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Nelson CruzTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1991-2005 MLB Years: 1997-2003
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PositionsP-407Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameNelson Cruz
Height6-1Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 13,1972 [45.221]PlacePuerto Plata,Dominican Republic

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1989 by the Montreal Expos.
MLB DebutAugust 1,1997 [24.322]
OrganizationsCHA [4] DET [3] HOU [2] COL [1] MON [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID1169Retrosheet IDcruzn001MLBAM ID112906
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts54Walks77Hittable45SO/BB76vsPower45Hitting4Durability59Team.485Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1991Gulf Coast ExposGCLRkmon-S/R18242.401284110048.2401813119342001.217.400.183.516.291.79.333-
1995Bristol White SoxAppRkcha-Rel22009.0010100101.02110000002.0018.00------0.00--
1995Hickory CrawdadsSALAcha-Rel22272.70440440029966.2653120615685001.208.770.812.029.184.53.222-
1995Prince William CannonsCaroA+cha-Rel22210.47909007119.0121116180000.935.590.472.798.383.00.667-
1995Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--R/CL0482.285405400371086.1793322721865001.158.170.722.178.904.10.333-
1996Birmingham BaronsSouAAcha-S/R23663.203718192181149.0150655310411423101.289.060.602.488.583.46.500-
1997Nashville SoundsAmerAAAcha-ST241175.11212011000123.013975702031931201.3810.141.462.266.793.00.611-
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha60Rel24026.4919019005026.029191969233001.449.912.053.087.862.56.0005.35
1998Calgary CannonsPCLAAAcha-S/R251065.333518172140126.2159857518401015101.5711.301.282.847.182.53.625-
1999Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-ST26712.7310100420062.2472019521411001.096.750.723.025.891.95.875-
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet40S/R26255.67296230010066.27444421123462031.459.991.483.106.212.00.2865.07
2000Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet27ST27244.8211101001052.0543728917391001.369.291.552.926.712.29.333-
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet40Rel27523.07270270012041.0391414413342031.278.560.882.857.462.62.7143.91
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43Rel28334.15660660016282.07241381124750191.177.871.202.628.203.13.5004.17
2002New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-Rel29014.5060600218.04442480001.004.502.254.509.002.00.000-
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43Rel29264.48435380011078.09044391229614061.5210.341.383.337.012.10.2504.74
2003Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-ST30127.20440000015.024181233100001.8014.401.801.806.003.33.333-
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol36,35S/R30357.2120713001053.26543431511383031.4210.902.521.846.373.45.3756.03
2005Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet27S/R32544.2014113003064.0693130817551101.349.651.122.387.693.24.556-
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter15235.042041818600552346.036920519559109277141241.379.531.522.827.162.54.3951.76
Minor League Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter48433.98204991051055512734.07653863268321460919501.339.341.012.617.442.85.527-
AAA Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter36254.74101732873101450.0496270238651333479401.399.871.292.656.902.61.590-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter663.203718192181149.0150655310411423101.289.060.602.488.583.46.500-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter210.47909007119.0121116180000.935.590.472.798.383.00.667-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter272.70440440029966.2653120615685001.208.770.812.029.184.53.222-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter242.541385111049.2421914119342001.237.610.183.446.161.79.333-
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter594.31109510400272160.21628577235313641151.349.071.292.977.622.57.357-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter774.685665000220107.211358561536804061.389.451.253.016.692.22.500-
Colorado Rockies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter357.2120713001053.26543431511383031.4210.902.521.846.373.45.375-
Chicago White Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter026.4919019005026.029191969233001.449.912.053.087.862.56.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings9155.041291111800351220.0233129123376917591151.379.531.522.827.162.54.3751.76
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings14133.9861303131164220.02281159725641826101.339.341.012.617.442.85.519-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet40p2711000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p28626010000000200000.167.167.167.334106.250.000.000.1480.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2002New Orleans ZephyrsPCLAAAhou-p2960000000000001000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou43p294013000001001802000.000.071.000.0710016.000.000.077.0506.2550.008.000.000.000.00
2003Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-p3043110000000101000.333.333.333.666104.500.000.000.2970.0025.000.000.000.000.00
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol36,35p301913121001000202000.154.154.231.3853115.182.077.077.1650.0013.330.000.000.0050.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter122331310020011204000.091.118.121.2394138.143.030.061.0002.6331.5812.000.000.0033.33
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter103110000000102000.333.333.333.666105.500.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter103110000000102000.333.333.333.666105.500.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter102190100010011002000.053.100.053.1531022.111.000.053.0004.5545.4510.000.000.000.00
