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Sean Rodriguez

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

2018 Stats

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.145

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3

RBI

13

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14

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Rodriguez parlayed a career-best .859 OPS with the Pirates in 2016 into a two-year deal with the Braves. Hopes for a solid follow-up campaign were quickly dashed as the SUV he was driving was struck b...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Quadriceps     EST. RETURN:  7/20/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 4/26/1985
BORN: Miami, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Sean Rodriguez Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $11.5 million deal with the Braves in November of 2016

July 10, 2018  –  Sean Rodriguez News

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Rodriguez (quad) will need a few more days in his rehab stint, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

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Sean 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
2004 19 A CED 57 224 196 35 49 16 8 4 4 17 14 4 18 54 2 1 7 .250 .333 .393 .726
2005 20 A CED 124 526 448 86 112 46 29 3 14 45 27 11 78 85 0 0 0 .250 .371 .422 .793
2006 21 A A 116 502 455 78 137 58 29 5 24 77 15 3 47 124 0 0 0 .301 .377 .545 .922
2006 21 AA ARK 17 75 62 15 22 9 4 0 5 9 0 3 10 17 1 0 2 .355 .459 .661 1.120
2006 21 AAA SAL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 22 AA ARK 136 587 508 84 129 50 31 2 17 73 15 8 54 132 2 4 19 .254 .345 .423 .768
2008 23 AAA SAL 66 289 248 68 76 41 19 1 21 52 4 1 29 45 2 1 9 .306 .397 .645 1.042
2008 23 MAJ LAA 59 187 167 18 34 12 8 1 3 10 3 1 14 55 2 1 3 .204 .276 .317 .593
2009 24 AAA DUR 5 24 20 6 4 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 .200 .333 .450 .783
2009 24 AAA SAL 103 435 365 81 109 52 17 6 29 93 9 2 51 119 3 3 13 .299 .400 .616 1.016
2009 24 MAJ LAA 12 29 25 4 5 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 3 7 0 1 0 .200 .276 .440 .716
2010 25 MAJ TAM 118 378 343 53 86 30 19 2 9 40 13 3 21 97 5 1 8 .251 .308 .397 .705
2011 26 MAJ TB 131 436 373 45 83 31 20 3 8 36 11 7 38 87 5 2 18 .223 .323 .357 .680
2012 27 AAA DUR 2 8 6 2 3 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .500 .571 1.333 1.904
2012 27 MAJ TB 112 342 301 36 64 21 14 1 6 32 5 0 27 75 8 3 3 .213 .281 .326 .607
2013 28 MAJ TB 96 222 195 21 48 16 10 1 5 23 1 3 17 59 3 2 5 .246 .320 .385 .705
2014 29 MAJ TB 96 259 237 30 50 28 13 3 12 41 2 1 10 66 3 3 6 .211 .258 .443 .701
2015 30 MAJ PIT 139 240 224 25 55 17 12 1 4 17 2 2 5 63 5 0 6 .246 .281 .362 .643
2016 31 MAJ PIT 140 342 300 49 81 35 16 1 18 56 2 1 33 102 1 3 5 .270 .349 .510 .859
2017 32 R GUL 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2017 32 A ROM 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2017 32 AA MIS 3 13 12 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .083 .154 .167 .321
2017 32 AAA GWI 5 25 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 0 2 1 .056 .240 .056 .296
2017 32 MAJ ATL 15 47 37 6 6 3 1 0 2 3 1 0 8 19 1 0 1 .162 .326 .351 .677
2017 32 MAJ PIT 39 106 95 12 16 4 1 0 3 5 0 0 8 38 0 0 3 .168 .255 .274 .529
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ATL/PIT 54 153 132 18 22 7 2 0 5 8 1 0 16 57 1 0 4 .167 .276 .295 .572
2018 33 A+ BRA 2 9 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .125 .222 .125 .347
2018 33 AAA IND 10 42 36 5 9 3 1 0 2 7 1 1 5 10 0 0 1 .250 .357 .444 .801
2018 33 MAJ PIT 53 137 117 14 17 8 4 1 3 13 1 0 19 46 0 0 1 .145 .270 .274 .544
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3-Year Averages     111 244 218 30 52 19 10 0 9 27 1 1 18 74 2 1 5 .239 .310 .408 .718
Career  (View All)     1010 2,725 2,414 313 545 207 118 14 75 280 41 18 203 714 33 16 59 .226 .300 .379 .679

