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Francisco Rodriguez

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Milwaukee Brewers

2014 Stats

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4

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Brewers gave K-Rod a minor league deal last offseason, used him at times as a closer in the first half and moved him to the Orioles for a decent prospect mid-season. Unfortunately for the Orioles,...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 195   DOB: 1/7/1982   BORN: Caracas, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Francisco Rodriguez Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Brewers in February of 2014.

April 13, 2014  –  Francisco Rodriguez News

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Rodriguez did not receive the save opportunity Sunday after pitching on three consecutive days. Will Smith recorded the final out to close out the Brewers' 4-1 win over the Pirates.

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Francisco Rodriguez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 23 MAJ LAA 66 0 0 67.3 45 20 7 91 33 2 5 45 2.67 1.16
2006 24 MAJ LAA 69 0 0 73.0 52 14 6 98 28 2 3 47 1.73 1.10
2007 25 MAJ LAA 64 0 0 67.3 50 21 3 90 34 5 2 40 2.81 1.25
2008 26 MAJ LAA 76 0 0 68.3 54 17 4 77 34 2 3 62 2.24 1.29
2009 27 MAJ NYM 70 0 0 68.0 51 28 7 73 38 3 6 35 3.71 1.31
2010 28 MAJ NYM 53 0 0 57.3 45 14 3 67 21 4 2 25 5 0 2.20 1.15
2011 29 MAJ NYM 42 0 0 42.7 44 15 3 46 16 2 2 23 3 0 3.16 1.41
2011 29 MAJ MIL 31 0 0 29.0 23 6 1 33 10 4 0 0 3 17 1.86 1.14
2011  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYM/MIL 73 0 0 71.7 67 21 4 79 26 6 2 23 6 17 2.64 1.30
2012 30 MAJ MIL 78 0 0 72.0 65 35 8 72 31 2 7 3 7 32 4.38 1.33
2013 31 A+ Bre 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2013 31 AAA Nas 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2013 31 MAJ MIL 25 0 0 24.7 17 3 2 26 9 1 1 10 0 1 1.09 1.05
2013 31 MAJ BAL 23 0 0 22.0 25 11 5 28 5 2 1 0 0 4 4.50 1.36
2013  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIL/BAL 48 0 0 46.7 42 14 7 54 14 3 2 10 0 5 2.70 1.20
2014 32 MAJ MIL 7 0 0 7.0 3 0 0 12 1 0 0 4 0 0 0.00 0.57
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Francisco Rodriguez
3-Year Averages MAJ   66 0 0 63.4 58 23 6 68 23 3 3 12 4 18 3.26 1.28
Career  (View All) MAJ   737 0 0 774.3 578 230 63 944 330 41 36 308 2.67 1.17

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Francisco Rodriguez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 16 StL 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.57
Apr. 12 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.33
Apr. 11 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.20
Apr. 10 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.25
Apr. 5 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.33
Apr. 4 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Mar. 31 Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 2 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0-0 3 0 0 0.00 0.50
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 3 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0-0 4 0 0 0.00 0.57
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 3 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0-0 4 0 0 0.00 0.57

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Francisco Rodriguez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201310537815403.156
201215843933628.224
2011171441643923.279

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20138817627524.342
2012147292232700.260
2011132341023401.195

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201321.021625753.001.10
201236.7212351663.931.36
201135.33210371722.801.53

