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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||14.00||.258||71.00||52.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||4||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Liriano (Career)||3||1||0|| .333||.333||.333|
|vs LHP||30||8||0|| .371|| .300|| .267|
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos belts fourth home run Thursday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/21/15) After his four-RBI game on Wednesday, Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos had another big day against the Astros on Thursday. Castellanos went 1 for 4 with a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth to give the Tigers an early 2-0 lead. It was his fourth bomb of the season.
The young third baseman is hitting the ball well lately, hitting safely in eight of his last 10 games.
Tigers' Castellanos on go-ahead hit: 'I've been waiting for that all season'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters he started seeing a "noticeable difference" in Nick Castellanos approach at the plate during batting practice prior to Wednesday's game against Milwaukee. Castellanos backed that up with a pivotal bases-clearing triple in the eighth inning to lead his club to a 5-2 victory, snapping a three-game losing streak
"I've been waiting for that all season," Castellanos said, per MLive.com. "I needed it. The team needed it. The organization, the fans needed it. Everybody needed it. And I'm just blessed that I was able to deliver it."
Castellanos is hitting .278 (15 for 54) with a double, two triples, a home run and nine RBI over his last 14 games, raising his batting average from .216 to .240 on the season.
"Lately, I've been trying to get really mechanical, trying to have the perfect swing," Castellanos said. "You see the way J.D. (Martinez) swings and you see the way Miguel (Cabrera) swings and you see how good of hitters they are, obviously you want to hit like them, because it's no secret why they have success.
"But Newie and Wally made a good point. They said, 'Hey, they're great at what they do. You're great the way you do it. You don't have to try to adjust to the way they do to have success. You can have success the way you hit.' So that's what I did. All through coming up, I've always been kind of tall, free and easy, and I went back to that. To be honest, I felt pretty comfortable."
Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos snags four RBI in win on Wednesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos went 2 for 4 in Detroit's 5-2 win over the Brewers on Wednesday.
Castellanos did his damage in the eighth inning when he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded. Castellanos ripped a shot off of Jonathan Broxton down the right field line, scoring all three runners and landing him at third with a triple. Castellanos, who also picked up an RBI on a fielder's choice, is now hitting .240 with 17 RBI in 146 at-bats this season.
Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos launches third home run of the season
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/14/15) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos snapped a 16-game homerless drought, as he went 2 for 3 with a solo home run on Thursday. Castellanos' third home run of the season came in the bottom of the fifth inning, and essentially served as the knockout blow for Twins starter Mike Pelfrey.
The 23-year-old is now batting a disappointing .240 on the year with just 13 RBI after Thursday's performance.
Tigers' Nick Castellanos drives in two runs Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/9/15) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos went 1 for 3 and drove in his team's only two runs in Detroit's 6-2 loss to Kansas City Saturday.
Castellanos put his team on the board with a second-inning sacrifice fly, but the Tigers were already behind 4-0 before the run scored. He was able to drive home another run with a sixth-inning triple but was stranded on base.
Castellanos has hit .222/.271/.361 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 108 at-bats.
|2014 summary: As a 22-year-old rookie, Nick Castellanos' game was a work in progress. He struck out in 26 percent of his at-bats and offered modest power with 11 home runs, but there were some clear positives. Castellanos hit with gap power and produced 31 doubles and four triples, and his strikeouts were offset by the fact that he hit only 10 infield flies all season. Still, a .259/.306/.394 slash line with 66 RBI and 50 runs wasn't good enough to rank Castellanos among the top 20 third basemen in Fantasy value.|
Playing time status: Castellanos was often the odd man out when the Tigers visited National League parks and the DH slot was eliminated from the lineup. As long as Miguel Cabrera is a viable option at third base, Castellanos could lose occasional at-bats. Even so, he will be the clear regular at the hot corner.
2015 outlook: Castellanos' four-year rise through the Tigers' minor-league system had its share of ups and downs, but at times, he showed an ability to strike out at a moderate rate and hit for decent power. He certainly has breakout potential, but it may not be realized in his sophomore season. The safe play is to pass on Castellanos in standard mixed leagues although he is a worthy gamble in deeper formats.
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