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SnakePit Appraisal: Eury de la Rosa

What did people think of Eury de lefty Reliever?

Norm Hall
  • "Once he arrived, he was not spectacular, but he did enough to retain his place in the bullpen, being a LHP obviously helped. He got better late in the season, which is promising, though I suspect we have seen De La Rosa at his best already." - James Attwood
  • "He did very well in his long-relief role, and kept the team in some games." - preston.salisbury
  • "I’ve always liked de la Rosa more than most people because I am a strong advocate for the fact that you don’t have to throw hard to be successful." - paulnh
  • "Performed better than expected." - shoewizard
  • "Given his stuff, I do think that this year was an aberration, and we won’t see this same performance out of him going forward." - preston.salisbury
  • "Each of the other rookie relievers had a distinguished pitching characteristic that showed promise. De La Rosa had none that I could discover." - makakilo.
  • "I feel as if he doesn’t have any special pitch or skill that can solidify him in the bullpen." - AzRattler
  • "He was tagged pretty hard by hitter that hit his "best stuff" and ended up with others getting the "earned runs". It has gotten to the point that when I saw Eury entering the game, I thought "white flag coming out."" - ford.williams.10
  • "I was at the Pirates game where Goldy got beaned. When the call to the bullpen was made, I remarked to my friend that DeLa Rosa was very shaky (I think "bum" was the word I used. Sure enough, he immediately gave up a double, possibly some other stuff, and IIRC he was pulled in a double switch with Goldy brought in. The rest, as they say, is history." - MrMrrbi.
Towards 2015
  • "I think he can be a solid left handed relief pitcher for us... but at the beginning of next year I would expect to see him in AAA." - paulnh
  • "I can easily envision a scenario in which a member of the pitching staff needs to be moved back to AAA, and De La Rosa has the options left, making him a prime candidate to go back to Reno." - James Attwood
Comment of the Thread

I think Jim's making these guys up

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The tally:
  • 5 - Highly satisfied:10%
  • 4 - Fairly satisfied: 45%
  • 3 - Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied: 43%
  • 2 - Somewhat dissatisfied: 2%
  • 1 - Very dissatisfied: 0%

Generally, people were favorably impressed by de La Rosa, though that may speak somewhat to the dearth of reliable left-handed relief for the Diamondbacks over the past few seasons. Though there was a high amount (43%) of "meh", almost everyone else was satisfied with his performance. It'll be interesting to look back later, when we get to Oliver Perez, and compare the numbers received.

The scoreboard:
  1. Josh Collmenter: 4.71 (151 votes)
  2. Chase Anderson: 4.18 (161)
  3. Eury de la Rosa: 3.63 (91)
  4. Mike Bolsinger: 2.67 (117)
  5. Bronson Arroyo: 2.63 (125)
  6. Trevor Cahill: 1.07 (147)