Luis De La Rosa Salem Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 20 
Born: July 6, 2002
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Acquired from KC with Franchy Cordero and Grant Gambrell in a three-team deal along with Freddy Valdez and Josh Winckowski from the NYM, with Andrew Benintendi and cash to KC, and Khalil Lee from KC to NYM (June 2021)

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: July 6, 2018 (KC)
Signing Scout: Rafael Vasquez
Signing Bonus: $147,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2025
Pro Debut: June 7, 2019 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract

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  Physical Description: Loose, athletic right-hander with room to add strength. Has already grown since signing and should continue to grow.

Mechanics: Very loose delivery with an easy arm action.

Fastball: 89-91 mph. Tops out in the low-90s. Needs to add velocity. Advanced control for someone his age, but command needs work.

Curveball: 77-79 mph. Good feel for the pitch and ability to spin it. Gets over the ball and can snap it off. Has shown the ability to throw pitch for strikes.

Changeup: 83-86 mph. On the firmer side, but has shown advanced ability to command the pitch for his age.

Slider: Reportedly also has a slider for which he has shown some feel.
  Career Notes: Signed with the Royals for $147,500 when he turned 16 on July 6, 2018. Primarily played shortstop growing up, but converted to pitching shortly before signing. Was acquired as a player-to-be-named-later in the Andrew Benintendi trade. 2021 numbers are skewed heavily by a single, terrible outing (0.2 IP, 6 ER), as well as about a month missed at least in part due to rainouts on his scheduled starts.

Summation: Intriguing arm with advanced feel for pitching for his age. Present stuff is on the pedestrian side. Is athletic with a fresh arm and has physical projection. Already shows a four-pitch mix with solid feel for his secondaries. Needs to add velocity, but has the athleticism teams look for in a pitcher.

Note: This page will be updated with a scouting report after the scouting team has seen the player in person.

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Scouting Report Update (3.12.2022)
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2019 DSL Royals DSL Rk KC 16 2 1 2.33 12 11 0 38.2 28 10 10 0 0 7 52 0.91 12.10 1.63
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- KC 17 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 18 1 0 3.04 8 5 1 26.2 19 9 9 1 4 9 21 1.05 7.10 3.00
    2022 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
2022 FCL Red Sox FCL Rk Bos 19     stats                            
  2022 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 19     stats                            
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  Awards Awards  
  2019 DSL Royals Pitcher of the Year 
Florida Complex League Pitcher of the Week (June 27 - July 3, 2021) Pitcher of the Week (June 27 - July 3, 2021)  

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