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Jose CruzHigh 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 [43.311]PlaceArroyo,Puerto Rico
High SchoolBellaire (Bellaire,TX)
CollegeRice University (Houston,TX)

DraftedSelected by the Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1995 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round (425th overall) of the 1992 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners 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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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed69Power74Contact42XBH75RBIs58Runs62Hitting48Durability56Team.516Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993RiceCollege-rf1954191506771135964472800000.351.479.6021.08111521238.360.251.508.47319.7511.760.605.4614.6931.34
1994RiceCollege-rf205518272731431468295643500000.401.557.7421.29913531246.444.341.824.54326.0214.230.555.6913.0042.47
1995RiceCollege--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
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea23LF49--8313-8784.9661.71------49100.030.2
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23LF51--933219896.9801.88------5592.731.5
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23CF4--5---551.0001.25------557.32.5
1998Syracuse SkyChiefs ILAAAtor24OF40--9971-107106.9912.65------40100.028.2
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24LF6--4---441.0000.67------1055.73.7
1998Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24CF103--243741254250.9842.43------10598.163.6
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 JaysALMLBtor28DH2---------------1241.61.2
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28CF21-1755011-5251.9812.430.29-----12416.913.0
2002Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28RF47-390815128786.9891.830.22-----12437.929.0
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29CF31134---441.0001.330.31-----1581.91.9
2003San Francisco GiantsNLMLBsfn29RF15715113323361827356354.9942.250.27-----15899.497.5
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba30CF1193---331.0003.000.33-----1530.70.6
2004Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba30RF15114713013121010-332322.9702.130.25-----15398.793.8
2005Tucson Sidewinders PCLAAAari31OF1--2---221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31LF1-1-------------472.10.6
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari31CF53504158712-9088.9781.660.21-----6482.832.7
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari31RF653581--991.0001.500.26-----649.43.7
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari31LF32173---331.0001.000.18-----644.71.9
2005Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31RF44312---221.0000.500.06-----4100.02.5
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31RF454236610035-108103.9542.290.28-----4795.727.8
2006Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32RF241414437---37371.0001.540.26-----8627.914.8
2006Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32CF1589232---32321.0002.130.35-----8617.49.3
2006Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32LF403227960---60601.0001.500.22-----8646.524.7
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya33OF12--211--22221.0001.83------1675.08.4
2007San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33LF4938365894119493.9891.900.25-----9153.830.1
2007San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33CF32174---441.0001.330.24-----913.31.8
2007San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33RF2320178541-155551.0002.390.31-----9125.314.1
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34RF31114---441.0001.330.36-----387.91.9
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34LF101245---551.0000.500.21-----3826.36.2
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34CF55359---991.0001.800.26-----3813.23.1
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-
1997Seattle MarinersALMLBsea23------49----
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23------514---
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-
2005Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31------1-45--
2005Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari31------3536--
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
2000Winter League Player of the Year ... American League Player of the Week (May 1-May 7)2
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 DescriptionRoster 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
2005Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll314,000,000-169681++2,189,055300,00017,855,000
2005Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll314,000,000-1691481++2,189,055300,00017,855,000
2005Los Angeles DodgersTeam Payroll314,000,000-169881++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