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Nelson Cruz
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
2021 47 41 9 16 4 10 0 .390 .426 .732 1.157
17 Seasons 7200 6438 961 1793 421 1162 76 .279 .348 .530 .878
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .390 4 10 0 1.157
17 Seasons .279 421 1162 76 .878

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 2632 427 60 14.1 92.6 119 9.3 35.4 .280 .535 .397 .380 .484 49 25 9
2016 2732 437 72 16.5 94.6 116.3 11.2 34.8 .274 .583 .385 .392 .486 53.5 23.8 9.3
2017 2474 423 60 14.2 93.2 117.7 12.4 34.5 .287 .590 .385 .402 .483 48.3 21.7 10.9
2018 2282 400 55 13.8 93.9 117 12.8 31.3 .281 .559 .361 .394 .466 51.7 20.6 9.3
2019 2114 326 65 19.9 93.7 117 13.1 38.3 .290 .636 .420 .416 .533 51.5 25 10.8
2020 846 127 19 15 91.6 114.4 9.4 39.4 .265 .535 .411 .377 .488 47.2 27.1 11.7
2021 175 34 9 26.5 94.8 116.6 15.2 32.4 .361 .743 .479 .530 .649 64.7 19.1 6.4
13255 2174 340 15.6 93.5 119 11.6 35 .282 .578 .391 .397 .491 50.8 23.4 9.9
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4




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%
2021 Fastballs 100 57.1 21 16 7 5 0 0 2 3 15 .438 .398 .813 .930 .510 .674 97.9 17 33.3 8.6
2021 Breaking 57 32.6 19 18 8 4 2 0 2 5 13 .444 .358 .889 .707 .575 .456 95.6 13 35.7 23.8
2021 Offspeed 18 10.3 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 .143 .287 .143 .408 .127 .298 85.3 15 10.0 25.0
2020 Fastballs 456 53.9 110 95 33 19 2 0 12 25 70 .347 .319 .747 .679 .487 .455 93.1 11 26.9 19.1
2020 Breaking 301 35.6 64 59 13 7 3 0 3 25 34 .220 .188 .424 .376 .302 .272 88.7 14 48.9 28.7
2020 Offspeed 89 10.5 35 31 10 8 1 0 1 8 23 .323 .247 .452 .395 .374 .325 91.1 -2 28.6 25.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 34.4 40 25.5 3 33 15 24.4 7.7 14.1
2016 44.6 23.6 24.5 7.3 35.2 40 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 42.6 22.7 2.6 30 23.4 19.9 9.7 14.2
2018 44.8 27 20.3 8 37.8 39.8 22.5 1.8 31.3 22.8 23.5 7 13.8
2019 40.5 24.8 27 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
2021 41.2 32.4 20.6 5.9 38.2 35.3 26.5 0 20.6 17.6 32.4 2.9 26.5
43.7 24.4 25.2 6.8 35.6 40 24.4 2.2 31.7 20.1 21.3 7.9 15.6
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 %
2021 Splitter -12.9 0 1 0.6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .162 .175 .151 0
2021 Cutter -1.5 0 16 9.1 3 .233 22.2 0 0 1.313 100
2021 Curveball 10.6 2 15 8.6 4 .667 1 .713 25 0 0 .212 .243 .322 33.3
2021 Sinker 6.1 2 32 18.3 4 .75 1.5 .95 41.7 25 9.1 .454 1.18 .668 100
2021 Changeup -5.1 -1 17 9.7 6 .167 .167 .15 11.1 16.7 25 .308 .447 .322 40
2021 4-Seamer -0.9 0 52 29.7 14 .333 .583 .436 33.3 14.3 11.8 .379 .847 .536 60
2021 Slider 8.2 3 42 24 15 .4 .867 .53 37.5 33.3 35.7 .387 .799 .492 80
2020 Curveball 1.1 1 87 10.3 15 .267 .667 .387 38.7 40 23.1 .194 .595 .32 33.3
