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#23
Nelson Cruz
AVG HR RBI
.282 12 40
Team: SeattleHt / Wt: 6-2 / 230 NFBC ADP: 36.91
Position: RFBorn: 7/1/1980 Birthplace: Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Mets (1998)


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May 28 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 5 with an RBI Sunday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Boston Red Sox 5-0. He ended the game with a .286 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz snapped out of a 3-for-32 funk over his previous nine games.
May 27 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)6:36 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-0. He ended the game with a .282 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is 2 for 25 in his last seven games with both of those hits home runs.
May 26 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET23:34 ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST11:04 PM VEN7:34 UAE (+1)10:34 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Boston Red Sox 3-0. He ended the game with a .289 batting average.
May 25 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET15:50 ET19:50 GMT3:50 12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST3:20 PM VEN23:50 UAE2:50 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs Thursday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Washington Nationals 4-2. The homer was his 12th of the season. He ended the game with a .296 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning. He's homered twice in his last three games.
May 23 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 3 Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Washington Nationals 10-1. He ended the game with a .296 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is now just 2 for 21 in his last six games dropping his average 30 points.
May 22 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Chicago White Sox 8-1. The homer was his 11th of the season. He ended the game with a .301 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz has gone just 2 for 18 over his last five games. Perhaps this homer will help him get back on track.
May 21 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST10:49 AM VEN19:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-Cruz went 0 for 3 Saturday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Chicago White Sox 16-1. He ended the game with a .303 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is 1 for 14 in the last four games.
May 20 10:29 AM PT11:29 AM MT12:29 PM CT1:29 PM ET13:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE12:29 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Chicago White Sox 2-1. He ended the game with a .309 batting average.
May 19 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET10:38 ET14:38 GMT22:38 7:38 AM MST9:38 AM EST10:08 AM VEN18:38 UAE9:38 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 Thursday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4. He ended the game with a .317 batting average.
May 18 7:45 AM PT8:45 AM MT9:45 AM CT10:45 AM ET10:45 ET14:45 GMT22:45 7:45 AM MST9:45 AM EST10:15 AM VEN18:45 UAE9:45 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 3 with two RBIs Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0. He ended the game with a .319 batting average.
May 17 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Oakland Athletics 9-6. The homer was his 10th of the season. He ended the game with a .326 batting average.
May 16 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Monday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5. The homer was his ninth of the season. He ended the game with a .319 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz continues to torment Oakland's pitching staff. He has batted .407 with seven homers and 21 RBIs in 23 games against the A's since the start of last season. That includes 6 for 14 in five games this season with two homers and eight RBIs.
May 14 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 2 Sunday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. He ended the game with a .318 batting average.
May 13 2:08 PM PT3:08 PM MT4:08 PM CT5:08 PM ET17:08 ET21:08 GMT5:08 2:08 PM MST4:08 PM EST4:38 PM VEN1:08 UAE (+1)4:08 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 5 Saturday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2. He ended the game with a .323 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz continues to hit, as he's batting .403 with six homers and 23 RBIs over his last 19 games.
May 12 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET22:07 ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST9:37 PM VEN6:07 UAE (+1)9:07 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0. He ended the game with a .320 batting average.
May 11 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBIs Thursday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2. The homer was his eighth of the season. He ended the game with a .331 batting average.
Analysis: Back in the lineup after being limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last two days by a sore hamstring, Cruz ended an eight-game homer drought with a two-run shot in the first inning. The blast increased his AL-leading RBI total to 31, with 23 of those coming over his last 16 contests.
May 11 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET15:42 ET19:42 GMT3:42 12:42 PM MST2:42 PM EST3:12 PM VEN23:42 UAE2:42 PM CT-Cruz is in the lineup for Thursday's game in Toronto.
Analysis: Cruz, batting .325 with seven homers and 29 RBIs, has a sore hamstring and did not play the field Tuesday or Wednesday at Philadelphia. He pinch-hit in both games.
