Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:18:31 -0800
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.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:36:59 -0800
The Detroit Tigers signed Ps Jose A. Ortega, Luke Putkonen, Evan Reed, Kyle Lobstein and Drew Smyly, 3B Nick Castellanos and OF Steven Moya to undisclosed one-year deals Monday, Feb. 24.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:12:52 -0800
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said 3B Miguel Cabrera will play at first base next season and OF Nick Castellanos will be the starting third baseman.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:50:30 -0800
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers have agreed on a trade which sends 1B Prince Fielder to the Rangers for 2B Ian Kinsler, pending a physical, CBSSports.com learned Wednesday, Nov. 20. There might be another player involved in the deal, but that has not been confirmed. Fielder has a $214 million contract, and it is uncertain if any cash will be changing hands to help the Rangers pay that contract. Fielder has a limited no-trade clause that includes the Rangers, but it is believed he is willing to accept the deal.
Fantasy Tip: Fielder and Kinsler remain must-start fantasy options, but Kinsler might slip ever so slightly moving to a more spacious ballpark for half of his games. Jurickson Profar will be a regular in the lineup in Arlington, and he might even be a little bit overvalued by fantasy owners with a clear path. Still, he is worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats because he is a middle infielder with a ton of upside.
Miguel Cabrera or perhaps even Victor Martinez presumably will take over at first base, although it is possible the Tigers could still make additional moves to shore up the position. Nick Castellanos could also find a more regular role now, either at third base or as the designated hitter.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:07:49 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have purchased the contract of OF Nick Castellanos from Triple-A Toledo. They have also recalled P Evan Reed and INF Danny Worth from Toledo.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:15:32 -0700
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the team sent down 3B Nick Castellanos so he could work on his outfield defense. The team also will be careful not to rush him back to the majors despite his abilities with the bat.
Fantasy Tip: Castellanos should be one of the first to be recalled if the Tigers suffer an injury or aren't happy with the production of their left field situation. He'll likely be a factor in deep AL leagues this year.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:07:32 -0700
The Detroit Tigers optioned INF Hernan Perez to Double-A Erie and P Jose A. Ortega, C Bryan Holaday and SP Duane Below to Triple-A Toledo. 3B Nick Castellanos, OF Tyler Collins, INF Argenis Diaz and P Trevor Bell were reassigned to minor league camp.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:45:36 -0800
The Detroit Tigers have plenty of competition in left field, with OFs Nick Castellanos and Avisail Garcia, Andy Dirks, Quintin Berry, Brennan Boesch and Don Kelly all vying for time at the position.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:58:51 -0800
Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos will likely go to Double-A later in spring camp as the team makes its minor-league assignments. The team believes Castellanos needs dedicated work in the outfield, which is where he was forced to move last year when 3B Miguel Cabrera dropped anchor at Castellanos' natural position, third base.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:40:13 -0800
Detroit Tigers OF Quintin Berry (knee) is dealing with patellar tendonitis that held him out of action Tuesday, Feb. 26, as a precaution. Manager Jim Leyland said Berry dealt with the issue last year and it's something that continues to flare up at times. OF Nick Castellanos started in left field for the second straight day.