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Francisco Cruceta

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 7/4/1981   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cruceta signed a one-year deal with the Tigers in Nov. of 2007.

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Cruceta was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, the Tigers' official site reports.

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Francisco Cruceta 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
2004 22 AA AKR 15 15 0 88.7 89 52 11 45 33 4 8 0 5.28 1.38
2004 22 AAA BUF 14 14 0 83.0 78 30 6 62 36 6 5 0 3.25 1.37
2005 23 AAA BUF 30 13 0 102.3 122 59 16 92 32 7 4 0 5.19 1.50
2005 23 AAA TAC 2 2 0 9.0 11 5 3 10 3 1 1 0 5.00 1.56
2006 24 AAA TAC 28 28 0 160.3 149 78 25 185 76 13 9 0 4.38 1.40
2006 24 MAJ SEA 4 1 0 6.7 10 8 2 2 6 0 0 0 10.80 2.40
2007 25 AAA OKL 25 5 0 65.7 38 22 2 70 40 3 0 1 3.02 1.19
2008 26 AAA TOL 32 0 0 42.7 39 20 0 61 24 2 3 3 4.22 1.48
2008 26 MAJ DET 13 0 0 11.7 13 7 2 11 10 0 3 0 5.40 1.97
Career  (View All)     19 3 0 26.0 33 23 5 22 20 0 4 0 7.96 2.04

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Francisco Cruceta 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
2004 22 AA AKR 15 15 88.7 4.57 3.35 1.36 1.12 63.1% 5.28 4.98 .276
2004 22 AAA BUF 14 14 83.0 6.72 3.90 1.72 0.65 77.8% 3.25 3.95 .295
2005 23 AAA BUF 30 13 102.3 8.09 2.81 2.88 1.41 68.8% 5.19 4.52 .350
2005 23 AAA TAC 2 2 9.0 10.00 3.00 3.33 3.00 81.8% 5.00 6.31 .342
2006 24 AAA TAC 28 28 160.3 10.38 4.27 2.43 1.40 73.5% 4.38 4.45 .317
2006 24 MAJ SEA 4 1 6.7 2.70 8.10 0.33 2.70 0.42 57.1% 10.80 9.29 .323
2007 25 AAA OKL 25 5 65.7 9.59 5.48 1.75 0.27 73.7% 3.02 3.38 .238
2008 26 AAA TOL 32 0 42.7 12.87 5.06 2.54 0.00 68.3% 4.22 2.17 .397
2008 26 MAJ DET 13 0 11.7 8.49 7.71 1.10 1.54 1.67 76.2% 93.4 MPH 5.40 6.20 .334
Career     19 3 26.0 7.62 6.92 1.10 1.73 62.5% 7.96 6.39 .353

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Francisco Cruceta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cruceta was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

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For the second time in three games, Cruceta's control problems came back to haunt the Tigers on Tuesday. He allowed two inherited runners to score, one on a wild pitch, the other on a single after he allowed a walk.

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Manager Jim Leyland said Thursday that he'd like to see better command from Cruceta, the Tigers' official site reports.

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Cruceta was reinstated from the restricted list Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

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Cruceta will join the Tigers Thursday, Mlive.com reports.

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Cruceta will be added to the Detroit roster sometime in the next 10 days, the Detroit News reports.

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Cruceta pitched three scoreless, hitless innings for Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. He struck out six of the 11 batters he faced.

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Cruceta was assigned to Triple-A Toledo Tuesday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Cruceta will report to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, the Toledo Blade reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Francisco Cruceta.

2008

The 26-year-old Cruceta has only six big-league appearances, two with Cleveland in 2004 and four with Seattle in 2006, yet the Tigers envision him working the seventh inning for them this season. Cruceta throws in the mid-90s but has often struggled with his command. The Tigers appear to be betting on his stuff and hoping the command comes around.

2007

The Rangers claimed Cruceta off waivers in the offseason from the Mariners. He was out of options and didn't do enough in his few September opportunities to convince the Mariners he could make the team in 2007. He led the Pacific Coast League in strikeouts, but struggled with the longball and walks. Cruceta has a 90-93 mph four-seam fastball that sets up a plus split-finger fastball. He could compete for a rotation spot for the Rangers depending on their offseason moves.

2006

The Mariners claimed Cruceta off waivers from Cleveland in August last season after Cruceta posted a 5.19 ERA in 30 games at Triple-A Buffalo. Once a top prospect, Cruceta's stock fell the last couple years as his ERA rose. His strikeout rate remains impressive, though. He struck out more than eight batters per nine innings last season. He's a power pitcher with a low-90s four-seasm fastball and a plus split-finger fastball.

2005

Cruceta is a pretty good starting prospect in the Indians chain. He struggled in the first half of 2004 at Double-A, then thrived at Triple-A and received two starts for the big club in September. Cruceta's stuff profiles as that of a fifth starter or a reliever, so he will need to keep staying healthy and keep his walks down to be more than the sixth or seventh man on a staff. Cruceta's struggles at Double-A in 2004 are a mystery: he led that same league in strikeouts and ERA in 2003.

2004

One of the Tribe's better pitching prospects, Cruceta will enter the spring with an opportunity to make Cleveland's Opening Day roster. At worst, he'll be at Triple-A Buffalo and spot start in Cleveland, when necessary.

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