So we have the Nationals' closer, a Met, an Oriole, and an Indian on this list-it was missing a Royal.
MLB's (arguably) worst franchise saved the best for last, I suppose.
Cruz was actually excellent in 2008 with Arizona, with a whopping 12.37 K/9. That number was cut nearly in half in 2009 for the bony righty, all the way to 6.79.
For its part, Cruz's walk rate also decreased-from 5.49 to 5.19 BB/9.
Just for kicks, Cruz struggled with allowing liners (21.9 LD%) and homers (1.07 HR/9).
In other words, Cruz was bad at everything.
He escaped with a 5.72 ERA, but his True ERA was 6.00-.44 worse than Medders and by far the worst for any 2009 reliever.