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Seattle Mariners AL West
 
Nelson Cruz • #23 • DH
.214 in last 14AB
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'2", 230 lbs.
Born:Jul 1, 1980 (37 yrs) in Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DOM
Experience:12 years
Drafted:Signed by NY Mets in 1998.
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2014.
Bats:R
Throws:R
2017 Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS OBP SLG AVG
YTD 145 518 83 148 27 0 34 111 67 127 1 0 .374 .535 .286
On Pace 155 554 89 158 29 0 36 119 72 136 1 0 .374 .532 .285
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Scouting Report
Assets: A bona fide top-tier power hitter with good size, a powerful swing and nice follow through, he also can run a little. Has the arm to play right field, but can also play left field or serve as the designated hitter.
Flaws: Is somewhat injury-prone, especially his legs/groins. Takes a huge cut and can be all-or-nothing at the plate (hitting a homer or striking out), so he'd benefit by shortening his swing at times.
Career Potential: Excellent veteran slugger.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AL Silver Slugger 2015
AL American League Championship - Most Valuable Player 2011
Named to the All-Star Game 2009 (replacement)
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Most Valuable Player 2008
Pacific Coast League (AAA) All-Star Team 2008
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