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Nelson Cruz

Nelson Ramon Cruz (twitter: @ncboomstick23)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 230 lb.

Born: July 1, 1980 in Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
High School: Monte Cristi (Monte Cristi, DO)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1998. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 2005 (Age 25.078)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2006 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Orioles/Brewers 2005-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 1 yr/$8M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.082, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: Wasserman Media Group (Andy Katz), previously: ACES (Sam & Seth Levinson) [*]
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2005 MIL NL 24 OF 8 1 1 18.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 40 0 2.00 0.50 .985 2.20 2.16
2005 MIL NL 24 RF 6 1 1 16.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 45 0 2.25 0.67 .980 2.08 2.08
2005 MIL NL 24 LF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
2006 TEX AL 25 OF 39 35 31 313.1 73 69 4 0 1 1.000 -3 4 -10 15 2.10 1.87 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 TEX AL 25 RF 38 35 31 307.1 73 69 4 0 1 1.000 -3 4 -11 16 2.14 1.92 .984 2.20 2.17
2006 TEX AL 25 CF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
2006 TEX AL 25 LF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00
2007 TEX AL 26 OF 94 79 71 722.1 178 167 6 5 1 .972 -2 1 -3 1 2.16 1.84 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 TEX AL 26 RF 82 65 62 604.1 158 148 5 5 1 .968 -4 0 -7 0 2.28 1.87 .985 2.08 2.06
2007 TEX AL 26 LF 16 14 9 118.0 20 19 1 0 0 1.000 2 1 17 10 1.53 1.25 .985 2.11 2.09
2007 TEX AL 26 DH 1 0
2008 TEX AL 27 OF 31 31 31 274.0 75 72 1 2 1 .973 0 1 0 4 2.40 2.35 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 TEX AL 27 RF 31 31 31 274.0 75 72 1 2 1 .973 0 1 0 4 2.40 2.35 .985 2.15 2.13
2009 TEX AL 28 OF 122 119 117 1052.2 316 301 11 4 2 .987 19 0 22 0 2.67 2.56 .987 2.33 2.30 AS
2009 TEX AL 28 RF 120 117 115 1035.2 308 294 11 3 2 .990 20 0 24 0 2.65 2.54 .982 2.13 2.10 AS
2009 TEX AL 28 DH 5 4 AS
2009 TEX AL 28 LF 2 2 2 17.0 8 7 0 1 0 .875 -1 0 -85 0 3.71 3.50 .988 2.12 2.10 AS
2010 TEX AL 29 OF 101 101 88 888.0 258 250 3 5 1 .981 6 3 7 4 2.56 2.50 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 TEX AL 29 RF 94 91 81 799.1 236 228 3 5 1 .979 2 3 4 4 2.60 2.46 .984 2.10 2.08
2010 TEX AL 29 LF 14 10 7 88.2 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 3 0 41 0 2.23 1.57 .983 2.07 2.05
2010 TEX AL 29 DH 3 2
2011 TEX AL 30 OF 115 114 94 998.2 256 244 6 6 1 .977 3 -5 4 -6 2.25 2.17 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 TEX AL 30 RF 109 98 88 863.2 225 215 5 5 1 .978 4 -6 5 -8 2.29 2.02 .986 2.09 2.07
2011 TEX AL 30 LF 18 16 6 135.0 31 29 1 1 0 .968 -2 1 -14 8 2.00 1.67 .982 2.13 2.11
2011 TEX AL 30 DH 8 8
2012 TEX AL 31 OF 151 148 132 1307.0 301 288 9 4 2 .987 13 -13 12 -11 2.05 1.97 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 TEX AL 31 RF 151 146 132 1286.0 299 286 9 4 2 .987 14 -12 13 -11 2.06 1.95 .984 1.99 1.98
2012 TEX AL 31 DH 7 7
2012 TEX AL 31 LF 6 2 0 21.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -57 -57 0.86 0.33 .985 1.93 1.93
2013 TEX AL 32 OF 102 102 95 906.1 199 195 1 3 0 .985 -1 -3 -1 -3 1.95 1.92 .987 2.24 2.23 AS
2013 TEX AL 32 RF 102 102 95 906.1 199 195 1 3 0 .985 -1 -3 -1 -4 1.95 1.92 .982 2.07 2.06 AS
2013 TEX AL 32 DH 7 7 AS
2014 BAL AL 33 DH 69 69 AS
2014 BAL AL 33 OF 65 65 41 543.2 124 122 2 0 0 1.000 -2 1 -5 2 2.05 1.91 .986 2.25 2.25 AS
2014 BAL AL 33 LF 58 58 35 486.2 112 110 2 0 0 1.000 -3 0 -7 0 2.07 1.93 .987 2.00 1.99 AS
2014 BAL AL 33 RF 8 7 6 57.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 10 19 1.89 1.50 .982 2.05 2.05 AS
10 Seasons OF 828 795 701 7024.0 1784 1712 43 29 9 .984 34 -11 6 -1 2.25 2.12 .986 2.27 2.25
10 Seasons RF 741 693 642 6149.2 1589 1523 39 27 9 .983 35 -12 7 -2 2.29 2.11 .984 2.08 2.06
8 Seasons LF 117 102 59 871.1 195 189 4 2 0 .990 -2 1 -3 1 1.99 1.65 .986 2.04 2.03
7 Seasons DH 100 97
1 Season CF 2 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
10 Seasons TOT 828 795 701 7024.0 1784 1712 43 29 9 .984 34 -11 6 -1 2.25 2.12 .986 2.27 2.25
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2005 MIL NL 24 RF 1 45 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 MIL NL 24 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 TEX AL 25 RF -3 -11 -4 -3 -0 1 4 16 2 2
2006 TEX AL 25 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 TEX AL 25 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 TEX AL 26 RF -4 -7 -2 -0 -1 -2 0 0 4 -2
2007 TEX AL 26 LF 2 17 2 2 0 0 1 10 1 0
2008 TEX AL 27 RF 0 0 -2 0 -2 2 1 4 2 -1
