Ronny Rodriguez
Ronny Rodriguez
27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rodriguez reached the majors for the first time last season as a 26-year-old and played quite a bit with the Tigers not competitive and mostly in evaluation mode. He didn't do much with his opportunities at the big-league level but did hit an impressive .338/.365/.558 in 63 games for Triple-A Toledo last season. Rodriguez was never particularly well-regarded as a prospect and has a career minor-league walk rate of just 4.1%. Jose Iglesias became a free agent, but the team brought in Jordy Mercer to take the reins at shortstop. Rodriguez appears to be best suited for a utility role anyway, though he may not even be good enough for that as his glove graded out as a fairly significant negative at every infield position except second base, according to both UZR and DRS. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Tigers in December of 2017.
Pops 14th home run
2BDetroit Tigers
September 29, 2019
Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the White Sox.
ANALYSIS
Rodriguez waited for the last inning of the season to hit his 14th home run of the year. The 27-year-old also struck out 27.9 percent of the time this season, which contributed to his low .221 batting average and .252 on-base percentage.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
22
9
8
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
7
3
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+17%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .730 128 9 5 22 0 .256 .276 .455
Since 2017vs Right .622 372 37 14 41 5 .208 .246 .376
2019vs Left .730 71 5 3 13 0 .239 .268 .463
2019vs Right .677 223 24 11 30 3 .215 .247 .431
2018vs Left .730 57 4 2 9 0 .278 .286 .444
2018vs Right .537 149 13 3 11 2 .197 .245 .292
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+12%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+68%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .688 249 22 9 36 1 .245 .258 .430
Since 2017Away .610 251 24 10 27 4 .196 .249 .361
2019Home .651 151 12 6 26 1 .217 .232 .420
2019Away .731 143 17 8 17 2 .226 .273 .459
2018Home .746 98 10 3 10 0 .287 .299 .447
2018Away .444 108 7 2 10 2 .155 .217 .227
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ronny Rodriguez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.16
 
BB Rate
4.4%
 
K Rate
27.9%
 
BABIP
.254
 
ISO
.217
 
AVG
.221
 
OBP
.252
 
SLG
.438
 
OPS
.690
 
wOBA
.296
 
Exit Velocity
88.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
40.7%
 
Barrels/PA
4.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2015
2014
In four professional seasons, Rodriguez has never posted an OBP higher than .300, which was his mark at High-A in 2012. He repeated Double-A last season, and his offensive numbers were down across the board compared to his 2013 campaign, so his prospect stock is in significant decline. A former shortstop prospect, Rodriguez played 45 games at second base, 40 games at third base, and 23 games at first base in 2014, and considering his plus arm and the makeup of the big league roster, third base would seem like the best fit. However, he has just 10 home runs in 234 games at Double-A over the past two seasons, which won't be enough for him to profile as a big league third baseman. That makes it difficult to envision a path to the major leagues for Rodriguez without significant offensive improvement in 2015.
Rodriguez saw his home-run output drop in his Double-A debut which isn't surprising given his inability to control the strike zone (16:76 BB:K in 498 plate appearances). He'll need to do a much better job of that as he moves up the ladder, otherwise he will get carved up by more advanced competition. His main fantasy tool is the potential to provide plus-power for a middle infielder, making it imperative that he begins to develop a more refined approach and improved plate discipline. The middle infield is very crowded in Cleveland, which should offer Rodriguez plenty of extra development time and a return to Akron to begin the season if the Indians choose to go that route.
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Starting in season finale
2BDetroit Tigers
September 29, 2019
Rodriguez is starting at third base and batting fifth in Sunday's game against the White Sox.
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On bench for third straight
2BDetroit Tigers
September 15, 2019
Rodriguez remains on the bench Sunday against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Out of Saturday's lineup
2BDetroit Tigers
September 14, 2019
Rodriguez is not in Saturday's lineup against the Orioles.
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Heads to bench
2BDetroit Tigers
September 13, 2019
Rodriguez will not start Friday against the Orioles.
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Delivers RBI in loss
2BDetroit Tigers
September 12, 2019
Rodriguez went 1-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
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