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Portrait of Kelvin De La Cruz

Kelvin De La Cruz P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 0 0.00 0
Birth Date8-1-1988
Height6' 5"
Weight190 lbs
Age28 years, 6 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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 DRA- WARP

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 cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 IND Rk 9 4 19.0 1 2 0 32 13 15 2 .263 101 15.2 6.2 0.9 7.1 46% .395 .394 2.37 5.59 11.37 0 0.00 0.0
2007 MHV A- 12 12 54.3 2 4 0 41 34 53 5 .261 102 6.8 5.6 0.8 8.8 47% .269 .246 1.38 4.68 3.98 112 5.23 105.6
2007 IND Rk 3 3 18.0 3 0 0 7 2 20 1 .000 3.5 1.0 0.5 10.0 0% .150 .000 0.50 2.62 0.50 0 0.00 0.0
2008 LKC A 18 18 95.7 8 4 0 71 34 96 2 .259 103 6.7 3.2 0.2 9.0 56% .275 .227 1.10 2.99 1.69 91 3.37 95.2
2008 KIN A+ 8 8 29.3 3 2 0 35 25 36 1 .263 96 10.8 7.7 0.3 11.1 47% .395 .309 2.05 4.00 6.45 109 5.20 105.9
2008 AKR AA 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 4 3 4 1 .252 112 7.2 5.4 1.8 7.2 36% .231 .259 1.40 6.02 7.20 105 5.15 106.2
2009 KIN A+ 2 2 12.0 2 0 0 6 2 19 1 .269 99 4.5 1.5 0.8 14.2 38% .217 .193 0.67 1.78 1.50 68 1.48 78.3
2009 IND Rk 3 3 7.7 0 2 0 10 5 5 1 .000 11.7 5.8 1.2 5.8 0% .360 .000 1.95 7.13 9.35 0 0.00 0.0
2010 KIN A+ 6 6 34.0 2 2 0 22 8 28 3 .249 104 5.8 2.1 0.8 7.4 49% .211 .207 0.88 3.79 2.91 86 3.04 94.2
2010 AKR AA 20 20 93.7 5 6 0 98 64 77 12 .259 106 9.4 6.1 1.2 7.4 35% .314 .292 1.73 5.59 5.76 134 9.40 128.5
2011 AKR AA 23 16 86.0 5 6 2 70 57 95 3 .269 87 7.3 6.0 0.3 9.9 33% .307 .272 1.48 3.75 4.19 108 4.10 100.8
2011 AGU Wnt 6 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 4 4 0 .000 16.2 21.6 0.0 21.6 0% .750 .000 4.20 7.23 16.20 0 0.00 0.0
2012 ERI AA 30 18 115.3 5 8 0 115 50 92 16 .264 106 9.0 3.9 1.2 7.2 42% .297 .271 1.43 4.84 4.92 107 4.05 101.2
2012 AGU Wnt 11 1 15.3 0 1 0 17 6 21 2 .000 10.0 3.5 1.2 12.3 0% .357 .000 1.50 3.23 4.70 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHT AA 3 0 5.0 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 .230 102 7.2 0.0 0.0 10.8 38% .308 .186 0.80 0.51 0.00 95 3.72 97.8
2013 ABQ AAA 47 0 62.3 3 1 7 62 35 78 3 .270 111 9.0 5.1 0.4 11.3 51% .355 .256 1.56 3.38 2.89 85 2.76 87.0
2014 NOR AAA 37 0 49.7 1 4 1 61 31 49 8 .250 103 11.1 5.6 1.4 8.9 46% .346 .323 1.85 5.41 5.98 109 5.81 114.4
2015 QUI AAA 10 10 52.3 3 1 0 57 26 39 5 .000 9.8 4.5 0.9 6.7 0% .323 .000 1.59 4.82 4.47 0 0.00 0.0
2015 VAQ AAA 1 1 6.7 0 1 0 11 1 5 1 .000 14.8 1.4 1.4 6.8 0% .455 .000 1.80 4.42 6.75 0 0.00 0.0

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

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
2014-07-21 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-02-15 2014-02-15 Camp 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-03-01 2012-03-05 Camp 4 0 Left Forearm Tightness - -
