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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Nelson Cruz
Stat Years
1991-2005  [mlb] 1997-2003
Height/Weight
6-1 / 185
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (407)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Liceo Jose Castellanos (Puerto Plata,DR)
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Montreal Expos in 1989
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1997-08-01 - Boxscore  (Age: 24.322)
Service Time
Organizations
CHA [4] DET [3] HOU [2] COL [1] MON [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 1169 ... retro id: cruzn001 ... mlbam id: 112906
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1991Gulf Coast Expos GCLRkmon-181---242.401281104048.2401813119342021.217.400.183.516.293.331.79.333
    1991Minor Totals: MONbyYearRk----181---242.431281104048.7401813119342021.227.470.193.556.353.361.79.333
    1995Bristol White SoxAppRkcha-222---009.0010001101.02110000012.0018.000.000.000.009.000.00.000
    1995Hickory CrawdadsSALAcha-222---272.70440002944966.2653120615685041.208.770.812.029.184.184.53.222
    1995Prince William CannonsCaroA+cha-222---210.47900079119.1121116180020.935.590.472.798.380.473.00.667
    1995Minor Totals: CHAbyYearRk/A+/A----223---482.285400037541087.0793322721865071.158.170.722.178.903.414.10.333
    1996Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-233---663.203718218191149.0150655310411423181.289.060.602.488.583.933.46.500
    1996Minor Totals: CHAbyYearAA----231---663.203718218191149.0150655310411423181.289.060.602.488.583.933.46.500
    1997Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcha-244---1175.11212010010123.113975702031931291.3810.141.462.266.795.473.00.611
    1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha60244Log - Sp - Ext - Perf026.4919000519026.129191969233001.449.912.053.087.866.492.56.000
    1997Minor Totals: CHAbyYearAAA----241---1175.12212010010123.313975702031931291.3810.161.462.276.805.483.00.611
    1997MLB Totals: CHAbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf026.5519000519026.329191969233001.4610.002.073.107.936.552.56.000
    1998Calgary CannonsPCLAAAcha-255---1065.333518214170126.21598575184010151111.5711.301.282.847.186.042.53.625
    1998Minor Totals: CHAbyYearAAA----251---1065.353518214170126.71598575184010151111.5811.341.282.857.206.062.53.625
    1999Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-266---712.7310104200062.2472019521411041.096.750.723.025.892.871.95.875
    1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet40266Log - Sp - Ext - Perf255.67296001023066.27444421123462031.459.991.483.106.215.942.00.286
    1999Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----261---712.7510104200062.7472019521411041.096.800.723.045.932.891.95.875
    1999MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf255.71296001023066.77444421123462031.4710.061.503.136.255.982.00.286
    2000Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet27277---244.8211100011052.1543728917391011.369.291.552.926.716.362.29.333
    2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet40277Log - Sp - Ext - Perf523.07270001227041.0391414413342031.278.560.882.857.463.072.62.714
    2000Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----271---244.8411100011052.3543728917391011.369.331.552.946.746.392.29.333
    2000MLB Totals: DETbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf523.07270001227041.0391414413342031.278.560.882.857.463.072.62.714
    2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43288Log - Sp - Ext - Perf334.15660001666282.17241381124750191.177.871.202.628.204.483.13.500
    2001MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf334.17660001666282.37241381124750191.177.891.212.638.224.493.13.500
    2002New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-299---014.5060002618.04442480001.004.502.254.509.004.502.00.000
    2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf264.48435001138078.19044391229614061.5210.341.383.337.015.062.10.250
    2002Minor Totals: HOUbyYearAAA----291---014.5060002618.04442480001.004.502.254.509.004.502.00.000
    2002MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf264.49435001138078.39044391229614061.5210.371.383.347.035.072.10.250
    2003Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-3010---127.20440000015.024181233100011.8014.401.801.806.0010.803.33.333
    2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol36,353010Log - Sp - Ext - Perf357.2120700113053.26543431511383031.4210.902.521.846.377.213.45.375
    2003Minor Totals: COLbyYearAAA----301---127.20440000015.024181233100011.8014.401.801.806.0010.803.33.333
    2003MLB Totals: COLbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf357.2720700113053.76543431511383031.4311.002.541.866.437.273.45.375
    2005Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet273211---544.2014110033064.1693130817551171.349.651.122.387.694.343.24.556
