RF - PHI
Nick Castellanos went 2-for-6 with a double, three RBI, and a stolen base on Friday against the Dodgers.
Castellanos's Statcast data doesn't jump off the page at you, but he continues to contribute in every category. His 21 RBI put him on pace for over 100, and his two steals, though not an impact number, suggest he could reach five in the season for the first time in his career. As the weather warms, the Phillies' offense should increase with it, so Castellanos' counting stats should only improve in their pace going forward.
Nick Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Castellanos is now up to five home runs on the season, to go along with his .311 batting average and .378 OBP. His quality of contact and other metrics look nearly identical to last year, when he slashed .311/.374/.505 and had a career season. In other words, it's only good news for Castellanos this season, and he should be in for another fantastic year.
Nick Castellanos' initial X-rays were negative, according to Philadelphia Enquirer Phillies reporter Scott Lauber.
Castellanos left Thursday's game against the Mets after being hit by a pitch. It appears he has avoided serious injury and is considered day-to-day.
Nick Castellanos exited Thursday night's game in the 6th inning after being hit by a pitch as reported by MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.
Castellanos took an 86.7 mph changeup off his right wrist/forearm during his 4th plate appearance. He finished the game 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs prior to being hit by a pitch. Castellanos was replaced in right field by Roman Quinn.
Nick Castellanos went 3-for-4 with a double on Wednesday against the Rangers.
Castellanos had a home run for about two minutes before the umpires correctly ruled that there had been fan interference and gave him a ground-rule double instead. He is now slashing .307/.374/.477 and although his counting stats are a bit low, he's clearly seeing the ball well and playing up to his potential. Expect the runs and RBI to flow soon as the weather warms.