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Nelson Cruz #23 - DH/LF

Baltimore

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1980/07/01
  • POB: Montecristy, Dom. Rep.
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 9
  • Signed by NY Mets in 1998.
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Cruz is cold (.121 in last 33AB).
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date993805810518028743787340.276.341.545.886
On Pace16161894171290461206014157-.276.341.545.886

Scouting Report

AssetsA bona fide top-tier power hitter with good size, a powerful swing and nice follow through, he also can run a little. Has the arm to play right field, but can also play left field.
FlawsIs somewhat injury-prone, especially his legs/groins. Takes a huge cut and can be all-or-nothing at the plate (hitting a homer or striking out), so he'd benefit by shortening his swing at times.
Career potentialQuality veteran slugging outfielder.

Honours and Awards

2011AL - American League Championship - Most Valuable Player
2009Named to the All-Star Game
2008Pacific Coast League (AAA) - Most Valuable Player
2008Pacific Coast League (AAA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/02/22Signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/09/30Missed 50 games (suspended by mlb).
2013/08/05Suspended by the MLB for 50 games.
2013/07/20Missed 1 game (migraine).
2013/07/19Migraine, day-to-day.
2013/06/08Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2013/06/07Hamstring, day-to-day.
2012/06/13Missed 1 game (sore right achilles).
2012/06/12Sore right Achilles, day-to-day.
2012/02/09Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a two-year contract.
2011/09/13Missed 12 games (left hamstring injury).
2011/08/30Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 29th, 2011).
2011/08/02Missed 2 games (right quadricep).
2011/07/30Left quadricep, day-to-day.
2011/05/23Missed 17 games (right quadricep).
2011/05/07Right quadricep, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 4th, 2011).
2011/05/04Right quadricep, day-to-day.
2011/01/18Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2010/08/30Missed 15 games (hamstring).
2010/08/16Hamstring, early September.
2010/08/15Hamstring, day-to-day.
2010/06/22Missed 21 games (hamstring).
2010/05/30Hamstring, early September (retroactive to May 29th, 2010).
2010/05/29Hamstring, day-to-day.
2010/04/27Right hamstring injury, early September.
2010/03/04Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2009/10/04Missed the last regular season game (sprained left ankle).
2009/10/03Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2009/08/20Missed 15 games (sprained left ankle).
2009/08/14Left ankle injury, early September.
2009/08/04Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2009/07/22Missed 3 games (finger injury).
2009/07/19Finger injury, day-to-day.
2009/02/20Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2008/08/25Contract purchased from Oklahoma (AAA).
2008/04/03Outrighted to Oklahoma (AAA).
2008/03/29Designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
2008/03/25Designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
2008/02/15Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2007/07/27Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA).
2007/06/05Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA).
2007/02/26Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2006/07/28Acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers.
2006/07/28Recalled from Nashville (AAA).
2006/03/25Optioned to Nashville (AAA).
2006/01/31Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2005/09/17Recalled from Nashville (AAA).
2005/03/18Optioned to Nashville (AAA).
2005/02/10Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2004/12/15Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
2004/10/15Contract purchased from Sacramento (AAA).

Trades

2014/02/22Signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles.
2006/07/28Milwaukee Brewers traded Carlos Lee and Nelson Cruz to the Texas Rangers for Francisco Cordero, Kevin Mench, Laynce Nix and Julian Cordero.
2004/12/15Milwaukee Brewers traded Keith Ginter to the Oakland Athletics for Justin Lehr and Nelson Cruz.
2000/08/30Oakland Athletics traded Jorge Velandia to the New York Mets for Nelson Cruz.
1998/02/17Signed as nondrafted free agent by the New York Mets.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014BaltimoreAL993805810518028743787340.276.341.545.886
2013TexasAL10941349110180277635109513.266.327.506.833
2012TexasAL15958586152450249048140844.260.319.460.779
2011TexasAL12447564125281298733116956.263.312.509.821
2011Round RockAAA3113500342100-.455.5381.2731.811
2011FriscoAA3111210011000-.182.250.273.523
2010TexasAL10839960127313227838811745.318.374.576.950
2010Oklahoma CityAAA5191410042500-.211.273.263.536
2010FriscoAA3111410011010-.364.385.455.840
2009TexasAL128462751202113376491182044.260.332.524.856
2009Oklahoma CityAAA31000000015100.000.091.000.091
2008TexasAL311151938917261728312.330.421.6091.030
2008OklahomaAAA10338393131183379956872484.342.429.6951.124
2008AZL RangersR1411100121000.250.500.5001.000
2007TexasAL9630735721529342187245.235.287.384.671
2007OklahomaAAA4416232579115452134121.352.428.6981.126
2006TexasAL41130152930622732100.223.261.385.646
2006NashvilleAAA10437168112221207342100176-.302.378.528.906
2005MilwaukeeNL8511100020000.200.429.400.829
2005NashvilleAAA60208335613011273062942.269.382.490.872
2005HuntsvilleAA682484576190165431711034.306.388.577.965
2004SacramentoAAA41343101217000.231.286.538.824
2004MidlandAA67262518214214452669834.313.377.542.919
2004ModestoA66261549027111522473843.345.407.582.989
2003Kane CountyA119470651122622085291281056.238.292.430.722
2002VancouverA6321423591404259581214.276.316.397.713
2001AZL AthleticsR2388112231316429630.250.283.409.692
TotalMLB90332714628791898185563287798682729.269.329.501.830
TotalAL89532664618781888185563285798682729.269.329.501.830
TotalNL8511100020000.200.429.400.829
TotalAAA32611772343686458725415530152207.313.399.597.996
TotalAA1415329816435230101591401968.308.380.551.931
TotalA2489451422616733516262259301013.276.329.465.794
TotalR2492122341317630630.250.296.413.709

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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