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Nelson
Cruz
College None
Team Minnesota Twins
23DH
6'2"Height
230Weight
39Age
15Exp
R/RBats/Throws
Nelson Cruz's Fantasy Scouting Report

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SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Nelson Cruz left a game over the weekend early after being hit by a pitch on the wrist. He will not need surgery and he should be back in action as soon as possible. He was put on the IL but he should be back after the minimum.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Nelson Cruz to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 137.33 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Carlos Santana making him our #1 ranked first baseman. He has averaged 3.39 fantasy points in his past 231 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 4.01 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #12 most highly owned first baseman. Nelson Cruz is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #13 fantasy position rank.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and next week. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2019MIN87323599532764110101.294.384.650
2018SEA1445197013337975512210.256.341.508
2017SEA15555691160391197014011.287.375.548
2016SEA15558996169431056215920.286.359.555
2015SEA1525909017844935916432.301.369.566
2014BAL15961387166401085514045.270.333.525
2013TEX1094134911027763510951.266.326.506
2012TEX1595858615224904814084.259.319.459
2011TEX1244756412529873311695.263.311.509
2010TEX1083996012722783881174.318.373.576
2009TEX12846275120337649118204.259.332.523
2008TEX311151938726172831.330.421.608
2007TEX963073572934218724.234.287.384
2006TEX41130152962273210.223.260.384
2005MIL8511002000.200.428.400
Career (15 Seasons)165660818971675392108759215377632.275.344.525
YEARTEAM2B3BTBSFSHHPIBGDP
2019MIN19021010728
2018SEA1812643014515
2017SEA2803057012715
2016SEA271327709515
2015SEA22133410596
2014BAL322322505817
2013TEX180209404214
2012TEX45026940527
2011TEX28124230218
2010TEX313230611512
2009TEX21124220269
2008TEX917000121
2007TEX15211811215
2006TEX305010001
2005MIL10200000
Career (15 Seasons)3171331944526955133
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
March3112410131300.462.727.364800111
April206712195041292000.385.537.2843600202
May1248511302741700.283.417.2292010002
June2289162750924133100.398.663.3035900110
July22821623301016112201.379.683.2805600203
August826811206143800.5001.192.4233100100
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
Home5018434551401640245800.387.636.29911710325
Away371392540501636174301.381.669.2889300403
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
Day351321935801025184801.374.553.2657300521
Night5219140601102251235300.392.717.31413710207
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
vs. Atl.3133500241300.429.846.3851100000
vs. Balt.62681020461700.429.923.3852400100
vs. Bos.3132320002500.333.385.231500000
vs. Chi-A726813207163500.5521.385.5003600000
vs. Clev.93247103541500.324.531.2191700111
vs. Det.933611103661100.425.636.3332110000
vs. Hou.7243630041800.280.375.250900001
vs. K.C.10397114051881600.429.769.2823000200
vs. Miami210000000000.500.000.000000100
vs. NY-NL281100111200.222.500.125400000
vs. NY-AL6237600573800.370.913.2612100101
vs. Oak.6244710112401.370.458.2921100102
vs. Phil.110000000100.000.000.000000000
vs. Sea.3113400133200.500.636.364700000
vs. T.B.3142510032400.438.429.357600010
vs. Texas390110002300.273.222.111200000
vs. Tor.7261510022700.250.231.192600003
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
Guaranteed Rate Field726813207163500.5521.385.5003600000
Progressive Field51923002231000.273.474.158900000
Kauffman Stadium5191310055700.385.211.158400200
Oakland Coliseum292310000101.333.444.333400001
Oriole Park at Camden Yards3135510241200.467.923.3851200100
Target Field5018434551401640245800.387.636.29911710325
Rogers Centre3150300000500.200.200.200300002
Marlins Park210000000000.500.000.000000100
Citizens Bank Park110000000100.000.000.000000000
Yankee Stadium3112200232500.308.727.182800000
Comerica Park3133600352400.5331.154.4621500000
Minute Maid Park3122200011300.231.167.167200000
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
vs. Lefthanded Pitcher44812124301320132500.402.815.2966610220
vs. Righthanded Pitcher8124238711601956287601.378.595.29314400508
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
Turf3150300000500.200.200.200300002
Grass8430859921903276419601.392.672.29920710726
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
Post All-Star25902230301630122600.429.900.3338100302
Pre All-Star6223337651601646297501.367.554.27912910426
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
RISP6880282590337162900.440.538.3134310323
RISP w/Two out402913114001551400.486.517.3791500110
Runners on Base8014340441001357244701.415.650.3089310328
Bases Empty851801951901919175400.358.650.28311700400
Bases Loaded1594320080500.333.556.333500000
