Ronny Rodriguez
Ronny Rodriguez
27-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rodriguez reached the majors for the first time last season as a 26-year-old and played quite a bit with the Tigers not competitive and mostly in evaluation mode. He didn't do much with his opportunities at the big-league level but did hit an impressive .338/.365/.558 in 63 games for Triple-A Toledo last season. Rodriguez was never particularly well-regarded as a prospect and has a career minor-league walk rate of just 4.1%. Jose Iglesias became a free agent, but the team brought in Jordy Mercer to take the reins at shortstop. Rodriguez appears to be best suited for a utility role anyway, though he may not even be good enough for that as his glove graded out as a fairly significant negative at every infield position except second base, according to both UZR and DRS. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Tigers in December of 2017.
Enters lineup at second base
SSDetroit Tigers
April 14, 2019
Rodriguez will start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against the Twins.
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Rodriguez was summoned from the minors to replace the injured Jordy Mercer (quadriceps) on the active roster, but he'll actually enter the lineup in place of Josh Harrison, who is day-to-day with a shoulder issue. Once Harrison is back in action, Rodriguez, Gordon Beckham and Niko Goodrum (illness) will be the primary candidates for starts at shortstop.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
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#3
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+29%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .717 58 4 2 9 0 .273 .281 .436
Since 2017vs Right .556 156 14 3 12 2 .204 .253 .303
2019vs Left .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right 1.029 7 1 0 1 0 .400 .429 .600
2018vs Left .730 57 4 2 9 0 .278 .286 .444
2018vs Right .537 149 13 3 11 2 .197 .245 .292
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+58%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+100%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+68%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .740 102 10 3 11 0 .289 .297 .443
Since 2017Away .467 112 8 2 10 2 .160 .227 .240
2019Home .583 4 0 0 1 0 .333 .250 .333
2019Away 1.167 4 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667
2018Home .746 98 10 3 10 0 .287 .299 .447
2018Away .444 108 7 2 10 2 .155 .217 .227
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 Ronny Rodriguez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). 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.
BB/K
1.00
 
BB Rate
12.5%
 
K Rate
12.5%
 
BABIP
.333
 
ISO
.167
 
AVG
.333
 
OBP
.375
 
SLG
.500
 
OPS
.875
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2015
2014
In four professional seasons, Rodriguez has never posted an OBP higher than .300, which was his mark at High-A in 2012. He repeated Double-A last season, and his offensive numbers were down across the board compared to his 2013 campaign, so his prospect stock is in significant decline. A former shortstop prospect, Rodriguez played 45 games at second base, 40 games at third base, and 23 games at first base in 2014, and considering his plus arm and the makeup of the big league roster, third base would seem like the best fit. However, he has just 10 home runs in 234 games at Double-A over the past two seasons, which won't be enough for him to profile as a big league third baseman. That makes it difficult to envision a path to the major leagues for Rodriguez without significant offensive improvement in 2015.
Rodriguez saw his home-run output drop in his Double-A debut which isn't surprising given his inability to control the strike zone (16:76 BB:K in 498 plate appearances). He'll need to do a much better job of that as he moves up the ladder, otherwise he will get carved up by more advanced competition. His main fantasy tool is the potential to provide plus-power for a middle infielder, making it imperative that he begins to develop a more refined approach and improved plate discipline. The middle infield is very crowded in Cleveland, which should offer Rodriguez plenty of extra development time and a return to Akron to begin the season if the Indians choose to go that route.
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Up from minors
SSDetroit Tigers
April 14, 2019
The Tigers recalled Rodriguez from Triple-A Toledo ahead of Sunday's game against the Twins, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Bound for minors
SSDetroit Tigers
March 23, 2019
The Tigers optioned Rodriguez to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Blasts home run Sunday
SSDetroit Tigers
March 3, 2019
Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-1 Grapefruit League loss to the Yankees.
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Suffers injury in winter ball
SSDetroit Tigers
January 9, 2019
Rodriguez has been shut down at the Dominican Winter League due to a shoulder issue, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
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Sits again Friday
SSDetroit Tigers
September 28, 2018
Rodriguez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Brewers.
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