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#23
Nelson Cruz
AVG HR RBI
.305 5 19
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)


Latest News
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 23 82 12 25 6 0 5 19 14 22 1 0 .305 .400 .561
Career 1293 4765 689 1312 258 12 289 814 440 1196 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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