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Nelson Cruz
Popularity: ↓ 3%
DH | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 40

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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 214 185 33 56 16 33 0 .303 .397 .595 .992
16 Seasons 7153 6397 952 1777 417 1152 76 .278 .347 .529 .876
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .303 16 33 0 .992
16 Seasons .278 417 1152 76 .876

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2015 2632 427 60 14.1 92.6 9.2 35.4 .289 .551 .396 .390 .505 47.5 25.0 9.0
2016 2732 437 72 16.5 94.6 11.2 34.8 .281 .594 .383 .401 .504 52.4 23.8 9.3
2017 2474 423 60 14.2 93.2 12.4 34.5 .288 .594 .385 .407 .490 48.3 21.7 10.9
2018 2282 400 55 13.8 93.9 12.8 31.3 .282 .561 .361 .395 .468 51.8 20.6 9.3
2019 2114 326 65 19.9 93.7 13.1 38.3 .294 .643 .418 .420 .541 51.5 25.0 10.8
2020 846 127 19 15.0 91.6 9.4 39.4 .269 .543 .405 .363 .468 47.2 27.1 11.7
ALL 13080 2140 331 15.5 93.5 11.6 35.0 .286 .584 .389 .399 .498 50.1 23.5 9.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 446 53.4 107 92 32 19 2 0 11 24 68 0.348 0.319 0.728 0.656 0.474 0.426 92.7 10 26.9 18.5
2020 Breaking 299 35.8 63 58 12 7 2 0 3 25 33 0.207 0.190 0.397 0.382 0.283 0.263 88.5 14 48.8 29.1
2020 Offspeed 90 10.8 36 32 10 8 1 0 1 9 23 0.313 0.252 0.438 0.402 0.358 0.315 91.1 -2 30.0 27.3
2019 Fastballs 1171 55.4 310 277 96 51 22 0 23 61 217 0.347 0.333 0.675 0.711 0.445 0.457 95.6 14 23.1 20.5
2019 Breaking 722 34.2 145 124 32 20 2 0 10 54 71 0.258 0.197 0.516 0.412 0.364 0.312 89.3 12 49.2 22.0
2019 Offspeed 221 10.5 57 52 13 3 2 0 8 15 38 0.250 0.319 0.750 0.832 0.409 0.488 90.7 11 36.9 21.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Cutter -6.2 -3 47 5.6 15 0.154 0.154 0.213 39.3 26.7 50.0 0.145 0.195 0.222 44.4
2020 Curveball 1.2 1 86 10.2 15 0.267 0.667 0.414 40.0 40.0 23.1 0.212 0.649 0.326 33.3
2020 Changeup -0.4 0 84 9.9 36 0.313 0.438 0.404 31.9 25.0 30.0 0.252 0.402 0.317 39.1
2020 Sinker 8.3 11 135 16.0 42 0.515 0.970 0.645 12.1 7.1 7.9 0.430 0.857 0.548 60.0
2020 Slider -0.6 -1 213 25.2 48 0.186 0.302 0.260 51.5 39.6 31.7 0.183 0.295 0.245 33.3
2020 4-Seamer 0.9 2 264 31.2 50 0.283 0.717 0.436 30.8 34.0 20.2 0.288 0.641 0.386 51.7
2020 Splitter 0.7 0 6 0.7 0.0 0.0
2019 Splitter -2.7 -1 27 1.3 5 0.000 0.000 0.000 27.3 40.0 16.7 0.444 0.603 0.445 66.7
2019 Curveball 5.8 9 155 7.3 38 0.351 0.757 0.471 42.9 36.8 24.6 0.305 0.624 0.389 60.9
2019 Changeup 3.5 7 194 9.2 52 0.277 0.830 0.462 38.0 25.0 22.0 0.305 0.857 0.493 48.6
