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Nick Castellanos
Birthdate: 3/4/1992 (25 y, 21 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/210     Position: 3B
Drafted: 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 12, Overall: 44, Team: Detroit Tigers
Contract: $3M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Castellanos has looked comfortable batting second this spring, and he'll likely begin the season in that spot, MLive.com reports. (3/19/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Castellanos looked good — finally, he looked good — in his injury-shortened 2016 season. He has incrementally bolstered his power throughout his short career thanks to continually improving pull and fly ball rates. The real question, then, is if the career-high 13.7% home run-to-fly ball rate was legitimate in light of the league-wide power surge. Honestly, it's hard to know. When he makes contact — a strong "when" — he hits the ball authoritatively. But that authority comes in the form of line drives that buoy his batting average but suppress his HR/FB rate. He may always underperform in regard to the latter. Statcast really liked him in 2016, so there's no question he earned his keep last year - it just doesn't guarantee he'll do it again, at least not with the same efficacy. Steamer is pessimistic, but that's its job; it assumes regression rather than stabilization or even continued improvement. But it's possible that the latter is true, that this is the real Castellanos. (He's only 25, after all.) Realistic outcomes range from what he did to 2015 to what he did in 2016 - in other words, anywhere from 15 to 25 home runs with a good-but-not-great average. Perhaps splitting the difference (20 homers, .270) is the best approach. The elite tier of third basemen runs deep before a steep drop-off, so Castellanos is more of a back-end option with top-10 upside. For those willing to look past it, an "injury-prone" tag could make his modest floor with room for more a cheap acquisition on draft day. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: It's hard to know if Castellanos, only 25, is the 15-homer hitter he used to be or the 25-homer hitter he was last year when everyone and their mothers hit for power. Still, he is young and improving, and he offers a solid floor with top-10 upside as a back-end third baseman in 15-team mixed leagues.

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SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2010Tigers (R)729053013.8 %17.2 %.083.400.333.414.417.391144    
2011Tigers (A)1355627657638.0 %23.1 %.124.402.312.367.436.367129    
2012Solar Sox (R)24110181129.1 %28.2 %.091.338.242.309.333.30471    
2012Tigers (A+)552433373239.1 %17.3 %.149.486.405.461.553.459188    
2012Tigers (AA)793417352554.1 %22.3 %.118.322.264.296.382.30584    
2013Tigers (AAA)13459518817649.1 %16.8 %.174.307.276.343.450.357121    
2013Tigers111801000.0 %5.6 %.000.294.278.278.278.247490.0-1.1-0.8-0.1
2014Tigers14857911506626.2 %24.2 %.135.326.259.306.394.30795-3.0-6.4-16.3-0.5
2014Tigers312111016.7 %8.3 %.300.000.100.250.400.25760    
2015Tigers15459515427306.6 %25.5 %.164.322.255.303.419.31195-7.3-11.1-9.0-0.1
2016Tigers11044718545816.3 %24.8 %.212.345.285.331.496.350119-1.68.5-5.41.9
2017Depth Charts12552517566626.8 %23.8 %.179.324.267.318.446.326103-1.50.3-6.61.2
2017Steamer12851717606537.0 %23.5 %.180.322.266.321.446.328104-1.60.8-7.61.1
2017Fans (18)14459821748037.2 %22.9 %.193.332.279.331.472.341113-0.58.5-3.82.6
2017ZiPS13855017536916.5 %24.0 %.178.326.267.316.446.325102-0.90.2-6.71.2
Total- - -42316394414719736.3 %24.6 %.165.329.265.311.430.319101-12.0-10.1-31.61.2
Postseason- - -312111016.7 %8.3 %.300.000.100.250.400.25760    

SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Tigers (R)724298620053405010101.333
2011Tigers (A)13550756215811236376576452130361532.312
2012Solar Sox (R)2499110241760181110031010120.242
2012Tigers (A+)5521524387641733373222142330532.405
2012Tigers (AA)79322341856215173525141762301254.264
2013Tigers (AAA)134533595147913711881765421003501241.276
2013Tigers1118185500010001000000.278
2014Tigers14853357913892314115066363140370722.259
2014Tigers310121000111211000000.100
2015Tigers154549595140863361542733911521602103.255
2016Tigers11041144711770254185458281111350411.285
2017Depth Charts12548052512880274175666361125351 22.267
2017Steamer12847251712679264176065361122342 32.266
2017Fans (18)1445455981529432521748043213737  32.279
2017ZiPS13850555013584295175369361132360912.267
Total- - -42315111639400253891444147197103540471803236.265
Postseason- - -310121000111211000000.100

