I did not say that, but the media in Cincinnati IS saying that. Elly is a couple of years younger than Miguel Vargas, who also flopped in his first season in MLB. The media makes a good argument as to De La Cruz’s regression, but where they lose me is the assertion that a several-month slump is an indication of De La Cruz’s future as a ball player, which is downright moronic.
I don’t claim to know how good of a player De La Cruz will end up being, and frankly, no one does. The fact is, he’s a freak of nature, the likes of which we haven’t seen before.