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Rhiner Cruz PAstros

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date11-1-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
-0.32012
-0.02013
-0.62014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2012 HOU 25 52 0 55.0 0.0 55.0 1 1 0 3 0 0 253 65 38 37 8 107 29 29 2 46 6.05 5.05 5.44 -2.6 -0.3
2013 HOU 26 20 0 21.3 0.0 21.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 98 25 9 8 2 37 11 11 2 10 3.38 5.18 4.98 -0.4 -0.0
Career72076.30.076.31303003519047451014440404565.315.085.31-3.0-0.3

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 DME Rk 4 1 13.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .267 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 KNG Rk 11 0 12.7 5.69 85 .236 .257 .337 .376 .257 .259 101 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2007 MTS Rk 4 0 6.0 6.73 68 .170 .243 .363 .354 .257 .071 110 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2008 SAV A 15 0 30.3 5.31 74 .278 .260 .330 .385 .264 .287 92 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2008 BRO A- 6 0 9.7 3.94 101 .282 .243 .313 .361 .261 .333 90 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2009 SAV A 50 0 61.0 4.99 61 .229 .254 .321 .363 .262 .256 84 -5.8 -0.6 -5.8 -0.6
2009 GIG Wnt 3 0 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 SLU A+ 51 0 75.3 6.53 33 .267 .248 .322 .364 .258 .270 96 -14.9 -1.5 -14.9 -1.5
2011 SLU A+ 8 0 13.0 3.36 132 .223 .266 .338 .396 .262 .286 108 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2011 BIN AA 36 0 58.7 6.10 58 .246 .255 .325 .389 .269 .244 93 -6.8 -0.7 -6.6 -0.6
2011 GIG Wnt 21 0 18.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .213 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 HOU MLB 52 0 55.0 5.44 75 .306 .262 .323 .416 .265 .339 101 -2.4 -0.3 -2.6 -0.3
2012 OKL AAA 2 0 1.7 2.90 146 .225 .242 .305 .364 .238 .500 103 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2012 GIG Wnt 16 0 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 LEO Wnt 1 0 0.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 HOU MLB 20 0 21.3 4.98 82 .319 .254 .318 .400 .268 .319 98 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2013 OKL AAA 37 0 41.7 6.67 61 .270 .265 .337 .408 .267 .257 97 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2013 ESP int 2 0 1.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 OKL AAA 14 0 20.0 2.82 141 .240 .272 .338 .417 .271 .317 94 5.9 0.6 5.9 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 MTS Rk 2 0 0 4 0 6.0 1 5 4 0 43% .071 1.5 7.5 0.0 6.0 1.00 0.00 -0.8 -0.1
2007 KNG Rk 1 1 4 11 0 12.7 7 14 13 0 63% .259 5.0 9.9 0.0 9.2 1.65 0.71 0.3 0.0
2007 DME Rk 0 1 1 4 1 13.3 8 10 18 0 0% .267 5.4 6.8 0.0 12.2 1.35 2.71 0.0 0.0
2008 SAV A 2 2 1 15 0 30.3 27 14 33 4 44% .287 8.0 4.2 1.2 9.8 1.35 5.05 -0.1 -0.0
2008 BRO A- 0 0 1 6 0 9.7 9 6 13 1 60% .333 8.4 5.6 0.9 12.1 1.55 3.71 0.9 0.1
2009 SAV A 3 3 22 50 0 61.0 42 31 55 2 46% .256 6.2 4.6 0.3 8.1 1.20 1.92 -5.8 -0.6
2009 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 3 0 3.3 3 2 1 0 0% .250 8.2 5.5 0.0 2.7 1.52 8.18 0.0 0.0
2010 SLU A+ 0 5 6 51 0 75.3 62 53 66 6 43% .270 7.4 6.3 0.7 7.9 1.53 3.47 -14.9 -1.5
2011 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 21 0 18.3 11 10 17 1 0% .213 5.4 4.9 0.5 8.3 1.15 1.47 0.0 0.0
2011 BIN AA 3 2 7 36 0 58.7 43 39 51 4 38% .244 6.6 6.0 0.6 7.8 1.40 4.14 -6.6 -0.6
2011 SLU A+ 2 1 0 8 0 13.0 9 6 18 1 31% .286 6.2 4.2 0.7 12.5 1.15 2.77 3.6 0.4
2012 HOU MLB 1 1 0 52 0 55.0 65 29 46 8 40% .339 10.6 4.7 1.3 7.5 1.71 6.05 -2.6 -0.3
2012 GIG Wnt 1 1 0 16 0 14.0 12 9 18 1 0% .333 7.7 5.8 0.6 11.6 1.50 2.57 0.0 0.0
2012 LEO Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0% 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2012 OKL AAA 0 0 0 2 0 1.7 1 1 3 0 50% .500 5.4 5.4 0.0 16.2 1.20 5.40 0.5 0.0
2013 ESP int 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 4 1 2 1 0% .600 27.0 6.8 6.8 13.5 3.75 20.25 0.0 0.0
2013 OKL AAA 1 2 2 37 0 41.7 34 32 38 6 45% .257 7.3 6.9 1.3 8.2 1.58 4.75 -4.3 -0.4
2013 HOU MLB 0 2 0 20 0 21.3 25 11 10 2 32% .319 10.5 4.6 0.8 4.2 1.69 3.38 -0.4 -0.0
2014 OKL AAA 1 1 0 14 0 20.0 19 7 19 0 53% .317 8.6 3.1 0.0 8.6 1.30 2.25 5.9 0.6

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 980 0.4531 0.4500 0.7596 0.6464 0.2873 0.8258 0.6364 0.2404
2013 381 0.4961 0.4711 0.7933 0.6614 0.2813 0.8400 0.6852 0.2067
Career13610.46510.45590.7690.65060.28560.82980.65010.231

Injury History

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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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .272 .372 .473 .298
11 vs R (Multi) .322 .396 .472 .317
18 Split (Multi) -.050 -.024 .001 -.018
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .225 .354 .350 .266
31 vs R (2013) .381 .429 .548 .364
38 Split (2013) -.156 -.074 -.198 -.098
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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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, 3/21BP Prospect Staff2014-03-21
Notes from the Field: Backfield Scouting Notes, 3/21Jason Parks2014-03-21
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 2014, Rhiner Cruz threw 1,379 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 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).