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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 37)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
2.3 4.55 1.39 2 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date4-5-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age37 years, 5 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.32014
1.02015
-3.32016
0.72017
-0.52018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2004 MIL MLB 5 5 22.7 0 3 0 29 14 5 1 .254 93 11.5 5.6 0.4 2.0 49% .304 .325 1.90 5.06 6.35 127 8.36 172.5 -0.6
2005 MIL MLB 38 0 42.3 2 2 0 48 38 42 1 .262 98 10.2 8.1 0.2 8.9 52% .370 .293 2.03 4.00 4.46 111 6.74 145.0 -0.6
2006 KCA 0 10 10 48.7 3 4 0 49 32 36 10 .266 112 9.1 5.9 1.8 6.7 41% .275 .265 1.66 6.41 5.18 111 7.59 154.7 -0.9
2006 MIL 0 18 3 30.3 2 2 0 32 22 31 4 .254 93 9.5 6.5 1.2 9.2 43% .318 .295 1.78 5.05 8.60 109 6.10 124.3 -0.1
2007 KCA MLB 26 23 130.0 8 12 0 160 53 82 20 .262 103 11.1 3.7 1.4 5.7 41% .325 .294 1.64 5.33 5.82 102 5.53 114.5 0.3
2008 COL MLB 28 23 130.0 10 8 0 128 62 128 13 .258 107 8.9 4.3 0.9 8.9 47% .319 .259 1.46 4.02 4.92 96 4.30 91.7 1.8
2009 COL MLB 33 32 185.0 16 9 0 172 83 193 20 .260 103 8.4 4.0 1.0 9.4 46% .308 .257 1.38 3.86 4.38 91 3.58 76.8 4.1
2010 COL MLB 20 20 121.7 8 7 0 105 55 113 15 .263 103 7.8 4.1 1.1 8.4 54% .278 .257 1.32 4.32 4.22 95 3.88 87.6 2.0
2011 COL MLB 10 10 59.0 5 2 0 48 22 52 4 .254 105 7.3 3.4 0.6 7.9 46% .267 .231 1.19 3.32 3.51 89 2.95 68.7 1.5
2012 COL MLB 3 3 10.7 0 2 0 17 2 6 5 .257 101 14.3 1.7 4.2 5.1 36% .300 .389 1.78 8.66 9.28 104 3.47 79.6 0.2
2013 COL MLB 30 30 167.7 16 6 0 170 62 112 11 .250 113 9.1 3.3 0.6 6.0 50% .303 .253 1.38 3.73 3.49 102 4.83 115.7 0.2
2014 COL MLB 32 32 184.3 14 11 0 161 67 139 21 .254 118 7.9 3.3 1.0 6.8 53% .264 .247 1.24 4.31 4.10 109 4.97 122.0 -0.3
2015 COL MLB 26 26 149.0 9 7 0 137 65 134 17 .259 109 8.3 3.9 1.0 8.1 54% .289 .257 1.36 4.21 4.17 98 4.51 105.3 1.0
2016 COL MLB 27 24 134.0 8 9 0 157 63 108 23 .265 112 10.5 4.2 1.5 7.3 49% .325 .288 1.64 5.39 5.51 116 7.47 165.2 -3.3
2017 ARI MLB 65 0 51.3 3 1 0 46 21 45 7 .261 98 8.1 3.7 1.2 7.9 49% .273 .245 1.31 4.59 4.21 94 3.93 83.7 0.7
2018 ARI 0 42 0 35.0 0 2 0 37 19 27 6 .257 98 9.5 4.9 1.5 6.9 55% .295 .295 1.60 5.52 4.63 106 5.47 122.5 -0.2
2018 CHN 0 13 0 17.0 0 0 1 12 5 14 0 .278 102 6.4 2.6 0.0 7.4 48% .250 .185 1.00 2.35 1.59 116 6.26 140.2 -0.3
2006 TOT MLB 28 13 79.0 5 6 0 81 54 67 14 .261 104 9.2 6.2 1.6 7.6 42% .291 .277 1.71 5.89 6.49 110 7.02 143.0 -1.1
2018 TOT MLB 55 0 52.0 0 2 1 49 24 41 6 .263 100 8.5 4.2 1.0 7.1 53% .281 .262 1.40 4.48 3.63 109 5.73 128.3 -0.5
CareerMLB4262411518.710487115086851267178.2591078.94.11.17.549%.299.2651.444.434.591045.14114.62.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1999 HDS A+ 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 .000 3.0 6.0 0.0 9.0 0% -.200 .000 1.00 3.91 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1999 MSO Rk 13 0 14.7 0 1 2 22 9 14 2 .000 13.5 5.5 1.2 8.6 0% -.800 .000 2.11 6.10 7.96 0 0.00 0.0
