Nick Castellanos Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 203 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/4/1992 (30)
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Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos had a big day at the plate in Tuesday's Nationals League Division Series Game 1 7-6 win over the Braves. Castellanos went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, and three RBI. The Phillies' lineup would receive a major boost if Castellanos can get hot in the playoffs, as he posted a disappointing .263/.305/.389 slash line with 13 home runs and 62 RBI during the regular season. The Phillies will hope that he can produce more in line with his career slash line of .276/.326/.475 to help them make a deep playoff run.
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 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).