Nelson Rodriguez
24-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Cleveland Indians AAA
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Nelson 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 Indians in February of 2019.
Back with Indians
1BCleveland Indians  AAA
February 11, 2019
Rodriguez signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Monday.
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Rodriguez is back with the Indians after spending time with the team's Double- and Triple-A affiliates in 2018, hitting a combined .228/.308/.416 with 15 homers in 107 games. The 24-year-old will report to minor-league camp and figures to open the 2019 campaign with Triple-A Columbus.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Nelson Rodriguez
Farm Futures: Eastern League Hitters Roundup
May 11, 2016
James Anderson checks in on some Double-A hitting prospects, including a pair of Indians outfielders who have changed their approach in 2016.
Farm Futures: 2015 Risers and Fallers
September 1, 2015
In his final Farm Futures of the season, RotoWire's James Anderson breaks down the biggest hits and misses from the preseason Top-200 prospect rankings.
Farm Futures: Carolina League Hitters
May 12, 2015
RotoWire's James Anderson reviews the top hitters in the Carolina League, including Billy McKinney, who seems primed for a promotion to Double-A.
2016 Fantasy Outlook
Whenever a first base prospect posts back-to-back 20-plus homer seasons at age appropriate levels, the dynasty league community is obligated to take notice. This is the case with Rodriguez, who blasted 21 homers from the right side while slashing .245/.328/.452 in 133 games between High-A and Double-A in 2015. It is worth noting that those numbers are really hurt by an awful first crack against Double-A pitching, where Rodriguez hit .118 with 37 strikeouts in 25 games. However, that was a small sample and he will head back to Double-A as a 21-year-old, so it’s too early to say he can’t handle upper level pitching. The offensive profile probably won’t end up being enough for him to make it as more than a quad-A type, but Rodriguez has at least earned another year on the periphery of the first base prospect scene.
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Struggling big time at Triple-A
1BCleveland Indians  AAA
July 14, 2017
Rodriguez went 0-for-12 over his last four games for Triple-A Columbus prior to the All-Star break and has not had consecutive games with a hit since early June, Branson Wright of The Plain Dealer reports.
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Healthy at Triple-A
1BCleveland Indians  AAA
April 7, 2017
Rodriguez (ankle) went 2-for-6 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in the first game of the year for Triple-A Columbus.
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Sent back to minor league camp
1BCleveland Indians  AAA
Ankle
March 15, 2017
Rodriguez (ankle) was reassigned to minor league camp Wednesday.
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Diagnosed with ankle sprain
1BCleveland Indians  AAA
Ankle
March 14, 2017
Rodriguez is expected to miss a week with a sprained ankle, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Exits game with sprained ankle
1BCleveland Indians  AAA
Ankle
March 12, 2017
Rodriguez left Sunday's game against the Padres with a sprained ankle, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
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