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23 Nelson Cruz DH

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%13%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1267.27022190
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018SEA1445197013337975512210.342.509.256
2019MIN351261934722144000.354.508.270

Player Updates

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Twins' Nelson Cruz: Blasts seventh homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a 6-3 victory over the Yankees on Saturday.

Serving as the designated hitter, Cruz hit a deep shot off Jake Barrett in the ninth inning to complete the scoring. Over his last nine games, the 38-year-old is 10-for-28 with four home runs and has raised his batting average to .298.

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Twins' Nelson Cruz: Pops sixth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and walk in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees on Friday.

At 38 years old, Cruz is putting together a fine beginning to the season. He's striking out a fair amount, but he's still slashing .303/.398/.596 with six home runs, 20 RBI and 16 runs. Cruz isn't quite on pace to hit more than 35 homers as he's done the last five seasons, but Cruz is still on track to hit more than 30, and he's currently supporting the best slash line he's had since 2015.

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Twins' Nelson Cruz: Day off Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz is not in the lineup Monday against Houston.

Not counting games played in National League parks, Cruz has only sat for one other game this season. Eddie Rosario will be the designated hitter Monday, with Jake Cave starting in left field.

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Twins' Nelson Cruz: Goes yard twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs in Friday's 6-1 win over the Orioles.

The veteran slugger has faced Alex Cobb twice this week and produced two-homer games both times. Cruz now sports a .308/.423/.600 slash line with five home runs and 15 RBI through 19 games, giving the Twins exactly what they were hoping for when they acquired him from Seattle in the offseason.

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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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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs RHP103296 .357 .524 .282
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
5/6@TOR5030000
5/7@TOR4000000
5/8@TOR6000000
5/10DET3010010
5/11DET5010000
5/11DET3210110
5/12DET3000000
Two Week Schedule
MAY /JUNE
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
19
@SEA
L4-7
20
@LAA
W3-1
21
@LAA
W8-3
22
@LAA
23
@LAA
4:07 pm
24
CHW
8:10 pm
25
CHW
2:10 pm
26
CHW
2:10 pm
27
MIL
7:10 pm
28
MIL
8:10 pm
29
30
@TB
7:10 pm
31
@TB
7:10 pm
1
@TB
1:10 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
22

3

29

19

21

7

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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
2019MIN351261934722144000 .354 .508 .270
Total 160458848571614367103356514767631 .342 .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
2019MIN906410315
Total 3071330484526554130
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