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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%: 40/19 | Average Draft Position: 360.33
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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.


Rubby De La Rosa roughed up by Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) With his rotation spot possibly on the line, Red Sox starter Rubby De La Rosa suffered through a poor outing Wednesday night in Baltimore

De La Rosa gave up four earned runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings to lower his record to 1-2. He walked two and fanned seven. The impending return of Felix Doubront from the disabled list could put his spot in jeopardy.

After a strong debut, De La Rosa has given up eight runs in his last 11 1/3 innings. He should get at least one more start, however. That is slated for Monday against visiting Minnesota.


Rubby De La Rosa takes step back in second start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa took a step back on Friday against the Tigers in Detroit, dropping to 1-1 on the year. The right-hander yielded four runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out five over 5 2/3 innings of a 6-2 defeat.

Over his first two starts covering 12 2/3 innings, De La Rosa has allowed four runs . He will look to get back on track Wednesday at Baltimore.

Rubby De La Rosa may not be finished product


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) Though he's already 25 and just manhandled the Rays in his first start Sunday, Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa does have some strikes against him.

Namely, his ability to throw strikes.

In his only other stint as a big-league starting pitcher in 2011 with Dodgers, he issued 31 walks in 60 2/3 innings, which was in line with his minor-league numbers. Prior to his promotion this year, he had issued 3.9 walks per nine innings in 10 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Of all he did in his start against the Rays, what I'm buying least is the zero walks. As the prize of the deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers a couple years ago (other than, you know, salary relief), De La Rosa has a high ceiling and the kind of stuff that could eventually make him a big source of strikeouts, but given his walk rate up to this point in his career, you can't expect every start to be as easy as this first one.

The Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman, meanwhile, has similar strikeout potential and throws strikes consistently, issuing just 2.3 walks in seven starts at Triple-A Buffalo. They're both sleepers, but if I was choosing between the two, I'd go Stroman.


Rubby De La Rosa overpowers Rays in first start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa made his first start of the season Saturday, and dominated the Rays in a 7-1 win.

De La Rosa tossed seven shutout innings in the start, his first in the majors since July, 2011. He struck out eight batters and walked none, while scattering just four hits throughout the outing.

De La Rosa's role moving forward is not yet known, but he should get at least one more turn through the rotation. His next is scheduled for Friday in Detroit. 


Rubby De La Rosa slated to start Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) The Red Sox have named pitcher Rubby De La Rosa as the starter for Saturday's game at home against the Rays, the Providence Journal reports. In 10 starts at Triple-A Pawtucket, De La Rosa is 2-3 with a 3.04 ERA and a 52:23 K:BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings.

Red Sox send three players to the minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) The Red Sox announced Thursday they optioned infielder Brock Holt and pitcher Rubby De La Rosa to Triple-A Pawtucket. They also reassigned first baseman Brandon Snyder to minor-league camp.

Rubby De La Rosa decent in first spring action


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa worked as a reliever in his 11 appearances with the team last year, but will work throughout the spring as a starter. He made his first appearances Thursday against Boston College, tossing a pair of scoreless innings, with just one hit and two strikeouts in a 5-2 win.

De La Rosa is likely to return to the minors after spring training, where he posted a 4.26 ERA in 20 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket last season. 


Rubby De La Rosa in better shape


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa reported to camp in better shape, according to WEEI.

De La Rosa is currently listed as 10 pounds below his playing weight last season. He has also lost seven percent of his body fat during the offseason. De La Rosa has been encouraged by his progress thus far. "I worked hard," De La Rosa said. "I feel better." He went on to add that compared to last season, he feels tremendous. 

De La Rosa is expected to open the year in Triple-A, but could work his way onto the major-league roster. His innings will likely be limited again. Last season, De La Rosa posted a 5.56 ERA in 11 1/3 innings in the majors.


Red Sox recall reliever Rubby De La Rosa


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Red Sox officially recalled reliever Rubby De La Rosa from Triple-A Pawtucket for the stretch run Sunday. The 24-year-old has appeared in five games for Boston this year. 

De La Rosa has a 4.76 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio over just 5 2/3 innings this year. That said, De La Rosa has a bright future for the Red Sox. 


Rubby De La Rosa optioned to Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to WEEI.

De La Rosa only appeared in five games. In 5 2/3 innings, he has a 4.76 ERA. It's unclear if De La Rosa will return to the rotation in the minors.


Red Sox recall Rubby De La Rosa


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2013) The Red Sox recalled pitcher Rubby De La Rosa from Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday.

De La Rosa has made 20 starts for Pawtucket, going 3-3 with a 4.23 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 74:42 K:BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings. After a nice stretch in May and June, he stuggled in July, giving up 22 earned runs in 21 1/3 innings over six starts while striking out 18 and walking 17.


Rubby De La Rosa dominating Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2013) Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa is on a hot streak at Triple-A Pawtucket.

De La Rosa has not given up a run in his last three starts. He's struck out 18 over 17 innings in that period. De La Rosa has a 2.28 ERA through 14 starts in Triple-A.