Each National League Team’s Most Disappointing Player so Far

Colorado Rockies – Jorge De La Rosa, SP, 1-3, 10.18 ERA, 2.07 WHIP, 12 walks, 28 strikeouts

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Throughout his lengthy career, Jorge De La Rosa has never been considered an ace but has usually been a dependable depth starter for teams. His ERA normally landed around the 4.00 mark with a few too many walks and just over 100 strikeouts.

So far this year, De La Rosa isn’t fooling anyone. In five starts, he has only made it out of the fifth inning once, and has not given up less than three earned runs in any outing. Batters are hitting a bloated .330 against him, and his WHIP is well over 2.00.

The National League West has not been strong to this point, and the Rockies have a real chance to compete thanks in large part to Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado. Even with the powerful offense and the thin air at Coors, the Rockies are going to need some help from the rotation and the veteran De La Rosa has to be better in that department when he returns from his time on the disabled list. 

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