Osvaldo De La Rosa FCL Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 23
Born: October 28, 1997
Birthplace: Banica, DR
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: International free agent
(March 2018)
College: -
High School: -

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Pronunciation: auz-VAL-doe
First Pro Contract: March 26, 2018 (BOS)
Signing Scouts: Manny Nanita and Rolando Pino
Signing Bonus: $1,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2024
   
Pro Debut: June 2, 2018 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/21): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2021): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: -
Instagram: @osvaldodelarosa01

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Physical, mature frame. Minimal remaining projection. Looks heavier than listed weight of 210 pounds.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot from the first base side. Short arm action with significant effort as he comes forward. Medium leg kick. Hides the ball well in his delivery, keeping it behind his body until very late. Comes across his body.

Fastball: 93-95 mph. Heavy pitch with late downward life. Generates weak contact, but can get elevated when he leaves it up in the zone. Command and control are a work in progress. Velocity was down considerably at the 2020 Fall Instructional League, where he sat 89-92 mph.

Slider: 80-83 mph. Short, horizontal break. Does not consistently snap it off. In 2018, showed a 86-87 mph variation with more vertical break. At 2020 Fall Instructional League, velocity was 82-85 mph and pitch lacked bite. Potential fringe-average offering.
  Changeup: 86-88 mph. Firm, lacks feel and separation from fastball. Looks like a two-seam fastball at times. Potential below-average offering.

Career Notes: Was a catcher before converting to pitching late on in his amateur career. That conversion led to him signing with the Red Sox as a 20-year-old prior to the 2018 season. Impressed in the DSL in 2018. Skipped from the DSL to Lowell in 2019. Participated in Fall Instructional League in 2019 and 2020.

Summation: As a late signee, De La Rosa is behind the developmental curve, but he shows interesting raw stuff for a converted catcher. Arm is very strong and can dial up his fastball, but currently lacks an average secondary pitch and command and control have a ways to go. Variations in velocity seen at 2020 Fall Instructional League merit watching going forward.

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    Pitching 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
2018 DSL Red Sox DSL Rk Bos 20 1 2 0.333 1.63 19 0 4 27.2 20 7 5 0 8 36 1.01 4.50 11.71
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 5 1 0.833 1.75 17 0 3 25.2 16 5 5 2 12 27 1.09 2.25 9.47
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
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  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
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