Chris Rodriguez
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
10-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 5/16/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Rodriguez's stuff stacks up with the best pitching prospects in the game, but he hasn't been able to showcase it in recent seasons. A back injury wiped out his 2018 season and he made just three starts in 2019 before needing season-ending back surgery. What should have been a widely-witnessed breakout campaign in 2020 was only seen by team personnel at the alternate training site and opposing scouts in the fall instructional league, but reports suggest he was even better than advertised. He made 10 starts at the alternate site before heading to instructs, totaling around 70 innings on the season and accomplishing his top goal of building his workload while remaining healthy. Rodriguez compliments a mid-90s fastball (touches 98) with a slider and changeup that are easy plus offerings and an above-average curveball. He also has average or better command. He could be a No. 1 starter if he stays healthy. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
ADP
Placed on injured list
PLos Angeles Angels
Shoulder
May 6, 2021
Rodriguez (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Rodriguez exited Wednesday's contest early after feeling irritation in his right shoulder. The team remains optimistic that he will only be on the injured list for the minimum time.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
31
Last 10 Games
31
Last 5 Games
28
How many pitches does Chris Rodriguez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Chris Rodriguez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-62%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-62%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .087 27 7 2 2 0 0 0
Since 2019vs Right .226 38 10 6 7 2 0 0
2021vs Left .087 27 7 2 2 0 0 0
2021vs Right .226 38 10 6 7 2 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-4%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-4%
ERA at Home
2020
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2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 2.25 1.25 8.0 0 0 0 11.3 4.5 0.0
Since 2019Away 2.35 0.91 7.2 2 0 0 8.2 4.7 0.0
2021Home 2.25 1.25 8.0 0 0 0 11.3 4.5 0.0
2021Away 2.35 0.91 7.2 2 0 0 8.2 4.7 0.0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Chris Rodriguez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.13
 
K/9
9.8
 
BB/9
4.6
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
96.5 mph
 
ERA
2.30
 
WHIP
1.09
 
BABIP
.249
 
GB/FB
3.13
 
Left On Base
76.5%
 
Exit Velocity
79.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.5%
 
Spin Rate
2228 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
17.9%
 
Swinging Strike
10.5%
 
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Tending to shoulder injury
PLos Angeles Angels
Shoulder
May 6, 2021
Manager Joe Maddon said after Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Rays that Rodriguez was removed from the contest early due to right shoulder irritation, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Records win in long relief
PLos Angeles Angels
April 29, 2021
Rodriguez (2-0) pitched 3.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one to earn the win in Wednesday's 4-3 victory over Texas.
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Nabs first big-league win
PLos Angeles Angels
April 26, 2021
Rodriguez (1-0) took the win against Houston on Sunday, pitching a scoreless inning in relief. He allowed one walk and struck out two.
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Has 'front-line' SP potential
PLos Angeles Angels
April 23, 2021
Manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that he now believes Rodriguez has what it takes to eventually move into a starting role, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. "The changeup really adds another layer to him," Maddon said. "He's a strike-thrower and he can get quick outs by challenging hitters with that fastball and force them to beat it into the ground. You can see him becoming a front-line starter. It gives me a lot to think about now that I've seen it."
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Continues to impress
PLos Angeles Angels
April 10, 2021
Rodriguez hurled 1.2 scoreless frames in a relief appearance against Toronto on Friday. He allowed no hits and two walks while striking out a pair.
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