May 9 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET23:54 ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST11:24 PM VEN7:54 UAE (+1)10:54 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 1 with an RBI Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Philadelphia Phillies 10-9. He ended the game with a .325 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz, batting. 325 with seven homers and 28 RBIs, has a sore hamstring and did not play the field Wednesday. He went 1 for 1 as a pinch-hitter. Cruz is batting a robust .419 with five home runs, 21 RBIs and a 1.228 OPS in his last 17 games.
May 8 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Texas Rangers 4-3. He ended the game with a .319 batting average.
May 7 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET12:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE11:36 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 3 with an RBI Saturday as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 8-2. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .330 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz's sixth-inning single to center extended his hitting streak to 15 games. He is hitting .439 during his streak with five doubles, five home runs and 20 RBIs.
May 6 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET11:41 ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST11:11 AM VEN19:41 UAE10:41 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 6 Friday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Texas Rangers 3-1. He ended the game with a .330 batting average.
Analysis: Though he had a string of five straight outings with an RBI end, Cruz extended his hitting streak to 14 games with yet another multi-hit effort. The former Ranger is batting a red-hot .444 (24 for 54) during the run and has racked up five homers and 19 RBIs over his past 11 contests.
May 5 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs Thursday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Los Angeles Angels 11-3. He ended the game with a .330 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz extended his hitting streak to 13 games and continues to torment opposing pitchers. The Seattle slugger is 18 for 38 (.474) with five homers and a whopping 19 RBIs over his last 10 contests.
May 4 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Cruz went 3 for 4 with an RBI Wednesday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Los Angeles Angels 8-7. He ended the game with a .327 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz extended his hitting streak to 12 games, his longest since a career-best 21-game streak during the 2015 season. He's batting .465 with 17 RBIs during that run.
May 3 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 5 with an RBI Tuesday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Los Angeles Angels 6-4. He ended the game with a .309 batting average.
Apr. 30 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET16:43 ET20:43 GMT4:43 1:43 PM MST3:43 PM EST4:13 PM VEN0:43 UAE (+1)3:43 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Cleveland Indians 12-4. The homer was his seventh of the season. He ended the game with a .315 batting average.
Analysis: After sitting out Friday's opener with a sore hamstring, Cruz homered in each of the series' final two games while knocking in four runs to continue his recent tear. Cruz has now gone deep in five of his last six games, a stretch in which he's 11 for 23 (.478) with 14 RBIs and eight runs scored.
Apr. 29 4:59 PM PT5:59 PM MT6:59 PM CT7:59 PM ET19:59 ET23:59 GMT7:59 4:59 PM MST6:59 PM EST7:29 PM VEN3:59 UAE (+1)6:59 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Saturday as the Seattle Mariners fell to the Cleveland Indians 4-3. The homer was his sixth of the season. He ended the game with a .302 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz returned to the lineup after missing Friday's game with a tight hamstring, and the day off didn't cool him off. He has homered in four of his last five games, driving in 12 runs, and is batting .452 during a nine-game hitting streak.
Apr. 28 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Cruz was scratched from Friday's lineup because of a hamstring issue.
Analysis: Reports say the issue is more a cramp than anything else, and Cruz should not miss much time.
Apr. 27 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Detroit Tigers 2-1. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .305 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .481 with three homers, four doubles, 11 RBIs, eight runs and seven walks over an eight-game hitting streak.
Apr. 26 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Cruz homered for the third straight game Wednesday at Detroit.
Analysis: The slugger has hit safely in seven straight games an is 7 for 12 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in his last three contests. He ranks among the major league leaders with 19 RBIs.
Apr. 26 6:51 AM PT7:51 AM MT8:51 AM CT9:51 AM ET9:51 ET13:51 GMT21:51 6:51 AM MST8:51 AM EST9:21 AM VEN17:51 UAE8:51 AM CT-Cruz homered for one of his three hits and had three RBIs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .408 in his last 14 games, and eight of his 15 RBIs over that span have come in the last two games.
Apr. 18 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Cruz hit his second home run of the season Monday.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .370 during a seven-game hitting streak following a 2-for-25 slump to open the season. He's gone deep twice in the past four games.
