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Tony Cruz CReds

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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 31)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date8-18-1986
Height5' 11"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 8 months, 1 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-1.32014
-0.62015
-0.12016
2017
-0.92018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 SLN 24 38 72 65 8 17 5 0 0 22 6 13 1 0 0 6 0 1 .262 .333 .338 .255 2.2 -1.4 0.1
2012 SLN 25 51 131 126 11 32 9 1 1 46 3 19 0 2 0 11 0 1 .254 .267 .365 .223 0.0 -0.6 -0.1
2013 SLN 26 51 129 123 13 25 6 1 1 36 4 25 2 0 0 13 0 0 .203 .240 .293 .178 -4.3 2.5 -0.2
2014 SLN 27 50 150 135 11 27 5 0 1 35 13 28 0 0 17 0 3 .200 .270 .259 .190 -3.9 -7.5 -1.3
2015 SLN 28 69 151 142 6 29 7 1 2 44 6 32 0 1 2 11 0 0 .204 .235 .310 .179 -5.7 -0.2 -0.6
2016 KCA 29 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .107 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
Career263638595491303235183321203425905.218.260.308.199-12.3-7.4-2.1

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 QUD A 49 216 .291 .254 .328 .370 .260 .303 91 7.6 6.8 0.9 -4.8 0.8 16.1 1.1 16.1 1.1
2007 BAT A- 4 17 .334 .250 .330 .333 .253 .545 97 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.0 0.3 2.2 0.3 2.2 0.3
2007 CRD Rk 7 34 .348 .252 .358 .365 .272 .480 102 3.1 1.0 0.1 0.7 0.8 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2007 JCY Rk 6 27 .317 .247 .319 .359 .244 .238 100 1.8 0.9 0.1 2.3 -0.1 2.8 0.5 2.8 0.5
2008 PMB A+ 89 378 .271 .252 .323 .373 .251 .306 94 4.6 11.3 2.4 -1.0 2.2 20.5 1.9 20.5 1.9
2009 SFD AA 110 444 .222 .266 .338 .395 .251 .254 117 -18.5 12.9 4.9 -23.0 1.1 0.5 -2.3 0.5 -2.3
2010 PMB A+ 46 202 .277 .249 .327 .369 .259 .338 89 3.4 5.5 2.9 2.4 -2.8 9.0 1.2 9.0 1.2
2010 SFD AA 40 169 .282 .262 .339 .399 .262 .325 109 4.1 4.9 1.7 -2.6 -1.5 9.2 0.7 9.2 0.7
2010 MEM AAA 4 15 .213 .272 .342 .432 .267 .167 94 -2.1 1.2 0.7 1.2 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0 0.1
2011 SLN MLB 38 72 .255 .255 .324 .406 .265 .327 96 -0.4 1.9 0.6 -1.4 -0.0 2.2 0.1 2.2 0.1
2011 MEM AAA 45 164 .243 .276 .354 .430 .265 .304 96 -3.3 5.1 2.9 1.0 -0.5 4.2 0.5 4.2 0.5
2012 SLN MLB 51 131 .223 .255 .317 .398 .259 .287 99 -4.8 3.6 2 -0.6 -0.8 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2013 SLN MLB 51 129 .178 .242 .309 .377 .252 .247 101 -10.2 3.4 1.8 2.5 0.7 -4.3 -0.2 -4.3 -0.2
2014 SLN MLB 50 150 .190 .253 .312 .384 .261 .245 103 -9.8 3.9 2.2 -7.5 -0.2 -3.9 -1.3 -3.9 -1.3
2014 SFD AA 2 5 .143 .233 .320 .296 .244 .333 96 -0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2015 SLN MLB 69 151 .179 .251 .312 .399 .260 .248 98 -11.8 4.0 2 -0.2 0.2 -5.7 -0.6 -5.7 -0.6
2016 KCA MLB 4 5 .107 .284 .371 .488 .314 .000 112 -0.8 0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2016 OMA AAA 92 363 .268 .265 .329 .407 .270 .321 95 2.8 10.2 1.6 0.5 -2.5 12.1 1.3 12.1 1.3
2017 ELP AAA 51 185 .270 .287 .348 .459 .272 .336 109 2.2 5.6 3.2 -9.6 0.3 11.2 0.2 11.2 0.2
2018 LOU AAA 5 20 .174 .259 .318 .411 .255 .200 106 -1.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 CRD Rk 34 8 12 5 0 0 4 1 7 1 0 .375 .394 .531 .156 .348 5.0 0.7 0.5
