Card: 2022 Topps #137
Anthony James DeSclafani was born April 18, 1990 in Freehold, NJ. The Toronto Blue Jays selected DeSclafani in the sixth round of the 2011 MLB draft. Anthony has played for the Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, and the Minnesota Twins. He was traded to Seattle in the 2023-24 offseason, but was traded to the Twins a few weeks later, and therefore did not appear in a game for the Mariners.
Nicknamed "Disco" and "T-Bone", Anthony made his big league debut in a start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 14th, 2014. The young hurler was impressive, allowing 2 runs in 6 innings in a 13-3 win. He also collected his first major league hit, a single off Brian Wilson in the 6th that drove in a run; he had already collected another RBI earlier in the game, when second baseman Dee Gordon mishandled his bases-loaded grounder in the 2nd, allowing Reed Johnson to score.
On June 23, 2018, he hit a grand slam off Brian Duensing of the Chicago Cubs to lead the Reds to an 11-2 win. It was the first grand slam by a Reds hurler since Bob Purkey in 1959 but a week later, fellow pitcher Michael Lorenzen hit one - so after a 59-year gap, there was only one week before the next performance.
In 2021, while pitching for the Giants, Anthony lead the National League in shutouts with two, and finished the year with a 1.091 WHIP.
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