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
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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
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

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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.


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