Is Nick Castellanos Mexican?
Nick Castellanos has Latino descent (regardless of ethnicity, a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or background).
His Surname “Castellanos” is a Spanish habitational surname with the meaning “[from a place founded or inhabited]
Aside from having a long trace of Spanish descent, Nick Castellanos speaks very fluent Spanish.
Nick Castellanos Background
Castellanos was raised in South Florida by his parents, Michelle and Jorge. His mother’s family hails from the state of Michigan.
Castellanos went to American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida, and was a member of the baseball team there. In his second year, American Heritage won the Florida state title.
Before his junior year, Castellanos switched to Archbishop McCarthy High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He was named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Florida after leading his team to the Class 4A state title with a .542 batting average, 34 runs scored, 41 RBIs, and 22 stolen bases in his senior season.
He won Most Valuable Player honors at 2009 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field, where he scored three runs, had four doubles, and had three RBIs.
Castellanos was voted Player of the Year in Class 6A-5A-4A by the Sun-Sentinel.
Castellanos batted .356 with six doubles and nine RBIs for the United States national baseball team for people 18 years and under at the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships, leading all players with 14 runs scored as the team won the gold medal.
All-Tournament honors were bestowed upon Castellanos. On a baseball scholarship, he was committed to attending the University of Miami.
In college, he planned to play baseball with the Miami Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference.