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  • Nelson Cruz and HR/LD%
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/29/2014 -  14
    Last Friday night, Nelson Cruz faced off against Felix Hernandez, and in the second inning this happened to a baseball: Your browser does not support iframes. Perhaps you might prefer

  • Warning! Beware of Nelson Cruz
    in Community by CamJKaiser - 1/30/2014 -  13
    Lately I've been hearing some rumors connecting the Tigers to free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. I understand how fans have been hungry for another power bat since Prince Fielder was traded

  • Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Kory - 5/11/2015 -  19
    Remember when nobody wanted Nelson Cruz? He’d been with the Rangers but his contract had ended and steroids and everyone was like, “Nooooo thanks.” Well, not exactly everybody. After a long time

  • Nelson Cruz's Contact
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/16/2009 -  10
    strange. Nelson Cruz has the fifth lowest contact rate of any hitter in baseball this year, with his 67.9% rate sandwiching him right between Howard and Cust. However, his K% isn't anywhere near

  • Mariners Reportedly Sign Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/1/2014 -  63
    The Mariners have made no secret out of their desire to trade for a right-handed slugger, so perhaps this report from the Dominican newspaper El Caribe should not surprise us too much: Nelson Cruz

  • Mariners Reward Nelson Cruz's Overconfidence
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/1/2014 -  85
    , the Giants and Padres more or less made the same offer. Sandoval didn't necessarily go to the high bidder. Nelson Cruz? Nelson Cruz went to the high bidder. That high bidder being the Seattle Mariners

  • A Frightening List of Nelson Cruz Comparisons
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/9/2013 -  111
    I don't mean to pick on Nelson Cruz. I know I already named him as the biggest land mine of the 2014 free agent class, and I'm not trying to pile on. But down here in Orlando, it is widely expected

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/8/2013 -  15
    is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs. In this edition: Nelson Cruz. Some relevant

  • Nelson Cruz Replacements: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 9/6/2011 -  2
    There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and Nelson Cruz hamstring injuries. The Texas slugger missed 54 games in 2010 and was on the DL three separate times thanks to his hamstrings. He

  • Nelson Cruz: Meet Safeco Field
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 12/2/2014 -  36
    On Monday, one of the more anticipated transactions of the past two off-seasons finally came to pass: Nelson Cruz finally signed with the Mariners. Seattle's interest in him dates back to at least

  • Nelson Cruz Home Run Estimates
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/17/2014 -  9
    Nelson Cruz got a one year deal with the Orioles last year and had a career season. He had career highs in Home Runs, RBIs and Runs. Most people considered him an after thought on draft or auction

  • The Necessary Analysis of a Red-Hot Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/20/2015 -  26
    Just as I was beginning to work this up, I got an email saying Nelson Cruz had been named the American League Player of the Week, which provides for a very convenient introductory sentence. Over

  • Where Could Nelson Cruz Even Fit?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/2/2014 -  99
    A few things to know about Nelson Cruz: Cruz is 33 years old He's coming off a PED suspension The last three years, he's been worth the same WAR as Sean Rodriguez and John Buck He's a free

  • Nelson Cruz Could Have Been on Your Team
    in FanGraphs by J.P. Breen - 10/12/2011 -  26
    Nelson Cruz compiled yet another solid campaign for a corner outfielder, hitting .263/.312/.509 with 29 home runs in 124 games. The 31-year-old Dominican has always been known for his behemoth-like

  • Nelson Cruz Defies Real World Value
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 12/4/2013 -  9
    While Nelson Cruz might be one of the least favorite of available free agents among nerd faces, it's hard to ignore what he does rather consistently for your fantasy squad -- and that's hit home runs

  • Texas Is Boring, or Why Nelson Cruz Is Underhyped
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 3/16/2011 -  26
    is Hamilton's fellow-outfielder-and-Ranger, the titular Nelson Cruz. On a per-PA basis, one could argue that Cruz has actually been better than Hamilton (2010's American League Most Valuable Player) over the last

  • Has Nelson Cruz Broken His Quad-A Ceiling?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/24/2008 -  8
    possess the skills to thrive at the highest level of competition. Coming into the 2008 season, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz appeared to fit the label to a T. The 6-3, 230 pounder (who also toiled

  • A Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta Suspension FAQ
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/5/2013 -  12
    an FAQ, because this early no Qs have been FA'd, so consider this FAQ more anticipatory. Let's focus on the suspended Nelson Cruz, and the suspended Jhonny Peralta. So Nelson Cruz and Jhonny

  • Cruz Control
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/7/2008 -  2
    Back in May, we noticed that Nelson Cruz was blistering the baseball in the PCL and deserved another shot in the major leagues. The Rangers didn't have any problems scoring runs, though, so Cruz

  • Ubaldo Jimenez Sends Orioles Hurtling Toward Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 2/23/2014 -  75
    All offseason long, Nelson Cruz was thought of as a terrifying land mine. Plenty was written elsewhere, plenty was written right here, and in early November, Dave used the term "land mine

  • Choose Your Own Adventure: Nelson Cruz or Yasmany Tomas
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/1/2014 -  21
    . And teams are certainly paying for right-handed power this winter. This morning, the Mariners reportedly agreed to sign Nelson Cruz to a four year, $57 million contract. Like Tomas, Cruz

  • Nelson's Sweet Swing
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 4/16/2009 -  5
    At 28 years old, Nelson Cruz is not much of a prospect anymore relative to the traditional usage of the term, but he is definitely going to great lengths to rid the Quad-A reputation he has developed

  • How Jose Abreu’s Career in Cuba Reflects His Future MLB Success
    in Community by Reynaldo Cruz - 6/21/2014 -  4

  • Rangers Extend Cruz Through Arbitration Years
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 2/9/2012 -  4
    With how good Nelson Cruz has been for the Rangers over the last few seasons, it can be easy to forget just how tumultuous his road to the majors was. It wasn't too long ago, however, that Cruz

  • Position Battles: Rangers' OF, Pt. 1: Byrd and Cruz
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 2/26/2009 -  4
    that, but the folks in Arlington also got the benefit of a career year from thirty-something Marlon Byrd, some late-season feats of strength from minor league bopper Nelson Cruz and a decent rookie

  • Royals Sign Juan Cruz
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/28/2009 -  16
    For the last few weeks the big news around Juan Cruz has been speculation surrounding a sign-and-trade deal involving the Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins. Understandably, the Diamondbacks

  • Royals Flush Juan Cruz
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/23/2010 -  33
    the release of Juan Cruz. I just don’t get it. When the Royals signed Cruz to a two-year deal worth six million in February 2009, it looked a heck of a lot smarter than their signing of Kyle Farnsworth

  • Cruz Missile, Exemplar of Genre
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 10/31/2011 -  2
    You may recall that in this beloved space we have previously regaled you with tales of the Cruz Missile. And on this day I am pleased to inform you that the Cruz Missile is back, and this time his

  • Jimmy Nelson's Rising Stock
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 4/22/2013 -  10
    Does Jimmy Nelson have the best pure stuff in the Brewers organization? The answer is yes, or at least that's what a source who has closely followed the right-handed pitcher's career told me

  • The Wright-Cruz Rumor
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/23/2009 -  48
    Yesterday, Keith Law confirmed an interesting old trade rumor, noting that he was in the room in 2002 when Steve Phillips offered J.P. Ricciardi a straight up swap of David Wright for Jose Cruz Jr