Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
23 Michael Cuddyer LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 3/27/1979 | Birthplace: Norfolk, VA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 15 | Salary: $10,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 92/78 | Average Draft Position: 156.98
NYM

Latest Updates

 

DH game for Mets gives John Mayberry start in left


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:01 pm ET) With the Mets playing at Yankee Stadium and using a DH on Saturday, Michael Cuddyer gets his second straight start at DH. 

That opens a spot in left field, giving John Mayberry his second start of the year. Mayberry hits second in the Mets' lineup. 

The Mets are +108 underdogs at the Yankees. 


Mets put Michael Cuddyer at DH, Kirk Nieuwenhuis in left


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Mets start their first DH of the season with an interleague game at Yankee Stadium. 

Michael Cuddyer gets the call at DH, batting cleanup. Cuddyer has a scrape on the inside of his arm, from a slide into home on Thursday night, per ESPN

With Cuddyer out of the field, Kirk Nieuwenhuis gets his second start of the season in left field, hitting ninth in the lineup. 


Mets' Michael Cuddyer, Wilmer Flores out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer and shortstop Wilmer Flores are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Marlins.

It's just the second time on the bench this season for both players. Kirk Nieuwenhuis will bat seventh and play left field, while Ruben Tejada will bat eighth and play shortstop. The break for both starters comes even though the team is also off Monday.

"You've just got to understand that we've still got 150 to go, and we need those guys to stay as healthy as you can," manager Terry Collins said before the game, per ESPN New York.

The Mets are heavy favorites (-200) against the Marlins Sunday.


Terry Collins: Mets will give Michael Cuddyer a day off over weekend


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer will get a day off this weekend, manager Terry Collins said, per ESPN

Collins said he plans to rest Cuddyer for one of the weekend's games. 


Mets OF Michael Cuddyer back in action Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer returned to the starting lineup and batted cleanup Wednesday night against Philadelphia, per the Wall Street Journal.

Cuddyer exited Tuesday's game after he was hit by a pitch on the the left hand. He underwent X-rays after the game which came back negative. Cuddyer is hitting .276/.344/.448 with a triple, a home run and four RBI over 32 at-bats.


X-rays negative on Mets OF Michael Cuddyer's left hand


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/14/2015) X-rays on Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer's left hand were negative although he did suffer a contusion, per ESPN.

Cuddyer was hit by a pitch on the left hand and exited Tuesday's game against the Phillies.


Mets OF Michael Cuddyer hit by pitch, leaves Tuesday's game


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/14/2015) Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer was hit by a pitch on the left hand and exited Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

His status for Wednesday is unknown.

John Mayberry in lineup for Mets against left-hander


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) John Mayberry is in the Mets' starting lineup on Friday, against Braves LHP Eric Stults. 

Mayberry will bat third and play left field. Michael Cuddyer, who has started in left in the first three games of the season, will move to first base. First baseman Lucas Duda is on the bench. 

Mayberry is four for eight with three doubles in his career against Stults. 


Mets announce OF alignment for 2015 season; undecided at leadoff


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins announced his outfield alignment for the season on Wednesday, according to ESPN. New York will have Michael Cuddyer as the everyday left fielder, followed by Curtis Granderson in right field and Juan Lagares in center.

Although he has his outfield alignment established, Collins still remains undecided about his leadoff hitter. He is weighing between Lagares and Granderson for the leadoff spot, per the New York Post.


Michael Cuddyer ready to provide veteran presence to Mets' clubhouse


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who leads the club in home runs (five) and slugging percentage (.865) this spring, is ready to be the veteran leader in the clubhouse, per MLB.com.

"I'm at this point in my career [where] you obviously want to do well, but I set my goals on the team and making it to the playoffs," Cuddyer said. "That's my sole focus. Whatever I can do on the field to help us win games, I'm going to do. That's what I hope I can bring."

Cuddyer, 35, signed a two-year, $21 million deal with the Mets in the offseason, after spending the last three seasons with the Rockies. He is coming off an injury-plagued 2014 season, where he played in only 49 games, but he still batted .332 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI.


Mets OF Michael Cuddyer clubs third spring home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer homered for the third time this spring Thursday against the Astros. He hit a solo home run off Collin McHugh in the first inning.

