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Nick Castellanos | Third Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nick Castellanos is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the White Sox.
It's just a routine day of rest for the young third baseman. Hernan Perez is getting the start in his place at the hot corner and will bat eighth for the Tigers against Chris Sale and the White Sox. Apr 18 - 10:22 AM

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Nick Castellanos blasted his first home run of the season on Friday, powering the Tigers to an 8-4 victory over the Indians in Cleveland.

He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI, and also drew a walk. His two-run blast in the fifth inning chased Indians starter Zach McAllister from the ballgame. With the two-hit attack, the young third baseman is now hitting .214/.333/.571 with three RBI in the season's first week.
Apr 10 - 8:17 PM

Nick Castellanos singled in a couple of runs Thursday as the Tigers edged a Yankees split-squad 3-2.

We were a bit more optimistic about Castellanos as a CI-DH possibility in mixed leagues when he figured he'd bat seventh for the Tigers. Now it looks like he'll bat eighth in between Alex Avila and Jose Iglesias. He could still do OK in RBI, but unless he moves up, he's going to be a big liability in runs scored. Still, he's a strong candidate to build on a solid rookie season.
Apr 2 - 4:29 PM

Nick Castellanos went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the Tigers' 6-4 defeat of the Mets on Saturday.

Castellanos is hitting .313 with a homer in 32 at-bats this spring. We like him as a late-round option in mixed leagues, but it does hurt his stock some that the Tigers are planning to bat him seventh.
Mar 21 - 5:31 PM

Nick Castellanos hit a two-run homer in the Tigers' 5-4 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

The hand contusion that knocked Castellanos out of Tuesday's game obviously wasn't a lingering issue. The sophomore hit cleanup for the Tigers today, though he'll probably open the regular season in the seventh spot in the lineup if everyone is healthy.
Mar 4 - 4:38 PM

Nick Castellanos (hand) is in Wednesday's lineup against the Orioles.

Castellanos left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after suffering a left hand contusion on a hit-by-pitch, but X-rays came back negative. It sounds like the Tigers aren't too worried about it. Castellanos, who turns 23 on Wednesday, hit .259 with 11 home runs and a .700 OPS across 148 games as a rookie last year and should be poised to take another step forward in 2015.
Mar 4 - 8:58 AM

Nick Castellanos left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after suffering a left hand contusion.

Castellanos was hit in the hand by a pitch, but fortunately X-rays came back negative. He's considered day-to-day, so it's not a major concern.
Mar 3 - 2:58 PM

Nick Castellanos (foot) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

Castellanos was a late scratch Tuesday after fouling a ball off his left foot in his final at-bat on Monday. It was never a serious concern. The 22-year-old third baseman is batting .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 137 games this season.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to a sore left foot.

Castellanos fouled a ball off the foot in his final at-bat Monday and is still feeling the after effects. Consider him day-to-day. Don Kelly took Castellanos' spot at third base Tuesday, with Rajai Davis entering the lineup in center field.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 07:09:00 PM

Nick Castellanos went 3-for-5 on Monday against the Indians.

Castellanos' three singles were part of the Tigers twenty-hit, twelve-run Labor Day party. Sluggers Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera were doing the heavy lifting in this one, but Castellanos allowed the bottom of the lineup to keep things moving. On the year, he's slashing .266/.313/.412.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:43:00 PM

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple, but the Tigers lost 8-4 to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Castellanos tripled in a run in the bottom of the eighth, shortening the Tigers' deficit to 8-3, but by then the Tigers were nearly out of time for a comeback. The third baseman has been hitting well lately, as he's on a six-game hitting streak with a .360 batting average in that span of time. Overall, he has a .263/.312/.415 line with 10 home runs and 56 RBI.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Nick Castellanos hit a solo home run in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Mariners.

The home run was Castellanos tenth of the year. At the time of the blast, the game was tied 1-1. After that point, the Tigers didn't trail. On the season, the 22-year old is slashing .262/.311/.415 to go with 49 RBI. He doesn't do much in the way of average (yet), but you can see the potential in the bat and it will be interesting to watch the youngster develop.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 11:05:00 PM

Nick Castellanos had an RBI triple and a solo home run in four trips to the plate in Wednesday's win over the Pirates.

Castellanos put the Tigers on the board with an RBI triple in the second, and broke a 4-4 tie with a solo home run off of Vance Worley in the sixth. It was a big game for the 22-year-old third baseman, who is now slashing .262/.312/.419 with nine home runs and 46 RBI.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 10:38:00 PM

Nick Castellanos belted a game-tying two-run homer off Casey Janssen in the ninth inning on Friday, helping to propel the Tigers to a victory over the Blue Jays.

It was his lone hit in three at-bats on the night, but provided the punch that the Tigers have been so desperately lacking in recent weeks. Castellanos has struggled with inconsistency in his rookie season, slashing .255/.307/.401 with eight long balls and 43 RBI.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:49:00 PM

Nick Castellanos had a good night at the plate, hitting a three-run home run and knocking in another run with a single over four at-bats as the Tigers handily defeated the White Sox on Wednesday.

Castellanos hasn't made noise with the bat in a while, as he last homered on June 27. His three-run blast capped off a six-run first inning against White Sox starter Hector Noesi. The 22-year-old rookie third baseman has had a mediocre year offensively, but there's certainly plenty of potential in his bat. He's slashing .267/.312/.409 with seven home runs and 41 RBI.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Angel Nesbitt
8Blaine Hardy