Nicholas Alexander Castellanos is a professional baseball right fielder in the United States. Nicholas Castellanos, who was born on March 4, 1992, was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player with the Chicago Cubs.
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Childhood and Early Years
The right fielder for the American baseball team was born on March 4, 1992, and is now 28 years old. He is a single child who grew up in South Florida with his parents, Michele and Jorge. His mother’s side of the family lives in Michigan. He is a citizen of the United States of America.
Castellanos attended American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida, where he was a member of the baseball team. As a result, before his junior year, he was transferred to Archbishop McCarthy High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
After ending his senior season with a.542 batting average, 34 runs scored, 41 runs batted, and 22 stolen bases, Nicholas was voted Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Florida. In the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, the Detroit Tigers selected him with the 44th overall choice.
Furthermore, Baseball America ranked him as the third-best power-hitting prospect and the fourteenth-best overall prospect. For the Gulf Coast Tigers, he appeared in seven games. He then joined the Class-A Midwest League’s West Michigan Whitecaps. On September 1, 2013, Castellanos made his major league debut as a left fielder.
As a result, on April 9, 2014, he hit his first MLB home run. His breakout came in the 2016 season, when he hit.302 with 17 home runs and 52 RBIs. He re-signed a one-year contract with Tigers on January 13, 2017. Since Miguel Cabrera on September 29, 2017, he became the first player under the age of 25 to drive in more than 100 runs.
Furthermore, the Tigers avoided arbitration with Castellanos on January 17, 2018, by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $6.05 million. On August 13, Castellanos had his first career five-hit game, going 5-for-5 with 5 RBIs. As a result, Castellanos had a career-high. 298 batting average in 2018, with 23 home runs and 89 RBI.
In 2019, the Tigers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $9.95 million with Castellanos. In 2019, he had a.289 batting average, 27 home runs, 73 RBI, and an MLB-best 58 doubles.
Net Worth and Awards
In 2012, Nicholas received the Larry Doby Award, and in 2014, he received the Tiger Rookie of the Year Award. In 2018, he also took home the Player of the Week Award and the Tiger of the Year Award.
As of 2021, Nicholas Castellanos has an estimated net worth of approximately $8 million. As a baseball player, he earns a substantial chunk of money. He has earned a total of $24,091,827 during the course of his MLB career, which has lasted seven seasons. The Detroit Tigers have signed Castellanos to a one-year, $9.950,000 contract. The contract contains a guaranteed salary of $9,950,000 and the annual average compensation of $9,950,000.
Nicholas signed a one-year contract with the Tigers for $6.05 million on January 17, 2018, which comprised a signing bonus, basic salary, and yearly compensation. He is not, however, endorsing any brands. He signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds on January 27, 2020.
In 2015, Nicholas Castellanos married Vanessa Hernandez. They also have a son, Liam, who was born in the summer of 2013. The pair was unable to keep their romance going. As a result, they divorced in 2016, despite the fact that they had a child together.
Nicholas is currently dating Jess Gomez, whom he met in 2017. Furthermore, they appear to be supportive of one another. On February 8, 2021, the couple tied the knot.
Castellanos stands six feet four inches tall and weighs 94 kilograms. There is no information about his bodily size, however.
Nicholas is on Instagram and other social media platforms. On Instagram, he has 64.5K followers.