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Jose CruzTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1993-2008 MLB Years: 1997-2008
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsCF-600, RF-460, LF-288, OF-276, DH-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJose Luis Cruz Jr.
Height6-0Weight200BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateApril 19,1974 [44.062]PlaceArroyo,Puerto Rico
High SchoolBellaire (Bellaire,TX)
CollegeRice University (Houston,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves [Team Picks] in the 15th round (425th overall) of the 1992 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 56th round (1402nd overall) of the 1991 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,285,000Signing ScoutsChris Smith
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1996-MLB-#23 ... 1996-MLB-#1 ... 1997-MLB-#12 ... 1997-SEA-#1
MLB DebutMay 31,1997 [23.042]
OrganizationsTOR [6] SEA [3] LAN [2] ARI [1] BOS [1] HOU [1] NYA [1] SDN [1] SFN [1] TBA [1] Awards9Awards Voting1-61
TBC Player ID874Retrosheet IDcruzj004MLBAM ID112903
RelationshipsSon of Jose Cruz, Nephew of Hector Cruz, Nephew of Tommy Cruz
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Player Notes:   Member of the 1994 United States National Baseball team ... Member of the MLB 30/30 club (30hr+30sb) in 2001 ... Inducted into the Rice University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed69Power74Contact42XBH75RBIs58Runs62Hitting48Durability56Team.516Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993RiceCollegeFrrf1954191506771135964472800000.351.479.6021.08111521238.360.251.508.47319.7511.760.605.4614.6931.34
1994RiceCollegeSorf205518272731431468295643500000.401.557.7421.29913531246.444.341.824.54326.0214.230.555.6913.0042.47
1995RiceCollegeJr-rf216222377841721679195764600000.377.535.6861.22115335299.422.309.713.52125.4215.380.615.3513.9441.67
1995Everett Aqua SoxNwstA-sea-of21311650002103300000.455.571.4551.0265014.625.000.364.47621.4321.431.000.000.000.00
1995Riverside PilotsCalifA+sea-of213514434377172931245000211.257.359.465.8246715170.337.208.389.36014.1229.412.084.1220.5740.54
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         3815540427173141275300211.271.375.465.8407215184.361.194.387.36914.6728.801.963.8022.1435.71
1996Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+sea-of2253203386617164371393300614.325.423.507.93010324248.353.182.404.40415.7313.310.852.4233.8336.36
1996Port City RoostersSouAAsea-of2247181395110233150273800148.282.373.409.7827415209.340.127.304.34412.9218.181.411.4460.3329.41
1996Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-of22227615181261511181201012.237.383.539.92241995.207.302.539.39318.9512.630.676.3212.6750.00
1996Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         1224609213528515891328483017614.293.397.474.87121848552.325.181.387.38015.2215.040.992.7230.6735.56
1997Tacoma RainiersPCLAAAsea-of2350190335116263030344411014.268.382.468.8508924226.321.200.395.37515.0419.471.292.6531.6747.06
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea23lf23491832849121123410134501103.268.315.541.8569925198.291.273.350.3646.5722.733.466.0615.2551.02
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23lf2355212314970143462287200422.231.316.462.7789821244.269.231.382.33411.4829.512.575.7415.1442.86
1997Totals for AL-AL         10439559981912668724111701525.248.315.499.81419746442.280.251.367.3479.2826.472.855.8815.1946.94
1998Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-of2440141294214172384323200102.298.425.560.9857922174.340.262.518.42518.3918.391.004.0220.1452.38
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23cf2410535255891431142114579900420.253.354.403.75714228413.317.150.332.33713.8023.971.742.6632.0031.46
1999Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAtor-of253110317193131450282000133.184.356.320.676337132.198.136.456.31121.2115.150.712.2734.3336.84
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23cf2510634963841931445144649101055.241.358.433.79115136414.287.192.404.34815.4621.981.423.3824.9342.86
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor34cf2616260391146325317615571129223311.242.323.466.78928168681.258.224.358.33810.4318.941.824.5519.4546.58
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23cf271465779215838434883254513812248.274.326.530.85630676627.305.256.381.3597.1822.013.075.4216.9748.10
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23lf-rf28124466641142651870715110601418.245.317.438.75520449522.277.193.315.3279.7720.312.083.4525.8942.98
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn22rf2915853990135261206858102121027614.250.366.414.78022347650.284.164.347.34315.6918.621.193.0826.9534.81
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba22rf301535457613225821781167611725886.242.333.433.76623654636.267.191.339.32811.9518.401.543.3025.9540.91
2005Tucson SidewindersPCLAAAari-of3113111001000100000.333.333.6671.000213.500.334.333.4170.0033.330.000.000.00100.00
