He can hit, he can run, he can throw – and we’re not talking about Shohei “Idoryu” Ohtani. Eli De La Cruz, 21, the “monster rookie” of the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB), has stunned people with his power. This time, he used his strong shoulder to erase a run for his team.
De La Cruz made an incredible throw in the top of the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants on April 21. With two on and one out, San Francisco hitter Luis Matos hit a long fly to left field. First baseman Wilmer Pless sprinted all the way home. Cincinnati left fielder Will Benson scooped up the ball and threw to De La Cruz. De La Cruz made a strong one-bound throw to first to throw out the runner.
99.8 mph. It was clocked at about 161 kilometers per hour. De La Cruz recorded the fastest infield throw since Statcast began measuring in 2015, helping Cincinnati to a 5-1 victory. It came just four days after he threw a 97.9 mph (158 km/h) fastball against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 17. He had previously topped 99 mph in the minor leagues, opening the door for him to hit the 100-mph mark.
De La Cruz is the best rookie hit of the season. His cycling hit came on June 24 against the Atlanta Braves. It took him just 15 games into his major league debut. On June 9 against the Milwaukee Brewers, he pulled off the ridiculous “three stolen bases in one minute” feat. After stealing second and third in quick succession, he caught the pitcher off guard and drove him home. It only took him a minute to steal three bases 메이저놀이터.
Through 21 days in the big leagues this season, De La Cruz is batting .279 with four home runs, 16 RBIs, 17 doubles, and a .763 OPS. He’s putting up very good numbers for a rookie. In addition, his unimaginable athleticism has allowed him to break a number of records that have made him a star.