Nelson Cruz

DH, Minnesota Twins

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'2" Weight 230 DOB 1980-07-01 Age 38
Hometown Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DOM

Season Projections
2019 Season, Updated Jan 17

Steamer projections courtesy of Steamer Projections Blog and include playing time adjustments from Fangraphs. Zeile Consensus projections courtesy of FantasyPros.

News from the Past 60 Days
  • MLB Roundup 1/15: Kyler Murray officially declares for the NFL draft
    Jan 15 · Over The Monster (Red Sox Blog)
  • Anthony Rendon ranked 4th on MLB Network?s list of the Top 10 Third Basemen Right Now!
    Jan 14 · Federal Baseball (Nationals Blog)
  • Minnie And Paulcast, Episode 2: Cruz Control
    Jan 12 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • The Rays will be difficult to defend in 2019
    Jan 11 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Maybe Mark Reynolds?
    Jan 11 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Rocco & Miguel: A picture is worth a thousand moves
    Jan 10 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Thursday Twins: The return of the trees?
    Jan 10 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • The Trop is a ground ball hitter?s paradise
    Jan 9 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Miguel Sano hits monster home run in Dominican Winter League debut
    Jan 8 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Ruben Tuesdays: Byrd Returns to the Nest
    Jan 8 · The Good Phight (Phillies Blog)
  • Monday Morning Minnesota: Cruz and Kepler
    Jan 7 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • 40 in 40: 2019
    Jan 6 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
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  • Elephant Rumblings: Brett Anderson rumors, former A?s find new homes
    Jan 5 · Athletics Nation (Athletics Blog)
  • Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/5/19: Dr. Lorena Martin, Yusei Kikuchi, and the Dawg Father
    Jan 5 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Remember D-Rob?
    Jan 4 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/3/19: Yusei Kikuchi, Bryce Harper, and Steph Curry
    Jan 3 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • Cruz brings more than big bat to Twin Cities
    Jan 2 · (Twins Team Site)
    Twins Mariners Nelson Cruz
  • What will the Rays do next?
    Jan 2 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Let?s build a leadoff hitter
    Jan 2 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • 2018 Faves: Lookout Landing?s Best Articles of 2018
    Jan 1 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • What if the White Sox whiff in free agency this offseason?
    Dec 31 · South Side Sox (Cubs Blog)
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  • A?s top plays of 2018, Part 2
    Dec 31 · Athletics Nation (Athletics Blog)
  • Lookout Landing?s New Years Resolutions
    Dec 31 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: A toast to 2018
    Dec 31 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • MLB Roundup: Recapping the Holiday Week
    Dec 31 · Over The Monster (Red Sox Blog)
  • MLB Bullets rings in the new
    Dec 31 · Bleed Cubbie Blue (White Sox Blog)
  • Monday Morning Minnesota: Old Year?s Day
    Dec 31 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Tigers Links bids farewell to 2018
    Dec 31 · Bless You Boys (Tigers Blog)
  • New Year?s Eve-O-Links: DIY
    Dec 31 · Halos Heaven (Angels Blog)
  • Mets Morning News for December 30, 2018
    Dec 30 · Amazin' Avenue (Mets Blog)
  • Marlins are right to keep Realmuto asking price high for interested Astros
    Dec 29 · Fish Stripes (Marlins Blog)
  • Weekend Rumblings - News for December 29, 2018
    Dec 29 · Royals Review (Royals Blog)
  • Cub Tracks doesn?t send a text
    Dec 29 · Bleed Cubbie Blue (White Sox Blog)
  • All the takes on the Twins signing Nelson Cruz
    Dec 28 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Why the Rays won?t trade Matt Duffy this offseason
    Dec 28 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Kyle Tucker Still Shouldn?t be Traded
    Dec 28 · The Crawfish Boxes (Astros Blog)
  • Sporcle Friday: Mariners with 25+ Home Run Seasons
    Dec 28 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
    Mariners Nelson Cruz
  • Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/28/18: Mitch Haniger, Nelson Cruz, and Kyler Murray
    Dec 28 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Which stage of Nelson Cruz Grief are you in?
