Robinson Cano
Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano (2B)

Seattle Mariners - 99% owned
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Robinson Cano finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored on Monday against the Yankees. Cano is 10-for-30 with two doubles, two home runs, five RBI, and seven runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .870 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has a hit in eight of his last 10 games, keeping up with a hot 2B class in the American League with his 28 home runs, 79 RBI, and 82 runs scored this season. He is hitting .271 with five doubles, five home runs, 14 runs scored, and 14 RBI this month.

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Robinson Cano goes 3-for-5 in win

Thu, Aug 18th 11:26am EDT
By Corey Young

Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with one extra-base hit in Wednesday's win on the road against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Wednesday marks Cano's fifth multi-hit game in the month of August. He's batting .266/.299/.469 with 30 total bases in that stretch. Although Cano and the Mariners are 8-2 in their last 10 games, they are still trailing the Rangers by 6.5 games in the American League West.

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Robinson Cano hitless on Monday

Tue, Aug 16th 8:18am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Robinson Cano finished 0-for-4 on Monday against the Athletics. Cano is 7-for-26 with a double, two home runs, four runs scored, and four RBI over the last seven days. He has an .863 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is a top-five 2B this season, but only has two multi-hit games in his last ten games, with hits in six of ten games. He is on pace to top 35 home runs for the first time in his career and, with a .291 batting average, could top a .300 average for the ninth time.

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Robinson Cano homers in win

Thu, Aug 11th 12:46pm EDT
By Corey Young

Robinson Cano hits his 25th homer of the season in Wednesday's win against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Cano also went 2-for-4 with a run and one RBI. Although Cano is batting just .246 in his last 15 games, he has three home runs and 10 RBI in that stretch. The Mariners are streaking right now going 8-2 in the month of August. However, the Rangers still have a large seven game lead on them in the AL West.

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Robinson Cano finished 1-for-5 with a runs cored and RBI on Friday. Cano is 6-for-30 over his last seven days, clubbing three extra-base hits, scoring four runs, and driving in six RBI. Cano has an .875 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cano had back-to-back hitless games coming into Friday, so a run scored and RBI was nice to see for fantasy owners. A batting average around .300 and 30-35 home runs keeps Cano as a top-five 2B option, but he only had a .793 OPS in July and is 5-for-20 in August.

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Robinson Cano went 0-for-2 with a hit by pitch and a sacrifice fly producing the Mariners only run in a 10-to-1 loss to the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has struggled a bit since the All-Star break and it could have something to do with his participation in the Home Run Derby. His averaged is still hovering above .300 and he can get hot at any time.

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Robinson Cano is 4-for-29 with a home run since the All-Star break. Cano has a .275 batting average, seven extra-base hits, seven RBI, and nine runs scored in July. He has an .885 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cano's home run on July 19 was his 22nd of the season, but that is the lone bright spot of the second half for Cano. He is still on pace for nearly 40 home runs and 100 RBI, but his batting average has dropped from .313 to .300 over the last 10 games.

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Robinson Cano finished 2-for-5 with his 21st home run of the season on Sunday, matching his home run total from 2015 in the first half of the 2016 season. Cano has a .375 batting average with six extra-base hits, four RBI, and seven runs scored in July. He has a .923 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cano was once a first round draft pick and, while second base has become much more of an offensive position, he is on pace for his best offensive season. He is a safe bet to hit 30 home runs for the second time in his career and has already topped 20 for the seventh time of his career; even though he does not steal bases, he is a top-five 2B with power and a .313 batting average, an asset for any fantasy roster.

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Robinson Cano with a huge game

Thu, Jul 7th 8:24am EDT
By Chris Zolli

The Astros beat the Mariners 9-8 on Wednesday night, but that was not any fault of Robinson Cano, who finished 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, two walks, and two RBI. Cano now is 9-for-26 with five runs scored over his last seven days, but those two RBI are his only over the last week. He has a .916 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has regained his top-three 2B value in 2016 and now has 43 extra-base hits this season and is eighth in the American League with 56 RBI. The home run was his first since June 17, but he is still seventh in the American League with 20 home runs and now has hits in nine of his last 10 games.

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Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a run and a walk in Saturday's 12-6 victory over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Cano was one of the few Mariner batters who didn't drive in a run on Saturday. Despite the so-so performance Cano is still sporting a .301 average with 19 home runs, 54 RBI, and 58 runs. He is certainly making a case to be the starting second baseman for the American League All-Star team this year.

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Robinson Cano finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has hit safely in each of his last five games, and he has multiple hits in four of his last nine played. He continues to be an elite fantasy producer at 2B with an OPS over .900 on the season.