Late Inning Pressure37405920311101300.415.500.2252000320
LIP-Runners On24162420085500.478.375.250600220
with 0 outs6788142980102562501.398.761.3306700405
with 1 out731132334301526212900.416.726.3018210213
with 2 outs78122223280725144700.343.500.2626100110
Leading Off4143516405521200.438.814.3723500300
1st Inning81712025401016101900.432.831.3525900004
>= 7th Inning78981423501027153500.359.592.2355800420
Extra Innings560100012300.375.167.167100010
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
Lineup Slot 381320599418032763910001.380.650.29420810628
Lineup Slot 6210000001100.500.000.000000000
Lineup Slot 81101100000001.0002.0001.000200000
Lineup Slot 9310000001000.667.000.000000100
CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
Designated Hitter81320599418032763910001.380.650.29420810628
Pinch Hitter630110002100.667.667.333200100
2019 Game Log
MARCH
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
03/28vsW2-0411000002000.250.250.250
03/30vsL2-1200000110000.167.167.250
03/31vsW9-3513101201000.364.727.385
APRIL
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
04/02@W5-4502100311000.375.688.400
04/03@W7-6200000021000.333.611.385
04/07@L2-1100000001000.316.579.370
04/13vsW4-3200000022000.286.524.364
04/14vsW6-4412000001000.320.520.378
04/15vsL5-3400000001000.276.448.341
04/16vsL6-5000000010000.276.448.349
04/17vsW4-1312100210000.313.500.375
04/18vsL7-4400000001000.278.444.346
04/20@W6-51045102400000.326.609.371
04/21@W4-3310000012000.306.571.358
04/22@W9-5512000101000.315.556.361
04/23@L10-4310000011000.298.526.351
04/24@L7-1400000001000.279.492.333
04/26vsW6-1423002201000.308.600.353
04/27vsW9-2512100001000.314.600.356
04/28vsW4-1400000003000.297.568.340
04/29vsW1-0101100000000.307.587.347
04/30vsL11-0300000002000.295.564.337
MAY
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
05/01vsW6-2412100201000.305.573.343
05/02vsW8-2401100102000.302.570.340
05/03@L6-3311001212000.303.596.342
05/04@W7-3511001101000.298.606.336
05/05@L4-1300000012000.289.588.331
05/06@W8-0503000000000.304.588.341
05/07@W3-0400000002000.292.566.331
05/08@W9-1600000003000.277.536.316
05/10vsW6-0301000011000.278.530.319
05/11vsL5-3822100111000.276.520.318
05/12vsL5-3300000002000.270.508.312
JUNE
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
06/04@L5-2400000003000.262.492.304
06/05@L9-7411001102000.261.507.302
06/07@W6-3411001111000.261.522.304
06/08@L9-3312001111000.270.546.312
06/09@W12-2613001302000.279.565.318
06/11vsW6-5310000010000.273.553.315
06/12vsL9-6401000011000.273.545.316
06/13vsW10-5423001311000.285.570.327
06/15vsW5-4400000003000.278.556.320
06/16vsL8-6512101313000.281.575.324
06/17vsL2-0401100001000.281.573.322
06/18vsW4-3501000012000.278.563.321
06/19vsL9-4421100012000.278.561.321
06/21@W8-7411000211000.277.554.322
06/22@W5-3400000013000.271.543.318
06/23@L6-1400000001000.266.531.313
06/25vsW9-4501000001000.264.523.310
06/26vsW6-4413100301000.274.532.317
06/27vsL5-2511000022000.272.524.318
06/28@L6-4000000010000.272.524.319
06/29@W10-3524102500000.284.564.328
06/30@L4-3411001200000.284.572.327
JULY
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
07/02@L8-6400000000000.279.562.322
07/04@L7-2523100001010.286.567.327
07/05vsW15-6201100001000.288.571.329
07/06vsW7-4400000002000.283.561.324
07/07vsL4-1300000020000.279.554.323
07/12@W5-3411001111000.278.561.323
07/13@W6-2300000021000.275.554.322
07/14@L4-3401000003000.275.549.321
07/16vsL3-2400000011000.270.540.318
07/17vsL14-4411001101000.270.548.318
07/18vsW6-3401000000000.270.543.317
07/19vsL5-3311000011000.270.541.318
07/20vsL5-4411001101000.270.548.317
07/21vsW7-6401000011000.270.543.318
07/22vsW8-6311001201000.270.552.318
07/23vsL14-12521001100000.269.556.316
07/24vsL10-7422001112000.272.566.319
07/25@W10-3533003501000.278.599.323
07/26@W6-2413001210000.285.611.329
07/27@L5-1300000012000.282.605.327
07/28@W11-1512100202000.284.605.328
07/31@W7-4100000000000.283.603.327
AUGUST
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
08/01@L5-4000000000000.283.603.327
08/02vsW11-9423201511000.289.621.332
08/03vsW11-3433003501000.295.652.337
08/04vsW3-0300000011000.292.646.335
08/05vsW5-3411000002000.292.641.334
08/06vsL12-7524002400000.300.662.340
08/07vsL11-7400000011000.296.654.337
08/08vsL7-5200000002000.294.650.336
Past Projections
  • 17 Aug 2019

    Nelson Cruz Injures Wrist

    Nelson Cruz is Projected to Be the #1 First Baseman-DH...Ahead of Carlos Santana the Rest of the Season
  • 16 Aug 2019

    Nelson Cruz Injures Wrist

    Nelson Cruz is Projected to Be the #6 Outfielder...Behind George Springer and Ahead of Juan Soto the Rest of the Season
  • 15 Aug 2019

    Nelson Cruz Injures Wrist

    Nelson Cruz is Projected to Be the #2 First Baseman-DH...Behind Carlos Santana and Ahead of Cody Bellinger the Rest of the Season
  • 14 Aug 2019

    Nelson Cruz Injures Wrist

    Nelson Cruz is Projected to Be the #3 First Baseman-DH...Behind Cody Bellinger and Ahead of Freddie Freeman the Rest of the Season