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Portrait of Luis Cruz

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.7 4.62 1.31 27 2 2 0 0.1
Birth Date9-10-1990
Height5' 9"
Weight205 lbs
Age26 years, 5 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2013
2014
2015
2016
0.12017
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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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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-
2008 GRV Rk 7 7 23.7 1 1 0 20 7 19 2 .266 96 7.6 2.7 0.8 7.2 43% .265 .240 1.14 4.29 2.28 96 2.94 75.0
2009 GRV Rk 12 10 54.7 1 4 0 62 22 41 10 .269 113 10.2 3.6 1.6 6.7 43% .310 .281 1.54 6.04 6.75 127 7.06 151.2
2009 CAG Wnt 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .000 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 0% .167 .000 1.00 3.91 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2010 LEX A 20 16 99.7 8 5 0 96 26 88 5 .261 96 8.7 2.3 0.5 7.9 47% .314 .243 1.22 3.35 3.61 92 3.50 96.7
2010 CAG Wnt 6 6 30.7 3 2 0 35 9 18 2 .000 10.3 2.6 0.6 5.3 0% .333 .000 1.43 3.55 2.93 0 0.00 0.0
2011 LEX A 18 14 91.0 5 4 0 99 23 92 15 .258 109 9.8 2.3 1.5 9.1 41% .328 .272 1.34 4.44 4.45 82 2.56 89.7
2011 LNC A+ 4 4 13.0 0 1 0 24 6 10 7 .282 113 16.6 4.2 4.8 6.9 19% .378 .391 2.31 11.26 14.54 137 17.01 165.4
2011 CAG Wnt 11 10 48.0 0 3 0 53 20 27 3 .000 9.9 3.8 0.6 5.1 0% .321 .000 1.52 3.73 4.31 0 0.00 0.0
2012 LEX A 28 24 146.7 9 8 0 152 47 135 12 .267 103 9.3 2.9 0.7 8.3 54% .321 .263 1.36 3.95 4.05 92 3.72 98.4
2013 LNC A+ 27 18 113.3 8 6 2 111 40 129 10 .276 108 8.8 3.2 0.8 10.2 46% .331 .250 1.33 3.94 5.16 91 2.84 93.1
2013 CCH AA 4 2 17.0 2 0 0 5 4 21 0 .259 94 2.6 2.1 0.0 11.1 48% .152 .110 0.53 1.29 0.53 71 1.98 74.0
2014 CCH AA 21 17 100.3 7 6 1 86 25 92 12 .261 99 7.7 2.2 1.1 8.3 40% .269 .241 1.11 3.74 3.14 86 2.37 83.8
2014 OKL AAA 5 5 24.3 1 2 0 31 13 26 4 .277 91 11.5 4.8 1.5 9.6 29% .397 .317 1.81 5.43 5.92 105 3.82 95.6
2015 FRE AAA 28 19 116.0 7 5 0 119 52 93 18 .268 106 9.2 4.0 1.4 7.2 38% .296 .285 1.47 5.51 4.27 108 5.05 108.2

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
2014-05-26 2014-06-11 Minors 16 0 - Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $
2015 HOU $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d2016

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/17/15 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 2/19/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Houston 3/15. Released by Houston 11/19/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract purchased by Houston 11/20/13. Re-signed by Houston 3/6/14.
  • Drafted by Houston 2008 9-272 (Academia Santa Monica, San Juan, PR). $0.15M signing bonus.

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
90o 3.1 2.3 0.1 11 8 49.9 39 18 36 5 .234 1.15 3.77 4.07 5.5 0.6
80o 2.7 2.1 0.1 10 7 44.3 37 17 32 5 .247 1.23 4.15 4.49 2.9 0.3
70o 2.4 2 0.1 9 7 40.4 36 17 29 5 .257 1.30 4.43 4.79 1.4 0.2
60o 2.1 2 0.1 9 6 37.1 34 16 27 5 .265 1.35 4.67 5.06 0.3 0.0
50o 1.9 1.9 0.1 8 6 34.1 33 15 25 5 .273 1.41 4.89 5.31 -0.6 -0.1
40o 1.7 1.8 0.1 7 5 31.2 31 14 22 4 .280 1.46 5.12 5.57 -1.4 -0.2
30o 1.5 1.7 0.1 6 5 28.2 29 14 20 4 .288 1.52 5.38 5.85 -2.1 -0.2
20o 1.3 1.5 0.1 6 4 24.7 27 12 18 4 .298 1.60 5.67 6.18 -2.7 -0.3
10o 1 1.3 0 5 3 20.0 23 11 14 3 .311 1.70 6.10 6.65 -3.1 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.91.80.18633.53215244.2711.404.865.28-0.5-0.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2018275702718129110761321835.2971.454.915.647.75.39.21.3-0.2
201928460211410084681091535.2991.535.135.907.66.19.81.4-0.4
2020297803222158140871642135.3101.444.645.338.05.09.41.20.3
2021307903322160139981742335.3091.484.835.557.85.59.81.3-0.1
202231560241611494701201535.2931.434.725.437.45.59.41.20.1
2023323501712856853871135.2871.434.865.597.25.69.21.2-0.1
202433440171282644196935.2981.293.934.527.14.510.61.00.8

