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

Brandon Workman
Rubby De La Rosa
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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

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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