    Dec 28 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Astros Crawfish Boil: December 28th, 2018
    Dec 28 · The Crawfish Boxes (Astros Blog)
  • Mets Morning News for December 28, 2018
    Dec 28 · Amazin' Avenue (Mets Blog)
  • MLB Bullets has an evil Twin
    Dec 28 · Bleed Cubbie Blue (White Sox Blog)
  • N&N: Who will step up for the Indians in 2019?
    Dec 28 · Lets Go Tribe (Indians Blog)
  • Braves News: Bullpen projections, offseason needs and more
    Dec 28 · Talking Chop (Braves Blog)
  • Ten fun facts about newest Twin Nelson Cruz
    Dec 27 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Nelson Cruz?s Top Ten Mariner Home Runs
    Dec 27 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • Nelson Cruz Signs With Twins ? Did He Set Market For Khris Davis?
    Dec 27 · Athletics Nation (Athletics Blog)
  • Thursday Bantering: Bits of Jays stuff
    Dec 27 · Bluebird Banter (Blue Jays Blog)
  • Source: Cruz, Twins have 1-year deal
    Dec 27 · (Twins Team Site)
    Twins Nelson Cruz contract
  • Twins sign DH Nelson Cruz to one-year, $14.3 million deal
    Dec 27 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Nelson Cruz chooses the Twins
    Dec 27 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Nelson Cruz to the Minnesota Twins, per reports
    Dec 27 · Lonestar Ball (Rangers Blog)
    Rangers Twins Mariners Nelson Cruz
  • Twins sign Nelson Cruz for one year, $14.3M - Nelson Cruz | SEA
    Dec 27 · RotoWorld (Fantasy)
    Twins Nelson Cruz contract
  • Nelson Cruz: Lands with Twins
    Dec 27 · RotoWire (Fantasy)
    Twins Nelson Cruz
  • The Truthiness of Jerry Dipoto, Part II
    Dec 26 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Nelson Cruz still isn?t a Ray
    Dec 26 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Charlie Morton contract details revealed
    Dec 23 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Trade Analysis: Domingo Santana?s lack of versatility meant he had to go
    Dec 22 · Brew Crew Ball (Brewers Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: [Trying to think of anything but Nelson Cruz]
    Dec 21 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • All I want for Christmas is the Mariners to get new home jerseys
    Dec 20 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • Thursday Twins: Should the Twins sign Bryce Harper?
    Dec 20 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
    Twins Nelson Cruz Bryce Harper
  • What would the 2019 Rays look like if they went all in?
    Dec 19 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Hold or fold: what should the Mariners do with Edwin Encarnacion?
    Dec 18 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Did the Rays sign Nelson Cruz yet?
    Dec 18 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Was Yandy Diaz the primary target all along?
    Dec 17 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • MLB Bullets is catching on
    Dec 17 · Bleed Cubbie Blue (White Sox Blog)
  • Monday Morning MinneSo Boring
    Dec 17 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Sporcle Friday: Best Mariners DH?s of all time
    Dec 14 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • The Twins leave Las Vegas without incident
    Dec 14 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • A little White Sox Christmas dreaming
    Dec 13 · South Side Sox (Cubs Blog)
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  • Rays bet on exit velocity with Yandy Diaz acquisition
    Dec 13 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • MLB offseason moves: AL Central roundup
    Dec 13 · Bless You Boys (Tigers Blog)
  • MLB Roundup 12/13: Joe Kelly signs with the Dodgers
    Dec 13 · Over The Monster (Red Sox Blog)
  • Rays trade target: 1B/DH Carlos Santana
    Dec 12 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Dodgers looking to Shed Payroll - Potential Astros fits
    Dec 12 · The Crawfish Boxes (Astros Blog)
  • Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/12/18: Carlos Santana rumors, signings abound, and Voyager 2
    Dec 12 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Blake Snell hosts Fortnite tournament at Winter Meetings
    Dec 12 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • The Twins should absolutely sign Nelson Cruz
    Dec 12 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Cruz, Encarnacion, Morton on Rays' radar
    Dec 11 · (Rays Team Site)
  • Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/11/18: Winter Meetings, Tom Wilhelmsen, and Yusei Kikuchi
