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Tigers | Nick Castellanos still adjusting to third base

Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos hit his first home run of the spring Monday, March 3, in a Grapefruit League game against the St. Louis Cardinals, and he has five hits in 10 at-bats with seven RBI. However, he is still getting used to playing third base again, and manager Brad Ausmus said that was evident Monday. There was one play where Castellanos was unable to come up with a backhanded grab, and Ausmus said "a good third baseman probably makes that play."

Fantasy Tip: Ausmus has to be happy with the bat of Castellanos, and the prospect has another month to work on his defense and get more comfortable, something Ausmus admitted could potentially happen. Fantasy owners will be very pleased if the offense keeps up. He is a great long-term keeper prospect, a must-have in AL-only leagues and he has value in deeper mixed formats, too. If your fantasy provider allows him to be used at both his old position of outfield, as well as third base, his natural position, he will be a very useful guy due to his versatility.

2014-03-03 18:18:31 | Source: MLB.com - Adam Berry

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