The Book on Eduardo Rodriguez
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Eduardo Rodriguez / LHP, BAL
65 | 12/28/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (4/20/2014): #65
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #68
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #36
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2014: #65
Baseball Prospectus: #61
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A lightly-built lefthanded starter from Venezuela, Oriole prospect Eduardo Rodriguez is a steadily-developing pitcher who could help out the Orioles of the near future. He's risen smoothly through the minors so far, and after a full-season 3.70/1.24 performance in 22 starts for A-level Delmarva in the Sally League, should taste AA ball for the first time in 2013.
Rodriguez isn't a strikeout artist, at least not yet, but his excellent control and quality slider do seem to inspire poor contact from hitters, giving him excellent ground ball ability. His fastball, which can touch 95mph, is good enough thanks to its natural movement, but his changeup isn't special yet. Keep an eye on him when he starts to face more advanced hitters to see if they're fooled as easily as low-level ones have been.
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