Dodger Minor League Pitcher of the Year: Rubby De La Rosa

Get to know Rubby De La Rosa. The hard-throwing Dominican-born Dodger pitching prospect is the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year.

De La Rosa is one of those players who wows scouts and flummoxes batters. He began the season with the Dodgers’ Single-A partner, the Great Lakes Loons and went 4-1 with a 3.19 ERA. He pitched in 14 games, starting five. In 59.1 innings, he struck out 55 batters.

In late July, the 6-1, 170-pound right-hander was promoted to Double-A Chattanooga, where he finished out the season and flourished.

The 21-year-old from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic went 3-1 with a 1.41 ERA for the Lookouts. In eight games, all starts, he struck out 39 batters in 51 innings. He didn’t allow more than three earned runs in any game. He gave up three earned runs just once during that period.

All told, he was 7-2 with a 2.37 ERA in 22 games in 2010, striking out 94 batters to 38 walks in 110.1 innings.

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