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Portrait of Rhiner Cruz

Rhiner Cruz PAstros

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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 29)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-1-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 10 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-1.62012
-1.12013
2014
2015
-0.12016
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DRA-Based 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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2012 HOU MLB 52 0 55.0 1 1 0 65 29 46 8 .265 101 10.6 4.7 1.3 7.5 40% .339 .306 1.71 5.05 6.05 123 7.32 -1.6
2013 HOU MLB 20 0 21.3 0 2 0 25 11 10 2 .268 98 10.5 4.6 0.8 4.2 32% .319 .319 1.69 5.18 3.38 137 8.81 -1.1
CareerMLB72076.313090405610.26610010.64.71.26.638%.333.3101.705.085.311277.74-2.7

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 GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2007 DME Rk 4 1 13.3 0 1 1 8 10 18 0 .000 5.4 6.8 0.0 12.2 0% .267 .000 1.35 3.65 2.71
2007 KNG Rk 11 0 12.7 1 1 4 7 14 13 0 .257 101 5.0 9.9 0.0 9.2 63% .259 .236 1.65 5.02 0.71
2007 MTS Rk 4 0 6.0 2 0 0 1 5 4 0 .257 110 1.5 7.5 0.0 6.0 43% .071 .170 1.00 5.62 0.00
2008 SAV A 15 0 30.3 2 2 1 27 14 33 4 .264 92 8.0 4.2 1.2 9.8 44% .287 .278 1.35 4.68 5.05
2008 BRO A- 6 0 9.7 0 0 1 9 6 13 1 .261 90 8.4 5.6 0.9 12.1 60% .333 .282 1.55 4.75 3.71
2009 SAV A 50 0 61.0 3 3 22 42 31 55 2 .262 84 6.2 4.6 0.3 8.1 46% .256 .229 1.20 4.00 1.92
2009 GIG Wnt 3 0 3.3 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 .000 8.2 5.5 0.0 2.7 0% .250 .000 1.52 5.38 8.18
2010 SLU A+ 51 0 75.3 0 5 6 62 53 66 6 .258 96 7.4 6.3 0.7 7.9 43% .270 .267 1.53 5.31 3.47
2011 SLU A+ 8 0 13.0 2 1 0 9 6 18 1 .262 108 6.2 4.2 0.7 12.5 31% .286 .223 1.15 3.47 2.77
2011 BIN AA 36 0 58.7 3 2 7 43 39 51 4 .269 93 6.6 6.0 0.6 7.8 38% .244 .246 1.40 4.81 4.14
2011 GIG Wnt 21 0 18.3 0 0 0 11 10 17 1 .000 5.4 4.9 0.5 8.3 0% .213 .000 1.15 3.52 1.47
2012 HOU MLB 52 0 55.0 1 1 0 65 29 46 8 .265 101 10.6 4.7 1.3 7.5 40% .339 .306 1.71 5.05 6.05
2012 OKL AAA 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .238 103 5.4 5.4 0.0 16.2 50% .500 .225 1.20 3.67 5.40
2012 GIG Wnt 16 0 14.0 1 1 0 12 9 18 1 .000 7.7 5.8 0.6 11.6 0% .333 .000 1.50 3.82 2.57
2012 LEO Wnt 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00
2013 HOU MLB 20 0 21.3 0 2 0 25 11 10 2 .268 98 10.5 4.6 0.8 4.2 32% .319 .319 1.69 5.18 3.38
2013 OKL AAA 37 0 41.7 1 2 2 34 32 38 6 .267 97 7.3 6.9 1.3 8.2 45% .257 .270 1.58 6.14 4.75
2013 ESP int 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 .000 27.0 6.8 6.8 13.5 0% .600 .000 3.75 14.65 20.25
2014 OKL AAA 14 0 20.0 1 1 0 19 7 19 0 .274 92 8.6 3.1 0.0 8.6 53% .317 .242 1.30 2.85 2.25
2016 VAQ AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 .000 9.0 18.0 0.0 18.0 0% .500 .000 3.00 5.43 18.00
2016 YUC AAA 7 0 6.0 0 2 3 8 4 7 1 .000 12.0 6.0 1.5 10.5 0% .389 .000 2.00 5.26 7.50

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
2012 979 0.4566 0.4484 0.7403 0.6376 0.2895 0.7789 0.6688 0.2597
2013 380 0.5132 0.4711 0.7765 0.6872 0.2432 0.8284 0.6222 0.2235
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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
2012-04-24 2012-05-09 15-DL 15 13 Right Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 HOU $
2013 HOU $498,000
2012 HOU $480,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$978,000
2 yrTotal$978,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 54 d1 year/$0.498M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.498M (2013). Re-signed by Houston 3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 12/23/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Selected by Houston from NY Mets in Rule 5 draft 12/8/11.
  • Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/15/07 (minor-league contract).
  • Released by Detroit 6/06.
  • Signed 2003 by Detroit as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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BP Articles

Rhiner Cruz is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21Jason Parks2014-03-21
Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21BP Prospect Staff2014-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Xavier Cedeno's Not-So-Excellent AdventureGeoff Young2013-04-09
What You Need to Know: Opening Day MadnessDaniel Rathman2013-04-01
Pebble Hunting: The Astros' Best-Case Scenario vs. The Angels' Worst-Case ScenarioSam Miller2013-04-01
On the Beat: Fighting for BĂ©isbol ProminenceJohn Perrotto2013-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: How to Analyze the Astros' SpendingZachary Levine2012-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of November 2-4Jason Martinez2012-11-05
Painting the Black: Who Are These Guys?R.J. Anderson2012-04-10


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Rhiner Cruz threw 1,414 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (97mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph) and Change (88mph).