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Portrait of Rubby De La Rosa

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
66.0 4.61 1.50 56 4 4 0 0.1
Birth Date3-4-1989
Height6' 1"
Weight205 lbs
Age25 years, 7 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.02011
-0.12012
-0.12013
0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2011 LAN 22 13 10 60.7 55.7 5.0 4 5 0 1 4 0 254 54 26 25 6 85 31 28 0 60 3.71 3.83 4.79 -0.6 -0.0
2012 LAN 23 1 0 0.7 0.0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 27.00 12.14 13.83 -0.6 -0.1
2013 BOS 24 11 0 11.3 0.0 11.3 0 2 0 0 0 0 53 15 7 7 2 24 2 2 3 6 5.56 5.63 6.02 -1.1 -0.1
2014 BOS 25 19 18 101.7 100.0 1.7 4 8 0 0 8 0 441 116 51 50 12 184 35 35 2 74 4.43 4.33 4.89 0.9 0.1
Career4428174.3155.718.781501120752185868420293706751404.344.274.93-1.4-0.1

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 DOD Rk 6 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 DOD Rk 12 12 47.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .272 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 DOD Rk 5 2 16.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .405 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 GRL A 14 5 59.3 4.53 104 .218 .254 .323 .378 .251 .284 103 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2010 CHT AA 8 8 51.0 4.21 106 .206 .258 .332 .378 .259 .264 100 5.8 0.6 6.7 0.8
2011 LAN MLB 13 10 60.7 4.79 75 .266 .250 .313 .375 .254 .306 92 -1.4 -0.2 -0.6 -0.0
2011 CHT AA 8 8 40.0 3.17 142 .215 .256 .324 .384 .249 .290 114 14.0 1.4 13.8 1.4
2012 LAN MLB 1 0 0.7 13.83 -171 .289 .277 .325 .377 .267 .000 87 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2012 RCU A+ 3 2 9.0 2.87 130 .108 .272 .339 .385 .273 .200 80 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
2012 CHT AA 2 0 1.0 7.01 31 .485 .260 .331 .416 .264 .500 94 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2012 DOD Rk 1 1 3.0 2.46 157 .085 .272 .359 .399 .278 .143 106 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2013 BOS MLB 11 0 11.3 6.02 64 .325 .246 .308 .383 .250 .325 103 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2013 PAW AAA 24 20 80.3 5.24 84 .258 .257 .330 .391 .257 .265 99 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2014 BOS MLB 19 18 101.7 4.89 86 .290 .259 .321 .400 .267 .327 103 2.2 0.2 0.9 0.1
2014 PAW AAA 12 12 60.0 3.47 120 .229 .261 .330 .397 .254 .299 91 10.6 1.1 10.6 1.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 DOD Rk 0 0 0 6 1 6.0 11 10 6 0 0% .500 16.5 15.0 0.0 9.0 3.50 13.50 0.0 0.0
2008 DOD Rk 1 4 0 12 12 47.3 34 21 51 0 0% .272 6.5 4.0 0.0 9.7 1.16 1.71 0.0 0.0
2009 DOD Rk 0 1 0 5 2 16.3 17 11 22 0 0% .405 9.4 6.1 0.0 12.1 1.72 6.07 0.0 0.0
2010 CHT AA 3 1 0 8 8 51.0 38 21 39 1 60% .264 6.7 3.7 0.2 6.9 1.16 1.41 6.7 0.8
2010 GRL A 4 1 6 14 5 59.3 49 17 55 3 56% .284 7.4 2.6 0.5 8.3 1.11 3.19 5.8 0.6
2011 LAN MLB 4 5 0 13 10 60.7 54 31 60 6 49% .306 8.0 4.6 0.9 8.9 1.40 3.71 -0.6 -0.0
2011 CHT AA 2 2 0 8 8 40.0 30 19 52 1 50% .290 6.8 4.3 0.2 11.7 1.23 2.92 13.8 1.4
2012 CHT AA 0 0 0 2 0 1.0 3 1 0 0 33% .500 27.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.00 27.00 -0.5 -0.0
2012 RCU A+ 1 0 0 3 2 9.0 4 3 9 0 65% .200 4.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0.78 0.00 2.6 0.3
2012 LAN MLB 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 0 2 0 0 0% .000 0.0 27.0 0.0 0.0 3.00 27.00 -0.6 -0.1
2012 DOD Rk 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 1 0 3 0 86% .143 3.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0.33 0.00 1.4 0.1
2013 PAW AAA 3 3 0 24 20 80.3 65 48 76 9 45% .265 7.3 5.4 1.0 8.5 1.41 4.26 3.1 0.3
