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Padres scouting report: Luis Cruz

At the tender age of twenty, Luis Cruz had a coming out of sorts. The shortstop spent his time with the Lake Elsinore Storm and made an impact, positively with the bat and negatively in the field.

A year after hitting just .234 with Fort Wayne, yet still being named to the top twenty prospects list at, Cruz showed he did, in fact, have a bat that had some juice. Take away the sour month of June and Cruz was a .290 hitter on the year. But June counts, a month where he hit .224 (his only month below .274) and his season average was finalized at .278. With three hitting... Recommended Stories

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