Nelson Cruz OUT

FPPG: 8.2  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,800
FPPG: 8.2  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,800
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Nationals give Nelson Cruz Friday off

Washington Nationals outfielder Nelson Cruz is not starting in Friday's contest against the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Cruz will watch from the bench after Luke Voit was picked as Washington's designated hitter, Joey Meneses was aligned at first base, and Josh Palacios was positioned in right field.

Per Baseball Savant on 325 batted balls this season, Cruz has recorded a 9.5% barrel rate and a .324 expected weighted on-base average.