Nelson Cruz
DH | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 41

Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 141 124 17 24 4 20 0 .194 .279 .298 .577
18 Seasons 7878 7034 1048 1937 453 1258 79 .275 .345 .523 .868
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .194 4 20 0 .577
18 Seasons .275 453 1258 79 .868

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 34 2632 427 60 14.1 9.2 92.7 119.0 9.3 35.4 .286 .546 .396 .386 .498 47.8 25.0 9.0
2016 35 2732 437 72 16.5 10.8 94.6 116.3 11.2 34.8 .278 .592 .383 .396 .498 52.4 23.8 9.3
2017 36 2474 423 60 14.2 9.3 93.2 117.7 12.4 34.5 .287 .591 .385 .403 .484 48.3 21.7 10.9
2018 37 2282 400 55 13.8 9.3 93.9 117.0 12.8 31.3 .281 .559 .361 .394 .466 51.7 20.6 9.3
2019 38 2114 326 65 19.9 12.5 93.7 117.0 13.1 38.3 .290 .638 .418 .416 .535 51.5 25.0 10.8
2020 39 846 127 19 15 8.9 91.6 114.4 9.4 39.4 .269 .545 .411 .383 .500 47.2 27.1 11.7
2021 40 2198 396 54 13.6 9.2 92.9 117.5 11.8 31.8 .265 .514 .346 .364 .439 52.5 21.6 8.7
2022 41 758 142 26 18.3 14.3 92.2 113.8 14.8 43.0 .270 .520 .203 .359 .387 42.3 13.2 8.2
Player 16036 2678 411 15.3 10.1 93.3 119.0 11.8 35.0 .280 .569 .375 .391 .481 50.1 22.7 9.7
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.1 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




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%
2022 Fastballs 322 53.5 93 85 18 14 1 0 3 10 75 .212 .311 .329 .582 .273 .398 91.5 8 19.3 10.9
2022 Breaking 195 32.4 40 32 5 5 0 0 0 13 20 .156 .195 .156 .285 .234 .297 90.3 20 40.2 18.1
2022 Offspeed 85 14.1 12 12 1 0 0 0 1 1 11 .083 .235 .333 .669 .178 .367 88.6 -1 32.6 4.3
2021 Fastballs 1,194 54.4 316 276 82 48 13 0 21 52 230 .297 .286 .572 .569 .389 .400 94.7 12 23.3 16.7
2021 Breaking 709 32.3 180 164 38 23 5 1 9 51 115 .232 .239 .439 .478 .310 .334 90.9 12 41.5 22.0
2021 Offspeed 293 13.3 77 73 16 11 3 0 2 23 51 .219 .241 .342 .386 .253 .283 88.9 9 36.1 21.3
! 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 % Barrel/PA
2015 45.7 20.6 28.1 5.6 34.4 40.0 25.5 3.0 33.0 15.0 24.4 7.7 14.1 9.2
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 10.8
2017 41.1 27.9 25.1 5.9 34.5 42.6 22.7 2.6 30.0 23.4 19.9 9.7 14.2 9.3
2018 44.8 27.0 20.3 8.0 37.8 39.8 22.3 1.8 31.3 22.8 23.5 7.0 13.8 9.3
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 12.5
2020 47.2 21.3 26.0 5.5 29.1 43.3 27.6 3.1 34.6 18.1 23.6 3.9 15.0 8.9
2021 43.4 25.5 22.0 9.1 36.6 36.4 27.0 3.0 31.1 24.5 19.7 8.1 13.6 9.2
2022 35.9 35.2 24.6 4.2 44.4 23.2 32.4 2.1 27.5 33.1 14.1 4.2 18.3 14.3
Player 43.2 25.2 24.5 7.0 36.1 38.6 25.1 2.3 31.5 21.5 20.6 7.8 15.3 10.1
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.0 -2 203 33.7 50 .244 .267 .275 18.8 10.0 8.8 .316 .537 .393 52.5
2022 Slider 2.3 4 157 26.1 34 .185 .185 .282 46.4 35.3 21.1 .231 .338 .330 50.0
2022 Sinker 1.7 2 95 15.8 35 .212 .485 .350 17.0 11.4 15.4 .326 .709 .446 44.8
2022 Changeup -1.1 -1 73 12.1 12 .083 .333 .167 35.7 8.3 5.3 .235 .669 .367 36.4
