Is Nick Castellanos the next MLB hitting star?

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

If anyone can square up the ball and drive it anywhere he pleases, Castellanos has that natural talent in large supply. While his stats don’t jump off the page, given his Triple-A .276/.343/.450, 18 HRs, 100 Ks, 54 BBs, and 533 at-bats, he was the second youngest player in the International League when the season began. Mike Rosenbaum of the Bleacher Report, says that Castellano is a “Pure hitter with highly advanced bat-to-ball skills; ability to consistently barrel the ball; natural inside-out swing with lots of power to right-center field; quick hands and bat speed; loose wrists and a fluid swing; lots of extension after contact but not a lofty swing.” So, keep an eye on Castellanos, because his raw talent truly inspires some serious confidence.

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