18-Year-Old Shortstop – Tampa Bay Rays
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Rondonís 2015 campaign is almost impossible to evaluate based on his statistics at the plate, as he was playing in the Gulf Coast League despite turning 17 on July 7. His .166 average and 34.8 percent...
Adrian Rondon Contract Information:
Signed as an international free agent with the Rays in July of 2014, receiving a $2.95 million signing bonus.
Rondon, 18, is slashing .262/.323/.488 with five homers in 84 at-bats in the Appalachian League.
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Tampa Bay Rays Roster
MajorsAndriese, Matt (P)
AAAArencibia, J.P. (C)
AAAcosta, Mayobanex (C)
A+Ciuffo, Nick (C)
ABurke, Brock (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The Rays signed Rondon as a 15-year-old out of the Dominican Republic in July. Despite his young age, Rondon was considered to be the best international free agent available last summer. Already 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, the right-handed hitting shortstop possesses good bat speed and a consistent, short swing that should enable him to put a lot of balls in play. For now, he is a doubles hitter, but he has plenty of time to develop home-run power as he matures, especially with the loft he already generates with his swing. Defensively, he should be able to remain a shortstop as he advances, with speed and an arm that grade out as average or better tools. If everything goes well, Rondon could cruise through the Rays' minor league system and debut in the big leagues as a teenager a few years down the road, and his star potential makes him an intriguing target for those able to stash him in long-term keeper leagues.