2001 SAR A+ 12 0 29.7 0 1 2 13 12 27 0 .000 3.9 3.6 0.0 8.2 0% -.333 .000 0.84 2.59 1.21 0 0.00 0.0
2001 TRN AA 29 0 37.0 1 3 0 56 20 27 4 .000 13.6 4.9 1.0 6.6 0% -1.000 .000 2.05 4.85 5.84 0 0.00 0.0
2001 Her Wnt 31 0 30.0 2 0 6 21 14 43 1 .000 6.3 4.2 0.3 12.9 0% -.333 .000 1.17 1.72 2.70 0 0.00 0.0
2002 SAR A+ 23 23 120.7 7 7 0 105 52 95 10 .000 7.8 3.9 0.7 7.1 0% .270 .000 1.30 4.12 3.65 0 0.00 0.0
2002 TRN AA 4 4 18.0 1 2 0 17 9 15 0 .000 8.5 4.5 0.0 7.5 0% .304 .000 1.44 3.35 5.50 0 0.00 0.0
2003 PME AA 22 20 99.7 6 3 1 87 36 102 6 .000 7.9 3.2 0.5 9.2 0% .307 .000 1.23 3.24 2.80 0 0.00 0.0
2003 PAW AAA 5 5 24.0 1 2 0 27 12 17 0 .000 10.1 4.5 0.0 6.4 0% .333 .000 1.62 3.37 3.75 0 0.00 0.0
2004 MIL MLB 5 5 22.7 0 3 0 29 14 5 1 .254 93 11.5 5.6 0.4 2.0 49% .304 .325 1.90 5.06 6.35 127 8.36 172.5
2004 IND AAA 20 20 85.7 5 6 0 80 36 86 9 .000 8.4 3.8 0.9 9.0 0% .305 .000 1.35 4.15 4.52 0 0.00 0.0
2005 MIL MLB 38 0 42.3 2 2 0 48 38 42 1 .262 98 10.2 8.1 0.2 8.9 52% .370 .293 2.03 4.00 4.46 111 6.74 145.0
2006 KCA MLB 10 10 48.7 3 4 0 49 32 36 10 .266 112 9.1 5.9 1.8 6.7 41% .275 .265 1.66 6.41 5.18 111 7.59 154.7
2006 MIL MLB 18 3 30.3 2 2 0 32 22 31 4 .254 93 9.5 6.5 1.2 9.2 43% .318 .295 1.78 5.05 8.60 109 6.10 124.3
2006 HUN AA 6 6 30.0 3 1 0 31 3 23 1 .253 70 9.3 0.9 0.3 6.9 41% .310 .226 1.13 2.27 2.40 91 4.05 100.5
2006 MEX wor 3 0 3.2 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 .000 5.6 5.6 0.0 8.4 0% .250 .000 1.25 2.99 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 KCA MLB 26 23 130.0 8 12 0 160 53 82 20 .262 103 11.1 3.7 1.4 5.7 41% .325 .294 1.64 5.33 5.82 102 5.53 114.5
2007 WIC AA 3 2 5.7 0 1 0 10 4 7 3 .264 110 15.8 6.3 4.7 11.1 48% .389 .378 2.46 9.67 11.05 102 5.01 103.3
2007 HER Wnt 4 0 3.0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 .000 6.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .250 .000 1.67 4.71 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2008 COL MLB 28 23 130.0 10 8 0 128 62 128 13 .258 107 8.9 4.3 0.9 8.9 47% .319 .259 1.46 4.02 4.92 96 4.30 91.7
2008 OMA AAA 4 4 22.0 3 0 0 18 7 23 0 .269 101 7.4 2.9 0.0 9.4 55% .300 .186 1.14 2.34 1.64 77 2.82 52.4
2009 COL MLB 33 32 185.0 16 9 0 172 83 193 20 .260 103 8.4 4.0 1.0 9.4 46% .308 .257 1.38 3.86 4.38 91 3.58 76.8
2010 COL MLB 20 20 121.7 8 7 0 105 55 113 15 .263 103 7.8 4.1 1.1 8.4 54% .278 .257 1.32 4.32 4.22 95 3.88 87.6
2010 CSP AAA 3 3 14.7 1 2 0 17 4 15 1 .257 122 10.4 2.4 0.6 9.2 59% .372 .247 1.43 3.24 5.51 77 3.44 64.3
2011 COL MLB 10 10 59.0 5 2 0 48 22 52 4 .254 105 7.3 3.4 0.6 7.9 46% .267 .231 1.19 3.32 3.51 89 2.95 68.7
2012 COL MLB 3 3 10.7 0 2 0 17 2 6 5 .257 101 14.3 1.7 4.2 5.1 36% .300 .389 1.78 8.66 9.28 104 3.47 79.6
2012 MOD A+ 2 2 5.7 0 0 0 7 3 7 0 .281 83 11.1 4.8 0.0 11.1 65% .412 .302 1.76 2.92 4.76 94 4.56 83.4
