2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Nick Castellanos
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Nick Castellanos to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Cincinnati Reds new outfielder Nick Castellanos during the 2020 MLB season.
Upon signing with the Reds, Nick Castellanos told reporters he wishes to be known as Nick not Nicholas, so adjust accordingly. Fantasy owners will also be adjusting when to target Castellanos knowing he now calls a hitter friendly ballpark home. In 2019, Castellanos hit a respectable .289/.337/.525 with 100 runs, 27 home runs, 73 RBI and two stolen bases in 664 plate appearances. He’s the third right handed batter to record at least 55 doubles and 25 home runs in a season in major league history according to Stats LLC. His 58 doubles led the majors.
Many will focus on his white hot hitting once he joined the Cubs. Over his last 51 games, Castellanos slashed a robust .321/.356/.646 with 21 doubles, 16 home runs and 36 RBI. His 1.002 on-base plus slugging percentage ranked seventh in the National League in this time frame. Taking into account his whole season, check out his spray chart from last year with Great American Ballpark as the backdrop:
According to Statcast,...