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Ivan Rodriguez

43-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 11/30/1971   BORN: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Rodriguez signed a two-year contract with the Nationals worth $2.5 million to $3 million per season in December of 2009.

February 5, 2013  –  Ivan Rodriguez News

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Rodriguez is expected to help at spring training with the Rangers, Anthony Andro of foxsportssouthwest.com reports.

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Ivan Rodriguez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 33 MAJ DET 129 525 504 71 139 52 33 5 14 50 7 3 11 93 1 7 2 .276 .290 .444 .735
2006 34 MAJ DET 136 580 547 74 164 45 28 4 13 69 8 3 26 86 4 2 1 .300 .332 .437 .769
2007 35 MAJ DET 129 515 502 50 141 45 31 3 11 63 2 2 9 96 1 2 1 .281 .294 .420 .714
2008 36 MAJ NYY 33 101 96 11 21 6 4 0 2 3 4 0 4 15 0 0 1 .219 .257 .323 .580
2008 36 MAJ DET 82 328 302 33 89 24 16 3 5 32 6 1 19 52 3 2 2 .295 .338 .417 .756
2008  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ NYY/DET 115 429 398 44 110 30 20 3 7 35 10 1 23 67 3 2 3 .276 .319 .394 .714
2009 37 MAJ TEX 28 104 98 14 24 10 8 0 2 13 1 0 5 18 0 1 0 .245 .279 .388 .667
2009 37 MAJ HOU 93 344 327 41 82 25 15 2 8 34 0 2 13 74 1 2 1 .251 .280 .382 .662
2009  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ TEX/HOU 121 448 425 55 106 35 23 2 10 47 1 2 18 92 1 3 1 .249 .280 .384 .663
2010 38 A POT 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 38 MAJ WAS 111 421 398 32 106 23 18 1 4 49 2 3 16 66 2 4 1 .266 .294 .347 .640
2011 39 A POT 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.666
2011 39 AA HAR 3 10 9 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .222 .300 .333 .633
2011 39 MAJ WAS 44 137 124 14 27 9 7 0 2 19 0 0 10 28 2 0 1 .218 .281 .323 .604
3-Year Averages     44 137 124 14 27 9 7 0 2 19 0 0 10 28 2 0 1 .218 .281 .323 .604
Career  (View All)     2543 10,270 9,592 1,354 2,844 934 572 51 311 1,332 127 64 513 1,474 31 76 58 .296 .336 .464 .800

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Ivan Rodriguez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 37 1
2010 102
2009 115 3

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Ivan Rodriguez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 33 MAJ DET 525 504 2.1% 17.7% 0.12 82% .315 .168
2006 34 MAJ DET 580 547 4.5% 14.8% 0.30 84% .337 .137
2007 35 MAJ DET 515 502 1.7% 18.6% 0.09 81% .329 .139
2008 36 MAJ NYY 101 96 4% 14.9% 0.27 84% .241 .104
2008 36 MAJ DET 328 302 5.8% 15.9% 0.37 83% .343 .122
2008  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ NYY/DET 429 398 5.4% 15.6% 0.34 83% .318 .118
2009 37 MAJ TEX 104 98 4.8% 17.3% 0.28 82% .282 .143
2009 37 MAJ HOU 344 327 3.8% 21.5% 0.18 77% .302 .131
2009  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ TEX/HOU 448 425 4% 20.5% 0.20 78% .297 .135
2010 38 A POT 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 .000
2010 38 MAJ WAS 421 398 3.8% 15.7% 0.24 83% .311 .081
2011 39 A POT 3 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 1.000
2011 39 AA HAR 10 9 10% 10% 1.00 89% .250 .111
2011 39 MAJ WAS 137 124 7.3% 20.4% 0.36 77% .266 .105
3-Year Averages     137 124 7.3% 20.4% 0.36 77% .266 .105
Career     10,270 9,592 5% 14.4% 0.35 85% .324 .168

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Ivan Rodriguez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rodriguez will announce his retirement Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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The Royals have been in contact with Rodriguez's representatives but denied Jon Heyman's earlier report that they have made an official offer to him, the Royals' official site reports.

