Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
7 hours ago

Cruz, who went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a loss to the Yankees on Tuesday, now boasts eight homers, a .690 slugging percentage, a .431 ISO and a 48.9 percent hard contact rate over 69 June plate appearances.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger entered the current month with a respectable 10 round trippers for the season, but he now seems like a virtual lock to at least match that total in June alone. It's a power surge befitting of the type of numbers that Cruz has proven consistently capable of throughout his storied career, one that currently has him sporting a career-best .282 ISO. Cruz's .250 average is his lowest since 2007 and at least partly the byproduct of a .239 BABIP, but he's encouragingly chopped his strikeout rate to 19.1 percent, his best figure in that category since 2010.

Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
1 week ago

Cruz went 2-for-3 with three RBI from a two-run home run and a solo shot and also walked once in a win over the Angels on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The prodigious slugger's current heater is something to behold, as he's now smacked a total of four homers over the last three games, and five overall in his last six contests. Cruz has already boosted his season average 13 points to .260 during June, a month that he's opened with a .324 average and whopping .794 slugging percentage over his first 10 games.

Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
1 week ago

Cruz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs in a win over the Rays on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz slugged a 427-foot shot to left center to open the scoring on the afternoon, with the blast serving as his second round tripper in as many games. Cruz has left the yard on three occasions overall in the last five games, and factoring in Sunday's production, he's slashing an impressive .323/.403/.645 with a .439 wOBA and 43.1 percent hard contact rate over the 72 plate appearances covering his last 17 games.

Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks Saturday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz recorded his 12th home run of the season in the fifth inning, driving a Blake Snell offering to the opposite field. It was his second home run in four games, putting him on track to shake off a disappointing month of May, during which he managed to slug only .404.

Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz went 2-for-4 with two RBI from a single and a solo home run and also walked once in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz opened the scoring on the night with a 413-foot shot left off Lance McCullers in the fourth, and his sixth-inning RBI single accounted for the Mariners' second run of the evening. The prodigious slugger has three two-hit efforts over the first five games of June, and six such efforts over the last eight contests overall. Cruz's ever-rising average is now up to .260, and the three homers he's blasted since May 26 have him tied with Kyle Seager for second on the team behind Mitch Haniger.

Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz went 2-for-4 with a run in a win over the Astros on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz's multi-hit effort was his fifth over the last seven games, a stretch during which he's hit .444 with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and three runs across 30 plate appearances. Cruz is also making hard contact at an impressive 47.8-percent clip during that span, and the surge has boosted his season average 34 points to .254.

Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a double in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz got the Mariners to within a run with his timely ninth-inning single that plated Ben Gamel, although Ryon Healy's game-ending groundout washed out the brief rally. The slugger appears to be heating up at the plate, as factoring in Wednesday's production, he's now 6-for-15 with a double, a home run and three RBI over his last three games.

Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz also reached a third time on the night as a result of a hit by pitch. The 37-year-old is hitting just .185 in May and .227 on the season, but an uncharacteristically low .234 BABIP (.306 career BABIP) may be partially to blame. Either way, with nine home runs through 41 games, Cruz remains on track to top 30 homers for the fifth straight season.

Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in an extra-innings win over the Twins on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger came through with a clutch sixth-inning two-run blast that erased a 2-1 deficit. Cruz's .225/.313/.437 line is still well below his career standards, but he's encouragingly sliced his strikeout rate under 20.0 percent (19.4) for the first time since the 2010 season. Therefore, it's plausible that even a slight improvement in Cruz's current .233 BABIP could lead to a nice boost across the board in time.

Nelson Cruz
DH SEA
4 weeks ago

Cruz, who went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in a win over the Twins on Friday, is just 2-for-11 in his three contests since returning from a two-game absence from an elbow injury.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz has endured a rough month overall, as he's hit just .169 and made hard contact at an anemic 21.7-percent clip over 79 plate appearances. The veteran slugger's .225 average and .310 OBP are his worst figures in that category since 2006. However, his 78 percent contact rate is his best since the 2010 campaign, and his atypically low .240 BABIP is clearly playing a part in his struggles.