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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
Contract: view contract details

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MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners are talking potential trades with the Rays and Reds as they look for a starting pitcher.
Morosi didn't list any names that the Mariners are targeting, but it's safe to assume they've talked to the Reds about Anthony DeSclafani and to the Rays about any of their starters other than Blake Snell. That the Mariners are interested in adding rotation help doesn't come as a surprise, as they could use at least one and possibly two starters. Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:27:00 PM

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T.R. Sullivan of reports that the Rangers have spoken to the Reds about starters Anthony DeSclafani and Dan Straily.

Sullivan notes that the Reds "need relief" and that Rangers setup man Jeremy Jeffress is "of interest," but it doesn't sound like these discussions are very far along. DeSclafani posted a cool 3.28 ERA, 1.216 WHIP, and 105/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings this past season for Cincinnati and he is under club control through 2020. He should command much more than bullpen help, but the Reds don't always operate in the wisest of ways.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that teams have been inquiring on Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani.

Heyman opines that the Reds are probably not inclined to move him. We know that the Reds are also getting hits on Billy Hamilton and Dan Straily while also trying to move Zack Cozart and Brandon Phillips. DeSclafani posted a 3.28 ERA and 105/30 K/BB ratio over 123 1/3 innings this past season. He's not close to being expensive yet, so there's no sense of urgency to move him.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 02:14:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:13:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:08:00 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 04:53:00 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.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 12:03:00 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.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 04:12:00 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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 11:05:00 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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:49:00 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.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 04:39:00 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.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 10:30:00 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.
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 10:39:00 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.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 12:24:00 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.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 11:17:00 AM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
4Shawn Zarraga
5Rob Brantly
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Dilson Herrera
3Tony Renda
4Hernan Iribarren
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Jesse Winker
3Zach Walters
4Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
3Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
2Desmond Jennings
3Ryan Raburn
4Aristides Aquino
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Cody Reed
5Scott Feldman
6Tim Adleman
7Bronson Arroyo
8Robert Stephenson
9Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Drew Storen
3Michael Lorenzen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Jumbo Diaz
7Wandy Peralta
8Austin Brice
9Ariel Hernandez
10Lisalverto Bonilla
11Nefi Ogando
12Lucas Luetge
13Louis Coleman