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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 3, 2014 2:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1034. Chris Sabo… #1035. Muddy Ruel… #1036. Kevin Bass… #1037. NELSON CRUZ… #1038. Juan Uribe… #1039. Mike Lieberthal… #1040. Matt Wieters… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2005 24 MIL NL 8 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .400 .829 120 2 0 0 0 0 0 /97
2006 25 TEX AL 41 138 130 15 29 3 0 6 22 1 0 7 32 .223 .261 .385 .645 64 50 1 0 0 1 0 9/87
2007 26 TEX AL 96 333 307 35 72 15 2 9 34 2 4 21 87 .235 .287 .384 .671 75 118 5 2 1 1 1 97/D
2008 27 TEX AL 31 133 115 19 38 9 1 7 26 3 1 17 28 .330 .421 .609 1.030 169 70 1 1 0 0 2 9
2009 ★ 28 TEX AL 128 515 462 75 120 21 1 33 76 20 4 49 118 .260 .332 .524 .856 117 242 9 2 0 2 6 *9/D7 AS
2010 29 TEX AL 108 445 399 60 127 31 3 22 78 17 4 38 81 .318 .374 .576 .950 146 230 12 1 1 6 5 97/D
2011 30 TEX AL 124 513 475 64 125 28 1 29 87 9 5 33 116 .263 .312 .509 .821 113 242 8 2 0 3 1 *97/D
2012 31 TEX AL 159 642 585 86 152 45 0 24 90 8 4 48 140 .260 .319 .460 .779 104 269 7 5 0 4 2 *9/D7
2013 ★ 32 TEX AL 109 456 413 49 110 18 0 27 76 5 1 35 109 .266 .327 .506 .833 123 209 14 4 0 4 2 9/D AS
2014 ★ 33 BAL AL 134 570 511 75 130 24 0 36 90 4 4 49 120 .254 .323 .513 .836 131 262 15 5 0 5 8 D7/9 AS
10 Yrs 938 3752 3402 479 904 195 8 193 579 69 27 299 831 .266 .327 .498 .825 116 1694 72 22 2 26 27
162 Game Avg. 162 648 588 83 156 34 1 33 100 12 5 52 144 .266 .327 .498 .825 116 293 12 4 0 4 5
TEX (8 yrs) 796 3175 2886 403 773 170 8 157 489 65 23 248 711 .268 .327 .495 .823 114 1430 57 17 2 21 19
BAL (1 yr) 134 570 511 75 130 24 0 36 90 4 4 49 120 .254 .323 .513 .836 131 262 15 5 0 5 8
MIL (1 yr) 8 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .400 .829 120 2 0 0 0 0 0
AL (9 yrs) 930 3745 3397 478 903 194 8 193 579 69 27 297 831 .266 .327 .498 .825 116 1692 72 22 2 26 27
NL (1 yr) 8 7 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200 .429 .400 .829 120 2 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2005 24 MIL NL 8 7 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 /97
2006 25 TEX AL 41 138 -5 -0 0 4 -1 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .493 .498 -0.2 0.3 -2 9/87
2007 26 TEX AL 96 333 -12 -2 0 1 -4 -17 -1.6 12 -4 -0.4 .483 .490 -0.5 -0.3 -5 $382,000 97/D
2008 27 TEX AL 31 133 10 -0 0 1 -1 10 1.0 5 15 1.5 .532 .506 1.4 -0.0 14 9
2009 ★ 28 TEX AL 128 515 8 2 -1 0 -6 4 0.5 19 23 2.3 .503 .502 2.3 -0.5 23 $408,070 *9/D7 AS
2010 29 TEX AL 108 445 24 2 -2 3 -5 23 2.4 17 39 4.1 .522 .514 3.7 -0.1 36 $440,000 97/D
2011 30 TEX AL 124 513 7 -1 -0 -5 -6 -5 -0.5 19 14 1.4 .496 .497 1.9 -1.2 19 $3,650,000 *97/D
2012 31 TEX AL 159 642 8 -4 0 -13 -7 -16 -1.6 24 8 0.7 .490 .490 2.2 -2.2 21 $5,000,000 *9/D7
2013 ★ 32 TEX AL 109 456 12 0 0 -3 -5 4 0.6 16 20 2.2 .504 .503 2.4 -0.8 24 $10,500,000 9/D AS
2014 ★ 33 BAL AL 134 570 20 -2 -1 1 -9 9 1.2 20 29 3.2 .507 .506 2.9 -0.7 28 $8,000,000 D7/9 AS
10 Seasons 938 3752 73 -5 -3 -11 -45 9 1.7 139 147 15.1 .501 .500 16.1 -5.5 158 $28,380,070
TEX (8 yrs) 796 3175 52 -3 -2 -12 -36 -0 0.5 118 118 11.9 .500 .499 13.2 -4.8 130 $20,380,070
BAL (1 yr) 134 570 20 -2 -1 1 -9 9 1.2 20 29 3.2 .507 .506 2.9 -0.7 28 $8,000,000
MIL (1 yr) 8 7 0 -0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 -0.0 0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 29 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 5 20 20 5 8 2 0 3 3 1 0 0 6 .400 .400 .950 1.350 19 1 0 0 0 0
2010 29 TEX AL ALCS NYY W 6 23 20 6 7 3 0 2 5 0 0 3 6 .350 .435 .800 1.235 16 0 0 0 0 1
2010 29 TEX AL WS SFG L 5 20 20 2 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 5 .200 .200 .450 .650 9 0 0 0 0 0
2011 30 TEX AL ALDS TBR W 4 15 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .067 .067 .067 .133 1 1 0 0 0 0
2011 MVP 30 TEX AL ALCS DET W 6 25 22 7 8 2 0 6 13 0 1 2 4 .364 .440 1.273 1.713 28 1 1 0 0 0
2011 30 TEX AL WS STL L 7 30 25 5 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 5 5 .200 .333 .440 .773 11 0 0 0 0 1
2012 31 TEX AL ALWC BAL L 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (7 Series) 34 137 126 26 35 9 0 14 27 1 1 10 31 .278 .336 .683 1.018 86 3 1 0 0 2
1 ALWC 1 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 2 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 9 35 35 6 9 2 0 3 3 1 0 0 11 .257 .257 .571 .829 20 2 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 12 48 42 13 15 5 0 8 18 0 1 5 10 .357 .438 1.048 1.485 44 1 1 0 0 1
2 WS 12 50 45 7 9 2 0 3 6 0 0 5 10 .200 .280 .444 .724 20 0 0 0 0 1

