CRISTOPHER CRUZ, RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born:
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
Cruz got the largest bonus of the Pirates’ July 2 signings, although Po-Yu Chen later got a larger one.  Cruz throws four- and two-seam fastballs and has reached 94 mph.  He also throws a slider, curve and change, and has a good feel for pitching, as well as good projection.

2020
DNP

After the 2020 season was wiped out, the Pirates brought Cruz to fall instructionals.  He could be in the GCL in 2021.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $850,000
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2023
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2019: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.
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