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Luis Cruz  2008 - 20133B/SS
Luis De La Cruz  2/26/19872B
Luis De La Cruz  10/12/19872B
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

  • Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently
    in FanGraphs by Matthew Kory - 5/11/2015 -  19
    Howard (I’ve been saying for ages that that guy’s performance isn’t sustainable!) and the entirely human Luis Valbuena. On the other hand, Cruz’s six "No Doubt" homers hold a three homer lead over

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 -  13
    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

  • 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

  • What if This Is the Real Luis Severino?
    in Community by Tim Jackson - 5/14/2017 -  0
    Stating exactly what Luis Severino would be at the start of the season was a puzzle. He flashed such different versions of himself over the previous two years that there was no telling if he’d stick

  • 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

  • Luis Severino's Breakout Season
    in FanGraphs by Paul Swydan - 6/5/2017 -  19
    At this time last year, Luis Severino had just finished up his second minor-league start of the season. It was only his second minor-league start of the season because he had started the season

  • A Luis Severino Update
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 9/24/2015 -  3
    After his first nine Major League starts, Luis Severino has somehow failed to excite any of us RotoGraphers enough to convince us to write an article about him. So here it is, finally. Before

  • Nelson Cruz Wasn't Out by a Mile
    in FanGraphs by Nicolas Stellini - 3/15/2017 -  86
    Puerto Rico beat them 3-1 in a game that was much wilder than its score would indicate. One of the more dazzling plays was Javier Baez putting a no-look tag on Nelson Cruz on an ill-advised steal attempt

  • 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 -  63
    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 -  37
    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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Luis Castillo is Going to Be Just Fine
    in Community by Conrad Parrish - 4/25/2018 -  1
    Following what was a great debut season in 2017, Luis Castillo has been disappointing. The young righty sported the third-hardest average Fastball (97.5 mph) of all major league starters last season

  • Luis Perdomo Hit Four Triples
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 11/15/2017 -  22
    included, this year there were eight of them. Bradley hit one. Jeremy Hellickson hit one. Patrick Corbin hit one. Jake Arrieta hit one. Luis Perdomo hit four. Four triples. Luis Perdomo, a starting

  • Luis Castillo's Dominance Fades to Black
    in Community by Lance Brozdowski - 9/20/2017 -  5
    Some say the sample size of Luis Castillo’s season is 15 starts; I say it’s only eight. July 25th was the first game in which BrooksBaseball.net registered a sinker from the 24-year-old. While

  • Luis Valbuena a potential asset in 2017
    in RotoGraphs by Randy Holt - 1/26/2017 -  0
    I've written about Luis Valbuena a couple of different times this winter: once in regard to the third basemen available on the free agent market and then again as a comparison against Chase Headley

  • Scouting Lewis Brinson and Luis Ortiz
    in FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen - 8/1/2016 -  3
    be the first to compare Luis Ortiz's build to that of Rich Garces, and I won't be the last, for it is apt. Ortiz is 6-foot-3 and pushing 250 and obviously lacks any modicum of physical projection

  • 2018 Pod Projections: Luis Castillo
    in RotoGraphs by Mike Podhorzer - 3/15/2018 -  15
    2017 as just the 10th best prospect in the Reds system and has thrown just 89.1 Major League innings, fantasy owners are in love with Luis Castillo. It's easy to see why -- his debut was fantastic

  • 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 to Take Flight in LA
    in FanGraphs by Travis Sawchik - 1/26/2017 -  21
    farm system to provide depth. That brings us to Luis Valbuena, who officially signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Angels on Tuesday. For a player who has averaged 2.1 WAR during the last

  • 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

  • Luis Castillo: A Study in Sophomore Slumps
    in Community by Snerd - 6/6/2018 -  3
    Let me preface this: I'm biased. I absolutely LOVE Luis Castillo. His ceiling is near-unmatched in the MLB. He's got 4 pitches that have plus-to-plus plus upside, elite velo, and age on his side

  • Yankees Bolster Their Rotation with Luis Severino
    in FanGraphs by Chris Mitchell - 8/5/2015 -  54
    of top prospect Luis Severino may have been the primary reason for the Yankees' inaction. Minutes after the non-waiver trade deadline had passed, Brian Cashman revealed the 21-year-old's next start

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Necessary Analysis of a Red-Hot Nelson Cruz
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 4/20/2015 -  26
    Just as I was beginning to work this up, I got an email saying Nelson Cruz had been named the American League Player of the Week, which provides for a very convenient introductory sentence. Over

  • 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

  • Nelson Cruz: A Late Bloomer Exceeds Expectations
    in FanGraphs by David Laurila - 8/14/2015 -  25
    Nelson Cruz leads both leagues in home runs, and he ranks second behind Bryce Harper in SLG. Neither is a surprise. The Seattle slugger left the yard 40 times with Baltimore last season, and moving

  • 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

  • Giancarlo Cruz-Michael "Bam-Bam" Stanton
    in NotGraphs by Eno Sarris - 2/29/2012 -  27
    Giancarlo Cruz-Michael Stanton will now be known by his legal first name instead of half of his middle name. That's pronounced like "shoncarlo" in case you were wondering. But this quote was more

  • Position Battles: Rangers' OF, Pt. 1: Byrd and Cruz
    in RotoGraphs by David Golebiewski - 2/26/2009 -  4
    that, but the folks in Arlington also got the benefit of a career year from thirty-something Marlon Byrd, some late-season feats of strength from minor league bopper Nelson Cruz and a decent rookie

  • A Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta Suspension FAQ
    in FanGraphs by Jeff Sullivan - 8/5/2013 -  12
    an FAQ, because this early no Qs have been FA'd, so consider this FAQ more anticipatory. Let's focus on the suspended Nelson Cruz, and the suspended Jhonny Peralta. So Nelson Cruz and Jhonny

  • 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

  • What Do the Reds Have in Luis Castillo?
    in FanGraphs by Eno Sarris - 8/15/2017 -  10
    acquired over the years. Is it possible they have that ace in Luis Castillo? Castillo came over from the Marlins in the Dan Straily trade, and there's one thing that pops off his player card right