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Nick 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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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is considering batting Nick Castellanos lower in the batting order rather than second.
Castellanos has been hitting second regularly this spring and has been viewed as the favorite to stay in the spot for the regular season. It might still happen, but Ausmus is a little worried about the middle of the order while J.D. Martinez (foot) is out. That could mean batting him sixth instead of second, which really doesn't make sense. Hopefully Ausmus comes to his senses. Mar 28 - 10:03 PM

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Nicholas Castellanos homered, doubled and walked Sunday against the Blue Jays.

It's pretty much certain now that Castellanos will open up as the Tigers' No. 2 hitter. It's not the ideal spot for him, but it does give his fantasy value a boost. He's a nice late-round option in mixed leagues.
Mar 26 - 4:09 PM

Nick Castellanos went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored against the Braves on Saturday.

He smacked a two-run single to left field in the second inning. In the fourth frame he hit a ground-rule double to plate Anthony Gose with a third RBI. He now has a .324 batting average through 34 at-bats. He hit .285 with 18 home runs and 58 RBI but played in only 110 games due to a broken hand. We may not have seen the best out of the 25-year-old yet.
Mar 18 - 6:23 PM

Nicholas Castellanos delivered a two-run homer to help the Tigers beat the Braves 5-3 on Thursday.

Yes, Castellanos has decided to go by Nicholas this year. The Tigers are leaning towards batting him second, which would elevate his status as a fringe option in mixed leagues. More at-bats and runs scored will make up for any loss in RBI.
Mar 16 - 4:27 PM

Nick Castellanos (quad) was a late scratch from the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

Castellanos hasn't played since Thursday because of some minor tightness in his right quad. The Tigers have contended that the ailment isn't a big deal, and Castellanos is slated to serve as a designated hitter on Monday.
Mar 12 - 11:07 AM

Nick Castellanos was scratched from Friday's game with mild quad tightness.

The good news is Tigers manager Brad Ausmus referred to the scratch as "extremely precautionary." It sounds like Castellanos should be fine in a day or two.
Mar 10 - 4:46 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that Nick Castellanos is a possibility to bat second this season.

"I’ve talked to Nick, and Nick is a possibility and, quite frankly, Nick wants to hit second," Ausmus said. Castellanos will probably bat seventh if he doesn't hit second ahead of Miguel Cabrera, so it's a potentially big swing in his projected fantasy value. Other candidates for the No. 2 spot include Jose Iglesias and likely center field platoon mates Tyler Collins and Mikie Mahtook.
Feb 24 - 9:45 AM

Nick Castellanos was scratched from Friday's Grapefruit League lineup due to illness.

Castellanos was sent home to recover. He should be fine in a day or two.
Feb 24 - 8:50 AM

Tigers and 3B Nick Castellanos avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3 million contract.

It's his first year of arbitration eligibility. Castellanos put up his best offensive season in 2016, batting .285/.331/.496 with 18 home runs at the hot corner for the Tigers.
Jan 13 - 4:57 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Nick Castellanos is fully recovered from his broken left hand.

Castellanos was able to return from the injury in late September, after missing around seven weeks. The young third baseman put up an exciting .827 OPS with 18 homers and 58 RBI in 110 games this summer while healthy.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Nick Castellanos is starting at third base and batting seventh Wednesday versus the Indians.

It will be his first start for the Tigers since August 6, when the young third baseman suffered a fractured left hand on a hit-by-pitch. Castellanos smacked a pinch-hit double and scored a run Tuesday in his first action off the disabled list. He looks to be fully healthy.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Tigers activated 3B Nick Castellanos from the 15-day disabled list.

Castellanos wound up missing just over seven weeks with a fractured left hand. He will be available off the Tigers' bench on Tuesday night and should return to the starting lineup Wednesday. The young third baseman was batting .286/.331/.500 with 18 home runs and 58 RBI in 105 games before the injury.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Nick Castellanos (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Castellanos went 1-for-3 in an instructional league game Monday in Florida and boarded a flight to Detroit after waking up Tuesday morning with no abnormal discomfort in his left hand. He fractured the hand back on August 6 and has been on the DL since. The young third baseman will try to give the Tigers a boost as they make one final push for an American League Wild Card spot.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 04:37:00 PM

Nick Castellanos (hand) went 1-for-3 in an instructional league game on Monday.

The game was shortened due to rain, but Castellanos logged his first at-bats since his fractured hand on August 6. The plan calls for him to participate in a six-inning simulated game on Tuesday before being reevaluated. It's possible he'll be activated for this weekend's series against the Braves.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 09:21:00 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Nick Castellanos (hand) could return by the weekend.

Castellanos has been sidelined since August 6 with a fractured hand, but he was slated to play in an instructional league game on Monday. Barring any setbacks, he appears to be the verge of a return. The 24-year-old was batting .286 with 18 homers and an .831 OPS in 105 games prior to the injury.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3Miguel Gonzalez
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Juan Perez
3Jim Adduci
CF1Tyler Collins
2Mikie Mahtook
3JaCoby Jones
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Shane Greene
3Justin Wilson
4Bruce Rondon
5Alex Wilson
6Kyle Ryan
7Daniel Stumpf
8Anibal Sanchez