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Detroit Tigers Prospect Profile for Nick Castellanos


Nick Castellanos was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2010; he measures in at a solid 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, which projects him as probably a third baseman or even an outfielder depending on how quickly the Tigers are planning to advance him.

He hit a truly impressive .405 batting average with 1.014 OPS at A+ Lakeland; he did struggle a bit when he went to AA Erie only hitting .264, but this young man is only twenty years old and it is far too early to think about throwing in the towel. Castellanos has natural hitting ability and when he grows into his 6-foot-4 frame he could have some serious power at his disposal to go along with his already quick wrists.

It will be interesting to see how long the Tigers keep him in a double AA; honestly there is no rush. The Tigers had an excellent team last year and Castellanos’ help should not be required this or next year. He could probably use one more full season to get used to AA pitching and then if he finds success, then they can try him out at AAA. He did show a bit of speed at the AA level stealing five bases, which if he continues to develop along with his strength then he will be a scary player to throw against.

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