2012 TUL AA 2 2 5.0 0 0 0 8 3 5 0 .255 95 14.4 5.4 0.0 9.0 53% .471 .357 2.20 3.07 9.00 96 3.52 77.8
2012 CSP AAA 2 2 6.7 0 1 0 9 3 5 3 .261 103 12.2 4.0 4.0 6.8 38% .286 .403 1.80 9.81 9.45 112 7.19 137.6
2012 GJR Rk 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 .289 113 9.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 29% .429 .184 1.00 1.09 0.00 86 5.11 84.8
2013 COL MLB 30 30 167.7 16 6 0 170 62 112 11 .250 113 9.1 3.3 0.6 6.0 50% .303 .253 1.38 3.73 3.49 102 4.83 115.7
2014 COL MLB 32 32 184.3 14 11 0 161 67 139 21 .254 118 7.9 3.3 1.0 6.8 53% .264 .247 1.24 4.31 4.10 109 4.97 122.0
2015 COL MLB 26 26 149.0 9 7 0 137 65 134 17 .259 109 8.3 3.9 1.0 8.1 54% .289 .257 1.36 4.21 4.17 98 4.51 105.3
2015 ABQ AAA 2 2 9.0 0 0 0 9 3 7 2 .274 128 9.0 3.0 2.0 7.0 68% .269 .260 1.33 5.93 3.00 87 3.23 66.4
2016 COL MLB 27 24 134.0 8 9 0 157 63 108 23 .265 112 10.5 4.2 1.5 7.3 49% .325 .288 1.64 5.39 5.51 116 7.47 165.2
2016 ABQ AAA 3 3 14.7 0 0 0 14 8 11 0 .266 123 8.6 4.9 0.0 6.8 56% .311 .238 1.50 4.26 4.30 104 6.10 124.1
2017 ARI MLB 65 0 51.3 3 1 0 46 21 45 7 .261 98 8.1 3.7 1.2 7.9 49% .273 .245 1.31 4.59 4.21 94 3.93 83.7
2018 ARI MLB 42 0 35.0 0 2 0 37 19 27 6 .257 98 9.5 4.9 1.5 6.9 55% .295 .295 1.60 5.52 4.63 106 5.47 122.5
2018 CHN MLB 13 0 17.0 0 0 1 12 5 14 0 .278 102 6.4 2.6 0.0 7.4 48% .250 .185 1.00 2.35 1.59 116 6.26 140.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 2157 0.4747 0.4386 0.7537 0.6191 0.2754 0.8517 0.5545 0.2463
2009 2964 0.4612 0.4356 0.7405 0.5801 0.3118 0.8512 0.5643 0.2595
2010 2012 0.4707 0.4503 0.7406 0.6093 0.3089 0.8475 0.5532 0.2594
2011 948 0.4589 0.4388 0.7139 0.5977 0.3041 0.8385 0.5064 0.2861
2012 204 0.4559 0.5147 0.7524 0.6452 0.4054 0.7833 0.7111 0.2476
2013 2760 0.4467 0.4525 0.7782 0.6383 0.3026 0.8564 0.6450 0.2218
2014 3012 0.4502 0.4532 0.7714 0.6519 0.2905 0.8756 0.5800 0.2286
2015 2441 0.4330 0.4732 0.7307 0.6462 0.3410 0.8331 0.5826 0.2693
2016 2331 0.4363 0.4487 0.7505 0.6234 0.3135 0.8612 0.5801 0.2495
2017 864 0.4259 0.4826 0.6906 0.7038 0.3185 0.7992 0.5127 0.3094
2018 924 0.4437 0.4935 0.7610 0.6854 0.3405 0.8683 0.5886 0.2390
Career206170.45140.45360.74910.62940.30920.85150.5770.2509

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-14 2014-06-18 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Tightness -
2013-09-11 2013-09-30 DTD 19 16 Left Thumb Inflammation - -
2013-06-30 2013-07-05 DTD 5 4 Left Thumb Contusion - -
2013-06-18 2013-06-23 DTD 5 5 Left Thumb Contusion - -
2013-03-19 2013-03-29 Camp 10 0 Left Forearm Tightness - -
2012-03-26 2012-09-20 60-DL 178 148 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-06-03 -
2011-05-24 2011-09-29 60-DL 128 117 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2011-06-03
2011-04-02 2011-04-02 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2011-03-09 2011-03-23 Camp 14 0 Left Shoulder Tightness Latissimus Dorsi -
2010-08-25 2010-08-30 DTD 5 4 Left Fingers Contusion Swinging -
