Fernando Rodriguez
Fernando Rodriguez
34-Year-Old PitcherRP
San Diego Padres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Fernando Rodriguez in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Padres in February of 2019.
Gets minors deal from San Diego
PSan Diego Padres  AAA
February 6, 2019
Rodriguez signed a minor-league contract with the Padres, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
ANALYSIS
Rodriguez has 216 career relief appearances to his name at the MLB level but hasn't surfaced in the big leagues since 2016. He required shoulder surgery that same season and was sidelined for most of 2017 before pitching exclusively for the Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate in 2018, delivering a 3.20 ERA and 1.18 WHIP across 64.2 innings. The 34-year-old is expected to open the upcoming campaign in the minors but could get a look in the San Diego bullpen at some point.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-50%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
-50%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .313 58 8 9 15 3 1 2
Since 2016vs Right .158 105 29 8 15 3 0 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left .313 58 8 9 15 3 1 2
2016vs Right .158 105 29 8 15 3 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-69%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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2016
 
 
-69%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 6.63 1.42 19.0 0 0 0 6.6 4.7 0.5
Since 2016Away 2.08 0.92 21.2 2 0 0 9.6 2.9 0.8
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 6.63 1.42 19.0 0 0 0 6.6 4.7 0.5
2016Away 2.08 0.92 21.2 2 0 0 9.6 2.9 0.8
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Fernando Rodriguez
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
April 23, 2017
Erik Siegrist digs into a busy week of roster moves and shifting bullpen roles in the AL, and looks ahead at a wave of injured players set to make their 2017 debuts soon, including the A's Sonny Gray.
The Z Files: Closing Arguments
January 11, 2017
Todd Zola examines different approaches for handling saves, and wonders if most fantasy owners are properly pricing the production of elite closers like Kenley Jansen.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
May 8, 2016
Clay Link takes us through his American League waiver-wire options for this week, which includes a pair of Angels starting pitchers vying for a spot in the rotation.
Collette Calls: AL Closers in Waiting
February 2, 2016
Jason Collette looks at the stats to break down each American League bullpen to find the likely next man up for each team this season.
AL FAAB Factor: Promising Start for Severino
August 9, 2015
Andrew Martinez breaks down the AL FAAB this week, including a look at the Yankees' Luis Severino, who could remain in the rotation the rest of the way.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After spending a majority of 2014 in the minors, Rodriguez spent most of his 2015 season with the A's and was one of the better arms in the A's pen. Fern-Rod ended the season with a 3.84 ERA over 58.2 Major League innings and tossed in an impressive 10.0 K/9. He still walks too many guys (3.7 BB/9), but has lowered his walk rate from his two prior full MLB season when he was with the Astros. Rodriguez's LOB% was a low 65.7% and his FIP was 3.08, suggesting that there could be some further upside for Rodriguez heading into 2016. The A's seemed hesitant to try him in the closer role in 2015 and Sean Doolittle will certainly be the closer to begin 2016, but Rodriguez could be a sneaky source of saves and probably has the highest upside of the A's bullpen arms if Doolittle's injury issues from 2016 linger.
After missing all of 2013 to Tommy John surgery, Rodriguez spent a majority of 2014 at Triple-A Sacramento where he was very strong with an ERA just under 2.00 in 45.2 innings. He also missed plenty of bats, posting a 10.4 K/9 along the way. In his limited time in the majors in 2014, Rodriguez was effective, allowing only one earned run over nine innings. The A's bullpen is deep, but Rodriguez should have a chance to earn one of the team's final bullpen spots during spring training. If that materializes, Rodriguez will likely begin his campaign in lower-leverage spots.
Rodriguez was acquired by the A's in the Jed Lowrie trade with Houston, but he missed all of 2013 after getting injured in spring training and requiring Tommy John surgery. Rodriguez struggled in his last major league season (2012 with the Astros), compiling a 2-10 record with a 5.37 ERA in 70.1 relief innings, but he managed a 10.0 K/9. He walks too many guys (career 4.8 BB/9 in the majors), but if he can find some control and come back healthy, he has a chance to break into the A's bullpen at some point in 2014.
Although the results were nothing to write home about (5.37 ERA / 1.45 WHIP), Rodriguez was one of the most used relievers for the Astros in 2012. Rodriguez made a robust 71 appearances for the 100-loss Astros after appearing in just 47 games in 2011. He gets plenty of swings and misses when his rising four-seamer is up in the strike zone. He is a flyball pitcher, a trait that can lead him to occasional trouble. Rodriguez's workload would normally be cause for concern, but with better bullpen options in 2013, the Astros will likely roll back his innings, which should result in numbers more like 2011 than 2012.
Rodriguez posted a 3.18 ERA across two levels, spending most of the year in middle relief. Walks have been a problem throughout his minor league career, and his 30 free passes in 52.1 innings with the Astros won't cut it in Houston or on your fantasy team. With the Astros getting younger by the day, Rodriguez may not get as many appearances in 2012 as he did in 2011.
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Sent to minors camp
PBoston Red Sox  AAA
March 11, 2018
Rodriguez was reassigned to the Red Sox's minor-league camp Sunday.
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Back from MiLB DL
PChicago Cubs  AAA
June 17, 2017
Rodriguez (shoulder) has allowed two runs on three hits over three innings since returning from the disabled list with Triple-A Iowa.
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Sent to minors Tuesday
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Shoulder
March 7, 2017
Rodriguez (shoulder) was reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Signs minor league contract with Cubs
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Shoulder
January 24, 2017
Rodriguez agreed to a minor league deal with the Cubs, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
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Outrighted to Triple-A on Thursday
POakland Athletics  AAA
Shoulder
October 6, 2016
Rodriguez (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.
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