28-year old lefty starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa is pitching his best baseball of his career right now. He has pitched in 26 games (25 starts) for the Royals this season and he is 12-9 with a 4.72 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. He’s making batters miss the ball this season as he’s trusting his stuff which has resulted in 152 whiffs in only 148 2/3 innings this season. He has now pitched in 54 games (48 starts) in his two years with the Rockies and he is 22-17 with a 4.81 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP for them. De La Rosa is one of the few pitchers in the history of the Rockies that improved his performance with them. Before coming to Colorado, De La Rosa pitched in 97 games (41 starts) in his major league career and he was 15-23 with a 5.85 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP. The Rockies need De La Rosa to keep up the good work the rest of the year as they are in a dogfight with the Giants for a playoff spot.