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Nick Castellanos

24-Year-Old Third Baseman – Detroit Tigers

2016 Stats

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.285

HR

18

RBI

58

R

54

SB

1

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Castellanos has three full seasons in the majors before the age of 25, but it wasn't until last season that he returned plus value at the plate. His strikeout rate and walk rates are both remarkably s...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Illness
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210   DOB: 3/4/1992
BORN: Davie, FL   COLLEGE: None  Show ContractHide Contract

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Nick Castellanos Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3 million contract with the Tigers in January of 2017.

February 26, 2017  –  Nick Castellanos News

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Castellanos (illness) is feeling better but remains out of the lineup for the Tigers on Sunday, Evan Woodbury of MLive reports.

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Nick Castellanos Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 18 R GUL 7 29 24 5 8 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 4 5 0 1 0 .333 .414 .417 .831
2011 19 A WES 135 562 507 65 158 46 36 3 7 76 3 2 45 130 1 6 3 .312 .367 .436 .803
2012 20 A+ LAK 55 243 215 37 87 23 17 3 3 32 3 2 22 42 0 3 3 .405 .461 .553 1.014
2012 20 AA ERI 79 341 322 35 85 23 15 1 7 25 5 4 14 76 0 3 2 .264 .296 .382 .678
2013 21 AAA TOL 134 595 533 81 147 56 37 1 18 76 4 1 54 100 0 5 3 .276 .343 .450 .793
2013 21 MAJ DET 11 18 18 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .278 .278 .278 .556
2014 22 MAJ DET 148 579 533 50 138 46 31 4 11 66 2 2 36 140 0 7 3 .259 .306 .394 .700
2015 23 MAJ DET 154 595 549 42 140 54 33 6 15 73 0 3 39 152 0 6 1 .255 .303 .419 .722
2016 24 MAJ DET 110 447 411 54 117 47 25 4 18 58 1 1 28 111 0 5 3 .285 .331 .496 .827
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3-Year Averages     137 539 497 48 131 47 29 4 14 65 1 2 34 134 0 6 2 .264 .310 .423 .732
Career  (View All)     423 1,639 1,511 147 400 147 89 14 44 197 3 6 103 404 0 18 7 .265 .311 .430 .741

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Nick Castellanos Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @Atl 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .331 .496 .827
Oct. 1 @Atl 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .331 .499 .830
Sep. 30 @Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .332 .499 .831
Sep. 29 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 28 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .333 .503 .836
Sep. 27 Cle 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .333 .504 .837
Sep. 26 Cle Did not play.
Sep. 25 KC Did not play.
Sep. 24 KC Did not play.
Sep. 23 KC Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Min Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 15 Min Did not play.
Sep. 14 Min Did not play.
Sep. 13 Min Did not play.
Sep. 12 Min Did not play.
Sep. 11 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 10 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 9 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 7 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 6 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 5 @CWS Did not play.
Sep. 4 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 3 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 2 @KC Did not play.
Last 7 Games 13 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .333 .385 .718
Last 14 Games 13 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .333 .385 .718
Last 30 Games 13 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .333 .385 .718

Nick Castellanos: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 108 1
2015 145 7
2014 145
2013 9 9 1

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Nick Castellanos Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016116145130.207.414.656
2015114145200.351.570.970
2014139123131.237.374.693

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162954013451.315.529.894
20154352810530.230.379.656
2014394388531.266.401.702

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016186255191.285.473.813
2015274196340.266.427.754
2014268306342.284.433.764

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162252913390.284.516.839
2015275239390.244.411.688
2014265205320.234.355.634
Nick Castellanos Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 18 R GUL 29 24 13.8% 17.2% 0.80 79% .421 .084
2011 19 A WES 562 507 8% 23.1% 0.35 74% .408 .124
2012 20 A+ LAK 243 215 9.1% 17.3% 0.52 80% .494 .148
2012 20 AA ERI 341 322 4.1% 22.3% 0.18 76% .326 .118
2013 21 AAA TOL 595 533 9.1% 16.8% 0.54 81% .311 .174
2013 21 MAJ DET 18 18 0% 5.6% 0.00 94% .294 .000
2014 22 MAJ DET 579 533 6.2% 24.2% 0.26 74% .332 .135
2015 23 MAJ DET 595 549 6.6% 25.5% 0.26 72% .327 .164
2016 24 MAJ DET 447 411 6.3% 24.8% 0.25 73% .351 .211
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3-Year Averages     539 497 6.3% 24.9% 0.25 73% .335 .159
Career     1,639 1,511 6.3% 24.6% 0.25 73% .335 .165

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Nick Castellanos Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 3B 1175.7 -11 217 -12 0 -11 632 -8 416 -9 -3 -7 -2
2016 3B 898 -15 171 -10 -2 -13 441 -7 160 0 -3 -5 -2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 3B 0 1 -1 -9 0 -9
2016 3B 0 0 0 -11 0 -11

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2016 Stat Review for Nick Castellanos    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.25 BB/K
POOR
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
24.8% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.827 OPS
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.331 OBP
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Contact

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.285 AVG
GOOD
.351 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.496 SLG
GOOD
.211 ISO
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2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Nick Castellanos

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Nick Castellanos: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Castellanos is out of the Tigers' Grapefruit League lineup Friday because he's battling an illness, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Castellanos wants to hit second, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

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Castellanos is a candidate to bat second this season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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Castellanos is showing improved power in his swing early in spring training, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Castellanos agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

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Castellanos is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

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Castellanos (hand) has been activated from the 15-day DL and is available off the bench Tuesday against the Indians.

