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Wandy Rodriguez

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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0-2

ERA

6.75

WHIP

1.69

K

20

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Not very long ago, Rodriguez was one of the most durable starting pitchers in the major leagues. Prior to 2013, he averaged 30 starts in his first eight seasons. That tenure is over. The lefty made 12...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 192   DOB: 1/18/1979
BORN: Santiago, DR   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Wandy Rodriguez Contract Information:

Exercised his player option to remain in Pittsburgh for the 2014 season.

November 4, 2014  –  Wandy Rodriguez News

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Rodriguez (knee) will pitch in winter ball, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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Wandy 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
2004 25 AA ROU 5 5 0 25.3 30 14 2 23 13 2 1 0 4.97 1.70
2005 26 AA COR 1 1 0 3.3 3 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 2.70 1.50
2005 26 AAA ROU 5 3 0 11.0 12 3 0 10 6 1 2 0 2.45 1.64
2005 26 MAJ HOU 25 22 0 128.7 135 79 19 80 53 10 10 0 5.53 1.46
2006 27 AAA ROU 6 5 0 26.0 32 20 2 13 13 2 2 0 6.92 1.73
2006 27 MAJ HOU 30 24 0 135.7 153 85 17 98 63 9 10 0 5.64 1.59
2007 28 MAJ HOU 32 31 1 182.7 179 93 22 158 62 9 13 0 4.58 1.32
2008 29 AA COR 1 1 0 6.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.50 0.83
2008 29 MAJ HOU 25 25 0 137.3 136 54 14 131 44 9 7 0 3.54 1.31
2009 30 MAJ HOU 34 33 1 205.7 192 69 21 193 63 14 12 0 3.02 1.24
2010 31 MAJ HOU 32 32 0 195.0 183 78 16 178 68 11 12 0 0 0 3.60 1.29
2011 32 AA COR 1 1 0 4.0 6 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.75
2011 32 MAJ HOU 30 30 0 191.0 182 74 25 166 69 11 11 0 0 0 3.49 1.31
2012 33 MAJ HOU 21 21 0 130.7 134 55 13 89 32 7 9 0 0 0 3.79 1.27
2012 33 MAJ PIT 13 12 0 75.0 71 31 8 50 24 5 4 0 0 0 3.72 1.27
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ HOU/PIT 34 33 0 205.7 205 86 21 139 56 12 13 0 0 0 3.76 1.27
2013 34 AAA IND 1 1 0 4.0 4 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
2013 34 MAJ PIT 12 12 0 62.7 58 25 10 46 12 6 4 0 0 0 3.59 1.12
2014 35 AA ALT 2 2 0 8.2 11 10 3 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 10.38 2.07
2014 35 MAJ PIT 6 6 0 26.7 37 20 10 20 8 0 2 0 0 0 6.75 1.69
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3-Year Averages     25 25 0 153.1 148 61 18 117 45 9 9 0 0 0 3.59 1.26
Career  (View All)     260 248 2 1,471.0 1,460 663 175 1,209 498 91 94 0 4.06 1.33

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Wandy Rodriguez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201419316001.353
2013664315104.250
20121753312411103.255

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014106177311209.320
2013194429431116.236
20127001064416430318.255

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201411.70108336.171.80
201339.742033642.040.81
2012117.76807835123.591.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201415.001012577.201.60
201323.022013666.261.65
201288.0650612193.991.20
Wandy 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
2004 25 AA ROU 5 5 25.3 8.17 4.62 1.77 0.71 70.7% 4.97 4.19 .366
2005 26 AA COR 1 1 3.3 8.10 5.40 1.50 0.00 80% 2.70 3.20 .319
2005 26 AAA ROU 5 3 11.0 8.18 4.91 1.67 0.00 83.3% 2.45 3.29 .363
2005 26 MAJ HOU 25 22 128.7 5.60 3.71 1.51 1.33 64.5% 5.53 5.15 .291
2006 27 AAA ROU 6 5 26.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.69 58.1% 6.92 5.16 .332
2006 27 MAJ HOU 30 24 135.7 6.50 4.18 1.56 1.13 1.37 65.8% 5.64 4.82 .323
2007 28 MAJ HOU 32 31 182.7 7.78 3.05 2.55 1.08 0.97 67.6% 4.58 4.09 .305
2008 29 AA COR 1 1 6.0 0.00 1.50 0.00 1.50 100% 1.50 5.87 .151
2008 29 MAJ HOU 25 25 137.3 8.58 2.88 2.98 0.92 0.99 75.9% 88.9 MPH 3.54 3.61 .323
2009 30 MAJ HOU 34 33 205.7 8.45 2.76 3.06 0.92 1.34 79.5% 90.2 MPH 3.02 3.60 .306
2010 31 MAJ HOU 32 32 195.0 8.22 3.14 2.62 0.74 1.53 73.6% 89.6 MPH 3.60 3.63 .310
2011 32 AA COR 1 1 4.0 4.50 2.25 2.00 2.25 100% 2.25 6.20 .350
2011 32 MAJ HOU 30 30 191.0 7.82 3.25 2.41 1.18 1.28 78.3% 89.1 MPH 3.49 4.33 .296
2012 33 MAJ HOU 21 21 130.7 6.13 2.20 2.78 0.90 1.77 72.5% 89.3 MPH 3.79 3.91 .302
2012 33 MAJ PIT 13 12 75.0 6.00 2.88 2.08 0.96 1.34 73.6% 89.3 MPH 3.72 4.25 .281
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ HOU/PIT 34 33 205.7 6.08 2.45 2.48 0.92 1.60 72.9% 89.3 MPH 3.76 4.02 .294
2013 34 AAA IND 1 1 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 0.00 80% 2.25 1.45 .389
2013 34 MAJ PIT 12 12 62.7 6.61 1.72 3.83 1.44 1.13 75% 89.4 MPH 3.59 4.57 .269
2014 35 AA ALT 2 2 8.2 7.68 6.59 1.17 3.29 50% 10.38 8.44 .332
2014 35 MAJ PIT 6 6 26.7 6.75 2.70 2.50 3.37 1.22 71.4% 88.4 MPH 6.75 7.47 .328
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3-Year Averages     25 25 153.1 6.88 2.65 2.60 1.06 75.4% 3.59 4.08 .292
Career     260 248 1,471.0 7.40 3.05 2.43 1.07 72.6% 4.06 4.15 .304

