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Robinson Cano (2B)

Seattle Mariners

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Robinson Cano goes 2-for-4

Tue, Sep 29th 3:19am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano was one of three a few Mariners on Monday to record a hit. He went 2-for-4 with two singles.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is currently sporting a .282/.330/.436 slash line for the season. While his season wasn't up to his normal standards he has still been one of the top fantasy options at second base this season.


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Robinson Cano had his game of the year on Tuesday, hitting a solo home run in the first and a three-run devastator in the third to make it 6-0 in route to an 11-2 thumping of the first-place Royals.

Fantasy Impact: The bombs were Cano's only two hits of the night, but he sure made them count. Cano now sits at .283/19/73 on the season, but he's done it very quietly up in the Pacific Northwest.


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Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano had a great game on Sunday, going 2 for 4 with a three-run homer and a total of four RBIs. Cano also added a walk for good measure. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cano has hiked his average to .281 and his hitting .326 with eleven homers since the All-Star break. He certainly appears to be over the stomach ailment that plauged him earlier this year, and is an elite second baseman to close out the year.


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Robinson Cano hti his first home run since August 23rd on Tuesday, a two-run shot in the eighth inning, but the Mariners fell short of the Rangers, 9-6.

Fantasy Impact: After an August which saw Cano raise his average 23 points and hit three home runs, the once-elite second baseman has slowed down again. The talent is still there, but Cano just hasn't put everything back together.


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Robinson Cano has found his stride in the second half and he had a .351 batting average in August with 10 extra-base hits. Cano has a .350 batting average in the second half, talling 17 extra-base hits, 28 RBI, and scoring 28 runs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Cano has seen his .660 OPS in the first half rise to .975 in the second half and he should be valued as a top-three 2B once again. He now has 46 extra-base hits for the season and his 28 RBI In the second half nearly match his 30 RBI from the first half. Back-to-back months with more than 15 runs scored and RBI show Cano's production and he could reach 20 home runs once again after dropping beneath 20 home runs in 2014 for the first time since 2008.


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Playing designated hitter, Cano went 1-for-2 with two walks and a two-run home run off of John Danks of the White Sox, raising his average to .274 on the year as his hot summer continues after a tepid spring.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is hitting extremely well and seems to have recovered from whatever physical or mental roadblock was holding him back early in the year. In his last 30 games Cano is slashing .331/.396/.545 with six home runs and has provided the other part of the punch in the lineup that Seattle envisioned when they paired Cano and Nelson Cruz this offseason.


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Over the last 10 days, the Mariners' star 2B has hit .351 with eight RBI and has looked locked in both in the field and at the plate. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: With a series in Boston upcoming, look for Cano to continue his hot stretch and put up big numbers in the house of his former team's rival.


Since June 9th, Robinson Cano is hitting .294 with a 345 OBP and .508 slugging percentage. He also has added 14 doubles, a triple, and nine home runs. With four more doubles, Robinson Cano will become 1st player ever to have at least 30 doubles in his first 11 seasons.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has basically matched his numbers from his Yankees career, when he was one of the top-five 2B, and should be relied upon as a top-five 2B for the rest of the season.


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Cano sat out Wednesday's game against Arizona with a Grade 1 abdominal strain. The injury will keep the Mariners second baseman on the bench for a couple days. According to manager Lloyd McClendon, Cano will be eased back into the lineup at the DH position upon his return. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cano has shined recently, posting a .324/.384/.598 line over the last 30 games, making this setback frustrating. The Mariners look to be fading rapidly from contention, so they are unlikely to rush their star back until he is at full health. Owners will likely need to rely on other infielders for the rest of the week.


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Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a walk, a strikeout, and a three-run homer against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It's difficult to make up for nearly half a season of disappointment in the course of one month, but Cano is tryng his best to do just that. Cano is batting at a high mark even for his normal standards at .345 for July, to go with six homers, 17 RBI, and 18 runs. Cano likely won't live up to first round value, but things are looking up for the fantasy owners that held on to him.


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Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a single and a solo-HR against the Tigers on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Cano seems to have worked past whatever stomach ailment he was battling, as he's been back to his ball-smashing ways thus far in July. Cano is batting at a .328 clip, with five homers, and 11 runs and RBI this month. Fantasy owners that have had no choice but to cling to the former stud 2B might finally be getting paid off for their patience (or desperation).


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Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano has been battling a stomach ailment for over a year, according to Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today Sports. Cano describes the ailment. "It still affects me,'' Cano said. "Sometimes you drink water and it makes you feel like vomiting. I can't eat the same way I did. It's hard to deal with, especially being the first time this has happened to me. Sometimes I eat only once a day before playing, because I feel full. And you just don't have the same energy.'' (Source: Jorge L. Ortiz)

Fantasy Impact: Cano said he had been hesitant to disclose the ailment in order to avoid making excuses. His critics will likely tout the ailment as just that, but if it is as he says it is then it can help explain his tough 2015 campaign. Considering the illness is said to be lingering, with no end in sight, this news likely deflates any remaining value he had from owners looking to sell low. Those that want to buy low should do so with caution.


