Re: Soxprospects rates trade chips
posted at 10/28/2012 6:44 PM EDT
I found interesting statistical parallels between Rubby de la Rosa and Seattle pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, another 5-foot-11, 205-pound righthander who made his MLB debut in his age 22 season (although technically Ramirez made his first appearance at age 21).
Here are their stats for their age 22 seasons that caused each to lose his prospect status by exceeding 50 innings pitched:
2011 DLR 60.2 IP, 3.71 ERA, 31 BB, 60 K, 100 ERA+, 1.40 WHIP, 1.94 K/BB
2012 E R 59.0 IP, 3.36 ERA, 12 BB, 48 K, 112 ERA+, 1.00 WHIP, 4.00 K/BB
De la Rosa once struck out eight in a six-inning start against the Padres while Ramirez struck out 10 in an eight-inning start against the postseason-bound Athletics.
De la Rosa and Ramirez differ in that de la Rosa is a flame-thrower with control issues while Ramirez is more of a finesse pitcher with superb control. Here are their minor league lines:
de la Rosa 233 IP, 2.86 ERA, 103 BB, 237 K, 1.25 WHIP, 2.30 K/BB
Ramirez 532.2 IP, 3.19 ERA, 85 BB, 417 K, 1.14 WHIP, 4.91 K/BB
Ramirez is a year younger than de la Rosa, but each has a shot of making his team's starting rotation to open the 2013 season.