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Who Should I Start?

Javier Baez or Nelson Cruz


Who Should I Start? Player Summaries
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Expert
Recommendation
64%
Recommended by
7 of 11 experts
36%
Recommended by
4 of 11 experts
Rankings 
   
Rest of Season# 38# 39
VBR# 51# 328
   
Projections 
   
Runs7677
Home Runs3329
RBI9088
Stolen Bases114
Batting Average.272.257
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Chris Meaney
FTN
# 37# 39
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 34# 37
   
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
# 37# 47
   
Carmen Maiorano
FantasyPros
# 24# 41
   
Jordan Eisen
Field of Vision Sports
# 36# 44
   
Chris Clegg
Fantrax
# 34# 44
   
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
# 35# 53
   
Brad Camara
FantasyPros
# 47# 25
   
Mike Maher
FantasyPros
# 44# 27
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 42# 34
   
Ryan Amore
Pitcher List
# 48# 40
   
Who Should I Start? Player Statistics
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2021 Stats 
   
   
At Bats2733
   
Runs94
   
Hits128
   
Singles75
   
Doubles10
   
Triples00
   
Home Runs43
   
RBI106
   
Stolen Bases03
   
Caught Stealing00
   
Walks31
   
Strikeouts615
   
Batting Average.444.242
   
On Base Pct.469.286
   
Slugging Pct.926.515
   
On-base Plus Slugging1.395.801
   
Who Should I Start? Player Projections
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
2021 Projections 
   
   
At Bats470569
   
Runs7677
   
Hits128146
   
Singles7386
   
Doubles2128
   
Triples14
   
Home Runs3329
   
RBI9088
   
Stolen Bases114
   
Caught Stealing04
   
Walks5329
   
Strikeouts138170
   
Batting Average.272.257
   
On Base Pct.360.300
   
Slugging Pct.532.469
   
On-base Plus Slugging.892.768
   
Who Should I Start? Player Notes
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
News 
 Minnesota DH Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in a 4-3 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Matthew Terelle
Sat, Apr 10th
Javier Baez connected with a second-inning homer to briefly give the Cubs a 1-0 lead Sunday versus the Pirates. The homer was his third of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 12th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Matthew Terelle
Tue, Apr 6th
Javier Baez connected on a two-run homer versus the Pirates Thursday. It changed the score from Pittsburgh 2-1 to the Cubs 3-2. The Cubs would win 4-2. Baez also stole his third base of the season.
Jamie Mellor
Fri, Apr 9th
 Minnesota Twins DH Nelson Cruz had a big game in a 15-6 win over the Tigers on Monday. Cruz went 3-for-6 with a double, two homers, and five RBI in the win.
Matthew Terelle
Mon, Apr 5th
Javier Baez went 1-for-3 versus Milwaukee Monday. His lone hit was also his first homer of the season which was a solo blast. Baez got hit right above his knee but stayed in the game.
Jamie Mellor
Tue, Apr 6th
 Nelson Cruz is serving as the Twins' DH and hitting third on Monday against the Tigers.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Mon, Apr 5th
Javier Baez went 0-for-4 versus the Pirates Sunday. He did drive in the eventual winning run when the Pirates committed an error. Baez seems to be involved in more than his share of weird plays so after awhile, you might be tempted to refer to it as the Baez Effect. My father and I do.
Jamie Mellor
Mon, Apr 5th
 Twins DH Nelson Cruz is absent from Thursday's Opening Day lineup.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Thu, Apr 1st
Javier Baez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and one driven in. He also stole two bases on the same trip around the bases.
Jamie Mellor
Sun, Apr 4th
Notes 
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Who Should I Start? Player Schedules
  Nelson Cruz
DH - MIN
Nelson Cruz
Javier Baez
SS - CHC
Javier Baez
Date OppOpp PitcherVBROppOpp PitcherVBR
Tue, Apr 13thvs BOS@ MIL
Wed, Apr 14thvs BOS@ MIL
Fri, Apr 16th@ LAAvs ATL
Sat, Apr 17th@ LAAvs ATL
Sun, Apr 18th@ LAAvs ATL