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Nelson Cruz • #23 • DH
Status:Free agent
Ht/Wt:6'2", 230 lbs.
Born:Jul 1, 1980 (41 yrs) in Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DOM
Experience:17 years
Drafted:Signed by NY Mets in 1998.
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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 or serve as the designated hitter.
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: Excellent veteran slugger.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AL Silver Slugger 2017, 2015
AL American League Championship - Most Valuable Player 2011
MLB Named to the All-Star Game 2009 (replacement)
Pacific Coast League (AAA) Most Valuable Player 2008
Pacific Coast League (AAA) All-Star Team 2008
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