Nick Castellanos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 203 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/4/1992 (29)
Nick Castellanos Season Stats
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Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos was removed early on in Sunday's season finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Aristides Aquino entered the game to replace him in right field. Before Castellanos was removed, he went 1-for-1 with an RBI double. The RBI gave him exactly 100 RBI for the year. The 29-year-old had the best season of his career this year. Over 138 games, he slashed .309/.362/.576 with a career-high 34 home runs. There's a chance he opts out of his contract this offseason and if he does, he'll be one of the hottest names on the free agent market.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in an 8-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Although the Reds are limping to the finish, having lost four games in a row, Castellanos is heating up, batting .320 with five homers and 13 RBI over the past seven contests. Overall, Castellanos is hitting .308 with 34 homers, 95 runs, 99 RBI, and three steals in 530 at-bats. He will take on Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller in Sunday's regular-season finale.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos and first baseman Joey Votto are getting the day off on Wednesday as the team faces Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox. The Reds were officially eliminated from the postseason on Tuesday, so it's not particularly surprising to see the two stars getting the day off. Max Schrock is manning first base on Wednesday while Aristides Aquino is covering right field. The Reds are off on Thursday, so both Castellanos and Votto will get a pair of days to rest before the team opens a road series against the Pittsburgh Pirates to close the year.
Nick Castellanos was a big disappointment last season, as he hit a career-low .225, and also fashioned a career-worst 28.5% strikeout rate. Raising his Launch Angle from 14 to 16.5 produced 14 homers in 60 games, but the HR/FB% of 23.7 was a big outlier and cannot, realistically, point to anything encouraging for 2021, although it did fill out his frustrating 2020 profile as a whiffing, added pop type. There is faith in his ability to bounce back, as evidenced by his ADP of 85. When you consider his xBA of .273 and a career-low .257 BABIP, last season does indeed carry some indicators of being an aberration. Castellanos is a career .274 hitter with a lifetime K% of 23.3, so a regression back to a much better BA and respectable OBP (career-low .298) should be realistically expected in 2021. Castellanos knows he was a flop last year, as he decided not to opt out of his contract with Cincinnati. He is projected to hit second in the Reds lineup, so it appears the team is counting on him to rebound, and you can do the same.