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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.
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.
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|Sun, Sep 27||vs. CIN||-||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||.000||.250||.250|
|Sat, Sep 26||vs. CIN||-||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||.250||.250||.500|
|Fri, Sep 25||vs. CIN||-||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||3||0||.000||.400||.400|
|Fri, Sep 18||@ CHC||-||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.000||.250||.250|
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|Thu, Apr 1st||@ MIL||2:10pm|
|Sat, Apr 3rd||@ MIL||7:10pm|
|Sun, Apr 4th||@ MIL||2:10pm|
|Mon, Apr 5th||@ DET||1:10pm|