One of the most challenging feats in the game of baseball is hitting for the cycle. Tallying four hits in a game is hard. Hitting a home run is hard. Hitting a triple is even harder. But doing all of these things in the same game is a riduculous feat at any level of baseball.
A few weeks ago, baseball's most electric young star, Elly De La Cruz set the baseball world on fire when he hit for the cycle against the Atlanta Braves. Fellow rookie Matt McLain hit for the cycle earlier this season while still at Triple-A Louisville.
On Friday, one of the Cincinnati Reds youngest prospects achieved the same feat, albeit with a bit less attention, pressure, and competition.
Emerging Reds prospect Carlos Jorge hits for cycle while fielding brand new position.
For the entire 2023 season, Cincinnati Reds infielder Carlos Jorge has been emerging as a breakout prospect. It's easy to be overshadowed in a farm system that features players like Noelvi Marte, Edwin Arroyo, and Connor Phillips.
Jorge, however, has emerged and began climbing up the prospect rankings day by day. The second baseman furthered his push as a breakout young star on Friday night, where he used his mixture of power and speed to hit for the cycle.
The cycle watch began in the bottom of the first inning when Jorge tripled on the first pitch he saw. Jorge pounded a home run in the bottom of the third inning, his eighth of the season.
In the fifth inning, the 19-year-old ambushed another first pitch, slugging a double in his third at-bat of the day, leaving him just a base hit away from the cycle. With Jorge leading off the eighth inning, he was able to drive a single to right field for a cycle before he even turns 20 years old.
Buy your stock in Carlos Jorge now. He is currently rated as the Cincinnati Reds 11th-best prospect according to MLB Pipeline, but that is sure to change in the near future. By the way, Jorge did all this while playing center field for the first time in his minor leauge career.