Nelson Cruz

Seattle Mariners

Cruz misses out on 40th homer in finale

Cruz ended the hear with 39 homers, which is good, but it's slightly disappointing as he finishes short of 40 homers for the first time in 2013. It was still an outstanding season for the designated hitter, and despite the fact he'll turn 38 next year, he's still an offensive force who can help you in every category but stolen bases.

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  • Cruz misses out on 40th homer in finale

    Cruz ended the hear with 39 homers, which is good, but it's slightly disappointing as he finishes short of 40 homers for the first time in 2013. It was still an outstanding season for the designated hitter, and despite the fact he'll turn 38 next year, he's still an offensive force who can help you in every category but stolen bases.

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  • Nelson Cruz hits 39th homer

    Cruz is now just one homer away from reaching 40 for the fourth straight season. That's pretty amazing, considering that he had 14 after three months.

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  • Cruz blasts 38th homer of the season

    The homer came in the fourth inning with one on and one out, and tied the game at two. Cruz has had over 40 homers in three straight seasons, and despite having a stretch of a month where he didn't hit a single homer, he's just two away from making it four straight.

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  • Players are expected to take advantage of under-priced Seattle bats on DraftKings

    Colorado bats are expected to be most popular on FanDuel, where Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado specifically could reach ownership rates around 20%. On DraftKings though, players are likely to take advantage of Seattle under-pricing. Nelson Cruz, Jean Segura and Robinson Cano are all right around $3K and expected to be in a quarter of lineups or more. This affects pitching dynamics as well, as Aaron Nola and Luke Weaver may be under-priced as well, both below $10K (Nola is only $8K) and projected to be in 40% of lineups or more. Current projections see Nola battling Darvish at a similar cost for the top spot on FanDuel.

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  • Three of the top four projected bats reside at Coors tonight

    Charlie Blackmon is the top projected hitter (RotoGrinders Player Projections) on either site by a full point or more tonight. He's at home against Odrisamer Despaigne, who hasn't allowed a lot of hard contact this season, but did allow two of his three HRs this year in his last start and has by far, the lowest strikeout rate on the board tonight (10.9%). He's joined by teammate Nolan Arenado in the top three with Mike Trout sandwiched in between, in Chicago against James Shields. Giancarlo Stanton, also at Coors, facing Tyler Chatwood, is the fourth highest projected batter on either site, with teammates Marcell Ozuna, Justin Bour and Christian Yelich all not too far behind. The Houston Astros have three of the top nine projected batters on either site (Jose Altuve, George Springer, Carlos Correa) in Texas against Andrew Cashner tonight. Cashner has allowed seven of his 15 HRs over his last eight starts, including only his second multi-HR game of the season, not at home, but in Seattle last time out. His exceptional contact management has taken a hit with a hard hit rate above 35% in three of his last four starts. Springer costs just $3.1K on FanDuel, doubling as a top projected value there (4.23 Pt/$/K). On DraftKings, a pair of Mariners (Robinson Cano 3 Pt/$/K and Nelson Cruz 2.93 Pt/$/K) rate as top values.

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  • Cruz goes 2-for-5 with a solo homer vs Tribe

    He went yard off reliever Nick Goody in the eighth inning of the lopsided contest. Cruz is one of the oldest players in the league and remains one of the very best hitters. He now has 37 home runs and will need to go on a bit of a flurry over the final week if he wants to hit 40 for the fourth consecutive year. He has a .289 batting average with 115 RBI and 87 runs scored in 148 games.

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  • Nelson Cruz walks it off for Mariners

    It snapped Seattle's six-game losing streak. Cruz has homered in three straight, and now it looks like he just might get to 40 for the fourth straight season; he's at 36 with eight games left to play.

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  • Nelson Cruz crushes 35th home run in loss

    His solo shot off of Cole Hamels got the M's on the board in the seventh inning and would account for their only offense in the ballgame. Cruz finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now slashing .286/.375/.539 with 35 bombs and 112 RBI on the year.

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  • Nelson Cruz hits 34th homer

    Cruz needs to catch fire in order to reach 40 homers for the fourth straight year -- he has 10 games to hit six -- but he has established a new career high with 112 RBI this year, topping his 2014 total of 108. His .375 OBP would also go down as a career high.

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  • Cruz scores four times as M's roll Rangers

    Cruz was an unstoppable force in the middle of the M's lineup, doubling in the second, reaching base by HBP in the third, doubling again in the fifth, chipping in an RBI single in the sixth and homering in the seventh before manager Scott Servais decided Cruz had done enough for one day. The homer was his 33rd of the season, giving him an American League-best 109 RBI and 82 runs scored on the year. The 37-year-old is slashing .289/.375/.541 with a few weeks remaining in the regular season.

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