Keury De La Cruz Portland Sea Dogs  |  Outfield

     
 













De La Cruz Video

Age: 22
Born: November 28, 1991
La Romana, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International
free agent (March 2009)

Photo © TJ Lawrence

Links
2011 Prospect Preview
2012 Prospect Preview
For De La Cruz, batspeed brings power (6.20.12)
Scouting Scratch: Wrapping up Spring Training (4.3.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review

Scouting Report: Medium-framed outfielder with filled out lower body. Violent swing. Quick wrists generate solid-average-to-better bat speed. Slight uppercut swing from the left side of the plate. Tends to create too much topspin when squaring offerings up that reduces carry to line drives. Improving approach. Often caught out against secondary offerings, always seems to be geared up for a fastball. Needs to work on cutting down his swing when down in the count and focus on making more contact. Has the same mentality and swing when down in the count as when he’s ahead in the count. Has made strides relaxing in the batter’s box, working deeper into counts., and toning down agressiveness. Can fall into ruts of over-pulling the ball. Average power potential. Average hit tool, but needs work leveling swing to make more consistent contact. Excels against offerings down in the zone. Has trouble with fastballs in upper tier of strike zone due to swing path. Originally a center fielder. Moved to a corner position in 2012 after filling out over the offseason. Solid-average arm. Below-average speed. Can freeze on contact and take shallow routes to the ball. Average-to-solid-average defensive potential. Tends to lose focus from time to time. Needs work with base stealing judgment. Fourth outfielder potential on a second-division team with continued offensive development.

 
   
  Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
  2009 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 18 67 251 31 65 16 4 3 50 98 42 43 13 8 0.259 0.368 0.390 0.758
  2010 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 51 198 35 52 10 7 6 31 94 17 50 9 6 0.263 0.320 0.475 0.794
  2011 Lowell NYPL A Bos 20 71 300 31 79 14 6 4 24 117 10 56 15 11 0.263 0.292 0.390 0.682
  2012 Greenville SAL A Bos 21 116 474 71 146 35 8 19 81 254 26 101 19 7 0.308 0.352 0.536 0.888
  2012 Salem Car A Bos 21 6 25 1 7 2 0 1 6 12 1 2 1 1 0.280 0.308 0.480 0.788
  2012 Aguilas DWL Wint Bos 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2013 Salem Car A Bos 22 133 535 65 138 36 6 9 89 213 31 130 16 9 0.258 0.297 0.398 0.696
  2013 Aguilas DWL Wint Bos 22 13 26 3 5 2 0 0 2 7 1 6 0 1 0.192 0.222 0.269 0.491
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 23 70 258 30 76 15 0 7 30 112 14 55 3 2 0.295 0.327 0.434 0.761
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Coo-RAY
First Pro Contract:
February 6, 2009 by Luciano Del Rosario
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: May 30, 2009 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2015
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2014
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MiLB Contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
 

Awards
2009 Red Sox Latin Program Player of the Year
2011 NY-Penn League All-Star
Red Sox ML Offensive Player of the Month (May 2012)
2012 South Atlantic League All-Star
2012 South Atlantic League Post-Season All-Star
Red Sox ML Offensive Player of the Month (June 2013)
Eastern League Player of the Week (August 11-17, 2014)

SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (July 2-8, 2012)
2012 SoxProspects.com All-Star - OF
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 10-16, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Month (June 2013)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (August 11-17, 2014)

 

  

 
 

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