Apr. 16 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET21:08 ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST8:38 PM VEN5:08 UAE (+1)8:08 PM CT-Cruz had a pair of hits and two RBIs in Sunday's win over Texas.
Analysis: The veteran slugger is 9 for 23 with a homer and five RBIs during a six-game hitting streak after he opened the season in a 2-for-25 slump.
Apr. 11 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Cruz finally broke through with a two-run single in the fifth inning - one of his three hits - in the Mariners' 6-0 win over the Astros on Monday.
Analysis: Hopefully this is a sign that Cruz, 2 for 25 with 11 strikeouts through his first seven games, is about to break out of his slump.
Apr. 9 6:48 PM PT7:48 PM MT8:48 PM CT9:48 PM ET21:48 ET1:48 GMT9:48 6:48 PM MST8:48 PM EST9:18 PM VEN5:48 UAE (+1)8:48 PM CT-Cruz was 0 for 3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Cruz only has two hits in 25 at-bats on the season, but one of them - a double - came on April 5 against the Astros' Charlie Morton, whom Seattle will face again on Monday.
Apr. 8 11:14 AM PT12:14 PM MT1:14 PM CT2:14 PM ET14:14 ET18:14 GMT2:14 11:14 AM MST1:14 PM EST1:44 PM VEN22:14 UAE1:14 PM CT-Cruz went 1 for 4 with an RBI and two strikeouts Friday.
Analysis: Cruz drove in Seattle's only run and recorded his first RBI of the season. It's been a slow start for the slugger, who is 2 for 19 with nine strikeouts.
Apr. 5 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Cruz went 0 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts Tuesday.
Analysis: He is hitless in seven at-bats to open the season.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2005 Mil 8 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .429 .400
2006 Tex 41 130 15 29 3 0 6 22 7 32 1 0 .223 .261 .385
2007 Tex 96 307 35 72 15 2 9 34 21 87 2 4 .235 .287 .384
2008 Tex 31 115 19 38 9 1 7 26 17 28 3 1 .330 .421 .609
2009 Tex 128 462 75 120 21 1 33 76 49 118 20 4 .260 .332 .524
2010 Tex 108 399 60 127 31 3 22 78 38 81 17 4 .318 .374 .576
2011 Tex 124 475 64 125 28 1 29 87 33 116 9 5 .263 .312 .509
2012 Tex 159 585 86 152 45 0 24 90 48 140 8 4 .260 .319 .460
2013 Tex 109 413 49 110 18 0 27 76 35 109 5 1 .266 .327 .506
2014 Bal 159 613 87 166 32 2 40 108 55 140 4 5 .271 .333 .525
2015 Sea 152 590 90 178 22 1 44 93 59 164 3 2 .302 .369 .566
2016 Sea 155 589 96 169 27 1 43 105 62 159 2 0 .287 .360 .555
2017 Sea 49 175 20 50 8 0 12 41 23 39 1 0 .286 .365 .537
Career 1319 4858 697 1337 260 12 296 836 449 1213 75 30 .275 .339 .516

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Tex Total 16 60 13 19 7 0 6 11 3 17 1 0 .317 .349 .733
    LDS 5 20 5 8 2 0 3 3 0 6 1 0 .400 .400 .950
    LCS 6 20 6 7 3 0 2 5 3 6 0 0 .350 .435 .800
    WS 5 20 2 4 2 0 1 3 0 5 0 0 .200 .200 .450
2011 Tex Total 17 62 13 14 2 0 8 16 7 14 0 1 .226 .314 .645
    LDS 4 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .067 .067 .067
    LCS 6 22 7 8 2 0 6 13 2 4 0 1 .364 .440 1.273
    WS 7 25 5 5 0 0 2 3 5 5 0 0 .200 .333 .440
2012 Tex Total 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
    WC 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2014 Bal Total 7 28 5 10 1 0 2 7 2 5 0 0 .357 .400 .607
    LDS 3 12 4 6 0 0 2 5 0 3 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
    LCS 4 16 1 4 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 .250 .333 .313
Career 41 154 31 45 10 0 16 34 12 36 1 1 .292 .347 .669


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