Stock Rising- De La Rosa

Jorge De La Rosa has not allowed more than three earned runs in a start in eight consecutive starts.

Analysis: De La Rosa is the 17th best fantasy starter over the last month of the season. He currently has a 3.66 ERA, 3.80 xFIP, 1.17 WHIP and a 7.32 K/9 rate. His WHIP ranks 27th in baseball, his 6 wins is 10th best and his ERA is 58th thus far this year. During the month of May he posted a 1.93 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in 28.0 innings of work. His strikeout rate is up from his 2012-13 marks and his velocity is also up.

If De La Rosa played in New York we would not be able to avoid the hype but it is not the case here. He plays in Colorado and constantly gets lost in the shuffle. His next scheduled start is against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. He is available in 30-75% of fantasy leagues. The only red flag thus far is his .239 BABIP against- it is about sixty points below his career average. Expect low to mid tier numbers going forward.

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