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2014 Stat Review for Wandy Rodriguez    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.50 K/BB
WEAK
6.75 K/9
WEAK
2.70 BB/9
AVERAGE
88.4 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
3.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.22 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.75 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.69 WHIP
TERRIBLE
7.47 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.328 BABIP
HIGH
71.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Rodriguez has undergone season-ending knee surgery, Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com reports.

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The Pirates placed Rodriguez on unconditional release waivers Friday, Tom Singer of MLB.com reports.

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The Pirates designated Rodriguez for assignment Thursday, Tom Singer of MLB.com reports.

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Rodriguez failed to get through the second inning of his start Wednesday against the Orioles. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle refused to confirm Rodriguez's place in the rotation after the game, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Rodriguez admitted that his knee still isn't at 100 percent following Thursday's game, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Rodriguez limited the Brewers to two runs on four hits and a walk in five innings Thursday afternoon. He struck out four Milwaukee batters.

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The Pirates activated Rodriguez (knee) from the disabled list Thursday.

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Rodriguez (knee) is scheduled to come off the disabled list to start Thursday's game in Milwaukee, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Rodriguez went from flop to favorite in his two months with Pittsburgh. He lost three of his first four starts, posting a 5.47 ERA and 1.80 WHIP and then registered a 2.86 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over his final 50.1 frames. For the season, the southpaw registered a 3.76 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 205.2 innings. At 34, he's no longer the strikeout pitcher he once was, as evidenced by a 6.0 K/9 that was his lowest since his 2005 rookie season. He has enjoyed five straight sub-4.00 ERA's, however. Rodriguez's 3.49 ERA at PNC Park bodes well for fantasy owners, but keep in mind that his strikeout numbers are on the decline.

2012

Though the Astros couldn't seem to get much of anything going in 2011, Rodriguez was his usual self, striking out 166 while going 11-11 with a 3.49 ERA. His fastball is becoming a little bit more hittable with age and his strikeout rate has been on a downward trend since 2008, but when you factor in his high strand rate (79.2 percent), he makes up for it just fine. It will be interesting to see what the Astros do with Rodriguez, as his contract is not so favorable that they will command elite prospects if he is dealt. He figures to anchor the Astros' 2012 rotation, posting similar numbers to his last two seasons in Houston. It's worth noting that Rodriguez's $13 million 2014 club option becomes a player option if he is traded, which could curtail his trade prospects.

2011

Rodriguez got off to a rough start last year, piling up seven losses in his first 10 starts, but he got better as the season wore on, posting a 2.11 ERA and 1.036 WHIP with an excellent 3.61 K/BB after the break. His strikeout and walk rates were in line with his career numbers, meaning it would be reasonable to expect more of the same from him in 2011. Don't forget that Rodriguez was a late bloomer, and that he'll already be 32 by the start of the season.

2010

Rodriguez posted the best numbers of his career in 2009, setting a career-high for innings pitched and narrowly missing his first 200-strikeout season. He is something of a late bloomer, having his breakout season in 2008 as a 29-year-old. For the second straight season, he pitched much better at Minute Maid Park than on the road (2.08 / 1.06 Home vs. 4.05 / 1.44 road in 2009). Nevertheless, he posted an 8.4 K/9IP and nearly a 3.06 K/BB over the course of the season, showing that the tools are there to dominate. He has all the right stuff to be a solid No. 2 starter, and should continue his career growth with the Astros in 2010.

2009

Rodriguez missed time with an oblique injury in 2008, but was steady when he did pitch, going 9-7 with a 3.54 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 137.1 innings across 25 starts. Just as in 2007, his home/road splits were telling once again, as he posted a 2.99 ERA and 1.20 WHIP at Minute Maid Park while notching a 4.34 ERA and 1.46 WHIP everywhere else. Rodriguez is a good matchup play, and is actually a very reliable guy to throw out there at home. He's rosterable in NL-only leagues, and is a good spot starter in mixed leagues, particularly in those that allow daily transactions.

2008

Rodriguez had an average year in 2007, going 9-13 with a 4.58 ERA in 31 starts. He was a different pitcher at home than he was on the road, as the home cooking of Houston provided him with a 6-3 record and a 2.93 ERA. Conversely, he went 3-10 with a 6.37 ERA on the road. He slots second or third in Houston's rotation behind Roy Oswalt and perhaps Woody Williams. In fantasy terms, he's likely nothing more than a spot starter.

2007

It was a shaky year for Rodriguez, as he went 9-10 with a 5.64 ERA, starting 24 games and appearing in an additional six. He simply allowed too many baserunners, evidenced by his 1.60 WHIP. He projects as the #4 starter in Houston's rotation this year, but will have to hold off Matt Albers and Fernando Nieve to remain a starter.

2006

Rodriguez had to throw too many important innings for the Astros last year. He's a swingman, 10th-man guy, someone who can throw multiple innings out of the pen and spot start. He shouldn't have much fantasy value, and he could well disappear shortly.