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Mariners | Nelson Cruz has monster stat line

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:51:18 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with his 39th home run of the season, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs Wednesday, Aug. 26, against the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has been insane in the month of August, posting 12 homers with 19 RBIs. And with his home run Wednesday he brought his season OPS back over 1.000 to 1.005. He remains a slam-dunk play in FantasyScore, as he hasn't gone more than three games without a homer since a 13-game homer drought from July 4-20.

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Mariners | Mark Trumbo taking day off

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:10:07 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Mark Trumbo is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25. OF Nelson Cruz is serving as the designated hitter, while SS Brad Miller is starting in left field and hitting eighth against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez.

Fantasy Tip: Chavez has had mixed results in August, while Miller ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is batting .318 (14-for-44) with a home run and three RBI. All nine of Miller's home runs this year have come off righties, too. He's an acceptable sleeper play on FantasyScore, but hitting eighth limits his daily ceiling.

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Mariners | Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz in for big night?

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:03:32 -0700

Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano is batting .438 (7-for-16) in his career against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez, who he faces Tuesday, Aug. 25. OF Nelson Cruz is 5-for-11 with two home runs and six RBI in his career against Chavez.

Fantasy Tip: Both Cano ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) and Cruz ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) are solid plays on FantasyScore tonight against Chavez, who has struggled on the road this season.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz on base again

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:53:46 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in an 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox Sunday, Aug. 23, extending his on-base streak to a career-high 33 games.

Fantasy Tip: During his streak, Cruz ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) is hitting .360 with 16 home runs and 25 RBI. He is one of the elite options at FantasyScore and is worth his hefty price tag most nights.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz rakes against Texas

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:09:01 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz is batting .450 in 10 games against the Texas Rangers this year, and he has reached base in 28 straight games, which is the longest streak in the American League this year.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) is having a fantastic season with Seattle and continues to be an elite daily performer on FantasyScore. Tonight is another great matchup to use him against Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez in a hitter-friendly environment.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz extends homer edge

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:33:23 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and two walks in a 22-10 loss to the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Aug. 15, and he leads the majors with 35 home runs.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) hasn't gone more than one game without a homer since July 31, and he is one the safest high-priced options to pay up for at FantasyScore.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz to DH more often

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:07:26 -0700

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said OF Nelson Cruz will see increased playing time at designated hitter over the final seven weeks of the season, in order to keep him as healthy as possible. "His neck is fine," McClendon said. "We're just going to balance it with the DH. As much as I possibly can, I'll DH him and he'll play some right field as well. I've tried to balance it all year."

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has started 67 games in right field and 46 games at designated hitter this season. He is more likely to see time in the field versus left-handed pitching, so that the Mariners can use Mark Trumbo ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) at first base and Jesus Montero ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) at DH.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz back in lineup

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:38:06 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (neck) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting third against Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly Friday, Aug. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) was set back this week with a little neck stiffness, but it's not believed to be serious. He is currently in the midst of a 21-game hitting streak, which is tied for the longest in the majors this year. There's no reason why you shouldn't want him in your starting lineups tonight against Kelly.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz could return Friday

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:12:18 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (neck) is likely to return to the starting lineup against the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 14, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) was out of the lineup due to neck spasms Wednesday, Aug. 12, and with a day off Thursday, Aug. 13, McClendon felt it would be beneficial to give him consecutive off days. He should be included in FantasyScore lineups as soon as he returns to action.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz won't play

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:48:46 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (neck) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 12. OF Franklin Gutierrez is serving as the designated hitter and batting third, while SS Brad Miller is starting in left field and hitting eighth against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz could be out a few games with his injury. Keep a close eye on him, although it's not considered serious. Gutierrez ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) and Miller ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) are both sleeper picks on FantasyScore, with Gutierrez maybe appealing more because of his cheaper price and better lineup placement.

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