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Mariners | Nelson Cruz continues surge

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:21:59 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins Saturday, Aug. 1, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is hitting .407 with seven home runs during his current hitting streak, and he is worth every penny at FantasyScore right now.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz stuffs the stat line

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 05:29:56 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 4-for-5 with a run, a double, a home run and two RBI during the Mariners 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is showing absolutely no sign of slowing down, and he owns a .288/.351/.541 slash line with 67 home runs and 171 RBI dating back to the beginning of the 2014 season. He is elite power threat, and this season, Cruz is hitting at a .314 clip, too. He is a high-end option in all fantasy formats.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz on a roll

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20:10:34 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in a 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, July 26, extending his hitting streak to six games.

Fantasy Tip: During the streak, Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has four homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored, and he has four multi-hit games. When he is hitting like this, he is worth every penny at FantasyScore.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz homers twice

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:56:03 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has hit three home runs in the last two games on the heels of a 13-game homerless drought.

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Mariners | Mark Trumbo out again

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:16:28 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Mark Trumbo is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 6. OF Nelson Cruz is serving as the designated hitter and OF Seth Smith is starting in right field and hitting fifth against Detroit Tigers SP Alfredo Simon.

Fantasy Tip: Trumbo ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has quickly lost playing time with only 12 hits in 82 at-bats (.146) since joining the Mariners in a trade. He's not worth owning in shallow mixed leagues, especially if he continues to lose playing time. Smith ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is an inexpensive value option for FantasyScore gamers tonight. He has six of his seven long balls this year against righties, and Simon hasn't been able to get many hitters out in his last three starts.

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Mariners | Mark Trumbo not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:14:46 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Mark Trumbo is not in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, July 5. OF Nelson Cruz will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup, while Seth Smith will play right field and bat fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Trumbo ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) has one hit in his last 18 at-bats and is hitting just .146 in 82 at-bats since being acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is hitting .333 with three homers and seven RBIs against the A's this year, while Smith ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is batting .320 versus Oakland, with a home run and three RBIs.

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Mariners | Mark Trumbo sitting

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:40:51 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Mark Trumbo comes out of the lineup Tuesday, June 30, against the San Diego Padres. With the Mariners playing in a National League park they lose their designated hitter, so OF Nelson Cruz will start in right field against RHP Ian Kennedy.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is 4-for-12 with three doubles in his last three games. While he doesn't fare quite as well against righties, Cruz is still worth a look on FantasyScore.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz won't do derby

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:04:48 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz said he will not participate in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has 19 home runs on the season, but he hasn't gone deep since June 20 and is 5-for-25 (.200) since then. He's definitely cooled off but remains a big threat to do serious damage each night on FantasyScore. He's a better play on the road, too, as 14 of his 19 bombs have come away from Safeco Field.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz expected to DH

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:01:28 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (pelvis) is expected to be limited to designated hitting duties for the next few days, after suffering a pelvic dislocation Monday, June 22, against the Kansas City Royals. He returned to the lineup Tuesday, June 23, and went hitless in four at-bats before leaving the game in the seventh inning.

Fantasy Tip: While it is good news that Cruz's ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) injury doesn't appear to be too serious, FantasyScore owners should avoid rushing to put him back into their lineups at his hefty price tag. On a team with a more potent offense than Seattle's, it's possible that Cruz would have sat out Tuesday. However, the Mariners need every bit of offense they can get, hence his presence in the lineup.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz back in there

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:47:27 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (pelvis) is back in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie Tuesday, June 23. Cruz is serving as the designated hitter and batting in the cleanup spot.

Fantasy Tip: It's a bit of a shock that Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is back in the lineup the night after popping his pelvic bone out of place. But if the M's are confident putting him back in there so quickly, you shouldn't hesitate at FantasyScore, either. Heck, it may work to your benefit if others are scared off by the injury from last night.

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