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Portrait of Felix Rodriguez

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
11 586.3 38 26 11 512 3.71 5.6
Birth Date12-5-1972
Height6' 1"
Weight170 lbs
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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
1995 LAN 22 11 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 45 11 3 3 2 20 5 5 0 5 2.53 5.97 6.45 -1.3 -0.1
1997 CIN 24 26 1 46.0 4.7 41.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 212 48 23 22 2 65 28 26 6 34 4.30 4.38 4.84 3.3 0.3
1998 ARI 25 43 0 44.0 0.0 44.0 0 2 5 4 0 0 207 44 31 30 5 68 29 28 1 36 6.14 4.95 5.81 -2.8 -0.3
1999 SFN 26 47 0 66.3 0.0 66.3 2 3 0 1 0 0 292 67 32 28 6 99 29 27 2 55 3.80 3.99 3.78 16.7 1.7
2000 SFN 27 76 0 81.7 0.0 81.7 4 2 3 5 0 0 346 65 29 24 5 93 42 40 3 95 2.64 3.18 3.41 18.0 1.6
2001 SFN 28 80 0 80.3 0.0 80.3 9 1 0 4 0 0 314 53 16 15 5 79 27 25 1 91 1.68 2.60 3.41 14.9 1.5
2002 SFN 29 71 0 69.0 0.0 69.0 8 6 0 6 0 0 288 53 33 32 5 78 29 28 4 58 4.17 3.57 4.43 6.1 0.6
2003 SFN 30 68 0 61.0 0.0 61.0 8 2 2 3 0 0 265 59 21 21 5 88 29 27 4 46 3.10 4.15 4.55 4.1 0.4
2004 PHI 31 23 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 2 3 1 1 0 0 90 18 7 7 1 26 10 8 1 28 3.00 2.48 2.11 6.2 0.6
2004 SFN 31 53 0 44.7 0.0 44.7 3 5 0 6 0 0 199 43 18 17 7 75 19 17 4 31 3.43 5.15 5.15 1.3 0.1
2005 NYA 32 34 0 32.3 0.0 32.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 147 33 18 18 2 49 20 20 2 18 5.01 4.78 5.85 -0.5 -0.0
2006 WAS 33 31 0 29.3 0.0 29.3 1 1 0 1 0 0 139 32 25 25 5 59 16 13 4 15 7.67 6.35 7.07 -6.6 -0.6
Career5631586.34.7581.73826113300254452625624250799283264325123.713.994.4459.55.6