Standard Fielding

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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

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

Slugging % s c a p y
2014 AL  .513 (7th)
Active  .498 (20th)
Career  .498 (111th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
Active  .825 (41st)

Games Played s c a p y
2012 AL  159 (10th)
2014 AL  134 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2014 AL  262 (4th)

Doubles s c a p y
2012 AL  45 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  33 (8th)
2014 AL  36 (1st)
Active  193 (40th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2014 AL  90 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
Active  116 (48th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2012 AL  69 (9th)
2014 AL  60 (4th)

SB % s c a p y
2009 AL  83.33 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2009 AL  24.9 (2nd)
2010 AL  19.2 (6th)
Active  101.7 (50th)

AB per HR s c a p y
2009 AL  14.0 (3rd)
2011 AL  16.4 (8th)
2013 AL  15.3 (8th)**
2014 AL  14.2 (3rd)
Active  17.6 (16th)
Career  17.6 (67th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2010 AL  4.2 (4th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2010 AL  3.6 (8th)

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)

                           
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 4 (430), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 19 (1071), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (733), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 14 (1199), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (147th), 15.1 career WAR/15.3 7yr-peak WAR/15.2 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2007 26 Texas Rangers $382,000 ?
2009 28 Texas Rangers $408,070 ?
2010 29 Texas Rangers $440,000 2.082
2011 30 Texas Rangers $3,650,000 ?
2012 31 Texas Rangers $5,000,000 4.082 contracts
2013 32 Texas Rangers $10,500,000 5.082 contracts
2014 33 Baltimore Orioles $8,000,000 6.082
2014 StatusSigned thru 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$28,380,070
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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