2009 TEX AL 28 RF 20 24 19 8 12 1 0 0 0 1
2009 TEX AL 28 LF -1 -85 -0 0 -0 -1 0 0 1 -1
2010 TEX AL 29 RF 2 4 4 -6 10 -2 3 4 3 -1
2010 TEX AL 29 LF 3 41 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 -1
2011 TEX AL 30 RF 4 5 5 -3 8 -1 -6 -8 -3 -3
2011 TEX AL 30 LF -2 -14 -2 -2 -0 0 1 8 0 1
2012 TEX AL 31 RF 14 13 8 2 7 6 -12 -11 -12 2
2012 TEX AL 31 LF -1 -57 -1 -1 0 0 -1 -57 -1 0
2013 TEX AL 32 RF -1 -1 -1 6 -7 0 -3 -4 -1 -2
2014 BAL AL 33 LF -3 -7 -3 -3 -0 -0 0 0 2 -1
2014 BAL AL 33 RF 0 10 1 1 0 -0 1 19 1 0
10 Seasons RF 35 7 30 3 26 5 -12 -2 -4 -4
8 Seasons LF -2 -3 -1 -3 2 -1 1 1 4 -2
1 Season CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons TOT 34 6 29 0 29 5 -11 -1 0 -6
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2005 MIL NL 24 8 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 8 0 0 0
2006 TEX AL 25 41 35 41 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 38 41 0 3 1
2007 TEX AL 26 96 79 96 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 82 98 1 5 2
2008 TEX AL 27 31 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 31 0 0 0
2009 TEX AL 28 128 123 128 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 120 122 5 4 0
2010 TEX AL 29 108 103 108 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 94 108 3 5 0
2011 TEX AL 30 124 122 124 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 109 127 8 2 0
2012 TEX AL 31 159 155 159 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 151 157 7 4 0
2013 TEX AL 32 109 109 109 102 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102 102 7 0 0
2014 BAL AL 33 134 134 134 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 0 8 65 69 0 0
10 Seasons 938 892 938 828 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 2 741 859 100 23 3
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2005 MIL NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 6 3 50.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 80 70% 65% 29% 9 44%
2006 TEX AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 1 20 9 1 10 5 1 5 3 0 4 0 0 8 4 1 47 21 44.7% 23 3 6.4% 1 1341 56% 78% 38% 142 51%
2007 TEX AL 26 5 0 3 2 0 5 0 2 0 3 42 17 1 19 7 0 19 11 2 6 1 0 13 6 1 99 42 42.4% 53 4 4.0% 1 2708 56% 77% 39% 307 50%
2008 TEX AL 27 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 29 20 0 15 5 0 7 4 0 8 4 0 9 7 0 68 40 58.8% 28 0 0.0% 1 1225 53% 78% 43% 157 46%
2009 TEX AL 28 3 0 2 1 0 11 0 6 1 2 66 34 2 39 15 1 17 13 0 12 2 1 39 20 0 173 84 48.6% 85 4 2.3% 7 4430 55% 78% 42% 560 54%
2010 TEX AL 29 5 0 4 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 47 26 0 26 11 1 10 4 0 14 3 0 22 9 0 119 53 44.5% 65 1 0.8% 2 3441 61% 75% 42% 410 56%
2011 TEX AL 30 5 0 5 0 2 5 0 2 2 0 43 23 2 20 4 0 15 8 0 9 2 0 31 18 1 118 55 46.6% 60 3 2.5% 2 3630 60% 76% 41% 413 53%
2012 TEX AL 31 4 0 4 0 2 9 0 4 1 4 59 31 1 46 21 2 22 16 0 12 1 0 28 19 2 167 88 52.7% 74 5 3.0% 4 5430 56% 74% 39% 610 48%
2013 TEX AL 32 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 56 31 0 28 16 0 16 8 0 6 1 0 14 7 0 120 63 52.5% 57 0 0.0% 1 3838 53% 74% 39% 413 47%
2014 BAL AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 3 50.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 244 54% 78% 40% 23 52%
10 Seasons 27 0 23 4 7 39 2 17 6 11 367 195 7 203 84 5 113 68 2 73 14 1 167 91 5 923 452 49.0% 451 20 2.2% 19 26367 56% 76% 40% 3044 51%
MLB Averages 47.0% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2005 MIL NL 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 86% 86% 43% 0
2006 TEX AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 75% 92% 50% 0
2007 TEX AL 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 8 7 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 14 8 57.1% 5 1 7.1% 0 544 57% 76% 35% 40 50%
2009 TEX AL 28 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 7 4 57.1% 3 0 0.0% 0 83 29% 78% 48% 12 58%
2010 TEX AL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 6 66.7% 3 0 0.0% 0 380 68% 72% 40% 40 55%
2011 TEX AL 30 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 10 6 60.0% 3 1 10.0% 0 567 64% 73% 37% 59 51%
2012 TEX AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 52% 73% 43% 5 40%
2014 BAL AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 25 19 0 13 7 1 14 6 1 3 0 0 7 7 0 62 39 62.9% 21 2 3.2% 0 2023 52% 75% 39% 225 50%
8 Seasons 2 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 43 33 1 23 11 2 19 6 1 5 1 0 12 12 0 102 63 61.8% 35 4 3.9% 0 3700 56% 74% 39% 381 51%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 46%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2006 TEX AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 82% 73% 27% 1 0%
1 Season 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 82% 73% 27% 1 0%
MLB Averages 44.9% 1.8% 57% 76% 39% 52%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
2011 AL ALCS MVP