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Robinson Cano picks up two hits

Sun, Jun 19th 10:19pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 in a 2-to-1 loss to the Red Sox. Both hits were singles.

Fantasy Impact: Cano raised his average to .301 after today's game. He has been hot over his last 15 games by batting .328 with three home runs, five RBI, and 10 runs. Cano is having a MVP-level season and there is no indication of him slowing down.

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In last night's 6-4 win in Tampa, Robinson Cano put up at least two hits for the sixth time in nine games. Cano is now batting .297 on the season to go with is 18 HRs, 51 RBI and 50 runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: If Cano were putting up those type of numbers at first base or in the outfield, he would still be an elite player, but for a middle infielder to do that for fantasy teams is just superb. He is a top notch asset for the remainder of the season.

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Robinson Cano scores a run

Sun, Jun 5th 6:06pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has been a bit cold over the last week, as he is batting under .200 with one home run and four RBI. He has scored 10 runs however and, despite not getting on base the amount we are used to, is still finding other ways to make an impact for fantasy owners.

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Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with three runs scored in the Mariners' comeback win against the Padres on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Cano continues to be one of the best assets in fantasy baseball, especially considering his position of 2B. He's just shy of the league leaders with 16 home runs despite playing half of his games at pitcher-friendly Safeco. He's posted an impressive OPS of .940 and has shown no signs of slowing down.

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Robinson Cano had a part in a huge 13-to-3 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday. He went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Cano's home run came in the 8th inning when the game was well in hand. He has now homered in back-to-back games and after a small slump seems to be right back on track. He is tied for second in home runs and tied for first in RBI in all of baseball. He will try to keep it going when the Mariners play on Friday against the Twins.

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Robinson Cano had a large hand in the Mariners 6-to-5 win over the Athletics on Tuesday. He went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, three RBI and one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Cano's home run brought the Mariners to within one run in the eight inning before Leonys Martin hit a walk-off home run in the ninth. Cano is now up to 42 RBI and 13 home runs while batting .292. He is continuing to play at a MVP level.

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Robinson Cano reaches base twice

Sat, May 21st 10:32pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 0-for-3 with two walks in Saturday's 4-0 victory over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has seen his batting average dip below .300 as he is in a bit of a slump. Over his last seven games, he is batting just .231 with zero home runs, four RBI, and six runs. He was on a tear before this recent mini slump so don't plan on this current trend to last long.

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Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Cano now has 11 doubles on the season to go along with his 12 home runs. He has been piling on the extra base-hits has a .301 batting average to boot. He has cooled off a little after a scorching hot start earlier this month but he is still adding to his season numbers at an impressive rate.

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Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's victory over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has been on fire as of late and is sporting a .307 average and leads the American League with 12 home runs and 33 RBI. Cano is playing at a MVP level for the surprising first-place Mariners to start off this season.

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Robinson Cano drives in four

Fri, May 6th 12:17am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with four RBI in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is now up to 30 RBI on the season and has risen his average to .287. With a full slate of health, Cano is showing he still has elite prowess at the plate and is one of the best fantasy options at second base.

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Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Monday's victory over the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has now raised his average to .257 and has gone 5-for-8 over the last two games. In the early going, Cano has provided excellent power numbers, but his average was taking a hit because of it. If he continues to build on these last two performances, he will be one of the better hitting threats in all of baseball and a strong option in DFS leagues every night.

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Robinson Cano goes hitless

Sat, Apr 30th 12:14pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 0-for-4 and left three runners stranded on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Cano's average fell to .236 after this game. He has been very productive in the run producing area with eight home runs and 24 RBI but he is struggling to get on base consistently. Once the weather starts to warm up, so does Cano, so expect an uptick in average very soon.

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Robinson Cano knocks in a run

Tue, Apr 26th 7:28am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Robinson Cano finished 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in the Mariners' 3-2 win over the Astros on Monday night. Cano only has a .224 batting average this season, but his .500 slugging percentage has his OPS at a solid .806.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is better known for his average, but his power has made the difference for fantasy owners so far this season. He has nine extra-base hits, including six home runs, 10 runs scored, and has driven in 15 runs. Fantasy owners should bet highly on Cano having a batting average around .300, as he is a career .306 hitter, and he is a safe bet to surpass or equal his 55 extra-base hit average that he has in two years with the Mariners. He is a top-three 2B and his power may make him the top 2B in 2016.

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Robinson Cano had a big day at the plate going 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, and two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Cano stepped up to the plate in the top of the 10th and sent a pitch out for a three-run home run. He has been going through a bit of a slump at the plate but he broke out in a major way today. Hopefully this gets him going back on the right path.

