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Nelson
Cruz
College None
Team Minnesota Twins
23DH
6'2"Height
230Weight
40Age
13Exp
R/RBats/Throws
Nelson Cruz's Fantasy Scouting Report

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Nelson Cruz will be an elite fantasy starter. His 566.12 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Freddie Freeman making him our #1 ranked first baseman. He has averaged 3.98 fantasy points in his past 120 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.88 fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #10 most highly owned first baseman. Nelson Cruz is expected to improve on last season's #10 fantasy position rank.

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NELSON CRUZ WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Nelson Cruz is projected for 13.51 fantasy points in 4 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #1 ranked first baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is the highest ranked first baseman the rest of the week, ahead of Yordan Alvarez. Week 2 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#3). He is projected for 21.82 fantasy points.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2021MIN361292338923102800.294.347.534
2020MIN5318533561633255800.302.397.594
2019MIN12045481141411085613101.310.392.638
2018SEA1445197013337975512210.256.341.508
2017SEA15555691160391197014011.287.375.548
2016SEA15558996169431056215920.286.359.555
2015SEA1525909017844935916432.301.369.566
2014BAL15961387166401085514045.270.333.525
2013SEASON1094134911027763510951.266.326.506
2012SEASON1595858615224904814084.259.319.459
2011SEASON1244756412529873311695.263.311.509
2010SEASON1083996012722783881174.318.373.576
2009SEASON12846275120337649118204.259.332.523
2008SEASON311151938726172831.330.421.608
2007SEASON963073572934218724.234.287.384
2006SEASON41130152962273210.223.260.384
2005SEASON8511002000.200.428.400
Career (17 Seasons)177965319751816426117564216547632.278.347.529
YEARTEAM2B3BTBSFSHHPIBGDP
2021MIN216930223
2020MIN6011000458
2019MIN260290307814
2018SEA1812643014515
2017SEA2803057012715
2016SEA271327709515
2015SEA22133410596
2014BAL322322505817
2013SEASON180209404214
2012SEASON45026940527
2011SEASON28124230218
2010SEASON313230611512
2009SEASON21124220269
2008SEASON917000121
2007SEASON15211811215
2006SEASON305010001
2005SEASON10200000
Career (17 Seasons)3331434555027568150
2021 Situational Stats
At Bat SituationsG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
vs. Lefthanded Pitcher2200000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. Righthanded Pitcher3200000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
RISP2900000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Runners on Base3600000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Bases Empty3400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Bases Loaded500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Late Inning Pressure1300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
LIP-Runners On700000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
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with 1 out3300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
with 2 outs2800000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Leading Off1900000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
1st Inning3000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
>= 7th Inning3200000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Extra Innings100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Pinch Hitter300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Batting OrderG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
Lineup Slot 32600000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Lineup Slot 4800000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Lineup Slot 9300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Day/NightG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
Day2400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Night1300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
MonthG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
April2300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
May1400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Season HalfG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
Pre All-Star3700000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Playing SurfaceG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
Grass3700000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Home/AwayG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
Home1900000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Away1800000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
RoleG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
Designated Hitter3400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
VenueG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
Guaranteed Rate Field300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Angel Stadium of Anaheim100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Progressive Field300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
RingCentral Coliseum300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Target Field1900000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
American Family Field300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Comerica Park500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
OpponentG2PM3PG3PT3PTA3PTPAFGPAPGASTATOBKBPGDQDRBEFBPFFFGFGAFGPFTFTAFTPGSGSSM3PTMFGMFTMinMPGOPTSORBPFPOTPPGPTSRPGSPGSTSTOTFTOTPGTPMTRB
vs. Bos.300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. LA-AL100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. Chi-A300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. Clev.300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. Det.500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. K.C.300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. Milw.300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. Oak.600000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. Sea.300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. Texas400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
vs. Pitt.300000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
2021 Game Log
APRIL
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
04/01@L6-5100000001000.000.000.000
04/03@W2-0101000000000.500.500.500
04/04@W8-2000000100000.500.500.500
04/05@W15-6633102501000.500.375.500
04/06@L4-3513001100000.538.308.538
04/07@W3-2411000001000.471.059.471
04/08vsW10-2411000012000.429.905.435
04/10vsL4-3312001210000.458.000.464
04/11vsL8-6321000111000.444.926.455
04/14vsL3-2502100000000.438.875.447
04/15vsW4-3501000002000.405.784.419
04/16@L10-3401000001000.390.732.404
04/20@L7-0500000001000.348.652.365
04/21@L13-12522002401000.353.745.368
04/23vsW2-0301000001000.352.722.367
04/24vsL6-2400000001000.328.672.344
04/25vsL6-2411001101000.323.694.338
04/26@L5-3411000000000.318.667.333
04/27@L7-4422010101000.329.686.342
04/28@W10-2412000210000.338.676.354
04/30vsW9-1210000120000.329.658.352
MAY
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
05/01vsL11-3411001200000.325.675.348
05/02vsW13-4421000011000.321.655.347
05/03vsW6-5401000001000.318.636.343
05/04vsL6-3400000001000.304.609.330
05/05vsL3-1402000002000.313.604.336
05/06vsL4-3400000010000.300.580.328
05/07@W7-3500000001000.286.552.314
05/08@L7-3402000012000.294.550.323
05/11@L9-3502000002000.298.544.326
05/12@L13-8522001101000.303.563.328
05/13@L4-2300000012000.295.549.324
05/14vsL6-1400000000000.286.532.315
05/15vsW5-4312000100000.295.535.322
05/16vsL7-6501100001000.291.530.318
Past Projections
  • 02 Sep 2019

    Nelson Cruz is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($4.2K) and DraftKings ($5.7K) for 9/2

    Scout Fantasy Baseball Outlook 2019
  • 01 Sep 2019

    Nelson Cruz Injures Wrist

    Nelson Cruz is Projected to Be the #4 Outfielder...Behind Mookie Betts and Ahead of Juan Soto the Rest of the Season
  • 29 Aug 2019

    Nelson Cruz Injures Wrist

    Nelson Cruz is Projected to Be the #1 First Baseman-DH...Ahead of J.D. Martinez the Rest of the Season
  • 12 Aug 2019

    Nelson Cruz Leaves Early

    Nelson Cruz is Projected to Be the #6 First Baseman-DH...Behind Josh Bell and Ahead of Paul Goldschmidt the Rest of the Season