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Luis Cruz

30-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 2/10/1984   BORN: Navojoa, Mexico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Luis Cruz Contract Information:

Cruz agreed to a contract with the Lotte Marines in November of 2013.

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Cruz has agreed to a contract with the Lotte Marines and will play in Japan next season, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Luis Cruz Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 21 AA MOB 44 165 151 14 24 6 2 1 3 6 0 1 9 31 1 1 3 .159 .220 .245 .465
2006 22 AA MOB 130 539 499 65 130 50 35 3 12 65 8 4 29 62 5 4 2 .261 .301 .415 .716
2007 23 AA SAN 69 256 238 24 60 14 10 0 4 19 3 0 13 20 0 3 2 .252 .293 .345 .638
2007 23 AAA POR 45 167 155 15 26 16 10 1 5 17 0 0 9 24 0 2 1 .168 .216 .342 .558
2008 24 A GRE 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 24 AA ALT 105 406 375 41 99 31 24 1 6 46 3 3 19 34 4 4 4 .264 .303 .381 .684
2008 24 AAA IND 32 127 120 19 39 13 10 0 3 15 2 4 3 14 3 0 1 .325 .347 .483 .830
2008 24 MAJ PIT 22 74 67 6 15 3 3 0 0 3 1 1 3 2 2 0 2 .224 .278 .269 .546
2009 25 R GRE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 25 AAA IND 66 237 229 28 58 18 15 0 3 23 3 3 6 26 0 1 1 .253 .274 .358 .632
2009 25 MAJ PIT 27 78 70 5 15 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 7 0 1 1 .214 .282 .229 .511
2010 26 AAA NAS 129 518 488 54 137 42 29 3 10 68 0 0 15 56 4 4 7 .281 .309 .414 .723
2010 26 MAJ MIL 7 17 17 2 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .235 .235 .353 .588
2011 27 AAA ROU 67 286 275 34 75 25 15 1 9 34 2 1 10 40 0 0 1 .273 .301 .433 .734
2012 28 AAA ALB 74 305 289 46 92 42 31 3 8 46 1 2 13 34 0 2 1 .318 .348 .529 .877
2012 28 MAJ LAD 78 296 283 26 84 26 20 0 6 40 2 1 9 34 1 1 2 .297 .322 .431 .753
2013 29 MAJ LAD 45 128 118 12 15 3 2 0 1 6 0 0 5 20 2 1 2 .127 .175 .169 .344
2013 29 MAJ NYY 16 59 55 6 10 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 13 1 0 2 .182 .224 .200 .424
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/NYY 61 187 173 18 25 4 3 0 1 11 1 0 6 33 3 1 4 .145 .190 .179 .369
3-Year Averages     69 241 228 22 54 14 11 0 3 25 1 0 7 33 2 1 3 .237 .268 .325 .592
Career  (View All)     195 652 610 57 143 35 27 1 7 57 4 2 24 78 6 3 9 .234 .272 .316 .589

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Luis Cruz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 1 41 20 1 1
2012 2 51 24
2010 5
2009 5 17

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Luis Cruz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013459001.133.156.343
20128653110.302.465.791

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201312891110.148.188.379
2012197213292.294.416.737

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310011170.160.210.416
2012138112192.261.362.647