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwGDPwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Tigers (R)13.8 %17.2 %0.80.333.414.417.830.0833.1.400  -0.451.5.391144
2011Tigers (A)8.0 %23.1 %0.35.312.367.436.803.1243.6.402  -0.58519.3.367129
2012Solar Sox (R)9.1 %28.2 %0.32.242.309.333.642.0913.6.338  0.311-4.4.30471
2012Tigers (A+)9.1 %17.3 %0.52.405.461.5531.014.1494.9.486  -0.45324.8.459188
2012Tigers (AA)4.1 %22.3 %0.18.264.296.382.678.1183.8.322  -0.633-6.4.30584
2013Tigers (AAA)9.1 %16.8 %0.54.276.343.450.793.1743.6.307  -0.28114.2.357121
2013Tigers0.0 %5.6 %0.00.278.278.278.556.0000.8.294-0.10.10.01-0.9.24749
2013Average7.9 %19.9 %0.40.253.318.396.714.1434.9.297     .314 
2014Tigers6.2 %24.2 %0.26.259.306.394.700.1353.0.326-4.22.0-0.861-1.4.30795
2014Tigers16.7 %8.3 %2.00.100.250.400.650.3000.1.000  0.01-0.5.25760
2014Average7.6 %20.4 %0.37.251.314.386.700.1355.0.299     .310 
2015Tigers6.6 %25.5 %0.26.255.303.419.721.1642.7.322-2.8-3.1-1.466-1.2.31195
2015Average7.7 %20.4 %0.38.254.317.405.721.1504.8.299     .313 
2016Tigers6.3 %24.8 %0.25.285.331.496.827.2123.6.345-3.01.8-0.46411.6.350119
2016Average8.2 %21.1 %0.39.255.322.417.739.1624.9.300     .318 
2017Depth Charts6.8 %23.8 %0.29.267.318.446.764.1793.4.324-0.8 -0.6653.5.326103
2017Steamer7.0 %23.5 %0.30.266.321.446.766.1803.9.322-1.1 -0.4654.1.328104
2017Fans (18)7.2 %22.9 %0.31.279.331.472.803.1934.0.332  -0.58211.1.341113
2017ZiPS6.5 %24.0 %0.27.267.316.446.762.1783.2.326  -0.9683.0.325102
Total- - -6.3 %24.6 %0.25.265.311.430.741.1653.1.329-10.10.8-2.71928.1.319101
Postseason- - -16.7 %8.3 %2.00.100.250.400.650.3000.1.000  0.01-0.5.25760

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%
2013Tigers1.675.9 %58.8 %35.3 %0.0 %0.0 %10.0 %0.0 %29.4 %29.4 %41.2 %47.1 %35.3 %17.6 %
2014Tigers0.9628.5 %35.0 %36.5 %2.1 %7.5 %7.1 %0.0 %38.8 %31.5 %29.8 %10.8 %55.3 %34.0 %
2014Tigers0.6011.1 %33.3 %55.6 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      
2015Tigers0.9023.3 %36.2 %40.4 %1.2 %9.2 %2.1 %0.0 %36.2 %34.5 %29.3 %11.4 %55.8 %32.8 %
2016Tigers0.7325.6 %31.5 %43.0 %2.3 %13.7 %4.2 %0.0 %39.0 %34.4 %26.6 %11.5 %52.8 %35.7 %
Total- - -0.8825.5 %34.8 %39.6 %1.8 %9.9 %4.6 %0.0 %37.8 %33.3 %28.9 %11.7 %54.5 %33.8 %
Postseason- - -0.6011.1 %33.3 %55.6 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2013Tigers10610100174562
2014Tigers1401461143100079714422239
2014Tigers3510000202848
2015Tigers14616394230082014972317
2016Tigers9613178340056811611729
Total- - -39244628781800220241456347
Postseason- - -3510000202848

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2013Tigers-0.34-0.540.20-2.13-0.221.422.003-0.10-0.14
2014Tigers-0.87-9.458.58-7.34-0.790.921.836-0.53-0.42
2014Tigers0.02-0.160.18-0.38-0.041.10 0-0.020.04
2015Tigers-0.64-10.269.62-4.53-0.480.931.033-0.980.29
2016Tigers0.90-7.498.397.450.770.940.1120.500.45
Total- - --0.96-27.7426.78-6.55-0.720.931.4514-1.110.09
Postseason- - -0.02-0.160.18-0.38-0.041.10 0-0.020.04

