Dereck Rodriguez
Dereck Rodriguez
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
San Francisco Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
On the surface, Rodriguez, the son of Hall of Famer Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, had a brilliant rookie season and appears worthy of inclusion in that tier of emerging frontline starters with the likes of Walker Buehler and Jack Flaherty. That's why it's important to get under the hood -- Rodriguez is nowhere near as good as those aforementioned arms. He managed just an 18.3% strikeout rate, and even that mark may have been higher than he deserved (8.6% swinging-strike rate and 57.5% first-pitch strike rate). His walk rate was decent enough at 7.4%, but he had just a 42.7 Zone%, which doesn't portend great control numbers moving forward. He does have the fortune of pitching in the cavernous Oracle Park (formerly AT&T Park), but Rodriguez is not a big groundball pitcher and his opponents' hard-hit rate of 39.4% suggests the long ball could become a problem on the road. If the price gets any higher than a few bucks, pass. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Giants in November of 2017.
Optioned to Triple-A
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
May 11, 2019
Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Rodriguez has been unable to replicate his 2.81 ERA from his rookie season, stumbling to a 5.05 mark in his first eight starts of the year. He's likely to be given a chance to improve on that number at some point later in the season. Erik Kratz (hamstring) was activated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-3%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .228 308 57 26 63 23 4 8
Since 2017vs Right .239 361 60 27 78 15 2 10
2019vs Left .232 81 13 11 16 5 0 4
2019vs Right .287 101 15 6 27 3 1 5
2018vs Left .227 227 44 15 47 18 4 4
2018vs Right .220 260 45 21 51 12 1 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-21%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.05 1.19 94.1 4 7 0 6.6 3.2 1.0
Since 2017Away 3.88 1.26 65.0 5 2 0 6.6 2.6 1.1
2019Home 4.43 1.57 20.1 0 4 0 6.6 4.0 1.8
2019Away 5.66 1.35 20.2 3 1 0 5.7 3.5 2.2
2018Home 2.68 1.08 74.0 4 3 0 6.6 3.0 0.7
2018Away 3.05 1.22 44.1 2 1 0 7.1 2.2 0.6
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Dereck Rodriguez compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 this season's data (min 40 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
1.65
 
K/9
6.1
 
BB/9
3.7
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
90.7 mph
 
ERA
5.05
 
WHIP
1.46
 
BABIP
.280
 
GB/FB
1.40
 
Left On Base
65.4%
 
Exit Velocity
90.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.8%
 
Spin Rate
2105 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
39.1%
 
Swinging Strike
7.8%
 
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Takes fifth loss
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
May 11, 2019
Rodriguez (3-5) took the loss after giving up four runs (none earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out two over five innings in Friday's 7-0 loss to the Reds.
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Not starting Thursday
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
May 8, 2019
Rodriguez won't make his previously scheduled start Thursday at Colorado following Wednesday's postponement, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
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Tosses up four homers
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
May 4, 2019
Rodriguez (3-4) allowed eight runs on eight hits with one strikeout and four walks across five innings in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.
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Yanked after three innings
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
April 28, 2019
Rodriguez (3-3) allowed six runs (four earned) on seven hits and four walks in three innings, taking the loss to the Yankees on Sunday. He struck out three batters.
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Bests Pirates
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
April 21, 2019
Rodriguez (3-2) allowed two runs on three hits with four strikeouts and a walk across 5.2 innings during a victory against the Pirates on Sunday.
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