2013 BOS MLB 0 2 0 11 0 11.3 15 2 6 2 48% .325 11.9 1.6 1.6 4.8 1.50 5.56 -1.1 -0.1
2014 BOS MLB 4 8 0 19 18 101.7 116 35 74 12 47% .327 10.3 3.1 1.1 6.6 1.49 4.43 0.9 0.1
2014 PAW AAA 2 4 0 12 12 60.0 50 25 57 1 55% .299 7.5 3.8 0.1 8.6 1.25 3.45 10.6 1.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 1024 0.5088 0.4551 0.8026 0.6545 0.2485 0.8622 0.6400 0.1953
2012 20 0.5000 0.4000 0.8750 0.7000 0.1000 0.8571 1.0000 0.1250
2013 189 0.5185 0.5026 0.8000 0.6429 0.3516 0.8730 0.6563 0.2000
2014 1750 0.5000 0.4594 0.8209 0.6617 0.2571 0.8756 0.6800 0.1779
Career29830.50420.46030.81370.65830.25910.87070.66690.1849

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-02-23 2012-08-21 60-DL 180 123 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-08-09 -
2011-08-01 2011-09-29 15-DL 59 54 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-08-09 -
2011-06-12 2011-06-12 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Cramp -
2011-03-04 2011-03-13 Camp 9 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BOS $
2013 BOS $
2012 LAN $482,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$482,500
1 yrTotal$482,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 158 dAndy Mota1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.4935M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/12. Acquired by Boston in trade from LA Dodgers 10/4/12 (PTBN in 8/25/12 Adrian Gonzalez deal).
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 5/24/11.
  • Signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 50.8 38 21 45 4 .248 1.15 2.89 3.14 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 44.9 36 20 40 3 .262 1.24 3.27 3.56 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 40.7 34 19 36 3 .273 1.31 3.56 3.87 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 37.3 33 18 33 3 .281 1.37 3.80 4.13 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 34.1 31 17 30 3 .289 1.42 4.04 4.39 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 31.0 29 16 27 3 .298 1.48 4.27 4.65 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 27.8 28 15 25 3 .307 1.54 4.53 4.93 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 24.1 25 14 21 2 .317 1.62 4.84 5.26 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 19.3 21 12 17 2 .331 1.73 5.28 5.73 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000033.43017293.2871.414.004.350.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
32% 54% 18% 22% 84%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152631159063522659548.2791.243.213.497.53.78.50.71.1
20162731052056492454448.2931.313.523.837.93.98.70.60.7
20172821044047392046448.2781.263.163.447.53.88.80.80.8
20182921037039341639348.2891.273.443.747.83.78.90.70.6
20193021034036311536348.2871.273.313.607.73.78.90.70.6
20203121033035301434348.2881.263.363.667.73.68.70.80.5
20213221031033281332348.2891.263.373.677.73.68.80.80.5
20223321028030261229348.2881.273.363.667.83.68.70.90.5
20233411026027241126248.2901.283.453.757.93.68.60.70.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.78.910.97.23.36.631

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Tyson Ross 2012 6.87
2 91 Josh Outman 2010 0.00 DNP
3 89 Franklin Morales 2011 4.08
4 88 James McDonald 2010 4.02
5 88 Kyle Drabek 2013 7.71
6 88 Jake Arrieta 2011 5.28
7 87 Michael Kirkman 2012 4.33
8 87 Denny Bautista 2008 5.22
9 87 Travis Wood 2012 4.62
10 87 Anthony Bass 2013 5.57
11 86 Cesar Jimenez 2010 0.00 DNP
12 86 Ryan Tucker 2012 0.00 DNP
13 85 Gavin Floyd 2008 4.67
14 85 Tyler Clippard 2010 3.26
15 85 Blake Wood 2011 3.88
16 85 Fabio Castro 2010 0.00 DNP
17 85 Dan Cortes 2012 0.00 DNP
18 85 Junichi Tazawa 2011 6.00
19 85 Renyel Pinto 2008 4.45
