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Anthony DeSclafani

Anthony DeSclafani
DeSclafani with the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds – No. 28
Born: (1990-04-18) April 18, 1990 (age 25)
Freehold, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 14, 2014 for the Miami Marlins
Career statistics
(through May 29, 2015)
Win–loss record 5–6
Earned run average 4.45
Strikeouts 67

Anthony James DeSclafani (born April 18, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami Marlins.

High School and College

DeSclafani grew up in Howell Township, New Jersey[1] and attended Colts Neck High School in Colts Neck, New Jersey.[2][3] He then enrolled at the University of Florida, where he played college baseball for coach Kevin O'Sullivan's Florida Gators baseball team.

Professional career

Draft and Minor Leagues

The Toronto Blue Jays selected DeSclafani in the sixth round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[4] In 2012, he pitched for the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class A Midwest League.[5] After the 2012 season, the Blue Jays traded DeSclafani, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Álvarez, Yunel Escobar, Jeff Mathis, Justin Nicolino, and Jake Marisnick to the Miami Marlins, receiving Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, José Reyes, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio in exchange.[4] DeSclafani pitched for the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and the Jacksonville Suns of the Class AA Southern League in 2013. He pitched to a 9-6 win–loss record and a 2.65 earned run average across both levels. The Marlins named him their minor league pitcher of the year after the season.[6]

Miami Marlins

DeSclafani began the 2014 season with Jacksonville. The Marlins promoted him to the major leagues to make his debut on May 14.[5] DeSclafani was optioned back to the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs on August 16, 2014, with the return of Henderson Alvarez.[7] During a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on September 11, 2014, DeSclafani was ejected for the first time in his MLB career after intentionally hitting Carlos Gómez with a pitch. The next day, DeSclafani was suspended 3 games and fined an undisclosed amount by the MLB.

Cincinnati Reds

On December 11, 2014, the Marlins traded DeSclafani and Chad Wallach to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Mat Latos.[8] DeSclafani earned his first win as a Reds pitcher and, subsequently, the first win for a starting pitcher for the Reds in 2015 with a 3-2 win over the Cubs on April 14, 2015.


  1. ^ Curtis, Charles. "Marlins' Anthony DeSclafani, N.J native and Colts Neck HS grad, makes MLB debut", NJ Advance Media, May 15, 2014. Accessed May 11, 2015. "Anthony DeSclafani, who grew up in Howell, N.J. and graduated from Colts Neck High School, had a little bit of pressure on him: He was the pitcher called up Wednesday to replace Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who was done for the season and had Tommy John surgery on the horizon."
  2. ^ "DeSclafani looking to enjoy his summer | | News Transcript". July 2, 2008. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ JEFF APPLEBLATT Correspondent (September 19, 2007). "DeSclafani's busy summer took him coast to coast | | News Transcript". Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "MLB approves mega-deal between Blue Jays and Marlins". November 19, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
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  6. ^ September 27, 2013 1:31 P.M. ET (September 27, 2013). "Marlins announce Minor League award winners | News". Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  7. ^ Twitter / Marlins: ROSTER MOVE: • Anthony DeSclafani optioned to AAA @zephyrsbaseball postgame • Henderson Alvarez to be reinstated from DL tomorrow
  8. ^ Snyder, Matt (December 11, 2014). "Marlins beef up rotation with Mat Latos acquisition". Retrieved December 11, 2014. 

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