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2015 Avg.
.305
 
Career Avg.
.271
Name  Nelson Cruz
Born  7/1/1980
Height  6-2
Weight  230
Number  23
Position  DH
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/1/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz hit his 20th homer in the, 7-0, victory over the Padres on Wednesday.
Insight: Cruz was 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs in the game. His homer was an insurance bomb in the ninth. Cruz is hitting .307 with 20 homers, 48 RBI and 39 runs in 287 at-bats this season.
 
6/23/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz (hip) is in Tuesday's lineup.
Insight: Cruz left Monday's game and was questionable heading into Tuesday. However, he is ready to roll. Cruz has homered just once over the past 23 games.
 
Cold6/23/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz left Monday's game with a pelvic bone injury, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Insight: McClendon said "Cruz's pelvic bone briefly popped out of place, but that trainers had popped it back shortly thereafter." We await further word. Cruz was a fantasy stud at the beginning of the season, but not so much lately. He is batting .313 with 19 homers and 43 RBI this season, but just one home run in his last 23 games.
 
6/21/2015 9:39:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz smacked a homer Saturday versus Houston.
Insight: He took Dallas Keuxchel deep for a solo shot in the third inning. It was Cruz's lone hit in three at-bats, but he did walk once as well. He is batting .315 with 19 homers and 43 RBI this season.
 
6/12/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz (back) was not back as expected on Thursday, but is ready to DH on Friday in Houston
Insight: Cruz left Tuesday's game with back spasms. He's played at an All-Star level through the first few months, batting .326 with 18 HR, 39 RBI, 33 runs and a .988 OPS and the wind is blowing out to the short porch in left on Friday. Seems like a great opportunity to return.
 
6/12/2015 1:59:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz (back) was not back as expected on Thursday, but there is hope he'll at least be ready to DH on Friday in Houston
Insight: Cruz left Tuesday's game with back spasms. He's played at an All-Star level through the first few months, batting .326 with 18 HR, 39 RBI, 33 runs and a .988 OPS and the wind is blowing out to the short porch in left on Friday. Seems like a great opportunity to return.
 
6/11/2015 12:01:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz (back) was not in Wednesday's lineup and is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cruz left Tuesday's game with back spasms and was unable to go on Wednesday. he's played at an All-Star level through the first few months, batting .326 with 18 HR, 39 RBI, 33 runs and a .988 OPS.
 
6/11/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz (back) was not in Wednesday's lineup, but is expected to DH on Thursday.
Insight: Cruz left Tuesday's game with back spasms and was unable to go on Wednesday. he's played at an All-Star level through the first few months, batting .326 with 18 HR, 39 RBI, 33 runs and a .988 OPS.
 
6/10/2015 3:03:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz (back) is not in Wednesday's lineup.
Insight: Cruz left Tuesday's game with back spasms and is unable to go on Wednesday. Consider him day-to-day.
 
6/9/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz exited Tuesday's game versus the Indians due to back spasms according to ESPN Seattle.
Insight: Cruz left in the middle of his at-bat in the fifth inning, so this is not good. The Mariners have not yet released how serious the injury is, so check back for details.
 
6/7/2015 7:07:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz had two hits and a run scored Sunday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: Both hits were singles, and unfortuantely he did not produce any runs for owners. Cruz is batting .329 with 18 homers and 39 RBI.
 
Cold6/5/2015 1:40:00 PM
Description: Remember when Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz was the hottest hitter in baseball. That was April and those days are gone.
Insight: The Mariners slugger is batting .125 in June. Cruz is a career 2-for-13 against Rays starter Jake Odorizzi. He's still an All-Star hitting .319 with 18 homers, 39 RBI and a .997 OPS, just not on Friday.
 
6/2/2015 1:06:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is just 1-for-13 (.077) versus Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia with seven strikeouts.
Insight: Cruz is hitting .333 with 18 homers, 38 RBI and a 1.040 OPS and is almost always a good option, except in this unfavorable matchup.
 
5/27/2015 3:17:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz smacked a three-run homer Wednesday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: Cruz broke a 0-0 tie in the ninth with the dinger. He has been fantastic, now hitting .341 with 18 homers and 38 RBI.
 
5/25/2015 9:57:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is just 1-for-10 versus Rays starter Jake Odorizzi.
Insight: Cruz was 3-for-12 with a home run in the last series against Toronto, so he's still one of the hottest hitters in the game, but this is a poor matchup. He's batting .343 with 17 HR, -34 RBI and a 1.100 OPS this season.
 
5/23/2015 10:39:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz may be the hottest hitter in the majors, or at least second to Bryce Harper, but he's not a great option on Saturday against Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Cruz is just 1-for-19 (.053) in his matchups with the Blue Jays left-hander. On the other hand he leads the AL in half a dozen offensive categories.
 
5/22/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz smacked another homer on Friday night.
Insight: He finished 2-for-4 and is now hitting .354 with 17 homers and 34 RBI.
 
5/19/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz had a double and home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: he did so in three at0bats, and had three RBI total on the night. Cruz is now hitting .347 with 16 homers and 33 RBI overall.
 
Hot5/16/2015 12:43:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is just 4-for-20 in his career against Red Sox starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: That's good for a .182 average. He also has six strikeouts and two RBI against Porcello. Owners might be able to avoid Cruz in daily leagues on Saturday, but it is going to hard to sit a man in standard leagues who is slashing .358/.409/.730 with 15 home runs and 30 RBI.
 
Hot5/16/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz had the game-winning RBI-single in the ninth as Seattle beat Boston, 2-1.
Insight: Cruz was 1-for-4 with the one RBI. He also struck out three times. Cruz is slashing .358/.409/.730 with 15 home runs and 30 RBI in 137 at-bats this season.
 
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