Latest Update Cruz collects three hits in loss Fri Sep, 19, 11:14 PM
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.
Cruz will be one of the most difficult players to rank next season, coming off a career-high in home runs at age 34.Analyst: Steve Pimental
Cruz continues to hit in bunches. He has always been a streaky hitter, but his numbers this year exceeded anyone's exceptions. Cruz was the entire Orioles offense today, and fantasy owners got a big boost for the week thanks to Cruz today. He is approaching 40 home runs on the year and is putting up numbers equal to a first round draft pick.Analyst: Colby Conway
The home run was Cruz's 37th of the season and second of the month. His average has fall drastically since the All-Star break but the power is still very much a factor. On the year Cruz is hitting .259 with 78 runs, 37 home runs, 93 RBI and four stolen bases and he will look to cash in on his success when he hits free agency in the off-season.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
The 34-year-old veteran continues his recent assault on American League pitching. He slowed down from May to Mid-August, but appears to have found his stroke again. He's homered in two of his last three games. Analyst: Spencer Silva