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Tony Cruz
Birthdate: 8/18/1986 (27 y, 11 m, 11 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-11/215     Position: C
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 26, Pick: 18, Overall: 802, Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Contract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2014)
RotoWire News: Cruz is set to assume primary catching duties for the Cardinals in the wake of Yadier Molina's (thumb) ligament tear, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports. (7/10/2014)



SeasonTeamGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2007Cardinals (R)73408412.9 %20.6 %.156.462.375.382.531.416152    
2007Cardinals (R)62722217.4 %7.4 %.320.238.280.333.600.408147    
2007Cardinals (A-)41702400.0 %29.4 %.063.545.375.412.438.402146    
2007Cardinals (A)492165263437.9 %11.6 %.138.298.282.338.421.347116    
2008Cardinals (A+)893788415835.0 %13.2 %.148.302.279.316.427.337107    
2009Cardinals (AA)11044410444817.7 %19.1 %.146.253.220.281.366.29572    
2010Rafters (R)19843131708.3 %16.7 %.158.383.342.393.500.398126    
2010Cardinals (A+)462021212509.4 %16.3 %.116.338.282.348.398.348117    
2010Cardinals (AA)4016962620010.1 %17.8 %.188.325.289.363.477.374128    
2010Cardinals (AAA)41512106.7 %6.7 %.214.167.214.267.429.30071    
2011Cardinals (AAA)451644132506.7 %18.9 %.128.304.262.315.389.31473    
2011Cardinals387208608.3 %18.1 %.077.327.262.333.338.299890.1-0.80.10.2
2012Cardinals511311111102.3 %14.5 %.111.287.254.267.365.27269-0.3-5.22.50.2
2012Cardinals2100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    
2013Cardinals511291131303.1 %19.4 %.089.247.203.240.293.234440.4-7.71.9-0.2
2014Steamer381542131415.3 %17.9 %.107.270.231.277.338.271710.0-5.03.20.3
2014Oliver1436009565715.5 %19.2 %.110.279.235.281.345.27674-1.5-19.013.11.3
2014ZiPS661932182204.7 %20.2 %.099.291.238.276.337.26969-0.5-7.25.50.4
2014Cardinals3193041109.7 %19.4 %.049.281.220.297.268.25761-0.9-4.9-0.2-0.3
2014ZiPS (R)226405706.0 %20.0 %.087.288.233.281.320.26768-0.3-2.61.30.1
2014ZiPS (U)53157091808.2 %19.6 %.065.284.225.290.290.26164-1.1-7.51.1-0.2
2014Steamer (R)83203306.2 %18.7 %.098.270.227.279.324.269690.0-1.10.50.0
2014Steamer (U)39126071408.8 %19.2 %.062.278.221.292.283.26063-0.9-6.10.2-0.2
Total- - -1714252364105.2 %17.6 %.086.280.232.277.318.26263-0.6-18.74.3-0.2
Postseason- - -2100000.0 %100.0 %.000.000.000.000.000.000-100    


SeasonTeamGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2007Cardinals (R)7323412750084107010010.375
2007Cardinals (R)625277320222212000010.280
2007Cardinals (A-)416176510024005100000.375
2007Cardinals (A)49195216553910152634170251301031.282
2008Cardinals (A+)89351378986522384158190502511730.279
2009Cardinals (AA)1104044448952252104448342851321610.220
2010Rafters (R)197684262030313177014010000.342
2010Cardinals (A+)4618120251331611212519033011502.282
2010Cardinals (AA)4014916943271006262017330111500.289
2010Cardinals (AAA)414153200121101000100.214
2011Cardinals (AAA)451491643929514132511031112701.262
2011Cardinals3865721712500866113100101.262
2012Cardinals51126131322191111113019020401.254
2012Cardinals2110000000001000000.000
2013Cardinals51123129251761113134125200700.203
2014Steamer38142154332371213148127111 11.231
2014Oliver14355760013190302956573321154421911.235
2014ZiPS661811934330101218229139111 01.238
2014Cardinals31829318144004119118002302.220
2014ZiPS (R)2259641410300574013001 01.233
2014ZiPS (U)53141157322470091813131003 03.225
2014Steamer (R)830327520033206000 00.227
2014Steamer (U)39112126251960071411124002 02.221
Total- - -171396425926424223641223753221504.232
Postseason- - -2110000000001000000.000

SeasonTeamBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOSpdBABIPUBRwSBwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2007Cardinals (R)2.9 %20.6 %0.14.375.382.531.914.1566.0.462 0.262.2.416152
2007Cardinals (R)7.4 %7.4 %1.00.280.333.600.933.3203.9.238 0.251.6.408147
2007Cardinals (A-)0.0 %29.4 %0.00.375.412.438.849.0631.6.545 0.030.9.402146
2007Cardinals (A)7.9 %11.6 %0.68.282.338.421.758.1384.4.298 0.2294.0.347116
2008Cardinals (A+)5.0 %13.2 %0.38.279.316.427.743.1484.5.302 0.7463.1.337107
2009Cardinals (AA)7.7 %19.1 %0.40.220.281.366.647.1463.2.253 0.140-15.5.29572
2010Rafters (R)8.3 %16.7 %0.50.342.393.500.893.1581.6.383 0.0153.1.398126
2010Cardinals (A+)9.4 %16.3 %0.58.282.348.398.746.1162.9.338 -0.9263.8.348117
2010Cardinals (AA)10.1 %17.8 %0.57.289.363.477.840.1881.8.325 0.0265.6.374128
2010Cardinals (AAA)6.7 %6.7 %1.00.214.267.429.695.2141.6.167 0.01-0.6.30071
2011Cardinals (AAA)6.7 %18.9 %0.35.262.315.389.704.1282.4.304 -0.517-6.3.31473
2011Cardinals8.3 %18.1 %0.46.262.333.338.672.0772.4.3270.6-0.57-1.0.29989
2011Average8.1 %18.6 %0.44.255.321.399.720.1445.1.295    .316 
2012Cardinals2.3 %14.5 %0.16.254.267.365.632.1113.2.2870.2-0.510-4.6.27269
2012Cardinals0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.00-0.3.000-100
2012Average8.0 %19.8 %0.40.255.319.405.724.1515.2.297    .315 
2013Cardinals3.1 %19.4 %0.16.203.240.293.533.0893.4.2470.5-0.16-8.1.23444
2013Average7.9 %19.9 %0.40.253.318.396.714.1434.9.297    .314 
2014Steamer5.3 %17.9 %0.30.231.277.338.615.1073.6.2700.2-0.212-5.2.27171
2014Oliver5.5 %19.2 %0.29.235.281.345.626.1102.7.279-0.9-0.648-17.8.27674
2014ZiPS4.7 %20.2 %0.23.238.276.337.613.0992.9.291 -0.514-6.7.26969
2014Cardinals9.7 %19.4 %0.50.220.297.268.565.0491.4.2810.0-0.86-3.9.25761
2014Average7.8 %20.3 %0.38.252.316.390.705.1385.0.299    .312 
2014ZiPS (R)6.0 %20.0 %0.30.233.281.320.601.0872.6.2880.0-0.35-2.2.26768
2014ZiPS (U)8.2 %19.6 %0.42.225.290.290.580.0651.8.2840.0-1.111-6.2.26164
2014Steamer (R)6.2 %18.7 %0.33.227.279.324.604.0983.5.2700.00.02-1.1.26969
2014Steamer (U)8.8 %19.2 %0.46.221.292.283.575.0621.8.2780.0-0.99-5.0.26063
Total- - -5.2 %17.6 %0.29.232.277.318.595.0863.0.2801.3-1.930-17.5.26263
Postseason- - -0.0 %100.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.0000.1.000 0.00-0.3.000-100

