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23 Nelson Cruz RF
Height/Weight: 6-2/230 | Birthdate: 7/1/1980 | Birthplace: Monte Cristi, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Seattle | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $10,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 75.42
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)570.0031.00.261101.0080.002.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
17017.34135291
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201500000291500
201400000718900
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Tampa Bay410 .250 .250 .250
vs Anderson (Career)1011 .400.100.100
vs LHP30166 .6111.267 .533
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/26/2014Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
Kole Calhoun, RF LAA
Jose Bautista, DH TOR
Charlie Blackmon, CF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
12/24/2014George Springer, RF HOU
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
12/23/2014Jameson Taillon, SP PIT
Dan Vogelbach, 1B CHC
Tyson Ross, SP SD
Brian Goodwin, CF WAS
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
5/15BOS4010100
5/16BOS4000000
5/17BOS3100010
5/19@BAL3121310
5/20@BAL4120000
5/21@BAL3110020
5/22@TOR4121100
5/23@TOR4010000
5/24@TOR4000000
5/25@TB4010100
 
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Latest News

Mariners' Nelson Cruz hits HR in win over Blue Jays

by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/23/15) Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz hit his 17th home run of the season during Friday night's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. 

Cruz went yard in the sixth inning on a solo shot. It's his second home run in the past four games. Cruz finished the game 2 for 4. He's now slashing .354/.414/.728. 

Mariners' Nelson Cruz held to one hit in loss to Orioles

by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/15) Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz had his production at the plate limited during Thursday's 5-4 loss against the Orioles. 

Cruz went 1 for 3 with a single and two walks in the game. He was coming off of two consecutive games with two hits apiece. Cruz has been off to a red-hot start this year, hitting .351/.412/.708. 

Mariners' Nelson Cruz blasts 16th home run of the season

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/19/15) Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz went 2 for 3 at the plate in Seattle's 9-4 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Cruz did his damage in the third inning when he blasted a Miguel Gonzalez pitch out of the park for a three-run shot, his league-leading 16th of the season. He is now hitting .347 with an American League high 33 RBI on the season.

Nelson Cruz moves to DH for Mariners

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/15) Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz gets a day off from the field on Sunday. 

Cruz will play designated hitter on Sunday. Justin Ruggiano replaced Cruz in right field for his fourth start of the season. Ruggiano will bat second. 

 

Mariners' McClendon: Nelson Cruz hasn't hit hot streak yet

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/16/15) Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is the top hitter in the American League so far. The slugger leads the AL in average entering Saturday's games with .358, home runs with 15 and tied for the lead in RBI with 30. However, manager Lloyd McClendon still thinks his peak has yet to come, according to MLB.com.

"To be truthful, I don't think he's gotten hot to the point where it's just ridiculous," said McClendon. "He's grinding at-bats out and getting his hits, he's going the other way. If they make a mistake, he'll hit it out. But I've seen him to the point where he'll get hot and hit good pitches out of the ballpark and that hasn't happened yet."

McClendon believes more home runs are on the way for Cruz.

"I think home run hitters, when they get hot, they hit home runs in bunches and he hasn't done that yet," McClendon said. "His have been spread out. A few here and a few there. He did have a streak where he hit [six] in five days or something like that, but there's a big streak in there that hasn't come out yet."

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
5/27/15@ TB1:10 pmChris Archer
5/28/15CLE10:10 pmCorey Kluber
5/29/15CLE10:10 pmTrevor Bauer
5/30/15CLE10:10 pmShaun Marcum
5/31/15CLE4:10 pmDanny Salazar
6/1/15NYY10:10 pmMichael Pineda
6/2/15NYY10:10 pmCC Sabathia
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
2015SEA4517530601735154511 .398 .680 .343
Total 1008367952110002146323208967029 .332 .509 .272
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005MILOF81440001.000
2006TEXOF393573694011.000
2007TEXOF9479178167651 .972
2008TEXOF31317572121 .973
2009TEXOF1221193163011142 .987
2010TEXOF101101258250351 .981
2011TEXOF115114256244661 .977
2012TEXOF151148301288942 .987
2013TEXOF102102199195130 .985
2014BALOF70701341322001.000
2015SEAOF29296962431 .957
Total  86282918631784473210 .983
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005MIL10200000
2006TEX305010001
2007TEX15211811215
2008TEX917000121
2009TEX21124220269
2010TEX313230611512
2011TEX28124230218
2012TEX45026940527
2013TEX180209404214
2014BAL322322505817
2015SEA6111900141
Total 209111873262233175
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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