The Phillies needed some punch offensively, and Castellanos, known for his powerful bat, had to contribute.
That hasn’t happened, however, as he has fallen to the .259/.305/.380 line in 469 plate appearances so far in 2022.
His low home run output (10) tells you everything you need to know about his disappointing season.
That 2022 line is a disappointment if we consider he dropped .309/.362/.576 last year with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs.
He was then with the Cincinnati Reds.
As the Phillies prepare to face the Reds to begin this week, Castellanos returns to the Great American Ballpark, a place that sees them suited to perfection for two years: 2020 and 2021.
He took the opportunity to say hello to some old friends in Cincinnati.
Bob Nightingale of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted: “Nick Castellanos out early in batting practice and greets people on his first comeback at GABP.”
Nick Castellanos was dismissed early in batting practice to greet the crowd on his first comeback at the GABP. pic.twitter.com/kygJyEzlUy
— Bobby Nightingale (@nightengalejr) 15 August 2022
Castellanos and Reds probably miss each other
Castellanos was one of the players who failed to re-sign before the Reds season, part of a brain drain that took place in Cincinnati which also included Jesse Winker, Eugene Suarez, wade miley, Tucker Barnhart, rich garrettyAnd Sonny Gray,
Castellanos was particularly successful as a Reds player in 2020 and 2021.
In 198 games and 827 plate appearances, Slugger scored 48 home runs and scored 134 runs.
He posted a drop of .284/.343/.550 with a rock-solid .893 OPS.
He is not very skilled with a glove on his hand, but he can certainly produce aggressively.
Ultimately, he should be able to recover from his season-long slump and return to Philadelphia as an offensive veteran.
However, things did not go according to him in this campaign.