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Victor Cruz

Victor Manuel Cruz
born Victor Manuel De La Cruz Gil

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 174 lb.

Born: December 24, 1957 in Rancho Viejo, La Vega, Dominican Republic
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1976. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 24, 1978 (Age 20.182, 11,656th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1979 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/BlueJays/Pirates/Rangers 1978-1983

Last Game: October 1, 1983 (Age 25.281)
Died: September 26, 2004 in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
Buried: Sabaneta Cemetery, Sabaneta, La Vega, Dominican Republic
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1978 20 TOR AL 7 3 .700 1.71 32 0 23 0 0 9 47.1 28 10 9 0 35 4 51 1 0 3 199 229 2.71 1.331 5.3 0.0 6.7 9.7 1.46
1979 21 CLE AL 3 9 .250 4.23 61 0 48 0 0 10 78.2 70 41 37 10 44 4 63 1 2 1 343 101 4.50 1.449 8.0 1.1 5.0 7.2 1.43
1980 22 CLE AL 6 7 .462 3.45 55 0 40 0 0 12 86.0 71 36 33 10 27 8 88 3 0 4 355 120 3.26 1.140 7.4 1.0 2.8 9.2 3.26
1981 23 PIT NL 1 1 .500 2.65 22 0 4 0 0 1 34.0 33 10 10 6 15 4 28 1 0 1 144 139 4.66 1.412 8.7 1.6 4.0 7.4 1.87
1983 25 TEX AL 1 3 .250 1.44 17 0 13 0 0 5 25.0 16 7 4 2 10 3 18 1 0 0 103 282 3.68 1.040 5.8 0.7 3.6 6.5 1.80
5 Yrs 18 23 .439 3.09 187 0 128 0 0 37 271.0 218 104 93 28 131 23 248 7 2 9 1144 132 3.74 1.288 7.2 0.9 4.4 8.2 1.89
162 Game Avg. 7 8 .439 3.09 68 0 47 0 0 13 99 79 38 34 10 48 8 90 3 1 3 416 132 3.74 1.288 7.2 0.9 4.4 8.2 1.89
CLE (2 yrs) 9 16 .360 3.83 116 0 88 0 0 22 164.2 141 77 70 20 71 12 151 4 2 5 698 110 3.85 1.287 7.7 1.1 3.9 8.3 2.13
PIT (1 yr) 1 1 .500 2.65 22 0 4 0 0 1 34.0 33 10 10 6 15 4 28 1 0 1 144 139 4.66 1.412 8.7 1.6 4.0 7.4 1.87
TEX (1 yr) 1 3 .250 1.44 17 0 13 0 0 5 25.0 16 7 4 2 10 3 18 1 0 0 103 282 3.68 1.040 5.8 0.7 3.6 6.5 1.80
TOR (1 yr) 7 3 .700 1.71 32 0 23 0 0 9 47.1 28 10 9 0 35 4 51 1 0 3 199 229 2.71 1.331 5.3 0.0 6.7 9.7 1.46
AL (4 yrs) 17 22 .436 3.15 165 0 124 0 0 36 237.0 185 94 83 22 116 19 220 6 2 8 1000 131 3.61 1.270 7.0 0.8 4.4 8.4 1.90
NL (1 yr) 1 1 .500 2.65 22 0 4 0 0 1 34.0 33 10 10 6 15 4 28 1 0 1 144 139 4.66 1.412 8.7 1.6 4.0 7.4 1.87
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1978 20 TOR AL 47.1 32 0 10 1.90 4.45 -0.07 -0.36 106.3 4.41 13 1.5 2.2 0.8 2.8 18 .546 .509
1979 21 CLE AL 78.2 61 0 41 4.69 4.81 -0.21 -0.39 101.3 4.69 -0 0.0 1.6 -0.1 0.7 8 .500 .500
1980 22 CLE AL 86.0 55 0 36 3.77 4.51 -0.24 -0.36 102.6 4.50 7 0.7 1.9 0.1 1.6 15 .513 .504
1981 23 PIT NL 34.0 22 0 10 2.65 3.86 -0.22 -0.29 105.8 4.00 5 0.5 1.4 0.1 0.9 8 .525 .503
1983 25 TEX AL 25.0 17 0 7 2.52 4.57 0.25 -0.37 98.3 3.89 4 0.4 2.0 0.2 0.8 6 .523 .502
5 Seasons 271.0 187 0 104 3.45 4.51 -0.15 -0.36 102.9 4.42 28 3.1 1.8 1.0 6.8 55 .517 .503
CLE (2 yrs) 164.2 116 0 77 4.21 4.65 -0.22 -0.37 102.0 4.59 7 0.7 1.7 -0.0 2.3 23 .506 .502
PIT (1 yr) 34.0 22 0 10 2.65 3.86 -0.22 -0.29 105.8 4.00 5 0.5 1.4 0.1 0.9 8 .525 .503
TEX (1 yr) 25.0 17 0 7 2.52 4.57 0.25 -0.37 98.3 3.89 4 0.4 2.0 0.2 0.8 6 .523 .502
TOR (1 yr) 47.1 32 0 10 1.90 4.45 -0.07 -0.36 106.3 4.41 13 1.5 2.2 0.8 2.8 18 .546 .509