2019 Cutter 1.5 3 169 8.0 53 0.234 0.468 0.342 28.9 24.5 27.1 0.292 0.609 0.409 41.2
2019 Sinker 2.3 8 349 16.5 93 0.446 0.747 0.523 24.0 15.1 19.4 0.380 0.667 0.468 61.4
2019 Slider 0.4 2 567 26.8 107 0.218 0.414 0.342 50.9 37.4 21.2 0.152 0.321 0.289 29.2
2019 4-Seamer 2.8 18 654 30.9 165 0.324 0.696 0.466 21.2 21.2 19.7 0.318 0.763 0.465 56.6
2018 Knuckleball 19.4 4 19 0.8 5 0.600 1.200 0.760 41.7 20.0 25.0 0.565 1.314 0.781 75.0
2018 Splitter -5.5 -1 22 1.0 9 0.111 0.111 0.100 38.5 33.3 20.0 0.161 0.186 0.152 16.7
2018 Cutter 3.9 5 127 5.6 29 0.360 0.720 0.466 30.4 10.3 11.5 0.346 0.737 0.513 43.5
2018 Curveball 0.5 1 248 10.9 51 0.159 0.364 0.284 44.2 31.4 20.8 0.256 0.486 0.369 57.1
2018 Changeup 6.0 12 194 8.5 60 0.362 0.872 0.553 38.0 18.3 16.2 0.373 0.820 0.547 52.8
2018 Sinker 0.7 3 462 20.2 131 0.254 0.576 0.381 20.8 13.0 18.1 0.320 0.646 0.438 59.4
2018 Slider 0.1 1 522 22.9 134 0.230 0.349 0.277 41.8 30.6 22.0 0.213 0.350 0.269 40.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -3 681 29.8 165 0.257 0.486 0.355 20.8 17.6 17.2 0.278 0.584 0.399 54.7
2018 N/A 1.3 0 1 0.0
2017 Splitter 4.5 3 58 2.3 16 0.125 0.375 0.259 53.8 62.5 41.7 0.153 0.362 0.213 33.3
2017 Cutter -0.4 -1 151 6.1 44 0.275 0.350 0.334 22.5 18.2 19.0 0.272 0.436 0.340 34.4
2017 Changeup 2.3 6 256 10.3 65 0.255 0.473 0.368 43.9 23.1 19.5 0.283 0.617 0.424 40.0
2017 Curveball 0.2 1 280 11.3 86 0.244 0.474 0.315 36.6 33.7 26.9 0.219 0.443 0.307 42.3
2017 Sinker 2.6 12 444 17.9 118 0.364 0.677 0.483 21.2 12.7 16.0 0.341 0.663 0.467 53.6
2017 Slider 0.5 3 480 19.4 123 0.245 0.415 0.329 42.0 21.1 17.3 0.261 0.475 0.358 41.5
2017 4-Seamer 2.4 20 799 32.3 185 0.323 0.689 0.457 21.4 20.0 16.9 0.329 0.759 0.477 58.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 641 2669 10 -7 13 10 27
2017 625 2461 34 -22 18 13 42
2018 571 2265 5 -8 13 11 21
2019 519 2164 18 6 15 8 46
2020 213 871 13 -8 5 3 14
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2632 44.5 69.7 76.2 30.8 56.7 42.1 28.7 48.1 30.8 5.7 72.8
2016 2732 47.7 68.7 79.7 28.0 51.3 42.1 28.0 47.4 29.1 6.7 75.8
2017 2474 45.6 70.2 78.6 27.9 50.1 42.1 32.4 47.2 30.5 7.0 81.0
2018 2282 45.0 68.7 82.0 28.3 44.6 40.8 26.6 46.5 30.6 7.3 76.6
2019 2114 44.5 69.8 78.2 27.3 45.5 40.3 28.8 46.2 32.5 7.2 83.0
2020 846 44.8 68.3 78.0 30.8 43.8 41.3 26.6 47.6 34.2 6.4 75.9
ALL 13080 45.5 69.3 78.8 28.7 49.7 41.5 28.8 47.2 30.8 6.7 77.8
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 45.7 20.6 28.1 5.6 34.7 39.8 25.5 3.0 33.0 14.8 24.4 7.7 14.1
2016 44.6 23.6 24.5 7.3 35.2 40.0 24.7 1.1 34.6 20.1 16.9 8.5 16.5
