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Portrait of Kelvin De La Cruz

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
63.7 5.06 1.56 55 4 3 1 -0.3
Birth Date8-1-1988
Height6' 5"
Weight190 lbs
Age26 years, 2 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
2012
2013
-0.32014
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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

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
2006 IND Rk 9 4 19.0 6.80 59 .394 .244 .330 .355 .263 .395 101 -4.9 -0.5 -4.9 -0.5
2007 MHV A- 12 12 54.3 6.83 54 .246 .256 .330 .375 .261 .269 102 -5.0 -0.5 -5.0 -0.5
2007 IND Rk 3 3 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .150 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 LKC A 18 18 95.7 4.10 110 .227 .255 .327 .382 .259 .275 103 14.6 1.5 14.6 1.5
2008 KIN A+ 8 8 29.3 4.19 107 .309 .257 .335 .383 .263 .395 96 5.4 0.5 5.4 0.5
2008 AKR AA 1 1 5.0 8.20 43 .259 .263 .337 .395 .252 .231 112 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2009 KIN A+ 2 2 12.0 2.11 152 .193 .269 .340 .392 .269 .217 99 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.5
2009 IND Rk 3 3 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .360 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 KIN A+ 6 6 34.0 5.11 91 .207 .249 .325 .378 .249 .211 104 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 AKR AA 20 20 93.7 6.62 62 .292 .260 .334 .402 .259 .314 106 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2011 AKR AA 23 16 86.0 4.32 95 .272 .258 .324 .394 .269 .307 87 9.3 0.9 9.3 0.9
2011 AGU Wnt 6 0 1.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .750 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ERI AA 30 18 115.3 5.74 78 .271 .265 .333 .395 .264 .297 106 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2012 AGU Wnt 11 1 15.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CHT AA 3 0 5.0 2.21 147 .186 .212 .288 .335 .230 .308 102 1.5 0.2 1.4 0.1
2013 ABQ AAA 47 0 62.3 3.36 139 .256 .269 .337 .409 .270 .355 111 18.7 1.9 18.4 1.9
2014 NOR AAA 37 0 49.7 5.44 80 .327 .261 .328 .398 .252 .346 101 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1

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
2006 IND Rk 1 2 0 9 4 19.0 32 13 15 2 46% .395 15.2 6.2 0.9 7.1 2.37 11.37 -4.9 -0.5
2007 MHV A- 2 4 0 12 12 54.3 41 34 53 5 47% .269 6.8 5.6 0.8 8.8 1.38 3.98 -5.0 -0.5
2007 IND Rk 3 0 0 3 3 18.0 7 2 20 1 0% .150 3.5 1.0 0.5 10.0 0.50 0.50 0.0 0.0
2008 KIN A+ 3 2 0 8 8 29.3 35 25 36 1 47% .395 10.8 7.7 0.3 11.1 2.05 6.45 5.4 0.5
2008 AKR AA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 4 3 4 1 36% .231 7.2 5.4 1.8 7.2 1.40 7.20 -0.8 -0.1
2008 LKC A 8 4 0 18 18 95.7 71 34 96 2 56% .275 6.7 3.2 0.2 9.0 1.10 1.69 14.6 1.5
2009 IND Rk 0 2 0 3 3 7.7 10 5 5 1 0% .360 11.7 5.8 1.2 5.8 1.95 9.35 0.0 0.0
2009 KIN A+ 2 0 0 2 2 12.0 6 2 19 1 38% .217 4.5 1.5 0.8 14.2 0.67 1.50 4.5 0.5
2010 KIN A+ 2 2 0 6 6 34.0 22 8 28 3 49% .211 5.8 2.1 0.8 7.4 0.88 2.91 1.2 0.1
2010 AKR AA 5 6 0 20 20 93.7 98 64 77 12 35% .314 9.4 6.1 1.2 7.4 1.73 5.76 -4.0 -0.4
2011 AGU Wnt 0 0 0 6 0 1.7 3 4 4 0 0% .750 16.2 21.6 0.0 21.6 4.20 16.20 0.0 0.0
2011 AKR AA 5 6 2 23 16 86.0 70 57 95 3 33% .307 7.3 6.0 0.3 9.9 1.48 4.19 9.3 0.9
2012 AGU Wnt 0 1 0 11 1 15.3 17 6 21 2 0% .357 10.0 3.5 1.2 12.3 1.50 4.70 0.0 0.0
2012 ERI AA 5 8 0 30 18 115.3 115 50 92 16 42% .297 9.0 3.9 1.2 7.2 1.43 4.92 -1.8 -0.2
2013 ABQ AAA 3 1 7 47 0 62.3 62 35 78 3 51% .355 9.0 5.1 0.4 11.3 1.56 2.89 18.4 1.9
2013 CHT AA 0 0 0 3 0 5.0 4 0 6 0 38% .308 7.2 0.0 0.0 10.8 0.80 0.00 1.4 0.1
2014 NOR AAA 1 4 1 37 0 49.7 61 31 49 8 46% .346 11.1 5.6 1.4 8.9 1.85 5.98 -1.4 -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