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1978 20 TOR AL 32 199 156 10 28 3 0 0 4 3 35 51 .179 .330 .199 .529 .262 31 4 1 5 2 4 2
1979 21 CLE AL 61 343 287 41 70 17 1 10 7 5 44 63 .244 .341 .415 .756 .274 119 3 1 6 5 4 2
1980 22 CLE AL 55 355 310 36 71 13 0 10 9 2 27 88 .229 .289 .368 .656 .275 114 5 3 5 10 8 3
1981 23 PIT NL 22 144 125 10 33 4 1 6 3 1 15 28 .264 .348 .456 .804 .297 57 4 1 3 0 4 0
1983 25 TEX AL 17 103 87 7 16 3 0 2 3 0 10 18 .184 .270 .287 .557 .203 25 2 1 3 2 3 3
5 Yrs 187 1144 965 104 218 40 2 28 26 11 131 248 .226 .317 .359 .676 .268 346 18 7 22 19 23 10
162 Game Avg. 68 416 351 38 79 15 1 10 9 4 48 90 .226 .317 .359 .676 .268 126 7 3 8 7 8 4
MLB Averages .261 .325 .386 .711 .284

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1978 20 TOR AL 11.4 1.2 211 1.8 7.1 -5.3 2.03 1.0 -0.1 13.1 1.4 1.14 11.2 20 7 5
1979 21 CLE AL 0.6 0.1 359 -1.1 8.3 -9.4 1.52 -0.1 -0.7 1.5 0.2 1.05 0.4 25 10 22
1980 22 CLE AL 6.8 0.7 371 0.3 9.5 -9.2 1.53 0.4 -0.2 10.8 1.1 1.08 9.6 24 12 17
1981 23 PIT NL 4.2 0.5 149 0.2 3.5 -3.3 1.47 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.94 -3.0 9 4 9
1983 25 TEX AL 6.2 0.6 106 0.7 3.5 -2.8 1.90 0.5 -0.1 4.4 0.4 1.08 4.9 7 4 6
5 Yrs 29.3 3.0 1196 2.0 31.9 -29.9 1.64 1.8 -0.6 30.2 3.1 1.06 23.1 85 37 59

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1978 20 TOR AL 32 32 23 7 3 12 9 3 75% 14 1 35 11 31% 8 2.032 20 7 5 14 7 11 25 7 21 7 21 7 4.4
1979 21 CLE AL 61 61 48 3 9 15 10 5 67% 18 2 66 15 23% 8 1.523 25 10 22 21 12 28 44 17 28 23 29 19 3.9
1980 22 CLE AL 55 55 40 6 7 20 12 8 60% 21 0 75 25 33% 7 1.532 24 12 17 24 5 26 40 15 28 12 32 15 4.7
1981 23 PIT NL 22 22 4 1 1 4 1 3 25% 9 5 11 6 55% 6 1.467 9 4 9 9 3 10 7 15 10 6 10 6 4.6
1983 25 TEX AL 17 17 13 1 3 7 5 2 71% 7 0 24 9 38% 8 1.901 7 4 6 7 1 9 15 2 10 6 10 0 4.4
5 Yrs 187 187 128 18 23 58 37 21 64% 69 8 211 66 31% 1.641 85 37 59 75 28 84 131 56 97 54 102 47 4.3

