Richard Rodriguez
Richard Rodriguez
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Pittsburgh Pirates
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rodriguez is one of the best kept secrets in the major leagues. A career minor-leaguer before getting a cup of coffee with Baltimore in 2017, Rodriguez broke out last season with Pittsburgh, boasting a sparkling 2.47 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with 88 strikeouts in 69.1 innings, accruing 15 holds. Considering he didn't record his first hold until June 6, Rodriguez has a chance to post well over 20 this season. Curiously, eight of the 19 runs Rodriguez allowed came in a three-week stretch a little after the All-Star break. Rodriguez throws a 93-mph fastball three quarters of the time, spotting it effectively, generating a 14.9 SwStr%. He complements his heater with an 81-mph slider, inducing a 16.4 SwStr%. Rodriguez will battle Keona Kela for eighth-inning duties, both setting up Felipe Vazquez. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Pirates in December of 2017 that includes an invitation to spring training.
Struggling out of 'pen
PPittsburgh Pirates
April 2, 2019
Rodriguez allowed three runs (two earned) without retiring a St. Louis batter Monday. He hit one batter and gave up a two-run homer to Kolten Wong.
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The 29-year-old has pitched poorly in both of his outings, allowing home runs to left-handed batters in each game. Rodriguez surrendered one homer in 130 plate appearances to lefties in 2018. The righty registered a surprising 2.47 ERA in 69.1 innings last season but is in jeopardy of becoming labeled as a one-year wonder without a quick rebound.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-50%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-43%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .150 158 56 14 21 1 1 4
Since 2017vs Right .301 192 43 11 53 9 0 9
2019vs Left .176 19 5 1 3 0 0 3
2019vs Right .211 21 3 2 4 0 0 1
2018vs Left .155 130 50 11 18 1 1 1
2018vs Right .270 149 38 8 37 6 0 4
2017vs Left .000 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right .600 22 2 1 12 3 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-2%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-12%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.57 1.10 45.1 3 0 1 10.3 2.6 1.2
Since 2017Away 3.49 1.27 38.2 1 4 0 10.9 2.8 1.6
2019Home 5.40 1.20 3.1 0 0 1 8.1 2.7 2.7
2019Away 4.76 1.06 5.2 0 1 0 7.9 3.2 4.8
2018Home 2.58 0.97 38.1 3 0 0 11.0 2.6 0.7
2018Away 2.32 1.19 31.0 1 3 0 11.9 2.3 0.6
2017Home 12.27 2.45 3.2 0 0 0 4.9 2.5 4.9
2017Away 18.00 3.00 2.0 0 0 0 4.5 9.0 9.0
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Stat Review
How does Richard 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.
K/BB
2.67
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
4.0
 
Fastball
92.6 mph
 
ERA
5.00
 
WHIP
1.11
 
BABIP
.147
 
GB/FB
0.91
 
Strand %
83.3%
 
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Easy, breezy spring
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March 26, 2019
Rodriguez pitched a scoreless first inning against the Astros on Monday, striking out one batter.
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Gives up more runs Tuesday
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August 14, 2018
Rodriguez allowed two earned runs on three hits in two innings against Minnesota on Tuesday.
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Activated from disabled list
PPittsburgh Pirates
June 18, 2018
Rodriguez (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Monday.
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Throws simulated game
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Shoulder
June 16, 2018
Rodriguez (shoulder) threw a simulated game Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Heads to disabled list
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
June 8, 2018
Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with right shoulder inflammation, Elizabeth Bloom of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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