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62 Rubby De La Rosa SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/205 | Birthdate: 3/4/1989 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 21/9 | Average Draft Position: 407.20
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Red Sox shuffle rotation for final week


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) WEEI.com reports that Brandon Workman and Rubby De La Rosa have been removed from the Red Sox's rotation for the final week of the season. Clay Buchholz, Anthony Ranaudo and Allen Webster are set to make starts against the Rays, and then Joe Kelly and Buchholz will start the last two games of the team's season-ending series against the Yankees.

Friday's starter in the series opener against the Yankees is still to be named, but Steven Wright is a candidate to get the nod. Wright has posted a 3.38 ERA in five relief appearances this season.


Rubby De La Rosa drops one Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Red Sox starter Rubby De La Rosa turned in a rough start Saturday against the Orioles.

De La Rosa allowed four runs on six hits over four innings. He struck out four and walked two during the outing. De La Rosa was solid to open things up, tossing two scoreless frames to open the game, but got himself in trouble in the third. After a Delmon Young single, Adam Jones launched a two-run shot out to right center. Christian Walker struck the next inning, hitting a solo shot. Another run came in on a sac fly during the inning. 

With the loss, De La Rosa dropped to 4-8. He’ll take on the Yankees in his next start. 


Rubby De La Rosa gets rocked in loss to Royals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa got rocked Saturday night at Kansas City, dropping to 4-7 on the year. He was shelled for five runs on six hits and no walks while striking out two over four innings of a 7-1 defeat.

Over his last four starts covering 18 innings of work, De La Rosa has allowed 14 earned runs. He owns a 4.31 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP over 17 starts (96 innings). His next start will come Saturday at Baltimore.

Long ball leads to early exit for Rubby De La Rosa


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) After getting out of jams in the third and fourth inning, a three-run, no-out homer in the fifth inning was too much for Rubby De La Rosa, as he exited with a deficit that the Red Sox could not recover from. Jose Bautista's blast sent De La Rosa to the showers, and the Blue Jays prevailed, 3-1, on Sunday.

The three runs were all that De La Rosa allowed, but he yielded a total of seven hits and two walks in four-plus innings. He struck out two batters in the effort.

While the flurry of baserunners contributed to De La Rosa's early exit, so may have a pitch limit. Red Sox manager John Farrell told the Boston Herald he would be watching De La Rosa's workload, saying, "we are not going to just let him go to unrestricted or 100-plus pitches." The 25-year-old threw 81 pitches in the outing.

De La Rosa's record fell to 4-6, while his ERA rose to 4.01.


Rubby De La Rosa surrenders three runs vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa didn't factor into Monday's decision after allowing three earned runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Rays.

De La Rosa was touched up for all three runs in a third inning that featured three singles and a double, but he otherwise pitched well in the no-decision. He owns a 3.89 ERA and 62:31 K:BB ratio in 88 innings. De La Rosa is scheduled to face the Blue Jays Saturday.


Rubby De La Rosa unable to go five innings Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa couldn’t go five innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

De La Rosa allowed three runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings. He did not record any strikeouts and walked two. De La Rosa performed well early, tossing two scoreless innings to open the game. He had trouble getting through the last couple of innings, though. De La Rosa proved hittable to begin the third, allowing a single and a double to open the frame. A ground out led to the first run of the game for Toronto. Walks were an issue the next inning. De La Rosa put two men on via the walk, and then gave up a run-scoring single. The final run allowed by De La Rosa was given up on a fielder’s choice.

De La Rosa left with the game tied, picking up a no-decision. He’ll take on the Rays in his next start.


Rubby De La Rosa loses despite strong start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Red Sox starter Rubby De La Rosa turned in a strong performance Thursday against the Angels.

De La Rosa allowed two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked three during the outing. De La Rosa ran into trouble early, giving up a single and a run-scoring double in the first inning. He settled in at that point, tossing five scoreless before the seventh. Erick Aybar led off the inning with a double, and came around to score on a sac fly. De La Rosa was replaced after giving up a single to Mike Trout.