2020 Cutter -5.6 -3 49 5.8 15 .154 .154 .213 37.9 26.7 50 .142 .19 .222 44.4
2020 Changeup -0.6 0 83 9.8 35 .323 .452 .404 30.4 22.9 27.6 .247 .395 .326 39.1
2020 Sinker 8.4 11 136 16.1 43 .5 .941 .63 13.6 9.3 10.3 .416 .834 .56 60
2020 Slider -0.6 -1 214 25.3 49 .205 .341 .281 52 38.8 31.1 .185 .302 .257 36
2020 4-Seamer 1.4 4 271 32 52 .292 .771 .458 30.4 32.7 20.2 .297 .701 .433 54.8
2020 Splitter 0.7 0 6 0.7 0 0
2019 Splitter -3.1 -1 26 1.2 5 0 0 0 27.3 40 16.7 .44 .597 .437 66.7
2019 Curveball 6 9 156 7.4 38 .351 .757 .471 42.9 36.8 24.6 .302 .615 .385 60.9
2019 Changeup 3.5 7 195 9.2 52 .277 .83 .462 38 25 22 .297 .846 .482 48.6
2019 Cutter 0.9 2 176 8.3 54 .229 .458 .335 29.8 24.1 26 .288 .596 .402 40
2019 Sinker 2.4 8 349 16.5 93 .446 .747 .523 24 15.1 19.4 .376 .662 .463 61.4
2019 Slider 0.6 3 560 26.5 106 .221 .419 .352 50.9 37.7 21.4 .146 .319 .293 29.8
2019 4-Seamer 2.9 19 653 30.9 165 .324 .696 .466 21.2 21.2 19.7 .314 .756 .46 56.6
2018 Knuckleball 19.3 4 19 0.8 5 .6 1.2 .76 41.7 20 25 .595 1.343 .805 75
2018 Splitter -5.3 -1 22 1 9 .111 .111 .1 38.5 33.3 20 .17 .203 .168 16.7
2018 Cutter 3.8 5 127 5.6 29 .36 .72 .466 30.4 10.3 11.5 .353 .752 .527 43.5
2018 Curveball 0.9 2 253 11.1 51 .159 .364 .284 44.8 31.4 20.5 .254 .48 .365 57.1
2018 Changeup 6.3 12 189 8.3 60 .362 .872 .553 37.4 18.3 16.4 .367 .815 .541 52.8
2018 Slider 0.2 1 522 22.9 134 .23 .349 .277 41.8 30.6 22 .212 .349 .269 40
2018 Sinker 0.7 3 477 20.9 136 .248 .562 .378 20.1 12.5 17.2 .311 .631 .432 58.7
2018 4-Seamer 0 0 666 29.2 160 .262 .496 .357 21.3 18.1 17.7 .282 .59 .398 55.3
2018 N/A 1.1 0 1 0
2017 Splitter 4.5 3 58 2.3 16 .125 .375 .259 53.8 62.5 41.7 .147 .358 .206 33.3
2017 Cutter -0.4 -1 151 6.1 44 .275 .35 .334 22.5 18.2 19 .272 .431 .335 34.4
2017 Changeup 2.3 6 256 10.3 65 .255 .473 .368 43.9 23.1 19.5 .283 .617 .423 40
2017 Curveball 0.2 1 280 11.3 86 .244 .474 .315 36.6 33.7 26.9 .217 .438 .3 42.3
2017 Slider 0.7 3 484 19.6 123 .245 .415 .329 41.8 21.1 17.2 .265 .475 .358 41.5
2017 Sinker 3.6 17 464 18.8 125 .365 .692 .49 21 12 14.9 .342 .692 .475 55.1
2017 4-Seamer 2.2 17 779 31.5 178 .321 .679 .451 21.5 20.8 17.5 .32 .736 .461 57.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 116 430 5 4 2 2 13
2009 497 1951 -6 0 11 7 12
2010 501 1932 11 3 12 7 33
2011 578 2254 -1 8 10 8 25
2012 644 2471 -2 -7 20 9 20
2013 453 1781 17 -13 6 7 18
2014 700 2607 15 -4 15 9 36
2015 632 2541 15 5 12 9 42
2016 650 2679 8 -5 14 13 29
2017 637 2473 35 -22 20 13 46
2018 584 2277 5 -7 15 12 26
2019 526 2171 18 5 14 10 48
2020 217 875 13 -8 5 4 14
2021 47 175 -3 5 3 0 5
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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 69.5 75.9 31.2 56.7 42.1 28.7 48.1 30.8 5.7 73.5
2016 2732 47.7 68.6 79.7 28.2 50.9 42.1 28 47.4 29.1 6.6 76
2017 2474 45.6 70.2 78.6 27.9 50.1 42.1 32.4 47.2 30.5 7 81
