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Tony Cruz

30-Year-Old Catcher – San Diego Padres

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Cruz has made a career out of being a backup catcher in the majors. Heading into 2016, he'd averaged 52 games per season and tended to keep his batting average just around the .200 mark. However, 2016...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/18/1986   DRAFTED: 26th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Padres in February of 2017.

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Cruz was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Padres radio broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports.

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Tony 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
2010 23 A+ PAL 46 202 181 21 51 18 16 1 1 25 0 2 19 33 1 1 0 .282 .348 .398 .746
2010 23 A+ CHA 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
2010 23 AA SPR 40 169 149 26 43 16 10 0 6 20 0 0 17 30 1 1 1 .289 .363 .477 .840
2010 23 AAA MEM 4 15 14 2 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .214 .267 .429 .696
2011 24 AAA MEM 45 164 149 13 39 10 5 1 4 25 0 1 11 31 2 1 1 .262 .315 .389 .704
2011 24 MAJ STL 38 72 65 8 17 5 5 0 0 6 0 1 6 13 0 0 1 .262 .333 .338 .671
2012 25 MAJ STL 51 131 126 11 32 11 9 1 1 11 0 1 3 19 0 2 0 .254 .267 .365 .632
2013 26 MAJ STL 51 129 123 13 25 8 6 1 1 13 0 0 4 25 0 0 2 .203 .240 .293 .533
2014 27 AA SPR 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2014 27 MAJ STL 50 150 135 11 27 6 5 0 1 17 0 3 13 28 2 0 0 .200 .270 .259 .529
2015 28 MAJ STL 69 151 142 6 29 10 7 1 2 11 0 0 6 32 2 1 0 .204 .235 .310 .545
2016 29 AAA OMA 92 363 318 32 84 25 18 0 7 55 2 1 41 74 0 3 1 .264 .347 .387 .734
2016 29 MAJ KC 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2017 30 AAA EL 37 136 124 17 36 10 7 0 3 16 0 0 9 32 0 0 3 .290 .353 .419 .772
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3-Year Averages     41 100 93 5 18 5 4 0 1 9 0 1 6 21 1 0 0 .194 .242 .269 .511
Career  (View All)     263 638 595 49 130 40 32 3 5 59 0 5 32 120 4 4 3 .218 .260 .308 .568

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Tony Cruz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Last 7 Games .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Tony Cruz Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 26 Iowa 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 23 Omaha 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Jul. 21 Omaha 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 18 Sacramento 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jul. 15 Reno 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .400 .000 .400
Jul. 13 Reno 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 8 Salt Lake 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 4 Las Vegas 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jul. 3 Reno 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1.000 .000 .000
Jul. 2 Reno 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jun. 28 Sacramento 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Last 7 Days 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .258
Last 14 Days 20 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 0 .150 .261 .150 .411
Last 30 Days 34 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 11 0 0 2 0 .147 .256 .147 .403

Tony Cruz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 4
2015 51 3
2014 47 2 1
2013 44 3
2012 47 2
2011 20 2 1 3 2 2

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Tony Cruz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201600010.000.000.000
2015261020.231.269.580

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201640000.000.000.000
20151165290.198.319.536

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201610010.000.000.000
2015514050.176.275.507

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201630000.000.000.000
2015912260.220.330.566
Tony Cruz vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Travis Wood SD 7 2 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .804

