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Birth Date10-4-1998
Height6' 6"
Weight175 lbs
Age20 years, 10 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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-1.82019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2016 DDO Rk DSL 55 211 .237 .330 .317 .382 101 6.7 6.2 0.6 146 0 3.8 0.0 6.4 1.7
2017 GRL A MID 89 375 .252 .324 .384 .323 97 -1.1 10.5 1.3 83 0 -9.1 3.2 -6.7 -0.1
2017 WVA A SAL 16 63 .262 .323 .383 .323 102 0.4 1.8 0.2 78 0 0.6 1.0 -1.3 0.2
2018 WVA A SAL 103 443 .248 .314 .376 .346 99 17.2 12.4 5.6 130 0 -5.9 2.5 13.0 2.9
2019 BRD A+ FSL 35 145 .237 .304 .355 .374 98 9 3.9 1.8 154 0 2.1 0.1 6.7 1.6
2019 ALT AA EAS 19 72 .232 .310 .346 .362 97 1.2 1.8 0.8 107 0 -0.2 0.7 0.5 0.4
2019 PIR Rk GCL 3 11 .259 .374 .338 .667 108 2.9 0.4 0.2 228 0 -0.2 0.3 1.2 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2016 DDO Rk DSL 211 187 28 55 18 5 0 83 23 22 44 11 5 .294 .367 .444 .150 1 0
2017 GRL A MID 375 342 51 82 9 1 8 117 36 28 110 8 7 .240 .293 .342 .102 5 0
2017 WVA A SAL 63 55 9 12 2 1 2 22 8 8 22 0 0 .218 .317 .400 .182 0 0
2018 WVA A SAL 443 402 66 115 25 7 14 196 59 34 100 11 5 .286 .343 .488 .201 4 0
2019 ALT AA EAS 72 63 6 17 3 3 0 26 9 7 18 0 1 .270 .333 .413 .143 2 0
2019 BRD A+ FSL 145 136 21 41 6 1 7 70 16 8 38 7 3 .301 .345 .515 .213 0 0
2019 PIR Rk GCL 11 10 0 6 1 0 0 7 1 1 1 1 0 .600 .636 .700 .100 0 0

Plate Discipline

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

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

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

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 386 39 79 14 2 13 44 15 119 2 1 .215 .244 .370 56 -4.3 SS -1 -0.5
80o 365 34 72 13 2 12 40 13 115 2 1 .206 .234 .358 47 -9.1 SS -1 -1.0
70o 350 32 65 12 1 11 37 12 112 2 1 .194 .221 .334 41 -12.1 SS -1 -1.4
60o 337 29 60 11 1 10 34 11 109 2 1 .186 .211 .319 36 -14.5 SS -1 -1.6
50o 325 27 55 10 1 9 32 10 106 2 1 .176 .201 .301 31 -16.5 SS -1 -1.8
40o 313 25 51 9 1 9 30 9 103 1 1 .169 .192 .296 27 -18.3 SS -1 -2.0
30o 300 23 47 8 1 8 28 9 100 1 1 .163 .187 .280 21 -20.1 SS -1 -2.2
20o 285 21 43 8 1 7 25 8 96 1 1 .157 .180 .270 15 -21.8 SS -1 -2.4
10o 264 18 36 6 1 6 22 7 91 1 1 .141 .163 .243 7 -23.8 SS -1 -2.6
Weighted Mean329285710110331110721.180.207.31333-15.8SS -1-1.8

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-07-31 12:00:00 (link to chat)Ok so what should we think of Oneil Cruz? He was recently promoted to AA but am I wrong to still being skeptical because of his size? What are your thoughts on him?
(Neil from The Moon)
We're pretty high on him internally. He's probably not a shortstop but Jarrett Seidler just saw him this week and said he made some shortstop plays. I wouldn't be too skeptical. He's a player. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Oneil Cruz's defence improving at SS?
(Derek from Chicago)
He's currently laid up on the injured list, but we have a prospect team member in Bradenton who will report on this when he's active again (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm convinced Oneil Cruz has fantasy superstar potential. What say you?
(Jordan from Dakota)
Potential is a tricky word. Does that outcome exist in the spectrum of possibilities? Sure. I think he's intriguing and is likely to be fun and useful but not a superstar. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)Is Oneil Cruz a top 10 fantasy prospect if he sticks at SS?
(Jatheesh from Waterloo)
He *could* be, but ... Cruz isnít going to stick at short. He might be very athletic for someone his size, but heís still someone his size. I think RF is the most likely destination, but wonít rule out third (which is a compliment toward his glove work given his trimmer Aaron Judge-ass frame) - BC (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any prospect that hasn't been getting coverage that you think can should be?
(Boricuan from DR)
This is tough because I just had to burn all my guys for the midseason list coverage, heh. I will say that we've been covering Oneil Cruz more as an oddity than a top prospect and he's getting really close to being the latter if he's not already there. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank the following for dynasty fantasy purposes: Cavan Biggio, Esteury Ruiz, Oneil Cruz, Shed Long, Ke'Bryan Hayes. Thanks in advance.
(Enrique from The Ranch)
What a weird hodgepodge. Probably Shed/Hayes/Biggio/Cruz/Ruiz (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-05-22 23:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson. Wasn't sure if you had chance to get eyes on or any updates on Oneil Cruz as I know he is in full season and super young?
(Jerry from Earth)
Emmett's had a few looks at him, and I wrote an update based off his notes in an MLU recently: "Described by prospect team member Emmett Rosenbaum as "one of the weirdest things I've seen" Cruz is a gangly 6-foot-6, 175-pound shortstop. After turning heads at the Dodgers' DSL affiliate last summer, he's been adjusting as you might expect for an 18-year-old navigating his stateside and full-season debut. While he's highly unlikely to stick at short as he fills out, the profile's still intriguing at third. More from Emmett: "The power is definitely real, he [shows] some pretty impressive strength given how little his body is filled out." (Wilson Karaman)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)I am a sucker for extreme lottery tickets so drafted Daniel Montano & Oneil Cruz this preseason. Do you have any opinions on them Craig?
(David from Atlantis)
I don't have much on Montano you don't already know. Cruz is fascinating playing third base at his size, and I guess what I'd say is that if you bought in before, don't abandon ship because of Low-A stats, as he's raw, 18 years old, and likely to struggle at that level. We should be able to provide updates on him as we have a few people covering the midwest league. (Craig Goldstein)


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