2010-04-26 2010-07-09 15-DL 74 66 Left Fingers Strain Flexor Band Middle Finger -
2009-10-04 2009-10-10 DTD 6 1 Right Groin Strain -
2009-04-29 2009-05-04 DTD 5 4 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2009-03-12 2009-03-14 Camp 2 0 Left Trunk Contusion Batted Ball -
2007-08-01 2007-09-11 15-DL 41 37 Left Elbow Strain -
2007-07-16 2007-07-21 DTD 5 4 Left Thumb Contusion Thumb -
2007-03-06 2007-03-06 Camp 0 0 Left Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2006-09-14 2006-09-19 DTD 5 4 Left Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2006-06-10 2006-07-25 15-DL 45 38 Left Fingers Tear Middle Fingernail -
2004-05-22 2004-06-11 Minors 20 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 ARI $2,250,000
2017 ARI $2,250,000
2016 COL $12,500,000
2015 COL $12,500,000
2014 COL $11,000,000
2013 COL $11,000,000
2012 COL $10,500,000
2011 COL $10,000,000
2010 COL $5,600,000
2009 COL $2,000,000
2008 COL $1,025,000
2007 KCA $417,000
2006 MIL $337,000
2005 MIL $317,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$79,446,000
2018Current$2,250,000
14 yrPvs + Cur$81,696,000
14 yrTotal$81,696,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 15 dBobby Barad1 year/$2.25M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Arizona 2/16/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2.25M in majors. Contract selected by Arizona 3/25/18. DFA by Arizona 7/31/18. Released 8/4/18. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 8/10/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/19/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2.25M in majors. May earn additional $0.6M in performance bonuses based on relief appearances and $1M in performance bonuses based on appearances as a starter. Contract selected by Arizona 3/28/17.
  • 2 years/$25M (2015-16). Signed extension with Colorado 9/3/14. 15:$12.5M, 16:$12.5M.
  • 2 years/$21.5M (2011-12), plus 2013 player option. Re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/30/10. $1M signing bonus. 11:$9.5M, 12:$10M, 13:$11M player option ($1M buyout) which, if exercised by De La Rosa, gives club $11M club option for 2014. De La Rosa exercised 2013 option 10/31/12. Colorado exercised 2014 option 10/8/13.
  • 1 year/$5.6M (2010). Re-signed by Colorado 1/14/10 (avoided arbitration). $0.3M performance bonus.
  • 1 year/$2M (2009). Re-signed 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.025M (2008). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/18/08 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 24, 26, 28, 30 starts. DFA 3/26/08. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Kansas City 4/30/08 (Royals paid Rockies $0.2M in the deal).
  • 1 year/$0.417M (2007). Signed 2/07.
  • 1 year/$0.337M (2006). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/06. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 7/06.
  • 1 year/$0.317M (2005). Re-signed 1/05.

