Junior outfielder Chris Cruz has been named the No. 6 prospect in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League after standing out last season and being named a first-team league all-star over the summer. Four out of the five prospects listed above Cruz have been drafted by the MLB.
In summer league, Cruz led the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs with a .319 batting average batting in the second spot of the lineup. The eight home runs that Cruz racked up tied for the team’s lead and his onbase percentage (.407) and RBIs (40) put him in second. The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is a summer wood bat league that showcases teams from upstate New York. The teams are all comprised of about 30 players — all of whom are college eligible — to get together and play over the summer.
Overall, last season was momentous for both the Red and Cruz — he knocked out a two-run homerun in the 11th inning of Game 3 in the Ivy Championship Series, giving him the program-record 12th homerun of the season and placed him on the top 10 list for program history. Cornell hopes that Cruz will be just as influential this season as he has been in the past, leading the Red to another epic season.