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Nicholas Castellanos Named Tiger of the Year

Castellanos, 26, finished the 2018 season hitting .298/.354/.500 with 88 runs scored, 46 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs, 89 RBI and 49 walks in 157 games.

November 08, 2018 - 3:11 pm
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DETROIT – Nicholas Castellanos has been selected the Tiger of the Year in voting conducted by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Castellanos earned 19 of a possible 20 first place votes to capture the award for the first time in his career. Joe Jiménez received the other first place vote.

 

Castellanos, 26, finished the 2018 season hitting .298/.354/.500 with 88 runs scored, 46 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs, 89 RBI and 49 walks in 157 games. He established career highs in hits (185), runs scored, doubles and walks.

 

He finished the season ranked third in the American League with 185 hits and 56 multi-hit games, while he was fourth with 46 doubles and 10 outfield assists, eighth with 310 total bases and 74 extra-base hits and ninth with a .298 batting average. Castellanos ranked second in the Majors with 19 games of three-or-more hits and led the Majors with a .381 (56x147) batting average vs. lefthanded pitchers, while he was seventh with a .432 on-base percentage.

 

Castellanos finished the season with 23 home runs and 46 doubles, becoming the eighth player in franchise history to have 20-or-more homers and 40-or-more doubles in a season.

 

In six seasons with the Tigers, Castellanos has hit .274/.323/.459 with 308 runs scored, 171 doubles, 29 triples, 93 home runs and 387 RBI in 737 games.

 

Recipients of the Tiger of the Year Award

 

1965 – Don Wert

1966 – Al Kaline

1967 – Bill Freehan

1968 – Denny McLain

1969 – Denny McLain

1970 – Tom Timmerman

1971 – Mickey Lolich

1972 – Ed Brinkman

1973 – John Hiller

1974 – Al Kaline

1975 – Willie Horton

1976 – Mark Fidrych

1977 – Ron LeFlore

1978 – Ron LeFlore

1979 – Steve Kemp

1980 – Alan Trammell

1981 – Kirk Gibson

1982 – Lance Parrish

1983 – Lou Whitaker

1984 – Willie Hernandez

1985 – Darrell Evans

1986 – Jack Morris

1987 – Alan Trammell

1988 – Alan Trammell

1989 – Lou Whitaker

1990 – Cecil Fielder

1991 – Cecil Fielder

1992 – Cecil Fielder

1993 – Tony Phillips

1994 – Kirk Gibson

1995 – Travis Fryman

1996 – Travis Fryman

1997 – Tony Clark and Bobby Higginson (tie)

1998 – Damion Easley

1999 – Dean Palmer

2000 – Bobby Higginson

2001 – Steve Sparks

2002 – Randall Simon

2003 – Dmitri Young

2004 – Ivan Rodriguez

2005 – Placido Polanco

2006 – Carlos Guillen

2007 – Magglio Ordoñez

2008 – Miguel Cabrera

2009 – Justin Verlander

2010 – Miguel Cabrera

2011 – Justin Verlander

2012 – Miguel Cabrera

2013 – Miguel Cabrera

2014 – Victor Martinez

2015 – J.D. Martinez

2016 – Justin Verlander

2017 – Justin Upton

2018 – Nicholas Castellanos