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Rubby de la Rosa
Birthdate: 3/4/1989 (28 y, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/170     Position: P
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: De La Rosa (elbow) underwent a second injection of stem-cell therapy this December and is not expected to be ready for Opening Day, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. (2/8/2017)
Injury: Elbow, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: It's easy to see why de la Rosa was once a well-rated prospect and why two teams have traded for him. He averages more than 94 mph with the fastball and throws a changeup that Pedro Martinez taught him. It's also easy to see why two teams have traded him away. He's got poor command and is constantly behind in the count, and when he throws to the heart, he gives up homers. There are signs that he was possibly putting things together last year, however. He started throwing a harder slider and backed up off the change. That made him a little less predictable, and the homers on the changeup mellowed out, although he still had a problem with the long ball overall. That's probably not going away at this point... but if he could manage just a few more first-pitch strikes, he could be a high-strikeout, low-walk, high-homer, mid-rotation type. That's almost what he did last year, but he'll need to give more than 50 innings in 2017 to be worth a pick in any league. And now his elbow hurts, he's on a minor league deal, and nobody knows if he's facing a second Tommy John surgery. (Eno Sarris)

The Quick Opinion: De la Rosa is not going to fix the command. The home runs will never go away. But if he can throw first pitch strikes, and stay healthy, he might provide deeper leaguers with strikeouts and non-terrible innings... once he's healthy again.

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9/29D Valencia5-B1_235-5Danny Valencia grounded out to first (Grounder).1.991.4132.0 %.1020.81
9/29S Clevenger5-B2_235-5Steve Clevenger grounded out to pitcher (Grounder).2.640.6142.2 %.0780.61
9/12M Joyce8-B1_2_3-3Matt Joyce fouled out to third (Fly).2.580.6335.2 %.0710.33
8/15J Bautista8-B2__32-1Jose Bautista grounded out to shortstop (Grounder).0.940.3613.5 %.0260.36
9/21M DeRosa9-T212_2-4Mark DeRosa grounded out to second (Grounder).0.610.458.1 %.0160.45
8/18M Reynolds9-T0_2_6-8Mark Reynolds grounded out to third (Grounder).0.371.165.5 %.0150.46
8/16E Nunez6-T01_31-7Eduardo Nunez grounded into a double play to second (Grounder). Brett Gardner out at second.0.121.881.5 %.0141.50
9/6A Rodriguez5-B1_2_6-3Alex Rodriguez flied out to center (Fly). Robinson Cano advanced to 3B.0.500.6810.3 %.0120.31
9/6D Jeter4-B2__36-2Derek Jeter struck out swinging.0.430.368.6 %.0120.36
8/18A Soriano9-T21236-9Alfonso Soriano flied out to center (Fliner (Fly)).0.440.793.3 %.0110.79
9/6A Soriano5-B0___6-3Alfonso Soriano grounded out to third (Grounder).0.350.4911.1 %.0090.23
8/18I Suzuki9-T112_6-9Ichiro Suzuki flied out to center (Fly). Chris Stewart advanced to 3B.0.290.943.0 %.0050.42
8/16V Wells5-T01__1-7Vernon Wells flied out to center (Fly).0.190.923.4 %.0050.37
8/16R Cano6-T2__31-7Robinson Cano lined out to second (Fliner (Liner)).0.160.382.9 %.0050.38
8/6J Altuve9-B0___10-15Jose Altuve grounded out to catcher (Grounder).0.190.4899.3 %.0050.23
8/16I Suzuki5-T11__1-7Ichiro Suzuki struck out looking.0.170.553.9 %.0040.31
8/16M Reynolds5-T21__1-7Mark Reynolds flied out to right (Fliner (Fly)). %.0040.24
8/16A Rodriguez7-T01__1-7Alex Rodriguez flied out to center (Fliner (Liner)).0.100.921.5 %.0020.37
