The Cincinnati Reds have a shortstop. The Cincinnati Reds have a tallstop. As Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer relayed over the weekend, Elly De La Cruz - resident tallstop - is a shortstop by trade who is more than willing to play anywhere he’s asked to play.
“Wherever the team needs me, that’s where I’m going to play,” Elly said through interpreter Jorge Merlos. The star rookie spent the entirety of his first big league season split between shortstop and third base, his rocket of an arm profiling perfectly for the left side of the infield.