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Sean Rodriguez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 15 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 14 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 14 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 13 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 12 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 11 Was Did not play.
Jul. 10 Was Did not play.
Jul. 9 Was Did not play.
Jul. 8 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 7 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 6 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 4 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 3 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 2 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 1 @SD Did not play.
Jun. 30 @SD Did not play.
Jun. 29 @SD Did not play.
Jun. 27 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 26 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 25 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 24 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .145 .270 .274 .544
Jun. 23 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .149 .276 .281 .557
Jun. 22 Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .155 .285 .291 .576
Jun. 21 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .157 .289 .296 .585
Jun. 19 Mil Did not play.
Jun. 18 Mil Did not play.
Jun. 17 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 16 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 15 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 13 @Ari Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .091 .000 .091
Sean Rodriguez Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 15 Toledo 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jul. 14 Toledo 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 13 Toledo 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .750 2.000 2.750
Jul. 12 Toledo 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 10 Lakeland 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Jul. 9 Lakeland 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 7 Columbus 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 1.333 1.833
Jul. 6 Columbus 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 5 Louisville 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Jul. 4 Louisville 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 3 Louisville 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Jul. 2 Louisville 4 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .600 .750 1.350
Last 7 Days 21 4 4 0 0 1 3 4 5 1 1 0 0 .190 .320 .333 .653
Last 14 Days 44 7 10 1 0 2 7 6 11 1 1 1 0 .227 .333 .386 .719
Last 30 Days 44 7 10 1 0 2 7 6 11 1 1 1 0 .227 .333 .386 .719

Sean Rodriguez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 1 20 1 14 16 9 4 4
2017 2 12 14 6 19 7 3 10
2016 57 29 11 27 32 10 5 17
2015 102 7 8 3 29 16 14
2014 18 23 9 1 18 17 2 22
2013 23 5 7 54 47 8 4
2012 37 49 47 4
2011 5 48 30 60 2 2
2010 3 92 7 5 21 5 9 8 3
2009 5 7 3 2 2

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Sean Rodriguez: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 4 2 2
2018 2 2 4 1

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Sean Rodriguez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018376280.270.514.914
20175312331.226.415.774
201677134130.286.519.934

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018808151.088.163.369
2017796250.127.215.431
20162233614432.265.507.831

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018719181.183.310.611
2017628221.161.290.578
2016141237212.291.525.883

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018465250.087.217.440
20177010360.171.300.566
20161592611350.252.497.838
Sean Rodriguez vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Sean 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
2004 19 A CED 224 196 8% 24.1% 0.33 72% .324 .143
2005 20 A CED 526 448 14.8% 16.2% 0.92 81% .281 .172
2006 21 A A 502 455 9.4% 24.7% 0.38 73% .368 .244
2006 21 AA ARK 75 62 13.3% 22.7% 0.59 73% .425 .306
2006 21 AAA SAL 2 2 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2007 22 AA ARK 587 508 9.2% 22.5% 0.41 74% .309 .169
2008 23 AAA SAL 289 248 10% 15.6% 0.64 82% .301 .339
2008 23 MAJ LAA 187 167 7.5% 29.4% 0.25 67% .282 .113
2009 24 AAA DUR 24 20 16.7% 12.5% 1.33 85% .188 .250
2009 24 AAA SAL 435 365 11.7% 27.4% 0.43 67% .364 .317
2009 24 MAJ LAA 29 25 10.3% 24.1% 0.43 72% .176 .240
2010 25 MAJ TAM 378 343 5.6% 25.7% 0.22 72% .324 .146
2011 26 MAJ TB 436 373 8.7% 20% 0.44 77% .268 .134
2012 27 AAA DUR 8 6 12.5% 25% 0.50 67% .667 .833
2012 27 MAJ TB 342 301 7.9% 21.9% 0.36 75% .260 .113
2013 28 MAJ TB 222 195 7.7% 26.6% 0.29 70% .323 .139
2014 29 MAJ TB 259 237 3.9% 25.5% 0.15 72% .235 .232
2015 30 MAJ PIT 240 224 2.1% 26.3% 0.08 72% .325 .116
2016 31 MAJ PIT 342 300 9.6% 29.8% 0.32 66% .344 .240
2017 32 R GUL 5 5 0% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .000
2017 32 A ROM 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .000 .000
2017 32 AA MIS 13 12 7.7% 46.2% 0.17 50% .167 .084
2017 32 AAA GWI 25 18 16% 20% 0.80 72% .067 .000
2017 32 MAJ ATL 47 37 17% 40.4% 0.42 49% .250 .189
2017 32 MAJ PIT 106 95 7.5% 35.8% 0.21 60% .241 .106
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ ATL/PIT 153 132 10.5% 37.3% 0.28 57% .243 .128
2018 33 A+ BRA 9 8 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .143 .000
2018 33 AAA IND 42 36 11.9% 23.8% 0.50 72% .292 .194
2018 33 MAJ PIT 137 117 13.9% 33.6% 0.41 61% .206 .129
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3-Year Averages     244 218 7.4% 30.3% 0.24 66% .316 .169
Career     2,725 2,414 7.4% 26.2% 0.28 70% .286 .153

