Nelson Cruz Injures Wrist

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

Expect Nelson Cruz to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 136.06 projected fantasy points puts him at #6 behind George Springer and ahead of Juan Soto. 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 3.98 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#2) is better than 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 #22 most highly owned outfielder. Nelson Cruz is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #17 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#4 Charlie Blackmon (100% OWN)142 FP, 3.6 per game504 FP, 155 gp, 3.25 per game (#11)
#5 George Springer (100% OWN)141 FP, 3.72 per game421 FP, 138 gp, 3.05 per game (#17)
#6 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)136 FP, 3.98 per game440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#16)
#7 Juan Soto (100% OWN)136 FP, 3.41 per game387 FP, 115 gp, 3.37 per game (#8)
#8 Ronald Acuna (100% OWN)136 FP, 3.67 per game376 FP, 111 gp, 3.39 per game (#6)

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.

NELSON CRUZFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 201913611.6322415.30.1
-- Per Game (34 Proj)4.00.340.950.710.450.00
8/19 to 8/25 (5.3 Games)22.11.95.33.92.40.02
2019 Season344327659410
-- Per Game (87 GP)3.90.370.870.680.470.00
2018 to 201978469173129961
-- Per Game (231 GP)3.40.300.750.560.420.00