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Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz

DH - MIN
Age: 40Bats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #33
Best / Worst #21 / #57
ADP #79

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If you removed Cruz's age from the equation, he'd be a top pick in fantasy. Despite missing nearly a quarter of the season to injury last year, he again put up elite numbers, topping 40 home runs and 100 RBI while batting .311. Cruz will be 40 this year, never plays the field and is starting to miss more time to injuries. But he's essentially forgotten in most drafts and has shown very little skills decline. Don't shy away from him on draft day even though he clogs your utility spot.

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Nelson Cruz not planning to retire after 2020

Nelson Cruz told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he does not plan to retire after the 2020 season.

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Why would he? The 40-year-old slugger had one of the best seasons of his career in 2019, belting 41 homers and hitting .311 in just 120 games. “I don’t see it [soon]," Cruz said. "A lot of people who retire from baseball do it because injuries start to come. They kill you during the game, and you don’t want to be in pain. You start to not perform the way you used to, and the game takes you out. But my body is in good shape, and I’m doing everything I can to keep it that way. Why would I retire?”

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#45#29#8047
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Dynasty #162#74#2063
ECR vs ADP
Projections
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Projections (2020 Season)
ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
1913154901441225300.283.358.560.918
Stats
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPSBABIP
2017SEA1555569116028039119701401.288.375.549.924.315
2018SEA144519701331813797551221.256.342.509.851.264
2019MIN1204548114126041108561310.311.392.6391.031.351
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPOPS
Sat, Sep 28@ KCW, 4-34121011010.500.5002.000
Fri, Sep 27@ KCW, 6-24030001000.750.7501.500
Wed, Sep 25@ DETW, 5-14121001000.500.5001.250
Tue, Sep 24@ DETW, 4-23010000110.333.500.833
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup
Fri, Jul 24th@ CWS8:10pm
Sat, Jul 25th@ CWS2:10pm
Sun, Jul 26th@ CWS2:10pm
Tue, Jul 28thvs STL8:10pm
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