Julio Cruz was an original Seattle Mariner, who had been in the California Angels farm system for three years. Cruz saw action immediately as a rookie n 1977, and as a sophomore, he was affixed as their starting Second Baseman. While he was a light hitter (only 17 Home Runs, with a Mariners Slash Line of .243/.327/.307), Cruz was a quick player who knew what to do once he was on base. He would steal 59 Bases in 1978, and would hit the 40 SB mark in the four years after.
Highest Stolen Base Percentage (1978)
Highest Ranger Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1979)
Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (1978)