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Anthony DeSclafani | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Anthony DeSclafani struggled in a losing effort against the Braves on Friday, allowing four runs on four hits over his five innings.
DeSclafani struck out five but also issued five walks on the night. He cruised through the first three innings unscathed until opposing starter Mike Foltynewicz slashed a two-run double in the fourth inning and Kelly Johnson blasted a two-run bomb in the fifth. Even with the rough outing, the young right-hander will carry an impressive 2.03 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 26/11 K/BB ratio into Thursday's start against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. May 1 - 10:20 PM

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Anthony DeSclafani allowed five runs -- one earned -- over five innings Sunday in the Reds' loss to the Cubs.

DeSclafani was victimized by fielding errors from Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips in taking his first loss of the 2015 season. Because four of the Cubs' runs were unearned, DeSclafani still boasts a shiny 1.04 ERA in 26 innings to go along with a 0.77 WHIP and 21/6 K/BB ratio. He'll hope for some better defense next Friday in Atlanta.
Apr 26 - 4:10 PM

Saturday's game between the Cubs and the Reds has been postponed due to rain.

The teams sat through a four-hour rain delay before the game was called. No makeup date has been announced. Anthony DeSclafani and Jake Arrieta will have their starts pushed back to Sunday. The Cubs won 7-3 Friday in the series opener.
Apr 25 - 5:33 PM

Anthony DeSclafani held the Brewers scoreless over eight innings on Monday as the Reds won 6-1.

Though it was against the lowly Brewers, DeSclafani gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out five. DeSclafani was a popular sleeper pick coming into the season and he's already paying dividends. The right-hander owns a 0.86 ERA, a 0.62 WHIP, and a 16/4 K/BB ratio over 21 innings. DeSclafani will attempt to remain undefeated in his next start at home versus the Cubs.
Apr 20 - 9:59 PM

Anthony DeSclafani threw seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits, as the Reds edged the Cubs 3-2 on Tuesday.

DeSclafani walked two to go with his two hits allowed, striking out five in the win. He's now turned in two good starts to begin the year, owning a 1.38 ERA and 0.77 WHIP through 13 innings. The win was his first of the season, and he'll look to add another Monday at the Brewers.
Apr 14 - 11:23 PM

Anthony DeSclafani limited the Pirates to two runs over six innings Thursday in the Reds' win.

DeSclafani was left with a no-decision because the Reds didn't take the lead until the ninth inning. The 25-year-old right-hander pitched pretty well overall, holding the Bucs to five hits and a walk while striking out six. He had a very good spring and is a favorite fantasy sleeper for some in 2015. DeSclafani will face the Cubs at Wrigley Field next time out.
Apr 9 - 4:43 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was touched up for six runs over six innings of work on Monday against the Padres.

He walked just one and struck out four, but DeSclafani was undone by the longball, serving up three homers. It's a hiccup in what has otherwise been a great spring, as the soon-to-be 25-year-old entered the day with a 1.83 Cactus League ERA. DeSclafani will open the season in the Reds' rotation.
Mar 30 - 8:45 PM

Anthony DeSclafani went four scoreless innings in Saturday's start against the Rockies.

DeSclafani scattered two hits and two walks while fanning three. The right-hander is in the mix for a spot at the back of the Reds' starting rotation. DeSclafani made his major league debut with the Marlins last season and wrapped up the season with a 6.27 ERA over 33 innings.
Mar 14 - 7:24 PM

Anthony DeSclafani allowed one run over two innings in Wednesday's Cactus League loss to the Indians.

DeSclafani gave a one-out double to Carlos Moncrief, who advanced to third base on a fielding error by first baseman Chris Dominguez and came around to score on a sacrifice fly. The right-hander, acquired from the Marlins during the offseason, appears to have a good shot at making the Reds' rotation. Despite a 6.27 ERA in 33 innings last season, DeSclafani posted an impressive 26/5 K/BB ratio, which gives him a lot of utility if he can repeat it over a larger sample size.
Mar 4 - 5:49 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said that Anthony DeSclafani is "certainly one of the favorites to make our rotation."

As it stands right now, Tony Cingrani and DeSclafani look like the favorites to come away with the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively. However, they'll face competition from Cuban Raisel Iglesias, David Holmberg, Dylan Axelrod and Jason Marquis. Acquired from the Marlins in the Mat Latos trade, DeSclafani struggled in his brief time in the majors in 2014 but boasts a career 3.23 ERA in the minors and has middle-of-the-rotation upside.
Jan 25 - 9:52 AM

Reds acquired RHP Anthony DeSclafani and C Chad Wallach from the Marlins for RHP Mat Latos.

DeSclafani registered a troubling 6.27 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 33 innings (five starts and eight relief appearances) this past season for the Marlins, but he has good minor league numbers. The 24-year-old right-hander will presumably compete for a spot in the Reds' Opening Day starting rotation next spring in Arizona.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:43:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was reinstated from his suspension on Friday.

The 24-year-old hurler was given a three-game ban after intentionally hitting Carlos Gomez with a pitch on September 11. He's in the midst of a brutal season, compiling a 6.61 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through his 31 1/3 frames.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 04:59:00 AM

Anthony DeSclafani lost the appeal of his three-game suspension and will begin serving it Tuesday.

DeSclafani was given the punishment for intentionally hitting Carlos Gomez with a pitch on September 11. The 24-year-old right-hander owns a rough 6.61 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 31 1/3 innings this season.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Anthony DeSclafani three games for intentionally hitting Carlos Gomez with a pitch during Thursday's game.

DeSclafani hit Gomez with a pitch after warnings were issued. He's appealing the suspension. Mike Fiers was fined for his role in the altercation.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was ejected from Thursday's game against the Brewers in the sixth inning after hitting Carlos Gomez with a pitch.

It was bound to happen given what went down the inning prior with Giancarlo Stanton and Reed Johnson. It's possible DeSclafini will receive a short suspension.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Homer Bailey
3Mike Leake
4Anthony DeSclafani
5Jason Marquis
6Michael Lorenzen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Kevin Gregg
8Carlos Contreras
9Sean Marshall