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Rubby De La Rosa | Starting Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rubby De La Rosa yielded four runs -- three earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Giants.
De La Rosa probably pitched better tonight that he did in either of his two wins to open the season, but the run support wasn't as much in abundance. He's given up four homers through 18 innings, and until he stops doing serving up the long ball, he's not going to be an option in NL-only leagues. Apr 19 - 1:07 AM

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Rubby De La Rosa earned his second win, yielding three runs in six innings as the Diamondbacks defeated the Padres 8-4 on Monday.

De La Rosa allowed six hits and a walk while striking out five. The Padres struck for one run in each of the second, third, and fifth innings, but De La Rosa was mostly in control. He won on Tuesday despite struggling, so he's now 2-0 to start the season. If he wants to improve to 3-0, he can do so over the weekend at AT&T Park against the Giants.
Apr 14 - 1:47 AM

Rubby De La Rosa was able to narrowly escape with the win despite allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings, as the Diamondbacks held off the Giants for a 7-6 win on Tuesday.

The Giants were squaring De La Rosa up regularly as five of the eight hits he allowed were of the extra-base variety. Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford both registered home runs off of the right-hander. De La Rosa also walked two and struck out five on the evening. He'll try to improve in his next start at Petco Park against the Padres.
Apr 8 - 1:05 AM

Rubby De La Rosa threw well in his final Cactus League start on Thursday, limiting the White Sox to one run over six innings.

De La Rosa learned he had secured a rotation spot last week on the heels of a productive spring. He held the White Sox to four hits and a walk while striking out four. He concludes the spring with a 3.15 ERA and an 18/12 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. De La Rosa should have some NL-only appeal to start the season.
Apr 2 - 6:41 PM

Diamondbacks manger Chip Hale confirmed Tuesday that Rubby De La Rosa has secured a spot in the team's Opening Day rotation.

The 26-year-old right-hander has pitched decently in Cactus League play, though his 10 walks in 12 innings have led to a 1.42 WHIP. De La Rosa's strikeout ability makes him an interesting option in the later rounds of NL-only and deeper mixed league drafts.
Mar 24 - 9:36 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale admitted Sunday that Rubby De La Rosa was in good shape to secure a spot in the team's Opening Day rotation.

The 26-year-old has pitched well in Cactus League play, posting a 3.75 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 11/10 K/BB ratio in 12 innings. While his inconsistent command could lead to a high WHIP, his ability to rack up strikeouts makes him mixed league relevant if he indeed wins a spot in the rotation.
Mar 22 - 5:17 PM

Rubby De La Rosa allowed two runs over four innings of work on Thursday versus the Cubs.

De La Rosa yielded just two hits and struck out five, but he issued four walks and needed 72 pitches to cover four innings. He's now walked 10 over 12 frames so far during Cactus League play. De La Rosa has arguably the best upside of those competing for a spot in the Arizona rotation, but he's going to have to start throwing strikes.
Mar 19 - 11:38 PM

Rubby De La Rosa had control issues in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, walking four and allowing three runs over three innings of work.

De La Rosa cruised through the first inning but ran into trouble in the second, walking four batters and hitting another. In the third inning, his control was fine but the Mariners hit him for two more runs. It was a bump in the road for the 26-year-old, who had thrown five scoreless innings this spring prior to Saturday, as he tries to win a starting job in Arizona.
Mar 14 - 7:16 PM

Rubby De La Rosa struck out two over two scoreless innings of work in his Cactus League debut against the Rockies Wednesday.

De La Rosa allowed a lone hit and didn't walk anyone. It will be a big spring for the 26-year-old, who came over from the Red Sox in the Wade Miley trade. De La Rosa throws smoke and should have a shot at winning a rotation spot with a good showing. Wednesday was a good start.
Mar 4 - 6:16 PM

Diamondbacks acquired RHP Rubby De La Rosa, RHP Allen Webster and INF Raymel Flores from the Red Sox for LHP Wade Miley.

The hard-throwing 25-year-old is the headliner of the deal for the Diamondbacks. While he had mixed results in 18 starts for the Red Sox in 2014, De La Rosa has top of the rotation potential and should be able to secure a spot in the Diamondbacks Opening Day rotation. With his ability to miss bats and a move to the pitcher-friendly league, he represents a very intriguing option in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 07:57:00 PM

Rubby De La Rosa will not make another start this season.

It's possible he'll appear in relief, but knuckleballer Steven Wright is expected to start on Friday in De La Rosa's place. The Red Sox are just keeping the youngster's innings in check, as De La Rosa has easily reached his career high with 160 frames this season between the minors and majors.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Rubby De La Rosa gave up six runs (four earned) on six hits in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Three of the six runs came via the long ball, as De La Rosa saw taters from Adam Jones and Christian Walker leave the park in the third and fourth innings, respectively. De La Rosa struck out four and walked two over four innings while picking up the loss. So far this season, De La Rosa's numbers, like his team, have split the nexus of mediocrity. A 4.50 ERA, a 1.49 WHIP and a .292 BAA in 100 innings pitched for a 67-87 Red Sox club.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Rubby De La Rosa was shelled for five earned runs in four innings Saturday in a loss to the Royals.

Kansas City jumped on De La Rosa early, pouring in two runs in the bottom of the first inning and another three in the fourth. The 25-year-old right-hander is now 4-7 with a 4.31 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 96 innings this season. He could be shut down next week.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:01:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday that the club has "got a number in mind" as far as Rubby De La Rosa's innings limit this season.

He wouldn't reveal the exact number, but it's fair to guess that it's fast approaching given that De La Rosa's 148 frames this season is nearly 40 more than his previous career high. De La Rosa will start against the Blue Jays Sunday and it doesn't sound like he'll go deep into the game. "We’ve got a threshold in mind," Farrell said. "We cut him fairly short last time even though I thought he was throwing the ball very well. We are probably going to be a little bit shorter. We are not going to just let him go to unrestricted or 100-plus pitches."
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 09:21:00 AM

Rubby De La Rosa was charged with three runs over 5 1/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Rays.

De La Rosa permitted six hits, didn't walk anyone and recorded four punchouts. He needed 95 pitches to cover the 5 1/3 frames and has now failed to go six innings in three of his last four starts. He'll try to get back on track this weekend against the Blue Jays.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 05:33:00 PM

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S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Rubby De La Rosa
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