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About Us

We are a family/organization dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of the game that we love and respect.  

Cruz Baseball focuses on teaching players how to improve their baseball skills by incorporating the same principals that a professional major league baseball organization does for their young prospects. 

coaches provide a positive, firm, constructive, and fun environment to help develop young players in their baseball journey.  We not only want our players to become better ball players, but our true mission is that they leave our program as responsible/disciplined young men.  all of our coaches have tremendous life experience through their own unique backgrounds that they use to help our players be the best they can be. they are an exemplary group that isn't perfect but are excellent role models for our players. 

Our organization plays baseball tournaments throughout the Houston area.  cruz baseball clubs have been classified AA (Select), aaa (Elite), and Majors (premiere) during our history. We believe that no matter what classification we are for that season, our goal is to learn how to play the game right, learn how to be a great teammate, learn how to work hard, and learn how to compete.  

change your mindset, change your game, change your life

Jose Cruz, Sr.

Houston Astros Legend

  • 17 MLB seasons including 13 with the Houston Astros.

  • Held franchise records in games, at-bats, hits, total bases and triples when he retired after the 1988 season.  His 80 career triples remain the franchise record.

  • Jose holds the distinction of being a part of all nine of the Astros postseason appearances, three as as a player(1980,'81 and '86) and six as a coach (1997-99, '01, '04-05).

  • He was the Astro Team MVP four times and hit .300 sixt times in his career while stealing 317 bases.

  • His number 25 was retired by the Astros in 1992.

  • He brings over 30 years of baseball experience. 


Jose Cruz, Jr.

MLB Vet/Consultant

  • 12 Year MLB Career.

  • 3 Time All-American at Rice University ('93-95).

  • Best overall year as a big leaguer in 2001 when he went 30/30 with the Toronto Blue Jays. (30HR and 30 Stolen Bases)

  • Won his first and only Gold Glove as a Giant in 2003.

  • In 2012 joined ESPN's Baseball Tonight crew as a MLB analyst.

  • Worked for MLBPA

  • Currently the Rice University Head Coach

Jose Enrique Cruz

Owner/Instructor/Baseball Ops.

  • Rice University All-American in 2003.

  • Led Rice to its first and only National Championship in 2003.

  • He is in the top 10 all time at Rice University with 32 Career Home Runs.

  • Led Bellaire High School to a State and National Championship in 1999.

  • Played professionally with the Yankees, Mets, Cubs, and the York Revolution of the Atlantic League(2003-09).

  • Has won a championship in every level he has played including 2 Puerto Rican Winter Baseball Championships('03-04, '08-09) and an appearance in the Caribbean World Series in the Dominican Republic in 2004.

  • Brings his knowledge that he has learned from his father and his own experience during his playing career to the youth of today.

  •  Corporate Sales Manager for the Houston Astros for 5 years (2015-2020)

  • During his time with the Astros won a World Series Ring (2017) and an ALCS ring (2019)

  • Has won a Championship Ring in all levels of his Baseball Career as a player or as an Executive to the Ball Club.

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