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2010 May 23rd AL Player of the Week
2014 Jun 1st AL Player of the Week

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2009 AL  19 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 AL  151 (3rd)
Active  741 (15th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  294 (3rd)
2012 AL  286 (3rd)
Active  1,523 (12th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  11 (2nd)
2012 AL  9 (5th)
Active  39 (16th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 AL  5 (4th)
2010 AL  5 (4th)
2011 AL  5 (2nd)
2012 AL  4 (3rd)
Active  27 (10th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  2 (5th)
2012 AL  2 (5th)
Active  9 (14th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2009 AL  11 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2011 AL  6 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  20 (2nd)
2012 AL  14 (2nd)
Active  35 (6th)
Career  35 (32nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2007 AL  2.28 (3rd)
2009 AL  2.65 (1st)
2010 AL  2.60 (1st)
2011 AL  2.29 (1st)
2012 AL  2.06 (5th)
Active  2.29 (1st)
Career  2.29 (14th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  2.54 (1st)
2010 AL  2.46 (1st)
2012 AL  1.95 (5th)
Active  2.11 (3rd)
Career  2.11 (23rd)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  .990 (3rd)
2012 AL  .987 (4th)
Active  .983 (17th)
Career  .983 (64th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2009 AL  19 (3rd)
2012 AL  13 (4th)
Active  34 (24th)

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