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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 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

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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

Anthony DeSclafani delivered a strong effort in a no-decision against the Nationals on Friday, striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball.

The right-hander walked two and allowed six hits on the evening. Daniel Murphy was responsible for all of the damage against him, coming through with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and an RBI double in the sixth. He'll carry a terrific 1.78 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 23/9 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Cubs in Chicago.
Jul 1 - 11:43 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was marvelous in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Padres, tossing eight innings of five-hit shutout ball.

DeSclafani struck out five without walking a batter. He figures to sleep well tonight after throwing 117 pitches (77 strikes). Through his first four starts -- an oblique injury kept him off the mound for the first two months of the season -- the 26-year-old right-hander holds a sharp 1.52 ERA and slightly more dull 1.31 WHIP. He will look to continue rounding into form when he takes to the road for a date with the Nationals in his next scheduled start.
Jun 26 - 3:56 PM

Anthony DeSclafani allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

His third start since coming off the disabled list was his best yet, as the right-hander gave up five hits and a walk while striking out six. He now owns a 2.30 ERA through those three starts, but his 1.66 WHIP speaks to the fact that he's still rounding into form. DeSclafani made a name for himself in 2015 and will look to continue knocking the rust off Sunday against the Padres.
Jun 21 - 11:05 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was lifted with two outs in the third inning on Wednesday versus the Braves, having allowed four runs (only one earned) on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

There has been no word of an injury to account for the early trip to the showers. DeSclafani was making just his second start of the season after missing the first two months to an oblique injury. Due to the six hits, three walks and an error his pitch count was mounting quickly and he was relieved after making 76 offerings. He now has a 2.08 ERA in eight innings pitched for the season, even though he has walked more batters (six) than he has whiffed (four).
Jun 16 - 1:16 AM

Returning from injury, Anthony DeSclafani held the Athletics to one run on eight hits in six innings but took a no-decision in his first start of the season in a 2-1 Reds victory on Friday.

DeSclafani did not blow Oakland hitters away, striking out only two while walking three. He gave up eight hits, including a home run to Stephen Vogt, but that was all the damage the Athletics could muster. This was DeSclafani's first game of the year after missing the first two months to an oblique injury. Pundits were high on the Reds' young righthander this winter after he finished his rookie campaign in strong fashion strong last year.
Jun 10 - 10:56 PM

Reds activated Anthony DeSclafani from the 60-day disabled list.

When DeSclafani takes the mound against the A's on Friday night, he will be making his season debut. An oblique strain sidelined for the first two months of the season. For reference's sake, DeSclafani held a 4.05 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 151/55 K/BB ratio over 184 2/3 innings. If he is floating around on the waiver wire, those in deeper mixed-league formats would do well to take a chance here.
Jun 10 - 5:48 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Rafael Lopez
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Scott Schebler
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Jumbo Diaz
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon