Cincinnati Reds rookie infielder Ellie DeLacruz (21) is showing off her surprisingly fast feet and making big league fans go wild.
Dela Cruz, who is ranked 1st in the prospect rankings by MLB.com, the official major league media, and 4th overall in the major leagues, has been showing an impact since his debut in the big leagues on the 7th (Korean time). In six games, he has a batting average of 3.6, 4 runs (8 hits in 22 at-bats), 1 home run, 4 RBIs, 7 runs scored, 3 stolen bases, and an OPS of 1.117.스포츠토토
Deracruz, who has been showing impressive performances in both karate and ball games, showed great speed in the match against St. Louis on the 11th. In the 7th inning, with one out and second base, Deracruz succeeded in getting on base with a fielder’s choice, then rushed from first base to home on Spencer Steer’s double, scoring with a wonderful slide. Even though he didn’t start right away to judge the batted ball, he went from first base to home in just 11.48 seconds and from third base to home in just 3.17 seconds.
MLB.com said, “The scene where Dela Cruz ran from first base to home again showed the ability of this top-notch prospect. Third base coach JR House gave a stop sign, but he passed third base and went home with a nice slide.”
“I saw the stop sign too late. So ‘I can’t stop. It’s too late,’ he said. And when he saw the catcher come out in front of home plate to receive the ball, he said, ‘I can do it’,” he explained the situation at the time. Of course, Deracruz had the confidence to go home from the start. Reporter C. Trent Rosecrans of the American media was delighted to say that Dela Cruz said, “I am the fastest man in the world.”
MLB.com emphasized Deracruz’s speed, saying, “Deracruz almost caught up with second base runner Jonathan India.” “I looked back when I passed home plate and he was already sliding in,” India said. He’s the fastest guy I’ve ever seen on a ballpark.” Coach David Bell also said, “Look at where Eli was when the fielder caught the ball. He had no chance of scoring. So it was a really enjoyable moment to watch.”
“It’s really special to play for a team that’s always running and always competitive,” Delacruz said. So every time we go into a game, when we hit or the ball is in play, we always run full-time. So, being part of such a team is really cool,” he said, vowing to continue to show scenes using quick feet.