2022 Curveball 0.4 0 38 6.3 6 .000 .000 .117 7.7 16.7 6.7 .002 .002 .119 0.0
2022 Cutter -5.3 -1 24 4.0 8 .000 .000 .088 33.3 12.5 11.1 .202 .286 .268 33.3
2022 Splitter 2.8 0 12 2.0 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer 0.7 5 699 31.8 169 .296 .638 .428 28.4 21.9 18.6 .275 .614 .403 62.6
2021 Slider 1.0 5 537 24.4 140 .230 .452 .326 40.8 26.4 21.8 .246 .499 .348 50.5
2021 Sinker 0.9 3 328 14.9 100 .322 .471 .376 15.0 11.0 16.7 .306 .500 .390 64.1
2021 Changeup -0.8 -2 265 12.1 68 .250 .391 .304 36.1 27.9 19.4 .260 .400 .300 41.3
2021 Curveball 0.2 0 173 7.9 41 .237 .395 .301 44.0 34.1 22.6 .217 .408 .297 33.3
2021 Cutter 1.5 2 167 7.6 47 .243 .541 .366 17.7 8.5 8.5 .282 .544 .434 32.4
2021 Splitter 0.7 0 24 1.1 7 .000 .000 .129 38.5 42.9 33.3 .057 .060 .052 0.0
2021 N/A -13.5 -1 5 0.2 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0 100.0 .265 1.055 .539 100.0
2020 4-Seamer 1.3 3 269 31.8 50 .292 .771 .448 29.6 34.0 20.5 .301 .716 .430 54.8
2020 Slider -0.8 -2 213 25.2 51 .196 .326 .270 52.9 41.2 33.3 .177 .289 .247 36.0
2020 Sinker 8.4 12 139 16.4 44 .500 .941 .632 15.3 9.1 10.3 .417 .837 .565 60.0
2020 Curveball 0.8 1 88 10.4 15 .267 .667 .414 38.7 40.0 23.1 .208 .640 .346 33.3
2020 Changeup -1.2 -1 81 9.6 35 .323 .452 .416 30.4 22.9 27.6 .256 .410 .336 39.1
2020 Cutter -4.2 -2 50 5.9 14 .182 .182 .279 33.3 14.3 28.6 .168 .225 .288 44.4
2020 Splitter 0.7 0 6 0.7 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer 3.0 20 653 30.9 165 .324 .696 .472 21.2 21.2 19.7 .314 .756 .461 56.6
2019 Slider 0.7 4 563 26.6 107 .230 .425 .357 50.7 37.4 21.3 .151 .323 .296 31.3
2019 Sinker 2.3 8 349 16.5 93 .446 .747 .523 24.0 15.1 19.4 .376 .662 .463 61.4
2019 Changeup 3.4 7 195 9.2 52 .277 .830 .462 38.0 25.0 22.0 .298 .853 .486 48.6
2019 Cutter 0.7 1 176 8.3 54 .229 .458 .335 29.8 24.1 26.0 .288 .596 .402 40.0
2019 Curveball 5.6 9 153 7.2 37 .333 .750 .459 43.5 37.8 25.0 .295 .624 .387 59.1
2019 Splitter -3.1 -1 26 1.2 5 .000 .000 .000 27.3 40.0 16.7 .440 .597 .437 66.7
2018 4-Seamer 0.1 1 677 29.7 163 .266 .503 .363 21.4 18.4 17.5 .283 .590 .400 55.7
2018 Slider 0.1 1 522 22.9 134 .230 .349 .277 41.8 30.6 22.0 .212 .349 .269 40.0
2018 Sinker 0.4 2 466 20.4 133 .244 .555 .371 20.0 12.0 17.4 .310 .632 .431 58.3
2018 Curveball 0.9 2 253 11.1 51 .159 .364 .284 44.8 31.4 20.5 .254 .480 .365 57.1
2018 Changeup 6.2 12 189 8.3 60 .362 .872 .553 37.4 18.3 16.4 .367 .815 .541 52.8
2018 Cutter 3.8 5 127 5.6 29 .360 .720 .466 30.4 10.3 11.5 .353 .752 .527 43.5
2018 Splitter -5.6 -1 22 1.0 9 .111 .111 .100 38.5 33.3 20.0 .170 .203 .168 16.7
2018 Knuckleball 19.3 4 19 0.8 5 .600 1.200 .760 41.7 20.0 25.0 .595 1.343 .805 75.0
2018 N/A 1.1 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer 2.2 17 779 31.5 178 .321 .679 .451 21.5 20.8 17.5 .320 .736 .461 57.9
2017 Slider 0.6 3 482 19.5 123 .245 .415 .329 42.0 21.1 17.2 .265 .475 .358 41.5
