AJ Cruz
AJ Cruz

CLASS OF 2026

SS
2B

AJ
Cruz

Miami Christian (HS) • FL
5-9 • 137LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Fivestar National

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7/28/21

5-foot-9, 137-pound lean long build. Athletic fluid in the box, Cruz had a max exit velocity of 89 mph. Started in an athletic active stance with a rhythmic arm bar load, then used a controlled leg kick. Bat speed was quick efficient, used a short loose swing plane and high good extension on his finish. During his round he produced a lot of loud contact and found multiple barrels. Line drive aggressive approach. Athletic solid in the infield, his best throw was registered at 81 mph; had a clean natural exchange, twitchy sure hands, and athletic rhythmic footwork. Confident from the outfield, he displayed a position velocity of 81 mph; shows a natural exchange, sure consistent hands, and rhythmic aggressive feet. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Showed consistent accuracy to the bag with a high ¾ slot and a loose arm action. Clocked a time of 7.62 in the 60-yard dash. Athletic on the mound, used a quick moderate arm action and a high ¾ arm angle while showing consistent developing arm speed. Drop-and-drive feel type pitcher who uses high effort. Has even shoulder and athletic balance point. Lands square and soft with a clean finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 73-76 mph and topped out at 78 mph; showed arm side command with sharp movement. Throws a 11/5 slider (64-66) that has gradual sweeping action and decent sporadic control.

7/13/21

5-foot-9, 137-pound lean athletic build. Above average at the plate, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 82 mph. (61.78 mph bat speed average). (19.21 mph hand speed average). Begins in a tall stance with a slow controlled load, then uses a big leg kick. Had a short upward swing plane, explosive bat speed and high finish. In his round he found multiple barrels with a lot of loud contact. Line drive gap to gap approach. Above average while in the infield, registered his best throw across the diamond at 84 mph; has smooth athletic feet, a quick clean exchange, and soft consistent hands. Solid from the outfield, his best throws to the bases were registered at 85 mph; showed sure hands, athletic feet, and a quick natural exchange. Movements laterally were athletic and he fields the ball out front. Showed consistent accuracy to the bag with a high ¾ slot and a very quick loose arm action. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.69. Solid on the mound, showing quick arm speed he used a short arm action with a ¾ arm angle. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and uses easy effort. Has an athletic balance point and even shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Threw his fastball 73-76 mph with a max of 77 mph; showed control consistent around the zone and running action with straight movement. (Max spin 1887; Avg 1686). Throws a sharp slider (62-64) that has sweeping action and very consistent low in the zone control. (Max spin 1437; Avg 1373).  

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