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23 Nelson Cruz DH
Height/Weight: 6-2/230 | Birthdate: 7/1/1980 | Birthplace: Monte Cristi, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Baltimore | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $10,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 154.67
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)525.0027.00.25376.0065.006.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
61340.271108874
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201400000718900
201300000102700
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Toronto62223 .397 .581 .355
vs Dickey (Career)1021 .500.200.200
vs RHP47312332 .312 .516 .260
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
09/30/2014Nelson Cruz, DH BAL
Jeff Samardzija, SP OAK
Carlos Gomez, CF MIL
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
9/17TOR4020000
9/19BOS5030100
9/20BOS4010100
9/21BOS4010100
9/22@NYY3000000
9/23@NYY5131100
9/24@NYY5140100
9/25@NYY4000000
9/27@TOR4110000
9/28@TOR4000000
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
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Nelson Cruz launches 40th home run Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/14) Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz went 3 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Yankees Tuesday.

Cruz knocked his major-league-leading 40th home run in the fifth inning to put his team up 5-1, and they were able to hang on for a win in the later innings. It's his first career 40-homer season. Cruz has hit .270/.334/.529 with 107 RBI in 596 at-bats.

Nelson Cruz slugs 36th home run Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/14) Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-4 loss to the Twins Monday.

Cruz brought his team to with two runs with his ninth-inning home run, but the rest of the offense wasn't able to continue the rally. With blasts in back-to-back games, he's extended his lead in the AL home run race to three. Cruz owns a .254/.323/.513 line with 36 home runs and 90 RBI in 511 at-bats.

Nelson Cruz, Orioles open to long-term deal
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/29/14) Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has been a bargain this season while working on a one-year, $8 million deal, and CBSSports.com Baseball insider Jon Heyman reports Friday the arrangement could become a long-term one this offseason.

The Orioles and Cruz have not begun early negotiations on an extension, both sides have expressed a willingness to continue to relationship beyond this season. Cruz leads the league with 34 home runs, and is hitting .256/.324/.510 with 88 RBI in 130 games overall.  

Nelson Cruz homers again vs. Cubs, establishes new career-high
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/14) Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz had just one hit Friday against the Cubs, but he made it count as he set a new career-high in home runs in a 4-1 loss.

Cruz clubbed a solo homer in the seventh inning for the team's only run of the game, while finishing the game 1 for 4 overall. It was his second game in a row with a home run, giving him 34 for the season.

Cruz leads the American League with his 34 home runs, while ranking fourth in RBI with 87 in 124 games. He is hitting .258/.326/.520 in 473 at-bats overall.  

Nelson Cruz reclaims home run lead
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/14) Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz reclaimed the home run lead Wednesday against the White Sox.

Cruz went yard in the top of the fourth inning. With one man on base, Cruz belted a 93 mph fastball from Hector Noesi out to left for a two-run shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 

 
 
 

 
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10/5/14@ DET3:45 pm
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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
Total 96335044919401975973058516928 .328 .501 .268
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005MILOF81440001.000
2006TEXOF393573694011.000
2007TEXOF9479178167651 .972
2008TEXOF31317572121 .973
2009TEXOF1221193163011142 .987
2010TEXOF101101258250351 .981
2011TEXOF115114256244661 .977
2012TEXOF151148301288942 .987
2013TEXOF102102199195130 .985
2014BALOF70701341322001.000
Total  8338001794172243299 .984
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005MIL10200000
2006TEX305010001
2007TEX15211811215
2008TEX917000121
2009TEX21124220269
2010TEX313230611512
2011TEX28124230218
2012TEX45026940527
2013TEX180209404214
2014BAL322322505817
Total 203101754262222774
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010TEX1660131961131710 .349 .733 .317
2011TEX1762131481671401 .314 .645 .226
2012TEX1402000000 .500 .500 .500
Total 3412626351427103111 .336 .683 .278
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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