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari22cf3164202234390122801425400126.213.347.436.7838821245.226.223.426.34217.1422.041.294.9016.8348.84
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos32rf31412031000001400000.250.308.333.6414113.375.083.167.2877.6930.774.000.000.0033.33
2005Totals for MLB-MLB         115370469324218500266101001310.251.364.473.83717544437.298.222.395.36315.1023.111.534.1220.5647.31
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22rf3147156234714262201234300014.301.391.532.9238322179.383.231.372.39612.8524.021.873.3526.0046.81
2005Totals for MLB-MLB         115370469324218500266101001310.251.364.473.83717544437.298.222.395.36315.1023.111.534.1220.5647.31
2006Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan22lf-rf3286223345216151751435404323.233.353.381.7348522273.281.148.359.32615.7519.781.261.8344.6042.31
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya18of331662121740173091200020.274.366.387.75324571.327.113.306.33012.6816.901.331.4162.0029.41
2007San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn9lf3391256376012362161316505113.234.316.375.6919621293.290.141.281.30710.5822.182.102.0542.6735.00
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou22lf3438496610010011900000.122.283.143.4267160.150.021.245.22518.3315.000.820.000.0016.67
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter13884724713116725236204624113396581147523383773.247.337.445.78221034925448.282.198.353.00012.0821.051.743.7423.1642.16
Minor League Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter298111422430773103919536721424512111324.276.390.464.8545171221342.319.188.407.00015.9518.261.142.9128.5639.74
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter1605751071483962390205121121122711.257.386.466.85226868701.289.209.445.00017.2617.261.003.2825.0045.95
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter47181395110233150273800148.282.373.409.7827415209.340.127.304.00012.9218.181.411.4460.3329.41
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter88347721032421372102638300825.297.397.490.88717039418.347.193.398.00015.0719.861.323.1126.6937.86
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter311650002103300000.455.571.4551.0265014.625.000.364.00021.4321.431.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter17159619922438643206541418710900000.376.525.6761.20140387783.408.300.681.00023.8813.920.585.4913.8638.84
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter698255939664013620122355852131663536171734.250.331.462.79311822782901.285.212.360.00010.8921.892.014.2120.9843.44
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1535457613225821781167611725886.242.333.433.76623654636.267.191.339.00011.9518.401.543.3025.9540.91
San Francisco Giants Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter15853990135261206858102121027614.250.366.414.78022347650.284.164.347.00015.6918.621.193.0826.9534.81
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1333795799303113952669704337.261.368.443.81116844452.321.182.364.00014.6021.461.472.4334.4544.44
San Diego Padres Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter91256376012362161316505113.234.316.375.6919621293.290.141.281.00010.5822.182.102.0542.6735.00
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter64202234390122801425400126.213.347.436.7838821245.226.223.426.00017.1422.041.294.9016.8348.84
Seattle Mariners Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter491832849121123410134501103.268.315.541.8569925198.291.273.350.0006.5722.733.466.0615.2551.02
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter38496610010011900000.122.283.143.4267160.150.021.245.00018.3315.000.820.000.0016.67
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter412031000001400000.250.308.333.6414113.375.083.167.0007.6930.774.000.000.0033.33
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625518313629424731357713413449.247.337.445.78224557636.282.198.353.00012.0821.051.743.7423.1642.16
Average Minor - Per 162 games16260612216740521106204116133116713.276.390.464.85428166730.319.188.407.00015.9518.261.142.9128.5639.74

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1995Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea21OF3--7---771.0002.33------3100.03.9
1995Riverside Pilots CalifA+sea21OF33--704317774.9612.24------3594.323.7
1996Lancaster JetHawks CalifA+sea22OF42--627117069.9861.64------5379.230.0
1996Port City Roosters SouAAsea22OF46--906129796.9902.09------4797.932.9
1996Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea22OF22--364--40401.0001.82------22100.015.5
1997Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea23OF48--703-173731.0001.52------5096.034.0
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23LF51--933219896.9801.88------5592.731.5
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea23LF49--8313-8784.9661.71------49100.030.2
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23CF4--5---551.0001.25------557.32.5
1998Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor24OF40--9971-107106.9912.65------40100.028.2