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1978 20 TOR AL 199 54% 0.0% 25.6% 17.6% 1.5% 11% 0.62 54% 52 4 8%
1979 21 CLE AL 343 63% 2.9% 18.4% 12.8% 8.2% 40% 0.43 64% 65 3 5%
1980 22 CLE AL 355 58% 2.8% 24.8% 7.6% 6.5% 32% 0.53 63% 80 5 6%
1981 23 PIT NL 144 62% 4.2% 19.4% 10.4% 7.6% 33% 0.76 63% 21 4 19%
1983 25 TEX AL 103 64% 1.9% 17.5% 9.7% 4.9% 31% 0.63 67% 21 2 10%
5 Yrs 1144 60% 2.5% 21.7% 11.5% 6.1% 32% 0.54 62% 239 18 8%
MLB Averages 43% 2.0% 12.8% 8.4% 6.6% 28% 1.10 75% 11%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1978 20 TOR AL 199 28 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 16 8 3 50% 2 3 2 101 4 3 57% 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1979 21 CLE AL 343 70 10 0 13 4 6 4 6 24 13 5 54% 2 1 1 157 7 5 58% 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
1980 22 CLE AL 355 71 10 0 22 6 4 5 5 33 17 6 52% 3 4 2 153 9 2 82% 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
1981 23 PIT NL 144 33 6 1 5 4 2 4 2 8 3 0 38% 0 1 0 51 3 1 75% 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1983 25 TEX AL 103 16 2 0 5 1 1 1 1 6 3 0 50% 3 0 0 49 3 0 100% 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
5 Yrs 1144 218 28 1 56 15 13 14 14 87 44 14 51% 10 9 5 511 26 11 70% 25 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 46 0
MLB Averages 53% 66%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1978 20 7 3 .700 1.71 32 0 23 0 0 9 47.1 28 10 9 0 35 4 51 1 0 3 199 229 1.331 5.3 0.0 6.7 9.7 1.46 229
1979 21 10 12 .455 3.29 93 0 71 0 0 19 126.0 98 51 46 10 79 8 114 2 2 4 542 126 1.405 7.0 0.7 5.6 8.1 1.44 126
1980 22 16 19 .457 3.35 148 0 111 0 0 31 212.0 169 87 79 20 106 16 202 5 2 8 897 124 1.297 7.2 0.8 4.5 8.6 1.91 124
1981 23 17 20 .459 3.26 170 0 115 0 0 32 246.0 202 97 89 26 121 20 230 6 2 9 1041 125 1.313 7.4 1.0 4.4 8.4 1.90 125
1982 24 17 20 .459 3.26 170 0 115 0 0 32 246.0 202 97 89 26 121 20 230 6 2 9 1041 125 1.313 7.4 1.0 4.4 8.4 1.90 125
1983 25 18 23 .439 3.09 187 0 128 0 0 37 271.0 218 104 93 28 131 23 248 7 2 9 1144 132 1.288 7.2 0.9 4.4 8.2 1.89 132

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1978 20 3 2 .600 1.72 47.0 28 10 9 0 35 51 1 1.340 5.4 6.7 9.8 1.46 0.0 32
1979 21 4 5 .444 3.99 79.0 69 39 35 10 43 64 1 1.418 7.9 4.9 7.3 1.49 1.1 61
1980 22 5 5 .500 3.35 86.0 70 35 32 10 27 88 3 1.128 7.3 2.8 9.2 3.26 1.0 55
1981 23 3 3 .500 2.47 51.0 53 16 14 10 24 42 2 1.510 9.4 4.2 7.4 1.75 1.8 22
1983 25 2 1 .667 2.16 25.0 17 7 6 2 11 18 1 1.120 6.1 4.0 6.5 1.64 0.7 17
5 Yrs 17 16 .515 3.00 288.0 237 107 96 32 140 263 8 1.309 7.4 8.2 1.88 1.0 187



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1979 AL  61 (6th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1979 AL  48 (6th)
1980 AL  40 (8th)

Youngest s c a p y
1978 AL  born 1957-12-24 (8th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Relief Pitcher (427th), 6.8 career WAR/6.8 7yr-peak WAR/6.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Victor Manuel Victor Cruz

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