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Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Reds call up top prospect Elly De La Cruz, put Nick Senzel on IL

Shortstop Elly De La Cruz, recently ranked as the No. 1 MLB prospect by ESPN, has been called up by the Cincinnati Reds, it was announced Tuesday.

The 6-foot-5 De La Cruz was promoted from Triple-A Louisville and will join the Reds on Tuesday for the team’s series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He takes the roster spot of third baseman Nick Senzel, who was placed on the injured list with a right knee injury.

De La Cruz, with a tantalizing power-speed combination, was named baseball’s top prospect by ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel in his updated rankings last month.

The 21-year-old is hitting .296 with 12 home runs, 11 stolen bases, 36 RBIs and an OPS of 1.031 in 158 at-bats this season. He started the season on the injured list after suffering a left hamstring strain during spring training.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 06, 2023 at 02:58 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: June 06, 2023 at 03:54 PM (#6131673)
The Reds are starting to look interesting. Not so much for this year -- though nobody is out of it in the NLC -- but de la Cruz, McLain, Greene, India, hopefully Stephenson, maybe Steer, hopefully Lodolo, maybe Diaz is a very fine core moving forward. If they actually spend some money, they can compete for the next few years.
   2. The Duke Posted: June 06, 2023 at 06:05 PM (#6131692)
Yeah, they could be an exciting team. If they try the Braves gambit and lock everyone up, sign some pitching they could be good. I guess Votto has been the problem, not the solution.
   3. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: June 07, 2023 at 07:44 AM (#6131774)
Elly smacked a double yesterday that was the hardest hit ball by a Red this year (112 mph). And man can he run.
   4. Dolf Lucky Posted: June 07, 2023 at 08:58 AM (#6131777)
^^Not only that, but he turned on a 93 mph fastball above the zone. Dude has some serious bat speed.
   5. Cowboy Popup Posted: June 07, 2023 at 09:12 AM (#6131781)
The Reds are starting to look interesting. Not so much for this year -- though nobody is out of it in the NLC -- but de la Cruz, McLain, Greene, India, hopefully Stephenson, maybe Steer, hopefully Lodolo, maybe Diaz is a very fine core moving forward. If they actually spend some money, they can compete for the next few years.

They still have Christian Encarnacion-Strand in AAA too. He is absolutely murdering the ball (his ISO and batting average are .364 and .352!), finally started walking, and his K% has steadily declined as the season has gone on (down to 22.9%, again, with an ISO of .364). I just don't even know where they fit him because he's apparently limited defensively but Fangraphs says he has 70 grade raw power so he's another interesting piece.
   6. Cowboy Popup Posted: June 07, 2023 at 07:34 PM (#6131893)
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: June 07, 2023 at 07:39 PM (#6131896)
That wasn't far from an Ohio River blast.

   8. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 07, 2023 at 11:36 PM (#6131953)
Elly De La Cruz was clocked at 30.9 ft/second on this triple.

That is the fastest any player has ran this season, according to Baseball Savant.
   9. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 07, 2023 at 11:39 PM (#6131954)
The 458-homer is the longest by a Red since Joey Votto hit a 466-footer on Sept. 27, 2021, and is the sixth longest by a Reds player in the Statcast era (since 2015). The 114.8 mph exit velocity is the second hardest by a Reds player in the Statcast era -- Aristides Aquino hit a ball 118.3 mph on Aug. 8, 2018. De La Cruz is already hitting balls like few Reds have.


De La Cruz, who is officially listed at 6-foot-5 and 200 lbs., went home to third in 10.83 seconds, according to Statcast. It is the fastest home-to-third time in the majors this season, narrowly edging out Arizona Diamondbacks phenom Corbin Carroll (10.97 seconds). De La Cruz is simply a marvel. So much power, so much speed, so much electricity in this game.

   10. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 07, 2023 at 11:42 PM (#6131955)
Watch some highlights on this kid, they're crazy. In two ####### days in the bigs.
   11. Walt Davis Posted: June 08, 2023 at 02:36 AM (#6131971)
Not to be confused with Miss Ellie.
   12. kirstie819 Posted: June 14, 2023 at 09:19 AM (#6132748)
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