Luis Cruz (minors06)
Luis L. Cruz
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 9", Weight 200 lb.
- High School Academia Santa Monica
- Born September 10, 1990 in San Juan Puerto Rico
Starting pitcher Luis Cruz has played in the Houston Astros minor league system since 2008 (through 2014). He was taken by the club in the 9th round that year's draft, a few picks after outfielder Dave Sappelt.
After toiling in Rookie- and A-ball for the first five years of his career, Cruz reached Double-A for the first time in 2013 and went 2-0 with a 0.53 ERA in 4 games (2 starts) for the Corpus Christi Hooks. One of his starts was a complete game shutout. All told, he was 10-6 with a 4.56 ERA in 31 games (20 starts) that year, as he spent most of the campaign with the High-A Lancaster JetHawks (with whom he partook in a no-hitter - he relieved starter Kyle Hallock to help Lancaster beat the Stockton Ports 2-0 on May 12). He was named a MiLB.com Organization All-Star following the campaign.
Cruz began 2014 with Corpus Christi.