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Rhiner Cruz

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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Cruz was expected to play a key role in the Astros' bullpen last season, but the 27-year-old ended up spending most of his time at Triple-A. Of the time he did spend in Houston (21.1 innings), Cruz wa...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 210   DOB: 11/1/1986   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

June 5, 2014  –  Rhiner Cruz News

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Cruz signed with the Rakuten Eagles in Japan, Ben Badler of Baseball America reports.

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Rhiner Cruz Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 23 A+ ST. 51 0 0 75.1 62 30 6 66 53 0 5 6 0 0 3.58 1.53
2011 24 A+ ST. 36 0 0 13.0 9 4 1 18 6 2 1 0 0 0 2.77 1.15
2011 24 AA BIN 36 0 0 59.1 46 29 4 51 39 3 2 7 0 0 4.40 1.44
2012 25 AAA OKL 2 0 0 1.2 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.67
2012 25 MAJ HOU 52 0 0 55.0 65 37 8 46 29 1 1 0 1 0 6.05 1.71
2013 26 AAA OKL 37 0 0 41.2 34 22 6 38 32 1 2 2 0 0 4.75 1.60
2013 26 MAJ HOU 20 0 0 21.3 25 8 2 10 11 0 2 0 0 1 3.38 1.69
2014 27 AAA OKL 14 0 0 20.0 19 5 0 19 7 1 1 0 0 0 2.25 1.30
3-Year Averages     36 0 0 38.2 45 22 5 28 20 0 1 0 0 0 5.19 1.70

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Rhiner Cruz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Rhiner Cruz Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 23 A+ ST. 51 0 75.1 7.91 6.35 1.25 0.72 78% 3.58 5.08 .278
2011 24 A+ ST. 36 0 13.0 12.46 4.15 3.00 0.69 78.6% 2.77 3.28 .300
2011 24 AA BIN 36 0 59.1 7.77 5.94 1.31 0.61 69.1% 4.40 4.59 .266
2012 25 AAA OKL 2 0 1.2 22.50 7.50 3.00 0.00 50% 5.40 3.20 .723
2012 25 MAJ HOU 52 0 55.0 7.53 4.75 1.59 1.31 1.08 66.3% 6.05 5.11 .343
2013 26 AAA OKL 37 0 41.2 8.30 6.99 1.19 1.31 73.3% 4.75 5.80 .264
2013 26 MAJ HOU 20 0 21.3 4.22 4.64 0.91 0.84 0.69 82.4% 3.38 5.31 .314
2014 27 AAA OKL 14 0 20.0 8.55 3.15 2.71 0.00 80.8% 2.25 2.35 .337
3-Year Averages     36 0 38.2 6.60 4.72 1.40 1.18 71.7% 5.19 5.01 .334

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2014 Stat Review for Rhiner Cruz    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.71 K/BB
WEAK
8.55 K/9
AVERAGE
3.15 BB/9
WEAK
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.25 ERA
GREAT
1.30 WHIP
POOR
2.35 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.337 BABIP
HIGH
80.8% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

According to Astros' general manager Jeff Luhnow, Cruz will be assigned to extended spring training, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Cruz allowed four earned runs on three hits and a walk in 0.2 innings Wednesday against the Nationals.

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Cruz was outrighted to Triple-A by the Astros on Monday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Cruz took the loss Thursday against the Indians after allowing one run on three hits and one walk in two-thirds of an inning.

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The Astros recalled Cruz from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Cruz pitched for the fifth time in six games, according to the team's official site.

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Cruz was available Thursday for the first time since returning from his stint with Team Spain in the World Baseball Classic, the Houston Chronicle reports. He took over with two runners on and one out in the seventh inning, then induced a 3-6-1 double play to strand the inherited runners.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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The Astros selected Cruz from the Mets with the first pick in the 2011 Rule 5 Draft. He got into 52 games for Houston, showing decent strikeout potential but serving up far too many home runs (1.3 HR/9). Cruz was able to control the walks early in the year, allowing just one walk against six strikeouts through his first five appearances before the wheels came off: Cruz walked 28 in the next 48.2 innings, good for a 5.2 BB/9. With the burden of having to have Cruz on the roster all season long now lifted, the need for Cruz to perform has become paramount. Any sign of last year's problems during the spring will force him to open the season at Triple-A.