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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 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

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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

Nick Castellanos collected two doubles and four RBI in three at-bats against the Phillies on Friday.

Castellanos is pretty much guaranteed a starting job, even though he didn't really overwhelm in batting .276/.343/.450 in Triple-A last year. Fortunately, expectations seem mild enough. If he hits .250-.260 with 15 homers or so, the Tigers won't complain.
Feb 28 - 4:19 PM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday that the club plans to go with top prospect Nick Castellanos as their third baseman in 2014.

Castellanos shifted to the outfield in 2012, but he's getting an opportunity at third base now that Miguel Cabrera is making the move back to first base following the Prince Fielder trade. Widely regarded as the top prospect in the Tigers' system, the 21-year-old hit .276/.343/.450 with 18 home runs and 76 RBI over 134 games this year in Triple-A before earning a call-up in September. He should be worth watching in deeper mixed fantasy leagues right away.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Nick Castellanos "might become a royal-blue trade chip," according to the Detroit News.

"It has nothing to do with Castellanos being devalued," writes Lynn Henning. "He is still considered, at all of 21, to be a probable middle-of-the-order hitter as he matures." Instead, Henning believes that Detroit will make adding speed and defensive acumen an offseason goal, which might hurt Castellanos' ability to secure the job of defending the vast swatch of left field at Comerica Park in 2014. If Castellanos were dealt, Detroit would have to identify another third-baseman-of-the-future to eventually replace Miguel Cabrera, but Henning believes a well-regarded middle infield prospect such as Eugenio Suarez, Devon Travis, Harold Castro, Steven Fuentes or Javier Betancourt could potentially slide to third.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 11:31:00 AM

Nick Castellanos will make his first major league start in left field when the Tigers take on the Royals on Saturday.

Castellanos, the Tigers' top prospect, is 0-for-2 as a pinch-hitter since being recalled when rosters expanded on September 1. With Matt Tuiasosopo struggling in recent weeks, Castellanos has a chance to gain the right-handed side of the Tigers platoon in left field if he performs well.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Tigers purchased the contract of OF Nick Castellanos from Triple-A Toledo.

Castellanos, the Tigers' first round selection from the 2010 draft, hit .276/.343/.450 with 18 homers and 76 RBI in 134 games with Toledo this season. If he assumes the role as the Tigers everyday starter in left field, he immediately becomes relevant in mixed leagues.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Nick Castellanos will likely be recalled by the Tigers on Sunday.

Castellanos was told after his minor league game Saturday that he was getting the call. He's hitting .276/.343/.450 with Triple-A Toledo this season, and he's certainly worth a roster spot in mixed leagues for his ability to hit and the lineup he'll have around him.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 10:14:00 PM

The Detroit News speculates that the Tigers could call up Nick Castellanos soon.

With Austin Jackson on the disabled list and Andy Dirks struggling, the Tigers could consider a promotion for Castellanos in mid-June to avoid Super Two status. The 21-year-old top prospect is batting .279/.354/.464 with eight home runs and 29 RBI at Triple-A Toledo.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 10:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Danny Worth
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
2Joba Chamberlain
3Ian Krol
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Evan Reed
7Luke Putkonen
8Bruce Rondon
9Justin Miller