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Oneil Cruz

Oneil Cruz


Age: 24Bats: LThrows: R

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #44
Best / Worst #23 / #112
ADP #79

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Oneil Cruz battling leadoff Saturday against Toronto

Oneil Cruz will lead off for the Pirates against the Blue Jays Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz will provide the Pirates’ with a power bat in the lead off spot, should they choose to deploy him there this season. The 24-year-old slashed .233/.294/.450 with 17 home runs, 54 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 87 games in 2022.

Jesse Garcia4 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz sets lofty goals for 2023 season

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz says he 'looking for 30/30 or 40/40' in the 2023 season.

Fantasy Impact

Those are certainly some lofty personal goals for the young shortstop. The 24-year-old has indeed shown a productive combination of power and speed in his young career, hitting 18 homers with 10 steals across just 89 games to date. Cruz also ranked in the league's 96th percentile in barrel rate and 91st in average exit velocity in 2022, so his career .221 isolated power figure seems appropriate. He is a fine option for those who miss out on the top tier of shortstops on draft day.

Brenton Kemp5 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz collects three hits during Tuesday's loss to St. Louis

Oneil Cruz went 3-for-6 with a run scored and a strikeout during Tuesday's 8-7 extra-inning loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact

From atop the Pittsburgh lineup, Cruz delivered three hits, boosting his average to .235 in the process. The rookie has had a solid 2022, hitting 17 homers and driving in 54 across 87 games playing this season.

Andy Zimmerman24 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz drives in two during Wednesday's win over Cincinnati

Oneil Cruz went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz brought in a pair with a second inning double, his 12th of the year and runners 52 and 53 driven in this season. The 23-year-old has put together four straight multi-hit games as his average sits at .231 for the year.

Andy Zimmerman25 weeks ago
Oneil Cruz collects four hits during Monday's win over Cincinnati

Oneil Cruz went 4-for-5 with four singles and two runs scored during Monday's 8-3 win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz manned the lead-off spot to perfection Monday, totaling a career-high four hits en route to a Pittsburgh victory. Cruz is batting .225 this season following his second straight multi-hit game.

Andy Zimmerman25 weeks ago
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