Bryan Starling De La Cruz was born on December 16, 1996, he is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is 6 feet 2 inches tall. He made his MLB debut in 2021.
De La Cruz signed with the Houston Astros organization as an international free agent on September 24, 2013, for a $170,000 signing bonus. He spent his professional debut season with the Dominican Summer League Astros, hitting 262/.387/.317/.704 with one home run and 22 runs batted in (RBIs). His 2015 season was spent with the Gulf Coast League Astros, hitting .242/.313/.268/.582 with 12 RBIs.
In the 2018 season, De La Cruz played for Quad Cities and the Buies Creek Astros, hitting a combined .289/.367/.375/.742 with two home runs and 62 RBIs. De La Cruz split the 2019 season between the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and Corpus Christi, hitting a combined .280/.340/.428/.768 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs.
On July 28, 2021, the Astros traded De La Cruz and Austin Pruitt to the Miami Marlins in exchange for Yimi García. On July 30, Miami selected his contract and promoted him to the major leagues. He made his MLB debut that night against the New York Yankees.
On August 13, De La Cruz hit his first career grand slam off of Chicago Cubs starter Adbert Alzolay. De La Cruz made the Marlins Opening Day roster for the 2022 season.