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201325.711429722.451.29
201235.3061371524.841.30
201135.3301341922.551.08
Francisco Rodriguez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 23 MAJ LAA 66 0 67.3 12.16 4.41 2.76 0.94 81.7% 2.67 3.37 .278
2006 24 MAJ LAA 69 0 73.0 12.08 3.45 3.50 0.74 0.88 89.2% 1.73 2.77 .299
2007 25 MAJ LAA 64 0 67.3 12.03 4.54 2.65 0.40 0.85 77.8% 2.81 2.67 .320
2008 26 MAJ LAA 76 0 68.3 10.14 4.48 2.26 0.53 0.95 84.5% 91.9 MPH 2.24 3.25 .302
2009 27 MAJ NYM 70 0 68.0 9.66 5.03 1.92 0.93 0.75 74.4% 92.7 MPH 3.71 4.12 .270
2010 28 MAJ NYM 53 0 57.3 10.52 3.30 3.19 0.47 1.17 82.5% 91.1 MPH 2.20 2.75 .307
2011 29 MAJ NYM 42 0 42.7 9.70 3.38 2.88 0.63 1.59 78.9% 90.3 MPH 3.16 3.22 .356
2011 29 MAJ MIL 31 0 29.0 10.24 3.10 3.30 0.31 1.86 84.4% 90.3 MPH 1.86 2.41 .311
2011  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYM/MIL 73 0 71.7 9.92 3.27 3.04 0.50 1.69 80.9% 90.3 MPH 2.64 2.85 .339
2012 30 MAJ MIL 78 0 72.0 9.00 3.88 2.32 1.00 1.27 69.3% 91.8 MPH 4.38 3.94 .303
2013 31 A+ Bre 2 0 2.0 18.00 4.50 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .70 .000
2013 31 AAA Nas 2 0 2.0 13.50 9.00 1.50 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .275
2013 31 MAJ MIL 25 0 24.7 9.49 3.28 2.89 0.73 0.63 95.8% 91.4 MPH 1.09 3.24 .256
2013 31 MAJ BAL 23 0 22.0 11.45 2.05 5.60 2.05 1.73 76% 91.4 MPH 4.50 4.43 .370
2013  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIL/BAL 48 0 46.7 10.41 2.70 3.86 1.35 1.00 85.7% 91.4 MPH 2.70 3.77 .311
2014 32 MAJ MIL 7 0 7.0 15.43 1.29 12.00 0.00 1.25 100% 89.4 MPH 0.00 .20 .279
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Francisco Rodriguez
3-Year Averages MAJ   66 0 63.4 9.65 3.26 2.96 0.85 77.3% 3.26 3.37 .319
Career MAJ   737 0 774.3 10.97 3.84 2.86 0.73 80.2% 2.67 3.14 .294

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2014 Stat Review for Francisco Rodriguez    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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12.00 K/BB
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15.43 K/9
ELITE
1.29 BB/9
ELITE
89.4 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.25 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
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0.57 WHIP
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0.20 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.279 BABIP
AVERAGE
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Francisco Rodriguez (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Roger Bernadina CIN 8 4 2 5 0 1 0 .500 1.375 1.875
Yunel Escobar TB 9 4 0 1 3 0 0 .444 .889 1.472
Derek Jeter NY-A 13 6 0 3 4 2 1 .462 .538 1.127
Coco Crisp OAK 9 3 1 1 0 4 0 .333 .778 1.111
Jimmy Rollins PHI 9 4 0 2 2 0 1 .444 .556 1.056
Cody Ross AZ 8 4 0 0 1 2 0 .500 .500 1.056
Yadier Molina STL 10 4 0 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .900
Marlon Byrd PHI 8 2 1 2 0 1 0 .250 .625 .875
Andre Ethier LA 8 2 1 2 0 3 1 .250 .625 .875
Eric Chavez AZ 14 5 0 0 2 2 0 .357 .429 .866

Best Matchups for Francisco Rodriguez (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Torii Hunter DET 10 1 0 0 1 5 0 .100 .100 .282
Jordan Schafer ATL 8 1 0 0 0 5 0 .125 .125 .250
James Loney TB 8 1 0 0 0 4 0 .125 .125 .250
Nick Markakis BAL 8 1 0 2 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
Gerald Laird ATL 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 26 2 0 1 2 5 0 .077 .077 .220
Jayson Werth WAS 9 0 0 0 2 3 0 .000 .000 .182
Omar Infante KC 11 0 0 1 1 3 0 .000 .000 .077
Aramis Ramirez MIL 8 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonny Gomes BOS 8 0 0 0 0 6 1 .000 .000 .000

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

Rodriguez is now a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities after closing out the Pirates in a 3-2 victory Saturday. He has pitched three days in a row.

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Rodriguez struck out the side to record his third save of the season in Friday's win over the Pirates.

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Rodriguez struck out a pair of batters in a scoreless ninth inning during Thursday's 6-2 win at Philadelphia.

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It appears manager Ron Roenicke plans to go with Rodriguez as his closer until further notice, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. The decision came after projected closer Jim Henderson struggled with diminished velocity and command in spring training. "That's just a decision we had to make," Roenicke said. "I talked to [Henderson] about it and I talked to 'Frankie' [on Monday] about closing. We feel good about it."

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Rodriguez was awarded the save opportunity in Monday's season-opening win over the Braves. The right-hander allowed one hit and struck out two batters in his inning of work.

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Rodriguez (foot) threw one inning and gave up a solo home run in his spring debut Saturday.