Cuddyer is batting .292 (7 for 24) with two doubles, three RBI, four runs and a .750 slugging percentage in nine spring games.

"You don't focus on results [early in spring training], but any time you step on the field, you're competing and you want to do well and you want to have success," Cuddyer said, per MLB.com. "So, yeah, it feels good to get the barrel on a couple balls and hit them well."


Michael Cuddyer getting a look in left field for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) In 1,419 career games, Michael Cuddyer has started just three times in left field. He hasn't played the position in a regular-season game since 2006.  

The Mets will take a look at him in left this spring. Cuddyer gets the start in left field in the Mets game at Jupiter on Saturday. 


Mets' Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson to split time in right field


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) In order to see which player is the better fit, Mets manager Terry Collins said outfielders Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson will split time in right field during spring training, reports the New York Daily News.


Mets to sit Wright, Cuddyer, Murphy, Granderson for first two games


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) The Mets are planning to sit David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Daniel Murphy and Curtis Granderson during the first two games of spring training, reports ESPNNewYork.com. Their first game of the spring will be Friday.

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer not worried about transition to new team


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) New Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer doesn't believe the transition to Citi Field will be as drastic as many believe it to be.

"I've had to [switch to] a lot of home ballparks, from the Metrodome to Target Field, Target Field to Coors Field and now to Citi Field," Cuddyer said. "The last transition taught me that your approach can stay the same. It doesn't matter what ballpark you're in, as long as you keep that hitting approach, you can take that approach that I've been able to hone to pretty much any stadium in the big leagues."

Cuddyer hit .332 in 2014 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI in 190 plate appearances.

Mets' Cuddyer: Approach won't change despite leaving Coors Field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Like many batters, Coors Field was a boon for veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who is now with the Mets after spending the last three seasons with the Rockies. Cuddyer has a .323/.387/.583/.970 slash line in 139 career games at Coors Field.

Cuddyer's success in Colorado is no surprise seeing how Coors is one of the most hitter-friendly parks in the majors. But even though he now calls cavernous Citi Field home, Cuddyer isn't worried about a major drop-off in production, per NJ.com.

"I definitely think that approach and that confidence is still going to be there," Cuddyer said. "You never can guarantee the numbers. You can't guarantee production. The process is still going to be there. I've been able to hone that where I can continue it, I think."


Mets GM Sandy Alderson delves into reasons for 'quiet' offseason


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) While the Mets have been linked to trade rumors involving Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, the team has had a relatively quiet offseason. The Mets' top signings have been Michael Cuddyer and John Mayberry Jr.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson did his best Monday to explain why the team hasn't been overly active this offseason.

"We expect to take the next step forward as well," Alderson said on MLB Network on Monday, per NJ.com. We won 79 games last year, which was an improvement over the year before but we need to take a bigger jump next season. One of the reasons we've been quiet in the offseason is that we have quality players at every position. They're not all proven above-average major league players, but we're at the point now where we have to give them an opportunity to perform.

"We've got players with the potential to improve us by 10 games, which is what we need. So we're comfortable going into spring training and excited actually to see those players and see what kind of step forward they take and whether that can translate into 10 or 12 games for us in the win column."


Cuddyer would have taken Rockies offer, if Mets deal wasn't available


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) New Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer assured Tuesday the injuries that limited him to 49 games in 2014 with the Rockies are no longer an issue.

"I feel outstanding," the 35-year-old Cuddyer said. "The last month of the season I was at full strength. None of my injuries are chronic injuries."

Cuddyer also told reporters Tuesday that if the Mets deal didn't come together Monday, then he would have accepted the Rockies' one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer. Cuddyer instead signed a two-year, $21 million deal with the Mets.


Mets targeted Cuddyer since they feel ready to compete in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Although the Mets lost their 2015 first-round pick as a result of signing veteran Michael Cuddyer, who was given a qualifying offer by the Rockies last week, they feel it was worth it since Cuddyer could be a piece the team needs to be competitive next season.

"Certainly we value our draft picks and would like to hold on to them, but at the same time we're looking to win," Mets assistant general manager John Ricco, per NJ.com. "We decided in this case the value of Michael Cuddyer was worth it.

