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Portrait of Francisco Cruceta

Francisco Cruceta PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
3 26 0 4 0 22 7.96 -0.3
Birth Date7-4-1981
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
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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
2004 CLE 22 2 2 7.7 7.7 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 39 10 9 8 1 16 4 4 1 9 9.39 4.46 5.00 1.2 0.1
2006 SEA 24 4 1 6.7 1.0 5.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 10 8 8 2 19 6 6 0 2 10.80 9.19 11.24 -2.2 -0.2
2008 DET 26 13 0 11.7 0.0 11.7 0 3 0 2 0 0 56 13 8 7 2 20 10 9 0 11 5.40 6.08 8.15 -2.2 -0.2
Career19326.08.717.304020012933252355520191227.966.407.89-3.2-0.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2002 SGA A 20 20 112.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .294 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 KIN A+ 7 7 39.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 AKR AA 27 25 163.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 2 2 7.7 5.00 103 .309 .269 .334 .453 .266 .375 103 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2004 AKR AA 15 15 88.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 BUF AAA 14 14 83.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BUF AAA 30 13 102.3 4.58 116 .249 .271 .338 .422 .250 .335 112 20.1 1.8 20.1 1.8
2005 TAC AAA 2 2 9.0 5.36 81 .307 .293 .376 .470 .279 .600 88 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2006 SEA MLB 4 1 6.7 11.24 -18 .355 .283 .349 .449 .266 .333 105 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2006 TAC AAA 28 28 160.1 4.68 96 .268 .273 .347 .423 .266 .306 98 18.0 1.8 18.0 1.8
2007 OKL AAA 25 5 65.7 4.21 112 .205 .274 .346 .443 .268 .222 97 11.9 1.2 11.9 1.2
2007 GIG Wnt 6 0 5.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .231 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 GIG Wnt 21 0 23.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 DET MLB 13 0 11.7 8.15 32 .294 .265 .333 .406 .260 .333 103 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2008 TOL AAA 32 0 42.7 2.44 138 .255 .269 .339 .410 .268 .366 85 13.1 1.3 13.1 1.3
2010 GIG Wnt 7 0 6.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 GIG Wnt 7 0 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
2002 KIN A+ 2 0 0 7 7 39.7 31 25 37 2 0% .276 7.0 5.7 0.5 8.4 1.41 2.49 0.0 0.0
2002 SGA A 8 5 0 20 20 112.7 98 34 111 7 0% .294 7.8 2.7 0.6 8.9 1.17 2.80 0.0 0.0
2003 AKR AA 13 9 0 27 25 163.3 141 66 134 7 0% .282 7.8 3.6 0.4 7.4 1.27 3.09 0.0 0.0
2004 BUF AAA 6 5 0 14 14 83.0 78 36 62 6 0% .295 8.5 3.9 0.7 6.7 1.37 3.25 0.0 0.0
2004 CLE MLB 0 1 0 2 2 7.7 10 4 9 1 44% .375 11.7 4.7 1.2 10.6 1.83 9.39 1.2 0.1
2004 AKR AA 4 8 0 15 15 88.7 89 33 45 11 0% .269 9.0 3.3 1.1 4.6 1.38 5.28 0.0 0.0
2005 BUF AAA 6 4 0 30 13 102.3 123 32 92 16 37% .335 10.8 2.8 1.4 8.1 1.52 5.19 20.1 1.8
2005 TAC AAA 1 1 0 2 2 9.0 11 3 10 3 14% .600 11.0 3.0 3.0 10.0 1.56 5.00 0.3 0.0
2006 TAC AAA 13 9 0 28 28 160.1 150 76 185 25 42% .306 8.4 4.3 1.4 10.4 1.41 4.38 18.0 1.8
2006 SEA MLB 0 0 0 4 1 6.7 10 6 2 2 35% .333 13.5 8.1 2.7 2.7 2.40 10.80 -2.2 -0.2
2007 GIG Wnt 1 2 2 21 0 23.7 16 12 31 0 0% .296 6.1 4.6 0.0 11.8 1.18 1.14 0.0 0.0
2007 OKL AAA 3 0 1 25 5 65.7 38 40 70 2 49% .222 5.2 5.5 0.3 9.6 1.19 3.01 11.9 1.2
2008 DET MLB 0 3 0 13 0 11.7 13 10 11 2 51% .333 10.0 7.7 1.5 8.5 1.97 5.40 -2.2 -0.2
2008 TOL AAA 2 3 3 32 0 42.7 39 24 61 0 51% .366 8.2 5.1 0.0 12.9 1.48 4.22 13.1 1.3
2010 GIG Wnt 1 0 0 7 0 6.3 7 2 7 0 0% .368 10.0 2.9 0.0 10.0 1.43 4.29 0.0 0.0
2012 GIG Wnt 0 2 0 7 0 3.7 7 0 6 2 0% .417 17.2 0.0 4.9 14.7 1.91 9.82 0.0 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
2008 185 0.3946 0.4162 0.6623 0.5890 0.3036 0.9070 0.3529 0.3377
Career1850.39460.41620.66230.5890.30360.9070.35290.3377

