As you may have noticed we have transformed Scout into a data and stats driven service geared towards helping invested fans make the right decisions on a daily basis. This is our new Fantasy Scouting Report that we produce for each fantasy relevant player. We treat them like a stock and report their value in season long fantasy, the current fantasy week, and if applicable, on FanDuel and on DraftKings. We establish what is expected of the player based on fantasy ownership %, start %, and DFS Salary and see if our proprietary forecasting model projects a better or worse than expected performance. For complete recaps of the best and worst values for each market (season, weekly, daily), injury reports and team outlooks be sure to check out the new Scout.
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.
|REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2018|
|#1 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)||137 FP, 4.01 per game||440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#11)|
|#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)||130 FP, 3.79 per game||466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)|
|#3 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)||128 FP, 3.56 per game||524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)|
|#4 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)||127 FP, 3.81 per game||414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)|
|#5 Josh Bell (99% OWN)||121 FP, 3.35 per game||370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#32)|
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.
|Rest of 2019||137||11.7||33||24||15.3||0.1|
|-- Per Game (34 Proj)||4.0||0.34||0.95||0.71||0.45||0.00|
|8/19 to 8/25 (5.4 Games)||22.7||1.9||5.5||4.1||2.4||0.02|
|-- Per Game (87 GP)||3.9||0.37||0.87||0.68||0.47||0.00|
|2018 to 2019||784||69||173||129||96||1|
|-- Per Game (231 GP)||3.4||0.30||0.75||0.56||0.42||0.00|