9/6C Stewart6-B0___8-3Chris Stewart struck out swinging.0.090.492.4 %.0020.23
8/6C Corporan9-B1___10-15Carlos Corporan struck out swinging.0.080.2699.7 %.0020.16
9/6B Gardner6-B1___8-3Brett Gardner grounded out to first (Grounder). %.0020.16
9/6D Jeter6-B2___8-3Derek Jeter grounded out to second (Grounder). %.0010.10
8/8A Gordon8-B0___4-0Alex Gordon grounded out to second (Grounder).0.050.491.1 %.0010.23
8/8E Johnson8-B1___4-0Elliot Johnson flied out to right (Fliner (Fly)). %.0010.16
8/6M Krauss9-B2___10-15Marc Krauss struck out swinging.0.020.10100.0 %.0000.10
8/8M Moustakas8-B2___5-0Mike Moustakas flied out to right (Fly). %.0000.10
9/24T Tulowitzki8-B2_238-1Troy Tulowitzki grounded out to third (Grounder).0.010.670.1 %.0000.67
9/24D LeMahieu8-B112_8-1DJ LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop (Grounder). Ryan Wheeler advanced to 3B. Charlie Blackmon advanced to 2B. %.0000.34
9/4H Perez9-T0___20-4Hernan Perez flied out to right (Fliner (Fly)).0.000.53100.0 %.0000.25
9/24J Pacheco8-B0___8-1Jordan Pacheco flied out to first (Fly).0.000.610.1 %.0000.28
9/4R Santiago9-T11__20-4Ramon Santiago flied out to right (Fly).0.000.55100.0 %.0000.31
9/4D Worth9-T21__20-4Danny Worth struck out swinging.0.000.24100.0 %.0000.24
9/4B Holaday9-T1___20-4Bryan Holaday singled to right (Grounder).0.000.28100.0 %.000-0.27
9/24R Wheeler8-B1___8-1Ryan Wheeler walked.0.000.330.1 %.000-0.29
9/24C Blackmon8-B11__8-1Charlie Blackmon singled to right (Grounder). Ryan Wheeler advanced to 2B.0.010.610.1 %.000-0.40
8/16A Soriano7-T0___1-7Alfonso Soriano was hit by a pitch.0.060.531.7 %-.002-0.39
8/18R Cano9-T21_36-9Robinson Cano was hit by a pitch. Brett Gardner advanced to 2B.0.300.523.5 %-.003-0.28
9/6E Nunez5-B21__7-3Eduardo Nunez singled to right (Liner). Vernon Wells advanced to 2B. %-.005-0.21
8/16A Rodriguez5-T0___1-7Alex Rodriguez walked.0.120.533.9 %-.005-0.39
8/18B Gardner9-T11__6-9Brett Gardner singled to right (Grounder). Chris Stewart advanced to 2B.0.190.553.5 %-.005-0.39
8/16B Gardner6-T0_2_1-7Brett Gardner singled to center (Liner). Chris Stewart advanced to 3B. %-.006-0.72
8/16C Stewart6-T0___1-7Chris Stewart singled to pitcher (Grounder). Chris Stewart advanced to 2B on error. Error by Rubby de la Rosa.0.100.532.8 %-.007-0.63
9/12D Jennings8-B2_2_4-3Desmond Jennings reached on error to shortstop (Grounder). Wil Myers advanced to 3B. Error by Stephen Drew.0.740.3012.9 %-.007-0.16
8/8J Maxwell8-B2___5-0Justin Maxwell homered (Fly). %-.008-1.00
8/18J Nix9-T01__6-8Jayson Nix advanced on a wild pitch to 2B.0.480.926.6 %-.011-0.24
8/15R Davis8-B21__2-1Rajai Davis advanced on a stolen base to 2B, advanced to 3B on error. Error by Ryan Lavarnway.0.510.2314.7 %-.011-0.13
8/18J Nix9-T0___6-8Jayson Nix was hit by a pitch.0.310.537.8 %-.012-0.39
8/18J Nix9-T1_2_6-8Jayson Nix advanced on a stolen base to 3B.0.440.707.0 %-.014-0.26
8/8B Butler8-B0___4-0Billy Butler homered (Fly).0.110.492.6 %-.015-1.00
9/6R Cano5-B1___6-3Robinson Cano doubled to center (Fly).0.260.2612.0 %-.017-0.41
8/18C Stewart9-T1__36-9Chris Stewart singled to left (Grounder). Jayson Nix scored.0.560.965.7 %-.021-0.58
9/6M Reynolds5-B212_8-3Mark Reynolds singled to right (Liner). Vernon Wells scored. Eduardo Nunez out at third.0.400.436.7 %-.023-0.57
9/6V Wells5-B2__37-3Vernon Wells singled to right (Liner). Robinson Cano scored.0.600.3611.5 %-.043-0.87
9/29J Schoop6-B0___5-5Jonathan Schoop singled to left (Grounder).1.320.5042.5 %-.051-0.39
9/12E Longoria8-B1___3-3Evan Longoria hit a ground rule double (Fliner (Fly)).1.340.2344.4 %-.092-0.40
9/12W Myers8-B2_2_4-3Wil Myers doubled to right (Fliner (Fly)). Evan Longoria scored.2.860.3042.2 %-.293-1.00