks. He entered 4-for-32 (.125) with no extra-base hits and an RBI while striking out nine times to drop his average from .254 to .228 since May 9. However, he has hit safely in three in a row and perhaps this game will jump-start his bat.
May 20 - 11:21 PM

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

Castellanos picked up an RBI single off Alex Meyer in the first inning, but the Tigers would not score again in the 4-1 defeat. That RBI boosted his season-long total to 22. In addition, he is slashing .234/.304/.407 and has bopped three home runs in 145 at-bats.
May 14 - 6:58 PM

Nick Castellanos finished 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI and two walks in Tuesday's win in Arizona.

Castellanos has been on fire on the team's road trip, collecting at least one RBI through four games (six total). He has hit safely in seven of his past eight outings, too, raising his average from .223 to .254 just since April 29. Castellanos has picked up the pace, improving his slash line to .254/.326/.452.
May 10 - 3:05 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nicholas Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Alex Presley
2Andrew Romine
RF1Mikie Mahtook
2Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Justin Wilson
2Shane Greene
3Alex Wilson
4Bruce Rondon
5Warwick Saupold
6Chad Bell
7Daniel Stumpf