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23 Nelson Cruz DH

Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%86%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
29522.26457391
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2017SEA15555691160391197014011.375.549.288
2018SEA8329539782257336610.358.529.264

Player Updates

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Primary run producer in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz went 1-for-3 with two RBI from a sacrifice fly and a run-scoring single in a win over the White Sox on Friday.

Cruz accounted for two-thirds of the Mariners' run production on the night, opening the scoring with his first-inning sac fly that plated Dee Gordon and providing a crucial insurance run with a timely hit to left in the eighth that brought Jean Segura across. However, it's worth noting the slugging veteran has been quiet on the power front thus far in July after smacking 11 home runs in June, as he's left the yard just once and has no other extra-base hits in the current month.

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Sitting again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

The Mariners weren't inclined to use the lead-footed Cruz in the expansive outfield of Coors Field this weekend, as he'll hit the bench for the third straight game. If Sunday's game remains competitive, Seattle manager Scott Servais should find an opportunity to deploy Cruz as a pinch hitter, as he did in Saturday's 4-1 loss.

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz is not in the lineup against Colorado on Friday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

As expected, Cruz was withheld from the starting nine with Friday's game being played sans a DH spot in a National League park. Expect to see him utilized off the bench as a pinch hitter throughout this series.

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Slated for pinch-hit role in interleague series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz is likely to be limited to pinch-hit duty during the upcoming three-game series against the Rockies in Coors Field, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Cruz has exclusively served as a designated hitter this season, a role that's unavailable over the next three games due to the series taking place in a National League ballpark. He also hasn't logged even semi-regular playing time in right field since the 2016 campaign. The veteran slugger's bat is a natural fit for the thin air of Coors Field, but manager Scott Servais is apparently resigned to only deploying it in a pinch-hit capacity to close out the first half.

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Mariners' Nelson Cruz: Plates two Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz went 1-for-3 with a two-run single in a win over the Angels on Wednesday.

The slugger's fourth-inning hit to center brought home Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger, closing out the scoring on the night. Cruz is headed to the All-Star Game for the third time in four Mariners seasons, an honor he earned by slashing .289/.407/.628 with 12 home runs and 24 RBI over his 35 games since June 1 (145 plate appearances). The torrid stretch resuscitated a mostly moribund season that began with Cruz generating a .225 average -- along with a modest five homers and 16 RBI -- through its first two-plus months.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Chicago2040 .190 .250 .200
vs Lopez (Career)000000
vs RHP2195715 .345 .489 .260
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/10@LAA3000010
7/11@LAA3010200
7/12@LAA3010010
7/14@COL1010000
7/15@COL1000000
7/20CHW3010200
7/21CHW4000000
Two Week Schedule
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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
2018SEA8329539782257336610 .358 .529 .264
Total 15085534807152534597152913807631 .343 .520 .276
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
Total  96693320411956513411 .983
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005MIL10200000
2006TEX305010001
2007TEX15211811215
2008TEX917000121
2009TEX21124220269
2010TEX313230611512
2011TEX28124230218
2012TEX45026940527
2013TEX180209404214
2014BAL322322505817
2015SEA22133410596
2016SEA271327709515
2017SEA2803057012715
2018SEA1011562011410
Total 2901328764325952120
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:
38
Hometown:
Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Seattle Mariners
College:

MLB Experience:
14
Awards:

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