Rubby De La Rosa Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 25
Born: March 4, 1989
Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 5-11
Weight: 205
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Acquired from the LA Dodgers with James Loney, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, and Ivan De Jesus for Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, and cash considerations (Oct. 2012)
ETA: Late 2013

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Lacks height, but has a well filled-out frame. Strong lower half. Fastball sits 94-97 mph, with sharp downward movement and explosiveness. Can top out at 98-100 mph when he reaches back. Heater shows ability to miss bats. Fringe-average command.  Inconsistent delivery. Arm heavy and struggles with his balance and locking in his arm slot.  Will need to refine delivery to enhance command. 84-87 mph changeup grades as plus-to-better. Strong depth and deep fade. Shows separation and deception between fastball. Can miss bats or produce weak contact. Also throws a fringe-average low-to-mid 80s slider. Flashes plus at times, but inconsistent staying on top of pitch. Tends to wrap wrist. Potential to round into a swing-and-miss offering. Ceiling of a number three starter on first-division team. Becoming more consistent with slider and refining overall command are keys to reaching ceiling as a starter. Late-inning reliever projection without improvement. Had Tommy John Surgery in August 2011.
 
Links
Scouting Scratch: Rubby De La Rosa and Pete Ruiz (5.1.13)
De La Rosa finding his way in Pawtucket (5.21.13)
Finally healthy, De La Rosa eyeing big 2014 after work with Pedro (1.24.14)
PawSox Notebook: De La Rosa shines, Cecchini challenged (4.7.14)

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2007 DSL Dodgers DSL Rk LAD 18 0 0 --- 13.50 6 1 0 6.0 11 10 9 0 10 6 3.50 0.60 9.00
  2008 DSL Dodgers DSL Rk LAD 19 1 4 0.200 1.71 12 12 0 47.3 34 18 9 0 21 51 1.16 2.43 9.70
  2009 AZL Dodgers Ariz Rk LAD 20 0 1 0.000 6.06 5 2 0 16.3 17 12 11 0 11 22 1.71 2.00 12.12
  2010 Great Lakes Midw A LAD 21 4 1 0.800 3.19 14 5 6 59.3 49 23 21 3 17 55 1.11 3.24 8.34
  2010 Chattanooga Sou AA LAD 21 3 1 0.750 1.41 8 8 0 51.0 38 12 8 1 21 39 1.16 1.86 6.88
  2011 Chattanooga Sou AA LAD 22 2 2 0.500 2.92 8 8 0 40.0 30 19 13 1 19 52 1.23 2.74 11.70
  2011 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 22 4 5 0.444 3.71 13 10 0 60.7 54 26 25 6 31 60 1.40 1.94 8.90
  2012 AZL Dodgers Ariz Rk LAD 23 0 0 --- 0.00 1 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.33 --- 9.00
  2012 Rancho Cucamonga Cal A+ LAD 23 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 2 0 9.0 4 0 0 0 3 9 0.78 3.00 9.00
  2012 Chattanooga Sou AA LAD 23 0 0 --- 27.00 2 0 0 1.0 3 3 3 0 1 0 4.00 0.00 0.00
  2012 LA Dodgers NL MLB LAD 23 0 0 --- 27.00 1 0 0 0.7 0 2 2 0 2 0 3.00 0.00 0.00
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 3 3 0.500 4.26 24 20 0 80.3 65 40 38 9 48 76 1.41 1.58 8.51
  2013 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 0 2 0.000 5.56 11 0 0 11.3 15 7 7 2 2 6 1.50 3.00 4.76
  2013 Licey DWL Wint Bos 24 0 0 --- 6.75 2 0 0 2.7 5 3 2 0 1 0 2.25 0.00 0.00
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Roo-bee
First Pro Contract:
July 2, 2007 (LAD)
Signing Bonus: $15,000
MiLB Debut: July 2007 (DSL)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: May 24, 2011 (LAD)
MLB Debut:
May 24, 2011 (LAD)
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
1 year, 158 days
Options Remaining
: 2 (2013)
Contract (2014): $504,000
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
Red Sox ML Starting Pitcher of the Month (June 2013)
2013 International League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 6-12, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 17-23, 2013)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (June 2013)

 

  

 
 

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