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%
2011Cardinals1.2015.4 %46.2 %38.5 %15.0 %0.0 %4.2 %0.0 %
2012Cardinals1.1413.8 %45.9 %40.4 %15.9 %2.3 %12.0 %0.0 %
2012Cardinals0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
2013Cardinals1.9618.4 %54.1 %27.6 %25.9 %3.7 %3.8 %0.0 %
2014Cardinals2.6925.0 %54.7 %20.3 %23.1 %0.0 %5.7 %0.0 %
Total- - -1.5617.6 %50.2 %32.2 %19.2 %1.9 %6.8 %0.0 %
Postseason- - -0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHBallsStrikesPitches
2011Cardinals24208310079167246
2012Cardinals5044157600122282404
2012Cardinals0000000134
2013Cardinals5327187200148311459
2014Cardinals3513163220132250382
Total- - -1621045720112048110101491
Postseason- - -0000000134

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIphLIPHWPA/LIClutch
2011Cardinals0.13-1.321.45-1.94-0.231.061.5017-0.170.29
2012Cardinals-0.32-2.382.06-4.24-0.471.011.1212-0.570.25
2012Cardinals0.000.000.00-0.54-0.060.030.031-0.020.00
2013Cardinals-0.82-1.971.15-4.88-0.540.770.1616-0.89-0.18
2014Cardinals0.15-1.311.46-1.88-0.230.850.295-0.380.56
Total- - --0.85-6.986.12-12.93-1.470.910.8650-2.011.07
Postseason- - -0.000.000.00-0.54-0.060.030.031-0.020.00

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2011Cardinals58.7% (91.1)21.9% (83.1)0.8% (92.0)9.9% (74.9)6.2% (81.1)2.5% (87.3) 1.6%
2012Cardinals58.9% (91.4)16.1% (82.2)6.7% (87.0)11.1% (76.3)4.2% (80.0)1.7% (86.4)1.2% (74.6) 
2013Cardinals61.1% (92.6)18.5% (83.5)6.4% (88.0)8.8% (78.1)4.6% (82.5)0.7% (86.3) 0.9%
2014Cardinals63.0% (91.4)15.9% (83.4)5.3% (86.9)9.3% (78.5)6.1% (82.7)0.5% (83.0) 1.0%
Total- - -60.6% (91.7)17.7% (83.1)5.3% (87.5)9.7% (77.1)5.1% (81.7)1.2% (86.3)0.3% (74.6)0.8%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2011Cardinals40.5 %11.2 %0.8 %1.2 % 6.2 %22.3 %10.3 %  7.0 %   
2012Cardinals33.1 %10.8 %6.1 %2.9 % 14.0 %16.7 %10.3 %  4.9 % 1.2 % 
2013Cardinals32.5 %23.3 %4.4 %0.9 % 4.8 %19.4 %8.5 %0.9 % 4.6 %   
2014Cardinals33.5 %13.1 %7.3 %1.6 % 13.4 %15.5 %8.4 %1.3 % 4.7 % 0.3 % 
Total- - -34.2 %15.3 %5.0 %1.7 % 9.7 %18.1 %9.3 %0.6 % 5.1 % 0.4 % 

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2011Cardinals91.490.589.485.9 89.483.275.4  82.1  
2012Cardinals92.091.288.685.3 89.882.376.2  79.5 74.5
2013Cardinals92.692.888.485.5 91.083.877.783.7 81.8  
2014Cardinals91.990.887.382.6 91.883.578.279.6 82.2 69.5
Total- - -92.191.888.184.8 90.683.276.981.4 81.4 73.7

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2011Cardinals1.8-2.90.01.1-0.8-0.1 1.29-5.552.204.38-5.43-1.31 
2012Cardinals-0.2-1.3-0.7-1.1-1.6-0.4-0.2-0.09-1.98-2.72-2.34-9.42-6.20-3.95
2013Cardinals-10.01.2-1.81.2-1.1-0.2 -3.601.42-6.282.93-5.13-5.44 
2014Cardinals-3.90.70.1-1.4-1.1-0.5 -1.651.160.66-3.88-4.92-25.89 
Total- - --12.3-2.3-2.4-0.2-4.6-1.2-0.2-1.37-0.90-3.05-0.13-6.09-6.63-3.95

