Oneil Cruz Biography

Oneil Cruz is a professional baseball player. He played college baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). On 2nd October 2021, he was promoted to the active roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates team for the first time to make his MLB debut.

Early Life

Oneil Cruz was born on 4th October 1998 in Nizao, Dominican Republic, which makes him 24 years as of 2023. His father’s name is Rafael Cruz, and his mother’s name is not disclosed on the Internet. Also, his father was an athlete and played in the minor league. His father likes former baseball right fielder Paul O’Neill, so he kept his son’s name, Oneil. In the family, he has two siblings and cousins. Regarding education, Oneil has finished his schooling with good grades, but he never disclosed his High school information on the Internet. 

Oneil Cruz Career

Oneil began his career as a Dominican baseball player. In 2016, DSL Dodgers 1 was where he had his first professional appearance. At that time, he played 55 games and batted .294 with 23 RBIs. He played 89 games for Great Lakes Loons in 2017. In July 2017, he and Angel German were assigned to play for the Pirates in exchange for the player Tony Watson.

  • 2018

He played for the West Virginia Power in the South Atlantic League. He batted .286 with 14 home runs and 59 RBIs in 103 games. Also, he earned South Atlantic League All-Star honors.

  • 2019 

He played for the Gulf Coast Pirates and batted .600, one double in 3 games. With Bradenton Marauders, he played 35 games in the Florida State League and batted .301, seven home runs with 16 RBI. Also, he earned South Atlantic League All-Star honors. He was then promoted to the Double-A Altoona Curve, where he hit .269, one home run, with 17 RBI in 35 games. 

  • 2021

He played for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians and batted. 524, 5 home runs, 7 RBI in 6 games. With the Eastern League of Altoona Curve, he played 62 games and batted .292, 12 home runs, 40 RBI, and 15 doubles. He played two games for Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2021 National League and hit .333 with one home run and 3 RBI. 

  • 2022 

He played for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians and batted. 232, 9 home runs, seven doubles, 35 RBI in 55 games. In the MLB 2022 National League, he played 87 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted .233, 17 home runs, 54 RBI, and 13 doubles. 

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Oneil Cruz Biography

Real Name Oneil Cruz
Birth Date 4 October 1998
Age (as of 2023) 24 Years
Birth Place Nizao, Dominican Republic
Profession Baseball Player
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 7” – in Centimeters – 201 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 99 kg  –  in Pounds –  220 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Father Rafael Cruz
Brother Paul O’Neill, Rafael Jr.

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Who is his wife? Arias 

Personal Life

Oneil Cruz is a happily married man and his wife is Arias (Instagram username – arias_lovely25). Oneil’s spouse, Arias, is a highly supportive and empathetic partner who stands by him through all significant decisions. She professionally manages the Health and beauty products by Lovely Arias (Instagram – _lovely_beautyshop). Together the couple has two sons named Oneil Jr. and Owen. The couple prefers to keep their personal life confidential. They are currently enjoying their privacy, relationship, and parenthood phase.  

Deadly Accident 

Oneil Cruz was involved in a deadly vehicle crash in the Dominican Republic. On 22nd September 2020, three people were killed. Oneil’s Jeep collided with a motorcycle carrying three people with no lights on and traveling in the same direction as him, resulting in their death. Oneil survived the deadly accident without serious injury. Later, he recovered from his surgically repaired fractured ankle.

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Social Media

Oneil is active on social media platforms. As of 20th April 2023, he has verified his Instagram account with the username @oneilcruz_04. His Instagram account boasts 150,000 followers. He has 3,347 Followers on his @OneilCruz4 Twitter account. 

Oneil Cruz Net Worth

Oneil hails from the Dominican Republic and is a professional player in the sport of baseball. He is playing in a shortstop position for the Pittsburgh Pirates and wears jersey number 15. His primary income comes from his baseball career and his contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In July 2015, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a $950,000 signing bonus. As of 2023, Oneil accumulated an estimated net worth of $3 million. 

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