Anthony DeSclafani was part of the Reds' all-rookie rotation in the latter weeks of the season, but he wasn't there to audition or play out the string. The former Marlins and Blue Jays prospect was a mainstay in the rotation, and while his 4.05 ERA won't attract much attention, he dramatically improved his strikeout and walk rates over the final two months of the season. DeSclafani could go undrafted in many standard mixed leagues, but he's not a bad late-round flier. If he starts the year on waivers, keep a close eye on him.
Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani was terrific in his outing against the Cardinals on Saturday. The rookie right-hander struck out 10, allowing one run and four hits over six innings. He walked just one batter and threw 64 of his 100 pitches for strikes in the 5-1 victory. DeSclafani (9-10, 3.67 ERA) allowed a run in the top of the first, but was superb the rest of the way, as he was able to handle the top team in baseball. Over his last four starts, DeSclafani is 2-2 with a 2.08 ERA.
Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani did not pitch well enough to earn a quality start or a win during Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Cubs. DeSclafani allowed three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings. He also struck out seven and walked two. His ERA now stands at 3.87. DeSclafani is winless in his last five outings.
Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani got hammered by the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. The young right-hander gave up six runs on 10 hits over five innings of work, en route to the 11-7 loss. DeSclafani (7-9, 3.97 ERA) got roughed up before he could even get settled in, as he allowed a home run to Ender Inciarte to lead off the game. Paul Goldschmidt chipped in a two-run shot later in the inning, and the Reds were down 3-0 before an out was recorded. The struggles continued, as he allowed individual runs to score in the third, fourth and fifth innings. DeSclafani took a step backwards with this performance. He came into the game with a 2.81 ERA over his previous five starts.
Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani made two mistakes during his start against the Dodgers, but they cost him mightily. SeSclafani allowed two runs on six hits in six innings. He allowed a pair of solo home runs that ultimately made the difference in the outcome. With the loss, DeSclafani dropped to 7-8 with a 3.72 ERA this season.
Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani allowed three runs on 10 hits, Sunday against Arizona. DeSclafani left with the score tied, taking a no-decision. DeSclafani allowed double-digit hits for the first time since June 30. He walked one and struck out three. He's allowed three runs or fewer in his last four outings.