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 2.1 1.7 0 38 0 55.4 41 20 50 4 .247 1.10 3.14 3.56 5.7 0.6
80o 2.1 1.7 0 38 0 49.9 39 20 45 4 .260 1.17 3.48 3.94 4.2 0.5
70o 2.1 1.8 0 38 0 46.1 38 19 42 4 .269 1.23 3.74 4.22 3.0 0.3
60o 2 1.8 0 38 0 42.9 37 18 39 4 .277 1.28 3.96 4.46 2.1 0.2
50o 2 1.8 0 38 0 40.0 35 18 36 4 .285 1.33 4.16 4.69 1.1 0.1
40o 2 1.9 0 38 0 37.1 34 17 34 4 .292 1.38 4.37 4.92 0.2 0.0
30o 2 1.9 0 38 0 34.1 33 16 31 4 .300 1.43 4.59 5.17 -0.8 -0.1
20o 1.9 1.9 0 38 0 30.7 31 15 28 3 .309 1.50 4.86 5.47 -2.1 -0.2
10o 1.9 2 0 38 0 26.1 28 14 24 3 .322 1.59 5.25 5.89 -3.8 -0.4
Weighted Mean21.8038039.43517364.2831.324.144.661.20.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20193891004725174168741542349.3151.394.595.218.73.88.01.20.6
2020398904122148137631271949.3031.354.635.268.33.87.71.20.5
2021407803821136127561171849.3041.354.615.238.43.77.71.20.5
20224156029161049844901549.3031.364.735.378.53.87.81.30.2
2023425502514898738751349.3121.404.765.408.83.87.61.30.2
202443340181066632755949.3071.374.725.368.63.77.51.20.1
202544340191067642956949.3071.394.785.428.63.97.51.20.1
202645340181064622754949.3071.384.795.448.73.87.61.30.1
20274634017961592650949.3071.404.855.508.83.97.41.30.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 89 Miguel Batista 2008 6.97
2 86 Allie Reynolds 1954 3.81
3 86 Bob Gibson 1973 3.28
4 85 Early Wynn 1957 4.76
5 85 Tim Hudson 2013 4.11
6 83 Chris Carpenter 2012 3.71
7 83 Roy Halladay 2014 0.00 DNP
8 83 Kyle Lohse 2016 12.54
9 83 Hiroki Kuroda 2012 3.52
10 82 Mark Buehrle 2016 0.00 DNP
11 82 Jose Contreras 2009 5.88
12 81 Derek Lowe 2010 4.09
13 81 Jamie Moyer 2000 5.96
14 81 Randy Wolf 2014 5.96
15 80 Jason Schmidt 2010 0.00 DNP
16 80 Hoyt Wilhelm 1960 4.22
17 80 Sal Maglie 1954 3.53
18 80 Andy Pettitte 2009 4.67
19 80 Rick Reuschel 1986 4.42
20 80 Warren Spahn 1958 3.30
21 80 R.A. Dickey 2012 3.00
22 79 Tom Candiotti 1995 4.40
23 79 John Lackey 2016 3.54
24 79 Ryan Franklin 2010 3.46
25 79 Joe Dobson 1954 6.75
26 78 Roger Clemens 2000 4.14
27 78 Marv Grissom 1955 2.90
28 78 Virgil Trucks 1954 2.96
29 78 David Cone 2000 7.20
30 78 Sam Jones 1963 9.82
31 78 Phil Niekro 1976 3.86
32 77 Vic Raschi 1956 0.00 DNP
33 77 Eric Stults 2017 0.00 DNP
34 77 Dizzy Trout 1952 4.28
35 77 Julian Tavarez 2010 0.00 DNP
36 76 Mike Hampton 2010 0.00
37 76 Al Leiter 2003 4.13
38 76 Ron Villone 2007 4.25
39 76 Bronson Arroyo 2014 4.19
40 76 Bert Blyleven 1988 5.56
41 76 Chuck Finley 2000 4.42
42 75 Larry Jackson 1968 3.18
43 75 Jake Westbrook 2015 0.00 DNP
44 75 Nolan Ryan 1984 3.82
45 75 Tommy John 1980 3.90
46 75 Greg Maddux 2003 4.62
47 74 Jeremy Guthrie 2016 0.00 DNP
48 74 Gaylord Perry 1976 3.34
49 74 Bruce Chen 2014 7.45
50 74 Ellis Kinder 1952 3.04
51 74 Jimmy Key 1998 4.42
52 74 Carl Pavano 2013 0.00 DNP
53 74 Shawn Estes 2010 0.00 DNP
54 73 Jerry Reuss 1986 6.93
55 73 Chris Hammond 2003 3.29
56 73 Bobby Shantz 1963 3.18
57 73 Ted Lilly 2013 5.87
58 73 Jon Lieber 2007 5.08
59 72 Elmer Dessens 2008 22.50
60 72 Jose Valverde 2015 0.00 DNP
61 72 Dennis Lamp 1990 5.20
62 72 Hisanori Takahashi 2012 5.90
63 72 Hector Carrasco 2007 7.98
64 72 Charlie Leibrandt 1994 0.00 DNP
65 72 Diego Segui 1975 5.20 DNP
66 72 Mark Hendrickson 2011 5.73
67 72 Darren Oliver 2008 3.00
68 72 Jason Isringhausen 2010 0.00 DNP
69 72 Wandy Rodriguez 2016 0.00 DNP
70 71 Ed Lopat 1955 4.58
71 71 David Weathers 2007 3.82
72 71 Doug Davis 2013 0.00 DNP
73 71 Ron Reed 1980 4.45
74 71 Harry Brecheen 1952 3.19
75 71 Colby Lewis 2017 0.00 DNP
76 71 Mike Mussina 2006 4.01
77 71 Orlando Hernandez 2003 0.00 DNP
78 71 Jamey Wright 2012 4.66
79 71 Whitey Ford 1966 4.07
80 71 Bartolo Colon 2010 0.00 DNP
81 71 Shawn Camp 2013 7.04
82 71 Kevin Millwood 2012 4.81
83 71 A.J. Burnett 2014 5.14
84 71 Willie Ramsdell 1953 0.00 DNP
85 71 Kevin Brown 2002 5.09
86 70 Jim Kaat 1976 3.76
87 70 Tim Wakefield 2004 5.78
88 70 Joe Borowski 2008 7.56
89 70 Dennis Martinez 1991 2.84
90 70 Mark Langston 1998 6.20
91 70 LaTroy Hawkins 2010 8.44
92 70 Freddy Garcia 2014 0.00 DNP
93 70 Buddy Groom 2003 5.36
94 70 Paul Byrd 2008 4.80
95 70 Chris Young 2016 6.39
96 70 Bob Locker 1975 5.79 DNP