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013737041.123.137.306
2012145154210.331.497.854
Luis Cruz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 21 AA MOB 165 151 5.5% 18.8% 0.29 79% .179 .086
2006 22 AA MOB 539 499 5.4% 11.5% 0.47 88% .278 .154
2007 23 AA SAN 256 238 5.1% 7.8% 0.65 92% .262 .093
2007 23 AAA POR 167 155 5.4% 14.4% 0.38 85% .167 .174
2008 24 A GRE 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2008 24 AA ALT 406 375 4.7% 8.4% 0.56 91% .278 .117
2008 24 AAA IND 127 120 2.4% 11% 0.21 88% .350 .158
2008 24 MAJ PIT 74 67 4.1% 2.7% 1.50 97% .231 .045
2009 25 R GRE 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2009 25 AAA IND 237 229 2.5% 11% 0.23 89% .275 .105
2009 25 MAJ PIT 78 70 7.7% 9% 0.86 90% .238 .015
2010 26 AAA NAS 518 488 2.9% 10.8% 0.27 89% .301 .133
2010 26 MAJ MIL 17 17 0% 11.8% 0.00 88% .267 .118
2011 27 AAA ROU 286 275 3.5% 14% 0.25 85% .292 .160
2012 28 AAA ALB 305 289 4.3% 11.1% 0.38 88% .340 .211
2012 28 MAJ LAD 296 283 3% 11.5% 0.26 88% .321 .134
2013 29 MAJ LAD 128 118 3.9% 15.6% 0.25 83% .144 .042
2013 29 MAJ NYY 59 55 1.7% 22% 0.08 76% .238 .018
2013  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/NYY 187 173 3.2% 17.6% 0.18 81% .173 .034
3-Year Averages     241 228 2.9% 13.7% 0.21 86% .266 .088
Career     652 610 3.7% 12% 0.31 87% .259 .082

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Luis Cruz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cruz was designated for assignment Friday by the Yankees, MLB.com reports.

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Cruz was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to a sprained right knee, Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports.

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Cruz said that he thinks he will have to go on the DL for a knee injury he suffered making a catch Monday, the New York Post reports.

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Cruz is not in the Yankees' lineup Tuesday at Texas, MLB.com reports.

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Cruz is not in the Yankees lineup Friday at Boston, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Cruz was signed by the Yankees on Wednesday, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. In his Yankees debut, he will start at shortstop and bat eighth in the order, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Cruz declined his assignment to Triple-A and will become a free agent, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Cruz was designated for assignment Friday.

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Cruz was hit on the hand in the third inning of Friday's 10-inning win over the Rockies but still stayed in the game. He finished 0-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Luis Cruz.

2013

Cruz received by far the most playing time of his career, batting a solid .297/.322/.431 in 283 at-bats. We'll have to see if he can maintain a .321 BABIP, because if not, Cruz's fantasy value could deteriorate quickly. He won't hit for much power and he doesn't steal bases, but at this point in the offseason Cruz is expected to start at either shortstop or third base for the Dodgers. That could change quickly should Dee Gordon turn things around, or if the Dodgers sign a free agent.

2011

Cruz spent the entire season with Triple-A Nashville before a late September callup to the majors. He played well enough at Nashville that the Brewers may consider him for a utility infield role at some point, but Cruz doesn't project as an everyday big league player. With the Brewers' loss of Alcides Escobar in the Zack Greinke deal, Cruz's chances of earning some playing time improved since Yuniesky Betancourt is on course to be the team's starting shortstop.

2010

Cruz looks like the proverbial backup middle infielder that sees occasional time in the big leagues because of his glove. In 2009, Cruz spent the majority of the year at Triple-A, where he hit .253/.274/.358 in 229 at-bats. He saw 70 at-bats with the Bucs, managing just one extra-base hit and a .214 batting average in that limited sample size. Cruz could fall into some at-bats in 2010 if injuries deplete the depth ahead of him, but he's on track to compete for a utility spot with Milwaukee after the Brewers claimed him off waivers in December.

2009

The Pirates hailed Cruz's September arrival, calling him a "super utilityman" capable of playing second base or shortstop. The results? A .224/.278/.269 line in Pittsburgh with three extra-base hits and three RBI in 67 at-bats. Regardless, the organization is looking for depth at shortstop for the post-Jack Wilson era. Cruz and Brian Bixler will battle each other for a spot on the roster. Cruz batted .279 with 10 homers and 61 RBI between Double-A and Triple-A, making it possible that he could become an adequate bat in the big leagues. Because of his uncertain status heading into the season and his lack of major-league success in September, he has little upside.

2007

Cruz is a 22-year-old rising star within the Padres organization and was named their Double-A Player of the Year in 2006. He's a very good defensive player and has some offensive power, but his .301 OBP in 2006 was weak. He probably won't see much major league playing time until 2008 at the earliest.