2007 JCY Rk 27 2 7 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 .280 .333 .600 .320 .317 2.8 2.3 0.5
2007 QUD A 216 26 55 10 1 5 34 17 25 3 1 .282 .343 .421 .138 .291 16.1 -4.8 1.1
2007 BAT A- 17 2 6 1 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 .375 .412 .438 .062 .334 2.2 1.0 0.3
2008 PMB A+ 378 41 98 22 3 8 58 19 50 3 0 .279 .319 .427 .148 .271 20.5 -1.0 1.9
2009 SFD AA 444 44 89 25 2 10 48 34 85 1 0 .220 .281 .366 .146 .222 0.5 -23.0 -2.3
2010 PMB A+ 202 21 51 16 1 1 25 19 33 0 2 .282 .348 .398 .116 .277 9.0 2.4 1.2
2010 SFD AA 169 26 43 10 0 6 20 17 30 0 0 .289 .363 .477 .188 .282 9.2 -2.6 0.7
2010 MEM AAA 15 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 .214 .267 .429 .214 .213 -0.0 1.2 0.1
2011 SLN MLB 72 8 17 5 0 0 6 6 13 0 1 .262 .333 .338 .077 .255 2.2 -1.4 0.1
2011 MEM AAA 164 13 39 5 1 4 25 11 31 0 1 .262 .315 .389 .128 .243 4.2 1.0 0.5
2012 SLN MLB 131 11 32 9 1 1 11 3 19 0 1 .254 .267 .365 .111 .223 0.0 -0.6 -0.1
2013 SLN MLB 129 13 25 6 1 1 13 4 25 0 0 .203 .240 .293 .089 .178 -4.3 2.5 -0.2
2014 SLN MLB 150 11 27 5 0 1 17 13 28 0 3 .200 .270 .259 .059 .190 -3.9 -7.5 -1.3
2014 SFD AA 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 .143 -0.4 0.0 -0.0
2015 SLN MLB 151 6 29 7 1 2 11 6 32 0 0 .204 .235 .310 .106 .179 -5.7 -0.2 -0.6
2016 KCA MLB 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .107 -0.6 -0.1 -0.1
2016 OMA AAA 363 32 84 18 0 7 55 41 74 2 1 .264 .347 .387 .123 .268 12.1 0.5 1.3
2017 ELP AAA 185 25 47 9 0 7 27 12 43 0 0 .280 .341 .458 .179 .270 11.2 -9.6 0.2
2018 LOU AAA 20 1 2 1 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 .125 .250 .188 .062 .174 -1.0 0.2 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 241 0.4772 0.5311 0.7891 0.6957 0.3810 0.8625 0.6667 0.2109 87 0.001477
2012 408 0.5147 0.5294 0.8148 0.6857 0.3636 0.9236 0.5972 0.1852 152 0.001669
2013 455 0.4945 0.5121 0.7854 0.6844 0.3435 0.8506 0.6582 0.2146 185 0.004892
2014 573 0.4712 0.4747 0.8162 0.6296 0.3366 0.9059 0.6667 0.1838 237 0.008332
2015 584 0.5497 0.5171 0.7649 0.6822 0.3156 0.8219 0.6145 0.2351 229 -0.001941
2016 25 0.5200 0.6400 0.7500 0.8462 0.4167 0.9091 0.4000 0.2500 0 0.000000
Career22860.50480.51050.79310.67330.3430.87210.63640.2069191.03020.003

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
2013-08-15 2013-09-01 15-DL 17 16 Left Forearm Stress Fracture - -
2010-08-09 2010-08-30 Minors 21 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-07-17 2008-09-05 Minors 50 0 Left Wrist Strain Tendon - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CIN $
2017 SDN $
2016 KCA $
2015 SLN $775,000
2014 SLN $521,000
2013 SLN $503,000
2012 SLN $481,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$2,280,000
4 yrTotal$2,280,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 147 dMDR Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/19/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 2/7/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.975M (2016). Acquired by Kansas City in trade from St. Louis 12/2/15. Signed by Kansas City 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration). Award bonus: $50,000 for All-Star. DFA by Kansas City 11/18/16. Released 11/23/16.