Injury History

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 (2014)

Details
  • 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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 4.8 3.8 0.6 26 12 81.6 67 37 70 9 .256 1.27 3.75 4.08 9.5 1.0
80o 4.3 3.7 0.6 24 11 75.3 66 37 65 9 .270 1.37 4.19 4.55 4.7 0.5
70o 3.9 3.6 0.5 23 11 70.8 66 36 61 9 .280 1.44 4.51 4.9 1.7 0.2
60o 3.6 3.6 0.5 22 10 67.1 65 36 58 9 .288 1.50 4.79 5.21 -0.7 -0.1
50o 3.3 3.5 0.4 21 10 63.6 64 35 55 9 .296 1.56 5.06 5.5 -2.6 -0.3
40o 3.1 3.5 0.4 20 9 60.3 63 35 52 9 .304 1.62 5.33 5.79 -4.3 -0.4
30o 2.8 3.4 0.4 18 9 56.8 62 34 49 9 .313 1.69 5.63 6.12 -5.9 -0.6
20o 2.5 3.3 0.3 17 8 52.8 60 33 45 8 .323 1.77 5.98 6.5 -7.5 -0.8
10o 2.1 3.2 0.3 15 7 47.4 58 32 41 8 .337 1.89 6.49 7.05 -9.2 -0.9
Weighted Mean3.33.50.4201063.16335549.2941.555.025.46-2.3-0.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
18% 26% 6% 26% 35%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2015265613916128126681081842.2891.524.945.368.94.87.61.3-0.4
2016277714519150142751301942.2881.454.504.898.54.57.81.10.3
2017286613916128124641141742.2931.474.594.998.74.58.01.20.1
201829551341411211057971442.2951.504.715.128.94.67.81.1-0.1
201930551331410710652931442.2951.474.655.058.94.47.81.2-0.0
202031551331410710250931442.2881.424.374.758.64.27.81.20.4
20213255130131009646851342.2881.424.414.798.64.17.61.20.3
2022334412812949143791242.2891.434.444.838.74.17.61.20.2
2023344412711898640741142.2891.424.464.848.74.17.51.10.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.75.2out of baseball0.52.3out of baseball9.6