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24CF103--243741254250.9842.43------10598.163.6
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24LF6--4---441.0000.67------1055.73.7
1999Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor25OF29--752-177771.0002.66------3193.520.1
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25CF97--248631257254.9882.62------10691.559.9
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25LF9--282-130301.0003.33------1068.55.6
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26CF162-1423405931417414.9932.560.29-----162100.0100.0
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27CF133-1168270531278275.9892.070.24-----14691.182.1
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27LF14-8816---16161.0001.140.18-----1469.68.6
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28LF56-4691243--1271271.0002.270.27-----12445.234.6
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28RF47-390815128786.9891.830.22-----12437.929.0
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28CF21-1755011-5251.9812.430.29-----12416.913.0
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28DH2---------------1241.61.2
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29RF15715113323361827356354.9942.250.27-----15899.497.5
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29CF31134---441.0001.330.31-----1581.91.9
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba30RF15114713013121010-332322.9702.130.25-----15398.793.8
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba30CF1193---331.0003.000.33-----1530.70.6
2005Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari31OF1--2---221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari31CF53504158712-9088.9781.660.21-----6482.832.7
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31RF454236610035-108103.9542.290.28-----4795.727.8
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari31RF653581--991.0001.500.26-----649.43.7
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31RF44312---221.0000.500.06-----4100.02.5
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari31LF32173---331.0001.000.18-----644.71.9
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31LF1-1-------------472.10.6
2006Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32LF403227960---60601.0001.500.22-----8646.524.7
2006Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32RF241414437---37371.0001.540.26-----8627.914.8
2006Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32CF1589232---32321.0002.130.35-----8617.49.3
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya33OF12--211--22221.0001.83------1675.08.4
2007San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33LF4938365894119493.9891.900.25-----9153.830.1
2007San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33RF2320178541-155551.0002.390.31-----9125.314.1
2007San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33CF32174---441.0001.330.24-----913.31.8
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34LF101245---551.0000.500.21-----3826.36.2
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34CF55359---991.0001.800.26-----3813.23.1
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34RF31114---441.0001.330.36-----387.91.9
MLB Totals for CF - 12 season(s)-   CF60067334713602916414051389.9892.320.41-----6000.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 7 season(s)-   RF4603843788934381810990972.9822.110.26-----4600.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 9 season(s)-   LF2887312435051363524518.9891.800.42-----2880.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH2---------------20.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 6 season(s)-   OF152--3031712321320.9972.11------1520.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF46--906129796.9902.09------460.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF75--1321142147143.9731.91------750.00.0
A- Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--7---771.0002.33------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1995Everett Aqua Sox NwstA-sea21---------3-
1995Riverside Pilots CalifA+sea21---------33-
1996Lancaster JetHawks CalifA+sea22---------42-
1996Port City Roosters SouAAsea22---------46-
1996Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea22---------22-
1997Tacoma Rainiers PCLAAAsea23---------48-
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23------514---
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea23------49----
1998Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor24---------40-
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24------6103---
1999Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor25---------29-
1999Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25------997---
2000Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26-------162---
2001Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27------14133---
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28------562147-2
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29-------3157--
