Rubby De La Rosa turns 24 years old today (thanks again, Dodgers), so I thought what better gift can we give to Rubby -- and ourselves -- than a reminder of how good he is?
Here's some quotes about the young righty since officially being traded to the Red Sox on October 4.
Former minor league pitching coach Chuck Crim:
“His main pitch is his tremendous fastball, anywhere from 94-100 mph with very good movement on it. His main secondary out-pitch is his changeup, which is what we consider in the scouting world [on the 20-80 scouting scale, with 80 being the highest) an 80 changeup. It's very deceptive, especially with his arm speed and fastball… It’s unbelievable.”
“Very few guys have that arm speed that Rubby has and still are able to start, carry innings and have a tremendous out-pitch...I would say a guy like…Pedro Martinez. The throw is different, but the stuff is there… I consider the attitude the same — the mound presence is very confident that he can get anybody out. W...