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Mariners | Nelson Cruz swats 20th homer

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:37:43 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz socked his 20th home run Tuesday, June 28, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Cruz is the only player to reach 20 homers in every season since 2009.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz has turned up the power numbers with four homers and seven RBIs over the past five games. He can pick up fantasy numbers in bunches, and his owners love it.

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Mariners | Adam Lind out of lineup Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:36:10 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Adam Lind is not in the lineup Sunday, June 26, against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia. OF Nelson Cruz will serve as the designated hitter and remain in his usual fourth spot in the order, while OF Franklin Gutierrez will replace Cruz in right and bat second. C Chris Iannetta will start behind the plate after a day off and hit seventh, while INF/OF Shawn O'Malley will replace OF Seth Smith in left and bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez is hitting .295 with six homers and 18 RBI in 88 at-bats against southpaws this season. Although he's not a recommended DFS play, he should make for a solid fill-in in regular leagues. Iannetta has performed well versus left-handers as well in 2016 and could be worth a flyer in daily as well as weekly leagues. O'Malley can be avoided in all formats.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz goes deep twice

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:58:19 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs Thursday, June 23, versus the Detroit Tigers. The homers produced his only runs scored and RBI of the contest.

Fantasy Tip: Unsurprisingly, Cruz is enjoying another stellar campaign in 2016, with a .285/.368/.526 line to go with his 18 long balls and 48 RBI. Being one of baseball's premier power hitters, just keep firing him up every time he's in the lineup.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz sitting vs. Tigers

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:29:29 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 22. 1B Dae-ho Lee draws into the lineup at first base and is batting fourth against Detroit Tigers SP Michael Fulmer Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Sub out Cruz where you can in seasonal leagues Wednesday. When given an opportunity, Lee has produced with 10 home runs, 27 RBI and a .293/.331/.545 slash line over just 130 plate appearances. He's a viable option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, and Lee checks out as a viable flier in daily contests Wednesday.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz punishing the ball

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:04:26 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz is hitting .346 (36-for-104) in his last 27 games entering the game Wednesday, June 15.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz has 15 homers and 44 RBI on the year to go with a .301/.385/.538 slash line, and he's red-hot in June (.321-5-9). What more could you want as a fantasy owner. Cruz is beasting right now and is a no-brainer everyday starter.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz crushes two homers

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:12:27 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with two home runs Tuesday, June 7, against the Cleveland Indians, giving him 15 on the year. He also finished with two runs scored, three RBI, and drew a walk as well.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz is out to a scary start in June after two relatively quiet months by his high standards, as he now already has five home runs this month in just seven games with eight RBI. He's also recorded at least one hit in all but one of the seven contests, too. You had to figure Cruz would bust out at some point with his usual power surge, and it looks like it's all taking shape in June. Just keep plugging him in there as he hopefully continues to tear it up this month.

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Mariners | Franklin Gutierrez in lineup

Sun, 29 May 2016 11:29:06 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez will serve as the designated hitter against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco Sunday, May 29, and is hitting seventh in the lineup. OF Seth Smith will start in left field, while OF Nelson Cruz will start in right field.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez has gone 5-for-13 with one home run and one RBI over the last seven days and can be a sleeper option in some daily fantasy leagues.

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Mariners | Seattle crushing lefties

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:10:07 -0700

The Seattle Mariners lead the majors in home runs (21) against left-handed pitchers this year, with the Tampa Bay Rays (18) ranked second. OF Nelson Cruz is tied with four other players with five home runs against lefties, and he leads all players with 19 home runs against southpaws since the start of 2015. 3B Kyle Seager is second with 17 homers against lefties since the start of 2015, and he has four this year.

Fantasy Tip: This just shows you that starting a lefty pitcher against Seattle is risky business if they are a midrange starter. Cruz is a must-start in all formats, but he's worth paying up for in DFS against southpaws. Seager, a left-handed hitter, should never be benched against lefties.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz drives in five

Tue, 17 May 2016 20:08:34 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 3-for-3 with one home run and five RBI against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz has picked up at least one hit in five of his last six games and has recorded three home runs and nine RBI during that span. He is a must-start option in all leagues.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz excels in Baltimore

Tue, 17 May 2016 09:54:55 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz has reached base safely in 21 straight games at Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles, since August of 2014. During that streak he's 29-for-79 with eight doubles and four home runs.

Fantasy Tip: You aren't benching Cruz in traditional leagues, but you'll want to put him into your daily lineups this week against the O's. He's hitless against O's Tuesday starter Ubaldo Jimenez in 12 at-bats, but that shouldn't be a reason for keeping him out of lineups.

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