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Jorge De La Rosa | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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ESPN's Jayson Stark hears that the Rockies want a "young impact starter" in return for Jorge De La Rosa.
Stark adds that the Rockies are "very unlikely" to find such a return given that De La Rosa owns a rough 4.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 18 starts this season and is set to become a free agent this winter. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that the Orioles are "monitoring" the 33-year-old left-hander, but it doesn't sound like the two teams are going to be able to find a common ground for a trade. The O's would be taking a step backward if they moved one of their young pitching prospects for a mediocre rental. Jul 10 - 1:04 PM

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A source tells Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that the Orioles are "monitoring" Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa.

The O's are in the market for a starting pitcher and the Rockies have been identified as one of the teams that will likely be sellers at the deadline, so the rumor makes some sense. Connolly notes that De La Rosa was once purchased by the Red Sox when current Orioles general manager Dan Duquette was the team's GM. The southpaw has a 4.75 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 18 starts this season, and he'll be a free agent this winter.
Jul 9 - 7:53 PM

Jorge De La Rosa (back) was cracked for eight runs -- seven earned -- over 3 1/3 innings in a loss on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

De La Rosa is probably happy Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter across from him, because nobody will remember his dud. He left Friday night's game after three innings with lower back tightness, but the pain subsided and he was medically cleared to take the hill this evening. That outing ended a stretch in which he'd gone 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA over three starts, which came on the heels of a far better seven-outing run of dominance in which he went 6-0 with a 1.80 ERA. It's possible that JDLR isn't physically right at the moment. Either way, it was clear he was sent into battle prematurely. The veteran left-hander falls to 6-6 with a 4.75 ERA. If he doesn't need a break, De La Rosa will get the Cardinals in Coors Field on Tuesday.
Jun 19 - 1:15 AM

Jorge De La Rosa (back) has been cleared to start on Wednesday against the Dodgers.

De La Rosa exited his last outing after three innings with lower back tightness, but he's feeling fine now. The veteran left-hander holds a 4.12 ERA with 59 strikeouts over 74 1/3 innings this season.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 18 - 9:52 AM

Jorge De La Rosa (back) expects to make his next start Wednesday versus the Dodgers.

De La Rosa had to leave Friday night's game against the Giants early with lower back tightness. "It felt like something was definitely really bad, but I came in [to the training room] and had some treatment, then I was better," he said Saturday. The left-hander is 6-5 on the season with a 4.12 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 74 1/3 innings.
Jun 14 - 5:44 PM

Jorge De La Rosa was forced to leave Friday's start against the Giants after three innings due to tightness in his lower back.

The veteran southpaw allowed a pair of runs on five hits and two walks before departing. He has dealt with back issues in the past, though it remains unclear how much time this particular issue may cause him to miss.
Jun 14 - 12:24 AM

Jorge De La Rosa allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

The game was called after the top of the sixth inning due to rain, but the weather had little to do with De La Rosa's struggles. He gave up four hits and walked four on the afternoon, seeing his ERA rise above four for the first time since the middle of May with the bad game. On a brighter note, he did strike out eight before exiting. He'll take a 4.04 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into Friday's meeting with the Giants.
Jun 8 - 10:52 PM

Jorge De La Rosa got his sixth win, allowing one run over six innings as the Rockies defeated the Phillies 6-2 on Tuesday.

De La Rosa outdueled Cole Hamels, allowing six hits, walking two, and striking out four in the effort. The lefty has now strung together five consecutive quality starts (excluding May 22's suspended game with the Giants). De La Rosa will take his 3.66 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in search of his seventh win in his next start at home against the Diamondbacks.
May 27 - 11:58 PM

Jorge De La Rosa pitched three hitless innings before a long rain delay ended his start Thursday.

While Tim Hudson was laboring when the tarp was pulled, De La Rosa was locked in and seemingly on his way to one of his best outings of the year. Still, the Rockies weren't willing to risk sending him back out after a wait of more than an hour and a half.
May 22 - 8:26 PM

Jorge De La Rosa carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Friday, and wound up allowing just one hit and a walk over seven scoreless frames in a victory over the Padres.

Chris Denorfia’s triple in the seventh brought an end to the no-hit bid. The veteran southpaw punched out five and was in complete command against the Padres anemic offense on the night. Now 5-3 on the season, he’ll carry a 4.14 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into Thursday’s start against the Giants.
May 16 - 11:57 PM

Jorge De La Rosa's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Tuesday to Friday due to mild back tightness.

It doesn't sound like it's a big deal, but the Rockies want to be cautious. Franklin Morales will move up to start on Tuesday. De La Rosa has posted a 4.81 ERA over eight starts this season.
May 11 - 12:19 PM

Jorge De La Rosa yielded three runs over six innings in a win over the Mets on Friday.

De La Rosa gave up eight hits and three walks, so things could have been worse, but he managed to wiggle out of some jams. The Mets also did him some favors. After going 0-3 over his first four starts, the southpaw has won each of his last three outings. He'll look to improve upon his 5.11 ERA with a start against the Rangers in Texas next week.
May 3 - 12:04 AM

Jorge De La Rosa allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in a win over the Dodgers on Sunday.

De La Rosa won for his second straight start, inducing 13 ground ball outs while striking out three. He's settled in after a rough patch to begin the year, allowing four earned runs over his last 18 innings through three starts. De La Rosa will look to keep getting better when he faces the Mets on Friday.
Apr 27 - 9:24 PM

Jorge De La Rosa picked up his first win of the year after allowing one run in five innings against the Giants on Monday.

Fortunately, the Rockies had the big lead. Otherwise, De La Rosa might have gotten yanked after a walk and a ground-rule double in the fifth. He ended up throwing 102 pitches to get his 15 outs. It's a step in the right direction, but it doesn't make him any more fantasy relevant.
Apr 22 - 12:53 AM

Jorge De La Rosa hurled his first quality start of the season, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits over six innings in a 4-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

The left-hander whiffed four and walked one. As implied above, this was by far De La Rosa's best start of the season, as he logged only 4 1/3 frames in each one of his first three outings. He's 0-3 with a 7.58 ERA, but look beneath the surface and you see a 1.42 WHIP and 20/8 K/BB ratio that suggest things haven't been as quite as bad as they appear. De La Rosa and the Rockies host San Francisco on Monday.
Apr 17 - 1:06 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kyle Parker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Eddie Butler
8Tyler Matzek
9Jair Jurrjens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Tommy Kahnle
7Nick Masset
8Chad Bettis
9Brooks Brown
10Franklin Morales