Nelson Cruz

DH · Free Agent

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'2" Weight 230
DOB 1980-07-01 Age 43.2
Hometown Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Dominican Republic
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 34.09, 504th

Season Projections

Source5X5GPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
ATC-$48635231439771301245318423.921.245.318.401.719.156
Steamer-$48335831942771301245328724.321.241.316.395.711.154
THE BAT-$38635232439791501345208223.311.244.293.410.703.166
Zeile-$48534631039741201244298223.721.239.309.394.703.155

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Previewing The 2023-24 Free Agent Class: Designated Hitter

    Headshot for Josh Bell

    Over the past week, we’ve gone around the diamond with looks at the upcoming free agent class. We round out the offensive players with a look at the designated hitters. It is obviously headlined by the two-way star who is likely to break the all-time contract record. There are a handful of accomplished veteran hitters…

    Sep 22 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Marlins Blue Jays Rockies Tigers Padres Red Sox Rangers Diamondbacks Yankees Dodgers Pirates Angels Giants Brewers Josh Bell Brandon Belt Charlie Blackmon Miguel Cabrera Willie Calhoun Matt Carpenter Triston Casas Nelson Cruz Rafael Devers Mitch Garver Lourdes Gurriel Aaron Judge J.D. Martinez Andrew McCutchen Brad Miller Gabriel Moreno Shohei Ohtani Joc Pederson AJ Pollock Jorge Soler Justin Turner Daulton Varsho Jesse Winker
  • Blue Jays Have Shown Interest In Nelson Cruz

    Headshot for Nelson Cruz

    Designated hitter Nelson Cruz is now a free agent after being released by the Padres earlier this week. The Blue Jays are looking for some more offense and have shown some interest in him, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet. Cruz, 43, has a long track record of success in his lengthy career, having launched 464…

    Jul 14 · MLB Trade Rumors Blue Jays Nelson Cruz
  • Nelson Cruz Officially Released By Padres

    Headshot for Nelson Cruz

    The San Diego Padres officially released veteran designated hitter Nelson Cruz on Monday after they designated him for assignment last week. The Padres move to designate Cruz came as a surprise to many. The 43-year-old seven-time All-Star was hitting .245 (35-for-143) at the time with five home runs, five doubles, a triple, 23 RBI and nine runs scored in 49 games as a part-time designated hitter for the Friars, but he also wasn't an option at all defensively and had been striking out 30.3 percent of the time. The Boomstick began to show signs of sharp decline last year with the Washington Nationals, and this may be the end of the line for a player that had a Hall of Fame career.

    Jul 11 · Source via Padres Nelson Cruz
  • Nelson Cruz Designated For Assignment

    Headshot for Nelson Cruz

    The San Diego Padres designated veteran designated hitter Nelson Cruz for assignment on Tuesday. It comes as a bit of a surprise after Cruz had been serving as a pretty regular designated hitter for the Friars while mostly facing left-handed pitching. The 43-year-old Dominican is obviously past his prime and at the tail end of his illustrious major-league career, but he was holding his own with a .245 average (35-for-143) with five home runs, five doubles, a triple and 23 RBI in 49 games played. The Padres are looking to change things up as they head into the All-Star break of a very disappointing first half of the season. With Cruz out of the picture now, Rougned Odor should see an increase in playing time moving forward.

    Jul 4 · Source via Padres Nelson Cruz Rougned Odor
  • SeasonTeam5X5GPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    2006TEX-4113813015293062273223.210.223.261.385.646.162
    2007TEX-963313073572152934218726.324.235.287.384.671.149
    2008TEX-31133115193891726172821.131.330.421.6091.030.279
    2009TEX-1275154627512021133764911822.9204.260.332.524.856.264
    2010TEX-108444399601273132278388118.2174.318.374.576.950.258
    2011TEX-1245134756412528129873311622.695.263.312.509.821.246
    2012TEX-1596425858615245024904814021.884.260.319.460.779.200
    2013TEX$141094564134911018027763510923.951.266.327.506.833.240
    2014BAL$3315967861387166322401085514020.645.271.333.525.858.254
    2015SEA$331526555909017822144935916425.032.302.369.566.935.264
    2016SEA$2915566758996169271431056215923.820.287.360.555.915.268
    2017SEA$2815564555691160280391197014021.711.288.375.549.924.261
    2018SEA$201445915197013318137975512220.610.256.342.509.851.253
    2019MIN$2612051745481141260411085613125.301.311.392.6391.031.328
    2020MIN$23532141853356601633255827.100.303.397.595.992.292
    2021MIN$178533629644871311950356318.830.294.370.537.907.243
    2021TB$17552352173549801336166326.800.226.283.442.725.216
    2022WAS$31245014485010516010644911923.840.234.313.337.650.103
    2023SD-491521439355152364630.310.245.289.399.688.154
    2023 ATC-$48635231439771301245318423.921.245.318.401.719.156
    2023 Steamer-$48335831942771301245328724.321.241.316.395.711.154
    2023 THE BAT-$38635232439791501345208223.311.244.293.410.703.166
    2023 Zeile-$48534631039741201244298223.721.239.309.394.703.155