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6 94 Mike Hauschild 2016 0.00 DNP
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8 94 Charles Brewer 2014 0.00 DNP
9 93 Zachary Neal 2015 0.00 DNP
10 93 Aaron Northcraft 2016 0.00 DNP
11 93 Jay Jackson 2014 0.00 DNP
12 92 Rob Scahill 2013 5.13
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14 92 Merrill Kelly 2015 0.00 DNP
15 92 Dallas Beeler 2015 10.80
16 92 Christian Bergman 2014 6.09
17 92 Kevin Mulvey 2011 0.00 DNP
18 92 Doug Mathis 2009 3.59
19 92 Brian Duensing 2009 3.96
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21 91 Jordan Pries 2016 0.00 DNP
22 91 Yohan Pino 2010 0.00 DNP
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24 91 Sam LeCure 2010 4.50
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26 91 Samuel Deduno 2010 3.38
27 91 Matt Magill 2016 0.00
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29 91 Joe Martinez 2009 8.10
30 90 Travis Banwart 2012 0.00 DNP
31 90 Sean Nolin 2016 0.00 DNP
32 90 Chris Cody 2010 0.00 DNP
33 90 Nick Additon 2014 0.00 DNP
34 90 Chris Rusin 2013 4.07
35 90 Taylor Hill 2015 3.75
36 90 Jorge Reyes 2014 0.00 DNP
37 90 Sean Murphy 2015 0.00 DNP
38 90 Miguel Pinango 2009 0.00 DNP
39 90 Chris Heston 2014 5.06
40 90 Andres Santiago 2016 0.00 DNP
41 90 Alex Wilson 2013 5.20
42 90 Phil Irwin 2013 9.64
43 90 Dellin Betances 2014 1.50
44 90 Brooks Brown 2011 0.00 DNP
45 89 Anthony Ranaudo 2016 9.48
46 89 Daniel Rosenbaum 2014 0.00 DNP
47 89 Hector Ambriz 2010 5.77
48 89 Chaz Roe 2013 4.03
49 89 Tim Crabbe 2014 0.00 DNP
50 89 Arnold Leon 2015 4.72
51 89 Andrew Carraway 2013 0.00 DNP
52 89 Jack Egbert 2009 27.00
53 89 Tyson Perez 2016 0.00 DNP
54 89 Matt Packer 2014 0.00 DNP
55 89 Cesar Ramos 2010 11.88
56 89 Polin Trinidad 2011 0.00 DNP
57 89 Randy Wells 2009 3.65
58 89 J.C. Sulbaran 2016 0.00 DNP
59 89 Simon Castro 2014 0.00 DNP
60 89 Stephen Fife 2013 4.32
61 88 Nick Pereira 2009 0.00 DNP
62 88 Mitch Talbot 2010 4.97
63 88 Ben Jukich 2009 0.00 DNP
64 88 Philip Humber 2009 8.00
65 88 Tim Atherton 2016 0.00 DNP
66 88 Jake Buchanan 2016 9.00
67 88 Mike Esposito 2008 0.00 DNP
68 88 Jake Brigham 2014 0.00 DNP
69 88 Scott Gorgen 2013 0.00 DNP
70 88 Stolmy Pimentel 2016 0.00 DNP
71 88 Carlos Pimentel 2016 0.00 DNP
72 88 Anthony Ortega 2012 0.00 DNP
73 88 Warwick Saupold 2016 7.45
74 88 Matt Maloney 2010 3.05
75 88 Bruce Billings 2012 0.00 DNP
76 88 Scott Barnes 2014 0.00 DNP
77 88 Alan Johnson 2010 0.00 DNP
78 88 Chad Rogers 2016 0.00 DNP
79 88 Jesus Sanchez 2014 0.00 DNP
80 88 Thomas Shirley 2015 0.00 DNP
81 88 Cesar Valdez 2011 0.00 DNP
82 88 Donn Roach 2016 8.44
83 88 Edwar Cabrera 2014 0.00 DNP
84 88 Mike Ballard 2010 0.00 DNP
85 88 Angel Sanchez 2016 0.00 DNP
86 88 Josh Geer 2009 6.31
87 87 Zachary Nuding 2016 0.00 DNP
88 87 Frank Herrmann 2010 4.43
89 87 Gus Schlosser 2015 0.00 DNP
90 87 Charlie Leesman 2013 8.22
91 87 Troy Patton 2012 2.43
92 87 Dallas Trahern 2012 0.00 DNP
93 87 Boone Whiting 2016 0.00 DNP
94 87 Matthew Murray 2016 0.00 DNP
95 87 Aaron Poreda 2013 0.00 DNP
96 87 Francisco Cruceta 2008 6.17
97 87 Albert Suarez 2016 4.50
98 87 Brett Marshall 2016 0.00 DNP
99 87 Jared Hughes 2012 3.57
100 87 Logan Verrett 2016 5.40

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 After spring training in 2015, the Astros sent Luis Cruz back to Triple-A to work on his curve. Based on the results, next time they'll ask him to do his cross-training in TV/VCR repair.
2015 The 5-foot-9 lefty Luis Cruz owns property on the 40-man roster, despite getting roughed up in a Triple-A debut that took seven years to come. He's LOOGY depth and potential spot starter.
2014 Luis Cruz was pitching well in the organization's tandem-starters experiment; his ERA jumped by three runs in six High-A starts after going back to a regular schedule. Still, Houston put him on the 40-man roster after the season.

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