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Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 11:51 am
by NWSoxaholic
The guy has put together a few nice starts now with double-digit K's in the last 2. Run support hasn't been there so the W-L record sucks, but other numbers starting to look good. I couldn't get myself to stream him yesterday and am kicking myself, but ran home and grabbed him. I don't know much background on the guy, any thoughts?

Re: Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 2:16 pm
by Fantasy GM
I'm bumping this thread, De La Rosa is an interesting case. I don't know a ton about his history, but I read that he has really improved over the past year (much better K/BB rate). His last two starts have been great and he's done rather well over the course of the entire season. My one question about him is if his inconsistencies will get the better of him or not.

Re: Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:21 pm
by Precise
I love his strikeout rate. However, his past five starts- Pit, Fla, SD, SD, Ari.

Re: Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:48 pm
by woodson_28
Post-ASB last year: 3.08 ERA in 73 IP.

ERA in August 2008: 2.22 ERA
ERA in September 2008: 2.67 ERA

I'm keeping my eye on him.

Re: Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:01 pm
by RobRob27
Had to pick him up in my 16 team league, and glad I did. I feel like he flys under the radar, even here in Denver. The fact that he plays in the NL west is just a cherry.

Re: Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 6:36 pm
by fantasyslugger
Kind of upset I didnt pick this guy up in time.

Considering how shallow the waiver wire is in my league I would have loved to take a flier on him. Hes a very good K pitcher and with K's and K/9 in my league he would have been very useful. I do however think he will have his share of ups and downs this year.

Re: Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:04 pm
by J35J
RobRob27 wrote:The fact that he plays in the NL west is...


....is pretty much the only reason he migh tbe able to turn his career around.

Re: Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 8:18 pm
by Maris09
J35J wrote:
RobRob27 wrote:The fact that he plays in the NL west is...


....is pretty much the only reason he migh tbe able to turn his career around.

Yeah but...a lot of pitchers live like that.

Re: Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:33 pm
by avsfan4ever33
He's always had good stuff, but has never been able to put it together. His starts this year have been encouraging for the most part, and it makes me optimistic that he'll develop into a solid middle of the rotation starter.

Re: Jorge De La Rosa

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 9:36 pm
by NWSoxaholic
Glad this got some replies. I agree the NL West may make him a bit better, but it's not like cheating targeting pitchers from there. I just hope he can keep it up- it'll be a nice little pickup.