    Dec 11 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • Nelson Cruz rumors fuel Tampa Bay Rays hot stove
    Dec 11 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
    Rays Twins Nelson Cruz contract
  • Links: Day 1 of MLB Winter Meetings is in the books
    Dec 11 · Bless You Boys (Tigers Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Is today the day the Rays make a blockbuster trade?
    Dec 11 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Tuesday Twins: Minnesota interested in Wilson Ramos, Nelson Cruz, and others
    Dec 11 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Rays have 'running dialogue' with Nelson Cruz - Nelson Cruz | SEA
    Dec 10 · RotoWorld (Fantasy)
    Rays Nelson Cruz
  • A summary of baseball rumors and a Winter Meetings open thread
    Dec 10 · Royals Review (Royals Blog)
  • View from the Catwalks: The Winter Meetings Begin!
    Dec 10 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Harold Baines, Lee Smith elected to Hall of Fame
    Dec 9 · Lonestar Ball (Rangers Blog)
  • Tampa Bay Rays willing to spend for the right player
    Dec 9 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
    Rays Nelson Cruz Edwin Encarnacion
  • Rays enter Meetings with payroll flexibility
    Dec 7 · (Rays Team Site)
  • Thank you, Robbie
    Dec 7 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Less than 48 hours until Winter Meetings
    Dec 7 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Finding a Fit for Carlos Santana
    Dec 6 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • What the Mariners? Fire Sale Means for AL West
    Dec 6 · The Crawfish Boxes (Astros Blog)
  • A new Rasy way of doing business
    Dec 6 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Do the Mariners have anything left for the Reds?
    Dec 3 · Red Reporter (Reds Blog)
  • Opening Day roster projection
    Dec 3 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Jerry Dipoto will keep the Hot Stove alive single handedly
    Dec 3 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Where do the Rays go from here?
    Nov 30 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • UPDATE: Robinson Canó/Edwin Díaz Potential Megadeal Details Getting a Little Bit Clearer
    Nov 29 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • Robinson Canó (and Edwin Díaz) trade rumors heat up ? and what this could mean for a rebuild
    Nov 29 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • Trade fits for José Martínez
    Nov 29 · Viva El Birdos (Cardinals Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: MLB and MGM form gambling partnership
    Nov 29 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Should the Rays spend big this offseason?
    Nov 27 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Wilson Ramos could still make sense for the Rays in 2019
    Nov 27 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • The deep dark truth about signing free agents
    Nov 27 · Twinkie Town (Twins Blog)
  • Minnesota Twins claim C.J. Cron off waivers
    Nov 26 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Which Giant hit the fastest pitch for a home run in 2018?
    Nov 26 · McCovey Chronicles (Giants Blog)
  • Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/24/18: Nelson Cruz, Yusei Kikuchi, and the Apple Cup
    Nov 24 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • Astros Crawfish Boil: November 24th, 2018
    Nov 24 · The Crawfish Boxes (Astros Blog)
  • Saturday Rockpile: After the (Arizona) Fall
    Nov 24 · Purple Row (Rockies Blog)
  • 2018-19 MLB Free Agency Preview: Building a team of former Brewers
    Nov 23 · Brew Crew Ball (Brewers Blog)
  • Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/23/18: Ben Gamel, Nelson Cruz, and José Bautista Beetle
    Nov 23 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • Friday Morning Links
    Nov 23 · Lonestar Ball (Rangers Blog)
  • I don?t want Nelson Cruz for the Astros, and here?s why
    Nov 22 · The Crawfish Boxes (Astros Blog)
  • Deep Dive: right field edition, part 4
    Nov 21 · South Side Sox (Cubs Blog)
  • Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/21/18: James Paxton, Jean Segura, and Adrián Beltré
    Nov 21 · Lookout Landing (Mariners Blog)
  • View from the Catwalk: Rays DFA another slugger, receive more criticism
    Nov 21 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Why the Rays designated C.J. Cron for assignment
    Nov 20 · Drays Bay (Rays Blog)
  • Khris Davis wins Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH Award
    Nov 20 · Athletics Nation (Athletics Blog)
  • Hitting