Re: Rubby De La Rosa
posted at 8/20/2013 1:34 PM EDT
In response to tomnev's comment:
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I agree. Very disapointing in what I have seen. Doesn't have the stuff that was reported. Maybe he will get it back next year, but I am more down on DLR then I am even on Matt Barnes. I am guessing his arm doesn't feel to good. Wait till next year.
Agreed. Both Webster and RDLR both seem to give up jacks. Can't figure it out. Who knows. I think they'll be fine and you'll see them in September.
Allen and Rubby both have electric stuff to be succesful pitchers for the first division team like the Red Sox. You can't determine anything out of few spot starts and relief appearances. Webster showed off his arm with fastball touching 100, nasty slider and split fastball. Yes he gave up some jacks and had poor outings but there's no doubt he posesses some good stuff. He can be solid #3 start for the Sox in 2014 if given chance.
And Rubby was limited in innings early in the season because of the TJ surgery. It's said full recovery from TJ surjery could take almost a full year. Rubby was called up to the major as a reliever because team needed BP help and he was dominant at the time in AAA. Rubby can sometimes have issue with control. He might be best suited as team's closer if he can pound the strike zone.
I am not expecting the world from Young pitchers, but my post was about perception of the people on the board who have watched RDLR over his 4 appearances.....maybe it is the innings limit, maybe it is nerves, maybe it is being in an unaccustomed BP role, but I have not seen any "electric" stuff from Rubby....watch a guy like Wheeler, or Archer....and I see Electric stuff....RDLR doesnt seem to have that, though scouting reports all say he does....I just wanted to know if it was just me or do others see the same thing
For a lot of the reasons listed above is probably why we are not seeing the electric stuff on a consistent basis. His 1st relief appearence was brilliant. Good Movement on a 98MPH FB, nasty changeup and solid slider.
His next 3 starts have not been nearly as good, but I dont think he can be properly judged because of all the things that are involved. We'll see what role they put him in next year. His arm stremngth shoulds be back as well as a full feel for all his pitches. Both he and Webster should be just fine at the MLB level. few tweaks is all.