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    SeasonTeam1BLFCFRFOFDH
    2006TEX01238390
    2007TEX016082941
    2008TEX00031310
    2009TEX0201201225
    2010TEX0140941013
    2011TEX01801091158
    2012TEX0601511517
    2013TEX0001021027
    2014BAL0600117089
    2015SEA000808072
    2016SEA0004848107
    2017SEA00055147
    2018SEA00044136
    2019MIN00000114
    2020MIN0000052
    2021MIN0000080
    2021TB1000053
    2022WAS00000123
    2023SD1000042
    DateOppResultOrdPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    Jul 3vs LAAW 10-38a220000000150.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 2at CINL 3-483300000003100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 1at CINW 12-5655020000000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jun 30at CINL 5-77a11000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 27at PITL 4-9744020001000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 25vs WASL 3-8744020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jun 23vs WASW 13-38550100020240.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Jun 22at SFW 10-07430110021125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jun 21at SFL 2-472200000002100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 18vs TBW 5-47a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    Jun 16vs TBL 2-67531100110120.000.333.6001.3331.9331.000
    Jun 15vs CLEL 6-8644000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 14vs CLEW 5-07a22110011000.000.500.5002.0002.5001.500
    May 31at MIAL 1-27330000000266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    May 27at NYYL 2-3632000000100.000.000.333.000.333.000
    May 25at WASW 8-69a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 23at WASW 7-4622010000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 20vs BOSL 2-45320000001133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    May 19vs BOSL 1-65440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    May 17vs KCL 3-45a2200000002100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 16vs KCL 4-59a10000000100.0001.0001.000
    May 14at LADL 0-46440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 13at LADL 2-4544010000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    May 12at LADL 2-49a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    May 11at MINL 3-59a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 10at MINL 3-49a11000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 7vs LADL 2-55440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 5vs LADW 5-25330000000266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    May 2vs CINL 1-2444010000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    May 1vs CINW 8-35a1100000001100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 30vs SFW 6-46440101000125.000.250.250.7501.000.500
    Apr 29vs SFW 16-115661510140116.710.833.8331.5002.333.667
    Apr 27at CHCL 2-59a11000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 26at CHCW 5-3544110000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 22at ARIW 5-35a2200000002100.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 21at ARIL 0-96330000000266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 20at ARIW 7-56a221000000150.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 17vs ATLL 0-24440100000375.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 16vs MILL 0-14440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 15vs MILW 10-3543120003100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Apr 14vs MILL 2-114440110000125.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Apr 13vs MILL 3-45440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 12at NYML 2-57a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Apr 11at NYMW 4-24440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 9at ATLW 10-2454231016000.000.750.8001.7502.5501.000
    Apr 7at ATLW 5-4455031002000.000.600.600.8001.400.200
    Apr 4vs ARIL 6-83a441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 2vs COLW 3-14330000000266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    Mar 31vs COLL 1-44440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000

