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Jose CruzTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1967-1988 MLB Years: 1970-1988
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PositionsOF-2159, DH-12, 1B-3Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJose Cruz Dilan
Height6-0Weight175BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateAugust 8,1947 [70.317]PlaceArroyo,Puerto Rico

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1966 by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Signing ScoutsChase Riddle
MLB DebutSeptember 19,1970 [23.042]
OrganizationsHOU [13] SLN [8] NYA [1] TEX [1] Awards6Awards Voting5-322
TBC Player ID10371Retrosheet IDcruzj001MLBAM ID112902
RelationshipsBrother of Hector Cruz, Brother of Tommy Cruz, Father of Jose Cruz
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Player Notes:   The Houston Astros retired his #25 on October 3, 1992
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed76Power65Contact67XBH60RBIs71Runs51Hitting74Durability60Team.505Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1967St. PetersburgFSLA+-1978205335789120000000000.278.278.420.6988618205.275.142.141.3080.000.000.000.49205.0031.58
1968ModestoCalifA+-2013350410114424101353000000000.286.286.450.73622747504.267.164.165.3340.000.000.002.5838.7732.64
1969ArkansasTexAA-2110240056109189649000000000.273.273.408.68116333400.261.135.135.3030.000.000.001.5066.6730.28
1970ArkansasTexAA-22133493891482972190000000000.300.300.515.81525457493.269.215.215.3580.000.000.004.2623.4838.51
1970St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38of22617261001004010001.353.500.412.9127122.353.059.294.42818.180.000.000.000.0016.67
1971TulsaAmerAAA-236725456831571549000000000.327.327.618.94515737254.285.291.291.4220.000.000.005.9116.9344.58
1971St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38of2383292468013292763493511366.274.377.425.80212424346.283.151.329.36114.1610.120.712.6032.4430.00
1972St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38of24117332337814422393365412334.235.309.319.62810620374.272.084.211.2899.6314.441.500.53166.0025.64
1973St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38of2513240651922251057104516616748.227.310.379.68915437471.243.152.293.31110.8314.011.292.1240.6040.22
1974St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38of2610716124424352042202700153.261.341.416.7576712182.285.155.292.33810.9914.841.352.7532.2028.57
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of27120315448115294963524413666.257.358.403.76112726377.269.146.321.34613.7911.670.852.3935.0032.10
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of28133439491332154612811534602256.303.377.401.77817630496.330.098.257.35810.699.270.870.81109.7522.56
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of291575798717331101787442369670310134.299.368.475.84327558661.309.176.332.36410.4410.140.972.5734.0633.53
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of30153565791783491083379575702399.315.376.460.83626053627.335.145.296.3729.099.091.001.5956.5029.78
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of311575587316133797236147266015165.289.367.421.78823549636.311.132.301.34611.3210.380.921.4262.0030.43
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of32160612791852971191361160660081311.302.360.426.78626147680.320.124.263.3478.829.711.101.6255.6425.41
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of3310740953109165135557354900747.267.319.425.74417434451.271.158.240.3347.7610.861.402.8831.4631.19
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of3415557062157272968211160671361211.275.342.377.71921538640.296.102.225.3199.3810.471.121.4163.3324.20
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of3516059485189288149230166586113104.318.385.463.84827550664.352.145.278.3749.7912.951.322.1142.4326.46
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of36160600961872813129522873680210108.312.381.462.84327753685.330.150.295.37110.669.930.931.7550.0028.34
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of371415446916334497916543740031011.300.349.426.77523247590.332.126.226.3407.2912.541.721.5360.4428.83
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of38141479481332241072345586002129.278.351.403.75419336536.319.125.238.33110.2616.041.561.8747.9027.07
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou25of391263654788174113841366501334.241.307.400.70714632405.264.159.266.3078.8916.051.812.7233.1836.36
1988Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-of40517342015101400000.235.278.529.8079318.250.294.412.3545.5622.224.005.5617.0075.00
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya21dh-of4038809162017018800012.200.273.263.53621388.211.063.150.2469.099.091.001.1480.0018.75
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter2353791710362251391941651077317136898103172782142119.284.354.420.77433256508931.307.136.272.00010.0511.541.151.8547.9828.88
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter5181873338545964257266101400000.291.291.478.7698961951874.269.187.188.0000.050.214.003.0432.8635.78
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter7227159871771654101400000.321.324.613.93716640272.283.292.299.0000.371.474.005.8816.9445.98
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter235893145257471627139000000000.288.288.467.75541790893.266.179.179.0000.000.000.003.0233.0735.02
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter21170913420132191473000000000.283.283.441.72431365709.269.158.158.0000.000.000.001.9750.6432.34
Houston Astros Totals - 13 Season(s)Filter187066298711937335801389422881237308413186812395.292.359.429.78828465537448.315.137.272.0009.8011.291.151.8548.0428.55
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter4451208156298541426128291216018249141822.247.333.379.712458941395.268.132.279.00011.4713.051.141.8646.4631.54
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter38809162017018800012.200.273.263.53621388.211.063.150.0009.099.091.001.1480.0018.75
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625457115527611742296271026108.284.354.420.77422945615.307.136.272.00010.0511.541.151.8547.9828.88
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258610617030131883000100000.291.291.478.76928061586.269.187.188.0000.050.214.003.0432.8635.78

