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Nick Castellanos

25-Year-Old Third Baseman – Detroit Tigers

2017 Stats

AVG

.272

HR

26

RBI

101

R

73

SB

4

2018 RotoWire Projections

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Lost in a sea of disappointing performances for the Tigers in 2017, Castellanos was quietly a bright spot for the organization as he set new career-high totals in home runs (26), runs (73) and RBI (10...

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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.

September 29, 2017  –  Nick Castellanos News

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Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Royals.

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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 157 665 614 73 167 72 36 10 26 101 4 5 41 142 0 5 5 .272 .320 .490 .810
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3-Year Averages     140 568 524 56 141 56 31 6 19 77 1 3 36 135 0 5 3 .269 .317 .460 .777
Career  (View All)     580 2,304 2,125 220 567 219 125 24 70 298 7 11 144 546 0 23 12 .267 .314 .447 .761

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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. 1 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .320 .490 .810
Sep. 30 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .321 .493 .814
Sep. 29 @Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .321 .494 .815
Sep. 28 @KC 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .322 .491 .813
Sep. 27 @KC 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .320 .489 .809
Sep. 26 @KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .318 .487 .805
Sep. 24 Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .270 .318 .488 .806
Sep. 23 Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .317 .488 .805
Sep. 22 Min 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .318 .490 .808
Sep. 21 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .318 .486 .804
Sep. 20 Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .320 .490 .810
Sep. 19 Oak 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .320 .491 .811
Sep. 18 Oak 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .270 .320 .485 .805
Sep. 17 CWS 5 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .266 .317 .481 .798
Sep. 16 CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265 .316 .475 .791
Sep. 15 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .317 .475 .792
Sep. 14 CWS 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .317 .476 .793
Sep. 13 @Cle 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .316 .471 .787
Sep. 12 @Cle 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .313 .468 .781
Sep. 11 @Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .311 .465 .776
Sep. 10 @Tor 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .259 .312 .465 .777
Sep. 9 @Tor 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .309 .463 .772
Sep. 8 @Tor 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .307 .461 .768
Sep. 6 KC 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .308 .457 .765
Sep. 5 KC 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .306 .455 .761
Sep. 4 KC 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .252 .306 .455 .761
Sep. 3 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .306 .451 .757
Sep. 2 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .306 .452 .758
Sep. 1 Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .309 .455 .764
Sep. 1 Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .309 .457 .766
Last 7 Games 26 2 9 2 0 1 5 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 .346 .393 .538 .931
Last 14 Games 56 5 19 5 0 4 13 2 9 1 1 0 1 1 .339 .356 .643 .999
Last 30 Games 117 10 42 11 0 7 25 4 16 1 2 0 1 2 .359 .377 .632 1.009

Nick Castellanos: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 129 21 21 7
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
20171372011280.292.599.934
2016116145130.207.414.656
2015114145200.351.570.970

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20174775315734.266.459.775
20162954013451.315.529.894
20154352810530.230.379.656

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173104214542.300.523.871
2016186255191.285.473.813
2015274196340.266.427.754

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173043112472.243.457.749
20162252913390.284.516.839
2015275239390.244.411.688
Nick Castellanos vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 665 614 6.2% 21.4% 0.29 77% .313 .218
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3-Year Averages     568 524 6.3% 23.8% 0.27 74% .325 .191
Career     2,304 2,125 6.3% 23.7% 0.26 74% .324 .180

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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 1098.3 -14 194 -17 -1 -13 576 1 300 -4 -3 -11 -4
2017 RF 173 -11 34 -8 -11 79 -3 69 -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
2017 3B -1 -1 -1 -11 0 -14
2017 RF -2 -2 -4 0 0 -1 0 -6 0 -7

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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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0.29 BB/K
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6.2% BB Rate
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21.4% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.810 OPS
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.320 OBP
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Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.272 AVG
GOOD
.313 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.490 SLG
GOOD
.218 ISO
GOOD

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Nick Castellanos

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

Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

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Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Twins.

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Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and two RBI against the A's on Tuesday.

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Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a double in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

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Castellanos went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

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Castellanos is batting fourth and playing right field against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

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Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a grand slam Friday against the Blue Jays.

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Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Monday's loss to the Royals.

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Castellanos worked out in right field prior to Saturday's game, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Rockies.

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Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI in Monday's win over the Rockies.

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Castellanos (wrist) is batting fifth as the team's designated hitter during Sunday's game against the White Sox.

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Castellanos (wrist), who is not in Saturday's lineup against the White Sox, said he expects to play Sunday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

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 stable for someone of his age, but the batting average and power both jumped in 2016. His isolated power metric has improved each of the past three seasons as he continues to hit flyballs at a higher rate each season and mostly of the pull variety. He was an odd hitter in 2016 in that he was much better against righties, as a righty, than was against lefties. He hit .315 against right-handers (.207 against lefties) and had 13 of his 18 homers against righties. For his career, he has been rather split neutral but last year could be a side-effect of him working on pulling more baseballs. He's entrenched as Detroit's third baseman and could continue to improve at age 25.

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.