97 70 Esteban Loaiza 2009 0.00 DNP
98 70 Steve Trachsel 2008 9.30
99 70 Matt Belisle 2017 4.62
100 70 John Burkett 2002 4.84

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .260 .333 .400 .251
11 vs R (Multi) .273 .353 .459 .277
18 Split (Multi) -.013 -.020 -.059 -.027
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .297 .378 .471 .284
31 vs R (2016) .291 .372 .492 .289
38 Split (2016) .006 .006 -.021 -.005
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Due to publishing agreements, the 2018 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2018 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2017 De La Rosa spent nine seasons as one of the best and most successful starting pitchers the Rockies have ever had. It's an admittedly low bar, but being one of two pitchers in team history to throw 1,000 innings and start 200 games, and to be better than average while doing so, is an undeniable success. Yet, chronicling the past is a great foreshadower of present struggles, and De La Rosa finally showed his age in 2016. Opponents hit his four-seam fastball and split-change—which he combined to throw about 65 percent of the time in 2016—both harder and more often than ever during his Rockies' tenure. And it's not like his command is a point of strength either. This may not be the end of the line for the player who was once named later, but it’s getting close.
2016 When de la Rosa returned from Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2012 season, not many expected a career revival. Command was never his strength to begin with, and he had a checkered injury history even before going under knife. That made the zip he lost on his fastball upon returning all the more concerning. Instead of leaning on his fastball as a crutch, he recognized that he needed to give hitters more varied looks in order to survive. So he goes to a high-80s cutter just as often as his four-seamer and sprinkles in a handful of sinkers every start. He terrorizes hitters with a nasty splitter one out of every three pitches, and uses it both as an out pitch and to generate weak grounders in hitter's counts. If your kids ever ask you that awkward question "where do crafty lefties come from," here's your answer.
2015 Injury bugs were flying in Colorado all year, but De La Rosa proved immune as the only starter to pitch a full season. Perhaps he already paid his debts to the disabled list when he missed nearly two years from 2011-2012. De La Rosa's velocity hasn't returned to pre-Tommy John levels—and he's 34, so it might never—but he threw a tick harder last year and relied more on his cutter, another pitch he used to combat righties. With his clean health sheet and the Rockies' desperate need of stable pitching, De La Rosa got a two-year extension in September.
2014 De La Rosa made just 13 starts between 2011 and 2012 due to Tommy John surgery, and he looked awful in his three 2012 appearances. Naturally, then, he rattled off one of the best seasons in Rockies history in 2013. De La Rosa made 30 starts with an ERA under 3.50, making him just the third pitcher to do so as a Rockie. Nothing about the peripherals suggests dramatic improvement, and he lost velocity, but Nolan Arenado and Troy Tulowitzki can do wonders for a left-handed groundball pitcher. De La Rosa picked up a $13 million player option last year, which gave the Rockies a $13 million club option for 2014a no-brainer after his resurgent campaign.
2013 After undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2011, De La Rosa had a long road back to the big leagues. He made a few rehab starts in May and June but was shut down as a precautionary measure because of forearm tightness. In September, he reached 94 mph with his fastball during a rehab start and said, I am throwing normal, throwing all my pitches. I am feeling strong with no pain. I am ready. De La Rosa's three starts for the big club were horrible, but at least he was out there. He has given the Rockies 13 starts and a 4.39 ERA for $19.5 million during the first two years of a contract that culminates in an $11 million player option for 2013.
