Jose De Leon dominates again while waiting for his chance

As the Dodgers turn to Bud Norris, Ross Stripling, and Brett Anderson over the next three games, they all better be on their game because Jose De Leon is putting everyone on notice.

He’s ready for his chance.

On Wednesday night Jose pitched another strong seven innings, striking out ten without a walk while giving up two earned runs. That is four straight starts of at least six innings, and never more than two runs given up. In total over those four starts, 27 innings, six earned runs, four walks, and twenty-three strikeouts.

Baseball America chimed on:

Jose De Leon, rhp, Dodgers. The Dodgers’ No. 2 prospect at midseason, the former Southern ace is positioning himself to help the big club later this season. He struck out 10 Wednesday in Triple-A Oklahoma City’s 3-2 win over Albuquerque (Rockies). De Leon allowed just six hits and two runs in six innings, walking none. De Leon has a fastball that sits 92-93 mph and touches 95 with a great spin rate. He throws a tight slider but the difference-maker is his double-plus changeup.



1 Comment

  1. 68elcamino427

    One more start before September 1 call ups.

    He is at 71 IP today, did 114 last season.
    Seems like last season the team stats showed NP, number of pitches, but if it is there or on Fangraphs or BBR, I don’t see it.

    Wonder how far they want to extend him this season?
    He could easily work out of the bullpen and they have had him go seven innings his last two outings.


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