Detroit Tigers Potential Top-100 Prospect – Jose De La Cruz
Jose De La Cruz is such a long shot to make a Top-100 prospect list that there are zero pictures of him in our system. So please enjoy the above photo of an adorable baby cheetah named Donni. De La Cruz doesn’t quite have cheetah speed, but he has some of the most raw power in system, to go along with a strong arm and a chance to stick in center field. The main problem here is De La Cruz has only played in the Dominican Summer League, and there’s a pretty good chance he never gets into full-season ball this year. He’s raw in all facets of the game, but De La Cruz has the physical tools to be an above-average big leaguer. To land on Top-100 lists next year he’ll have to show real growth on the skills front, and probably have to put up eye-popping numbers in Low-A ball.