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2013Tigers48.4% (91.9)22.6% (83.1)4.8% (88.7)9.7% (73.8)14.5% (83.2)   
2014Tigers51.6% (91.8)17.2% (83.6)9.4% (87.3)8.7% (77.9)10.6% (82.6)1.7% (84.6)0.9% (75.3)0.7%
2015Tigers50.6% (92.5)21.5% (84.4)6.5% (88.6)8.0% (78.8)10.8% (84.2)1.6% (84.2)0.9% (75.8)0.0%
2016Tigers48.9% (92.6)18.9% (84.1)8.0% (87.6)10.8% (78.0)10.9% (83.6)1.0% (85.1)1.6% (74.4)0.1%
Total- - -50.5% (92.3)19.3% (84.1)7.9% (87.8)9.0% (78.2)10.8% (83.5)1.5% (84.5)1.1% (75.1)0.3%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2013Tigers35.5 %11.3 %   3.2 %27.4 %9.7 %  12.9 %   
2014Tigers32.8 %11.9 %6.7 %1.9 % 6.8 %19.0 %8.3 %1.4 %0.1 %10.4 % 0.8 % 
2015Tigers32.5 %11.3 %6.3 %1.3 %0.0 %7.1 %19.6 %6.4 %2.8 %0.0 %11.7 % 0.9 % 
2016Tigers35.2 %10.8 %5.5 %1.0 % 4.6 %17.7 %9.9 %2.2 %0.1 %11.6 % 1.6 % 
Total- - -33.3 %11.4 %6.2 %1.4 %0.0 %6.3 %18.9 %8.1 %2.1 %0.1 %11.2 % 1.0 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2013Tigers91.592.4   94.583.673.8  83.1  
2014Tigers91.991.687.183.7 91.084.378.079.563.182.7 77.5
2015Tigers92.892.188.683.882.891.484.378.481.066.684.1 76.3
2016Tigers92.492.587.485.2 92.284.178.180.464.784.0 74.9
Total- - -92.492.087.884.082.891.484.278.180.564.283.6 76.1

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2013Tigers-1.70.10.20.50.2  -5.830.395.249.111.86  
2014Tigers14.5-9.4-1.14.6-7.5-1.00.51.27-2.45-0.532.35-3.18-2.702.41
2015Tigers4.8-5.9-6.41.7-1.3-0.4-0.20.41-1.18-4.280.91-0.51-0.99-0.73
2016Tigers8.0-0.1-1.54.7-2.7-0.51.20.95-0.02-1.082.52-1.42-2.984.29
Total- - -25.5-15.2-8.911.5-11.3-1.91.50.80-1.25-1.782.01-1.65-2.072.14

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2013Tigers-1.5-0.4   -0.10.50.5  0.1  
2014Tigers9.72.3-2.9-2.2 1.4-5.93.50.20.0-6.5 0.6
2015Tigers3.1-5.6-2.9-0.3-0.13.6-5.10.10.30.0-1.5 -0.1
2016Tigers1.34.5-0.5-1.1 -0.3-2.14.42.90.0-1.7 1.2
Total- - -12.60.8-6.3-3.6-0.14.6-12.68.63.40.0-9.7 1.7

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2013Tigers-6.90-5.65   -3.792.889.10  1.64  
2014Tigers1.330.86-1.96-5.12 0.94-1.401.920.54-1.41-2.85 3.17
2015Tigers0.41-2.16-1.98-1.16-6.642.20-1.120.060.452.36-0.57 -0.53
2016Tigers0.222.43-0.49-6.32 -0.43-0.692.587.751.18-0.87 4.43
Total- - -0.600.11-1.61-4.02-6.641.17-1.051.692.530.08-1.37 2.51

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2013Tigers39.4 %86.2 %61.3 %69.2 %88.0 %81.6 %46.8 %61.1 %11.3 %
2013Average30.4 %65.5 %45.9 %66.5 %87.0 %79.4 %44.2 %60.2 %9.4 %
2014Tigers32.9 %74.3 %51.3 %51.0 %84.9 %72.8 %44.5 %62.4 %13.9 %
2014Average30.7 %65.7 %46.2 %65.7 %87.3 %79.3 %44.3 %60.6 %9.5 %
2015Tigers34.2 %69.8 %49.7 %53.2 %83.8 %71.9 %43.5 %64.4 %13.9 %
2015Average30.6 %66.9 %46.9 %64.9 %86.7 %78.8 %44.7 %60.9 %9.9 %
2016Tigers37.0 %74.2 %54.0 %52.9 %84.9 %73.0 %45.6 %64.2 %14.6 %
2016Average30.3 %66.7 %46.5 %63.9 %86.3 %78.2 %44.6 %60.3 %10.1 %
Total- - -34.5 %72.8 %51.6 %52.6 %84.6 %72.7 %44.5 %63.6 %14.1 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2013Tigers34.5 %84.9 %61.3 %60.0 %89.3 %81.6 %53.2 %23.4
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Tigers32.3 %71.6 %51.4 %48.1 %84.6 %72.7 %48.5 %23.7
2014Average30.1 %63.1 %46.2 %62.9 %87.5 %79.3 %48.8 %23.0
2015Tigers34.3 %68.1 %49.8 %51.4 %84.1 %71.9 %45.8 %24.3
2015Average30.9 %64.4 %46.9 %62.9 %87.1 %78.8 %47.8 %22.1
2016Tigers37.6 %72.1 %54.0 %52.1 %84.8 %72.8 %47.4 %24.8
2016Average30.6 %63.9 %46.5 %62.1 %86.5 %78.1 %47.8 %22.7
Total- - -34.5 %70.6 %51.6 %50.6 %84.5 %72.5 %47.3 %24.2

