March 13, 2013
Nick Castellanos is blocked by Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. Can he hit enough to populate right field for the Tigers for years to come?
Nick Castellanos was drafted in the 1st round (sandwich pick #44 overall) in the 2010 MLB draft out of Archbishop McCarthy HS in Southwest Ranches, FL. He signed for $3.45M. The 21 year old right hander hitter stands 6' 4" and weighs 201 pounds. Castellanos started his career as a third baseman, but is now making the transition to right field.
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Baseball Prospectus has Castellanos listed as the number 37 prospect in all of baseball (up from #71 in 2012) and he is the top prospect in their system.
Baseball America sees Castellanos as the 21st best prospect overall and the best prospect in the Tigers' system. He's steadily climbed the rankings moving from #65 to #45 to his current ranking.
Keith Law of ESPN ranks Castellanos number 38 on his 2013 top 100 list, dropping one spot from 37 the prior year.