Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds: Heeeeeeeeeee's here. It's Elly time.

The Reds today recalled SS Elly De La Cruz from Triple-A Louisville and placed IF/OF Nick Senzel (right knee) on the 10-day injured list, retro to Sunday.

Cruz is starting at 3B and batting cleanup tonight vs the Dodgers.

The Elly File

Elly De La Cruz: 6'5 200 pounds, RH

Signed in 2018 out of Dominican Republic

No. 1 prospect in MLB

2023 stats at AAA/38 games

.298 BA, .398 OBP, .633 SLG, 1.031 OPS

186 plate appearances, 158 AB

11 2B, 3 3B, 12 HR, 36 RBI, 38 R, 11 SB

Batted 2nd in 31 games, batted 3rd in 7 games

Defense: 3 errors in 28 games at SS, 1 error in 9 games at 3B


vs RHP .277 with 1.046 OPS

vs LHP .333 with .1.002

vs Starting pitchers: .256 BA with .801 OPS

vs Relief pitchers: .338 BA with 1.255 OPS

May: .347 with 21 BB, 26 K in 25 games

Strikeout rate of 21%, down from career 29%

Walk rate of 17%, up from career 8%

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