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Rodriguez (foot) is "not looking good," according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Rodriguez (foot) played catch Thursday, but isn't quite ready for game action, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. "[He] couldn't get out there real long," manager Ron Roenicke said. "I don't know about tomorrow, either. We'll see what he's like."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Rodriguez was expected to be one of the better setup men in the league last season, but he was ineffective for long stretches at a time and finished the season with a 4.38 ERA and 1.33 WHIP, both the highest of his career. Rodriguez appeared in a career-high 78 games last season, so it is possible he was a bit overworked. He will only be 31 years old in 2013, so it is possible he could rebound if he is used in a lesser role out of the bullpen.

2012

Rodriguez pitched well in a setup role in Milwaukee after a midseason trade, striking out 10.24 K/9IP and allowing just one home run. Given that it was believed he was interested in a multi-year deal with another opportunity to close, the Brewers may have been surprised that Rodriguez accepted arbitration in December. Provided that he isn't traded, Rodriguez will continue in his role as the eighth-inning man and fallback option for closer John Axford.

2011

Rodriguez's biggest news last season came off the field, as he got into an altercation with his girlfriend's father in the family lounge at Citi Field on Aug. 11. To add injury to stupidity, K-Rod suffered a torn ligament in his thumb in the fight, sidelining him for the balance of the year. After the season, Rodriguez agreed not to challenge the team's decision to withhold his salary for the remainder of the 2010 season. In return, the Mets agreed not to seek to convert Rodriguez's contract to a non-guaranteed contract and removed him from the Disqualified List. In December, Rodriguez plead guilty to charges of assault, avoiding jail time. Prior to the altercation, K-Rod was having an excellent season, going 25-for-30 in save opportunities with a solid ERA and WHIP. He is expected to be healthy for spring training and should open 2011 as the Mets' closer.

2010

Rodriguez was signed by the Mets following his record-breaking 2008 campaign and billed as the panacea for their struggling bullpen. K-Rod was brilliant the first three months of the season, but started to slow down in July and had several spectacular blown saves. At times there was a stark drop-off in Rodriguez's fastball, which had the cascading effect of making his changeup ineffective. He also struggled with his command, which might have been due to the lack of consistent work. K-Rod saw his ERA rise sharply despite a drop in BABIP, which doesn't bode well for the last two years of his three-year, $37 million deal.

2009

Rodriguez had one of the best seasons ever for a relief pitcher and set a record for saves in a season after closing the door 62 times for the Angels in 2007. There's some concern over his diminished velocity, drop in strikeouts and increase in baserunners. Despite the apprehension, the Mets signed him to a three-year deal with an easily achieved team option for a fourth season. The other concern is that the Mets also acquired J.J. Putz from the Mariners, giving them a proven commodity as an alternative if Rodriguez gets off to a slow start.

2008

Compared to his previous four seasons, Rodriguez had a down year, but when you put up his results against every other relief pitcher, Rodriguez was still one of the best. Rodriguez went 5-2 with a 2.81 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 67.1 innings pitched last season and was tied for second in the American League with 40 saves. Though his numbers were indeed lower by his standards, he is still putting hitters away with a high-90s fastball and one of the best sliders in the game. It's easy to forget that Rodriguez is just 26 years old and will be among the league's best closers in 2008 and for years to come.

2007

Concerns about his violent motion and his slidercentric ways aren't going away. Ignore that and focus on how he has supplanted Mariano Rivera as the best fantasy closer in the AL. He allowed just two runs after June 26, and could be in line for a ridiculous 1.00 ERA season.

2006

Look for more of the same from K-Rod in 2006 -- domination of opposing hitters, lots of strikeouts and lots of saves. When you get to the end of a game there are few better.

2005

Make no mistake, K-Rod will dominate in 2005. While pitching brilliantly in a set-up capacity in 2004, Rodriguez took over closing briefly when Troy Percival was injured and proved he has the mental toughness to close games. He should be a top closer in 2005. Think Joe Nathan in 2004, only younger and harder throwing.

2004

Rodriguez had a very good season for the Angels in 2003, posting a 3.03 ERA in 86 IP. Moreover, Rodriguez allowed a very stingy 50 hits. His K/BB ratio of 95/35 was one of the best on the team and he also chipped in with two saves and a WHIP of 0.988. If Troy Percival falters as the closer, Rodriguez could be next in line.

2003

The words "young phenom" can't be uttered enough when you talk about Rodriguez. In a three-month span, he went from the minors to the national stage. The closer job belongs to Troy Percival, but Mike Scioscia can feel comfortable about putting the ball in the hands of this 21-year-old. Assuming Percival stays healthy, Rodriguez should get about 5-7 saves and have a great strikeout ratio, ERA and WHIP. He is great insurance in case Percival goes down.