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2014Tigers3B1451411229.07521215105141507     .950 
2015Tigers3B1451421175.2922491293242403     .966 
2016Tigers3B108107898.066184963121200     .965 
Total- - -3B3983903302.22336453625115051010     .961 
2013TigersLF9438.2500000000     1.000 
Total- - -LF9438.2500000000     1.000 
2013TigersOF9438.2500000000     1.000 
Total- - -OF9438.2500000000     1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2014Tigers3B1229.0 -2 1-29-30298175.58731   -13 -1.5-18.41.6-18.4-19.1
2015Tigers3B1175.2 1 -1-9-9290189.65249   -14 0.9-12.91.7-10.3-11.2
2016Tigers3B898.0 0 0-11-11210141.67138   -9 -0.4-9.02.6-6.8-9.7
Total- - -3B3302.2 -1 0-49-50798505.633118   -36 -1.0-40.45.9-35.5-13.7
2013TigersLF38.2  -100-1551.0000    -0.6 0.00.0-0.5-15.8
Total- - -LF38.2  -100-1551.0000    -0.6 0.00.0-0.5-15.8
2013TigersOF38.2  -100-1551.0000    -0.6 0.00.0-0.5-15.8
Total- - -OF38.2  -100-1551.0000    -0.6 0.00.0-0.5-15.8

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2014Tigers3B1229.00.0%    (23)0.0%    (40)17.6%    (17)45.5%    (22)77.3%    (22)94.7%  (246)
2015Tigers3B1175.20.0%    (11)0.0%    (28)33.3%    (21)43.8%    (16)72.0%    (25)96.4%  (304)
2016Tigers3B898.00.0%      (4)0.0%    (16)10.0%    (10)37.5%    (16)73.1%    (26)97.7%  (221)
Total- - -3B3302.20.0%    (38)0.0%    (84)22.9%    (48)42.6%    (54)74.0%    (73)96.2%  (771)
2013TigersLF38.20.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
Total- - -LF38.20.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
2013TigersOF38.20.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)
Total- - -OF38.20.0%      (2)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (5)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2014Tigers1229.0782327362631514835-13
2015Tigers1175.2262321312127494431-14
2016Tigers898.0302930353031444735-9
Total- - -3302.21342526342530484634-36

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2013Tigers-1.00.0-0.5-0.3-1.1-0.80.10.5-1.3-0.1($1.1) 
2014Tigers-3.4-3.0-18.42.1-6.4-16.32.316.4-4.1-0.5($3.4) 
2015Tigers-3.8-7.3-10.31.3-11.1-9.02.117.4-0.6-0.1($0.5) 
2016Tigers10.1-1.6-6.81.48.5-5.41.713.518.31.9$15.0 
Total- - -1.9-12.0-36.14.5-10.1-31.66.247.812.21.2$9.9 

  • $3m / 1 Years (2017) (Edit)
    • signed by Detroit Tigers on 1/13/2017 (Avoided Arbitration)
    • 2017: $3M
    • Source: twitter.com
    • Submitted by Bailey Winston
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2016) (Edit)
    • signed by Detroit Tigers on 3/4/2016 (League Minimum)
    • 2016: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: David Meter
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2015) (Edit)
    • signed by Detroit Tigers on 2/24/2015 (League Minimum)
    • 2015: $0.5M
    • Other Notes: Pre arbitration
    • Agent / Agency: David Meter, SportsMeter
    • Source: spotrac.com
    • Submitted by Sam Bauman
  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by Detroit Tigers on 1/1/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Submitted by Dustin Nosler
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  • 2010 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 12, Overall: 44
    • Team: Detroit Tigers
    • School: Archbishop McCarthy HS