2012 De la Rosa's season lasted 50 pitches into his 10th start, at which point he blew out his left elbow. De la Rosa, who has worked more than 130 innings just once over parts of eight seasons, isn't expected back until June at the earliest. It has become trendy in recent years to believe that Tommy John surgery is a miracle cure for ailing pitchers, but no procedure is without risk. Even if it works, command (never de la Rosa's strong suit) is often the last thing to return. Still, the odds are on his side, although that's easier to say when you aren't the one doing the rehab.
2011 A torn flexor band on his left middle finger cost De La Rosa May and June, but otherwise, he did a fine job of following up his 2009 breakout campaign, posting a 3.56 ERA over his last 14 starts and increasing his ground-ball rate. The secret to his success in Colorado has been backing off his curveball in favor of more sliders and changups, the latter of which is roughly 10 mph slower than his mid-90s heater (he was just one of five left-handed starters to average more than 93 mph with his fastball in 2010), and both of which result in his helpful mix of strikeouts and grounders. The wishful thinking department would have De La Rosa reduce his walk rate (an average of 4.0 per nine innings over the last four seasons) and also asks for healthhis new contract represents a considerable gamble given that he has only made more than 23 starts in a season or thrown more than 130 innings once in the majors.
2010 A former baseball vagabond, De La Rosa has floated through five, six, or seven organizations, depending on whether you count Mexican League outfits, and whether being acquired by "Grover Cleveland" Garagiola on two non-consecutive occasions makes Arizona count as one or two. Through it all hes consistently flashed swing-and-miss stuff, with mid-90s lefty heat and three solid off-speed offerings, but somethings clicked for him in Colorado. Projected to help out at the back of the rotation, De La Rosa had a breakout year, striking out more than a batter per inning, lowering his walk rate, and going 4-0 with a 2.97 ERA during the Rockies stretch run. While not a devoted worm-killer like the other Rockies starters, De La Rosa gets more ground balls than some, and the Rockies have wisely protected his arm with low inning and pitch counts in his first full season in the rotation. It looks like his talent has finally translated to production, and his wanderin days are through.
2009 Acquired from the Royals at the end of April, it was hoped de la Rosa would shore up the back of the rotation. He did, but it took a while; he was downright awful initially, allowing 25 runs over 23 innings in his first five starts. From there he moved back and forth from the bullpen to the rotation and slowly came around, finishing the year back in a starting role and going 5-2 with a 2.61 ERA in his last eight outings. It's not like the guy is without stuffhe can get his fastball up to 96 mph at timesbut he's found more success using a low-90s cutter to complement his slider in his quiver of off-speed offerings. The Rockies are optimistic that they might be onto something here, and de la Rosa will compete for the fifth starter's job this spring.
2008 Nine starts into the 2007 season, de la Rosa looked like he had swapped arms with David Wells, pitching to contact (just 12 walks and 30 Ks in 58 innings) and generally getting guys out (3.59 ERA). He reverted to form after that, surrendering 42 walks and 15 homers in 72 innings the rest of the way, posting an ERA a staggering four runs higher. As we wrote last year, de la Rosa's future is likely as a power reliever. As such, even a slight uptick in his velocity and command could pay huge dividends.
2007 De la Rosa is a hard-throwing Mexican lefty; arms like this don`t grow on trees. He was a worthwhile flyer to take in exchange for three months of Tony Graffanino`s career. He simply doesn`t throw enough strikes to survive in a starting rotation. The Royals seem committed to proving that point experimentally; the sooner they accept the inevitable and give him a shot at being a power lefty out of the pen, the better.
2006 He was out of options coming into 2005, which put him on the staff despite obvious questions of whether he could handle it. He didn`t, as the subtleties of a situational role seemed lost on him as he failed to torch lefty hitters with his mid-90s heat. Certain truths about life on this planet involve bilateral symmetry, reproduction (sex not required), and the constant demand for lefty relief help. Mr. de la Rosa racks up enough strikeouts to keep the Brewers interested, at least until they`ve decided what Dana Eveland`s role will be.
