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9 Nick Castellanos 3B

Detroit Tigers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
52%38%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
53311.25966502
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014DET1485335013811663614022.306.394.259

Player Updates

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Tigers' Nick Castellanos departs with hand injury; X-rays negative
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was forced out of Tuesday's Grapefruit League opener with a left hand contusion, according to the team's official website. Castellanos underwent X-rays, which came back negative, and is listed as day to day moving forward.

Detroit will play Baltimore in Sarasota, Fla., on Wednesday.

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Avila, Gose among options to bat second for Tigers vs. RHPs
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday he is "seriously considering" batting catcher Alex Avila second in the order against right-handed pitchers, per MLive.com. Anthony Gose appears to be the other main option, but Gose could also lead off, which would allow Ian Kinsler to bat second.

Ausmus added Jose Iglesias could also work into the mix, but he doesn't see Yoenis Cespedes, J.D. Martinez or Nick Castellanos as options to bat second.

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Tigers' Castellanos works to be 'more comfortable' at 3B in 2015
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos struggled in his first full year playing third base at the major-league level in 2014, so he is hard at work this offseason improving his defense

"Last year was [about] the actual ground-ball catching," Castellanos said, per MLB.com. "This year is a lot more [about] quickness, working on my range, lateral movement."

On top of committing 15 errors, Castellanos' Ultimate Zone Rating of negative-18.4 was nearly twice as bad as the next-lowest rating among third-base regulars. He also had a Defensive Runs Saved of minus-30 and a plus/minus rating of minus-39, which was lowest in the majors last year.

"I'm going to be more comfortable this year," Castellanos said. "Last year, I knew nobody [in terms of hitting tendencies]. Also I was getting used to the tempo of the game. It wasn't like I was in the big leagues for a while at another position and then had to go to third base. It was pretty much me making my first year in the big leagues at pretty much a new position, or trying to relearn an old position."

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Tigers' Castellanos spending offseason improving his defense
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos is focusing on improving his quickness during offseason workouts in order to improve defensively, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday at the Winter Meetings.

Castellanos committed 15 errors and had a .950 fielding percentage in 145 games at third base in 2014.

"His hands are solid and his arm is solid," Dombrowski said, per MLive.com. "He normally catches what he gets to, but we're looking to increase his quickness over there.

"There's no question, from a defensive perspective, that he needs to improve. But when I say that, we try to give him the benefit of the doubt. He hadn't played third base in a while."

Dombrowski also has confidence in Castellanos' offensive abilities after he hit just .259 with 11 home runs as a rookie.

"We think he has a chance to be a good offensive player," Dombrowski said. "He had a good solid year last year, and we think he's going to continue to get better. When you look at his numbers for a rookie, and in a pennant race, his offensive numbers were pretty good."

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Nick Castellanos back in lineup Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

The third baseman was a late scratch Tuesday due to soreness in his left foot, but the issue appears to have been minor. Castellanos has hit .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 496 at-bats.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Third Basemen 22 40.11
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Baltimore1330 .286 .308 .231
vs Gibson (Career)910 .111.200.111
vs RHP3941058 .301 .401 .266
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/25MIN4000000
9/26MIN3000010
9/27MIN3111300
9/28MIN2000000
10/2@BAL4000000
10/3@BAL4111100
10/5BAL2000020
Two Week Schedule
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@Pitt
1:35 pm
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@Pitt
7:05 pm
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15
@Pitt
7:05 pm
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CHW
1:08 pm
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1:08 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week
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13

17

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24

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013DET111815000100 .278 .278 .278
2014DET1485335013811663614022 .306 .394 .259
Total 1595515114311663614122 .305 .390 .260
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013DETOF94550001.000
2014DET3B145141302752121522 .950
Total  154145307802121522 .951
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2013DET00500000
2014DET31421070337
Total 31421570337
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014DET31011112100 .250 .400 .100
Total 31011112100 .250 .400 .100
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010R-GCL Tigers7245820034501 .414 .417 .333
2011AFX-West Michigan Whitec135507651583637764513032 .367 .436 .312
2012AA-Erie SeaWolves793223585151725147654 .296 .382 .264
2012AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige552153787173332224232 .461 .553 .405
2013AAA-Toledo Mud Hens1345338114737118765410041 .343 .450 .276
Total 41016012234851078352121393531510 .359 .445 .303
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/210
Birthdate:
3/4/1992
Age:
23
Hometown:
Davie, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Detroit Tigers
College:

MLB Experience:
2
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