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Tigers and Castellanos A Perfect Fit

Castellanos sported the 'D' at a showcase

Heading into the first night of the 2010 draft, the Tigers didn't have a first-round pick, but despite not making their first selection until the 44th pick overall, the Tigers got the equivalent of a first-rounder by tabbing third baseman Nick Castellanos from Florida's Archbishop McCarthy High School with their first pick.

A Miami recruit who helped lead his team to the 4A state championship, Castellanos had a big senior year by hitting .542 with six home runs, 41 RBIs and 22 stolen bases. But what makes Castellanos's story so interesting are the ties his family has with Detroit. His mother was born and raised in Detroit, and 20 members of his family still reside in suburban Detroit. His...

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