2011-07-25 2011-08-20 Minors 26 23 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2010-08-25 2010-09-07 Minors 13 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dSteve Schneider1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/21/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 11/20/13. DFA by Baltimore 3/22/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 3/25/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 11/13/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Acquired by Texas in trade 2/21/12 after being DFA by Cleveland 2/13/12. Signed by Texas 3/1/12. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Texas 3/15/12. Claimed by Detroit off waivers 3/23/12 after being DFA by Cleveland 3/21/12. DFA by Detroit 7/23/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 7/26/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Cleveland 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/09. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • Signed by Cleveland 2004 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2017 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 89)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 John Church 2015 0.00 DNP
2 94 Jose Lugo 2012 0.00 DNP
3 94 Greg Atencio 2010 0.00 DNP
4 93 Reid Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
5 93 Jerry Sullivan 2016 0.00 DNP
6 92 Daryl Maday 2014 0.00 DNP
7 92 Jason Cromer 2009 0.00 DNP
8 92 Mike Nesseth 2016 0.00 DNP
9 92 A.J. Morris 2015 0.00 DNP
10 91 Chris Martin 2014 6.89
11 91 Mike Schultz 2008 0.00 DNP
12 91 Matt Palmer 2007 0.00 DNP
13 91 Brian Baker 2011 0.00 DNP
14 91 Dustin Molleken 2013 0.00 DNP
15 91 Pat Egan 2013 0.00 DNP
16 91 Colt Hynes 2013 9.53
17 91 Ryan Doolittle 2016 0.00 DNP
18 91 Bo Schultz 2014 7.88
19 91 Josh Sullivan 2013 0.00 DNP
20 90 Bryan Woodall 2015 0.00 DNP
21 90 Colin Bates 2016 0.00 DNP
22 90 Frank Gailey 2014 0.00 DNP
23 90 Jon Meloan 2013 0.00 DNP
24 90 Garrett Parcell 2013 0.00 DNP
25 90 Jeremy Kehrt 2014 0.00 DNP
26 90 Philip Barzilla 2007 0.00 DNP
27 89 Josh Wall 2015 0.00 DNP
28 89 Josh Ravin 2016 0.00
29 89 Rommie Lewis 2011 14.40
30 89 Tim Lahey 2010 0.00 DNP
31 89 Scot Drucker 2010 0.00 DNP
32 89 Eric Marzec 2016 0.00 DNP
33 89 Jose Valdez 2011 9.00
34 89 Tyson Brummett 2013 0.00 DNP
35 89 Jonathan Joseph 2016 0.00 DNP
36 88 Carlos Hines 2009 0.00 DNP
37 88 Caleb Cotham 2016 7.77
38 88 Bobby Cramer 2008 0.00 DNP
39 88 Chris Mobley 2012 0.00 DNP
40 88 Derrick Loop 2012 0.00 DNP
41 88 David Austen 2009 0.00 DNP
42 88 Willie Collazo 2008 0.00 DNP
43 88 Beau Vaughan 2009 0.00 DNP
44 88 Ryan Dennick 2015 0.00 DNP
45 88 Patrick Ryan 2011 0.00 DNP
46 88 Josh Schmidt 2011 0.00 DNP
47 88 Geno Espineli 2011 0.00 DNP
48 88 Davis Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
49 88 Darin Downs 2013 5.35
50 88 Daniel Moskos 2014 0.00 DNP
51 87 Stephen Marek 2012 0.00 DNP
52 87 Drew Hayes 2016 9.31
53 87 Trey Barham 2014 0.00 DNP
54 87 Chris Rearick 2016 0.00 DNP
55 87 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74
56 87 Lee Hyde 2013 0.00 DNP
57 87 Tim Adleman 2016 4.04
58 87 Craig Whitaker 2013 0.00 DNP
59 87 Blake Smith 2016 6.23
60 87 Anastacio Martinez 2007 0.00 DNP
61 87 Justin Friend 2014 0.00 DNP
62 87 Duke Welker 2014 0.00 DNP
63 87 Vince Perkins 2010 0.00 DNP
64 87 Ryan Tatusko 2013 0.00 DNP
65 87 Gary Moran 2013 0.00 DNP
66 87 Justin Thomas 2012 8.22
67 86 Deunte Heath 2014 0.00 DNP
68 86 Bobby Korecky 2008 4.58
69 86 Andrew Dobies 2011 0.00 DNP
70 86 Eddie Gamboa 2013 0.00 DNP
71 86 Joe Bateman 2008 0.00 DNP
72 86 Bryan Evans 2015 0.00 DNP
73 86 Tomas Santiago 2010 0.00 DNP
74 86 Andrew Robinson 2016 0.00 DNP
75 86 Jumbo Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
