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Elly De La Cruz

Elly De La Cruz

3B,SS - Cincinnati Reds

Age: 22Bats: BThrows: RCountry: DOM

2024 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #32
Best / Worst #17 / #55
ADP #34

Roster %

 
Yahoo
98%
 
ESPN
93%

Eligibility

Yahoo 3B,SS
ESPN 3B,SS
CBS 3B,SS
Expert Note
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Elly De La Cruz might be the most exciting and riskiest player on the board. He has a ton of potential that he occasionally flashed in his rookie season. For instance, he stole 35 bases in only 98 games and is in the 100th percentile in sprint speed at 30.5. He also hit the ball hard... when he hit it. His K%, Whiff%, and Chase% are all in the "highly undesirable" range, which drove his OBP down to .300. The primary question for fantasy managers is: When do you believe he will figure out major league pitching? De La Cruz's minor league stats suggest that day will come, and as part of Cincinnati's wave of the future, the 21-year-old will have a very long leash to figure things out in 2024. If you want his potential on your fantasy team, you will have to grab him earlier than you probably want. I'd stay away from him until the fifth round in 2024.

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Elly De La Cruz expected to mostly play shortstop in camp

Elly De La Cruz is reportedly expected to be primarily playing at shortstop during Spring Training.

Fantasy Impact

De La Cruz played the majority of his games last season at shortstop as well. It was added that Matt McLain is expected to be primarily at second base with Jonathan India mixing in at multiple positions. This will be an infield to monitor over the next month.

Ari Koslow2 weeks ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#39#20#8727
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Dynasty #20#8#3310
Projections
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Projections (2024 Season)
ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
49576123256196744170348.248.309.436.746
Stats
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPSBABIP
2023CIN98388679115713443514435.235.300.410.710.336
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPOPS
Sun, Oct 1@ STL-4011001030.250.250.750
Sat, Sep 30@ STL-5010001000.200.200.400
Fri, Sep 29@ STL-4210102120.250.4001.150
Wed, Sep 27@ CLE-3010000102.333.500.833
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup