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Crystal Ball: Anthony DeSclafani, RHP, Cincinnati Reds

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Here's a Crystal Ball, by reader request, for Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani.

The Crystal Ball is NOT a PREDICTION in the sense of me saying "this is how the guy will turn out." The idea is to generate discussion about a player by presenting one possible outcome for his career, based on what we currently know about him.

It is not just thrown together; I try to make them logical, based on the outcomes of players who were similar at the same stage of their career. Sometimes a CB represents a maximal outcome, sometimes it is more of a middle ground.

I like DeSclafani quite a bit and I think he has some very good seasons in him, but I'm not sure about the long-term durability. This CB assumes a strong three-year run that he pays for with rapid deterioration in his 30s.

Anthony DeSclafani
Year Team G GS IP H R ER W L ERA K BB SV Age K/9 BB/9 H/9
2014 Marlins 13 5 33 40 23 23 2 2 6.27 26 5 0 24 7.09 1.36 10.9
2015 Reds 31 31 184.67 194 93 83 9 13 4.05 151 55 0 25 7.36 2.68 9.45
2016 Reds 20 20 123.33 120 51 45 9 5 3.28 105 39 0 26 7.66 2.85 8.76
2017 Reds 32 32 200 198 78 75 13 10 3.38 168 67 0 27 7.56 3.02 8.91
2018 Reds 28 28 178 187 90 82 12 12 4.15 156 49 0 28 7.89 2.48 9.46
2019 Reds 32 32 206 189 78 73 16 9 3.19 178 55 0 29 7.78 2.4 8.26
2020 Reds 33 33 222 209 70 66 19 9 2.68 178 39 0 30 7.22 1.58 8.47
2021 Padres 32 32 199 189 70 72 13 11 3.26 156 45 0 31 7.06 2.04 8.55
2022 Padres 19 19 119 128 78 76 5 9 5.75 79 34 0 32 5.97 2.57 9.68
2023 Padres 18 9 62 80 43 41 3 4 5.95 38 21 0 33 5.52 3.05 11.6
2024 Padres 32 0 47 60 30 30 2 4 5.74 22 21 0 34 4.21 4.02 11.5
290 241 1574 1594 704 666 103 88 3.81 1257 430 0 7.19 2.46 9.11