2022 Player Outlook
Cruz gets older every year but you would never know it, as he continues to boast an elite batted ball profile and he's hit 32 or more home runs every year since 2014 when playing in at least 100 games. A .286 BABIP didn't do him any favors last year, pushing his batting average down to .265, but he now joins a Washington lineup where he'll have Juan Soto hitting in front of him, and Josh Bell likely hitting behind him. There's some other enticing pieces to this offense that should help Cruz's counting stats, and his raw power plays in any stadium. He'll serve as Washington's primary DH, backup first baseman when needed, and should be good for another 30+ home run season with 85+ RBI at least.