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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%: 100/95 | 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
46933.25886683
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201400000606400
201300000102700
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Chi. White Sox2152 .273 .524 .238
vs Noesi (Career)821 .625.333.250
vs RHP3558526 .295 .501 .239
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
08/21/2014Nelson Cruz, DH BAL
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
Mike Leake, SP CIN
Curtis Granderson, RF NYM
08/21/2014Koji Uehara, RP BOS
Norichika Aoki, RF KC
Nelson Cruz, DH BAL
08/20/2014Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Josh Donaldson, 3B OAK
Josh Hamilton, LF LAA
Nelson Cruz, DH BAL
Phil Hughes, SP MIN
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
8/9STL5221200
8/10STL3010110
8/11NYY2121300
8/13NYY4110000
8/15@CLE5110000
8/16@CLE3010000
8/17@CLE5000000
8/18@CHW3111110
8/19@CHW4000000
8/20@CHW4111200
 
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Nelson Cruz reclaims home run lead
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:06 am ET) 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. 

Nelson Cruz belts 32nd home run
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/14) Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz belted his 32nd home run Monday against the White Sox.

Cruz struck in the sixth inning. He worked a five-pitch at-bat, homering on an 85 mph changeup. He also walked during the game, reaching twice. Cruz finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 

Nelson Cruz slugs homer No. 31
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/14) Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz moved back into a tie for the major-league lead as he slugged his 31st home run of the season in an 11-3 win over the Yankees Monday.

Cruz drove in three runs, the first on a sacrifice fly, followed by two more with his seventh-inning homer.  He went 2 for 2 while adding a hit-by-pitch in the win.

Cruz now has 31 home runs and 83 RBI in 116 games, the first time he has topped 30 homers since 2009. He is hitting .263/.333/.522 in 441 at-bats. 

Nelson Cruz knocks 30th home run Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/14) Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz went 2 for 5 with a two-run home run in his team's 10-3 win over the Cardinals Saturday.

Cruz has seen his home-run pace slow over the last month, with Saturday's blast just his second home run since July 7. Even so, he's one off the major-league lead with 30 home runs. Cruz has hit .259/.329/.511 with 79 RBI in 436 at-bats.

Nelson Cruz sits for first time since mid-April
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/14) Mired in a 1-for-28 slump, Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz was held out of the starting lineup Sunday against the Mariners for the first time since April 13. It was just the second time all season he did not start.

Cruz's offensive woes, unfortunately, have extended more than just a week. Since totaling three consecutive multi-hit games from July 5-7, Cruz is batting .110 (8 for 73) with one home run and two RBI in his last 20 games.

"They're not getting him out. He's getting himself out mostly," manager Buck Showalter said, per MASNsports.com. "It's so tough. You get down 1-2, you just miss a pitch, you hook a ball foul you might normally have kept fair because you're a little quick with your front hip. Then all of a sudden, you battle and you lay off a slider down in the dirt. Now it's 2-2. You lay off another slider in the dirt and it's 3-2. And just can't quite finish off the at-bat.

"It's happened some with Adam (Jones) and all our guys. They're wanting to do what they're capable of doing so bad. You want to start swinging the bat better again. You want to be back up around .300 again. Let's face it, it's impossible to do it unless you get a hit, unless they change the rules and you get a hit for a walk."

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
8/22/14@ CHC2:20 pmJake Arrieta
8/23/14@ CHC2:20 pmKyle Hendricks
8/24/14@ CHC2:20 pmTsuyoshi Wada
8/25/14TB7:05 pmJake Odorizzi
8/26/14TB7:05 pmAlex Cobb
8/27/14TB7:05 pmDrew Smyly
8/28/14TB7:05 pmJeremy Hellickson
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
2014BAL1234696812133864610634 .326 .516 .258
Total 92733604728951905752968176827 .327 .498 .266
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005MILOF81440001.000
2006TEXOF393573694011.000
2007TEXOF9479178167651 .972
2008TEXOF31317572121 .973
2009TEXOF1221193163011142 .987
2010TEXOF101101258250351 .981
2011TEXOF115114256244661 .977
2012TEXOF151148301288942 .987
2013TEXOF102102199195130 .985
2014BALOF59591131112001.000
Total  8227891773170143299 .984
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005MIL10200000
2006TEX305010001
2007TEX15211811215
2008TEX917000121
2009TEX21124220269
2010TEX313230611512
2011TEX28124230218
2012TEX45026940527
2013TEX180209404214
2014BAL220242504815
Total 19381674262212772
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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