The Cincinnati Reds recently called up their top prospect in shortstop Elly De La Cruz, who made his MLB debut on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The No. 4 prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB Pipeline, is best known for his impressive exit velocities on his hits.
On Wednesday, he got a chance to experience his first big moment in the Major Leagues, hitting his first career home run.
With two outs in the bottom of the first inning, the 21-year-old hit a big blast off of Dodgers starter Noah Syndergaard to tie the game up at two runs apiece.
On Twitter, the Reds posted a video of the moment.
Elly De La Cruz casually goes 458 feet for his first MLB career home run… pic.twitter.com/diImkK58YP
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 7, 2023
The home run traveled 458 feet into the stands at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
It also came off the bat at an alarming speed of 114.8 mph with a launch angle of 35 degrees.
De La Cruz certainly made his mark on Wednesday’s game, showing the baseball world what he can do at the plate with his epic home run.
The 21-year-old is well known for his impressive exit velocities when he makes contact, and 114.8 mph certainly qualifies as such.
It also helped the Reds spark a rally, and they ultimately ended up defeating the Dodgers by a final score of 8-6, winning on a walk-off home run by outfielder Will Benson.
But the story of the game was De La Cruz’s first big-league home run.
The 21-year-old has arrived and is ready to help lead the Reds into a new era.NEXT: Video Shows A Massive Positive Change For Reds Fans