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Birth Date3-4-1995
Height6' 4"
Weight200 lbs
Age24 years, 8 months, 15 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2014 DCU Rk DSL 14 14 75.0 8 1 0 56 19 64 2 6.7 2.3 0.2 7.7 0% .249 1.00 2.90 1.80 0 0.00 0.0
2015 EUG A- NWL 13 13 73.0 6 3 0 56 17 73 4 94 6.9 2.1 0.5 9.0 0% .271 1.00 3.17 2.84 88 2.92 64.1
2016 SBN A MID 6 6 27.7 1 2 0 22 8 35 0 95 7.2 2.6 0.0 11.4 43% .328 1.08 2.13 3.25 77 2.93 64.8
2016 EUG A- NWL 2 2 8.3 0 0 0 5 2 14 1 88 5.4 2.2 1.1 15.1 31% .267 0.84 3.41 1.08 71 1.35 29.8
2016 CUB Rk AZL 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 3 1 2 1 98 9.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 60% .222 1.33 8.11 6.00 108 4.17 92.0
2017 MYR A+ CAR 12 12 54.7 4 3 0 55 13 47 6 93 9.1 2.1 1.0 7.7 42% .308 1.24 4.20 3.46 104 4.77 101.5
2017 CUB Rk AZL 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 20% .000 0.00 3.22 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2018 TEN AA SOU 16 16 77.3 6 7 0 76 31 73 8 95 8.8 3.6 0.9 8.5 36% .313 1.38 4.57 5.24 108 5.24 110.8
2019 MYR A+ CAR 3 3 15.0 1 0 0 14 5 17 0 96 8.4 3.0 0.0 10.2 37% .341 1.27 2.31 1.20 83 4.40 90.5
2019 TEN AA SOU 31 8 81.3 4 5 2 65 29 88 8 103 7.2 3.2 0.9 9.7 39% .275 1.16 3.92 4.09 96 4.01 82.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 CHN $
2018 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/19. DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/31/19. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 11/20/17. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18. Placed on restricted list 7/6/18 (80-game suspension for PED violation).
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs 10/1/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $85,000 signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0 7.9 0 16 16 80.6 68 27 68 11 .254 1.17 3.91 4.22 -8.8 -1.0
80o 0 7.7 0 15 15 73.5 67 26 62 11 .269 1.27 4.35 4.69 -11.6 -1.3
70o 0 7.5 0 14 14 68.5 66 26 58 11 .281 1.35 4.67 5.04 -13.4 -1.5
60o 0 7.4 0 13 13 64.4 65 26 55 11 .290 1.41 4.95 5.34 -14.6 -1.6
50o 0 7.2 0 12 12 60.6 64 25 51 10 .299 1.48 5.21 5.63 -15.6 -1.7
40o 0 7.1 0 12 12 56.9 63 25 48 10 .308 1.54 5.48 5.92 -16.4 -1.8
30o 0 6.9 0 11 11 53.0 61 24 45 10 .318 1.61 5.78 6.24 -17.1 -1.9
20o 0 6.6 0 10 10 48.6 59 23 41 10 .330 1.70 6.13 6.62 -17.6 -1.9
10o 0 6.2 0 9 9 42.8 56 22 36 9 .346 1.83 6.64 7.17 -18.0 -2.0
Weighted Mean07.10121259.963255110.2971.465.175.58-15.1-1.6

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DateQuestionAnswer
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Last year I was excited for Oscar De La Cruz to take the next step. Unfortunately that didn't happen. This year seems it could be Jose Albertos. Should I get my hopes going again or should I remember he is a pitching prospect?
(Ditka from Chicago )
He's also a pitcher.

I think you can still be excited about both, while acknowledging the risk profiles--especially Albertos's--are extreme. Either is a healthy season away from making next year's 101. But that applies to a lot of pitching prospects in that range. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are any of Trevor Clifton, Oscar De La Cruz, or Jeimer Candelario top 100 prospects?
(Jeff from Brooklyn)
Yes, no, maybe (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-12 23:00:00 (link to chat)Should I drop low level arms like Oscar De La Cruz or Franklyn Perez for Chance Adams or Brandon Woodruff? Deep dynasty for pitching where a productive MLB SP is useful or prospects with rankings shine.
(Majortom from TX)
Sorry this is a little slower tonight, I'm having some connectivity issues...

This is as interesting a question on a philosophical level as it is a real one with these actual guys. I trend towards the camp of grabbing utility from high-minors arms over banking on high-risk upside arms in the low minors in general, though I'll note that there's some context dependence there, and certain arms are exceptions. Adams is a guy I'd grab; Steve Givarz put up a solid report on him back in June, and I'm not convinced he can't be a useful deeper-league starter. Woodruff's another guy who's interesting for those speculating on present/immediate future value. I'm awful giddy about Perez after Mau's recent musings on him, and I'd be tempted to hold him for now. But a guy like De La Cruz yeah, I might nix (or at the very least hope to trade for a pick or something) in favor of a closer arm with more immediate utility in a deeper league.

Adams report: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=419
Perez report: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=458 (Wilson Karaman)
2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Crawford. I am always interested in who could be some pop up Low Minor arms this year. Two names that come to mind are Franklin Perez, and Oscar De La Cruz. Any chance you can shed some light on them?
(Leonard from None of Your Business)
Don't have a real good feel for Perez, but got rave reviews on De La Cruz, and many thought he belonged in the Cubs top 10. Two plus pitches, repeats his delivery well, third pitch is coming along at an okay pace. He could be a big jumper in the 2017 rankings. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Trying to evaluate the upside of a few low minors arms - any of these guys have top of the rotation potential: Franklyn Kilome, Dylan Cease, Oscar De La Cruz, Francis Martes, or Devin Williams?
(Jose from CA)
I think you could maybe argue Kilkome but even that seems like a reach. I'd say none of those guys pitches at the top of a big league rotation. (Christopher Crawford)


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