    2022

    DateOppResultOrdPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSO%SBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSISO
    Sep 13vs BALL 3-4511000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 11at PHIL 5-74550000000360.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 10at PHIL 5-84550100000120.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Sep 8at STLW 11-6655230000000.000.600.600.6001.200.000
    Sep 7at STLL 5-6443210000100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 6at STLL 1-44430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Sep 2at NYML 3-74220000000150.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Sep 1vs OAKW 7-5454020001100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Aug 31vs OAKW 5-1444010000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Aug 30vs OAKL 6-104430000010125.000.000.200.000.200.000
    Aug 28vs CINW 3-2443010001100.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 27vs CINL 2-64430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Aug 26vs CINL 3-75440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Aug 24at SEAW 3-14440200010250.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 23at SEAL 2-4444000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 21at SDL 1-24441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 20at SDL 1-24440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Aug 19at SDW 6-34550100000240.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Aug 18at SDW 3-15430000011250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Aug 17vs CHCL 2-34330000010266.700.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 16vs CHCL 5-74440100010250.000.250.200.250.450.000
    Aug 15vs CHCW 5-45441210130125.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Aug 13vs SDW 4-33431200001125.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Aug 12vs SDL 5-103440000010125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 10at CHCL 2-45a11010000000.0001.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Aug 9at CHCW 6-53220000000150.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Aug 8at CHCL 3-6444120000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 7at PHIL 1-134440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Aug 6at PHIL 5-11453110000200.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Aug 2vs NYMW 5-14430000001375.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Aug 1vs NYML 3-7644010000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 31vs STLL 0-55330100000266.700.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 30vs STLW 7-6544111002000.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Jul 29vs STLL 2-6544010000000.010.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 27at LADL 1-75430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jul 26at LADW 8-35a221110020150.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Jul 25at LADW 4-15430000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jul 24at ARIW 4-34540000001120.000.000.200.000.200.000
    Jul 23at ARIL 2-7543000000000.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jul 22at ARIL 1-105440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 15vs ATLL 4-84220100000150.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 14vs ATLL 4-5444010001000.010.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 13vs SEAL 1-2440100000250.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 13vs SEAL 4-6455011000000.000.200.200.400.600.200
    Jul 10at ATLL 3-44531100002120.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Jul 9at ATLL 3-44440200010125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Jul 8at ATLL 2-124430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jul 7at PHIL 3-54430000000375.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jul 4vs MIAL 2-33440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jul 3vs MIAL 4-74551100010240.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Jul 2vs MIAL 3-5444100000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jul 1vs MIAL 3-6444000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 29vs PITL 7-8453220001200.000.667.800.6671.467.000
    Jun 28vs PITW 3-14440000010250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 27vs PITW 3-24440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 26at TEXW 6-44551200030120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jun 25at TEXL 2-3443110012100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Jun 24at TEXW 2-14440110000250.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Jun 22at BALL 0-74320000001266.700.000.333.000.333.000
    Jun 21at BALW 3-04440110010250.000.250.250.500.750.250
    Jun 19vs PHIW 9-3454010001100.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jun 18vs PHIL 1-23440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 17vs PHIL 7-8532000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jun 17vs PHIL 3-53431000001250.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Jun 16vs PHIL 1-10433011000000.000.333.333.6671.000.334
    Jun 15vs ATLL 2-83440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 14vs ATLL 4-103440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 13vs ATLL 5-94550210010240.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jun 12vs MILL 1-44430100001125.010.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 11vs MILW 8-6444121013000.000.500.5001.5002.0001.000
    Jun 10vs MILW 11-5455240013000.000.800.8001.4002.200.600
    Jun 8at MIAL 1-24440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 7at MIAL 2-124430110011125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Jun 5at CINW 5-44440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Jun 4at CINW 10-8454130000100.000.750.800.7501.550.000
    Jun 3at CINW 8-54552300110240.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Jun 2at CINL 1-84440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Jun 1at NYML 0-5341000000300.000.000.750.000.750.000
    May 30at NYML 5-13421100000000.000.000.500.000.500.000
    May 29vs COLW 6-54440110000250.000.250.250.500.750.250
    May 28vs COLL 2-3440220010250.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    May 28vs COLW 13-753210002200.000.333.600.333.933.000
    May 26vs COLW 7-34431100011125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    May 25vs LADW 1-0433021000000.000.667.6671.0001.667.333
    May 24vs LADL 4-9455130002000.010.600.600.6001.200.000
    May 23vs LADL 1-10444111000000.000.250.250.500.750.250
    May 22at MILW 8-2433020001000.000.667.667.6671.334.000
    May 21at MILL 1-53330100000133.300.333.333.333.666.000
    May 20at MILL 0-73440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 18at MIAW 5-44540000001240.000.000.200.000.200.000
    May 17at MIAL 1-54440000000375.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 15vs HOUL 0-84440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 14vs HOUW 13-6454231003100.000.750.8001.0001.800.250
    May 13vs HOUL 1-6444020000000.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 12vs NYML 1-4433000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    May 11vs NYMW 8-3443210013100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    May 10vs NYML 2-44440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    May 8at LAAL 4-54421100002125.000.500.750.5001.250.000
    May 7at LAAW 7-34551100120480.000.200.200.8001.000.600
    May 6at LAAL 0-3444010000000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    May 3at COLW 10-24330000000133.300.000.000.000.000.000
    May 1at SFW 11-5344100001000.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 30at SFL 3-94440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 29at SFW 14-4365200001100.000.000.167.000.167.000
    Apr 28vs MIAL 2-3443000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 27vs MIAL 1-24430000011125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 26vs MIAL 2-53440100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 24vs SFL 3-123431000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 23vs SFL 2-53440000000250.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 22vs SFL 1-7343000000100.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 21vs ARIL 3-4344110012000.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Apr 20vs ARIL 2-11344010001000.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 19vs ARIW 1-0430000001125.000.000.250.000.250.000
    Apr 19vs ARIW 6-13322100001133.300.500.667.5001.167.000
    Apr 17at PITL 3-5355010000000.000.200.200.200.400.000
    Apr 16at PITL 4-63550000000120.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 15at PITW 7-2354020003100.000.500.600.5001.100.000
    Apr 14at PITL 4-93541100001360.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Apr 13at ATLW 3-13440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 11at ATLW 11-2364110000200.000.250.500.250.750.000
    Apr 10vs NYMW 4-23441200130125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Apr 9vs NYML 0-53440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    Apr 8vs NYML 3-73441100000125.000.250.250.250.500.000
    Apr 7vs NYML 1-53440000000125.000.000.000.000.000.000
    To top