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
1995 LAN MLB 11 0 10.7 6.45 46 .286 .256 .331 .387 .255 .273 90 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
1997 CIN MLB 26 1 46.0 4.84 100 .262 .270 .338 .416 .263 .324 105 3.5 0.3 3.3 0.3
1998 ARI MLB 43 0 44.0 5.81 69 .276 .259 .325 .406 .253 .287 96 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
1999 SFN MLB 47 0 66.3 3.78 123 .253 .269 .342 .432 .261 .305 99 14.0 1.3 16.7 1.7
2000 SFN MLB 76 0 81.7 3.41 130 .222 .269 .347 .437 .263 .299 97 18.6 1.7 18.0 1.6
2001 SFN MLB 80 0 80.3 3.41 125 .198 .265 .335 .431 .263 .253 96 14.9 1.5 14.9 1.5
2002 SFN MLB 71 0 69.0 4.43 98 .227 .256 .325 .401 .255 .250 96 5.3 0.5 6.1 0.6
2003 SFN MLB 68 0 61.0 4.55 98 .258 .265 .331 .427 .260 .298 96 3.3 0.3 4.1 0.4
2004 PHI MLB 23 0 21.0 2.11 152 .225 .276 .342 .441 .271 .340 94 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2004 SFN MLB 53 0 44.7 5.15 90 .258 .270 .335 .432 .262 .261 100 1.8 0.2 1.3 0.1
2005 NYA MLB 34 0 32.3 5.85 80 .273 .262 .325 .420 .258 .295 103 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2006 WAS MLB 31 0 29.3 7.07 39 .329 .270 .339 .436 .271 .273 90 -6.2 -0.6 -6.6 -0.6
2011 LIC Wnt 1 0 0.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1995 LAN MLB 1 1 0 11 0 10.7 11 5 5 2 29% .273 9.3 4.2 1.7 4.2 1.50 2.53 -1.3 -0.1
1997 CIN MLB 0 0 0 26 1 46.0 48 28 34 2 43% .324 9.4 5.5 0.4 6.7 1.65 4.30 3.3 0.3
1998 ARI MLB 0 2 5 43 0 44.0 44 29 36 5 43% .287 9.0 5.9 1.0 7.4 1.66 6.14 -2.8 -0.3
1999 SFN MLB 2 3 0 47 0 66.3 67 29 55 6 40% .305 9.1 3.9 0.8 7.5 1.45 3.80 16.7 1.7
2000 SFN MLB 4 2 3 76 0 81.7 65 42 95 5 38% .299 7.2 4.6 0.6 10.5 1.31 2.64 18.0 1.6
2001 SFN MLB 9 1 0 80 0 80.3 53 27 91 5 39% .253 5.9 3.0 0.6 10.2 1.00 1.68 14.9 1.5
2002 SFN MLB 8 6 0 71 0 69.0 53 29 58 5 39% .250 6.9 3.8 0.7 7.6 1.19 4.17 6.1 0.6
2003 SFN MLB 8 2 2 68 0 61.0 59 29 46 5 39% .298 8.7 4.3 0.7 6.8 1.44 3.10 4.1 0.4
2004 PHI MLB 2 3 1 23 0 21.0 18 10 28 1 43% .340 7.7 4.3 0.4 12.0 1.33 3.00 6.2 0.6
2004 SFN MLB 3 5 0 53 0 44.7 43 19 31 7 35% .261 8.7 3.8 1.4 6.2 1.39 3.43 1.3 0.1
2005 NYA MLB 0 0 0 34 0 32.3 33 20 18 2 42% .295 9.2 5.6 0.6 5.0 1.64 5.01 -0.5 -0.0
2006 WAS MLB 1 1 0 31 0 29.3 32 16 15 5 36% .273 9.8 4.9 1.5 4.6 1.64 7.67 -6.6 -0.6
2011 LIC Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0% 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0

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
2006-05-20 2006-09-05 60-DL 108 95 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2005-05-07 2005-07-19 60-DL 73 61 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2005-05-12
2003-08-03 2003-08-18 15-DL 15 12 Low Back Strain -
1998-06-21 1998-07-30 15-DL 39 33 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 WAS $600,000
2005 NYA $3,150,000
2004 SFN, PHI $3,050,000
2003 SFN $3,000,000
2002 SFN $2,516,667
2001 SFN $1,037,500
2000 SFN $537,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$13,891,667
7 yrTotal$13,891,667

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 yFern Cuza SFX (Bobby Bry?)

Details
  • released 3/07 signed as a free agent from WAS 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • released 10/06 signed as a free agent from NYY 1/06, 1 year/$0.6M (06)+$0.6M roster bonus ($0.2M each if on 40-m ros 3/29/06, 5/1/06, 8/1/06)
  • acquired in trade from PHI 12/04
  • 2 year/$5.75M (02-03)+04-05 opts
  • player exercised $3.15M 05 option 10/04
  • acquired in trade from SF 7/04 exercised $3.05M 04 player option 10/03
  • 3 year/$0.5M signing bonus, 02:$2.25, 03:$3M, 04:mut option ($5M cl, $3.05M player) 05:mut option ($5M cl, $3.15M player) (option values increase as closer)

