27-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Eury De La Rosa in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
De La Rosa was claimed off waivers by the Padres and optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Eury De La Rosa.
De La Rosa began the year in the Athletics organization and was optioned to their Triple-A affiliate in Nashville during spring training. He was subsequently DFA'd by the A's, claimed and DFA'd by the Dodgers before finally settling in with the Padres organization. He never cracked the major league roster, and instead spent most of the second half of the season at Double-A San Antonio. He notched seven saves with the Missions underpinned by a strong ERA (1.27) and a 9.2 K/9. The left-hander has worked predominantly as a reliever, but his final appearance in 2015 came as a starter when he worked six scoreless innings while allowing just one hit. Still, De La Rosa hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 as a member of the Diamondbacks, and it's unclear whether he will be given a shot to make a big league roster in spring training, given his free agent status.
De La Rosa received his second taste of Arizona in 2014, making 25 appearances out of the bullpen in what was likely an audition for the Opening Day roster. At the very least, De La Rosa should become a useful LOOGY, as he fanned 26.2 percent of the left-handed batters that he faced last season. He doesn't currently have the weapons to strike out righties at that clip, and it would benefit him to cut back on the free passes. Traded to the A's after being designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks in December, it's likely that his age-25 season will begin as a member of the bullpen at Triple-A, but his path to the big leagues is less obstructed with his new organization.