76 86 Jeff Inman 2016 0.00 DNP
77 86 Jeff Kennard 2010 0.00 DNP
78 86 Ryan Cullen 2008 0.00 DNP
79 86 Jeff Urlaub 2015 0.00 DNP
80 86 Steve Delabar 2012 3.95
81 86 Bob McCrory 2010 0.00 DNP
82 86 Corey Hamman 2008 0.00 DNP
83 86 Ricky Brooks 2013 0.00 DNP
84 86 Paul Phillips 2012 0.00 DNP
85 86 Brandon Kloess 2013 0.00 DNP
86 86 Ramon Garcia 2013 0.00 DNP
87 86 Brad Ziegler 2008 1.21
88 86 Ronnie Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
89 86 Andy Graham 2012 0.00 DNP
90 86 Mumba Rivera 2009 0.00 DNP
91 86 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
92 86 Ryan Meaux 2007 0.00 DNP
93 86 Chance Chapman 2012 0.00 DNP
94 86 Henry Mabee 2014 0.00 DNP
95 86 Hector Nelo 2015 0.00 DNP
96 86 Paul Abraham 2008 0.00 DNP
97 86 Jarrett Santos 2010 0.00 DNP
98 85 Austin Adams 2015 3.78
99 85 Victor Garate 2013 0.00 DNP
100 85 Jeff Sues 2011 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 Kelvin De La Cruz has always been a tall, projectable lefty arm, and while he's begun to make good on his projectability in certain areas—like his velocity—his control has always been a problem, and it's not getting any better. Moved to the bullpen at the end of the year, that may be where his future lies.
2010 A great start to the season came to naught, as De La Cruz had tightness in his throwing forearm and was sidelined for most of the year. He’s probably stuck with a possible do-over at Kinston for 2010, but when healthy De La Cruz had a fastball which sat around 91 and also had a strong curve, with a long, lean body that offers tons of projection. We'll see what's left when he gets back on the hill, but team officials are confident he'll be on everyone's prospect lists 12 months from now.
2009 De La Cruz stands out amongst the many young southpaw starters in the Cleveland system because of his velocity: the lanky lefty throws a low-90s fastball and has surprisingly polished secondary stuff for his age (solid curveball and plus change), giving him more upside than any pitcher in the organization. The main task for De La Cruz is learning how to repeat his delivery in order to consistently fire strikes. He'll begin the year at High-A Kinston.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone WildR.J. Anderson2014-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Four Teams Bet on BouncebacksCraig Goldstein2013-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Four Teams Bet on BouncebacksBen Lindbergh2013-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Hudson's BayR.J. Anderson2013-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Hudson's BayMike Gianella2013-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Hudson's BayBret Sayre2013-11-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nats Extend ZimmR.J. Anderson2012-02-27
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 11Kevin Goldstein2011-05-12
Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 19Kevin Goldstein2010-04-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Expanding and ContractingChristina Kahrl2010-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Kelvin De La Cruz threw 47 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2012, all of them occuring in Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Slider (81mph).