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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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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

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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

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

Castellanos put the Tigers on the board with his third-inning RBI double off Sonny Gray. The double was his 10th of the season. He has been on a two-bagger tear as of late, having picked up five doubles in his last seven games. In addition, the 25-year-old third baseman is working to a .252/.316/.465 triple-slash with three home runs and 19 RBI across 123 at-bats.
May 7 - 8:08 PM

Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's 6-5 loss against the Athletics.

Castellanos is enjoying a hot stretch, going 11-for-33 (.333) with four doubles and five RBI in the past eight outings to raise his average from .221 to .252 just since April 27. He has a respectable .252/.313/.454 slash line and it continues to improve by the day.
May 7 - 3:16 AM

Nick Castellanos had a rough night in the field on Friday, making three errors at third base in a losing effort against the White Sox.

Castellanos' poor defense directly resulted in the Tigers losing this one. With a man on and no one out in the eighth inning, Todd Frazier hit what should have been a double play ball that Castellanos was unable to field cleanly and couldn't make a play. The very next hitter, Avisail Garcia, hit a similar ball that again could have been a double play, and again Castellanos was unable to handle. Two runs ended up coming around to score with two outs in the inning.
Apr 28 - 11:04 PM

Nick Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored to lead his club to a 5-4 win over the Twins on Saturday.

He drilled a solo home run in the third inning, then smacked an RBI double to center field in the sixth frame. He now owns a .254/.293/.535 slash line with three homers, 11 runs and 11 RBI in 71 at-bats.
Apr 22 - 8:41 PM

Nick Castellanos tripled twice and drove in three runs but the Tigers still lost to the Rays on Wednesday.

He came to the plate in the fifth inning with the bases juiced and delivered a triple to right center field. He now has three triples in the first two weeks after getting four all of last year. His career high is six back in 2015. Castellanos had a great spring training and started off the regular season hot, but has scuffled lately. Today's game boosts his slash line to .220/.258/.492 with two homers, eight runs and nine RBI.
Apr 20 - 12:14 AM

Nicholas Castellanos went 0-for-4 on Tuesday, dropping his average to .204.

Everyone was really excited about what Castellanos was going a couple of weeks ago, but here he is with a .246 OBP after 13 games. Things should get better; he's still demonstrating some of the best exit velocity of anyone in the game. He projects as an asset in mixed leagues going forward.
Apr 19 - 12:23 AM

Nick Castellanos belted a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh inning on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Tigers to victory over the Red Sox.

The Red Sox had just pushed across the tying run with two outs in the top half of the inning before Castellanos answered by taking Rick Porcello over the wall in left field to lead off the seventh. He also singled, walked and scored a pair of runs in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. He's now hitting .263/.364/.737 with a pair of homers and three RBI on the season.
Apr 9 - 4:41 PM

Nick Castellanos hit a two-run homer and drew a walk in the Tigers' Opening Day win over the White Sox.

Castellanos tagged Jose Quintana for a no-doubter in the top of the second inning, after JaCoby Jones slugged his first career homer a couple batters earlier. The young third baseman could be ready for a full-on breakout in 2017 after slashing .285/.331/.496 with 18 home runs and 58 RBI over 110 games last season. He essentially missed the final two months of 2016 after suffering a fractured hand in early August.
Apr 4 - 6:05 PM

Nick Castellanos will bat second in the Tigers' season opener against the White Sox on Tuesday.

It's Take Two for the Tigers and White Sox, as Monday's game was postponed due to rain. Castellanos primarily batted fifth or sixth last season, but he could get a boost in fantasy value if he's able to stick in the two-spot. It will be interesting to see if they stick with it when J.D. Martinez (foot) returns. Detroit's full lineup against Jose Quintana: Ian Kinsler 2B, Castellanos 3B, Miguel Cabrera 1B, Victor Martinez DH, Justin Upton LF, Mikie Mahtook RF, James McCann C, JaCoby Jones CF, Jose Iglesias SS. Justin Verlander gets the Opening Day assignment for the Tigers.
Apr 4 - 11:06 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3John Hicks
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nicholas Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Andrew Romine
2Mikie Mahtook
3JaCoby Jones
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Tyler Collins
3Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
6Buck Farmer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Justin Wilson
2Francisco Rodriguez
3Shane Greene
4Alex Wilson
5Blaine Hardy
6Warwick Saupold
7Arcenio Leon