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Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz

DH,Util - MIN

Age: 40Bats: RThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #41
Best / Worst #24 / #70
ADP #87

Ownership

 
Yahoo
97%
 
ESPN
97%

Eligibility

Yahoo Util
ESPN DH
CBS DH
Expert Note
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If you ascribe to the "I'd rather jump off a year too early than too late" philosophy, then you probably haven't been drafting Cruz for the last several years. But if not, then you've not only drafted one of the most underrated fantasy bats in recent memory, but you're probably going to do so again this year. Cruz is back on a one-year deal with the Twins, and he's coming off another utterly dominant season. Fine, his strikeout rate rose again a bit, he didn't hit the ball quite as hard, and he's eligible at utility only. But other than the fact that he will be 41 years old this season, there's nothing in his profile that should cause you to expect significant decline. Prepare to be having the same debate next year, after Crus puts up another 35-homer season this year.

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Nelson Cruz agrees to one-year deal with Twins

Nelson Cruz has agreed to a one-year deal worth $13 million with the Twins.

Fantasy Impact

This was the most likely destination all along for Cruz, who seemingly tried to wait as long as possible to sign to see if the National League would adopt the DH and give him more leverage in negotiations. Cruz will be 41 years old this season but there's been little decline in his overall performance, as he batted .303 with 16 home runs in 53 games last year. He'll be eligible at utility only for fantasy purposes, but that, combined with his age, will likely depress his draft price and make him a value in fantasy leagues.

Dan Harris3 weeks ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#58#29#11321
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Dynasty #175#121#2333
Projections
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Projections (2021 Season)
ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
4987713423133905614310.272.343.524.868
Stats
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPSBABIP
2018SEA144519701331813797551221.256.342.509.851.264
2019MIN1204548114126041108561310.311.392.6391.031.351
2020MIN53185335660163325580.303.397.595.992.360
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPOPS
Sun, Sep 27vs. CIN-3000000110.000.250.250
Sat, Sep 26vs. CIN-4010001010.250.250.500
Fri, Sep 25vs. CIN-3000000230.000.400.400
Fri, Sep 18@ CHC-3000000100.000.250.250
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1st@ MIL2:10pm
Sat, Apr 3rd@ MIL7:10pm
Sun, Apr 4th@ MIL2:10pm
Mon, Apr 5th@ DET1:10pm
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