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Robinson Cano back in the lineup after Saturday scare. “I feel good,” Cano said before the game. “No headaches and I slept better than I have in a while. It just hurts right where the ball hit me. I was lucky.” Cano did not have one of his better games, going 0-for-3 with a walk & two strikeouts. (Source: Seattle Times)

Fantasy Impact: The good news is Robinson Cano is ok after getting hit in the head by an arrant throw on Saturday. The bad news is that Robinson Cano is still riding career-low offensive numbers.


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Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo-HR and a strikeout against the Angels on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It was Cano's second homer in the last four games as his power bat is finally showing signs of life. He's also had at least one hit in each of those four games, so perhaps Cano can get something going and salvage what has been a mediocre season thus far.


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Robinson Cano was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to a stiff lower back. Manager Lloyd McClendon said that Cano felt tightness during Wednesday's matchup vs. San Francisco. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: Keep Robinson Cano out of your lineup until further notice.


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Robinson Cano went 2-for-5 with two singles against the Giants on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: As sad as it is, a multi-hit game is about as exciting as Cano's games get these days. He's only batting .200 this month with no homers and far more strikeouts (13) than walks (2). Cano is viable only in AL-Only leagues due to his consistent playing time.


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Robinson Cano went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a RBI, and a strikeout against the Indians on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Cano was able to get to Indians SP Kluber twice for doubles, a rare feat. Cano still hasn't put together much of anything this season, batting a mere .242 with two home runs. He's more of an AL-Only play at this point.


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Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and two strikeouts against the Rays on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Cano's time on the base paths continues to be negative, as he was picked off at first on Thursday, to go with being 1-for-4 in SB attempts. That tacked on with his lack of power (2 HRs) and mediocre average (.248) makes Cano one of the biggest non-injury disappointments of the season, in fantasy and reality.


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Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a single, a walk, and a two-run HR against the Indians on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is in the midst of the worst season of his career, batting a mere .257 with two homers, one of which he hit Saturday night. Fantasy owners could have predicted a low HR total being in Seattle (and after the 14 HR effort last season), but the dropoff in batting average has been surprising for all, and quite sudden. Keep him active in hopes for a return to form, but don't expect it.


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Robinson Cano broke out of a weekend-long hitless streak by going 2-for-4 with two RBI singles in the Mariners' 4-1 win over Tampa Bay. Cano had gone 0-for-11 in Toronto over the weekend, with only one walk. Cano's batting average climbed to .253 with Monday's performance.

Fantasy Impact: Cano continues to have a disappointing 2015, however he has struggled out of the gate in the past. As recently as 2013 and 2011, he hit barely over .250 in the month of May, but has finished well over .300 for the season each time. Fantasy owners should continue to roll with Cano. There is simply too much talent there to give up on him this early.


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Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with two singles and a walk against the Orioles on Thursday. He also struckout once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is having another month without a lot of value for his fantasy owners, batting .265 with no homers and only one stolen base. Worse still, he was caught stealing on Thursday, making him 1-for-4 in attempts thus far. If you still have Cano at this point you're stuck as the return on a trade would be pitiful, and dropping him is still unwise. Keep him active and hope for a production spike.


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Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout against the Red Sox on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a disappointing season thus far for the former consensus #1 second baseman. Cano only has one homer thus far, and is hitting a middling .268, but he has managed to hit a good amount of extra-baggers. The 12 doubles have him eighth in MLB, and hopefully those hard hits will eventually turn to homers, at least for the sake of fantasy owners who cling to the hope of a bounce back.


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Robinson Cano went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout against the Astros on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has struggled out of the gate this season, only hitting .255, and an empty one at that. Cano has only one HR, was caught stealing in his single attempt this year, and is behind his usual pace at drawing walks with just six in 102 ABs. Hang onto him in all formats, and hopefully fantasy owners will get some return on their large investment soon.


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Robinson Cano collects two hits

Thu, Apr 16th 2:47am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano has really been struggling at the plate to begin 2015 but he was able to go 2-for-4 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a rough start to the season Cano as he is only batting .211 with one home run and three runs batted in. It is surprising to see him struggle out of the gate with his protection in the order, Nelson Cruz, hitting the ball out of the park at a rapid pace. Fantasy owners should not overreact to the slow start and continue to put him in your lineup.


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Robinson Cano went 2-for-3 with a single and a RBI-double on Wednesday against the Cubs. He also struckout once.

Fantasy Impact: It was another solid performance in what has been a great spring for Cano. He's clearly a top-2 2B (depending on your feelings about Jose Altuve) and the only downside so far is that he has yet to hit a HR in spring training. Cano needs HRs to couple with his excellent batting average to warrant the 1st-round price he's going for, so hopefully he hits a couple longballs soon.


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Robinson Cano goes 1-for-3

Thu, Mar 19th 1:11am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 1-for-3 on Wednesday against the Oakland A's and is now hitting .353 for the spring.

Fantasy Impact: It is typical Cano hitting for a high average and getting on base. By his standards, Cano had a slight down-year last year. However he was still one the premier 2B in fantasy and will continue to be. With the added lineup protection of Nelson Cruz, it is expected that Cano could get closer to the 20 home run mark after finishing with 14 in 2014. Expect Cano to go off the boards by the second round in all fantasy drafts.


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