Nick Castellanos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 203 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/4/1992 (31)
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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos could reportedly be traded by the club this offseason. The Phillies are "open to the possibility" of trading Castellanos which could clear three years and $60 million off their books. The veteran enjoyed a solid bounce-back season in his second year with the Phillies, hitting .272 with a career-high 29 home runs and 11 stolen bases across 157 appearances. He went on to slug five more home runs alongside an .843 OPS in 47 postseason at-bats before the Phillies were eliminated by the D-backs in the NLCS. Should the Phillies shop Castellanos, they should have a fairly wide range of suitors considering his career .276 average and .799 OPS in parts of 11 seasons, production that grades out 12% above the league average, as per his career 112 wRC+.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos was the difference in the series-clinching 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. Castellanos was seeing the ball well, going 3-for-3 with two solo home runs and a walk to send the Phillies to the Championship Series for the second straight year with an NLDS series win over their division rivals and the best team in baseball record-wise in 2023. The 31-year-old has a whopping four home runs in back-to-back games after slugging 29 long balls during the regular season. Castellanos is red-hot heading into an NLCS matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He's gone 9-for-23 (.391) with four homers, two doubles, five RBI, a steal and six runs scored in six postseason games this year.
While serving as the designated hitter in Thursday night's 6-2 win over the visiting Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos went 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored. He's now up to 20 home runs on the season while slashing .276/.316/.470 with 72 RBI, seven stolen bases and 61 runs scored in 484 trips to the plate and 113 games in his second year in Philadelphia. While the 31-year-old hasn't been all that great since the All-Star break at the plate, he's off to a great start in the month of August, going 13-for-43 (.302) with six home runs, 12 RBI, a stolen base and nine runs scored in 10 starts. Castellanos is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak that dates back to July 30.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos didn't start his tenure in the City of Brotherly Love the way he wanted. Over 141 games, he hit .263 with just 13 homers, his lowest total since 2014, drove in 62 and scored 56 runs. The only bright spot was Castellanos' seven stolen bases, a career-high. The 30-year-old's quality of contact was ugly and far from his career norms, as he posted a 22nd-percentile average exit velocity and 39th-percentile barrel rate. Castellanos hit the ball on the ground 42.9% of the time, his highest rate as a big-leaguer, and he again rarely pulled fly balls (15.2%). His poor pitch selection hit a new level in 2022 and likely played a significant role in his production. Castellanos' swing rate has increased each of the past two seasons and reached a 57% mark this year. The veteran made minimal contact when he did swing (32.2% whiff rate) and chased almost 40% of the time, finishing in the 6th percentile. Castellanos didn't strike out a crazy amount at 23.3%, but that's too high when he's not hitting the ball with force. A return to his old self will be hard if he can't be more patient at the plate, and there's no evidence that'll happen. Castellanos plays at one of the best hitter-friendly parks, and a natural regression in his quality of contact means he'll probably smack at least 20 home runs. However, his .257 batting average, four steals, and 146 RBI plus runs projected by Steamer aren't enough to complement his unspectacular power at his ADP of 126. Instead of drafting Castellanos, wait and take Anthony Santander (135 ADP) or Taylor Ward (137 ADP).