Birthplace: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Height: 5' 11"
Not sure if an Adopt-a-Prospect thread has been made for Keury de la Cruz, but I think he warrants mentioning at this point as a prospect. At 19 in the GCL, de la Cruz has posted a .819 OPS, displaying plus power and speed with 8 doubles, 6 triples and 5 HRs so far. That OPS puts him 11th in the pitcher-friendly GCL, with about half of them at least a year older than de la Cruz. He's played most of his time in CF from what I can gather and with his 6 triples and 8/12 SBs, he seems to possess attractive speed too. The average in the .260's leaves something to desire but he has displayed patience in the DSL and to a lesser extent here in the US.
SoxProspects' scouting report on him: "Solid all around tools. Plays mostly center field. Very smooth left-handed swing and a good approach for his age." Perhaps the next Ronald Bermudez?
EDIT - Keury was also named the Red Sox Latin Program Player of the Year in 2009
Edited by jscola85, 28 August 2010 - 01:18 PM.