Colorado Rockies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1913121001000202000.154.154.231.3853115.182.077.077.0000.0013.330.000.000.0050.00
Detroit Tigers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162441410030011605000.091.118.121.2395150.143.030.061.0002.6331.5812.000.000.0033.33
Average Minor - Per 162 games162491616000000016032000.333.333.333.66616081.500.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1991Gulf Coast Expos GCLRkmon18P12--2223-2724.8892.00------12100.020.0
1995Hickory Crawdads SALAcha22P44--191-1110.9090.23------44100.031.9
1995Prince William Cannons CaroA+cha22P9--12--331.0000.33------9100.05.6
1996Birmingham Barons SouAAcha23P37--11154-3026.8670.70------37100.026.6
1997Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcha24P21--619--25251.0001.19------21100.014.7
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha24P19-2631--441.0000.210.15-----19100.011.8
1998Calgary Cannons PCLAAAcha25P35--627313633.9170.94------35100.024.5
1999Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet26P10--813-221211.0002.10------10100.06.9
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet26P29-668172-2725.9260.860.38-----29100.018.0
2000Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet27P11--3541128.6670.73------11100.07.8
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet27P27-4116-1771.0000.260.17-----27100.016.7
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou28P66-828141-2322.9570.330.27-----66100.040.7
2002New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou29P6--1---111.0000.17------6100.04.2
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou29P43-78512--17171.0000.400.22-----43100.026.5
2003Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol30P4---21-32.6670.50------4100.02.8
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30P2075366-212121.0000.600.23-----20100.012.3
2005Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32P14--58-113131.0000.93------14100.09.7
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P20473463156339087.9670.430.25-----2040.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 7 season(s)-   P101--297485111103.9281.02------1010.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P37--11154-3026.8670.70------370.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P9--12--331.0000.33------90.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P44--191-1110.9090.23------440.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P12--2223-2724.8892.00------120.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1991Gulf Coast Expos GCLRkmon1812----------
1995Hickory Crawdads SALAcha2244----------
1995Prince William Cannons CaroA+cha229----------
1996Birmingham Barons SouAAcha2337----------
1997Nashville Sounds AmerAAAcha2421----------
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBcha2419----------
1998Calgary Cannons PCLAAAcha2535----------
1999Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet2610----------
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet2629----------
2000Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet2711----------
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet2727----------
2001Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2866----------
2002New Orleans Zephyrs PCLAAAhou296----------
2002Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2943----------
2003Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol304----------
2003Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3020----------
2005Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet3214----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2001Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB28000.002002.2101100.913.370.003.373.371.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0020200002.7100011000.753.370.003.373.371.000.00.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2012Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-Minorsdn39Pitching Coach764729.618--1Patrick Murphy
2013Arizona Padres -ArizRkMinorsdn40Pitching Coach542826.5193.52Mike CollinsLost in Semi-Finals
2014Eugene EmeraldsNwstA-Minorsdn41Pitching Coach763046.39518.04Robbie Wine
2015Tri-City Dust DevilsNwstA-Minorsdn42Pitching Coach764234.553--2Robbie WineLost in Finals
* 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

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-03-11Released by Marlins 
2004-02-14ContractSigned by Marlins 
2003-10-09Free AgentGranted free agency 
2003-07-13InjuredDisabled -- shoulder stiffness 
2003-06-05InjuredActivated from DL 
2003-05-23InjuredDisabled -- shoulder soreness 
2002-12-16TradeTraded by Astros to Rockies for Victor Hall. 
2002-04-19InjuredDisabled -- - 
2000-12-11TradeTraded by Tigers with Doug Brocail and Brad Ausmus to Astros for Mitch Meluskey, Chris Holt and Roger Cedeno. 
1998-11-24ContractSigned by Tigers 
1998-11-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
1998-10-16Free AgentGranted free agency 
1998-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1994-12-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by White Sox. 
1992-03-27Released by Expos. 
1989-07-05ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Expos. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1997Chicago White SoxTeam Payroll24150,000-76639-1,182,177150,000150,000
1999Detroit TigersTeam Payroll26210,000-73328181,454,491200,000360,000
2000Detroit TigersTeam Payroll27175,000-79538-1,394,248200,000535,000
2001Houston AstrosTeam Payroll28285,000-59227351,897,758200,000820,000
2002Houston AstrosTeam Payroll29375,000-53020412,011,045200,0001,195,000
2003Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll30700,000-42215472,163,527300,0001,895,000
* 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