- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/4/1992 (27)
Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos was riding an eight-game hitting streak heading into Tuesday night's contest with the Orioles, but had that streak snapped with an 0-for-4 performance at the dish with three strikeouts. Over the previous streak, Castellanos had multiple hits in four of those eight games, and he's batting .355/.344/.581 over the last week. For a player many expected to break out this year, he's been quite unremarkable thus far and ranks near the middle of the league in both exit velocity and hard hit %, making it seem unlikely that he's going to suddenly turn the corner in terms of power production. The hot streak was nice, but we'd like to see much more consistency for the young slugger to be a real asset.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos had himself a productive fantasy day in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. He finished 3-for-4 with a two-run shot in the first inning to get the scoring started for the Tigers. Castellanos has been a relative disappointment in the early going, slashing .278/.331/.465 with just three home runs, 12 RBI, 23 runs scored, and one stolen base. His averages and counting stats are concerning, while his 0.29 BB/K, .164 ISO, and .347 BABIP also qualify as red flags. However, he ranks above league average in Statcast's hard hit percentage, xwOBA, and xSLG, and should be expected to eclipse the 20-homer mark for the third straight year. He remains a hold in all formats.
Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos will look to extend his nine-game hitting streak Tuesday against the Angels and starting pitcher Griffin Canning. During the current hot streak, Castellanos has four multi-hit games, two home runs, and five RBI. Canning is a young righty with just one previous career start, in which he allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings of work against the Blue Jays on April 30. Look for Castellanos to keep raking, as he has a .283 average with 10 doubles against right-handed pitching this season.