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|In Action with Mexico City, 2011|
Never a player that works counts and walks much. Cruz is what he is. A free swinging hitter that often takes hacks on the first pitch. Those saber metric followers of the game aren't impressed with him. Those fans that look for intangibles love a player like Cruz. He catches the ball well. He makes the defensive web gems. His aggressive approach was successful last season. There are those that believe Cruz is possibly a 20 home run guy with the opportunity of playing a full season of major league action.
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