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Sean Rodriguez Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B 2017 71.7 1 - 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 93.3 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 92.7 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 1 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SS 2017 50 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 98.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2017 49.7 1 - 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 62 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2017 8 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 32 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 51.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 9 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Sean Rodriguez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.41 BB/K
AVERAGE
13.9% BB Rate
ELITE
33.6% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.544 OPS
TERRIBLE
.270 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.145 AVG
TERRIBLE
.206 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.274 SLG
TERRIBLE
.129 ISO
POOR

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

Rodriguez (quadriceps) began a rehab stint at Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

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Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list with a right quad strain Wednesday.

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Rodriguez is out of the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

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Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the White Sox.

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Rodriguez will get the start at second base and bat eighth against the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon, Lance Lysowski of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

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Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Phillies.

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Rodriguez will will bat atop the order and play second base versus Philadelphia on Saturday.

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Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with two walks and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 10-2 win over the Rockies.

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Rodriguez will start at second base Tuesday for the first time in 2018.

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Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 13-5 loss to the Cubs.

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Rodriguez went 1-for-2 after replacing Jordy Mercer (finger) at shortstop Monday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Rodriguez timed his career season perfectly, considering he became a free agent following the 2016 campaign. The one-time Angels prospect has stuck in the majors largely due to his versatility in the field and occasional pop -- and both areas were on full display last summer. Rodriguez's defensive versatility included 20-plus games at first base, second base, shortstop and in the outfield (plus 11 at third base). At the plate, he set career marks in homers, RBI, batting average and OPS (.859) in 342 plate appearances. At 31, it's hard to believe Rodriguez has found a new tool set, but he has proven to be a decent plug-and-play as an injury replacement in the past. Unfortunately, after signing a two-year, $11.5 million deal with the Braves this offseason, Rodriguez was involved in a car accident and suffered a shoulder injury that's expected to keep him out for the entire 2017 season.

2016

The versatile Rodriguez played six different positions for the Bucs in 2015, including 102 at first base and 29 in the outfield. He batted .246 with a .643 OPS the lowest mark since his rookie season in 2008. Rodriguez is capable of getting hot for short stretches, he batted .333 in 42 at-bats during one early stretch, but his playing time is inconsistent. The 31-year-old is solid defensively but offers little in the way of fantasy value.

2015

Rodriguez's 2014 season was a mixed bag, as he hit a career-high 12 homers in 259 plate appearances, but walked less than ever (3.9% BB%) and was a below-replacement-level player overall. A .323 BABIP fueled his .320 OBP in 2013, and he's striking out more now (25.5% K%) than he did when the Rays were squeezing a 2.0 WAR from him in 2010 and 2011. His decline against lefties is eroding his value as a platoon player. To make matters worse for his fantasy value, Rodriguez qualifies only as a second baseman in many leagues, as it was the only position at which he appeared in at least 20 games last season. He was traded to Pittsburgh in the offseason where he'll be in the mix for playing time at first base against left-handed pitching.

