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Nick Castellanos

26-Year-Old Third Baseman – Detroit Tigers

2018 Stats

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.310

HR

9

RBI

41

R

36

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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, $6.05 million deal with the Tigers in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 17, 2018  –  Nick Castellanos News

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Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Sunday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.

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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
2018 26 MAJ DET 70 306 287 36 89 34 22 3 9 41 1 0 15 69 0 0 4 .310 .353 .502 .855
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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)     650 2,610 2,412 256 656 253 147 27 79 339 8 11 159 615 0 23 16 .272 .318 .454 .772

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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
Jun. 19 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .350 .497 .847
Jun. 17 @CWS 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .353 .502 .855
Jun. 16 @CWS 5 2 3 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .351 .493 .844
Jun. 15 @CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .347 .470 .817
Jun. 14 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .346 .473 .819
Jun. 13 Min 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .351 .480 .831
Jun. 12 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .357 .489 .846
Jun. 10 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .321 .360 .496 .856
Jun. 9 Cle 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .326 .365 .504 .869
Jun. 8 Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .369 .512 .881
Jun. 7 @Bos 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .331 .371 .512 .883
Jun. 6 @Bos 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .375 .514 .889
Jun. 5 @Bos 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .336 .378 .521 .899
Jun. 4 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .376 .517 .893
Jun. 4 NYY 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .380 .526 .906
Jun. 3 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .336 .378 .527 .905
Jun. 2 Tor 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .342 .384 .536 .920
Jun. 1 Tor 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .382 .532 .914
May. 31 LAA 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .332 .376 .514 .890
May. 30 LAA 5 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .371 .507 .878
May. 29 LAA 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .365 .495 .860
May. 28 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .369 .497 .866
May. 27 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .368 .503 .871
May. 26 CWS 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .325 .371 .508 .879
May. 25 CWS 4 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .380 .522 .902
May. 23 @Min 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .324 .372 .505 .877
May. 22 @Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .370 .500 .870
May. 21 @Min 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .367 .500 .867
May. 20 @Sea 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .364 .482 .846
May. 19 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .363 .485 .848
Last 7 Games 28 4 5 0 0 3 7 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .258 .500 .758
Last 14 Games 60 5 11 3 0 3 8 3 20 0 0 1 0 2 .183 .234 .383 .617
Last 30 Games 129 14 38 11 0 5 17 4 34 0 0 1 0 2 .295 .321 .496 .817

Nick Castellanos: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 68 68 2
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
20187014290.414.5861.046
20171372011280.292.599.934
2016116145130.207.414.656

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018217227321.276.475.792
20174775315734.266.459.775
20162954013451.315.529.894

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018155193190.284.458.789
20173104214542.300.523.871
2016186255191.285.473.813

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018132176221.341.553.932
20173043112472.243.457.749
20162252913390.284.516.839
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
2018 26 MAJ DET 306 287 4.9% 22.5% 0.22 76% .383 .192
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3-Year Averages     568 524 6.3% 23.8% 0.27 74% .325 .191
Career     2,610 2,412 6.1% 23.6% 0.26 75% .331 .182

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Nick Castellanos Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
RF 2018 592.3 -12 35 -8 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.9% BB Rate
POOR
22.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.855 OPS
GREAT
.353 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.310 AVG
ELITE
.383 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.502 SLG
GREAT
.192 ISO
GOOD

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

Castellanos was 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI during Saturday's 7-5 win over the White Sox.

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Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Indians.

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Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

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Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a solo home run during Friday's victory over the Blue Jays.

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Castellanos went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Angels.

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Castellanos went 1-for-4 with one RBI during Sunday's 3-2 win over the White Sox.

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Castellanos went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in Friday's win over the White Sox.

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Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Twins.

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Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

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Castellanos (finger) is starting in right field and hitting third Tuesday against the Indians.

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Castellanos (finger) is not in the lineup Monday against the Indians, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Castellanos (finger) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

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X-rays on Castellanos' left finger came back negative, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Castellanos left Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mariners with a finger bruise on his left hand.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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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.