Cincinnati Reds’ “monster rookie” Ellie De La Cruz (21) topped the prospect list.

On the 15th (Korean time), De La Cruz rose to No. 1 in the midseason prospect rankings released by ‘Baseball America’, a leading American baseball media.

8th in the preseason rankings, he jumped to the top of the rankings at once, showing a monstrous performance with a batting average of 0.325, on-base percentage, 0.363 slugging percentage, 0.524, 4 homers, 16 RBIs and 16 stolen bases in 30 games since his big league debut.

With a height of 196 cm and a weight of 90 kg, he left a strong impression as a player with both long hitting power and speed. In one game, he performed a trick of stealing second base, third base, and home base in succession.

‘ESPN’ introduced that he was the first player in major league history to simultaneously record 40 hits and 15 stolen bases in his first 30 games.

Baseball America rated his abilities as hitting 40, power 70, run 80, defense 55, arm power 80, and commented, “By the end of his first week in the major leagues, he showed that he could be a key player with power, speed, and athleticism.” did.안전놀이터

In second place was Jackson Halliday, the son of Matt Halliday and the first overall pick in the 2022 draft.

In 71 single A and top single A games this season, he recorded a batting average of 0.331, an on-base percentage of 0.466, and a slugging percentage of 0.523.

Right-hander Paul Skins, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the first overall pick in this draft, was named sixth, the highest among pitchers. This is the result of 19 appearances at Louisiana State University in the 2023 season, 12 wins and 2 losses with an average ERA of 1.69.

Baseball America added, “The question now is, ‘How soon will he be able to help a big league team?”

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