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Jose Cruz

40-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   DOB: 4/19/1974   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Cruz Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Astros in November 2007. Released by the Astros in June 2008.

June 7, 2008  –  Jose Cruz News

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Jose 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
2004 30 A Mah 15 46 40 6 9 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 6 7 0 0 0 .225 .326 .275 .601
2005 31 AAA TUC 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2005 31 MAJ ARI 64 245 202 23 43 21 9 0 12 28 0 1 42 54 0 1 0 .213 .347 .436 .783
2005 31 MAJ BOS 4 13 12 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .250 .308 .333 .641
2005 31 MAJ LAD 47 179 156 23 47 22 14 2 6 22 0 1 23 43 0 0 0 .301 .391 .532 .923
2005  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/BOS/LAD 115 437 370 46 93 44 24 2 18 50 0 2 66 101 0 1 0 .251 .364 .473 .837
2006 32 AA BIN 16 44 35 2 7 3 3 0 0 3 0 1 8 10 0 1 0 .200 .341 .286 .627
2006 32 MAJ LAD 86 273 223 34 52 22 16 1 5 17 5 1 43 54 4 3 0 .233 .353 .381 .734
2007 33 AA BIN 94 320 264 24 55 21 14 3 4 28 5 3 35 66 7 5 9 .208 .316 .330 .646
2007 33 AAA SCR 16 71 62 12 17 5 4 0 1 7 3 0 9 12 0 0 0 .274 .366 .387 .753
2007 33 MAJ SDG 91 293 256 37 60 21 12 3 6 21 6 1 31 65 5 1 0 .234 .316 .375 .691
2008 34 MAJ HOU 38 60 49 6 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 11 9 0 0 0 .122 .283 .143 .426
Career  (View All) MAJ   1388 5447 4724 713 1167 492 252 36 204 624 113 39 658 1147 23 37 5 .247 .339 .445 .785

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Jose Cruz: MLB Games Played By Position

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Jose Cruz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Jose 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
2004 30 A Mah 46 40 13% 15.2% 0.86 83% .273 .050
2005 31 AAA TUC 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .334
2005 31 MAJ ARI 245 202 17.1% 22% 0.78 73% .228 .223
2005 31 MAJ BOS 13 12 7.7% 30.8% 0.25 67% .375 .083
2005 31 MAJ LAD 179 156 12.8% 24% 0.53 72% .383 .231
2005  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/BOS/LAD 437 370 15.1% 23.1% 0.65 73% .299 .222
2006 32 AA BIN 44 35 18.2% 22.7% 0.80 71% .280 .086
2006 32 MAJ LAD 273 223 15.8% 19.8% 0.80 76% .287 .148
2007 33 AA BIN 320 264 10.9% 20.6% 0.53 75% .263 .122
2007 33 AAA SCR 71 62 12.7% 16.9% 0.75 81% .327 .113
2007 33 MAJ SDG 293 256 10.6% 22.2% 0.48 75% .292 .141
2008 34 MAJ HOU 60 49 18.3% 15% 1.22 82% .150 .021
Career MAJ   5447 4724 12.1% 21.1% 0.57 76% .286 .198

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Best Matchups for Jose Cruz (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
CC Sabathia NY-A 7 4 0 1 2 0 1 .571 1.000 1.667
Oliver Perez AZ 13 6 2 3 1 2 0 .462 .923 1.423
Randy Wolf AZ 12 6 1 2 2 2 1 .500 .833 1.405
Bartolo Colon NY-N 11 3 2 2 3 3 0 .273 .909 1.338
Jeff Francis CIN 7 3 0 2 3 1 0 .429 .714 1.314
Zack Greinke LA 7 3 1 2 0 1 0 .429 .857 1.286
Kyle Lohse MIL 10 4 1 2 2 1 0 .400 .700 1.200
Brett Tomko KC 12 3 1 2 0 2 0 .250 .583 .833
Paul Maholm LA 12 3 1 1 0 3 0 .250 .500 .750
Erik Bedard TB 11 3 0 1 2 4 0 .273 .364 .748

Worst Matchups for Jose Cruz (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Dempster BOS 7 2 0 2 0 3 0 .286 .286 .571
Miguel Batista COL 20 4 0 3 2 2 0 .200 .300 .561
Bronson Arroyo AZ 10 2 0 1 2 5 0 .200 .200 .508
Jake Peavy BOS 13 2 0 0 1 6 0 .154 .231 .445
Jamey Wright LA 8 0 0 0 4 2 3 .000 .000 .333
A.J. Burnett PHI 9 1 0 0 1 1 2 .111 .111 .311
Brandon Lyon ANA 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Josh Beckett LA 8 1 0 0 0 4 0 .125 .125 .250
Johan Santana BAL 12 0 0 0 3 5 0 .000 .000 .200
Tim Hudson SF 22 2 0 1 0 4 0 .091 .091 .182

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

Cruz will likely get a start on Thursday, the Astros' official site reports.

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Cruz agreed to a minor league contract with the Astros Wednesday, the team's official website reports.

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The Yankees signed Cruz on Sunday, the New York Times reports.

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Cruz was released by the Padres on Tuesday, according to the team's official site.

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Cruz, who has only started twice since July 6, will remain with the Padres despite the team's acquisition of outfielder Scott Hairston. Russell Branyan was released, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Cruz's teammate Milton Bradley has started seven of San Diego's last eight games in left field.

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Cruz started Saturday's game in left field for various reasons, including his recent inactivity, his success against Arizona starter Livan Hernandez and San Diego's desire to rest starting left fielder Milton Bradley, according to the Padres' official site.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jose Cruz.

2008

Cruz continues to make his away through a handful of organizations each season, adding depth on major league benches as a fifth outfielder, or getting regular at-bats for Triple-A squads until injuries open up a need for his services. He'll enter spring training competing for a roster spot in Houston, but you know by now that regular at-bats are out of the question given his modest skill set.

2007

Cruz was designated for assignment in August after the Dodgers acquired Julio Lugo. He probably still has some life in his bat (note the .923 OPS in 156 at-bats in 2005), but he was hitting just .233 at the time the Dodgers released him. The Padres signed him to a one-year deal in December. Cruz is expected to serve as San Diego's fourth outfielder, although he could work his way into a left field platoon with Terrmel Sledge.

2006

Cruz is never going to be the superstar many had once hoped he'd be, but after arriving in Los Angeles, he helped salvage his season and earn a contract for 2006. With Kenny Lofton the only healthy Dodger outfielder entering spring training, Cruz could be in line for significant playing time, especially early. Once Jayson Werth comes back from a wrist injury, Cruz might be forced back into a platoon role.

2005

Cruz was really no better or worse offensively in 2004 than he was with the Giants in 2003 or with Toronto in 2002. He could improve if he ever gets to play in a hitter's park, but there's more downside than upside here since he turns 31 in April.

2004

Cruz's Gold Glove award is cold comfort to Giants fans who will live with the memory of a dropped fly ball and the damage it caused. At the plate, Cruz hasn't been the same player in three straight seasons yet, so it's hard to know what kind of hitter to expect in 2004. With the Devil Rays, you can expect him to play 150 games and provide counting stats. Just don't expect an upside.

2003

Took a sizable step back in 2002, reverting to his .240-ish average and seeing his power evaporate. A good September (.292 average and three HRs in 14 games) helped a bit, but he was nowhere near his 30/30 status from the year before. Still young enough to improve, but he's been a low average/solid power guy four of the last five years. Bidding with the expectation of a return to his 2001 levels would be foolish, though expecting a rebound to the 25-30 HR level is reasonable.