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Anthony DeSclafani | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (0) / TOR
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Anthony DeSclafani worked six innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a win over the Cardinals.
The only run St. Louis managed the entire night came on a doubleplay groundout in the bottom of the fifth inning by pinch-hitter Matt Adams, scoring Aledmys Diaz from third base. DeSclafani struck out three and walked two, yielding six total hits. He finishes the 2016 regular season with a promising 3.28 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 105/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings. Sep 28 - 11:13 PM

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Anthony DeSclafani struggled in Friday's loss to the Brewers, allowing five runs on six hits over his six-plus frames.

DeSclafani walked three and struck out four on the night. He carried a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning where the Brewers erupted for three runs to chase him and put the game out of reach. Even with the rough outing, he still owns a very respectable 3.38 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 117 1/3 innings on the year. He'll take the hill for the final time this season on Wednesday against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Sep 23 - 11:08 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was pounded for six hits and six runs (four earned) over four innings in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

It just wasn't his day. The Bucs got to him for three runs in the first and two more in the third on a home run by Sean Rodriguez. The 85-pitch outing was his shortest since June 15. DeSclafani finished the afternoon with four strikeouts and three walks. Despite his struggles on Saturday, DeSclafani still carries an impressive 3.15 ERA over 18 outings this year. He'll look to bounce back Friday night in Milwaukee.
Sep 17 - 4:53 PM

Anthony DeSclafani will have his next turn in the Reds' rotation skipped.

The initial thought was that he'd just be pushed back a day, but apparently he'll be given a bigger break. DeSclafani has thrown just 129 1/3 innings in 2016 after battling an early-season oblique issue, but the Reds apparently think some extra rest will do him some good. Keyvius Sampson is making a spot start Monday.
Sep 11 - 12:03 PM

Anthony DeSclafani allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mets.

DeSclafani was victimized by poor defense and all-around execution in this one, falling to 8-3 on the season. He struck out seven and issued only one walk, though Jose Reyes tagged him for a leadoff homer in the top of the first and Curtis Granderson went deep in the top of the sixth. DeSclafani still has a bright 2.93 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 94/22 K/BB ratio over 107 1/3 innings this year.
Sep 7 - 4:12 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was handed a no-decision after yielding two runs in seven innings Friday against the Cardinals.

The only damage came via the home run ball, as Yadier Molina took him deep in the second inning before Randal Grichuk connected for a blast in the fifth. DeSclafani struck out three and walked just one and continues to be an unsung hero in fantasy leagues. After a late start to the year due to an oblique injury, he has posted a 2.93 ERA and 87/21 K/BB ratio in 101 1/3 innings over 16 starts. His next turn will come against the Mets at home.
Sep 2 - 11:05 PM

Anthony DeSclafani gave up just four hits while striking out nine in a dominant complete-game shutout as the Reds beat the Diamondbacks 13-0 on Saturday.

All four hits were singles. The Diamondbacks were powerless against him all night. It was the first complete game of his career. DeSclafani missed the first two months of the season on the disabled list but has pitched at an ace-like level ever since returning. He is now 8-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 14 starts. He has 84 punchouts and 20 bases-on-balls in 94 1/3 innings.
Aug 27 - 11:49 PM

Anthony DeSclafani pitched well enough in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing four runs on eight hits over seven innings.

DeSclafani coughed up a solo home run to Chase Utley in the first inning and would go on to surrender two more runs in the third and one final run in the sixth. He threw 104 pitches (71 strikes) on the afternoon, notching six strikeouts against one walk in the process. The 26-year-old right-hander will bring a 7-2 record, 3.27 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into a road date with the Diamondbacks next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 21 - 4:39 PM

Anthony DeSclafani limited the Marlins to two runs over six innings in a win Tuesday.

The right-hander gave up seven hits without walking a batter and striking out six. The win improved him to 7-1 on the year, but it was his first win in four starts. In 13 starts total, DeSclafani owns a 3.10 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. The 26-year-old's next start will come Sunday against the Dodgers.
Aug 16 - 10:30 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was quality on Friday, limiting the Pirates to two runs in six innings while whiffing six batters in a no-decision.

He gave up only two hits and three walks. He may have held the Pirates scoreless if a wall-banging catch by Billy Hamilton had not been overturned via replay. DeSclafani has been fantastic after missing the first two months of the season with an injury. He has a 2.93 ERA with 58 strikeouts and 16 walks in 67 1/3 innings. Still 6-0, he has yet to lose a game after 11 starts.
Aug 5 - 10:39 PM

Anthony DeSclafani held the Padres to one run in six innings while striking out six but settled for a no-decision on Saturday.

He gave up four hits and two walks. He has yet to lose a game after 10 starts this year. His record holds at 6-0 with a 2.93 ERA in 61 1/3 innings. He has fanned 52 batters and walked only 13. He draws the Pirates on Friday.
Jul 31 - 12:24 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Anthony DeSclafani is "among the rotation names the Rangers are considering."

How willing the Reds would be to listen to offers for DeSclafani remains to be seen, as he's not slated for free agency until after the 2020 season. The right-hander missed a big chunk of the season with a nagging oblique injury but has returned to post a 2.50 ERA and 40/9 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings across eight starts.
Jul 22 - 11:17 AM

Anthony DeSclafani held the Braves to two runs over eight innings Wednesday in the Reds' 6-3 win.

DeSclafani pitched efficiently, scattering eight hits over his eight frames while walking none and striking out three. He gave up a Freddie Freeman solo shot in the top of the first inning and a Chase d'Arnaud RBI single in the top of the fifth, but that accounts for all of the damage. DeSclafani stands 5-0 with a 2.50 ERA through eight starts this season. He gets the Giants at AT&T Park next.
Jul 20 - 3:33 PM

Anthony DeSclafani turned in a quality start on Friday, striking out eight batters while giving up three runs in six innings as the Reds beat the Brewers 5-4.

He allowed six hits and didn't walk anyone. DeSclafani has been very effective in his seven starts since spending the first couple months of the season on the DL. He is now 4-0 with a 2.55 ERA in 42 1/3 innings. With only an average strikeout rate, his key to success has been his ability to limit walks and home runs.
Jul 15 - 11:02 PM

Anthony DeSclafani turned in a quality start in Wednesday's win over the Cubs, allowing three runs on eight hits over six innings.

DeSclafani struck out six and did not walk a batter. The Cubs scored a pair of runs off him in the second and another in the fifth. With the win, the 26-year-old right-hander improved to 3-0. He wraps up his first half holding a 2.32 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 29/9 K/BB ratio in his six starts.
Jul 6 - 6:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Rafael Lopez
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Tony Renda
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Steve Selsky
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Scott Schebler
2Hernan Iribarren
3Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
6Robert Stephenson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Jumbo Diaz
8Alfredo Simon
9Keyvius Sampson
10Wandy Peralta
11Josh Smith
12Cody Reed
13Matt Magill
14Abel de los Santos