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Nelson Cruz
Birth Date:July 1, 1980 (34 years old)
Place of Birth:Montecristy, DOM
Bats:R
Throws:R
Experience:10 years
Drafted:Signed by NY Mets in 1998.
Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS OBP SLG AVG
YTD 159 613 87 166 32 2 40 108 55 140 4 5 .333 .525 .271
Playoffs 7 28 5 10 1 0 2 7 2 5 0 0 .400 .607 .357
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.
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: Quality veteran slugging outfielder.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
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