2014

Rodriguez bounced back from a pair of disappointing seasons at the plate to make some contributions form his utility role in 2013, hitting .246/.320/.385 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 195 at-bats. He mainly played left field and first base for the Rays last year, but also served as a backup at multiple infield positions. All but five of his starts were against left-handed pitchers and he continued to hit well against southpaws. He may not end up being an everyday player, but his solid defense and ability to get on base against lefties and play multiple positions will keep him in a useful utility role for the Rays in 2014.

2013

Rodriguez followed a tough 2011 with even more difficulties at the plate in 2012. He finished the season hitting .213/.281/.326 with six home runs and 32 RBI, playing in 112 games. His value still lies in his ability to play second base, shortstop and third base for the Rays and was used in the rotation to fill in for the injured Evan Longoria for much of 2012. With Longoria healthy and Yunel Escobar set as the everyday shortstop, Rodriguez will be back to a utility role.

2012

Despite something of a disappointing season, Rodriguez will head into spring training vying for the starting shortstop job provided the Rays don't address the position through free agency or trade. While many thought Rodriguez could rise to the challenge of being an everyday player, he mainly found time filling in at the middle infield spots and at third while Evan Longoria was out. If there is a silver lining to his season, he improved his plate discipline by dropping his strikeout rate by 5.7 percent while increasing his walk rate by 3.1 percent. Even though he struggled in the stolen-base department going 11-for-18 (61 percent), he has a nice combination of speed and power (eight home runs in 374 at-bats). This makes him an intriguing option in deeper leagues if he wins the starting gig and continues to develop an improved approach at the plate.

2011

Rodriguez had a stellar debut for the Rays last season, getting his first year of significant playing time in the big leagues. The Rays tried to work him into the lineup as often as possible and his versatility helped accomplish this. Other than catcher, Rodriguez played each field position for at least three games, but he received most of his work at second base. He presents a nice skill set of speed and power, showing more of the latter in the minors. However, he stole 13 bases and hit nine home runs in 343 at-bats. With Jason Bartlett traded to San Diego, Rodriguez is in line for more playing time this year. He'll make for a nice sleeper in many formats because of the power and speed combo and the lack of depth at second base.

2010

Rodriguez came to the Rays as the PTBNL in the Scott Kazmir trade. With the departure of Akinori Iwamura to Pittsburgh, a starting spot at second base is there for the taking. However, it hasn't been decided if Rodriguez or Ben Zobrist will get the nod there. It would make sense for the Rays to put Zobrist in right field and give second to Rodriguez. He strikes out a lot (once in every three at-bats) but posted a 1.016 OPS at Triple-A Salt Lake last season. If he gets the starting second-base job, he makes for a nice sleeper in the power categories, just temper your expectations for his batting average.

2009

Rodriguez proved to be an important mid-season call-up last season, playing in 59 games for the Angels, primarily at second base. Rodriguez only hit .204 but also only had two errors at second base. Howie Kendrick will undoubtedly by the starting second baseman come Opening Day, but Rodriguez could find himself playing again if Kendrick is unable to stay healthy.

2008

Rodriguez showed some good pop in his bat last season, hitting 17 home runs and driving in 73 runs with Double-A Texas - impressive totals for a middle infielder. However, he is proving to be a bit of a free swinger, striking out 132 times last season in 136 games. Rodriguez will begin next season at Triple-A as a 22-year-old, but the Angels' infield is very young and talented and it will be difficult for him to find a spot on the major league roster before 2009.

2007

He'd look better if he wasn't a level behind a player who looks a lot like him but better in Brandon Wood. Like Wood, Rodriguez has power, strikes out a lot and will not be a major-league shortstop. He'll hit enough to stick at third base, just not enough to displace Wood from his landing space. Stash him on your reserve and wait for a trade. Bring snacks, as GM Bill Stoneman's involved.

2005

Rodriguez was the Angels' third-round pick in 2003. After a rough start at low Single-A Cedar Rapids, he was demoted to Rookie-level Provo, where he rebounded to win the Pioneer League MVP award. He turns 20 in April, so he has time to develop. Because of the depth in the Angels' farm system at shortstop, the team has toyed with the idea of moving Rodriguez to catcher, but has refrained from doing so for now.