"We're looking to turn the corner here and compete in 2015. I think this is a message that we're going to be aggressive right out of the docks. We had a guy we liked and we went out and got him."

The Mets signed Cuddyer for his versatility to play in the outfield and first base. They also view him as protection in the lineup for third baseman David Wright.

"He is a proven offensive threat who also brings versatility in the field with the ability to play multiple positions," general manager Sandy Alderson said.


Move to Citi Field doesn't bode well for Michael Cuddyer


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/10/2014) Because injuries decimated Michael Cuddyer's final season with the Rockies, his Fantasy value was already in question heading into 2015. Now that he has rejected the Rockies' qualifying offer and signed a two-year deal with the Mets, there is even more reason to shy away from Cuddyer as a potential keeper or on draft day.

It's never good news when a power hitter leaves Coors Field, but Citi Field isn't the pitcher's park it is reputed to be, and it will likely be even less so after the fences in right-center field are brought in this offseason. Since the Mets altered their stadium's dimensions three seasons ago, the park has played well for right-handed power hitters, but not to the degree that Coors Field has. Even more problematic for Cuddyer, Citi Field has been very tough on doubles hitters. Cuddyer hit 76 doubles as a Rockie, but only 33 of those were hit on the road.

Then there's the matter of Cuddyer's batting average. He followed up his National League-leading .331 average from 2013 with a .332 mark in 2014, but Cuddyer's high averages have been built in large part on high line drive rates. Citi Field has not been a great park for line drives, and it's certainly not Coors Field in this regard. Cuddyer could lose some singles as well as doubles in his new home park.

The Mets' addition of Cuddyer gives them a more powerful option to fill out their outfield than they would have had otherwise, but while he represents an upgrade for them, he's not necessarily going to be valuable for owners in standard mixed leagues. With a .300 batting average and 30-plus doubles now in question, Cuddyer is looking more like a late-round option than the mid-round pick he was earlier this year.


Mets sign Michael Cuddyer to two-year deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) The Mets announced Monday they signed veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year contract. Because the Rockies offered Cuddyer a qualifying offer, the Mets have forfeited their first-round pick (15th) in the 2015 MLB Draft.

The two-year deal is worth $21 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The 35-year-old Cuddyer appeared in just 49 games for Colorado in 2014 due to injury. Although, he did hit .332 with a .579 slugging percentage, .955 OPS, 10 home runs, 15 doubles and 31 RBI.


Qualifying offer may price Mets out of signing Michael Cuddyer


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) With the Rockies extending a $15.3 million qualifying offer to outfielder Michael Cuddyer, sources have indicated the surprise offer has the Mets looking at other options.

Any team that signs a player with a qualifying offer has to forfeit a draft pick, and the Mets have no interest in giving up their first-round pick in next year’s draft, a source told Newsday.

Cuddyer, 35, is coming off an injury-plagued 2014 season, where he played in only 49 games, but he still batted .332 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI.


Rockies extend qualifying offer to Michael Cuddyer


(11/3/2014) The Rockies announced Monday they've extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer to outfielder Michael Cuddyer .

While Cuddyer only played in 49 games because of injuries during the 2014 season, he still batted .332 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI.


Report: Mets targeting free agent OF Michael Cuddyer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) The Mets are quite interested in potential free agent Michael Cuddyer, according to the New York Daily News. They are contemplating a two-year deal for Cuddyer, who will be 36 years old when the 2015 regular season begins.

Cuddyer is coming off an injury-plagued year, but still batted .332 with 10 home runs in 49 games. However, he hit .400 with six homers and 23 RBI in hitter-friendly Coors Field and .282 with four home runs and eight RBI on the road. Citi Field is considered far more of a pitcher's park.


Michael Cuddyer slugs 10th home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Rockies first baseman Michael Cuddyer went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks Sunday.

Cuddyer has destroyed the Diamondbacks this weekend, going 7 for 14 at the plate and homering in each of his three games played. His big performance included seven RBI in Friday's win before getting Saturday off. Cuddyer has hit .333/.378/.602 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 171 at-bats.