Nick  Castellanos

Nick Castellanos

Nick Castellanos played baseball for the Cougars and graduated from Cushman in 2004. In 2009, he represented the United States and won the gold medal at the Pan-American Games. He attended Archbishop McCarthy, where he was the Gatorade Florida Baseball Player of the Year in 2010. He turned down a full scholarship offer from the University of Miami and turned pro after his decorated high school career. He was the 44th overall selection in the Major League Baseball Draft by the Detroit Tigers. Prior to the 2012 season, Baseball America ranked him as the second best prospect in the organization and 45th best in baseball. He was the MVP of the 2012 All-Star Futures Game. He was called up on September 1, 2013 and made his debut that day. In 2014, Nick became the starting third baseman, batting .259 with 11 home runs and 66 RBI’s in his rookie season. He hit a home run in the American League Divisional Series Playoffs against the Baltimore Orioles. After the season, he was named “Detroit Tigers Rookie of the Year” by the Detroit Tigers Sports Broadcasters Association.  He is currently the starting 3rd baseman for the Tigers.  For his career, he has hit .260 with 62 home runs and 269 runs batted in.