Julio Rodriguez
18-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Seattle Mariners A+
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 2017 July 2 international signing class appears to be one of the better ones in recent years, and Rodriguez is a big reason why. A 6-foot-3, 180-pound right fielder with a fantasy-over-reality profile, he received a $1.75 million bonus on the strength of his monster raw power and potential for a plus hit tool. That upside was on full display in the Dominican Summer League, where he logged a 161 wRC+, .210 ISO, 11.8 BB% and 15.7 K%. A right-handed hitter, he obviously mashed lefties (1.005 OPS), but his .899 OPS against same-handed pitchers suggests he could be an everyday player. It is dangerous to get too caught up in DSL statistics, as the quality of competition is extremely low -- Rodriguez was 17 and wasn't even one of the 15 youngest hitters in the league. However, he confirmed the scouting report in his pro debut, meaning he has already been scooped up in serious dynasty leagues that allow in-season pickups. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Mariners in July of 2017 that includes a $1.75 million signing bonus.
Heading to Arizona Fall League
OFSeattle Mariners  A+
August 29, 2019
Rodriguez, who went 5-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, four RBI and two runs in High-A Modesto's win over Stockton on Wednesday, has been assigned to the Arizona Fall League, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
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Rodriguez's eye-popping stat line Wednesday perfectly encapsulates why the 18-year-old phenom is heading to the AFL, which begins play Sept. 18. Rodriguez has made an absolute mockery of High-A pitching over his first 12 games with the Nuts, going 27-for-46 (.587) with five doubles, three triples, one home run, 15 RBI, three walks and nine runs (50 total plate appearances).
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Two hits in return to lineup
OFSeattle Mariners  A+
August 21, 2019
Rodriguez (forearm) went 2-for-4 with two singles and two RBI in High-A Modesto's win over San Jose on Tuesday.
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Hurting after HBP
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Forearm
August 18, 2019
Rodriguez exited early Saturday in High-A Modesto's 4-3 loss to Lancaster after he was struck by a pitch in the left forearm, Katie Woo of MiLB.com reports.
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Stars in Modesto debut
OFSeattle Mariners  A+
August 17, 2019
Rodriguez went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBI in High-A Modesto's win over Lancaster on Friday.
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Moving to California League
OFSeattle Mariners  A+
August 15, 2019
The Mariners promoted Rodriguez from Low-A West Virginia to High-A Modesto on Thursday.
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Big day in Sally League
OFSeattle Mariners  A+
August 14, 2019
Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and six RBI for Low-A West Virginia in its 10-9 loss to Delmarva on Wednesday.
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