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Oneil Cruz

Oneil Cruz


Age: 23Bats: LThrows: R

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Oneil Cruz optioned to Triple-A

Shortstop Oneil Cruz has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis by the Pirates.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz was one of the hottest names of the offseason as a prospect that could make an immediate fantasy impact in 2022. Although he could still make an impact, it looks like fantasy managers may have to wait a bit before he is called up to the big league club. This should slightly lower the 23-year-old's ADP, but he may be worth a stash in the later rounds of drafts.

Diego Sandoval8 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz homers again in win over Rays

Oneil Cruz went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in Pittsburgh's 5-1 win over Tampa.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz homered for the second time this spring and also scored on a Bryan Reynolds triple. The 23-year-old rookie will definitely have some bumps along the way, but he has the potential to be an asset to fantasy teams in multiple categories.

Kelly Kirby9 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz homers in win over Tigers

Oneil Cruz went 1 for 2 with a solo shot in the fourth inning.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz's home run had an exit velocity of 97.2 mph with a 36-degree launch angle. The touted prospect is slotted to be Pittsburgh's starting shortstop assuming the spring goes well. His current ADP is 218 and should definitely be worth a flyer in 10- or 12-team drafts at that point.

Kelly Kirby9 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz homers in second MLB game Sunday

Oneil Cruz went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Reds.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz went deep off Mychal Givens in the ninth inning, his first of his career. As one of Pittsburgh's top prospects, he's likely to crack the Opening Day roster next year. Given his hot start, he could have some fantasy value in 2022.

Connor Rooney33 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz to make MLB debut on Saturday

The Pirates are calling up SS prospect Oneil Cruz to make his major league debut on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

The 22-year-old is MLB Pipeline's No. 52 overall prospect right now, and he ranks third within the Pirates' system. The 6'7" shortstop was recently promoted to Triple-A, where he has hit five homers in six games. Cruz was also sporting an .882 OPS in 62 games at Double-A this summer. He'll have a chance to audition for the full-time shortstop gig heading into 2022.

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