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba30-------1151--
2005Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari31---------1-
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari31------3536--
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31------1-45--
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31--------4--
2006Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32------401524--
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya33---------12-
2007San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33------49323--
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34------1053--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2003San Francisco GiantsDiv SeriesMLB29411000001002401010.000.154.000.1540014.000.000.18214.2928.572.000.000.000.00
2006Puerto RicoWBCTournament32517260005104400000.353.476.353.8296021.462.000.29419.0519.051.000.000.000.00
2006Los Angeles DodgersMLB Spring TrainingMLB321023561013007500000.261.433.435.86810230.294.174.47823.3316.670.713.3323.0033.33
2007San Diego PadresMLB Spring TrainingMLB3317491116404111041600201.327.364.6531.01732855.387.326.4297.2729.094.007.2712.2550.00
2008Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB342866142411032010101500101.364.442.6671.109441477.429.303.47012.9919.481.503.9022.0058.33
World Baseball Classic Totals - 1 yrs517260005104400000.353.476.353.8296021.462.000.29419.0519.051.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs55138304616083420213600302.333.414.6231.0378624162.392.290.45712.9622.221.714.9417.2552.17
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs411000001002401010.000.154.000.1540014.000.000.18214.2928.572.000.000.000.00

Awards [9]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
19931st Team College Freshman All-American (OF)1
19941st Team College All-American (OF)1
19951st Team College All-American (OF)1
1996Seattle Mariners Minor League Player of the Year1
2000American League Player of the Week (May 1-May 7) ... Winter League Player of the Year2
2001American League Player of the Week (October 1-October 7)1
2003National League Gold Glove (Outfielder)1
2004American League Player of the Week (May 17-May 23)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2008-06-06Released by Astros 
2007-11-28ContractSigned by Astros to minor league contract 
2007-08-01Released by Padres 
2006-12-12ContractSigned by Padres (1-year) 
2006-08-05Released by Dodgers 
2005-08-09TradeTraded by Red Sox to Dodgers for player to be named later 
2005-07-31TradeTraded by Diamondbacks with cash to Boston Red Sox for Kyle Bono and Kenny Perez 
2005-05-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-04-16InjuredDisabled -- low back strain 
2005-02-06TradeTraded by Devil Rays to Diamondbacks for Casey Fossum. 
2003-12-17ContractSigned by Devil Rays 
2003-12-16ContractSigned as Free Agent by Devil Rays. 
2003-10-30Free AgentGranted free agency 
2003-10-22Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2003-01-28ContractSigned as Free Agent by Giants. 
2002-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2002-09-15InjuredActivated from DL 
2002-08-15InjuredDisabled -- Left ankle sprain 
2001-05-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2001-05-11InjuredDisabled -- - 
1997-07-31TradeTraded by Mariners to Blue Jays for Mike Timlin and Paul Spoljaric. 
1995-07-20Contractsigned 
* 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
1995Seattle Mariners-211,285,000-------1,285,000Signing Bonus out of 1995 Draft (1st round - 3rd overall)
1997Seattle MarinersTeam Payroll23150,000-76638-1,182,177150,0001,435,000
1997Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll23150,000-76635-1,182,177150,0001,435,000
1998Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll24325,000-48723461,276,192170,0001,760,000
1999Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll25400,000-49323461,454,491200,0002,160,000
2000Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll26395,000-50524451,394,248200,0002,555,000
2001Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll272,350,000-2621171++1,897,758200,0004,905,000
2002Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll283,950,000-193579++2,011,045200,0008,855,000
2003San Francisco GiantsTeam Payroll292,500,000-2551268++2,163,527300,00011,355,000
2004Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll302,500,000-236374++2,070,100300,00013,855,000
2005Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll314,000,000-169881++2,189,055300,00017,855,000
2005Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll314,000,000-1691481++2,189,055300,00017,855,000
2005Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll314,000,000-169681++2,189,055300,00017,855,000
2006Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll322,910,000-2511669++2,365,072327,00020,765,000
2007San Diego PadresTeam Payroll33650,000-47520412,459,737380,00021,415,000
2008Houston AstrosTeam Payroll34650,000-47520482,696,252390,00022,065,000
* 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