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1970St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln22OF4--16---16161.0004.00------666.72.5
1971St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23OF83--197251204199.9752.40------83100.051.2
1972St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24OF102-805220955234229.9792.250.28-----11787.265.4
1973St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25OF118-986276261284278.9792.360.28-----13289.472.8
1974St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26OF53--762218078.9751.47------10749.532.9
1974St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln261B1--5--2551.0005.00------1070.90.6
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27OF94--18764-197193.9802.05------12078.358.4
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28OF125--2651084283275.9722.20------13394.077.2
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29OF155--3111191331322.9732.08------15798.795.7
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30OF152--31148-323315.9752.07------15399.393.8
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou301B2--171-118181.0009.00------1531.31.2
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31OF156--320714-341327.9592.10------15799.496.3
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32OF158--32316111350339.9692.15------16098.896.9
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33OF105--237542246242.9842.30------10798.195.5
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34OF155--3409133362349.9642.25------155100.095.7
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35OF160--322971338331.9792.07------160100.098.8
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou36OF160--3101181329321.9762.01------160100.098.8
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou37OF137--2571283277269.9711.96------14197.284.6
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou38OF134--237541246242.9841.81------14195.082.7
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou39OF97--178533186183.9841.89------12677.059.9
1988Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya40OF3--8-1-98.8892.67------560.02.1
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya40DH12---------------3831.67.5
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya40OF8--8-1-98.8891.00------3821.15.0
MLB Totals for OF - 19 season(s)-   OF2156-179143911251202846364516.9742.092.52-----21560.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH12---------------120.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B3--221-323231.0007.67------30.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--8-1-98.8892.67------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1970St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln22---------4-
1971St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23---------83-
1972St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln24---------102-
1973St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln25---------118-
1974St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln26--1------53-
1975Houston AstrosNLMLBhou27---------94-
1976Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28---------125-
1977Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29---------155-
1978Houston AstrosNLMLBhou30--2------152-
1979Houston AstrosNLMLBhou31---------156-
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32---------158-
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33---------105-
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34---------155-
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35---------160-
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou36---------160-
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou37---------137-
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou38---------134-
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou39---------97-
1988Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya40---------3-
1988New York YankeesALMLBnya40---------812

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1980Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB32515361104008100000.400.609.6001.2099223.429.200.73334.784.350.130.000.0033.33
1981Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB33520061000101300000.300.333.350.6837121.353.050.1504.7614.293.000.000.0016.67
1986Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB38626050002001800000.192.222.192.4145027.278.000.0383.7029.638.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs520061000101300000.300.333.350.6837121.353.050.1504.7614.293.000.000.0016.67
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs11413111106009900000.268.400.341.74114250.344.073.29318.0018.001.000.000.0018.18

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1997Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou49First Base Coach1628478.519--1Larry DierkerLost in 1st Round (Braves)
1998Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou50First Base Coach16210260.630--1Larry DierkerLost in 1st Round (Padres)
1999Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou51First Base Coach1629765.599--1Larry DierkerLost in 1st Round (Braves)
2000Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou52First Base Coach1627290.44423.04Larry Dierker
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou53First Base Coach1629369.574--1Larry DierkerLost in 1st Round (Braves)
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou54First Base Coach1628478.51913.02Jimy Williams-
2003Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou55First Base Coach1628775.5371.02Jimy Williams-
2004Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou56First Base Coach1629270.56813.02Phil Garner,Jimy WilliamsLost NLCS (Cardinals)
2005Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou57First Base Coach1628973.54911.02Phil GarnerLost World Series (White Sox)
2006Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou58First Base Coach1628280.5061.52Phil Garner
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou59First Base Coach1627389.45112.04Cecil Cooper,Phil Garner
2007Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou59Bench Coach1627389.45112.04Cecil Cooper,Phil Garner
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou60First Base Coach1618675.53411.03Cecil Cooper
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou61First Base Coach1627488.45717.03Cecil Cooper,Dave Clark
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou62Special Assistant to the General Manager1627686.46915.04Brad Mills
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1978National League Player of the Week (September 4-September 10)1
1983NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)1
1984National League Player of the Week (June 25-July 1) ... NL Player of the Month (July) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)3
1987National League Player of the Week (April 6-April 12)1

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Houston AstrosTeam Payroll37796,383-89486++370,78060,000796,383
1986Houston AstrosTeam Payroll38755,000-130482++386,34760,0001,551,383
1987Houston AstrosTeam Payroll39755,000-124483++344,90660,0002,306,383
1988New York YankeesTeam Payroll40350,000-2912359392,10762,5002,656,383
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red