NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

TALE OF THE TAPE

Red Sox Young Arms: Brandon Workman And Rubby De La Rosa

The Boston Red Sox have had a woeful season so far, but there have been a few bright spots on the mound thanks to a pair of their young arms. 

With both Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront on the shelf with injuries, Brandon Workman and Rubby De La Rosa have filled in admirably. They delivered back-to-back solid starts in their most recent outings, giving Boston some strong depth in the rotation.

Here is a breakdown of the two young arms who look to have a bright future for Boston:

Brandon Workman
Rubby De La Rosa
(Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Age
25
25
2014 Season Stats
8 games (5 starts), 1-0 with 2.88 ERA and 1.02 WHIP
4 starts, 2-2 with 2.84 ERA and 1.11 WHIP
Last Outing
6 IP, 2 ER, 7 K in no decision vs. Indians
7 IP, H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K in win vs. Twins
Strikeout-To-Walk Ratio
28 K, 12 BB in 34.1 IP
23 K, 7 BB in 25.1 IP
Ceiling?
Is turning into a very good middle-of-rotation starter.
Success as starter could keep him in the rotation, but is a possible candidate to close at some point in his career.

We'll Just Call it a Tie

(Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images) (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

With a couple arms like this, the Red Sox are winners (just not in the current standings). Workman and De La Rosa have a combined record of just 3-2, but most of that is because of the lack of offensive support. Both have been stellar filling in for Buchholz and Doubront and have earned a spot in the rotation, so manager John Farrell will have some tough decisions to make in the near future.

MORE TALES OF THE TAPE

  1. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann /Getty Images) (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: New England Patriots At Minnesota Vikings

    The Patriots opened the season in disappointing fashion as they couldn’t do a thing in the second half against Miami and they could not sustain a decent start to the game.

  2. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images) (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Philadelphia Eagles At Indianapolis Colts

    Nick Foles could not believe his eyes when he looked at the scoreboard in Week One and found his Eagles trailing the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars 17-0 at home in the first half.

  3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Chicago Bears At San Francisco 49ers

    The Bears had a disastrous home loss to the Buffalo Bills in the season opener, and they now play six of their next eight games on the road.

See All Tales of the Tape
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,016 other followers