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 one-year, minor-league contract with the Pirates in December of 2017.
May get save chances
PPittsburgh Pirates
September 18, 2019
Rodriguez could be in line for save opportunities with Felipe Vazquez on the restricted list.
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Keone Kela has the experience factor with 27 career saves, but Rodriguez leads the team in holds with 15 and pitched in the eighth inning directly ahead of Vazquez on Sept. 9 and Sept. 12. Keep in mind that Kela has dealt with some disciplinary issues -- he served a short, team-imposed suspension in July before serving a 10-game ban for intentionally throwing at a batter -- as well as more shoulder trouble this year.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
18
How many pitches does Richard 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 Richard Rodriguez generally pitch?
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
2nd
 
 
 
3rd
 
 
 
4th
 
 
 
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8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
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4th
 
 
 
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8th
 
 
 
9th
 
Extra
 
 
 
1st
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-25%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-43%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .216 262 78 24 50 4 1 9
Since 2017vs Right .268 333 76 21 82 11 0 14
2019vs Left .294 123 27 11 32 3 0 8
2019vs Right .221 162 36 12 33 2 0 6
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
 
 
-10%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-32%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.35 1.25 75.1 5 1 1 10.2 3.1 1.2
Since 2017Away 3.74 1.28 65.0 3 7 0 9.6 2.6 1.8
2019Home 3.24 1.44 33.1 2 1 1 9.7 3.8 1.4
2019Away 4.22 1.25 32.0 2 4 0 7.6 2.5 2.5
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.

* 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
2.74
 
K/9
8.7
 
BB/9
3.2
 
HR/9
1.9
 
Fastball
93.2 mph
 
ERA
3.72
 
WHIP
1.35
 
BABIP
.296
 
GB/FB
1.09
 
Left On Base
84.8%
 
Exit Velocity
89.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.2%
 
Spin Rate
2493 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.0%
 
Swinging Strike
11.2%
 
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Returns from IL
PPittsburgh Pirates
August 20, 2019
The Pirates reinstated Rodriguez (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
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Out with shoulder inflammation
PPittsburgh Pirates
Shoulder
August 12, 2019
Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Activated from paternity list
PPittsburgh Pirates
August 6, 2019
Rodriguez (paternity) was reinstated prior to Tuesday's game against the Brewers.
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Slated for return
PPittsburgh Pirates
Personal
August 5, 2019
Rodriguez is expected to return from paternity leave prior to Tuesday's game against the Brewers, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
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Away on paternity leave
PPittsburgh Pirates
Not Injury Related
August 3, 2019
Rodriguez was placed on the paternity list Saturday.
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