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Nick Castellanos

25-Year-Old Third Baseman – Detroit Tigers

2017 Stats

AVG

.246

HR

16

RBI

68

R

58

SB

3

2017 Preseason 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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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210   DOB: 3/4/1992   BORN: Davie, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By DET In 2010   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.

August 17, 2017  –  Nick Castellanos News

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Castellanos went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

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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
2017 25 MAJ DET 119 509 464 58 114 47 22 9 16 68 3 2 37 123 0 3 5 .246 .306 .435 .741
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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)     542 2,148 1,975 205 514 194 111 23 60 265 6 8 140 527 0 21 12 .260 .310 .431 .741

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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
Aug. 18 LAD 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .306 .435 .741
Aug. 16 @Tex 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .308 .438 .746
Aug. 15 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .307 .434 .741
Aug. 14 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .309 .438 .747
Aug. 13 Min 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .312 .442 .754
Aug. 12 Min 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .311 .442 .753
Aug. 11 Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .309 .442 .751
Aug. 10 Pit 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .308 .441 .749
Aug. 9 Pit 5 0 3 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .306 .436 .742
Aug. 8 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .303 .429 .732
Aug. 7 @Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .305 .432 .737
Aug. 6 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .239 .307 .435 .742
Aug. 5 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .306 .430 .736
Aug. 4 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .306 .432 .738
Aug. 3 @Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .307 .435 .742
Aug. 2 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .309 .439 .748
Aug. 1 @NYY 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .312 .444 .756
Jul. 31 @NYY 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .313 .443 .756
Jul. 30 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .307 .441 .748
Jul. 29 Hou 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .245 .308 .446 .754
Jul. 28 Hou 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .309 .449 .758
Jul. 26 KC 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .308 .442 .750
Jul. 25 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .306 .441 .747
Jul. 24 KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .309 .446 .755
Jul. 23 @Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .313 .452 .765
Jul. 22 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .315 .459 .774
Jul. 21 @Min 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .318 .464 .782
Jul. 20 @KC 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .251 .316 .460 .776
Jul. 19 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .320 .467 .787
Jul. 18 @KC 5 2 4 0 1 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .321 .470 .791
Last 7 Games 31 4 9 2 0 0 3 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .290 .355 .645
Last 14 Games 57 7 16 2 2 1 11 2 14 1 0 0 0 1 .281 .305 .439 .744
Last 30 Games 124 12 30 4 3 4 19 6 29 1 0 1 0 2 .242 .282 .419 .701

Nick Castellanos: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 118
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
20171111810240.261.595.906
2016116145130.207.414.656
2015114145200.351.570.970

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017353406443.241.385.690
20162954013451.315.529.894
20154352810530.230.379.656

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017220337361.291.482.842
2016186255191.285.473.813
2015274196340.266.427.754

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017244259322.205.393.649
20162252913390.284.516.839
2015275239390.244.411.688
Nick Castellanos vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Hyun-Jin Ryu LA 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500

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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% .400 .084
2011 19 A WES 562 507 8% 23.1% 0.35 74% .402 .124
2012 20 A+ LAK 243 215 9.1% 17.3% 0.52 80% .486 .148
2012 20 AA ERI 341 322 4.1% 22.3% 0.18 76% .322 .118
2013 21 AAA TOL 595 533 9.1% 16.8% 0.54 81% .307 .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% .326 .135
2015 23 MAJ DET 595 549 6.6% 25.5% 0.26 72% .322 .164
2016 24 MAJ DET 447 411 6.3% 24.8% 0.25 73% .345 .211
2017 25 MAJ DET 509 464 7.3% 24.2% 0.30 73% .299 .189
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3-Year Averages     539 497 6.3% 24.9% 0.25 73% .330 .159
Career     2,148 1,975 6.5% 24.5% 0.27 73% .322 .171

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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
2017 3B 1000.3 -12 178 -16 0 -12 505 2 281 -3 -3 -9 -4
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
2017 3B -2 -1 -1 -9 0 -13

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2017 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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0.30 BB/K
WEAK
7.3% BB Rate
WEAK
24.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.741 OPS
WEAK
.306 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.246 AVG
WEAK
.299 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.435 SLG
WEAK
.189 ISO
GOOD

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

Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

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Castellanos went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Twins.

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Castellanos will begin practicing in right field prior to Saturday's game, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

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Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a triple and five RBI in Wednesday's 10-0 win over the Pirates.

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Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

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Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer, his 15th blast of the year, in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Astros.

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Castellanos went 4-for-5 with a triple, two homers and five RBI in Tuesday's romp over the Royals.

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Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and another run scored in Monday's 10-2 win over Kansas City.

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Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two runs Saturday against the Blue Jays.

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Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

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Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

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Castellanos (back) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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Castellanos was scratched from Friday's game with lower back tightness.

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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.