Nick Castellanos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 203 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/4/1992 (30)
Nick Castellanos Season Stats
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Nick Castellanos News
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs as the Phillies look to snap their four-game losing skid. Castellanos just returned from the injured list on Tuesday from an oblique injury, and he's gone 4-for-7 with four singles since his return, but the team will give him a day off heading into the weekend. It's been a disappointing year for the 30-year-old overall after he hit a career-high 34 home runs for the Reds in 2021, as he's slashing .269/.309/.399 with 13 long balls and 61 RBI in 130 games in 2022 for the Phils. Matt Vierling is getting the start in right field on Thursday and is hitting ninth against Cubs right-hander Javier Assad.
The Philadelphia Phillies reinstated outfielder Nick Castellanos (oblique) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and optioned catcher Donny Sands to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move. Castellanos is starting in right field and is hitting sixth on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs and right-hander Marcus Stroman. The 30-year-old Castellanos missed almost a month with a right oblique strain and didn't go on a minor league rehab assignment, so it remains to be seen how effective he'll be at the plate for fantasy managers to close out what has been a very disappointing first year in Philly. He's returning to a .265/.305/.397 slash line with 13 home runs, 61 RBI, 53 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 499 at-bats. Castellanos made the All-Star team for the first time in 2021 and hit .309 with a career-high 34 home runs and 100 RBI.
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos (oblique) will return to the team next week and forego a minor league rehab assignment, according to interim manager Rob Thompson. The 30-year-old outfielder, who has been out since early September, plans to do a full workout on Saturday and Sunday and hopes to rejoin the team for their series against the Chicago Cubs next weekend. If all goes according to plan, he would skip a minor league rehab assignment altogether. The team should provide an update on his status towards the end of this weekend. Castellanos is slashing .265/.305/.397 with 13 home runs, 61 RBI and seven stolen bases over 499 at-bats in what has been an underwhelming first season in Philadelphia.
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.