Nick Castellanos, Third Base, Detroit Tigers, #9


Date of Birth: 3/4/1992
Birthplace: Davie, Florida

Nick Castellanos, third baseman for the Detroit Tigers, was drafted in 2010 by the Tigers. He started in the minor leagues with 10 games in 2010. He continued playing in the minors through most of 2013 and he had a .303 batting average.

In 2013, Castellanos played in just 11 games with the Tigers. He finished the 2014 season with 138 hits, 31 doubles, 66 RBIs, 140 strikeouts to 36 walks, and a .259 batting average in 148 games. Defensively, as a third baseman, he made 212 assists, 22 double plays, 75 putouts, and 15 errors in 145 games. He played in three games in the postseason and he had a home run in 10 at-bats.

On July 22, 2015, Castellanos hit his first major league grand slam. He finished the season with 140 hits, 33 doubles, 15 home runs, 73 RBIs, and a .255 batting average in 154 games. As a third baseman, he made 249 assists, 27 double plays, 92 putouts, and 12 errors in 145 games.

Castellanos batted .285 in 110 games with the Tigers in 2016. He finished the season with 117 hits, 25 doubles, a career high 18 home runs, and 58 RBIs. Defensively, as the Tigers' third baseman in 108 games, he made 184 assists, 66 putouts, and 9 errors.

Career batting statistics for Castellanos through 2016 include:

  • 423 games played
  • 400 hits
  • 197 RBIs
  • 404 strikeouts to 103 walks
  • .285 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Castellanos at third base through 2016 include:

  • 398 games played
  • 645 assists
  • 61 double plays
  • 233 putouts
  • 36 errors
  • .961 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Nick Castellanos
ESPN - Nick Castellanos