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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention Nelson Cruz's name.
January 16, 2017
The Wheelhouse: Utilizing Barrel Rate
Derek VanRiper takes a look at one slice of the new MLB Statcast data with the hope of finding undervalued bats for 2017.
December 21, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove Update
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the latest trades and signings, including the Yankees' re-acquisition of closer Aroldis Chapman.
December 2, 2016
Collette Calls: Hot Stove League Transaction Analysis
Jason Collette analyzes the fantasy fallout from the Hot Stove League's latest trades and signings. Is the recently traded Taijuan Walker bound for the bullpen in Arizona.
November 16, 2016
The Z Files: Top 350 Hitting Outliers
Todd Zola compares his own rankings to the composite 2017 Top 350, and thinks that Robinson Cano's fly ball luck last year isn't being properly accounted for.
October 17, 2016
The Z Files: Calculated Risks
Todd Zola continues analyzing the strategy behind the picks he and Derek Van Riper have made in the first draft of the 2017 season, and gets out of his comfort zone with young slugger Miguel Sano.
September 30, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
The Padres' Edwin Jackson has struggled on the road, and that's where he'll have to face Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb, who has hit righties well this year.
September 26, 2016
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Contenders Might Have to Dump Harper
Jeff Stotts rounds up the final week of injury news as Bryce Harper owners have a difficult decision to make with the Nats' outfielder sidelined.
September 25, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Picks
Angels rookie starter Daniel Wright has struggled against right-handed hitters this season, particularly on the road, which sets up nicely for outfielder George Springer on Sunday.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Sunday Picks
Jose Abreu has been swinging a hot bat of late, and RotoWire's Juan Blanco explains why it should continue Sunday against the Indians.
September 24, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Saturday Picks
Nelson Cruz has crushed lefties this season, and he has an ideal matchup for plenty of fantasy production Saturday against the Twins.
September 23, 2016
Adam Duvall is always worth consideration against a ground-ball pitcher, and he'll have just that matchup Friday against the Brewers.
September 17, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Saturday Picks
Christopher Olson expects some big games Saturday from some big-time hitters, including Rougned Odor as he faces off against A's rookie Raul Alcantara.
September 8, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Thursday Picks
Franklin Gutierrez is riding a seven-game hitting streak, and RotoWire's Chris Bennett explains why the Mariners outfielder has a good chance at extending it Thursday against the Rangers.
September 7, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Wednesday Picks
Carlos Beltran has hit lefties very well this season, and he has an excellent matchup Wednesday against the Mariners to keep it going.
September 3, 2016
Christopher Olson can't pass up the chance to roster a Rockies hitter at home against Braden Shipley, despite the price tag, and Charlie Blackmon's strength against the curve makes him an ideal fit.
September 2, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Adrian Gonzalez has been a bit inconsistent lately, but RotoWire's Kevin Payne sees a number of reasons to roll with the Dodgers' first baseman on Friday against the Padres.
September 1, 2016
The Z Files: Category Math
Todd Zola looks at how feasible it is to make up ground this late in the season in the hitting counting stats and why easier to find extra power than speed when players like Billy Hamilton dominate that category.
August 28, 2016
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
Erik Siegrist looks at the AL free agent pool prior to September call-ups and finds a trio of veteran outfielders making a late push to save their seasons, including the Tigers' Justin Upton.
With the Nationals sending a rookie spot starter to the mound Sunday, Juan Carlos Blanco is looking to Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for solid fantasy production.
Despite Carlos Rodon's recent success on the mound, Juan Carlos Blanco is ready to unleash Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz on Sunday.
August 24, 2016
Farm Futures: September Call-up Candidates
James Anderson offers up an extensive list of possible September call-ups including some prospects not yet on their organizations' 40-man roster, such as Yoan Moncada.
August 21, 2016
Erik Siegrist looks over the waiver options for a relatively quiet week in the AL and finds a couple of Blue Jays in the middle of impressive hot streaks.
August 20, 2016
Nelson Cruz always gets plenty of attention when facing a lefty, but Juan Carlos Blanco explains why he's still worth consideration against righty Wily Peralta on Saturday.
August 19, 2016
While many DFS players will flock to Nelson Cruz with the Mariners facing off against a lefty, RotoWire's Kevin Payne says you shouldn't forget about Franklin Gutierrez.
August 15, 2016
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
Jayson Werth has hit lefties very well this season and now gets to take on Jorge De La Rosa at Coors Field.
August 12, 2016
Despite facing a lefty, Juan Carlos Blanco explains why Robinson Cano is worth serious fantasy consideration Friday against the A's.
August 5, 2016
With Tim Lincecum on the hill Friday, Chris Olson is ready to unleash Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz and his .209 ISO against right-handed pitching.
August 3, 2016
Farm Futures: Top Deadline Prospects On the Move
James Anderson looks at the top 10 prospects dealt at this year's trade deadline and wonders if Clint Frazier's timetable to reach the big leagues might be dialed back by the Yankees.
August 2, 2016
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Value Plays
Juan Carlos Blanco checks out Tuesday's slate and can't resists paying up for Nelson Cruz given his career track record against David Price.
August 1, 2016
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Monday Picks
Neil Parker analyzes the Monday baseball slate on Yahoo where lefty-killer Nelson Cruz has an enticing matchup against Boston southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez.
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