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Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz

DH - FA

Age: 41Bats: RThrows: R

2022 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #62
Best / Worst #39 / #133
ADP #166

Roster %

 
Yahoo
93%
 
ESPN
95%

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Nelson Cruz hits a solo shot in win over the Yankees

Nelson Cruz went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz has been struggling at the plate and is hitting just .136 (6-for-44) with 15 strikeouts over the last 13 games. Overall the 41-year-old slugger is hitting .266 with 32 homers, 86 RBI, 79 runs scored, and three stolen bases in 571 plate appearances on the season.

John Aubin16 weeks ago
Nelson Cruz scores a run in win over the Marlins

Nelson Cruz went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts and scored a run as the Rays beat the Marlins by an 8-0 score.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz has been in a mini-slump and has missed four of the last nine games with illness and over that time is just 2-for-17 with eight strikeouts. Look for the 41-year-old slugger to start to heat up again and is worth rostering in most fantasy leagues.

John Aubin17 weeks ago
Nelson Cruz misses game on Friday with forearm injury

Nelson Cruz (forearm) was out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz was hit by a pitch during Thursday's game, but X-rays came back negative and he was merely diagnosed with a right forearm contusion. The veteran slugger should return to action on Saturday.

John Aubin18 weeks ago
Nelson Cruz scores a run in win over the Tigers

Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a run scored on Saturday as the Rays beat the Tigers by a 7-2 score.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz is hot right now hitting .500 (12-for-24) with three home runs and eight RBI over his last five games. The 41-year-old slugger is hitting .279 with 30 home runs and 82 RBIs and should be rostered in most fantasy leagues.

John Aubin18 weeks ago
Nelson Cruz has big night at the plate on Tuesday

Nelson Cruz went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, four RBI, and three total runs scored in Tuesday's 12-7 win over Boston.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz is heating up at the plate and over his last four games is 9-for-20 with four homers and nine RBI. The 41-year-old slugger should be rostered in most fantasy leagues.

John Aubin19 weeks ago
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