De La Rosa was matched by Matt Shoemaker during the outing, and was a hard luck loser. He fell to 4-5. He’ll take on the Blue Jays in his next start.


Rubby De La Rosa roughed up Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Red Sox started Rubby De La Rosa got roughed up Saturday against the Astros.

De La Rosa allowed six runs on nine hits over four innings. He struck out two and walked four. De La Rosa put a ton of runners on base during the start. The Astros were fairly relentless against De La Rosa, scoring at least a run in each of his four innings. The Astros scored two runs in the first and third innings, and one run in the second and fourth. De La Rosa was chased after throwing 89 pitches. 

The Red Sox managed to battle back, giving De La Rosa a no-decision. His next start will come against the Angels. 


Rubby De La Rosa moves back to .500


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa picked up the win Sunday afternoon against the Angels, improving to 4-4 on the year. The right-hander permitted one run on five hits and three walks while striking out eight over seven innings of a 3-1 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 innings, De La Rosa has allowed two earned runs. He owns a 3.21 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 11 starts (67 1/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against Houston.


Rubby De La Rosa tosses six one-run innings vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa wasn't a factor in Tuesday's decision, giving up one earned run on six hits and three walks in six innings and striking out three in his team's 3-2 loss to the Cardinals.

De La Rosa's only blemish came on an RBI single in the fourth inning. It's his second straight quality start since putting up a dud on July 24, but he has failed to top three strikeouts in five straight outings. De La Rosa owns a 3.43 ERA and 40:19 K:BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Angels Sunday.


Value hard to find among Red Sox rotation candidates


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) The Red Sox have decided to go all-in on next season, turning the rotation over to a slew of young guys after the trades of Jon Lester and John Lackey prior to the deadline. With so many innings up for grabs, Fantasy owners will want to keep a close eye on how things shake out, especially given the team's abundance of seemingly capable young starters.

Among the group of pitchers expected to get a shot at some point down the stretch are Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, Brandon Workman and Joe Kelly. The latter four all have at least some major-league experience, though Ranaudo will get at least a taste of the majors when he debuts Friday against the Yankees. Of these five pitchers, who, if anyone, should Fantasy owners have their eyes on?

For now, it looks like De La Rosa, Ranaudo, Webster, Workman and Clay Buchholz have the next five spots in the rotation locked up, though a spot might open up for Kelly at some point once he reports to the team. De La Rosa, Buchholz and Kelly all have some measure of major-league success under their belts, though none profiles as a high-upside Fantasy option, given their middling track records so far. If upside is to be found, it is likely to come in the form of one of the other options. 

Webster has the best prospect pedigree among the group, and he and Ranaudo probably have the highest ceilings for now. Of course, the obvious caveats about young pitching apply. Though their upside is tantalizing, we simply don't have any record of success at the major-league level to depend on.

The Red Sox don't have a lot of sure things for their long-term rotation, and they will need to use these last few months get an idea of who they can count on next season. The question for Fantasy owners is whether they want their roster to be the team's laboratory during the most important months of the season. 

The young guys in Boston will all get their turns, but there isn't anyone in the rotation right now that screams "must-add," either due to a lack of upside or proven track record. AL-only owners might be smart to take a flier on anyone currently in the team's rotation, but it doesn't look like anyone here is worth consideration in mixed-leagues at this time. 


Rubby De La Rosa takes loss in quality start Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa was stuck with a loss Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings and striking out just one in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Blue Jays.

De La Rosa (3-4) bounced back from an ugly effort in his last start, but he still took his second straight loss after giving up a solo home run in the second inning and a two-run double in the fourth. He owns a 3.64 ERA and 37:16 K:BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings. De La Rosa is scheduled to face the Cardinals next Tuesday.