2017 Sinker 3.5 16 464 18.8 125 .365 .692 .490 21.0 12.0 14.9 .342 .692 .475 55.1
2017 Curveball 0.2 1 280 11.3 86 .244 .474 .315 36.6 33.7 26.9 .217 .438 .300 42.3
2017 Changeup 2.3 6 258 10.4 65 .255 .473 .368 43.5 23.1 19.5 .283 .617 .423 40.0
2017 Cutter -0.5 -1 151 6.1 44 .275 .350 .334 22.5 18.2 19.0 .272 .431 .335 34.4
2017 Splitter 4.5 3 58 2.3 16 .125 .375 .259 53.8 62.5 41.7 .147 .358 .206 33.3
! 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 1,951 -5 0 11 7 13
2010 501 1,932 12 2 14 7 35
2011 578 2,254 0 8 10 8 26
2012 644 2,471 0 -7 20 9 21
2013 453 1,781 17 -10 6 7 19
2014 700 2,607 15 -2 15 9 37
2015 646 2,596 14 3 13 9 38
2016 662 2,714 8 -5 15 13 31
2017 637 2,473 34 -23 19 13 44
2018 584 2,277 5 -8 15 13 25
2019 526 2,171 18 6 14 10 48
2020 217 875 13 -8 4 4 13
2021 592 2,259 4 -18 14 12 12
2022 181 758 -5 -9 7 4 -4
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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 2,632 44.3 69.6 76.1 30.9 57.1 42.0 28.7 48.1 30.8 5.7 73.3
2016 2,732 47.7 68.7 79.7 28.0 51.4 42.0 28.0 47.4 29.1 6.7 76.0
2017 2,474 45.6 70.2 78.6 27.9 50.1 42.1 32.7 47.2 30.5 7.0 81.0
2018 2,282 45.1 68.7 82.0 28.3 44.6 40.8 26.7 46.5 30.6 7.3 76.6
2019 2,114 44.5 69.8 78.2 27.3 45.5 40.3 29.1 46.2 32.5 7.2 83.0
2020 846 44.8 68.3 78.0 30.8 43.8 41.3 27.0 47.6 34.2 6.4 75.9
2021 2,198 46.9 73.8 77.4 31.0 52.5 40.8 40.5 51.0 30.7 7.7 89.3
2022 758 43.3 77.1 85.0 26.3 52.2 44.6 30.2 48.3 25.1 5.8 84.1
Player 16,036 45.5 70.3 78.9 28.9 50.3 41.5 30.7 47.7 30.5 6.8 79.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 95 91 96 96 88 98 98 99 98 14 69 10 35
2016 97 82 99 99 83 100 99 100 100 24 67 15 35
2017 98 89 99 98 92 98 95 99 98 40 74 12 23
2018 98 89 98 98 89 95 94 99 98 50 60 10 16
2019 98 92 99 100 92 98 100 99 99 27 74 8 20
2020 89 73 91 93 83 89 93 87 86 25 76 10 15
2021 83 68 86 87 65 89 85 93 94 48 47 14 29
2022 76 70 77 78 69 94 86 78 73 76 69 39 11
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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 42.7 -1.0 9 29 20 47.6
2020 27.4 16 15.6 0.0 2 6 11 68.8
2021 27.7 33 33.2 0.0 9 19 20 60.6
2022 27.3 4 4.1 0.0 1 3 2 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 42 41 45 42 49 39 45 49 41 37 49 46 31 37 40 49 34 46 44 47 29 43 39 46 43 49 46 41 45 39 51
2020 16 16 17 16 17 16 0 16 15 16 16 16 13 14 15 17 14 16 15 17 11 16 15 17 16 17 16 14 16 16 17
2021 33 37 38 31 39 31 34 39 32 32 36 32 26 31 33 36 25 38 35 37 22 31 31 34 32 37 34 30 34 29 40
2022 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 3 3 5 5 5 3 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 3 6
! 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.7 94.6 1.9 93.2 -1.4 93.9 0.7 93.7 -0.2 91.6 -2.1 92.9 1.3 92.2 -0.7
Launch Angle 9.3 11.2 1.9 12.4 1.2 12.8 0.4 13.1 0.3 9.4 -3.7 11.8 2.4 14.8 3
Barrel % 14.1 16.5 2.4 14.2 -2.3 13.8 -0.4 19.9 6.1 15 -4.9 13.6 -1.4 18.3 4.7
Hard Hit % 47.8 52.4 4.6