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 %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 F-Rod was supposed to provide some sort of experienced know-how in a setup role in last year`s pen. He started with the best of intentions; after watching Pedro Martinez pelt Jose Guillen twice, he tried to step up and answer in kind by beaning Paul Lo Duca. This got him suspended for three games, but it was probably the closest he came to providing veteran leadership, as he subsequently strained a forearm, then hurt his shoulder. He then did something else veterans do, skedaddling to Florida on a minor league deal. He might stick, but he`s a couple of years removed from success.
2005 Rodriguez is not a bad reliever, but he hasn't worn the "closer of the future" tag well since 2001, following seasons in which he worked in 76 and 80 games for Dusty Baker. Analysts haven't spent a lot of time studying the differential effects of innings versus appearances when it comes to the longer-term effects on a reliever's arm. But there are some anecdotal examples that right-handers who cross the 80-appearance barrier run into trouble: Scott Sullivan, Billy Koch, and Paul Quantrill are three good ones. Traded to the Yankees for Kenny Lofton; both teams will be disappointed.
2003 Rodriguez had a famously bipolar season: runs galore in April through July, almost none in August through October. You’d think that his low 2002 strikeout rate would mostly come from his poor first half, but you’d be wrong. It was when he stopped trying to throw every pitch 150 mph, bringing his strikeouts down but also getting his walks under control, that he turned it around last year. It remains to be seen whether Dave Righetti can help him rediscover his 2001 form, where he combined good control with the devastating out pitch.
2002 Wow, does he ever throw hard. Watching him is fun, because you're genuinely surprised when a hitter makes contact, much less does something positive. He'll sustain this for another season before moving on to close somewhere and then blowing out his arm. People who insist baseball is boring, or that all the games look the same, clearly aren't paying attention. Isn't it at all fascinating that players can succeed with such completely disparate skill sets as Rodriguez and...
2001 He pitched well out of the pen. Felix Rodriguez reminds me a great deal of LaTroy Hawkins of Minnesota. They have similar deliveries with those long forearms that just whip the ball. Rodriguez throws hard and works high in the strike zone, and he's added about an inch of movement to his fastball. He had a breakthrough season in 2000 and is a good bet to have continued success. He did appear in 76 games but looked strong all year and was still throwing peas in late September. He will be the primary setup guy for Robb Nen in 2001.
2000 Dusty Baker and Ron Perranoski saw something in Rodriguez that made them think they could get his walks under control. Just about all of his other numbers were the same in 1999 as in earlier years, but he cut his walk rate by almost half, and ended up with a very nice season. If he really has turned a corner, he should have a long career, as a setup man if not a closer.
1998 “Former Dodger Prospect” is a wonderful label to have. Rodriguez has been sent to Arizona, where he’ll pitch middle relief. No star potential, and not a real good bet for any kind of extended success. He will get a lot of positive attention, however. Ignore it.
1997 Seems to have blown his clutch and is kind of spinning in place. He’s been effective during those games where he hasn’t walked ten guys. But you kind of need to get rid of those games in order to be a good starter. Will fight for a rotation spot, but I think Rath’s likely to beat him out for it, at least by June.
1996  A converted catcher who just completed his third season as a pitcher. As such, he's heavily reliant on his fastball, and hasn't yet developed a reliable breaking pitch. If the Dodgers want to develop him as a starter, he'll be in Albuquerque in '96; if they decide they need bullpen help now, where he can survive with his heater alone, he'll make the team. He's being used as a closer in the Dominican winter league.

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The Lineup Card: Nine of the Worst Postseason Managerial DecisionsBaseball Prospectus2014-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-10-17
Transaction Analysis: September 5-11Christina Kahrl2006-09-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 6-9Christina Kahrl2006-07-11
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 1-5Christina Kahrl2006-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-29Christina Kahrl2006-05-30
Prospectus Notebook: Cardinals, NationalsBaseball Prospectus2006-05-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: NL West RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 17-26Christina Kahrl2006-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: January 5, 2006Carlos J. Lugo2006-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Meetings Wrap-Up, ALJoe Sheehan2005-12-12
Prospectus Notebook: Orioles, YankeesBaseball Prospectus2005-11-11
Playoff Prospectus: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimChristina Kahrl2005-10-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 14-20Christina Kahrl2005-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-14Christina Kahrl2005-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Yankees According to VORPJim Baker2005-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Friendly ConfinesWill Carroll2005-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Game of the Week: Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees, 5/2/05Jonah Keri2005-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Juan MarichalCarlos J. Lugo2005-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: AL East PreviewJoe Sheehan2005-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Offseason - The EastsChristina Kahrl2005-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMethod to the Madness: Brian Sabean's OffseasonThomas Gorman2005-01-03
Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2004-12-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 30-October 26, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-11-03
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-09-17
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 3-8Christina Kahrl2004-08-10
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Prospectus Triple Play: Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego PadresBaseball Prospectus2004-08-05
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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Yanni-Free EditionJim Baker2004-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: Keeping Tabs on Some Interesting NamesCarlos J. Lugo2003-12-11
Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-11-13
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Prospectus Triple Play: Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue JaysBaseball Prospectus2003-05-09
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2001 Internet Baseball Awards Results: Your Choices for the League's Top HonorsGreg Spira2001-11-09


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