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 DET $381,000
2005 DET $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$697,000
2 yrTotal$697,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 37 d

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 6/12/08 designated for assignment 6/3/08 reinstated 5/1/08
  • restricted list 3/30/08 (visa issues)
  • signed as a free agent from TEX 11/30/07 ($0.5M maj, $0.25M min)
  • FA 10/07 sent outright to Triple-A 3/07 re-signed 2/07, 1 year/$0.381M (07)
  • claimed off waivers from SEA 10/06 contract purchased 9/06 sent to minor-league camp 3/06 optioned to Triple-A 8/05, claimed off waivers from CLE 8/05 designated for assignment 8/05 optioned to Triple-A 3/05 re-signed 2/05, 1 year/$0.316M (05) (split contract $59,300 min) optioned to Triple-A 3/04 optioned Double-A 3/03 re-signed 3/03 40-m 11/02 99 am signed as a free agent from 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
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 The Indians, A's, Rangers, and Tigers have all seen Francisco Cruceta as a potentially dominating arm, and they've all been wrong.
2008 Right-hander Francisco Cruceta has always had lights-out stuff and little idea of what to do with it. This spring, the Tigers will become the fifth team to try to help with the latter
2007 Cruceta`s 185 strikeouts for Tacoma were the second most in all the minors last year, which speaks well of his deep repertoire--a fastball that creeps up into the mid-90s, as well as a sinker, curve, and split. His Kryptonite is the gopherball--he allowed 27 in 167 innings last year. Claimed off waivers by the Rangers, Cruceta`s unlikely to find the former Ballpark at Arlington to be his Fortress of Solitude.
2005 You think you've got troubles? Try keeping Fernando Cabrera, Fausto Carmona, and Francisco Cruceta straight in your head without snapping completely and biting strangers on the ankles. This actually happened to Joe Sheehan years ago, but we managed to keep it a secret until that incident with Henry Kissinger. Cruceta's struggled at Double-A Akron, but the Indians promoted him anyway and got away with it, in part because he added a splitter to his arsenal. He'll start 2005 in the minors, but anything can happen when you're young and Scott Elarton is the only thing blocking you from making major league moolah.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Overthinking It: Forever ChangesBen Lindbergh2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessCaribbean Series 2008: Day TwoDerek Jacques2008-02-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: AL CentralChristina Kahrl2007-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-10-17
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Great Leap Forward, American LeagueKevin Goldstein2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Midpoint American League ReportKevin Goldstein2006-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL Spring Job BattlesPeter Schoenke2006-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Bullet Point MondayJoe Sheehan2006-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 26-31Christina Kahrl2005-09-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 15-18Christina Kahrl2005-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 16-28, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-01


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Francisco Cruceta threw 186 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Splitter (84mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph).