Elly De La Cruz

3B,SS · Cincinnati Reds

Bats S Throws R
DOB 2002-01-11 Age 22.3
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 2.04, 19th

Season Projections

THE BAT$201365885368213429419654518831.9386.250.309.427.736.177

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Elly De La Cruz Thrills With Two Blasts Monday

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    Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz crushed a 450-foot home run during the fifth inning of Monday's 10-8 win over the division-rival Milwaukee Brewers. He didn't stop there, though, tacking on another run on an exhilarating inside-the-park homer in the seventh frame after center fielder Sal Frelick failed to make a diving grab. Some fantasy managers have been groaning about De La Cruz's placement in Cincy's batting order, as he's hit sixth in all 10 outings, but they can't complain about the results. The 22-year-old 2023 top prospect was great in the spring, and he's now batting .297 (11-for-37) with the aforementioned two big flies, five RBI, six stolen bases, and 11 runs scored following his first three-hit attack of the year. One of the game's most thrilling players, De La Cruz looks to build on this effort in a favorable matchup with Brewers right-hander Joe Ross on Tuesday.

    Apr 8 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Elly De La Cruz
  • Elly De La Cruz With A Triple, Two Runs Scored Thursday

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    Cincinnati Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz went 1-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-6 Cactus League loss to the Mariners. The 22-year-old began the spring season with 11 hits in his first 11 games, but the bat has gone cold as of late with Thursday's triple being his only hit in his last 15 at-bats. The switch hitter has a spring line like you might expect, hitting .273 (12-for-44) with three doubles, two triples, one home run, four RBI, 12 runs scored, and five stolen bases to go along with seven walks and an outrageous, albeit not unexpected, 19 strikeouts (37.3%). Although he was working in the offseason to shorten his swing in order to reduce his K%, it doesn't appear to be translating into success yet with eight multi-strikeout showings in 15 total games. Despite this, his tantalizing speed and power will make him a coveted fantasy asset, but managers need to be prepared for bouts of extreme ineffectiveness mixed in with some supercharged performances.

    Mar 23 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Elly De La Cruz
  • Offseason In Review: Cincinnati Reds

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    The Reds almost made the playoffs last year as they promoted several exciting prospects and seemed to firmly end their rebuilding period. They added to that foundation this offseason by spreading money around to several free agents. Major League Signings 1B/3B Jeimer Candelario: Three years, $45MM (including buyout of 2027 club option) RHP Nick Martínez:…

    Mar 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Cincinnati Reds Andrew Abbott Graham Ashcraft Will Benson Justin Bruihl Alan Busenitz Jeimer Candelario Conner Capel Elly De La Cruz Christian Encarnacion-Strand Buck Farmer Mike Ford Jake Fraley TJ Friedl Tyler Gilbert Hunter Greene Josh Harrison P.J. Higgins Jonathan India Tony Kemp Brett Kennedy Brooks Kriske Nick Lodolo Luke Maile Mark Mathias Matt McLain Frankie Montas Connor Overton Reiver Sanmartin Tony Santillan Spencer Steer Tyler Stephenson Brent Suter Bubba Thompson Austin Wynns
  • Elly De La Cruz Expected To Be Regular Shortstop

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    Cincinnati Reds infielder Elly De La Cruz is expected to be the team's regular shortstop in 2024. "Going into it, Elly will play a lot of short, and Matt will play a lot of second," manager David Bell said. "Everything else, we've got to let it play out." De La Cruz played both third base and shortstop in his rookie season in 2023, but he's expected to focus on the 6 in spring training. Matt McLain, who started 53 games at shortstop and 37 games at second base last year, will train at both positions in camp. The 22-year-old has some of the best range, lateral quickness and arm strength in baseball, and the 6-foot-6 infielder has worked this offseason to shorten his leg kick on both sides of the plate in an effort to cut down his swings and misses in 2024. If he can put it all together offensively in his first full season in the big leagues, De La Cruz has the potential to be a special player at a premium position.

    Feb 13 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Elly De La Cruz
    2024 ATC$211375895358413327621714718631.6389.249.311.438.749.189
    2024 Steamer$201386175548413627524765018630.23413.245.311.440.751.195
    2024 THE BAT$201365885368213429419654518831.9386.250.309.427.736.177
    2024 Zeile$211385975418513427622744818731.33710.248.310.442.752.194

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats

    Apr 10vs MILL 2-7633120011000.000.667.6671.6672.3341.000
    Apr 9vs MILL 5-9644111001000.
    Apr 8vs MILW 10-8644430022000.010.750.7502.2503.0001.500
    Apr 7vs NYML 1-36420000001250.020.000.500.000.500.000
    Apr 6vs NYMW 9-66433100021125.010.333.500.333.833.000
    Apr 5vs NYML 2-36440110000250.
    Apr 3at PHIW 4-16440110010250.
    Apr 2at PHIL 4-96441110000125.
    Apr 1at PHIW 6-36550100000480.
    Mar 31vs WASW 6-56441101000125.
    Mar 30vs WASL 6-76440100000250.
    Mar 28vs WASW 8-26432100001250.010.333.500.333.833.000


    Oct 1at STLL 3-42440110010375.
    Sep 30at STLL 6-15855010001000.
    Sep 29at STLW 19-27542101021240.000.250.400.7501.150.500
    Sep 27at CLEL 3-4743010000100.020.333.500.333.833.000
    Sep 26at CLEW 11-77553300240120.000.600.6001.8002.4001.200
    Sep 24vs PITW 4-28440000000125.
    Sep 23vs PITL 12-139542100001360.020.250.400.250.650.000
    Sep 22vs PITL 5-77441100000125.
    Sep 19vs MINL 0-783300000003100.
    Sep 18vs MINW 7-37430000001250.
    Sep 17at NYML 4-89440000000125.
    Sep 16at NYMW 3-2844020000000.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 14at DETL 2-8820000000200.0111.0001.000
    Sep 13at DETW 4-35a11000000000.
    Sep 12at DETW 6-57542100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Sep 10vs STLW 7-12440000000125.
    Sep 9vs STLL 3-44440000000375.
    Sep 8vs STLL 4-9454000000100.
    Sep 6vs SEAL 4-8443100000100.
    Sep 5vs SEAW 7-6454120000100.011.500.600.5001.100.000
    Sep 4vs SEAW 6-3452110001200.000.500.800.5001.300.000
    Sep 3vs CHCL 7-154550000000480.
    Sep 2vs CHCW 2-14440310010125.000.750.7501.0001.750.250
    Sep 1vs CHCW 3-244400000004100.
    Sep 1vs CHCL 2-63430000001125.
    Aug 30at SFW 4-13552210000120.010.400.400.6001.000.200
    Aug 29at SFL 1-63440000000250.
    Aug 28at SFL 1-43440110010250.
    Aug 27at ARIL 2-53440000000250.
    Aug 26at ARIW 8-73642000002116.710.000.333.000.333.000
    Aug 25at ARIL 8-103441100000125.
    Aug 24at ARIL 2-33440000000375.
    Aug 23at LAAW 9-43552201160360.000.400.4001.4001.8001.000
    Aug 23at LAAW 7-33551100000120.
    Aug 22at LAAW 4-3343100000100.
    Aug 20vs TORL 3-103440000000250.
    Aug 19vs TORL 3-43441211010250.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 18vs TORW 1-03420000002125.000.000.500.000.500.000
    Aug 16vs CLEW 7-23540000001120.
    Aug 15vs CLEL 0-33440100000125.
    Aug 13at PITL 2-434400000004100.
    Aug 13at PITW 6-5355120011000.010.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Aug 11at PITW 9-23551201030240.000.400.400.8001.200.400
    Aug 9vs MIAL 4-51550200000240.001.400.400.400.800.000
    Aug 8vs MIAL 2-31440000000250.
    Aug 7vs MIAW 5-21431000001125.
    Aug 6vs WASL 3-61440100000250.
    Aug 5vs WASL 3-71441100000250.
    Aug 4vs WASL 3-61541100111120.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Aug 3at CHCL 3-51541100111240.000.250.4001.0001.400.750
    Aug 1at CHCL 9-201541100001360.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 31at CHCW 6-51550000000360.
    Jul 30at LADW 9-01552400110120.000.800.8001.4002.200.600
    Jul 29at LADL 2-31551110000120.
    Jul 28at LADW 6-51541101001240.000.250.400.7501.150.500
    Jul 26at MILL 0-31440100000375.
    Jul 25at MILW 4-31550000000240.
    Jul 24at MILL 2-31441100120125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 23vs ARIW 7-31441100110125.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Jul 22vs ARIW 4-21a001000000000
    Jul 21vs ARIW 9-61531000001360.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Jul 20vs SFW 5-11540100001120.001.250.400.250.650.000
    Jul 19vs SFW 3-2144000000000.
    Jul 18vs SFL 10-111551100000480.
    Jul 17vs SFL 2-41430000001250.
    Jul 16vs MILL 3-44440000000125.
    Jul 15vs MILL 0-34440000000125.
    Jul 14vs MILL 0-14440000000375.
    Jul 9at MILL 0-14440100000125.
    Jul 8at MILW 8-54552200010120.030.400.400.400.800.000
    Jul 7at MILL 3-7443110000100.010.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 6at WASW 5-4444021001000.010.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jul 5at WASW 9-24662320110233.310.500.5001.3331.833.833
    Jul 4at WASW 8-4444140001000.0111.0001.0001.0002.000.000
    Jul 3at WASW 3-24441100000375.
    Jul 2vs SDW 4-34440000000250.
    Jul 1vs SDL 5-124440000000125.
    Jun 30vs SDW 7-5455121001000.000.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jun 28at BALW 11-74661200010350.010.333.333.333.666.000
    Jun 27at BALW 3-14440000000250.
    Jun 26at BALL 3-104441000000250.
    Jun 25vs ATLL 6-74550000000360.
    Jun 24vs ATLL 6-7443110000100.010.333.500.333.833.000
    Jun 23vs ATLW 11-10455341114000.011.800.8002.0002.8001.200
    Jun 21vs COLW 5-3444121000000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jun 20vs COLW 8-64442310110125.000.750.7501.7502.5001.000
    Jun 19vs COLW 5-44441100000125.
    Jun 18at HOUW 9-74551200010240.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jun 17at HOUW 10-3455121000000.010.400.400.6001.000.200
    Jun 14at KCW 7-44440000000125.
    Jun 13at KCW 5-44431000001250.
    Jun 12at KCW 5-44550000000240.
    Jun 11at STLW 4-3453220001200.010.667.800.6671.467.000
    Jun 10at STLW 8-44541100011120.010.250.400.250.650.000
    Jun 9at STLL 4-74441100000375.
    Jun 8vs LADL 0-64440100000375.
    Jun 7vs LADW 8-64442201120250.000.500.5001.7502.2501.250
    Jun 6vs LADW 9-84531110002120.000.333.600.6671.267.334
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