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Tony Cruz

29-Year-Old Catcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Stats

AVG

.177

HR

0

RBI

4

R

0

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 retu...

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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    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tony Cruz Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals in January 2015.

August 28, 2015  –  Tony Cruz News

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Cruz went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-3 win over Arizona on Thursday.

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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 46 84 79 0 14 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 17 2 0 0 .177 .207 .203 .410
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3-Year Averages     50 134 128 11 28 7 6 0 1 13 0 1 6 24 0 0 0 .219 .254 .289 .543

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

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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
Aug. 27 @Ari 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .181 .209 .241 .450
Aug. 26 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 25 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .207 .203 .410
Aug. 24 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 23 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .210 .205 .415
Aug. 22 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .213 .208 .421
Aug. 21 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 19 SF Did not play.
Aug. 18 SF Did not play.
Aug. 17 SF Did not play.
Aug. 16 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 15 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 14 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 13 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 12 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 11 Pit Did not play.
Aug. 9 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .215 .211 .426
Aug. 8 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 7 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 6 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .211 .205 .416
Aug. 5 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 4 @Cin Did not play.
Aug. 2 Col 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .208 .203 .411
Aug. 1 Col Did not play.
Jul. 31 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .214 .209 .423
Jul. 30 Col Did not play.
Jul. 29 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 28 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 27 Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .217 .212 .429
Jul. 26 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .224 .219 .443
Last 7 Days 7 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .714
Last 14 Days 7 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .714
Last 30 Days 23 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 .130 .130 .261 .391

Tony Cruz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 32 1
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
2015170020.235.294.610
2014381030.158.184.422
2013345020.088.147.235

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015620020.161.177.352
201497101140.216.289.572
20138981110.247.348.643

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015220020.045.091.178
2014524150.173.250.533
2013727050.194.250.466

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015570020.228.246.500
20148370120.217.265.526
2013516180.216.353.626
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% .340 .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% .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
2015 28 MAJ STL 84 79 3.6% 20.2% 0.18 78% .226 .026
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3-Year Averages     134 128 4.5% 17.9% 0.25 81% .262 .070

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2015 Stat Review for Tony Cruz    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.177 AVG
TERRIBLE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.226 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.203 SLG
TERRIBLE
.026 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.18 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.6% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
20.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.410 OPS
TERRIBLE
.207 OBP
TERRIBLE

St. Louis Cardinals Roster

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

Cruz will return to the Cardinals' 25-man roster for Monday's home opener, MLB.com reports.

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Cruz will miss this weekend's series against the Reds so he can be present for the birth of his child, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Cruz will start 2015 as the Cardinals primary backup to Yadier Molina, MLB.com reports.

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Cruz agreed to a one-year deal with the Cardinals on Thursday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.