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Aaron Miller 2013 0.00 DNP
2 93 Alan Horne 2008 0.00 DNP
3 93 Chris Dwyer 2013 0.00
4 91 Donnie Veal 2010 0.00 DNP
5 91 Anthony Capra 2012 0.00 DNP
6 90 Austin Adams 2012 0.00 DNP
7 90 Michael Megrew 2009 0.00 DNP
8 90 Deunte Heath 2011 0.00 DNP
9 90 Dellin Betances 2013 10.80
10 89 Brandon Kintzler 2010 7.36
11 89 Brayan Villarreal 2012 3.29
12 89 Brad Peacock 2013 5.51
13 88 J.A. Happ 2008 3.69
14 88 Henry Sosa 2011 5.23
15 88 Brandon Erbe 2013 0.00 DNP
16 88 Travis Chick 2009 0.00 DNP
17 88 Matt Maloney 2009 4.87
18 88 Tim Crabbe 2013 0.00 DNP
19 88 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
20 88 Justin Thomas 2009 0.00 DNP
21 88 Sam LeCure 2009 0.00 DNP
22 88 David Bromberg 2013 0.00 DNP
23 87 Erik Davis 2012 0.00 DNP
24 87 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
25 87 Alex Wilson 2012 0.00 DNP
26 87 Chuck Lofgren 2011 0.00 DNP
27 87 Philip Humber 2008 4.63
28 87 Chris Lambert 2008 7.84
29 87 David Hale 2013 0.82
30 87 Omar Poveda 2013 0.00 DNP
31 87 Jay Jackson 2013 0.00 DNP
32 87 David Purcey 2007 0.00 DNP
33 87 Paul Kometani 2008 0.00 DNP
34 87 Blake Hawksworth 2008 0.00 DNP
35 87 Randy Wells 2008 0.00
36 87 Jhonny Nunez 2011 0.00 DNP
37 87 Jesse English 2010 3.86
38 87 Bradley Holt 2012 0.00 DNP
39 87 Michael Bolsinger 2013 0.00 DNP
40 87 Andrew Brackman 2011 0.00
41 86 Jake Brigham 2013 0.00 DNP
42 86 Carlos Fisher 2008 0.00 DNP
43 86 Wynn Pelzer 2011 0.00 DNP
44 86 Ryan Brasier 2013 2.00
45 86 Michael Madsen 2008 0.00 DNP
46 86 Miguel Socolovich 2012 6.06
47 86 Andy Oliver 2013 0.00 DNP
48 86 Andrew Bailey 2009 1.94
49 86 Buddy Baumann 2013 0.00 DNP
50 86 Steven Wright 2010 0.00 DNP
51 86 Bobby Bramhall 2011 0.00 DNP
52 86 Scott Barnes 2013 7.27
53 85 Brad Mills 2010 5.64
54 85 James Simmons 2012 0.00 DNP
55 85 Lance Broadway 2009 5.87
56 85 Adam Ottavino 2011 0.00 DNP
57 85 Joel Carreno 2012 6.14
58 85 Justin Marks 2013 0.00 DNP
59 85 Stephen Marek 2009 0.00 DNP
60 85 Michael Stutes 2012 9.53
61 85 Arnie Munoz 2007 6.75
62 85 Radhames Liz 2008 7.15
63 85 Francisco Cruceta 2007 0.00 DNP
64 85 Craig Italiano 2012 0.00 DNP
65 85 Amalio Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
66 85 Bud Norris 2010 5.51
67 85 Clayton Mortensen 2010 6.00
68 85 Eric Niesen 2011 0.00 DNP
69 85 Wilkin De La Rosa 2010 0.00 DNP
70 84 Ryan Chaffee 2013 0.00 DNP
71 84 Mark Holliman 2009 0.00 DNP
72 84 Jeff Lyman 2012 0.00 DNP
73 84 Yohan Pino 2009 0.00 DNP
74 84 Nick Additon 2013 0.00 DNP
75 84 Nick Pereira 2008 0.00 DNP
76 84 Josh Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
77 84 Andrew Taylor 2012 11.57
78 84 Ryan Mullins 2009 0.00 DNP
79 84 Travis Banwart 2011 0.00 DNP
80 84 Kevin Hart 2008 7.81
81 84 Ben Snyder 2011 0.00 DNP
82 84 George Kontos 2010 0.00 DNP
83 84 Chris Seddon 2009 0.00 DNP
84 84 Eric Beaulac 2012 0.00 DNP
85 84 Kyle Gibson 2013 6.71
86 84 Jason Windsor 2008 0.00 DNP
87 84 Dan Cortes 2012 0.00 DNP
88 84 Jae Kuk Ryu 2008 0.00
89 84 Josh Zeid 2012 0.00 DNP
90 84 Chris Mason 2010 0.00 DNP
91 84 Chase Anderson 2013 0.00 DNP
92 84 Daniel Moskos 2011 4.44
93 84 Collin McHugh 2012 9.28
94 84 Ryan Buch 2013 0.00 DNP
95 84 Justin Jones 2010 0.00 DNP
96 84 Charles Brewer 2013 3.00
97 84 Matt Shoemaker 2012 0.00 DNP
98 84 Jeff Locke 2013 3.73
99 84 Simon Castro 2013 2.70
100 84 Bryan Morris 2012 3.60

Platoon

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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 BayMike Gianella2013-11-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Hudson's BayR.J. Anderson2013-11-19
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

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Kelvin De La Cruz threw 43 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).