20 85 Kyle Weiland 2012 6.62
21 85 Casey Coleman 2013 0.00 DNP
22 85 Hector Santiago 2013 4.17
23 85 Trevor Bell 2012 0.00 DNP
24 85 Justin Germano 2008 6.39
25 84 Ian Kennedy 2010 4.04
26 84 Enrique Gonzalez 2008 10.80
27 84 Chris Tillman 2013 3.79
28 84 Marc Rzepczynski 2011 3.92
29 84 Nathan Adcock 2013 0.00 DNP
30 84 Edinson Volquez 2009 4.53
31 84 Jeanmar Gomez 2013 3.90
32 83 Felipe Paulino 2009 6.63
33 83 Joe Kelly 2013 3.05
34 83 Ricky Romero 2010 4.20
35 83 Sean O'Sullivan 2013 4.32
36 83 Zach McAllister 2013 4.35
37 83 Bobby Parnell 2010 3.34
38 83 Alex Cobb 2013 2.89
39 83 Michael Bowden 2012 2.95
40 83 Macay McBride 2008 0.00 DNP
41 83 Wade Davis 2011 4.70
42 83 Zach Stewart 2012 10.09
43 83 Andy Oliver 2013 0.00 DNP
44 82 Antonio Bastardo 2011 2.64
45 82 A.J. Griffin 2013 4.05
46 82 Josh Rupe 2008 5.14
47 82 Juan Gutierrez 2009 4.06
48 82 Homer Bailey 2011 4.64
49 82 Carlos Rosa 2010 4.50
50 82 Scott Barnes 2013 7.27
51 82 Eric Surkamp 2013 23.62
52 82 Ramon Ramirez 2007 8.31
53 82 Mitchell Boggs 2009 4.34
54 82 Jeremy Hellickson 2012 3.46
55 81 Bud Norris 2010 5.51
56 81 Vin Mazzaro 2012 5.93
57 81 Jeremy Jeffress 2013 0.87
58 81 Jake McGee 2012 2.11
59 81 Wade LeBlanc 2010 4.25
60 81 Shairon Martis 2012 0.00 DNP
61 81 Dustin McGowan 2007 4.24
62 81 Glen Perkins 2008 4.83
63 81 Josh Lindblom 2012 3.93
64 81 Scott Elbert 2011 2.43
65 81 Jordan Walden 2013 3.64
66 81 Jose Ascanio 2010 0.00 DNP
67 81 Frankie De La Cruz 2009 5.40
68 81 Michael Stutes 2012 9.53
69 81 Luke French 2011 0.00 DNP
70 81 Jeff Niemann 2008 6.75
71 81 Billy Buckner 2009 6.52
72 81 Esmil Rogers 2011 7.08
73 81 Carlos Marmol 2008 3.09
74 81 Fernando Nieve 2008 8.44
75 81 Vance Worley 2013 7.95
76 81 Garrett Richards 2013 4.59
77 80 James Houser 2010 20.25
78 80 Luis Marte 2012 2.82
79 80 Jon Meloan 2010 0.00 DNP
80 80 Zach Jackson 2008 5.86
81 80 Dillon Gee 2011 4.76
82 80 J.P. Howell 2008 2.92
83 80 P.J. Walters 2010 6.00
84 80 Andrew Cashner 2012 4.47
85 80 Travis Chick 2009 0.00 DNP
86 80 Eric Berger 2011 0.00 DNP
87 80 Juan Nicasio 2012 5.74
88 80 Jason Windsor 2008 0.00 DNP
89 80 Kevin Mulvey 2010 6.00
90 80 Justin Wilson 2013 2.08
91 80 Aaron Crow 2012 3.76
92 80 Wade Miley 2012 3.65
93 80 David Huff 2010 6.89
94 80 Daniel Bard 2010 2.17
95 80 Lance Lynn 2012 3.89
96 80 Jae Kuk Ryu 2008 0.00
97 80 Jason Hirsh 2007 5.05
98 79 Jeff Samardzija 2010 10.24
99 79 Luke Hochevar 2009 6.86
100 79 Garrett Olson 2009 5.94

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .238 .335 .384 .257
11 vs R (Multi) .302 .377 .474 .314
18 Split (Multi) -.064 -.042 -.090 -.058
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .250 .333 .312 .230
31 vs R (2013) .344 .400 .594 .366
38 Split (2013) -.094 -.067 -.281 -.137
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 De La Rosa was acquired in the mega-trade with the Dodgers that made half of all Red Sox T-shirts obsolete, but is far better than your usual return for unwanted salary. He’s still raw, but can miss bats with a plus-plus fastball that can reach the upper 90s. What makes him especially intriguing is his deceptive changeup. The speed differential and consistent release point between that and the fastball can cause batters to swing up to three times while waiting for the thing to cross the plate. De La Rosa broke out in Double-A Chattanooga in 2011, striking out 52 in 40 innings and ending the season with modest success in the Dodgers rotation. Shortly thereafter he underwent Tommy John Surgery and missed the majority of 2012. It's unclear where he slots in with the Red Sox. He has options remaining so some time in Triple-A probably wouldn't hurt.