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The Royals have made an offer to Rodriguez, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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The Mets will not sign Rodriguez, Adam Ruben of ESPN New York reports.

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Rodriguez would still like to play in 2012 but hasn't signed with a team. "If anything comes up, I'm ready to go. I'm a different 40. I'm a great-shape 40," he told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

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Rodriguez will start the Nationals' final game of the season, the team's official site reports.

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The Nats will limit Rodriguez to pinch-hitting for the remainder of the season, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ivan Rodriguez.

2012

At 40 years old, Rodriguez does not have much left at the plate anymore, and is no longer considered a regular. He appeared in only 44 games for the Nationals and provided a poor .265 wOBA. Never a disciplined hitter, his power has all but vanished and he now hits almost two-thirds of his balls in play on the ground. He still provides above average defense behind the plate because of his strong arm and his ability to frame pitches. He will serve as a useful backup in 2012, and has suggested he would like to play for a few more seasons.

2011

The offense is long gone, and his fabled arm behind the plate hasn't been a factor since 2006. All that Rodriguez has left, really, is his reputation and the chase for 3,000 hits (he's 183 shy). With Wilson Ramos and Jesus Flores both looking like they can be contributors, that chase may take him out of DC before it's done.

2010

Rodriguez returned to Texas following a trade from Houston in August and played more than expected, but his career decline continued (.245/.279/.388 with Texas; .251/.280/.382 with the Astros). There's not much left in the tank, but that didn't stop the Nationals from signing Rodriguez to a two-year, $6 million deal which could result in another season of 300-plus at-bats.

2009

After being acquired at the trade deadline from the Tigers for Kyle Farnsworth, Rodriguez struggled to provide the offensive threat the Yankees were seeking behind the plate with Jorge Posada already out for the season. He hit just .219/.257/.323 with two homers and three RBI in 96 at-bats. His best days are behind him at age 38 next season, but he'll have decent value in NL-only leagues since he'll be a help with batting average and power compared to the rest of the catcher pool. However, the Astros have several young catchers behind him, so he could be traded again at the deadline.

2008

Rodriguez’s impatience at the plate has reached alarming levels as he only walked nine times in 502 at-bats last year. He managed to keep his batting average above .280 thanks to his ability to make contact at a decent rate, but Rodriguez has seen his home run numbers decline every year since 2004 and at 36-years-old there is little reason to expect any change to that pattern. Rodriguez has also slowed down on the base paths, swiping only two bags last year after stealing seven or more each of the last four seasons. Despite all the declining numbers, Rodriguez is still one of the better options at catcher in fantasy leagues – just don’t expect the 1999 Pudge.

2007

Rodriguez improved his eye at the plate last season and in turn his average returned to the .300 level after a down year in 2005. Pudge is starting to reach the age when catchers begin to decline but he until he falls off he has to be considered one of the top fantasy catchers available in the American League.

2006

I-Rod showed almost no plate patience last season and his batting average took a hit. He worked on the problem over the offseason and can bump the average up with a return to the K/BB numbers of years past.

2005

Many fantasy pundits predicted that Rodriguez's production would suffer in pitcher-friendly Comerica Park, but Pudge managed to put together one of the best seasons of his career and further established his Hall of Fame credentials. He did show some signs of wear and tear in the second half, however, when his average dropped from .384 at the beginning of July to .334 by the end of the year. While a repeat of 2004's numbers is unlikely for the 33-year-old catcher, he remains one of the top fantasy catchers in baseball.

2004

Away from the forgiving Ballpark in Arlington, his SLG was below .500 for the first time in five years… and that's about the only bad thing you can say about Pudge's 2003. He was the heart and soul of the World Series champs, and his stoning of JT Snow's charge for the plate will be one of the indelible images from this past postseason. At his age though, and with all those innings on him, he'll be a dangerous bet to repeat.

2003

Pudge's heavy workload appears to have taken a toll, as injuries have cut short his season three consecutive years. He came back as good as ever following his back injury, though Texas failed to offer him arbitration after trading for Einar Diaz, so he'll play elsewhere in 2003. It'll be interesting to see where he ends up, though it's hard to see him getting any better away from the Ballpark's friendly environment. A knee injury followed the next year by a back injury doesn't bode well for his long-term durability.