2018 2282 45.1 68.7 82 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
2020 846 44.8 68.3 78 30.8 43.8 41.3 26.6 47.6 34.2 6.4 75.9
2021 175 52 72.5 68.2 23.8 70 38.3 38.3 49.1 31.4 10.3 94.4
13255 45.6 69.3 78.6 28.7 49.8 41.5 28.9 47.2 30.8 6.8 78.3
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 95 92 96 96 88 98 98 99 98 14 69 10 35
2016 97 81 99 99 84 100 99 100 100 24 67 15 35
2017 98 91 99 98 93 99 95 99 98 40 74 12 23
2018 98 90 98 98 90 95 94 99 98 50 60 10 16
2019 98 94 100 100 94 98 100 99 99 27 74 8 20
2020 88 70 91 93 83 89 93 87 86 25 76 10 15
2021 99 96 96 94 93 99 99 94 98 70 31 29 25
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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 41.9 0 10 28 20 47.6
2020 27.4 16 15.6 0 2 6 11 68.8
2021 25.7 4 3.8 0 3 3 1 25

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 42 41 45 42 49 38 42 47 43 37 47 46 31 37 39 48 32 40 42 45 29 43 41 46 42 49 45 41 42 39 49
2020 16 16 17 16 17 16 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
2021 4 4 5 3 5 3 5 5 4 4 4 4 1 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 2 3 3 5 3 5 3 4 4 2 4
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.6 94.6 2 93.2 -1.4 93.9 0.7 93.7 -0.2 91.6 -2.1 94.8 3.2
Launch Angle 9.3 11.2 1.9 12.4 1.2 12.8 0.4 13.1 0.3 9.4 -3.7 15.2 5.8
Barrel % 14.1 16.5 2.4 14.2 -2.3 13.8 -0.4 19.9 6.1 15 -4.9 26.5 11.5
Hard Hit % 49 53.5 4.5 48.3 -5.2 51.7 3.4 51.5 -0.2 47.2 -4.3 64.7 17.5
Sweet Spot % 35.4 34.8 -0.6 34.5 -0.3 31.3 -3.2 38.3 7 39.4 1.1 32.4 -7
xBA .28 .274 -0.006 .287 0.013 .281 -0.006 .29 0.009 .265 -0.025 .361 0.096
BA .302 .287 -0.015 .288 0.001 .256 -0.032 .311 0.055 .303 -0.008 .39 0.087
xwOBA .38 .392 0.012 .402 0.01 .394 -0.008 .415 0.021 .377 -0.038 .53 0.153
wOBA .397 .385 -0.012 .385 0 .361 -0.024 .419 0.058 .411 -0.008 .479 0.068
xSLG .535 .583 0.048 .59 0.007 .559 -0.031 .635 0.076 .535 -0.1 .743 0.208
SLG .566 .555 -0.011 .549 -0.006 .509 -0.04 .639 0.13 .595 -0.044 .732 0.137
K% 25 23.8 -1.2 21.7 -2.1 20.6 -1.1 25.1 4.5 27.1 2 19.1 -8
BB% 9 9.3 0.3 10.9 1.6 9.3 -1.6 10.7 1.4 11.7 1 6.4 -5.3
Swing % 48.1 47.4 -0.7 47.2 -0.2 46.5 -0.7 46.2 -0.3 47.6 1.4 49.1 1.5
Whiff% 30.8 29.1 -1.7 30.5 1.4 30.6 0.1 32.6 2 34.2 1.6 31.4 -2.8
In Zone Swing % 44.5 47.7 3.2 45.6 -2.1 45.1 -0.5 44.5 -0.6 44.8 0.3 52 7.2
Out of Zone Swing % 55.5 52.3 -3.2 54.4 2.1 54.9 0.5 55.5 0.6 55.2 -0.3 48 -7.2
First Pitch Swing % 28.7 28 -0.7 32.4 4.4 26.6 -5.8 28.8 2.2 26.6 -2.2 38.3 11.7
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 66 10.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 644 84 13.0 .381 .390
2017 R 636 46 7.2 .382 .436
2018 R 586 113 19.3 .379 .285
2019 R 512 118 23.0 .409 .455
2020 R 209 110 52.6 .384 .436
2021 R 47 10 21.3 .504 .388

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