Tigers and Angels to continue huge weekend series

  Anytime you get two American League heavyweights facing off, you know it will be a huge series for both teams. Both teams want to prove that they are worthy of that “heavyweight” status,  because you can beat up on your division all you want,  but eventually you will have to beat some of those “good” teams to be taken seriously. We saw a little of what to expect during...
Via Hot Stove MLB
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Richards' streak snapped as Halos fall to Tigers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- One big inning deserves another. Three was the magic number at Angel Stadium Thursday night. The Angels put up three against the Max Scherzer in the bottom of the fifth. The Tigers then answered with three runs of their own against Garrett Richards in the top of the sixth to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish in a 6-4 win. Richards for the first time in a...
Via Fox Sports West
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer wins 12th, Tigers beat Angels 6-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double in the sixth inning and Max Scherzer won his fourth straight decision, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night. Scherzer (12-3) tied teammate Rick Porcello and New York's Masahiro Tanaka for the league lead in wins. He allowed three runs...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: a philosophical debate

So far, the Detroit Tigers have yet to pull the trigger on an apparently inevitable trade deadline move to shore up their bullpen. They have inquired on guys such as Joakim Soria, Joaquin Benoit, Neal Cotts, Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo, and surely many others that we don’t know about. If you’re following things closely then chances are you sit on one side of the fence...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers try to improve MLB-best road record Monday against Diamondbacks

After avoiding a four-game home sweep against their closest pursuers in the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers are hoping to rediscover a groove where they've seemed to feel most comfortable. The Tigers will try to improve their MLB-best road record Monday night when they open a three-game interleague series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who seek their first four-game win streak...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwynn's death makes Tigers, MLB reassess use of smokeless tobacco

When I heard about Tony Gwynn's death last month, I thought about a story I had seen on 60 Minutes many years ago. It was about an 18-year-old high school track star named Sean Marsee who had used smokeless tobacco since he was 12. Marsee found a small sore in his mouth, which turned out to be cancer.  Doctors had to remove half of Marsee's tongue. Marsee also underwent...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Kelly summoned to on-deck circle while Nick Castellanos went to the bathroom

No need to worry about Nick Catellanos. Don Kelly was on deck, in his spot, but that's only because Castellanos was in the bathroom. — James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) July 4, 2014 It was a brief scare, because it was early in the game, and apparently the team ran out of toilet paper, but Castellanos made it back in time for his at bat. He finished the game 2-for-4 and feeling...
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21 days ago  |  1 Comment

The Tigers have lost patience

The Detroit Tigers have gone 3-8 thus far in June. The team's lead atop the American League Central has shrunk from seven games on May 19 to a game and a half on June 14th. Pitching has been the primary culprit with mixed results from the starters and the bullpen. But the offense is not exactly clicking on all cylinders either. And the biggest problem to be found with the offense...
Via The Flagrant Fan
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

How Castellanos weathered storm of first hitting slump

Nick Castellanos has weathered the storm of his first major-league hitting slump. The Detroit Tigers rookie third baseman has batted .469 in the nine games since May 29, boosting his average from .229 back to a respectable .270. Castellanos had three consecutive three-hit games on the just-completed home stand and will try to keep a six-game hitting streak going Monday night, when...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.59: Red Sox at Tigers

Well, make that 2-0 since Torii’s pre-game Zubaz, which means that Detroit’s finally got themselves a series win. Could a sweep be possible? They might have the right guy on the mound for it. Although Anibal Sanchez has lost his past two starts, he has only given up 1 run in 15.1 innings, with a minuscule .3973 WHIP.  Of course all bets are off once the bullpen appears, but...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

The Detroit Tigers do not have a strong farm system, but the organization has a lot of prospects who performed well last season. If this continues, the Tigers’ system will be more highly regarded next year. Castellanos has the tools to become an All-Star and is by far the best player in the system. Travis profiles as a good everyday player. Ray, Crawford, and Thompson are all high...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit 9, Kansas City 4: Justin Verlander, Tigers' offense pull off sweep

WHAT HAPPENED: Helped by homers from Nick Castellanos and Alex Avila, the Tigers led, 7-0, in the sixth. That’s when Justin Verlander gave up his first hit, a two-out line single to nemesis Billy Butler. In the seventh, Jarrod Dyson tripled home Kansas City’s first two runs and scored on a sacrifice fly to make it 7-3. Torii Hunter’s two-run single in the eighth put the Tigers...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit 9, Kansas City 2: Tigers' Nick Castellanos displays big-league confidence

