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Nicholas Castellanos

#9 | 3B
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Nicholas Castellanos
Name: Nicholas A. Castellanos
Born: Mar 4, 1992 in Davie, Fla. USA
High School: Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 203 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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2018287.310.353.5029
Career2,412.272.318.45479
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (44th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2010 (signed for $3,450,000)
Castellanos was already a prospect before last year's Under Armour game at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Then he hit four doubles on national television against good competition, and suddenly Castellanos was a "famous guy," a term scouts use for heavily scouted players. He also hit .327 for the 18U USA Baseball team that won a gold medal at the Pan American Junior Championship in Venezuela. He has more than held up under the scrutiny, and in fact has thrived in it, having a stellar senior season. A shortstop in high school, Castellanos projects to move to third as a pro and has the agility and arm strength to play the hot corner. He also should have the bat. He's one of the better hitters in the prep class, thanks to a strong swing featuring good extension and natural loft. He has used the whole field more this year and is a solid athlete with good aptitude. Some scouts question his ability to hit breaking balls, saying they've seen too much swing-and-miss this year to project him as a plus hitter, and have more confidence in his future power. Others debate whether Castellanos has true impact tools or is closer to solid-average. He is an average runner and doesn't have a glaring weakness.
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