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Castellanos (hand) could return to the Tigers' lineup by the weekend, per manager Brad Ausmus, Anthony French of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Castellanos (hand) could return in the coming days, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Castellanos failed to take the expected step forward last season. He continued to boot balls at third base and delivered decidedly mediocre offensive numbers (.255 with 15 home runs, 73 RBI and a .721 OPS). He struck out about once a game, just like he did in his rookie year. Still, criticism of his offensive future seems a bit premature — the guy will be barely 24 on Opening Day and still has a number of years to fulfill his potential as a middle-of-the-order hitter. Castellanos' game picked up after the All-Star break and he had his best month in August (.286 with a .900 OPS), but don't expect dramatic growth in his game in 2016. He'll bat down the order and focus on incremental improvement on both offense and defense.

2015

As the Tigers’ top positional prospect heading into the 2014 season, many pundits had high hopes for Castellanos. On the surface, Castellanos had a mediocre first full season in the majors, hitting .259/.306/.394 with 11 home runs, 66 RBI and 54 runs in 533 at-bats while serving as the Tigers’ full-time third baseman. Similar to his results in the minors, Castellanos had trouble with his plate discipline, finishing with 24.2% strikeout rate and 6.2% walk rate. He also struggled defensively, ranking last in the majors at UZR for third basemen. The defensive struggles can partially be chalked up to the Tigers juggling Castellanos between the outfield and third base in 2013. With a full-year of playing third base at the major league level under his belt, Castellanos should show improvement on defense. And some of the advanced metrics behind Castellanos’ performance at the plate during his rookie campaign hint at further growth to come. Castellanos did a great job limiting infield flyballs (2.1% IFFB) and he ranked second among qualified hitters with a 28.5% line-drive rate. The Tigers appear to be committed to Castellanos as the team’s third baseman of the present and future, so he will have a long leash to work through the issues that arose throughout his rookie campaign. The 23-year-old showed consistent improvements in both plate discipline and power as he made his way through the minors, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see similar improvements as he becomes acclimated to the majors.

2014

Castellanos is the Tigers' top prospect and widely considered a top-25 prospect league-wide. He validated the high praise from scouts in 2013 by putting together a solid campaign during his first taste of Triple-A ball. In 533 at-bats with the Mud Hens, Castellanos hit .276/.343/.450 with 18 homers and 76 RBI. While his batting average dipped below .300 for the first time in his minor league career, Castellanos made great strides in the power department, as his 18 homers topped the 17 total home runs he had racked up through 1,068 at-bats the previous three seasons. He also flashed improved plate discipline, raising his BB/K ratio to 0.54 and his contact rate to 81 percent. The 22-year-old had his first exposure with the Tigers during a September callup. Castellanos was primarily deployed against left-handed pitchers, finishing with a .278 batting average in 18 at-bats. Despite the lack of playing time during his initial promotion, Castellanos is expected to battle for a full-time role in spring training. Following the trade of Prince Fielder to Texas in November, Castellanos is expected to be converted back to third base after spending the past season and half in the minors learning the outfield. While he initially projects to be more of a gap hitter in the majors, Castellanos' frame (6-foot-4, 210 pounds) and swing hint at 20-25 home-run power as he develops. Perspective owners will want to watch Castellanos closely during spring training to see if he can earn a full-time role with the Tigers. If he nabs the gig, Castellanos will be considered a preseason candidate for AL Rookie of the Year honors.

2013

Castellanos, the Tigers' 2010 sandwich pick rocketed up the prospect rankings last season. He started off the season with High-A Lakeland, where he slashed his way to a .405/.461/.553 line in 215 at-bats before getting bumped up a level. At Double-A Erie, Castellanos saw his line drop to .264/.296/.382 in 322 at-bats. His production in Erie was obviously a step back, but it's still solid production for a 20-year-old seeing his first action in the higher levels of the minor leagues. One big boost in value that came from his promotion was a position change from third base to the outfield. At the hot corner, Castellanos was blocked by Miguel Cabrera for years to come, but a move to the outfield has sped up his clock. Now, Castellanos could factor into the roster mix for the Tigers as soon as this season. With just 17 homers in 1,068 at-bats in the minors, Castellanos has not fully flashed his power stroke yet, but his large frame (6-foot-4, 210 pounds) and extra-base power (32 and 36 doubles the past two seasons) hint at power that will develop down the line. He might not make much of a fantasy impact this season, but Castellanos' potential should have dynasty owners salivating at his potential a few years from now.

2012

The Tigers selected Castellanos in the supplemental first round of the 2010 draft. Ranked as one of the best high school hitters in his draft class, Castellanos has quickly lived up to the hype. During his first full season of pro ball, Castellanos hit .312/.367/.436 with 46 extra-base hits in 507 at-bats for Low-A West Michigan. Castellanos struggled a bit with his plate discipline (45:130 BB:K), but his batting eye should improve with more time in the minors. He's also considered a solid defender at the hot corner, so his defense won't hold him back from moving through Detroit's system. In fact, Detroit already believes in Castellanos enough to have traded fellow third base prospect Francisco Martinez prior to the 2011 deadline, so his path to the majors is wide open. At 20, Castellanos could still use some extra time to develop, but he appears on track to make a splash in Detroit as soon as 2013.