November 4th, 2012

Castellanos singles twice in AFL Rising Stars game

It has been a learning experience for Nick Castellanos in the Arizona Fall League, but the Tigers top prospect represented himself well in the league’s annual Rising Stars game, singling in each of his first two at-bats in a 2-for-5 effort Saturday night in Scottsdale.

Castellanos, batting cleanup as the East team’s DH, had an opposite-field single in the opening inning before hitting a hard ground ball to left in the third. He grounded out to third base a couple times the rest of the night, including a double play later.

Castellanos, who shifted from right field to left in Arizona as the Tigers try to find another position where he could compete for a job in the near future, is batting 17-for-71 (.239) in Arizona with four doubles, a home run and three RBIs, walking eight times with 24 strikeouts.