    2005Minor Totals: DETbyYearAAA----321---544.2114110033064.3693130817551171.349.691.122.397.724.353.24.556
    MLB Totals (6 yrs)15235.042041800551862348.336920519559109277141241.379.541.532.827.165.302.54.395
    National League Totals (3 yrs)8145.041291200281172214.3227128120386417471181.369.541.602.697.315.382.72.364
    American League Totals (3 yrs)795.047560027690134.0142777521451037061.409.541.413.026.925.172.29.438
    Minor League Totals48433.98204991055510512737.076538632683214609195501.339.341.012.617.444.712.85.527
    Minor: Rk Totals242.561381115049.7421914119342031.247.680.183.486.223.481.79.333
    Minor: A Totals272.72440002944966.7653120615685041.218.840.822.049.244.214.53.222
    Minor: A+ Totals210.47900079119.3121116180020.945.650.472.838.480.473.00.667
    Minor: AA Totals663.203718218191149.0150655310411423181.289.060.602.488.583.933.46.500
    Minor: AAA Totals36254.74101737310281452.34962702386513334794331.399.871.292.656.915.372.61.590
    Houston Astros Totals (2 yrs)594.33109500271042160.71628577235313641151.349.101.292.987.644.782.57.357
    Detroit Tigers Totals (2 yrs)774.705660022500107.711358561536804061.399.491.263.026.724.872.22.500
    Colorado Rockies Totals (1 yrs)357.2720700113053.76543431511383031.4311.002.541.866.437.273.45.375
    Chicago White Sox Totals (1 yrs)026.5519000519026.329191969233001.4610.002.073.107.936.552.56.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet4027pL-S-E-P111000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou4328pL-S-E-P2626010000000200000.167.167.167.334610.000.000.2500.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    2002New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-29p---360000000000001000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou4329pL-S-E-P34013000001001802000.000.071.000.0711600.077.000.0006.2550.008.000.00.000.0
    2003Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-30p---443110000000101000.333.333.333.666410.000.000.5000.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol36,3530pL-S-E-P41913121001000202000.154.154.231.3851531.077.077.1820.0013.330.000.00.0050.0
    MLB Totals (4 yrs)122331310020011204000.091.118.121.2393841.061.030.1432.6331.5812.000.00.0033.3
    National League Totals (3 yrs)121321310020011204000.094.121.125.2463741.063.031.1502.7032.4312.000.00.0033.3
    American League Totals (1 yrs)11000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals103110000000102000.333.333.333.666510.000.000.5000.0020.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AAA Totals103110000000102000.333.333.333.666510.000.000.5000.0020.000.000.00.000.0
    Houston Astros Totals (2 yrs)102190100010011002000.053.100.053.1532210.053.000.1114.5545.4510.000.00.000.0
    Colorado Rockies Totals (1 yrs)1913121001000202000.154.154.231.3851531.077.077.1820.0013.330.000.00.0050.0
    Detroit Tigers Totals (1 yrs)11000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1991Gulf Coast Expos GCLRk18P1200.0222302724.8892.000.0020.0100.06
    1995Hickory CrawdadsSALA22P4400.019101110.9090.200.0031.9100.02
    1995Prince William CannonsCaroA+22P900.01200331.0000.300.005.6100.014
    1996Birmingham BaronsSouAA23P3700.01115403026.8670.700.0026.6100.03
    1997Nashville SoundsAmerAAA24P2100.06190025251.0001.200.0014.7100.08
    1997Chicago White SoxALMLB24P19026.13100441.0000.200.1511.8100.013
    1998Calgary CannonsPCLAAA25P3500.0627313633.9170.900.0024.5100.05
    1999Toledo Mud HensILAAA26P1000.08130221211.0002.100.006.9100.015
    1999Detroit TigersALMLB26P29066.2817202725.9260.900.3818.0100.010
    2000Toledo Mud HensILAAA27P1100.03541128.6670.700.007.8100.015
    2000Detroit TigersALMLB27P27041.01601771.0000.300.1716.7100.010
    2001Houston AstrosNLMLB28P66082.1814102322.9570.300.2740.7100.02
    2002New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAA29P600.01000111.0000.200.004.2100.018
    2002Houston AstrosNLMLB29P43078.15120017171.0000.400.2226.5100.06
    2003Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAA30P400.0021032.6670.500.002.8100.016
    2003Colorado RockiesNLMLB30P20753.2660212121.0000.600.2312.3100.012
    2005Toledo Mud HensILAAA32P1400.0580113131.0000.900.009.7100.012
    MLB Totals - (P)204734731563310.0000.000.00---------
    AAA Totals - (P)1010029748511.0000.000.00---------
    AA Totals - (P)370011154011.0000.000.00---------
    A+ Totals - (P)900120010.0000.000.00---------
    A Totals - (P)4400191010.0000.000.00---------
    Rk Totals - (P)12002223012.0000.000.00---------
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1991Minor12----------
    1995Minor53----------
    1996Minor37----------
    1997MLB19----------
    1997Minor21----------
    1998Minor35----------
    1999MLB29----------
    1999Minor10----------
    2000MLB27----------
    2000Minor11----------
    2001MLB66----------
    2002MLB43----------
    2002Minor6----------
    2003MLB20----------
    2003Minor4----------
    2005Minor14----------
    Totals407----------