Card: 2022 Choice Memphis Redbirds #6
Benjamin Amadeo DeLuzio (born August 9, 1994) is a professional baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but grew up in Orlando, Florida, where he attended The First Academy and played football and baseball. As a senior in 2013, he hit .424 with 21 RBIs.
He was selected by the Miami Marlins in the third round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign and instead enrolled at Florida State University to play college baseball. DeLuzio was a part of Florida State's starting lineup for all three seasons of his collegiate career. In both 2014 and 2015, he played in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks.
He went unselected in the 2016 Major League Baseball draft following his junior season and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks as a free agent. He spent six years as a member of the Diamondbacks organization, and reached as high as Triple-A with the Reno Aces in 2019 and 2021. After the 2021 season, he was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the minor league phase of the 2021 Rule 5 Draft.
The Cardinals assigned him to the Memphis Redbirds to open the 2022 season and on September 1, 2022, the Cardinals selected DeLuzio's contract and promoted him (8:59) to the major leagues.
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