Rubby De La Rosa chased early


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa entered Thursday's start at Toronto with a 2.64 ERA in seven major-league starts, but he was unable to keep it going. The Blue Jays knocked him around for nine hits and seven runs (six earned) in four innings, though they also benefitted from shoddy defense.

De La Rosa walked two batters and struck out one in what was easily his worst start this year. He'll get another crack at Toronto on Tuesday at Fenway Park.


Rubby De La Rosa not getting enough love


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Maybe it's because the Red Sox wouldn't commit to either him and Brandon Workman for their final rotation spot in the weeks leading up to the All-Star break, but for some reason, Rubby De La Rosa is owned in 38 percent of Fantasy leagues. On talent alone, he deserves better than that.

And now that he's likely secured his rotation spot with seven strong innings against the Royals Saturday, he deserves better on merit as well.

In seven major-league starts this season, he has a 2.64 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. What more do you need to know than that? True, the strikeout rate could be higher for a player with his skill set, but simply knowing he has that skill set should only accentuate his performance so far.

Not every start has been a gem, but he's pitched seven innings or more in four of them and has mostly avoided the control problems that popped up from time to time in the minors. Plus, he's eligible at relief pitcher if that matters in your format.

Jeff Locke, Tom Koehler, Francisco Liriano and Chris Young are just a few of the starting pitchers owned in more leagues than De La Rosa who aren't as valuable as him in my eyes.


Rubby De La Rosa tosses seven one-run innings in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa picked up a win Saturday after giving up one earned run on five hits and four walks in seven innings and striking out two in his team's 2-1 victory over the Royals.

De La Rosa (3-2) posted the lowest number of strikeouts and the highest number of walks in a start this season but managed to keep the Royals' offense at bay throughout the game. He owns a 2.64 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB ratio in 44 1/3 innings. De La Rosa is scheduled to face the Blue Jays Thursday.


Red Sox announce rotation plans for start of second half


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Red Sox announced Clay Buchholz will be on the mound for the team's second-half opener Friday vs. Kansas City. He will be followed in the three-game series by Rubby De La Rosa and Jon Lester.

John Lackey will then open a series at Toronto July 21. He will be followed by Jake Peavy before the rotation resets.

It appears for the time being that Brandon Workman will remain in the minors. He was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket Wednesday in order to clear a roster spot for De La Rosa.


Rubby De La Rosa can't pick up a quality start Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa lasted five innings Wednesday against the White Sox.

De La Rosa allowed three runs on six hits over those five innings. He did not issue any walks and struck out three hitters. Home runs were an issue for De La Rosa. Jose Abreu hit a solo shot off De La Rosa in the first inning, and Conor Gillaspie followed that up with another solo shot the following inning. Gillaspie then scored again on an error the following inning, accounting for the third run.

De La Rosa did not factor into the decision, as the Red Sox came back to win late. It’s unclear where he will slot into the rotation coming out of the All-Star break. 


Rubby De La Rosa recalled to start Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa was recalled after Tuesday's game, and he'll be the starting pitcher for Wednesday's matchup with the White Sox.

De La Rosa delivered a five performance in five starts with the Red Sox earlier this season, posting a 2.51 ERA and 30:8 K:BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings. He owns a 3.45 ERA and 57:25 K:BB ratio in 60 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket.


Rubby De La Rosa could start Wednesday vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa is a candidate to make Wednesday's start against the White Sox after being pulled from his last start after just one inning, MLB.com reports.

"We took him out so he would be a candidate for sure," manager John Farrell said Monday. "He and [Anthony] Ranaudo have been throwing the ball well there. But Rubby was shortened for the specific purpose of being a candidate for Wednesday."

De La Rosa did an admirable job while plugging a hole in the rotation in late May and early June, posting a 2.51 ERA and 30:8 K:BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings. He could fill a regular role in the major-league rotation in the near future.