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2011Cardinals2.3-1.3-0.1-0.3 0.8-2.81.0  -0.7  
2012Cardinals0.9-0.4-1.5-0.1 0.1-3.30.1  -1.2 -0.2
2013Cardinals-4.7-4.1-1.0-0.2 -0.40.11.0-0.1 -1.7  
2014Cardinals-2.10.9-0.7-0.8 -1.50.7-1.3-0.2 -0.4 -0.1
Total- - --3.7-4.9-3.3-1.4 -1.1-5.20.7-0.3 -4.0 -0.2

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2011Cardinals2.38-4.85-4.73-8.76 5.14-5.193.88  -4.06  
2012Cardinals0.63-0.95-6.02-1.08 0.21-4.860.24  -5.92 -3.62
2013Cardinals-3.18-3.79-4.82-5.56 -1.960.172.53-2.20 -8.24  
2014Cardinals-1.651.72-2.54-13.81 -2.971.22-4.20-4.16 -2.43 -5.72
Total- - --0.72-2.16-4.37-5.77 -0.73-1.940.52-3.29 -5.32 -3.97

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2011Cardinals33.6 %71.8 %53.3 %71.8 %87.6 %82.8 %51.7 %59.7 %8.9 %
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.6 %
2012Cardinals39.6 %69.7 %54.4 %66.3 %93.4 %83.3 %49.1 %61.8 %8.9 %
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.1 %
2013Cardinals37.0 %68.4 %51.6 %72.2 %87.4 %81.6 %46.2 %66.7 %9.4 %
2013Average31.0 %65.5 %46.4 %66.6 %87.0 %79.5 %44.7 %60.3 %9.3 %
2014Cardinals37.6 %61.6 %48.8 %70.3 %91.5 %82.8 %46.6 %58.1 %8.1 %
2014Average30.7 %65.4 %46.4 %65.7 %87.2 %79.4 %45.3 %60.5 %9.3 %
Total- - -37.3 %67.7 %51.9 %70.0 %90.1 %82.6 %48.0 %62.1 %8.9 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2011Cardinals36.1 %69.7 %53.1 %69.8 %89.4 %82.8 %50.6 %22.2
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Cardinals34.7 %68.8 %52.9 %63.6 %92.7 %83.8 %53.4 %23.9
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
2013Cardinals33.0 %68.8 %51.2 %68.9 %87.4 %81.6 %50.8 %24.9
2013Average29.7 %62.7 %45.9 %63.2 %87.3 %79.4 %49.2 %22.6
2014Cardinals34.3 %62.2 %47.6 %72.1 %89.3 %82.8 %47.6 %26.1
2014Average29.8 %63.0 %45.9 %63.1 %87.4 %79.3 %48.7 %23.0
Total- - -34.3 %67.4 %51.1 %68.5 %89.7 %82.7 %50.7 %24.6

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2011CardinalsC20899.09060001010 22171.000 
2012CardinalsC4728293.1255232020300 188310.993 
2013CardinalsC4428267.0234141010101 12626.996 
2014CardinalsC3021198.0174110000000 123441.000 
Total- - -C14185857.1753543031411 44191027.996 
2011Cardinals1B2110.08000040040    1.000 
2012Cardinals1B202.21100021011    1.000 
2014Cardinals1B204.04000000000    1.000 
Total- - -1B6116.213100061051    1.000 
2011Cardinals2B101.0000000000     .000 
Total- - -2B101.0000000000     .000 
2011Cardinals3B3111.0020000000     1.000 
2013Cardinals3B305.0010000000     1.000 
Total- - -3B6116.0030000000     1.000 
2011CardinalsRF216.0100000000     1.000 
Total- - -RF216.0100000000     1.000 
2011CardinalsOF216.0100000000     1.000 
Total- - -OF216.0100000000     1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2011CardinalsC99.00  -1 -2    6-0.6 0      
2012CardinalsC293.1-1  1 -2    150.2 0      
2013CardinalsC267.0-1  1 -1    111.1 0      
2014CardinalsC198.0-2  0 -3              
Total- - -C857.1-4  1 -8    320.7 0      
2011Cardinals1B10.0 0 00000 0   0  -0.20.0-0.20.0
2012Cardinals1B2.2 0 000111.0000   0 0.10.70.00.91.9
2014Cardinals1B4.0 0 000111.0000      0.00.10.116.1
Total- - -1B16.2 0 000221.0000   0 0.10.60.10.897.6
2011Cardinals2B1.0 0 00000 0   0      
Total- - -2B1.0 0 00000 0   0      
2011Cardinals3B11.0 0 000111.0001   0  -0.10.10.0-1.7
2013Cardinals3B5.0 0 00031.3330   0  -0.60.1-0.5-72.1
Total- - -3B16.0 0 00042.5001   0  -0.60.1-0.5-36.9
2011CardinalsRF6.0  000000 1   0-0.1 0.20.00.2-8.1
Total- - -RF6.0  000000 1   0-0.1 0.20.00.2-8.1
2011CardinalsOF6.0  000000 1   0-0.1 0.20.00.2-8.1
Total- - -OF6.0  000000 1   0-0.1 0.20.00.2-8.1

