Elly De La Cruz wears a pendant of his mother’s picture on it constantly to serve as a reminder of all the moments he questioned

Elly De La Cruz always wears a pendant with his mother’s photo to reminds him of all of the times he doubted

Elly De La Cruz is a professional baseball infielder from the Dominican Republic, and he is valued $400,000.

What Is Elly De La Cruz’s Net Worth and Salary?

With the Cincinnati Reds, Elly De La Cruz made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut in 2023. In a game against the Atlanta Braves on June 23, 2023, he hit a single, double, triple, and home run to complete a hit for the cycle. Elly, who is 21 years old, became the youngest player to accomplish this accomplishment since César Cedeño did so in 1972.


Ahead of the 2023 season Elly De La Cruz signed a 1-year, $720,000 contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

Contract Details

De La Cruz signed with Big League Advance (now known as Big League Advantage) prior to entering the major leagues. Big League Advantage, LLC (BLA) is an investment fund that gives athletes the tools they need to help turn their dreams into reality, according to the official BLA website. Players are given capital, not loans, and they are free to keep the money whether they advance to the next level or not. We take pride in the accomplishments of players that advance to the next level.”

Elly will give BLA 10% of every dollar he earns as long as he plays in the Major League Baseball. Former pitcher Michael Schwimer started the business in 2016. “This financial decision could haunt Cincinnati Reds rookie Elly De La Cruz,” was the subject of an opinion piece written about this agreement by MSNBC columnist Julio Ricardo Varela in June 2023. Varela stated, “De La Cruz will probably owe BLA tens of millions of dollars if he does make hundreds of millions of dollars in the majors.” One of the harsh facts of America’s favorite past time is that it is inextricably related to hot dogs, peanuts, and cool beer, as well as the systematic exploitation of players, particularly Black Spanish-speaking Latino players.”

Elly De La Cruz net worth and salary

Early Life

On January 11, 2002, in Sabana Grande de Boyá, Dominican Republic, Elly Antonio De La Cruz was born. Among his eight siblings is Pedro, his fraternal twin brother. The fact that Elly is nine inches taller than Pedro has confused some who are unfamiliar with the twins. In June 2023, Pedro stated to ESPN, “They claim it’s not true. Thus, all we need to do to win folks around is to present them with the birth certificate.”

In a 2023 interview with the “Cincinnati Enquirer,” De La Cruz revealed that he left his childhood home at the age of six. “He would train me and give me food,” he claimed. “My coach’s brother offered me a chance to live with him.” You have to ask my mom, I told him. They decided what to do after that, and I moved in with my coach’s brother.”

Elly participated in baseball training at a Santo Domingo academy and was a pitcher and left fielder for neighborhood teams. He won over the Vilorio family during a tournament, and they signed him to their new squad and “gave him a new glove, a new bat, and a new place to live.” “Cincinnati Enquirer,” De La Cruz said, “Treated me like a son.” They bestowed upon me everything. I have to express my gratitude to them for everything.”


Elly, an international free agent, inked a contract with the Cincinnati Reds in July 2018 and was given a signing bonus of $65,000. With the lower level Dominican Summer level Reds in 2019, he made his professional debut and finished with a.285 batting average in 43 games. 2020 saw De La Cruz miss action due to the cancellation of the minor league season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Elly participated in 2021 for the Arizona Complex League Reds, a Rookie-level affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, and the Daytona Tortugas, a Single-A Reds affiliate. In more than 60 games that season, he batted a combined.296/.336/.539 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs. De La Cruz participated in 2022 for the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double–A) and Dayton Dragons (High–A), two Reds affiliate teams. In 121 games, he amassed a career-high 28 home runs and 86 RBIs while hitting.304,.359, and.586. Elly expressed his gratitude for the honor of being chosen to play for the Reds in the 2022 All-Star Futures Game by saying, “It’s an All-Star Game, so you got to enjoy it, and I’m going to enjoy every bit of it.” I’m rather pleased with who I am and the job I’ve done up to this point. I’m ecstatic to have achieved it and am really proud of myself.”

In order to shield De La Cruz from the MLB’s Rule 5 draft, which “aims to prevent teams from stockpiling too many young players on their minor league affiliate teams when other organizations would be willing to have them play in the major leagues,” the Reds added him to the roster in November 2022. For the start of the 2023 season, Elly was optioned to the Louisville Bats, a Triple-A Reds affiliate. He batted.298/.398/.633 in 38 games for the squad, driving in 36 runs and driving in 12 runs. On June 6, 2023, he was promoted to the top leagues following Nick Senzel’s injury. De La Cruz hit his first major league home run the next day. He became the first Reds player to steal home, third, and second in one inning on July 8, 2023—a feat that hadn’t been accomplished in almost a century.

Personal Life

According to the “Cincinnati Enquirer,” Elly wears a pendant with his mother’s picture on it as a reminder of all the times he doubted his ability to play in the major leagues. He kept it there because it brings back memories of his childhood in the Dominican Republic, when all he wanted was a baseball jersey. It brings back memories of his mother Carmin telling him she would always be proud of him, regardless of how far his baseball career went.” “I just want to give everything to her,” De La Cruz remarked in reference to his mother. She’s why I’m here, and I want her to feel proud of me.”