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Nicholas Castellanos
  • Nick Castellanos Has His Appeal Denied By MLB

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos had his appeal for a two-game suspension denied by MLB on Monday. Castellanos was ejected and handed a two-game suspension following his role in an incident with the St. Louis Cardinals on April 3 where the veteran outfielder flexed after scoring a run. MLB called his actions "aggressive" and pointed out that he "instigated a bench-clearing incident." Castellanos was angry at the Cardinals after he had been hit by a pitch earlier in the inning and was actually seen walking away from the scrum of players after benches emptied. The Reds thought that Castellanos' appeal had a shot but he instead will likely begin serving the two-day suspension on Tuesday. Fantasy gamers counting on him will want to make other plans for the next handful of days.

    Apr 19 · RotoBaller Reds Nicholas Castellanos
  • Nick Castellanos Homers, Drives In Two

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and two RBI in a 10-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday. Castellanos connected on a sixth-inning pitch from Cleveland reliever Trevor Stephan to give him five long balls on the year and his first over the past seven games. Overall, Castellanos is off to a nice start to the year, hitting .321 with 12 runs and 10 RBI. The veteran slugger is primed to rack up the counting stats hitting in a Cincinnati lineup that has been explosive this year. Castellanos is a no-brainer fantasy option until he cools off.

    Apr 17 · RotoBaller Reds Nicholas Castellanos
  • Nick Castellanos Slashing .306/.333/.653 Through 12 Games

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos is off to a solid start to the 2021 season. Through 12 games, he's slashing .306/.333/.653 with four home runs, three doubles, eight RBI and 10 runs. While he's only walked one time so far this year, he's cut down his strikeouts significantly. He currently has a strikeout rate of just 13.7%, which is less than half of what it was last year (28.5%). His xwOBA (.487) and xwoBACON (.558) both rank amongst the top 5% of the league. Castellanos looks primed for a big 2021 season. He should be a great source of power with the potential to hit for a solid batting average as well.

    Apr 15 · RotoBaller Reds Nicholas Castellanos