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%) Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2012CardinalsC293.10.0%      (3)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)33.3%     (3)0.0%      (0)100.0%    (12)
2013CardinalsC267.00.0%      (3)0.0%      (1)16.7%      (6)0.0%     (1)100.0%      (1)83.3%      (6)
2014CardinalsC198.00.0%      (6)0.0%      (2)50.0%      (6)0.0%     (1)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (6)
Total- - -C857.10.0%    (12)0.0%      (3)33.3%    (12)20.0%     (5)100.0%      (1)95.8%    (24)
2012Cardinals1B2.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
2014Cardinals1B4.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -1B16.20.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (2)
2013Cardinals3B5.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)
Total- - -3B16.00.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)0.0%      (0)100.0%      (1)

SeasonTeamInnVotesInstinctsFirst StepSpeedHandsReleaseArm StrengthArm AccuracyOverallFSR
2011Cardinals127.01437373649485350440
2012Cardinals296.01147344046555152460
2013Cardinals272.01050383754484747460
Total- - -695.03546363850515050460

SeasonTeamBattingBase RunningFieldingPositionalOffenseDefenseLeagueReplacementRARWARDollarsSalary
2011Cardinals-0.90.1-0.60.8-0.80.10.12.11.50.2$0.7 
2012Cardinals-4.9-0.30.02.5-5.22.50.33.91.50.2$0.7 
2013Cardinals-8.10.4-0.42.3-7.71.90.13.7-2.0-0.2($1.1) 
2014Cardinals-4.1-0.9-1.91.7-4.9-0.20.12.6-2.4-0.3($1.4) 
Total- - --18.0-0.6-2.97.2-18.74.30.712.3-1.3-0.2($1.1) 

SeasonTeamAgeGPAHRRRBISBBB%K%ISOBABIPAVGOBPSLGwOBAwRC+BsROffDefWAR
2014Oliver271436009565715.5 %19.2 %.110.279.235.281.345.27674-1.5-19.013.11.3
2015Oliver281436009565615.7 %19.2 %.110.278.234.281.344.27674-1.5-19.113.11.3
2016Oliver291436008555515.8 %19.0 %.105.275.231.279.335.27271-1.5-20.913.11.1
2017Oliver301436008545415.8 %19.2 %.099.273.229.278.328.26869-1.5-22.513.10.9
2018Oliver311436008545315.8 %19.2 %.097.268.225.274.323.26566-1.4-24.113.10.8

  • $0.5m / 1 Years (2014) (Edit)
    • signed by St. Louis Cardinals on 1/1/2014 (League Minimum)
    • 2014: $0.5M
    • Agent / Agency: Wasserman Media Group
    • Submitted by matthewyaspan
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  • 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 26, Pick: 18, Overall: 802
    • Team: St. Louis Cardinals
    • School: Palm Beach CC
  • 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 42, Pick: 25, Overall: 1272
    • Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
    • School: Okaloosa Walton CC, FL