Nick Castellanos is an American professional right fielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball, who is known for his promising hitting skills. Nick Castellanos is one of the trending celebs who are famous for being a Baseball Player.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Nick Castellanos was born on March 4, 1992, in Davie, FI, America. Currently, his age is 29 years old. He is the son of George Castellanos (father) and Michelle Castellanos (mother). His parents belong to American Nationality. He grew up along with his brother named Ryan Castellanos, who is a soccer player.
He belongs to an American Nationality and holds white ethnicity. His birth sign is Pieces which means someone who possesses this sign has a struggling but successful life.
Castellanos studied at the American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida, where he played for the school’s baseball team. The American heritage school won the Florida state championship in his sophomore year. Later, he transferred to Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In the year 2010, Nick was drafted by the Detroit Tigers with the 44th overall pick. He was rated as the third-best power-hitting prospect and the fourteenth best overall prospect by Baseball America. He played seven games for Gulf Coast Tigers. Further, he played for the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Class-A Midwest League. On 1st September 2013, he made his major league debut playing as a left field. And, Castellanos made his first MLB home run on April 9, 2014.
He played third base and right field and became the Tiger’s best hitting prospect in the minor leagues. He played in MLB for the Detroit Tigers before he contributed to the Chicago of Major League Baseball.
Likewise, he hit his first career grand slam off Mike Montgomery of the Seattle Mariners on July 22, 2015,. He hit .255 this season while hurling 15 home runs and driving in 73. In 2019, he played for Chicago Cubs. On January 27, 2020, he contracted a 4-year $64 million dollar contract with the Cincinnati Reds. In the 2020 season reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, he scored just .225, with 14 home runs and 34 RBI in 60 games.
Awards and Nominations
He won the “The Larry Doby” award in 2012 for the first time. The Larry Doby Award presented annually to the most valuable player in the annual game. From 1999- 2002, he won the Futures Game Most Valuable Player Award.
In the year, 2014, he won the “The Tiger Rookie” award. The Tiger Rookie of the Year has been awarded annually since 1969 and is determined through a vote by members of the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
In 2018, he won the “Player of the Week” award which is an extension to the Baseball Player of Month and Baseball Pitcher of the Month Award issued by Major League Baseball.
The Tiger of the Year has been awarded to him in 2018, which is determined through a vote by members of the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
He won the “Player of the week” award in 2020. It is an extension to the Baseball Player of Month and Baseball Pitcher of the Month Award issued by Major League Baseball.
Nick Castellanos currently has an estimated net worth of over $8 million. Being a professional baseball player, Castellanos earns a good sum of money. Castellanos is under a 1 year/ $9,950,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $9,950,000 guaranteed. He signed a one-year contract with Tigers for $6.05 million including the signing bonus. He is living a luxurious life with his family.
Nick Castellanos previously married Vanessa Hernandez. He and Vanessa started dating in 2009 and have been together for around 11 years, 8 months, and 15 days. They have a son named Liam born in August 2013. Being the parents of the child, they failed to continue their relationship and divorced in 2016.
According to some sources, he has at least 1 relationship before and he has not been previously engaged. Currently, He is in a relationship with his girlfriend Jess Gomez and hasn’t revealed when they began dating. They are supportive of each other and they often spend their time together and share photos of each other on their Instagram accounts.
Rumors and Controversies
In November, MLB Trade Rumors predicted that he would get $58 million over four years while projecting a three-year, $45 million contract for Ozuna. Then, Ozuna ended up signing for much less than that.
Body measurement and Social media
Nick Castellanos stands 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighs around 95 kg which is 210 lbs. His hair color is Dark Brown and his eye color is also Dark Brown. he has an average body shape.
He is more active in his Instagram account rather than on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Likewise, he shares photos of his and his girlfriend, Jess Gomez in his respective Instagram accounts. Moreover, he has got over 65k followers in his Instagram account.