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Luis Cruz  2008 - 20133B/SS
Luis De La Cruz  5/6/1989C
Luis Cruz  9/10/1990P
Luis De La Cruz  6/15/1989P
Luis Cruz  5/26/1993C
Luis Dela Cruz  8/17/1990P
 
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  • Luis Cruz & Johnny Giavotella: Deep League WW
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 8/22/2012 -  2
    are a pair of middle infielders who might actually contribute. Luis Cruz | LAD SS/3B | CBS 11% Owned Cruz has been a career minor leaguer, racking up an astounding 4,891 plate appearances

  • Royals Flush Juan Cruz
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 4/23/2010 -  33
    the release of Juan Cruz. I just don’t get it. When the Royals signed Cruz to a two-year deal worth six million in February 2009, it looked a heck of a lot smarter than their signing of Kyle Farnsworth

  • How Jose Abreu’s Career in Cuba Reflects His Future MLB Success
    in Community by Reynaldo Cruz - 6/21/2014 -  4

  • Pursue the Next Ayala, Not Luis Himself
    in FanGraphs by Eric Seidman - 12/5/2011 -  4
    Jim Bowden tweeted over the weekend that six teams were pursuing reliever Luis Ayala. The list of suitors included progressive teams like the Red Sox, Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays. Since these teams

  • Rhiner Cruz? 1st Pick? Seriously?
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 12/9/2011 -  24
    In seeing Rhiner Cruz' name as the top pick in this year's Rule 5 draft, my first thought was this would be the last time I ever spent a tangible amount of time prepping for it. In a moment

  • Cruz Control
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/7/2008 -  2
    Back in May, we noticed that Nelson Cruz was blistering the baseball in the PCL and deserved another shot in the major leagues. The Rangers didn't have any problems scoring runs, though, so Cruz

  • Luis Perdomo Dislikes Thrillers
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 9/17/2009 -  3
    Back in the early part of the summer I wrote about Padres’ long-man Luis Perdomo. To call him a mop-up man is being generous. His average leverage index is 0.26, which is almost half of the next

  • Luis Valbuena: Bueno, or No?
    in RotoGraphs by Robert J. Baumann - 10/23/2014 -  2
    This is an article about Luis Valbuena. What follows might be rendered moot if Kris Bryant wins the Cubs' third base job out of spring training next year. Even if Bryant doesn't do so, he's probably

  • Royals Sign Juan Cruz
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 2/28/2009 -  16
    For the last few weeks the big news around Juan Cruz has been speculation surrounding a sign-and-trade deal involving the Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins. Understandably, the Diamondbacks

  • Nelson Cruz and HR/LD%
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 7/29/2014 -  14
    Last Friday night, Nelson Cruz faced off against Felix Hernandez, and in the second inning this happened to a baseball: Your browser does not support iframes. Perhaps you might prefer

  • Warning! Beware of Nelson Cruz
    in Community by CamJKaiser - 1/30/2014 -  12
    Lately I've been hearing some rumors connecting the Tigers to free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz. I understand how fans have been hungry for another power bat since Prince Fielder was traded

  • Cruz Missile, Exemplar of Genre
    in NotGraphs by Dayn Perry - 10/31/2011 -  2
    You may recall that in this beloved space we have previously regaled you with tales of the Cruz Missile. And on this day I am pleased to inform you that the Cruz Missile is back, and this time his

  • The Wright-Cruz Rumor
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 10/23/2009 -  48
    Yesterday, Keith Law confirmed an interesting old trade rumor, noting that he was in the room in 2002 when Steve Phillips offered J.P. Ricciardi a straight up swap of David Wright for Jose Cruz Jr

  • FanGraphs Audio: In the Clubhouse with Luis Exposito
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 5/10/2012 -  1
    Episode 180 David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks to catcher Luis Exposito, who recently made his major-league debut with Baltimore not long after being DFA'd by Boston. Don't

  • Nelson Cruz's Contact
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 9/16/2009 -  10
    strange. Nelson Cruz has the fifth lowest contact rate of any hitter in baseball this year, with his 67.9% rate sandwiching him right between Howard and Cust. However, his K% isn't anywhere near

  • An Apology to Luis Valbuena and Dioner Navarro
    in FanGraphs by Bradley Woodrum - 6/11/2013 -  11
    Luis Valbuena struggles against fastballs, and is Michael-Jackson-bad against all other pitches. In an alternate world in which the Cubs actually cared about the difference between 61 and 65 wins

  • Should the Phillies Sign Luis Castillo?
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 3/18/2011 -  60
    The news that the Mets had released Luis Castillo this morning was hardly a shock, as it has been speculated on for months now - neither side was particularly happy with the marriage, and the Mets

  • Luis Valbuena: Toronto's Starting 2B?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/29/2011 -  4
    starting second baseman in Luis Valbuena. Valbuena, 26 this week, had no shot at meaningful playing time while stuck behind Asdrubal Cabrera and Jason Kipnis, and he has done his best Juan Castro

  • Historical GIF: Luis Tiant's Father, 1975
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 11/14/2012 -  0
    Some men smoke a cigarette after making love. Other, more virile men -- like Luis Tiant, Sr., for example -- smoke a cigarette while making love. It's a practice borne out of necessity, of course

  • Mariners Reward Nelson Cruz's Overconfidence
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 12/1/2014 -  85
    , the Giants and Padres more or less made the same offer. Sandoval didn't necessarily go to the high bidder. Nelson Cruz? Nelson Cruz went to the high bidder. That high bidder being the Seattle Mariners