Rubby De La Rosa sent down Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa has been sent down Saturday.

De La Rosa was demoted in order to make room for Mookie Betts. The club was expected to do whatever it could to keep De La Rosa in the rotation, but couldn't do so. He'll start Tuesday in Pawtucket, and could return to the majors sooner than expected. 


No more waiting on Rubby De La Rosa


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/27/2014) If you've been passing up Rubby De La Rosa all this time, you're not alone. The uncertainty over his role with Felix Doubront and Clay Buchholz due to return from the DL had me hesitant to add him as well, at least in shallower leagues.

But no more. As CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman noted on Friday's Fantasy Baseball Today, the Red Sox will try their darndest to keep De La Rosa in the rotation, even if that means going the six-man route or, as one Red Sox beat writer suggested, moving Jake Peavy to the bullpen.

Doubront has already gotten bumped, so that's one man down.

As for De La Rosa, he can hit 100 mph with his fastball and has a developed enough secondary arsenal to make the most of it. Like most young hard-throwers, his control can get the best of him at times -- or at least it did in the minors. But so far in five big-league starts, it hasn't been an issue. Further demonstrating his dominance, he's gone seven innings or more in three of those starts, allowing a combined nine hits between them.

And he's eligible at relief pitcher, as if you needed another reason to add him in Head-to-Head points leagues.


Red Sox willing to consider 'everything available' in rotation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) The Red Sox are willing to consider "everything available" to them in the rotation, according to the Providence Journal.

The team is attempting to figure out which players should retain a spot in the rotation. After Jake Peavy was hit hard again Tuesday, the situation has become a bit more dire. Brandon Workman seems like he's slated for a spot in the rotation, but the club also wants to keep Rubby De La Rosa around. It's unclear if Peavy would get a break from starting, or wind up on the disabled list with a phantom injury. 

Through 98 2/3 innings, Peavy has a 4.93 ERA. 


Rubby De La Rosa fans seven in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa was dominant Saturday against the A's, but didn't get much help in a 2-1 extra-innings loss.

De La Rosa finished seven innings for the second straight start, and allowed just one run along the way. He scattered four hits and a walk over his seven innings, while striking out seven batters on 100 pitches while settling for a no-decision.

De La Rosa has tossed seven innings of one-run ball or better in three of his five starts, but is just 2-2 so far. He carries a 2.51 ERA into his next start, set for Friday against the Yankees. 


Rubby De La Rosa relies on fastball to snap losing streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) After two straight losses, Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa bounced back Monday against Minnesota, allowing one hit over seven scoreless innings during a 1-0 victory. De La Rosa explained relying on his fastball led to snapping his two-game losing streak.

"Last couple outings, I didn’t throw my fastball a lot because I feel confident with my changeup, so I threw my changeup a lot," De La Rosa said, per WEEI.com. "They told me to throw my fastball because I have a good fastball. Throw fastballs and then the changeup behind that, nobody can hit that. They’re not prepared for that. That’s different. This time I tried to throw more fastballs."

Manager John Farrell was impressed with how De La Rosa was able to make the strategic change Monday.

"To be aware to what hitters did to him in his last two starts, in Baltimore and Detroit, and to go out and trust his fastball more, that set the tone," Farrell said. "I think if anything he should have gained some additional trust in that pitch, it’s 93-98 [miles per hour] and he’s got plenty to go to. Part of his learning curve is happening in front of our eyes."


Rubby De La Rosa tosses seven one-hit innings Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa picked up a win Monday after allowing just one hit and three walks in seven scoreless innings and striking out three in his team's 1-0 victory over the Twins.

De La Rosa (2-2) has picked up a decision in each of his four starts, but Monday's outing was his best since his season debut, when he also pitched seven scoreless innings while striking out eight batters. He owns a 2.84 ERA and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 25 1/3 innins. De La Rosa isn't scheduled for another start, but his success Monday could by him a shot against the A's this weekend.