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Tony Cruz

31-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

2018 Stats

AVG

.154

HR

1

RBI

2

R

2

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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R

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Tony Cruz in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/18/1986   DRAFTED: 26th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tony Cruz Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, with the Reds in December of 2017.

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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
2015 28 MAJ STL 69 151 142 6 29 10 7 1 2 11 0 0 6 32 2 1 0 .204 .235 .310 .545
2016 29 AAA OMA 92 363 318 32 84 25 18 0 7 55 2 1 41 74 0 3 1 .264 .347 .387 .734
2016 29 MAJ KC 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2017 30 AAA EL 51 185 168 25 47 16 9 0 7 27 0 0 12 43 0 1 4 .280 .341 .458 .799
2018 31 AAA LOU 18 73 64 10 12 4 1 0 3 12 0 0 7 19 0 2 0 .188 .260 .344 .604
2018 31 MAJ CIN 9 26 26 2 4 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 .154 .154 .308 .462
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3-Year Averages     36 78 73 3 14 4 3 0 1 6 0 0 3 17 1 1 0 .192 .221 .274 .495
Career  (View All)     272 664 621 51 134 42 33 3 6 61 0 5 32 131 4 4 3 .216 .256 .308 .564

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 Games 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
May. 30 @Ari Did not play.
May. 29 @Ari Did not play.
May. 28 @Ari Did not play.
May. 27 @Col Did not play.
May. 26 @Col 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .308 .462
May. 25 @Col Did not play.
May. 24 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .136 .227
May. 23 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .167 .278
May. 22 Pit Did not play.
May. 20 ChC Did not play.
May. 19 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .118 .176 .294
May. 19 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .214 .357
May. 18 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .231 .385
May. 16 @SF Did not play.
May. 15 @SF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .250 .417
May. 14 @SF Did not play.
May. 13 @LAD 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .111 .222 .333
May. 12 @LAD Did not play.
May. 11 @LAD Did not play.
May. 10 @LAD Did not play.
May. 9 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
May. 8 NYM Did not play.
May. 7 NYM Did not play.
Last 7 Games 8 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .625 .875
Last 14 Games 14 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .357 .500
Last 30 Games 26 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .154 .308 .462
Tony Cruz Minors 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 AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 8 Scranton-WB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jun. 6 Pawtucket 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Jun. 5 Pawtucket 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Jun. 3 Gwinnett 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 17 3 4 0 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 .235 .235 .588 .823

Tony Cruz: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 6
2016 4
2015 51 3
2014 47 2 1
2013 44 3
2012 47 2
2011 20 2 1 3 2 2

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Tony Cruz: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 46 1
2018 16 2

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Tony Cruz Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018142120.214.429.643
201600010.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018120000.083.167.250
201640000.000.000.000

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018140000.000.000.000
201610010.000.000.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018122120.333.6671.000
201630000.000.000.000
Tony Cruz vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .338 .116
2010 23 AA SPR 169 149 10.1% 17.8% 0.57 80% .325 .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% .304 .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% .287 .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 151 142 4% 21.2% 0.19 77% .248 .106
2016 29 AAA OMA 363 318 11.3% 20.4% 0.55 77% .321 .123
2016 29 MAJ KC 5 4 0% 60% 0.00 25% .000 .000
2017 30 AAA EL 185 168 6.5% 23.2% 0.28 74% .336 .178
2018 31 AAA LOU 73 64 9.6% 26% 0.37 70% .205 .156
2018 31 MAJ CIN 26 26 0% 42.3% 0.00 58% .214 .154
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3-Year Averages     78 73 3.8% 21.8% 0.18 77% .232 .082
Career     664 621 4.8% 19.7% 0.24 79% .262 .092

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Tony Cruz Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2018 54 0 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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2018 Stat Review for Tony Cruz    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
42.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.462 OPS
TERRIBLE
.154 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.154 AVG
TERRIBLE
.214 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.308 SLG
TERRIBLE
.154 ISO
WEAK

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

Cruz was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.

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Cruz had his contract selected by the Reds on Tuesday.

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Cruz was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday.

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The Reds are contemplating keeping Cruz on the big-league roster to begin the season as a third catcher, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "I think the world of Tony Cruz," manager Bryan Price said. "I think he's a big league player in my opinion. He's certainly been a topic of discussion. That frees up Mesoraco or Barnhart to pinch hit on the days they're not playing early.

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Cruz signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with Cincinnati on Wednesday.

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Cruz was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Padres radio broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports.

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Cruz signed a minor league deal with the Padres on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Cruz was released by the Royals on Wednesday.

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The Royals recalled Cruz from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Tony Cruz.

2017

Cruz has made a career out of being a backup catcher in the majors. Heading into 2016, he'd averaged 52 games per season and tended to keep his batting average just around the .200 mark. However, 2016 saw him slide down the organizational depth chart, and he spent almost the entirety of the season at Triple-A Omaha, where he hit .264/.347/.387 to go along with a .321 BABIP. Although he played just four games with the big club, Cruz signed with the Padres on a minor league deal over the offseason, which could offer him a bit more time at the major league level down the road. However, with Austin Hedges lined up for the bulk of the playing time, Cruz's upside is negligible at best if he manages to land a roster spot in San Diego.

2016

Cruz had carved out a nice role behind Yadier Molina as the Cardinals' backup catcher. Over the last four seasons, Cruz has totaled between 123 at-bats and 142 at-bats each year. Unfortunately, he landed in the about the worst spot possible for potential playing time with an offseason move to Kansas City, which also has Drew Butera behind the ever-durable Salvador Perez. Thus, Cruz's fantasy value is and will remain virtually non-existent. He knows the game and is good with pitchers, making him a good fit on a real-life baseball team in his role as a backup, but he is a career .220/.262/.310 hitter with just five home runs in 591 at-bats.

2015

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 return to the same role for the Cardinals in 2015, as he's good with pitchers and plays defense an acceptable level. Even if that happens, Cruz won't be anything more than roster depth for the organization as he brings almost no offense to the table, indicated by a career .225 batting average and an .085 ISO.

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.