Two years ago, Nick Castellanos burst on the baseball world here on the Royals’ home field. In the Futures Game — the minor league All-Star Game played in conjunction with the big-league All-Star Game — Castellanos had three hits, including a long three-run homer. He was named the game’s MVP. On Saturday night, Castellanos showed he is capable of taking over a major league...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Contact and Strikeouts: The Mystery of Nick Castellanos

When the Tigers decided to swap Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler — side note: Kinsler is already +1 WAR ahead of Fielder on the season, reinforcing just how great a deal that was for Detroit — it was done, in part, to open up a spot on the field for top prospect Nick Castellanos. Fielder’s […]
Via Fangraphs
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Castellanos showing marked improvement at third base

DETROIT -- There's no longer a need to wince any time a tough chance in the field is coming at Detroit Tigers rookie third baseman Nick Castellanos. He's shown steady progress defensively, and made several strong plays in the nine-game home stand that concludes with Thursday afternoon's game against the Chicago White Sox. There was the foul popup by Cleveland slugger...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Castellanos Hits 2-Run Home Run off CJ Wilson

Nick Castellanos handed the Detroit Tigers a much-needed boost on Saturday, as they finally snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Los Angeles Angels. The rookie third baseman turned on a C.J. Wilson pitch in the bottom of the second and drilled it over the left-field wall for a two-run homer and 2-1 lead. The Tigers went on to win the game, 5-2. Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Castellanos’ First Career Home Run

Nick Castellanos’ first career MLB home run was a doozy: a three-run blast to straightaway center field off Josh Beckett. The moment occurred in the third inning of a wild game between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night — the Tigers won, 7-6 in 10 innings, only after Los Angeles scored three in the bottom of the ninth off closer Joe Nathan. Castellanos’...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

What will the Tigers get out of Nick Castellanos?

DETROIT -- What will the Detroit Tigers get out of third baseman Nick Castellanos this year? The highly-touted rookie has been given a starting role, and will be the most-watched player on the field in the first days and weeks of the season. "He's a big key for us," said Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Al Kaline, now a special assistant to general manager Dave Dombrowski...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

A first taste of Opening Day at Comerica Park

DETROIT -- Opening Day is an event unmatched in Detroit. For four Tigers, it will be a first -- and unforgettable -- experience. Nick Castellanos, Evan Reed and Luke Putkonen have already made their major-league debuts, but they've never experienced Opening Day with the Tigers. "I remember my first Opening Day, and I remember how excited guys were throughout my career when...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Castellanos continues his hit parade

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Winning the Grapefruit League Triple Crown isn't something that gets put on the back of a player's baseball card. However, Detroit Tigers rookie third baseman Nick Castellanos has a shot at it, and hasn't stopped hitting during the first half of the exhibition game schedule. Castellanos hit his fifth double off the wall in left, and added two run-scoring...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Castellanos Doubles Home Two Runs off Hiroki Kuroda

Hey, Detroit Tigers fans: Excited about Nick Castellanos yet? The team’s new starting third baseman — long the top prospect in the organization — has been tearing the cover off the ball during spring training. He stayed hot Wednesday, capping off the Tigers’ four-run first inning with a two-RBI double to the right-field gap off New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Nick Castellanos Blasts 3-Run Homer to Center

The Detroit Tigers brought their bats to Monday afternoon’s Grapefruit League matchup with St. Louis — at the time of this post going live, it was 15-0 in the fifth inning. One of the biggest blasts of the day came off the bat of Nick Castellanos, who cranked a three-run home run to straightaway center field. Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring training a family affair for Tigers' Castellanos

LAKELAND, Fla. -- When Detroit Tigers rookie third baseman Nick Castellanos jacked his first homer of the Grapefruit League season deep and onto the berm beyond the left field wall Monday, his father, fiancee and grandparents were cheering loudly at Joker Marchant Stadium. When Castellanos came out of the game, they greeted him in the area between the field exit gate and clubhouse...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top 10 Prospects: Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get knocked for having a bad system but trades and some decent drafting has helped infuse some young talent into the organization. With that said, the depth still has a ways to go.   #1 Nick Castellanos | 60/MLB (OF) Age PA BB% K% AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+ Off Def WAR 21 18 […]
Via Fangraphs
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

45 Prospects in 45 Days: Detroit’s Nick Castellanos

Over the next 45 days the staff here at The Fix will profile and predict the fantasy fates of prospects that could – should, in some cases – be closely monitored on the waiver wire or even in the draft room. For the projection portion of the article, we will try our best to give you projections from all three major projection systems. Those projection systems are: ZiPS, Steamer...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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