Eduardo Rodriguez Pawtucket Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 22
Born: April 7, 1993
Valencia, Venezuela
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: Acquired from Baltimore for Andrew Miller (July 2014)
ETA: 2016

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Physical Description: Athletic, lean body. Limited physical projection. Filled-out frame.

Mechanics: Stands middle of the rubber. Hands set just above the belt. High leg drive up to elbow generating power. Slight knee bend on posting leg over the rubber. Will often drift toward home early. Three-quarters arm slot. Long arm action in back. Easy, loose arm. Plus arm speed. Smooth delivery. Stays on-line towards the plate. Gets himself in good fielding position.

Fastball: 91-94 mph. Has touched 97 mph. Plus fastball. Average command and control. Uses both side of the plate effectively. Fastball can be fairly straight and lack movement, but shows occasional arm-side tail.

Changeup: 84-86 mph. Future plus potential. Hard, sinking fade away from left-handed hitters. Willingness to throw in any count and to both sides of the plate. Throws most comfortably in the upper velocity range where he gets his best movement on the pitch. Orioles organization reportedly tried to get him to throw the pitch in the low 80s, but after trade began throwing it harder, which is more comfortable for him. Sells pitch well without slowing arm speed.

Slider: 82-85 mph. Solid-average potential. Ability to throw for strikes to both sides of the plate. Two-plane movement. Lacks consistency and bite.

Career Notes: Suffered a knee injury early in 2014, which affected him during the first half of the season.

Summation: Ceiling of a quality number three starter. Three average-to-above-average pitch mix. Pitches with confidence and poise. Working hard to improve. Works in and out and stays around the plate. Improving slider and consistency with the pitch will be key to future success.

 
   
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2010 DSL Orioles DSL Rk Bal 17 3 4 0.429 2.33 12 12 0 65.3 49 26 17 0 28 62 1.17 2.21 8.54
  2011 GCL Orioles GCL Rk Bal 18 1 1 0.500 1.81 11 10 1 44.7 28 17 9 0 17 46 1.01 2.71 9.27
  2011 Aberdeen NYPL Rk Bal 18 0 0 --- 6.75 1 1 0 4.0 6 3 3 1 1 4 1.75 4.00 9.00
  2012 Delmarva SAL A Bal 19 5 7 0.417 3.70 22 22 0 107.0 103 56 44 4 30 73 1.24 2.43 6.14
  2013 Frederick Car A+ Bal 20 6 4 0.600 2.85 14 14 0 85.3 78 36 27 4 25 66 1.21 2.64 6.96
  2013 Bowie East AA Bal 20 4 3 0.571 4.22 11 11 0 59.7 53 28 28 5 24 59 1.29 2.46 8.90
  2014 Bowie East AA Bal 21 3 7 0.300 4.79 16 16 0 82.7 90 50 44 5 29 69 1.44 2.38 7.51
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 21 3 1 0.750 0.96 6 6 0 37.3 30 4 4 1 8 39 1.02 4.88 9.40
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22     stats                            
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
January 22, 2010 (Baltimore)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 1, 2010 (DSL Orioles 1)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2014 (BOS)
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2015): $507,500
Trade Restrictions
: none
     
  Awards
2013 Futures Game All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
2015 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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