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Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%92%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
58943.287105962
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015SEA1525909017844935916432.369.566.302
2016SEA15558996169431056215920.360.555.287

Player Updates

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Excited about WBC and coming season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz, who will try to help the Mariners break their 15-year postseason drought in 2017, is highly optimistic about the coming season, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "I think we're more ready," the 36-year-old designated hitter said. "If you go from Kyle [Seager] to all the young guys that were here, guys that haven't been in the playoffs, the last week and a half last year was very exciting. Every at-bat was important, every pitch was important. But we came up short. So we need to make sure this year we're on top and clinch early."

The veteran slugger has a full schedule, considering he'll also be helping Team Dominican Republic defend its World Baseball Classic title alongside Mariners teammate Robinson Cano next month. Cruz's main focus is on his major league squad, however, as he attempts to help Seattle break its dubious streak of missing the postseason. Following an impressive 2016 campaign that saw him post a .287/.360/.555 line with 43 homers and 105 RBI, Cruz didn't rest on his laurels in the offseason, toiling away at the gym and checking in to spring training five pounds lighter than at the end of last season. With Seattle just missing an AL wild-card berth in 2016, Cruz is hopeful that the experience of competing late in the season, along with the flurry of offseason moves by general manager Jerry DiPoto, will be enough to propel the Mariners to the next level. "Now hopefully we can stay healthy. We should be in good shape. We should be at the top of the division."

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: To play for Team Dominican in WBC
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Cruz will suit up for Team Dominican in this year's WBC, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

The veteran slugger will join teammate Robinson Cano as three-time participants in the tournament, with both having also been part of the 2009 and 2013 teams. Cruz is coming off his second 100-RBI season in the last three campaigns, and also eclipsed the 40-homer mark for the third consecutive season in 2016.

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz is out of the lineup Sunday against the A's, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Cruz has been unstoppable at the plate recently. Over the last seven games, he's posted an incredible .345/.406/.759 line and hit four home runs. However, he'll head to the bench Sunday while Robinson Cano serves as Seattle's DH.

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Hits 42nd homer as hot September continues
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Cruz had two hits Friday, including his 42nd homer of the season, as the Mariners kept their playoff hopes alive with a win over the A's.

Cruz aggravated a sore wrist earlier this week, but has three multi-hit games since. He crushed it in September (1.053 OPS), but he's been on a tear his last eight games with six multi-hit performances, five home runs, two doubles and 11 RBI. He is two home runs away from his career-high 44.

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Back in lineup Monday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Cruz (wrist) is back in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Cruz aggravated his sore left wrist during Sunday's game but still managed a pair of home runs before exiting, improving his season-long total to 41. While Cruz acknowledged that he was dealing with pain after the game, he told reporters Sunday night that he expected to be in Monday's lineup. That will, indeed, be the case, as Cruz is slated to serve as the DH and bat cleanup against Houston's Collin McHugh.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Oakland72295 .436 .667 .403
vs Manaea (Career)5211.000.500.400
vs LHP1915619 .376 .644 .293
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/25@MIN3222200
9/26@HOU6020101
9/27@HOU4120100
9/28@HOU3100020
9/29OAK3010011
9/30OAK4121100
10/1OAK6111200
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005MIL8511002000 .429 .400 .200
2006TEX41130152962273210 .261 .385 .223
2007TEX963073572934218724 .287 .384 .235
2008TEX311151938726172831 .421 .609 .330
2009TEX12846275120337649118204 .332 .524 .260
2010TEX1083996012722783881174 .374 .576 .318
2011TEX1244756412529873311695 .312 .509 .263
2012TEX1595858615224904814084 .319 .460 .260
2013TEX1094134911027763510951 .327 .506 .266
2014BAL15961387166401085514045 .333 .525 .271
2015SEA1525909017844935916432 .369 .566 .302
2016SEA15558996169431056215920 .360 .555 .287
Total 12704683677128728479542611747430 .338 .516 .275
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005MILOF81440001.000
2006TEXOF393573694011.000
2007TEXOF9479178167651 .972
2008TEXOF31317572121 .973
2009TEXOF1221193163011142 .987
2010TEXOF101101258250351 .981
2011TEXOF115114256244661 .977
2012TEXOF151148301288942 .987
2013TEXOF102102199195130 .985
2014BALOF70701341322001.000
2015SEAOF8080161151641 .975
2016SEAOF48487976211 .987
Total  96192820341949513411 .983
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005MIL10200000
2006TEX305010001
2007TEX15211811215
2008TEX917000121
2009TEX21124220269
2010TEX313230611512
2011TEX28124230218
2012TEX45026940527
2013TEX180209404214
2014BAL322322505817
2015SEA22133410596
2016SEA271327709515
Total 252122415342364195
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010TEX1660131961131710 .349 .733 .317
2011TEX1762131481671401 .314 .645 .226
2012TEX1402000000 .500 .500 .500
2014BAL728510272500 .400 .607 .357
Total 4115431451634123611 .347 .669 .292
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1998 R-Ny Mets307010190011372160 .363 .314 .271
1999 R-Ny Mets-2361152032411211627140 .366 .357 .278
1999 R-Ny Mets35907184101162161 .255 .267 .200
2000 R-Mets E69259609114415803356174 .434 .610 .351
2001 R-Athletics238811223131642963 .283 .409 .250
2002 A-Vancouver632142359140425958121 .316 .397 .276
2003 A-Kane County11947065112262208529128105 .292 .430 .238
2004AAA-Sacramento4134310121700 .286 .538 .231
2004 AA-Midland6726251821421445266983 .377 .542 .313
2004 A-Modesto6626154902711152247384 .407 .582 .345
2005AAA-Nashville6020833561301127306294 .382 .490 .269
2005 AA-Huntsville68248457619016543171103 .388 .577 .306
2006AAA-Nashville10437168112221207342100176 .378 .528 .302
2007AAA-Oklahoma441623257911545213412 .428 .698 .352
2008AAA-Oklahoma1033839313118337995687248 .429 .695 .342
2008 R-Rangers141110012100 .500 .500 .250
2009AAA-Oklahoma City3100000001510 .091 .000 .000
2010AA-Frisco Roughriders3111410011--10 .385 .455 .364
2010AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw5191410042500 .273 .263 .211
2011AA-Frisco Roughriders3111210011--00 .250 .273 .182
2011AAA-Round Rock Express3113500342100 .5381.273 .455
Total 90932805839761921717265934485515044 .369 .524 .298
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/230
Birthdate:
7/1/1980
Age:
36
Hometown:
Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Seattle Mariners
College:

MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2011: AL LCS MVP
2014: AL Home Run Champion