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23 Nelson Cruz DH

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%81%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
613.27913110
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018SEA1445197013337975512210.342.509.256
2019MIN18611117313101600.405.492.279

Player Updates

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Twins' Nelson Cruz: Cranks two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz went 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs in Saturday's 16-7 victory over the Orioles in the second game of the doubleheader.

Serving as the designated hitter, Cruz hit a two-run homer off Alex Cobb in the first inning and added a solo shot in the eighth inning off Branden Kline. The homers were his second and third of the season. Despite the low home run total, Cruz still is hitting .326 with 12 RBI on the season.

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Twins' Nelson Cruz: Heads to bench Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.

Cruz had started each of the past three days, but since he recently received multiple rest days while the Twins played in National League parks and had a postponement, it's fairly surprising that he's back out of the lineup again. Manager Rocco Baldelli may have chosen to keep Cruz on bench with his poor record against Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez (one hit in 11 career plate appearances) in mind.

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Twins' Nelson Cruz: Stuck on bench in NL park
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz will remain on the bench for the fifth straight game with the Twins still playing away at a National League park against the Mets on Wednesday.

Cruz's former team, the Mariners, would occasionally trust him in right field when the designated hitter was unavailable, but the Twins evidently don't think that's a good idea. Wednesday's game is the Twins' final away interleague contest until late July, so Cruz should resume his regular role until then.

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Twins' Nelson Cruz: Sits again in NL park
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Twins are opting to deploy the best defensive lineup they can in New York, meaning Cruz has to open on the pine without the designated hitter available. This will probably happen again Wednesday, but he will be well rested and ready to contribute in this weekend's home series against the Tigers.

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Twins' Nelson Cruz: Sits third straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

The Twins elected to roll out their best defensive outfield for the entire three-game series in Philadelphia, resulting in Cruz failing to make a start. With the Twins playing their subsequent two contests in a National League park (New York's Citi FIeld) as part of a five-game week, it may be tough to justify including Cruz is weekly fantasy lineups.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Houston820 .333 .250 .250
vs RHP51163 .426 .569 .314
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
4/18TOR4000000
4/20@BAL5010100
4/20@BAL5442300
4/21@BAL3100010
4/22@HOU5120100
4/23@HOU3100010
4/24@HOU4000000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL /MAY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
21
@BAL
W4-3
22
@HOU
W9-5
23
@HOU
L4-10
24
@HOU
L1-7
25
26
BAL
8:10 pm
27
BAL
2:10 pm
28
BAL
2:10 pm
29
HOU
7:40 pm
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HOU
7:40 pm
1
HOU
8:10 pm
2
HOU
1:10 pm
3
@NYY
7:05 pm
4
@NYY
1:05 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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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
2017SEA15555691160391197014011 .375 .549 .288
2018SEA1445197013337975512210 .342 .509 .256
2019MIN18611117313101600 .405 .492 .279
Total 158758198491597363102456114527631 .343 .518 .274
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
2017SEAOF55770001.000
2018SEAOF44660001.000
Total  97093720471962513411 .983
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005MIL10200000
2006TEX305010001
2007TEX15211811215
2008TEX917000121
2009TEX21124220269
2010TEX313230611512
2011TEX28124230218
2012TEX45026940527
2013TEX180209404214
2014BAL322322505817
2015SEA22133410596
2016SEA271327709515
2017SEA2803057012715
2018SEA1812643014515
2019MIN403000312
Total 3021330144426554127
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
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/230
Birthdate:
7/1/1980
Age:
38
Hometown:
Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
15
Awards:

2011: AL LCS MVP
2014: AL Home Run Champion
2017: AL RBI Leader