José Cruz

Jose Cruz

Star
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
Underrated star outfielder for Astros who was hampered by Astrodome.

primary position

Left Field

primary team

Houston Astros

playing career

1970—1988

nickname

Cheo

Born

August 8, 1947, in Arroyo, , P.R.

died

Still Living

bats / throws

Left / Left

height / weight

6-0 / 170

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Average HOF LF
Hitting
60
Power
50
Running
60
Fielding
60
Throwing
60
*The Scouting Grades are based on performance in the Major Leagues, not predictive skills typically placed on prospects.
SCOUTING SCALE
80 = Elite
70 = Excellent
60 = Above Average
50 = MLB Average
40 = Below Average
30 = Inferior
20 = Poor
Son
UNIFORM NUMBER
#25
BATTING ORDER
4
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
9-19-1970
FINAL GAME
7-19-1988
CAREER AGE
22-40
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
None
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

54.4

career value

WAR7

35.2

long peak

WAR5C

23.8

prime

WAR3

18.2

short peak
Average HOF LF

67.4

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF LF

41.9

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF LF

30.5

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF LF

21.5

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

310.2

career value

WIN shares 7

182.3

long peak

Win SHares 5C

124.0

prime

Win SHares 3

85.4

short peak
Average HOF LF

368.7

Career Win Shares
Average HOF LF

208.0

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF LF

146.6

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF LF

101.2

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

#21

Left Field

ERA AT HIS POSITION

#2

1970—1988

All-Time

#170

POsition Players
#29
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#25
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#22
JAWS POSITION
UNRANKED
JAWS TOP 100
.284
Batting Average
.354
On-Base Percentage
.420
Slugging Percentage
11
home runs per season
22
Stolen Bases per season