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Tony 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
2010 23 A+ PAL 202 181 9.4% 16.3% 0.58 82% .338 .116
2010 23 A+ CHA 3 2 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
2010 23 AA SPR 169 149 10.1% 17.8% 0.57 80% .325 .188
2010 23 AAA MEM 15 14 6.7% 6.7% 1.00 93% .167 .215
2011 24 AAA MEM 164 149 6.7% 18.9% 0.35 79% .304 .127
2011 24 MAJ STL 72 65 8.3% 18.1% 0.46 80% .327 .076
2012 25 MAJ STL 131 126 2.3% 14.5% 0.16 85% .287 .111
2013 26 MAJ STL 129 123 3.1% 19.4% 0.16 80% .247 .090
2014 27 AA SPR 5 5 0% 40% 0.00 60% .333 .000
2014 27 MAJ STL 150 135 8.7% 18.7% 0.46 79% .245 .059
2015 28 MAJ STL 151 142 4% 21.2% 0.19 77% .248 .106
2016 29 AAA OMA 363 318 11.3% 20.4% 0.55 77% .321 .123
2016 29 MAJ KC 5 4 0% 60% 0.00 25% .000 .000
2017 30 AAA EL 136 124 6.6% 23.5% 0.28 74% .371 .129
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3-Year Averages     100 93 6% 21% 0.29 77% .239 .075
Career     638 595 5% 18.8% 0.27 80% .264 .090

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Tony Cruz Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 287 0 0 0 0 108 0 85 0
2015 3B 6 -1 2 0 0 -1 3 1 0 0 0 1 -1
2016 C 9 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C -1 -1 0 0 0 0 -2 -4
2015 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

Cruz signed a minor league deal with the Padres on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Cruz was released by the Royals on Wednesday.

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The Royals recalled Cruz from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

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Cruz was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Cruz was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Cruz was optioned to Triple-A Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Drew Butera appears to be the leading candidate for the backup catcher job over Cruz, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Cruz and the Royals agreed to terms on a one-year, $975,000 deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports.

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Cruz was traded from the Cardinals to the Royals on Wednesday.

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Cruz will start Game 4 of the NLDS after it was announced Yadier Molina was a late scratch from the lineup, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Cruz had carved out a nice role behind Yadier Molina as the Cardinals' backup catcher. Over the last four seasons, Cruz has totaled between 123 at-bats and 142 at-bats each year. Unfortunately, he landed in the about the worst spot possible for potential playing time with an offseason move to Kansas City, which also has Drew Butera behind the ever-durable Salvador Perez. Thus, Cruz's fantasy value is and will remain virtually non-existent. He knows the game and is good with pitchers, making him a good fit on a real-life baseball team in his role as a backup, but he is a career .220/.262/.310 hitter with just five home runs in 591 at-bats.

2015

Cruz served as Yadier Molina's primary backup for the majority of the 2014 season, hitting .200/.270/.259 in 135 at-bats and providing no fantasy value in the process. There's a good chance he'll return to the same role for the Cardinals in 2015, as he's good with pitchers and plays defense an acceptable level. Even if that happens, Cruz won't be anything more than roster depth for the organization as he brings almost no offense to the table, indicated by a career .225 batting average and an .085 ISO.

2014

Cruz was able to get into 51 games last season but totaled just 129 plate appearances before missing a few weeks late in the season with a stress fracture in his forearm. He's a solid defensive catcher and works well with the Cardinals' pitching staff, but he's unlikely to ever be more than just a backup, especially in St. Louis. Yadier Molina may require a few more days off in 2014 than he has in the past, but Cruz seems unlikely to receive much more than a start per week even with Molina's reduced workload.

2013

Cruz spent the whole season in the bigs for the first time in his career last year. Playing behind Yadier Molina is a pretty easy gig - play once or twice a week, maybe catch a few relievers in the bullpen, bat .250, get a lot of money. Molina was injured a little bit more than usual last season, so Cruz made 51 appearances in 2012, but with no power, no speed, and no upside in batting average, he's not even worth a look in the deepest of leagues. Look for Cruz to have a similar role again in 2013, albeit with fewer chances to play if Molina avoids injury.

2012

Called up in May, Cruz made quite a splash by banging out three hits in his major league debut and getting two more a few days later. The rest of the way, however, he hit just .211 and slugged .263, perhaps indicating that he's not quite ready for big-league play. As Yadier Molina's top backup, he's not going to get the playing time that makes him fantasy relevant, even if he could hit, but his .733 OPS in 400 minor league games seems to indicate that he cannot.

2010

Added to 40-man roster in November, 2010.