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Tony Cruz

28-Year-Old Catcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

AVG

.200

HR

1

RBI

17

R

11

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 catche...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 215   DOB: 8/18/1986   BORN: Palm Beach, FL   COLLEGE: Palm Beach (FL) JC   DRAFTED: 26th Rd   

September 21, 2014  –  Tony Cruz News

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Cruz went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer Saturday as the Cardinals topped the Reds, 8-4.

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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+ 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 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 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
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3-Year Averages     46 109 104 10 24 6 6 0 0 10 0 0 4 19 0 0 1 .231 .266 .288 .555

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Tony Cruz Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Sep. 28 @Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .270 .259 .529
Sep. 27 @Ari Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Ari Did not play.
Sep. 24 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 23 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 22 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .276 .265 .541
Sep. 21 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .278 .267 .545
Sep. 20 Cin 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .208 .280 .269 .549
Sep. 19 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 18 Mil 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .273 .244 .517
Sep. 17 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 16 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 14 Col Did not play.
Sep. 13 Col Did not play.
Sep. 12 Col Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Cin 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .270 .240 .510
Sep. 8 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 3 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 2 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 1 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 31 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 30 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 30 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 29 ChC Did not play.
Last 7 Days 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 10 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .273 .500 .773
Last 30 Days 12 2 3 0 0 1 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .308 .500 .808

Tony Cruz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014381030.158.184.422
2013345020.088.147.235
2012414030.195.244.439

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201497101140.216.289.572
20138981110.247.348.643
2012857180.282.424.724

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014524150.173.250.533
2013727050.194.250.466
2012734090.219.329.563

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148370120.217.265.526
2013516180.216.353.626
2012537120.302.415.730
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+ CHA 3 2 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
2010 23 A+ PAL 202 181 9.4% 16.3% 0.58 82% .340 .116
2010 23 AA SPR 169 149 10.1% 17.8% 0.57 80% .327 .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% .307 .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% .292 .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
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Tony Cruz
3-Year Averages     109 104 3.7% 17.4% 0.21 82% .282 .057

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Tony Cruz    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.200 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.245 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.259 SLG
TERRIBLE
.059 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.46 BB/K
AVERAGE
8.7% BB Rate
GOOD
18.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.529 OPS
TERRIBLE
.270 OBP
TERRIBLE

St. Louis Cardinals Roster

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

Cruz was recalled from Double-A Springfield on Tuesday

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Cruz was optioned to Double-A Springfield on Friday.

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Cruz is set to assume primary catching duties for the Cardinals in the wake of Yadier Molina's (thumb) ligament tear, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Cruz went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI on Saturday.

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Cruz will get his first start of the season Monday night against the Brewers, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Cruz (forearm) is back in the lineup Thursday, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Cruz (forearm) took batting practice Wednesday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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The Cardinals activated Cruz from the disabled list Sunday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Cruz (forearm) is eligible to return from the disabled list Friday but is expected to need another 7-10 days, the Cardinals' official website reports.

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Cruz was placed on the DL Thursday with a left forearm stress fracture, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.