2017 41.1 27.9 25.1 5.9 34.5 42.8 22.7 2.6 30.0 23.6 19.9 9.7 14.2
2018 44.8 27.0 20.3 8.0 37.8 39.8 22.5 1.8 31.3 22.8 23.5 7.0 13.8
2019 40.5 24.8 27.0 7.7 38.3 36.2 25.5 2.1 28.8 20.2 20.6 8.3 19.9
2020 47.2 16.5 30.7 5.5 29.1 43.3 27.6 3.1 34.6 18.1 23.6 3.9 15.0
ALL 43.7 24.3 25.3 6.8 35.6 40.1 24.3 2.2 31.9 20.1 21.2 8.0 15.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 95 90 96 96 86 98 98 99 97 14 69 10 36
2016 96 80 99 99 84 100 99 100 100 24 67 16 36
2017 97 86 98 98 92 99 95 99 97 40 74 13 23
2018 97 86 98 97 86 95 94 99 98 50 60 12 16
2019 98 91 99 100 93 98 100 99 99 27 74 9 19
2020 86 73 92 92 84 89 93 87 86 25 76 10 15
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 26.9 42 41.0 1.0 7 26 20 47.6
2020 27.4 16 15.6 0.4 2 6 11 68.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 42 40 44 41 47 38 42 46 43 36 44 46 31 36 39 46 32 39 41 44 29 42 41 44 42 47 45 40 40 39 47
2020 16 16 17 16 17 15 15 16 15 16 16 16 13 14 16 17 14 16 15 17 11 16 16 16 16 17 16 14 16 16 17
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.6 94.6 2 93.2 -1.4 93.9 0.7 93.7 -0.2 91.6 -2.1
Launch Angle 9.2 11.2 2 12.4 1.2 12.8 0.4 13.1 0.3 9.4 -3.7
Barrel % 14.1 16.5 2.4 14.2 -2.3 13.8 -0.4 19.9 6.1 15 -4.9
Hard Hit % 47.5 52.4 4.9 48.3 -4.1 51.8 3.5 51.5 -0.3 47.2 -4.3
Sweet Spot % 35.4 34.8 -0.6 34.5 -0.3 31.3 -3.2 38.3 7 39.4 1.1
xBA 0.289 0.281 -0.008 0.288 0.007 0.282 -0.006 0.294 0.012 0.269 -0.025
BA 0.302 0.287 -0.015 0.288 0.001 0.256 -0.032 0.311 0.055 0.303 -0.008
xwOBA 0.39 0.401 0.011 0.407 0.006 0.395 -0.012 0.419 0.024 0.363 -0.056
wOBA 0.396 0.383 -0.013 0.385 0.002 0.361 -0.024 0.417 0.056 0.405 -0.012
xSLG 0.551 0.594 0.043 0.594 0 0.561 -0.033 0.642 0.081 0.543 -0.099
SLG 0.566 0.555 -0.011 0.549 -0.006 0.509 -0.04 0.639 0.13 0.595 -0.044
K% 25 23.8 -1.2 21.7 -2.1 20.6 -1.1 25.1 4.5 27.1 2
BB% 9 9.3 0.3 10.9 1.6 9.3 -1.6 10.7 1.4 11.7 1
Swing % 48.1 47.4 -0.7 47.2 -0.2 46.5 -0.7 46.2 -0.3 47.6 1.4
Whiff% 30.8 29.1 -1.7 30.5 1.4 30.6 0.1 32.6 2 34.2 1.6
In Zone Swing % 44.5 47.7 3.2 45.6 -2.1 45 -0.6 44.5 -0.5 44.8 0.3
Out of Zone Swing % 55.5 52.3 -3.2 54.4 2.1 55 0.6 55.5 0.5 55.2 -0.3
First Pitch Swing % 28.7 28 -0.7 32.4 4.4 26.6 -5.8 28.8 2.2 26.6 -2.2
First Pitch Strike % 59.2 57.7 -1.5 59.4 1.7 54.3 -5.1 54.7 0.4 55.6 0.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 652 85 13.0 .382 .401
2017 R 637 46 7.2 .382 .436
2018 R 584 113 19.3 .379 .285
2019 R 512 118 23.0 .407 .455
2020 R 209 110 52.6 .378 .429

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