  • Mariners Reportedly Sign Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/1/2014 -  62
    The Mariners have made no secret out of their desire to trade for a right-handed slugger, so perhaps this report from the Dominican newspaper El Caribe should not surprise us too much: Nelson Cruz

  • A Frightening List of Nelson Cruz Comparisons
    in FanGraphs by Dave Cameron - 12/9/2013 -  111
    I don't mean to pick on Nelson Cruz. I know I already named him as the biggest land mine of the 2014 free agent class, and I'm not trying to pile on. But down here in Orlando, it is widely expected

  • Nelson Cruz Replacements: Waiver Wire
    in RotoGraphs by Erik Hahmann - 9/6/2011 -  2
    There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and Nelson Cruz hamstring injuries. The Texas slugger missed 54 games in 2010 and was on the DL three separate times thanks to his hamstrings. He

  • Contract Crowdsourcing 2013-14: Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/8/2013 -  15
    is likely to receive, FanGraphs is also requesting that readers make note of how much they'd pay each free agent were they, themselves, actual GMs. In this edition: Nelson Cruz. Some relevant

  • Closer Trends: Casilla, Shaw, Cruz
    in RotoGraphs by Ben Duronio - 4/18/2012 -  12
    on the closer depth chart. Juan Cruz Cruz recorded a save last night for the Pirates. Joel Hanrahan has been considered day-to-day with a hamstring injury that he suffered during his save

  • Nelson Cruz: Meet Safeco Field
    in FanGraphs by Tony Blengino - 12/2/2014 -  34
    On Monday, one of the more anticipated transactions of the past two off-seasons finally came to pass: Nelson Cruz finally signed with the Mariners. Seattle's interest in him dates back to at least

  • Belated Bat-Flip Coverage: Luis Valbuena Singles
    in NotGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 6/23/2013 -  5
    For years, Luis Valbuena's minor-league resume seemed to suggest that he could develop into an entirely serviceable major-league infielder. For almost as many years, that didn't happen

  • Nelson Cruz Home Run Estimates
    in RotoGraphs by Jeff Zimmerman - 11/17/2014 -  9
    Nelson Cruz got a one year deal with the Orioles last year and had a career season. He had career highs in Home Runs, RBIs and Runs. Most people considered him an after thought on draft or auction

  • Luis Perdomo: The Ultimate Low-Leverage Reliever
    in FanGraphs by R.J. Anderson - 5/13/2009 -  4
    Everyone suspected Luis Perdomo’s usage and the score of the game would have a relationship built upon by managerial artifice and desire to slowly transition Perdomo from Double-A to the majors. Thus

  • Daily Notes, Largely Concerning Luis Avilan's Curve
    in FanGraphs by Carson Cistulli - 10/1/2012 -  4
    Table of Contents Here's the table of contents for today's edition of Daily Notes. 1. Featured Pitch: Luis Avilan's Curve 2. Today's Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Today's

  • Luis Sardinas: Best SS You've Never Heard Of
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 9/28/2012 -  39
    In heading to Greenville, South Carolina for an early September pair to see the Hickory Crawdads (Rangers), no prospect interested me more than shortstop Luis Sardinas. A few days earlier, a contact

  • Luis Valbuena Is Suddenly A Line-Drive Machine
    in RotoGraphs by Scott Strandberg - 6/17/2014 -  6
    Despite extremely low ownership rates (5% Yahoo, 3.5% ESPN, 14% CBS), Luis Valbuena has performed well enough so far this season to make himself mixed-league relevant. The 28-year-old currently owns

  • Where Could Nelson Cruz Even Fit?
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 1/2/2014 -  99
    A few things to know about Nelson Cruz: Cruz is 33 years old He's coming off a PED suspension The last three years, he's been worth the same WAR as Sean Rodriguez and John Buck He's a free

  • Has Nelson Cruz Broken His Quad-A Ceiling?
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 11/24/2008 -  8
    possess the skills to thrive at the highest level of competition. Coming into the 2008 season, Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz appeared to fit the label to a T. The 6-3, 230 pounder (who also toiled

  • Nelson Cruz Could Have Been on Your Team
    in FanGraphs by J.P. Breen - 10/12/2011 -  26
    Nelson Cruz compiled yet another solid campaign for a corner outfielder, hitting .263/.312/.509 with 29 home runs in 124 games. The 31-year-old Dominican has always been known for his behemoth-like

  • Rangers Extend Cruz Through Arbitration Years
    in FanGraphs by Jack Moore - 2/9/2012 -  4
    With how good Nelson Cruz has been for the Rangers over the last few seasons, it can be easy to forget just how tumultuous his road to the majors was. It wasn't too long ago, however, that Cruz

  • Texas Is Boring, or Why Nelson Cruz Is Underhyped
    in FanGraphs by Matt Klaassen - 3/16/2011 -  26
    is Hamilton's fellow-outfielder-and-Ranger, the titular Nelson Cruz. On a per-PA basis, one could argue that Cruz has actually been better than Hamilton (2010's American League Most Valuable Player) over the last

  • Keury De La Cruz And Shiny New Toys
    in FanGraphs by Mike Newman - 11/2/2012 -  18
    Entering the 2012 season, Red Sox prospect Keury De La Cruz was a relative unknown after two years of modest production in short season baseball. At 20, De La Cruz burst onto the prospect scene

  • Nelson Cruz Defies Real World Value
    in RotoGraphs by Michael Barr - 12/4/2013 -  9
    While Nelson Cruz might be one of the least favorite of available free agents among nerd faces, it's hard to ignore what he does rather consistently for your fantasy squad -- and that's hit home runs