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Portrait of Ricardo Rodriguez

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 206.7 10 15 0 104 5.18 -0.4
Birth Date5-21-1978
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2002 CLE 24 7 7 41.3 41.3 0.0 2 2 0 0 3 0 183 40 27 26 5 67 18 15 8 24 5.66 5.36 6.84 -3.4 -0.3
2003 CLE 25 15 15 81.7 81.7 0.0 3 9 0 0 7 1 360 89 57 52 16 158 28 27 3 41 5.73 5.78 6.72 -5.5 -0.5
2004 TEX 26 5 4 26.7 23.0 3.7 3 1 0 0 2 0 119 28 10 6 1 40 12 12 0 15 2.03 3.87 5.07 3.7 0.3
2005 TEX 27 12 10 57.0 53.0 4.0 2 3 0 0 3 1 254 67 39 35 11 115 17 17 1 24 5.53 5.67 6.19 1.2 0.1
Career3936206.7199.07.7101500152916224133119333807571121045.185.426.37-4.1-0.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2002 CLE MLB 7 7 41.3 6.84 58 .267 .274 .338 .441 .272 .273 99 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2003 CLE MLB 15 15 81.7 6.72 61 .280 .267 .333 .432 .264 .268 98 -4.7 -0.5 -5.5 -0.5
2004 TEX MLB 5 4 26.7 5.07 105 .253 .270 .344 .427 .264 .297 106 4.0 0.4 3.7 0.3
2005 TEX MLB 12 10 57.0 6.19 81 .288 .268 .332 .424 .265 .279 110 0.9 0.1 1.2 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2002 CLE MLB 2 2 0 7 7 41.3 40 18 24 5 61% .273 8.7 3.9 1.1 5.2 1.40 5.66 -3.4 -0.3
2003 CLE MLB 3 9 0 15 15 81.7 89 28 41 16 51% .268 9.8 3.1 1.8 4.5 1.43 5.73 -5.5 -0.5
2004 TEX MLB 3 1 0 5 4 26.7 28 12 15 1 49% .297 9.4 4.0 0.3 5.1 1.50 2.02 3.7 0.3
2005 TEX MLB 2 3 0 12 10 57.0 67 17 24 11 52% .279 10.6 2.7 1.7 3.8 1.47 5.53 1.2 0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2005-08-09 2005-10-03 60-DL 55 51 Right Shoulder Contusion -
2004-07-23 2004-10-04 60-DL 73 69 Right Elbow Surgery Fracture From Batted Ball 2004-07-23
2003-07-18 2003-09-29 TradedDL 73 68 Right Hip Recovery From Surgery Labrum 2003-08-04 -
2003-07-02 2003-07-18 60-DL 16 13 Right Hip Surgery Labrum 2003-08-04
2003-06-09 2003-06-29 15-DL 20 17 Right Upper Arm Strain Triceps -

Compensation

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2005 Suffered a very nasty injury (badly broken elbow) when hit by a line drive in July. He's been working hard on rehab, and he'll be playing in the winter leagues to get his touch back. He'll compete for a rotation spot. Rodriguez was never a tremendous prospect, and even if he comes back fully healthy, he's more likely to be Yet Another Bad Ranger Rotation Dude (YABRRD) than he is someone who pushes a team toward a pennant. His peripheral numbers have never been particularly awe-inspiring.
2003 “Hey, I’ve got the Dodgers on the phone. They want Paul Shuey. Who are we asking for?”
“Uh, tell them we want Ricardo Rodriguez or Francisco Cruceta.”
“We want Ricardo Rodriguez and Francisco Cruceta.”
“No! No! Wait, you’ll piss them off...”
“They just said yes.”

Rodriguez is regarded as an elite pitching prospect, and he certainly looks good. He’s a tall lanky guy, throws a fast fastball with certain bloody-mindedness, picked up a changeup quickly, and flashes a nice curve. It turns out he’s a year older than we’d thought, so the complaints that he unfairly beat up on the Pioneer League have merit. Despite his gaudy strikeout numbers in 2000 and 2001, he didn’t do that much better than league averages last year. Still, Ricardo’s a good pitcher and he’s going to improve if he stays healthy, as one by one the young Indians pitchers take over the rotation.
2002 The Dodgers love his stuff. Rodriguez struck out a man per inning in Vero Beach and spent the season trying to work the ball inside on the hands of right-handed hitters. His stuff is good enough for him to make the majors as a potential #3 starter. He will have to tune his mechanics, work on his move to first base, and, most importantly, stay healthy.

BP Articles

Ricardo Rodriguez is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Quest to Turn Everybody Into Rob DeerJim Baker2006-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 21-25Christina Kahrl2006-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: You Gotta Show UpJim Baker2006-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
Prospectus Notebook: Mets, RangersBaseball Prospectus2005-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 9-15Christina Kahrl2005-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 5-9Christina Kahrl2005-08-10
Prospectus Notebook: Thursday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Texas RangersWill Carroll2005-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 25-27Christina Kahrl2004-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Hip To Be SquareWill Carroll2004-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Insult to InjuryWill Carroll2004-05-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Texas RangersWill Carroll2004-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 7-20Christina Kahrl2003-07-25


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