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Dodgers call up hot-hitting Alex Castellanos from Triple-A

May 31, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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Dodgers prospect Alex Castellanos has been making a mockery of Triple-A, hitting .379 with a .476 on-base percentage and .759 slugging percentage in 22 games, and now he’s on his way to the majors.

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers are calling up Castellanos, who was acquired from the Cardinals in the Rafael Furcal trade last season and has moved back to second base this year after previously shifting to the outfield.

In addition to this season’s ridiculous Triple-A numbers he also hit .320 with 23 homers and a .958 OPS in 125 games at Double-A last season, so Castellanos has been mashing for a year-and-a-half after some pretty underwhelming production prior to that.

He’s a little old for a prospect at 25, but it’s tough to ignore someone hitting .350 with power for going on 150 games and the Dodgers figure to give him an extended look at second base.

  1. SmackSaw - May 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM


  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - May 31, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Might as well. This sounds like a possible star in the making.

  3. bernardsblock - May 31, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Reblogged this on Bernard's Block and commented:
    One of the comments to this article says “Star in the making.” I could not agree more with those numbers. Ridonkulous

  4. scapistron - May 31, 2012 at 7:28 PM


  5. dodger88 - May 31, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    He too had a hamstring issue, just coming off the minor league DL 4 games ago. He is still a work in progress at 2B but has shown new patience at the plate with an increase in walks and decrease in strike outs. No doubt his numbers have been inflated by playing in the PCL but he doesn’t have to hit that well to be successful over the coming few weeks. I hate losing Kemp for a month or more but the team surprisingly has options even if some are playing over their heads.

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