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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Nick Castellanos News
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, three runs, and two RBI in an 11-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday. Castellanos ripped a two-run homer in the first inning, giving the Reds an early lead in the lopsided win. The veteran outfielder has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball this season, batting .362 with 13 homers, 42 runs, 35 RBI, and a steal across 224 at-bats. He's showing no signs to slowing down with an 89th percentile hard-hit rate and a 72nd percentile average exit velocity. He should remain locked into fantasy lineups going forward.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and a run in a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Castellanos' pair of doubles gives him 18 in what has been an amazing start to the season for him. Overall, the veteran is hitting .367 with 12 homers, 37 runs, 31 RBI, and one steal for the Reds. Castellanos has been red-hot at the plate since Opening Day and is leading the league in batting average. He's on track to turn in an MVP-caliber season hitting in the middle of what has been a dangerous Cincinnati lineup this year.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos (rest) is sitting out of Thursday's seven inning matchup against the Washington Nationals. This is a routine rest day for the slugging outfielder in the second game of a double header. Tyler Naquin will slide over to right field versus right-hander Stephen Strasburg on Thursday. Naquin won't be a reliable streaming option here, but fantasy managers should expect Castellanos back in the lineup for their next game.
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.