Cincinnati Reds rookie Elly De La Cruz joined some pretty elite company on Sunday. During that game he hit his 10th home run of the season. Having played just 58 career MLB games that is quite an accomplishment, but when you factor in that he already has 15 stolen bases he then joins an elite list that features a name like Barry Bonds.
Elly De La Cruz, Cincinnati Reds rookie, becomes the second fastest player ever to 10 home runs and 15 stolen bases (MLB News).
As mentioned above it took Elly De La Cruz just 58 games to achieve 10 home runs and 15 stolen bases. The fastest player to ever do that was Barry Bonds in 1986. During his rookie campaign he reached those two statistical milestones in 57 games.
Another record that is within reach for Elly De La Cruz this season was set by Julio Rodriguez a season ago when he reached 15 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 81 games. With 23 games to go it is possible that he gets to this record.
Whether he reaches 15 home runs and 20 stolen bases or not, Elly De La Cruz has been a spark plug for the Reds offense this season that is pursuing a post-season berth. They currently are 3.5 games back in the NL Central and a half game back in the Wild Card.Follow me on Twitter @tylerkoerth. Follow us @WiSportsHeroics for more great content. To read more of our articles and keep up to date on the latest in Wisconsin sports, click here!. We cover the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Wisconsin Badgers, and Wisconsin High School Sports. Additionally we provide coverage and the latest news on the NFL, NBA, and MLB.