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Robinson Cano had a five-game hitting streak snapped on Wednesday afternoon, finishing 0-for-4 with a strikeout. The hitless game saw Cano's batting average drop to .214 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cano has shown power this season, with five home runs and 10 RBI, but has not provided the usual high batting average that fantasy owners are accustomed to and has a .797 OPS. He is a notoriously slow starter in April, so the five home runs are more important than the .214 batting average, as his average will creep up closer to .300 as the weather warms up. Cano has shown better plate discipline, with five walks against nine strikeouts, and is in a healthy argument with Jose Altuve and Dee Gordon as the top 2B in fantasy baseball.


Robinson Cano drives in one

Sat, Apr 16th 10:24pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk in Saturday's win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is batting just .222, but he does have five home runs and 10 RBI. As long as Cano can keep driving in runs when he does get a hit, he will be one of the top fantasy second baseman out there. Of course his batting average will surely rise as the season progresses.

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Robinson Cano hits fifth home run

Wed, Apr 13th 7:10pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's victory over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is batting just .189 to start the season, but he does now have five home runs and eight RBI. It is taking some time for Cano to get his footing at the plate and you have to think he will start getting that batting average up soon.

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Robinson Cano draws a walk

Mon, Apr 11th 1:09am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 0-for-4 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: The entire Mariners lineup has been cold out of the gates and Cano has been just a slight exception. He does already have four home runs, but he is batting just .240. The good news here is that he has shown that his power ability is back and it is only a matter of time before he starts hitting for average at the high clip we are used to.

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Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a single. He also struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: After starting out on fire with four home runs through his first three games, Cano has gone 2-for-8 in the last two games. The Mariners have faced left-handed pitchers in four of the first five games so expect Cano to get back on track when he starts getting some at-bats against right-handed pitchers.

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Robinson Cano had another huge day at the plate on Wednesday going 2-for-4 with two home runs, five RBI, two runs scored, and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is on fire as he has now homered in every game this season and has four total home runs. Those four home runs also account for all of his base hits thus far. He slipped a little on draft day because of his age and a small decline last season, but he is showing to be a superb value for those who got him.

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Robinson Cano has gotten off to a nice start, hitting a home run in each of the first two games this season. He went 1-for-5 with the solo home run in the 8th inning.

Fantasy Impact: While he has not hit for average over the first two games, he is showing that his power stroke is back. Cano's home run off Rangers reliever Tom Wilhemsen was a monster shot that landed in the second deck. The base hits will start to come soon and enjoy the power he is providing in the meantime.

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Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Cano had a tough match up with Cole Hamels on the mound for the Rangers. He was able to send the second pitch he saw and turn on it and send a line drive just over the wall. While he failed to reach base in his other three plate appearances, it is good to see his power is on full display early, and he is ready for a big season.

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Robinson Cano was simply on fire at the plate on Sunday as he went 4-for-4 with three home runs, seven RBI, and four runs scored. He also tacked on a walk for good measure.

Fantasy Impact: It was already apparent that Cano was fully healthy and ready to go but this performance puts an exclamation point on that notion. Cano is batting .370 with six home runs and 15 RBI. His draft stock may be rising for those leagues that have yet to draft.

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Robinson Cano strikes out twice

Thu, Mar 24th 8:00pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano had a mixed bag of results at the plate on Thursday. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is now batting .316 with a .982 OPS and is ready to get the regular season started. Batting third in a lineup that sandwiches him with Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz should lead to plenty of run creating opportunities for Cano this season. Expect an elite 2016 campaign from a healthy Cano.

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Robinson Cano goes 2-for-3

Thu, Mar 17th 12:49am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano found his gap power in Wednesday's victory over the Giants. He went 2-for-3 smacking a double and a triple while scoring a run.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is now batting .308 and looks fully healthy so far this Spring. As long as he avoids any type of injury he is set to enter the season with a full slate of health and poised for a major bounce back season.

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Robinson Cano smacks home run

Sun, Mar 6th 2:21am EST
By Kyle Smith

Robinson Cano went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run off of Angels starter Nate Smith.

Fantasy Impact: Cano is looking to bounce back from a .779 OPS which was the third worst of his career. After battling injury for the first half of the 2015 season, Cano came on strong in the second half and played at his elite level we are used to. He underwent a hernia surgery in the off-season but he appears to be completely healthy and ready to go.

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Robinson Cano said on Thursday that he is "98 percent" recovered from his October hernia surgery. (Source: Greg Johns on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cano battled nagging injuries for most of the 2015 season and it showed in his numbers. He hit .287 which was the second lowest of his career as well as striking out a career high 107 times. The encouraging sign was the second half of the season when he batted .331 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI, and 44 runs scored. Cano should be ready for when the Cactus League begins and he is a prime candidate for a bounce back season and possibly could return to the top of the second baseman rankings.


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: MLB.com)

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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