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71 Oscar De La Cruz SP

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August 4, 2019 09:56 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Outrighted to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz was outrighted to Double-A Tennessee on Saturday after going unclaimed off waivers.

The 24-year-old righty has split time between the bullpen and rotation at Tennessee this season, posting a 4.50 ERA and 1.17 WHIP across 66 innings. Though he'll stick in the organization for now, De La Cruz will become a free agent at the end of the season and could look to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

July 31, 2019 07:20 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz was designated for assignment Wednesday.

The move clears a spot for recently acquired Nick Castellanos on the 40-man roster. De La Cruz, 24, used to be one of the Cubs' top pitching prospects, but suspensions and mixed results have led to him falling out of the teams plans. He has a 4.50 ERA in 66 innings at Double-A, working primarily as a reliever.

May 3, 2019 12:28 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Reinstated from suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz completed his 80-game suspension and was reinstated from the restricted list Friday, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic reports.

De La Cruz will head to Double-A Tennessee, where he was optioned before the start of the season. He has a 5.24 ERA in 16 starts at that level last season. Tony Barnette (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.

March 9, 2019 04:08 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Dispatched to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cubs optioned De La Cruz to Double-A Tennessee on Saturday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

De La Cruz will miss Tennessee's first 24 games of 2019 while he serves the remainder of the 80-game ban he was handed last July for violating the minor-league performance-enhancing drugs policy. The right-hander should have a spot waiting for him in the Double-A rotation once the suspension is lifted.

July 6, 2018 05:04 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Handed 80-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a PED masking agent, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

One of the top prospects in a very weak farm system, De La Cruz tested positive for furosemide, and will miss the rest of 2018 (the Tennessee Smokies have 56 games left on their schedule) and roughly the first month of 2019. The 23-year-old righty is already on the 40-man roster, which may have led the Cubs to assigning him to Double-A a little before he was ready for the level. He has a 5.24 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 77.1 innings this season. It would not be surprising to see him converted to a relief role at some point next season.

April 18, 2018 11:40 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Off to slow start at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Through his first two starts with Double-A Tennessee, De La Cruz is 0-2 with a 16.50 ERA across six innings of work.

The 23-year-old righty is getting his first taste of the Double-A level, and so far he's taking his lumps. The Cubs will be patient with De La Cruz, who's never gotten to 100 innings in a season as a professional. He'll probably spend the whole year at Double-A, and hopefully he can begin to find a little more success soon.

March 9, 2018 01:00 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: To open year at Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz will open the year at Double-A Tennessee, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The 23-year-old righty has never pitched above High-A, but is on the Cubs' 40-man roster, so he could move relatively quickly if he finds success at Double-A. Health has been an issue for De La Cruz, so if he can approach 100 innings for the first time in his career, that would help his case for remaining a starter. Otherwise, the Cubs may be tempted to fast-track him as a reliever. He has mid-rotation upside, but a lot of things have to go right for him to reach that ceiling.

February 26, 2018 01:16 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Appears healthy in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz (pectoral) tossed a scoreless, nine-pitch ninth inning in Saturday's 6-1 Cactus League victory over the Rangers. He struck out one and walked one.

De La Cruz's Arizona Fall League was cut short after he suffered a pectoral injury, but the issue was always viewed as minor and didn't delay him once pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Regarded as one of the better pitchers in the Cubs' farm system, De La Cruz will likely report to either High-A Myrtle Beach or Double-A Tennessee to begin the 2018 campaign.

November 21, 2017 10:33 AM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Added to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz was added to the Cubs' 40-man roster Monday and will be protected from the Rule 5 draft.

De La Cruz is currently rehabbing a pectoral injury, but is expected to be healthy for spring training. He fought an arm ailment during the 2017 season. However, De La Cruz made a solid debut at High-A Myrtle Beach when healthy. Over 12 games at Myrtle Beach, the 22-year-old logged a 3.46 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.

September 20, 2017 04:04 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Removed from AFL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz was removed from action in the Arizona Fall League in order to rehab his minor pectoral injury, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

De La Cruz posted a 3.46 ERA with a 14.7 K-BB% with High-A Myrtle Beach this season. He should be good to go when 2018 spring training rolls around.

July 19, 2017 01:12 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Out with tender arm
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz has missed nearly two months with a tender throwing arm and is without a timetable to return for High-A Myrtle Beach, John Manuel of Baseball America reports.

He notched a 3.42 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 42:11 K:BB in 47.1 innings for the Pelicans prior to suffering the injury. When healthy, De La Cruz is one of the best arms in the Cubs' system.

August 17, 2016 03:01 PM
Cubs' Oscar De La Cruz: Dominating in lower levels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

De La Cruz, 21, has a 1.38 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 38:6 K:BB in 26 innings across three levels of the minors this season.

He began his season in the Arizona Rookie League on July 13, and has since earned his way to the Midwest League, allowing one run while striking out 22 batters across 14.2 innings for Low-A South Bend. A 6-foot-4 Dominican righty with an electric arsenal, De La Cruz is one of the Cubs' best pitching prospects and the team's No. 6 overall prospect for dynasty league purposes. Given his dominance of Low-A hitters, he should begin the 2017 season at High-A, and could continue to shoot up the organizational ladder.

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Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2013R-Dsl Cubs 11.0410100125166.541.909
2014R-Dsl Cubs 75.0141408106419561.801.000
2015ASX-Eugene Emeralds 73.0131306307317562.841.000
2016ASX-Eugene Emeralds 8.122000014251.110.864
2016AFX-South Bend Cubs 27.2660120358223.311.103
2016R-AZL Cubs 3.01100102136.001.333
2017AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican 54.2121214304713553.491.255
2017R-AZL Cubs 2.01000001000.000.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/200
Birthdate:
3/4/1995
Age:
24
Hometown:
La Romana, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
0