|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||545.00||13.00||.264||66.00||75.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore||13||3||0|| .286|| .308|| .231|
|vs Gibson (Career)||9||1||0|| .111||.200||.111|
|vs RHP||394||105||8|| .301|| .401|| .266|
|12/21/2014||Nick Castellanos, 3B DET|
Tony Cingrani, SP CIN
|Jimmy Nelson, SP MIL|
Yan Gomes, C CLE
|12/21/2014||Jameson Taillon, SP PIT|
Brett Lawrie, 3B OAK
Steven Souza, OF TB
Shin-Soo Choo, LF TEX
|Nick Castellanos, 3B DET|
David Wright, 3B NYM
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
|12/20/2014||Billy Butler, DH OAK||Matt Dominguez, 3B HOU|
Nick Castellanos, 3B DET
Robinson Chirinos, C TEX
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers' Castellanos spending offseason improving his defense
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/10/14) 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."
Nick Castellanos back in lineup Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/17/14) 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.
Nick Castellanos scratched from lineup with foot issue
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/16/14) Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from Tuesday's starting lineup due to left foot soreness, the team announced.
Castellanos fouled a ball off his left foot in Monday's game, and the team has decided to let him rest the injured foot Tuesday rather than risk further injury. The third baseman has hit .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 496 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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