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2015). Re-signed by St. Louis 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.521M (2014). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.503M (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/17/10. Re-signed by St. Louis 2/11.
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (26-802) (Palm Beach CC, Fla.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .186 .242 .225 .164
11 vs R (Multi) .205 .239 .308 .189
18 Split (Multi) .019 -.003 .083 .026
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .000 .000 .000 .458
31 vs R (2016) .000 .000 .000 .019
38 Split (2016) .000 .000 .000 -.439
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any info on the Cardinals' attempts to develop an in-house catching backup for Yadier Molina who's better than Tony Cruz (which isn't a very high bar)? Does Carson Kelly have a realistic chance of becoming adequate? Are there others I don't know about? Yadi isn't going to last forever...
(Bill from New Mexico)
I do think Kelly has some potential to help at the MLB level, but it could still take a while for him to get there. I've heard encouraging reports on the early progress he's made behind the plate, and I there is hope for the bat. Kelly may arrive in time to help the transition from Molina, but I'm not sure he's going to be ready in time to be a viable backup instead of Cruz in the short term. (Mark Anderson)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2008 afa 0 .000 0.0 1859 .001 -0.5 48 .013 .003 -0.4 -0.9 -1.0
2009 aax 5903 -.030 -27.6 3511 .000 -0.5 77 -.119 .007 5.1 -23.1 -23.0
2010 afa 0 .000 0.0 1653 .001 -0.6 24 -.034 -.009 0.7 0.1 2.4
2010 aax 2094 -.012 -3.6 1164 .002 -1.0 27 -.116 .001 2.0 -2.6 -2.6
2010 aaa 799 .010 1.3 462 .000 -0.0 6 -.005 -.000 0.0 1.3 1.2
2011 mlb 741 -.006 -0.6 463 .002 -0.3 4 -.000 .000 0.0 -0.9 -1.4
2011 aaa 2773 .003 1.4 1584 -.001 0.5 28 .005 -.003 -0.0 1.9 1.0
2012 mlb 2072 -.003 -0.9 1408 .000 -0.1 25 -.003 .000 0.0 -0.9 -0.6
2013 mlb 2064 .004 1.2 1405 -.005 1.6 15 .000 -.004 0.0 2.9 2.5
2014 aax 53 .001 0.0 22 -.000 0.0 3 -.016 .004 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 mlb 2490 -.018 -5.8 1678 .001 -0.5 19 .012 -.001 -0.1 -6.4 -7.5
2015 mlb 2112 .001 0.2 1408 .001 -0.5 17 .033 -.002 -0.3 -0.5 -0.2
2016 aaa 4749 -.001 -0.8 0 .000 0.0 64 -.024 .000 0.9 0.1 0.5
2016 mlb 75 -.003 -0.0 58 .008 -0.1 0 .000 -.000 0.0 -0.1 -0.1
2017 aaa 3631 -.017 -9.0 2165 -.001 0.4 39 -.022 -.000 0.5 -8.0 -9.6
2018 aaa 419 .003 0.2 0 .000 0.0 5 -.014 .000 0.0 0.2 0.2

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