2012 Even after a breakout 2010 campaign, De La Rosa didn't figure into the Dodgers' 2011 plans, but the combination of his dominance at Double-A and injuries to the big club's staff accelerated his timetable. He showed off mid-to-high-90s heat, touching triple digits on occasion, and while his changeup was good, his slider was less effective—a reminder that scouts are split on whether his future lies in the bullpen or the rotation. He underwent Tommy John surgery in early August, a timetable that could limit him to a late-2012 cameo at the big league level.
2011 De La Rosa came into the year an unheralded prospect after his first season stateside—in which he'd touched 98 mph—ended with his being sent back to the Dominican Republic for disciplinary reasons. Given a full season in the US, he won the organization's minor-league pitcher of the year award. He lit up radar guns, clocking as high as 102 mph in relief, and in the mid-90s as a starter. Shifted to the rotation in late June, he allowed more than two runs in just one of five starts before moving up to Chattanooga, where inconsistent command and control borne of his gangly delivery eroded his walk and strikeout rates. De La Rosa has a power slider and a changeup to go with his heater, but neither qualifies as a plus offering. The Dodgers believe he'll develop into a starter, but many scouts feel he'll ultimately wind up in the bullpen.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Danny Salazar or Rubby De La Rosa in 2015. Go!!
(Looking Good from Feeling Good)
Salazar has struggled but I still like his ceiling better than De La Rosa's. The potential for nearly a strikeout an inning makes me go with Salazar. And De La Rosa could be the Salazar of 2015: a hyped guy who will be good at some point but isn't there yet. (Mike Gianella)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'd love your perspective on Rubby De La Rosa? Up this year? As an SP or bullpen guy? He was promising in LA.
(BJ Birdy from Ontario )
I'm a HUGE fan. Whether he's an SP depends on a spot opening more than anything else. BB are the issue. More of a 2014 play for me. If I had to bet, I'd bet RP with maybe a spot start or 3 this year. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)What do you project for Rubby De La Rosa? Sounds like you have him 3rd behind Barnes and Webster.
(achaik from Maine)
Love the arm; just not sold he's a starter like Barnes and Webster. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Rubby De La Rosa or Robert Stephenson- who has higher ceiling and who is more likely to reach it?
(The Dude from Still Working)
Rubby's arm is ridiculous, but I'm not sold he's a starter. I think Stephenson can start. I'd give the ceiling to him, but Ruby is obviously closer to making an impact at the highest level. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank these late game SP options? Garcia, Tillman, Straily, Gee, Burnett, Marcum. Who are some of your favorite final round SP sleepers?
(Briscodarlin from Mayberry)
I like Garcia and Gee best of those options. For deeper sleepers, Jeff Niemann and Kyle Kendrick. REM cycle, Rubby De La Rosa. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)We had a brief enough glimpse at Rubby De La Rosa in 2011 for him to lose his rookie/prospect status, but what are thoughts on his future? Reportedly hit 100mph several times yesterday...
(Saintly Steven from Puerto Rico)
He has a great arm; no doubt. I still think he ends up as a flame-thrower in the 'pen, and that will be fun to watch. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2011-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)NL only, 12 team league. We have one bench spot currently held by Ankiel as there is NOTHING available for free agent hitters. I'm trying to get to first in saves, so with that said, is Rubby De La Rosa worth keeping active, or should I cut either him or Ankiel to activate Vicente Padilla?
(kddean from Chicago)
Ankiel's a very solid bench guy in a league that deep. I think de la Rosa is more of a longshot to take saves in LA, and depending when you actually need to make a decision, I'd probably activate Padilla and drop him. I think there's a greater than 50/50 chance he starts getting save opps again until Broxton returns. If you have a few days before you need to make a decision, see how LA uses Padilla. Definitely don't drop Padilla, though, if that's something you're considering. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rubby De La Rosa is getting a lot of love from various prospect blogs. Does he have anything in addition to the 100 mph fastball (not that he needs anything more, haha)? Future starter or reliever in your opinion?
(Nic from Pike Lake)
Actually, he does need more, and he has a good changeup. Scouts are somewhat mixed as to his future as a starter or reliever. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Rubby De La Rosa has thrown 2,998 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Change (87mph), also mixing in a Slider (83mph) and Sinker (92mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (89mph).