10/06/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Parker (Denver), CO Cruz is a strong, solid, 2-way player who plays 1B and RHP. Defensively, Cruz works low, he takes good angles to the ball, and he gets good reads. He makes plays, his exchange is clean, and he throws with consistency to his target. On the mound, Cruz has a loose/quick arm action, he works in good tempo, and hides the ball well. He lands with good direction toward home and competes in the zone. Offensively, Cruz has an athletic stance, he loads well, and creates solid backspin on the ball. He swings in good rhythm, makes hard contact, and he uses his lower body. Overall skills can continue to get better with work on the following.
Infield 1. Aggressiveness 2. Release 3. Range Pitching 1. Finish 2. Direction 3. Separation Offense 1. Swing path 2. Balance