Full Name: Jose Luis Cruz Primary Position: OF,CF,RF,LF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/190 First Game: May 31, 1997
Birthdate: April 19, 1974 MLB Experience: 10 years
Birthplace: Arroyo, Puerto Rico
Bat/Throw: Both/Right

Biography

Jose Cruz (Jose Luis Cruz) was born on April 19, 1974 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico. He made his Major League debut on May 31, 1997 for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 1997, his rookie year, he hit .248 with 26 home runs and 68 RBI. Cruz played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks over the course of his 10 year career.

Most people believe that Jose Cruz's best season was 2001, when he slugged 34 home runs, stole 32 bases and knocked in 88 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1997 TOR A 55 212 31 49 14 34 .231 .316 .462 7 0 28 72 0 0 6 2 2
1997 SEA A 49 183 28 49 12 34 .268 .315 .541 12 1 13 45 0 1 1 0 3
1997 TOT A 104 395 59 98 26 68 .248 .315 .499 19 1 41 117 0 1 7 2 5
1998 TOR A 105 352 55 89 11 42 .253 .354 .403 14 3 57 99 0 0 11 3 0
1999 TOR A 106 349 63 84 14 45 .241 .358 .433 19 3 64 91 0 1 14 5 5
2000 TOR A 162 603 91 146 31 76 .242 .323 .466 32 5 71 129 2 2 15 3 11
2001 TOR A 146 577 92 158 34 88 .274 .326 .530 38 4 45 138 1 2 32 4 8
2002 TOR A 124 466 64 114 18 70 .245 .317 .438 26 5 51 106 0 1 7 1 8
2003 SF N 158 539 90 135 20 68 .250 .366 .414 26 1 102 121 0 2 5 6 14
2004 TB A 153 545 76 132 21 78 .242 .333 .433 25 8 76 117 2 5 11 8 6
2005 LA N 47 156 23 47 6 22 .301 .391 .532 14 2 23 43 0 0 0 1 4
2005 BOS A 4 12 0 3 0 0 .250 .308 .333 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ARI N 64 202 23 43 12 28 .213 .347 .436 9 0 42 54 0 0 0 2 6
2005 Total 115 370 46 93 18 50 .251 .364 .473 24 2 66 101 0 0 0 3 10
2005 TOT N 111 358 46 90 18 50 .251 .366 .478 23 2 65 97 0 0 0 3 10
2006 LA N 86 223 34 52 5 17 .233 .353 .381 16 1 43 54 0 4 5 2 3
2007 COL N 91 256 37 60 6 21 .234 .316 .375 12 3 31 65 0 5 6 1 3
Total NL 446 1376 207 337 49 156 .245 .355 .418 77 7 241 337 0 11 16 12 30
Total AL 904 3299 500 824 155 467 .250 .331 .461 174 29 406 801 5 12 97 26 43
Total 1350 4675 707 1161 204 623 .248 .338 .448 251 36 647 1138 5 23 113 38 73

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1997 TOR A OF 55 55 485.2 98 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1997 TOR A LF 51 51 450.2 95 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1997 TOR A CF 4 4 35 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1997 SEA A OF 49 47 408 83 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1997 SEA A LF 49 47 408 83 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1997 TOT A LF 100 98 858.2 178 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1997 TOT A OF 104 102 893.2 181 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1998 TOR A OF 105 96 890.2 247 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1998 TOR A CF 103 95 871.2 239 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1998 TOR A LF 6 1 19 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 TOR A LF 9 9 80 28 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1999 TOR A OF 106 96 867.1 277 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1999 TOR A CF 97 87 787.1 248 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .988
2000 TOR A OF 162 162 1423.1 407 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .993
2000 TOR A CF 162 162 1423.1 407 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .993
2001 TOR A OF 143 141 1256.2 286 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .990
2001 TOR A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 TOR A CF 133 132 1168.1 270 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2001 TOR A LF 14 9 88.1 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 TOR A RF 47 46 390.2 82 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2002 TOR A OF 119 118 1035.1 256 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .993
2002 TOR A CF 21 20 175 50 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2002 TOR A LF 56 52 469.2 124 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 TOR A DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 SF N OF 158 152 1346 340 18 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .994
2003 SF N RF 157 151 1332.2 337 17 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 .994
2003 SF N CF 3 1 13.1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 TB A OF 152 148 1310.2 315 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 .970
2004 TB A RF 151 147 1301.2 312 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 .970
2004 TB A CF 1 1 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 LA N OF 45 42 367.1 100 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .954
2005 LA N RF 45 42 366.1 100 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .954
2005 LA N LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2005 BOS A OF 4 4 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 BOS A RF 4 4 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 ARI N OF 58 57 468.1 98 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .980
2005 ARI N LF 3 2 17.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 ARI N CF 53 50 415 87 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .978
2005 ARI N RF 6 5 35.2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 Total OF 107 103 866.2 200 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .967
2005 Total RF 55 51 433 110 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .958
2005 TOT N LF 4 2 18.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 TOT N OF 103 99 835.2 198 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .967
2005 TOT N RF 51 47 402 108 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .957
2006 LA N OF 71 54 516.2 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 LA N CF 15 8 92.2 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 LA N LF 40 32 279.2 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 LA N RF 24 14 144.1 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 COL N OF 70 60 560.2 147 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .993
2007 COL N LF 49 38 365.1 89 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2007 COL N RF 23 20 178.1 54 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2007 COL N CF 3 2 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total DH 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 457 429 3780.2 932 37 18 10 0 0 0 0 0 .982
Total LF 278 241 2179.1 502 13 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .988
Total CF 595 562 5007.2 1349 27 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 .989
Total OF 1297 1232 10967.2 2785 79 40 17 0 0 0 0 0 .986

Transactions

  • Selected by Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the free-agent draft - did not sign (June 1, 1992).
  • Selected by Seattle Mariners in the 1st round (3rd pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 1, 1995 - signed July 20, 1995).
  • Traded by Seattle Mariners to Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Paul Spoljaric and Mike Timlin (July 31, 1997).
  • Granted free agency (December 21, 2002).
  • Signed by San Francisco Giants (January 28, 2003).
  • Granted free agency (October 22, 2003).
  • Signed by Tampa Bay Devil Rays (December 17, 2003).
  • Traded by Tampa Bay Devil Rays with cash to Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Casey Fossum (February 6, 2005).
  • Traded by Arizona Diamondbacks with cash to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Kenny Perez and Kyle Bono (July 30, 2005).
  • Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles Dodgers from Boston Red Sox (August 9, 2005).
  • Released by Los Angeles Dodgers (August 1, 2006).
  • Signed by San Diego Padres (December 5, 2006).

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