It’s only a matter of time before baseball’s top prospect Elly De La Cruz, gets called up to the big leagues. The Cincinnati Reds’ No. 1 prospect has been dominating the competition in Triple-A this season, slashing .304/.401/1.060 with 11 home runs and 33 RBI. If you haven’t seen a highlight of De La Cruz this season, you are missing out on one of the best young players in baseball right now.
De La Cruz added to his Triple-A resume tonight as he hit a monster 432-foot walk-off home run in the ninth inning against the Worcester Red Sox.
“The legend of Elly De La Cruz just continues to grow.”
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) May 31, 2023
As the 21-year-old shortstop was going past third base, he hit the dab and followed it up with the Griddy as he crossed home plate. De La Cruz is on the cusp of being called up by the Reds any day now, as he’s been making noise in the minor leagues over the past two seasons.
If you thought the hype around Oneil Cruz last season was crazy when he got called up to the Pirates, wait until De La Cruz dons a Reds uniform for the first time this season.