Nick Castellanos Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 30 (March 04, 1992) | 6' 4" | 203lbs. | Bats: Right OF-135 RF-57 DH-1 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
DET AL 2018 157 620 88 185 49 151 46 5 23 89 2 1 .298 .354 .500 7 22 .361 35/29/36 27 26
DET AL 2019 100 403 57 110 31 96 37 3 11 37 2 1 .273 .328 .462 7 22 .332 38/23/39 10 11
CHC NL 2019 51 212 43 68 10 47 21 0 16 36 0 1 .321 .356 .646 4 21 .347 37/22/42 13 12
CIN NL 2020 60 218 37 49 19 69 11 2 14 34 0 2 .225 .298 .486 8 29 .257 35/26/39 17 18
CIN NL 2021 138 531 95 164 41 121 38 1 34 100 3 1 .309 .362 .576 7 21 .340 38/27/36 34 32
PHI NL 2022 42 161 20 41 13 43 10 0 5 21 2 0 .255 .316 .410 7 24 .316 38/24/39 6 5
Career 10yrs 1128 4270 560 1184 307 1073 288 35 173 615 16 17 .277 .328 .483 7 23 .330 n/a
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Not so sure that the Tigers decided that Castellanos couldn't play 3B ... as they were thinking that they'd have Prince and Miggy at the corners for at least a few more years, before one of them moved to DH. In fact, most of the pieces written at the time talked more about Castellanos challenges learning to play LF, than about him not being able to handle 3B adequately.

Meanwhile ... finding a better bat to play LF than Dirks on the FA or trade market? Shouldn't be the most daunting task...
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Nov 26 '13
What I find very perplexing is that the Tigers made a determination about 1 1/2 years back that Castellanos didn't have what it would take to play 3B and started grooming him for an OF position. The Tigers move Prince and instantly Castellanos becomes the first choice option at a position the organization deemed him incapable of playing? Bizarre. I think despite what the Tigers are saying, Miggy gets more p/t at 3B this year than Castellanos. There are all sorts of free agent 1B types available on short-term deals and they do have Victor they can use. The other dilemma in Tigertown is left field, the position Castellanos was being groomed for. Is Andy Dirks the answer? Again, bizarre....
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Nov 25 '13
Plus ... 6'4", 210 lbs says 3B to me ...

6'4", 240 lbs says linebacker.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Nov 25 '13
It would hard to be downgrade. Castellanos is younger, and when Cabrera left 3B the first time he was very bad at the position. He also hadn't played 3B except the rare dozen or so games from 2008-2011. Castellanos has only had 1 1/2 years off the position.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 25 '13
Very, I would think.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 25 '13
Is it possible that Castellanos would be a defensive downgrade at 3B for the Tigers versus the last two years?
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Nov 25 '13
If Nick's going to be manning the hot corner next season, he's got some relearning to do. He played 129 games at third in the Midwest League in 2011, 88 at Lakeland and Erie combined in 2012, and none anywhere in 2013.

We are displaying his games at position last year in the majors (obviously). At Toledo he played 130 games in left and three at DH.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 25 '13
From Baseball America's preview of the AAA All Star game:

The IL squad will be led by a combination of premium speed (Reds CF Billy Hamilton) and a premium bat (Tigers LF Nick Castellanos). Each was rated as his organization’s top prospect at the start of the season and both have performed to expectations: Hamilton is leading the league with 49 stolen bases—20 more than his closest competitor—and Castellanos is hitting .296 with a .374 on-base percentage. Chris Colabello has had an excellent season at the plate, leading the league with a .360 average and 1.085 OPS.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4 '13
I saw him for three games last weekend and he had good ABs and two key hits. There is work needed on his OF skills, but he did throw a guy out at the plate while missing the cutoff man.
michael chielens darkhorse
Mar 21 '13
Sean Foreman sold controlling interest B-R.com and its affiliated sites to USA Today's on-line presence a couple years ago. He's still COO or something of sports-reference.com. This other site also is owned by USA Today, but has a different LLC than Sean's.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 19 '13