Pounds hitters inside with his fastball, and then throws them off-balance with a strong curveball. He's especially tough against left-handed hitters. Can rack up strikeouts.
Flaws: : He's prone to bouts of wildness and needs to develop greater control in order to thrive as a starter. Also needs to continue working on his stamina and avoid injuries.
De La Rosa ended his season on a positive note, posting two consecutive quality starts after a prolonged period of struggling. He was set to hit free agency this offseason, but the Rockies signed the 33-year-old veteran to a two-year $25 million extension last month. Analyst: Spencer Silva
De La Rosa lowered his season era to 4.14 to go with a 1.22 WHIP. Unlike most starters for the Rockies, De La Rosa has pitched drastically better at home this season going 9-2 with a 3.30 ERA against 4-9 with a 5.24 ERA on the road. His next start will be on the road against the Padres.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
We can only wonder how good De La Rosa would be in a different home ballpark with a better team behind him. He has a rough matchup at home against the Dodgers next week. Analyst: Steve Pimental
De La Rosa has been toeing the line of mediocrity for some time now and it's getting a little tough to even consider using him for streaming starts. His K:BB has dropped significantly over these last four starts and he's failed to pitch out of the sixth in two of them. He's got a tough match-upon the road in St. Louis next week so you are probably going to want to keep him on the bench.Analyst: Howard Bender