2005 Once labeled the "Mexican John Rocker" by former Red Sox GM Dan Duquette, who had signed de la Rosa out of the Mexican League at age 19. He was one of the main pieces of the Curt Schilling and Richie Sexson trades. His bad boy persona has faded the past two seasons as he focused on getting his mid-90s fastball to the major leagues. He spent the majority of 2004 pitching at Triple-A, posting a solid strikeout rate but a mediocre ERA, thanks to inconsistent control and a propensity to give up the long ball. He managed to get a big league call-up, but the 14 walks and only five strikeouts wasn't the first impression he was hoping for. The Brewers still like his arm, and he'll be given a chance to win a spot in the bullpen during spring training.
2004 Dan Duquette called De la Rosa the "Mexican John Rocker," fortunately more for the liveliness of his left arm than for his volatility. Although most scouts project him as a relief hurler, the Red Sox turned him into a starter in 2002, and he has pitched well since. He had a great year in Portland, and a primo series of starts late in the season got him promoted to Triple-A. He throws a fastball that can get to 94 mph, and a hard slider. After his fine 2003 season, he was the best pitching prospect in the system, and was part of the swag needed to bring in Curt Schilling. As part of the three-way deal, De la Rosa wound up with the Brewers.

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2013-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)This deal just went down in our 12 team mixed keeper league. Team 1 is the commishiner, team 2 a new team. Team 1 Josh Johnson and Ian Kinsler Team 2 David Price, Jorge De La Rosa and Matt Carpenter Fair?
(Dave from Miami)
Not a fantasy guy, but I'm not outraged by either side. Please ask again in one of our fantasy chats, though.

By the way, on things I actually do write, a quick plug for today's article on my favorite names discovered on the rosters of the independent Atlantic League. Ian Snell, Hayden Penn, Vladimir Guerrero, Adam Greenberg and many more.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20323 (Zachary Levine)
2010-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Typing this lefty (but not as well as Clif Lee!) -- Do you see the Mariners going after Jorge De La Rosa this offseason, they need another good pitcher even with the putrid offense.
(broken wrist from right arm)
Man, I did a similar thing when I was 16, broke my left thumb playing baseball and had a cast on up to my elbow for forever. There was one upside, which is that I got very good at unsnapping bras with one hand, a skill that has not deserted me to this day. Is that TMI? As for the Mariners, you can't fix their problems with one hand, or two hands and a shovel. I've always liked de la Rosa, but I'm not sure that his wildness will play real well in the DH league. The M's could be signing on for Daisuke Matsuzaka-West, and in any case until they fix their historically-miserable offense, I'm not sure that any pitcher can help them. They have a long, long road ahead. (Steven Goldman)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you do if you are Doug Melvin??? Fielder isn't going to bring back much, but you are still 1 guy short in that Rotation with Wolf and Gallardo...Who do you sign, outside of Lee who will probably headed to the Yankees?
(JT from MKE)
I think you have to invest in at least one of the upside risk kids--Harden or Vazquez and the like--and Jorge De La Rosa as well. Because speaking of defense-minded choices, while I think getting Rickie Weeks off second base would be a favor this or any pitching staff would appreciate, you may as well adapt to that awful right-side infield defense by gunning for strikeout guys in the rotation. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Let's assume for arguments sake that O'Down lets Marquis walk, trades Hawpe for a prospect and non tenders Atkins. That would free up nearly $20MM for 2010. Where would you spend that money? I guess 2B is an obvious upgrade spot, but beyond that, I'm not sure O'Dowd could spend that amount money effectively in free agency. Maybe they could allocate it to the draft and Venezuala?
(Dan from Denver)
It's never that simple. Betancourt's on the books for next season if they pick up his option, so that's a big chunk of change ($5+ million). Huston Street's arb-eligible, so is Jorge De La Rosa and Chris Iannetta and Ryan Spilborghs; all will get raises. Tulo's salary goes up a couple of million; so does Jeff Francis' and Manny Corpas'. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't go big-game hunting, beyond seeing what they might get out of a Hawpe deal, whether win-now help or a prospect with near-term value on the big-league team. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)But don't you want a home-heavy second half? I know it might chew up your arms a bit, but home field advantage is still pretty huge, innit?
(Ari Collins from Boston)
Traditionally, yes, but winning at home hasn't been a stumbling block to Rockies' success. So much of their early success this season is from their having gotten extraordinary work out of Jason Marquis and Jason Hammel; Hammel's lost steam, but Jorge De La Rosa's rattled off six straight quality starts (getting back up off the floor typing that), and Marquis has a six-pack of his own in his last half-dozen starts. If Marquis doesn't wilt, not only will he have people wondering if putting him in the ASG wasn't earned after all, it'll put the Rockies into October. (Christina Kahrl)


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