Eduardo Rodriguez Boston Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 28
Born: April 7, 1993
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
Height: 6-2
Weight: 230
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Acquired from Baltimore for Andrew Miller (July 2014)
   

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Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract: January 22, 2010 (BAL)
Signing Scout: Calvin Maduro
Signing Bonus: $175,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
MLFA Eligible: N/A
   
Pro Debut: June 1, 2010 (DSL)
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2014 (BOS)
MLB Debut: May 28, 2015 (BOS)
Service Time (1/21): 5 years, 130 days
Options Remaining: 2 (2015)
Contract (2021): $8,300,000
   
Twitter: @eduardorod5
Instagram: @eduardojose

 
 
 
 
 
     
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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: 92-94 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: 86-88 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. Had right knee surgery in the Fall of 2017, which led him to miss the first couple weeks of the 2018 season.  World Series champion in 2018. Missed the entire 2020 season due to myocarditis developed after contracting COVID-19. Entered 2021 season on the IL after a bout of dead arm late in camp, but only missed one start.

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.

Links
ESPNBoston: Rodriguez projects as back... (7.31.14)
2014 Top 40 Season in Review
The Write-Up: Eduardo Rodriguez (5.5.15)
2015 Graduates in Review
The Write-Up: Eduardo Rodriguez (5.22.16)
The Write-Up: Rodriguez's mechanical adjustment (5.31.16)
 
   
     
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2010 DSL Orioles DSL Rk Bal 17 3 4 2.33 12 12 0 65.1 49 26 17 0 0 28 62 1.17 8.54 3.84
  2011 GCL Orioles GCL Rk Bal 18 1 1 1.81 11 10 1 44.2 28 17 9 0 2 17 46 1.01 9.27 3.43
  2011 Aberdeen NYPL A- Bal 18 0 0 6.75 1 1 0 4.0 6 3 3 1 0 1 4 1.75 9.00 2.25
  2012 Delmarva SAL A Bal 19 5 7 3.70 22 22 0 107.0 103 56 44 4 5 30 73 1.24 6.14 2.52
  2013 Frederick Car A+ Bal 20 6 4 2.85 14 14 0 85.1 78 36 27 4 2 25 66 1.21 6.96 2.64
  2013 Bowie East AA Bal 20 4 3 4.22 11 11 0 59.2 53 28 28 5 2 24 59 1.29 8.90 3.62
  2013 Surprise AFL Fall Bal 20 0 1 5.52 5 5 0 14.2 16 9 9 1 o 6 16 1.50 9.82 3.68
  2014 Bowie East AA Bal 21 3 7 4.79 16 16 0 82.2 90 50 44 5 0 29 69 1.44 7.51 3.16
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 21 3 1 0.96 6 6 0 37.1 30 4 4 1 2 8 39 1.02 9.40 1.93
  2015 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 22 4 3 2.98 8 8 0 48.1 46 22 16 2 0 7 44 1.10 8.19 1.30
  2015 Boston AL MLB Bos 22 10 6 3.85 21 21 0 121.2 120 55 52 13 4 37 98 1.29 7.25 2.74
  2016 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 23 0 4 3.08 7 7 0 38.0 33 15 13 6 1 7 24 1.05 5.68 1.66
  2016 Boston AL MLB Bos 23 3 7 4.71 20 20 0 107.0 99 58 56 16 3 40 100 1.30 8.41 3.36
  2016 Magallanes LVBP Wint   23 1 1 3.38 4 4 0 10.2 12 4 4 1 0 4 12 1.50 10.12 3.38
  2017 Portland East AA Bos 24 0 1 15.00 1 1 0 3.0 9 6 5 1 0 0 3 3.00 9.00 0.00
  2017 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 0 1 4.35 2 2 0 10.1 10 5 5 0 1 5 12 1.45 10.45 4.35
  2017 Boston AL MLB Bos 24 6 7 4.19 25 25 0 137.1 126 66 64 19 5 50 150 1.28 9.83 3.28
  2018 Portland East AA Bos 25 0 0 0.00 2 2 0 8.0 3 0 0 0 0 4 14 0.88 15.75 4.50
  2018 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 13 5 3.82 27 23 0 129.7 119 56 55 16 4 45 146 1.27 10.13 3.12
  2019 Boston AL MLB Bos 26 19 6 3.81 34 34 0 203.1 195 88 86 24 7 75 213 1.33 9.43 3.32
  2020 DNP AL MLB Bos 27 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 Boston AL MLB Bos 28     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2013 Futures Game All-Star   2015 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (April 2015)
2015 SoxProspects.com Graduate of the Year
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (June 27 - July 4, 2016)
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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