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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, 9 months, 23 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 5.58 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 4.67 3.98 113 5.26 106.7
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 2.60 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 2.98 1.69 80 2.81 88.6
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 3.99 6.45 105 5.20 105.8
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 4.87 103.1
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 1.76 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 7.14 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 3.77 2.91 87 2.87 90.5
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 5.58 5.76 123 7.75 118.2
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 3.74 4.19 107 4.02 99.5
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 7.26 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 4.83 4.92 104 4.57 103.6
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 3.26 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 0.50 0.00 96 3.86 97.7
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 3.37 2.89 84 2.75 86.4
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 5.40 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 95 Greg Atencio 2010 0.00 DNP
2 94 John Church 2015 0.00 DNP
3 94 Bobby Cramer 2008 0.00 DNP
4 94 Jose Lugo 2012 0.00 DNP
5 93 Reid Santos 2011 0.00 DNP
6 93 Jerry Sullivan 2016 0.00 DNP
7 92 Chris Martin 2014 6.89
8 92 Daryl Maday 2014 0.00 DNP
9 92 A.J. Morris 2015 0.00 DNP
10 92 Mike Nesseth 2016 0.00 DNP
11 92 Matt Palmer 2007 0.00 DNP
12 91 Pat Egan 2013 0.00 DNP
13 91 Bryan Woodall 2015 0.00 DNP
14 91 Brian Baker 2011 0.00 DNP
15 91 Colt Hynes 2013 9.53
16 91 Dustin Molleken 2013 0.00 DNP
17 91 Ryan Doolittle 2016 0.00 DNP
18 91 Colin Bates 2016 0.00 DNP
19 90 Bo Schultz 2014 7.88
20 90 Josh Sullivan 2013 0.00 DNP
21 90 Frank Gailey 2014 0.00 DNP
22 90 Garrett Parcell 2013 0.00 DNP
23 90 Mike Schultz 2008 0.00 DNP
24 90 Jon Meloan 2013 0.00 DNP
25 89 Rommie Lewis 2011 14.40
26 89 Jason Cromer 2009 0.00 DNP
27 89 Josh Ravin 2016 0.00
28 89 Caleb Cotham 2016 7.77
29 89 Tim Lahey 2010 0.00 DNP
30 89 Philip Barzilla 2007 0.00 DNP
31 89 Josh Wall 2015 0.00 DNP
32 89 Scot Drucker 2010 0.00 DNP
33 89 Derrick Loop 2012 0.00 DNP
34 89 Chris Mobley 2012 0.00 DNP
35 89 Jonathan Joseph 2016 0.00 DNP
36 89 Stephen Marek 2012 0.00 DNP
37 89 Eric Marzec 2016 0.00 DNP
38 89 Carlos Hines 2009 0.00 DNP
39 89 Jeremy Kehrt 2014 0.00 DNP
40 88 Jose Valdez 2011 9.00
41 88 Tyson Brummett 2013 0.00 DNP
42 88 Patrick Ryan 2011 0.00 DNP
43 88 Geoffrey Jones 2008 0.00 DNP
44 88 Ryan Reid 2013 1.64
45 88 Beau Vaughan 2009 0.00 DNP
46 88 Geno Espineli 2011 0.00 DNP
47 88 Willie Collazo 2008 0.00 DNP
48 88 Darin Downs 2013 5.35
49 88 Josh Schmidt 2011 0.00 DNP
50 88 Ryan Dennick 2015 0.00 DNP
51 88 Chris Sampson 2006 2.65
52 88 Davis Romero 2011 0.00 DNP
53 88 Anastacio Martinez 2007 0.00 DNP
54 87 Daniel Moskos 2014 0.00 DNP
55 87 Chris Rearick 2016 0.00 DNP
56 87 Drew Hayes 2016 9.31
57 87 David Austen 2009 0.00 DNP
58 87 Brad Ziegler 2008 1.21
59 87 Tim Adleman 2016 4.04
60 87 Lee Hyde 2013 0.00 DNP
61 87 Blake Smith 2016 6.23
62 87 Eddie Gamboa 2013 0.00 DNP
63 87 Vince Perkins 2010 0.00 DNP
64 87 Neil Wagner 2012 0.00 DNP
65 87 Corey Hamman 2008 0.00 DNP
66 87 Steven Jackson 2010 8.74
67 87 Justin Thomas 2012 8.22
68 87 Ryan Meaux 2007 0.00 DNP
69 87 Duke Welker 2014 0.00 DNP
70 87 Justin Friend 2014 0.00 DNP
71 87 Mumba Rivera 2009 0.00 DNP
72 87 Craig Whitaker 2013 0.00 DNP
73 86 Ryan Tatusko 2013 0.00 DNP
74 86 Bobby Korecky 2008 4.58
75 86 Andrew Dobies 2011 0.00 DNP
76 86 Brandon Kloess 2013 0.00 DNP
77 86 Joe Bateman 2008 0.00 DNP
78 86 Andrew Robinson 2016 0.00 DNP
79 86 Jumbo Diaz 2012 0.00 DNP
80 86 Ramon Garcia 2013 0.00 DNP
81 86 Jeff Inman 2016 0.00 DNP
82 86 Bryan Evans 2015 0.00 DNP
83 86 Jeff Kennard 2010 0.00 DNP
84 86 Paul Phillips 2012 0.00 DNP
85 86 Tomas Santiago 2010 0.00 DNP
86 86 Trey Barham 2014 0.00 DNP
87 86 Ryan Cullen 2008 0.00 DNP
88 86 Deunte Heath 2014 0.00 DNP
89 86 Jeff Urlaub 2015 0.00 DNP
90 86 Austin Adams 2015 3.78
91 86 Steve Delabar 2012 3.95
92 86 Andy Graham 2012 0.00 DNP
93 86 Jeremy Johnson 2011 0.00 DNP
94 86 Ricky Brooks 2013 0.00 DNP
95 86 Bob McCrory 2010 0.00 DNP
96 86 Ronnie Ray 2012 0.00 DNP
97 86 Barret Browning 2013 0.00 DNP
98 86 Brent Leach 2011 0.00 DNP
99 86 Victor Garate 2013 0.00 DNP
100 85 Chance Chapman 2012 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 BouncebacksBen Lindbergh2013-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Four Teams Bet on BouncebacksCraig Goldstein2013-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Hudson's BayBret Sayre2013-11-19
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Hudson's BayMike Gianella2013-11-19
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 2017, 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).