All Signs Positive for Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers
2010 Goose Joak Original
by Goose Joak

Walk rate up, isolated power up, strikeout rate down.  Cruz is hitting a cool .375/.447/1.063 right now through 9 games.  More amazing is that it's mostly justified.  Nelson's batting average on balls in play isn't even that ridiculous right now (.300 compared to career .292).  

Yeah yeah, he's about as streaky as they come.  So we know this will balance out some.  But even so he's looking like an excellent value and THEN SOME for people who drafted him in the middle rounds of fantasy baseball drafts.  Tip of the cap to Dan for getting him in our keeper league.  Dan is currently in 2nd.