The Book on Nick CastellanosDET



Prospect Info and Scouting Report

Nick Castellanos / 3B, DET
Born 3/4/1992
Davie, FL, USA

Height 6-4
Weight 195
Bats/Throws R/R
25 | 3/11/2014


RAAAAAAMiLBMLB
24 722 322 533 18

Total professional at-bats: .



A high-profile 2010 pick for the Tigers, high-schooler Nick Castellanos was one of the best bats available in the draft. He shows very quick wrists and great natural hitting ability already, which means as he grows and fills out, he could become a certifiable monster. He has surprising speed for a big guy, too.

He played shortstop in high school, but Scouting Book readers know that we were pretty sure he would be a third baseman or corner outfielder as a pro from the moment the Tigers signed him. In a full season of A-ball in West Michigan, he was indeed primarily deployed at third base (we're so smrt), and he raked to the tune of .312/.367/.436. His AA debut in 2012 didn't go quite as swimmingly, but .264/.296/.382 is nothing to be ashamed of when you're only 20 years old and facing top flight pitching for the first time. Detroit, ever on the lookout for more ways to squeeze sluggers into the lineup, has also started testing young Nicky in right field, and on their OF-light MLB squad, that might be a better place for his debut, at least until Prince Fielder graduates to full-time DH status, leaving at least one of the corner infield spots vacant again.

3/11/2014




Batting Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
2013 21 MLB AL Detroit DET 11 18 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278 .278 .278 .556
2013 21 AAA Intl-Lg Toledo DET 134 533 81 147 37 1 18 76 4 1 54 100 .276 .343 .450 .793
2012 20 AA Eastern Erie DET 79 322 35 85 15 1 7 25 5 4 14 76 .264 .296 .382 .678
2012 20 A+ Florida Lakeland DET 55 215 37 87 17 3 3 32 3 2 22 42 .405 .461 .553 1.014
2011 19 A Midwest W Michigan DET 135 507 65 158 36 3 7 76 3 2 45 130 .312 .367 .436 .803
2010 18 Rk Gulf Tigers DET 7 24 5 8 2 0 0 3 0 1 4 5 .333 .414 .417 .830


Fielding Stats
Yr Age Lv Lg Tm   Posn GP Ch PO A E Fld
2013 21 MLB AL Detroit DET   DH 1 0 0 0 0
2013 21 MLB AL Detroit DET   LF 9 5 5 0 0 .988
2013 21 AAA Intl-Lg Toledo DET   LF 130 224 213 8 3 .987
2012 20 AA Eastern Erie DET   3B 27 76 19 55 2 .974
2012 20 AA Eastern Erie DET   RF 51 101 96 3 2 .980
2012 20 A+ Florida Lakeland DET   3B 51 133 23 97 13 .902
2011 19 A Midwest W Michigan DET   3B 129 277 63 191 23 .917
2010 18 Rookie Gulf Tigers DET   3B 3 6 0 4 2 .667

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News and Notes

7/9/2012 by DataBoy



Nick Castellanos was named MVP of Sunday's MLB Futures Game. Castellanos hit a rocketing home run as part of a monster nine run inning for the US team.

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