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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 23)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
2 .232 0 0 0 0 .232 0.0
Birth Date8-15-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 1 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
-0.02014
2015
0.02016
WARP Summary

Projected Rest-of-Season Playing Time

Last Update: 9/29/2016 13:57 ET | Reds Depth Chart

Team Pos Order PT% PA AVG R HR RBI SB OBP SLG WARP TAv
CIN LF 7 12 2 .232 0 0 0 0 .278 .364 0.0 .232
CIN PH 9 0 0 .232 0 0 0 0 .278 .364 0.0 .232
2015 Rest-of-Season Totals122.2320000.278.3640.0.232

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 CIN 21 11 29 27 3 6 0 0 0 6 1 12 1 0 2 0 1 .222 .276 .222 .193 -0.7 0.3 -0.0
Career11292736000611210201.222.276.222.193-0.70.3-0.0

Statistics for All Levels

'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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 BIL Rk 46 193 .221 .274 .347 .416 .000 .311 97 -8.4 5.9 0.5 -3.0 1.3 -0.6 -0.3 -0.6 -0.3
2009 RDS Rk 22 95 .256 .236 .322 .317 .000 .377 91 -0.5 2.9 0.1 2.8 -1.8 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.4
2010 BIL Rk 43 184 .322 .280 .335 .413 .000 .400 98 11.6 6.8 -1.7 -2.2 1.7 18.4 1.6 18.4 1.6
2011 DYT A 79 310 .262 .256 .324 .382 .000 .337 95 0.5 9.0 -1.5 -2.9 -2.7 5.3 0.2 5.3 0.2
2012 DYT A 65 277 .267 .246 .318 .376 .000 .332 98 2 8.1 -3.2 -8.7 1.4 8.3 -0.0 8.3 -0.0
2012 BAK A+ 23 94 .150 .267 .335 .411 .000 .269 95 -11.5 2.8 -0.9 -0.3 1.0 -8.6 -0.9 -8.6 -0.9
2013 BAK A+ 63 278 .265 .260 .327 .418 .000 .327 99 1.6 8.0 0.1 -12.5 0.9 10.6 -0.2 10.6 -0.2
2013 PEN AA 66 289 .261 .245 .315 .366 .000 .359 97 0.2 7.9 -2.9 2.5 -0.3 4.8 0.8 4.8 0.8
2014 CIN MLB 11 29 .193 .245 .318 .357 .000 .400 99 -1.8 0.7 -0.1 0.3 0.5 -0.7 -0.0 -0.7 -0.0
2014 PEN AA 119 502 .265 .255 .319 .384 .000 .333 99 2.7 13.8 -0.3 -0.1 2.7 18.8 2.0 18.8 2.0
2015 LOU AAA 85 326 .255 .257 .320 .372 .000 .335 100 -1.7 9.0 -1.9 -9.2 0.1 5.5 -0.4 5.5 -0.4
2016 DAY A+ 11 27 .281 .244 .313 .352 .241 .500 111 0.6 0.8 -0.4 -0.4 -0.7 0.3 -0.0 0.3 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 BIL Rk 193 21 40 10 2 3 17 9 61 5 2 .219 .259 .344 .126 .221 -0.6 -3.0 -0.3
2009 RDS Rk 95 9 23 2 1 0 2 10 23 5 0 .274 .351 .321 .048 .256 0.8 2.8 0.4
2010 BIL Rk 184 25 58 8 3 2 39 8 30 12 2 .339 .367 .456 .117 .322 18.4 -2.2 1.6
2011 DYT A 310 38 71 10 4 7 40 25 84 20 8 .254 .318 .393 .139 .262 5.3 -2.9 0.2
2012 BAK A+ 94 7 14 4 0 0 7 3 39 4 0 .156 .181 .200 .044 .150 -8.6 -0.3 -0.9
2012 DYT A 277 35 70 17 3 6 44 12 61 7 5 .271 .307 .430 .159 .267 8.3 -8.7 -0.0
2013 BAK A+ 278 41 63 20 4 9 35 22 77 6 3 .251 .319 .470 .219 .265 10.6 -12.5 -0.2
2013 PEN AA 289 30 70 15 2 4 31 25 76 4 0 .267 .329 .385 .118 .261 4.8 2.5 0.8
2014 PEN AA 502 69 118 20 5 9 40 47 117 12 5 .262 .331 .389 .127 .265 18.8 -0.1 2.0
2014 CIN MLB 29 3 6 0 0 0 2 1 12 0 1 .222 .276 .222 .000 .193 -0.7 0.3 -0.0
2015 LOU AAA 326 42 83 13 3 10 41 17 80 4 1 .269 .308 .429 .159 .255 5.5 -9.2 -0.4
2016 DAY A+ 27 3 9 1 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 .346 .370 .385 .038 .281 0.3 -0.4 -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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2014 112 0.4375 0.5089 0.6140 0.7143 0.3492 0.7429 0.4091 0.3860 42 0.006880
Career1120.43750.50890.6140.71430.34920.74290.40910.386420.0069

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-25 2014-05-07 Minors 12 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-06-13 2012-06-20 Minors 7 0 Left Knee Bursitis - -
2011-08-01 2011-09-06 Minors 36 0 Left Shoulder Contusion - -
2011-07-15 2011-07-29 Minors 14 0 Left Shoulder Contusion - -
2010-07-31 2010-08-15 Minors 15 0 Right Hand Contusion - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CIN $507,500
2015 CIN $
2014 CIN $
2013 CIN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$507,500
1 yrTotal$507,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 32 dRep 1 Baseball1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/12. Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/13.
  • Signed by Cincinnati 2008 as amateur free agent from Venezuela. $2.5M signing bonus (record for amateur from Venezuela).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 212 24 53 10 1 6 25 15 59 2 1 .274 .325 .435 .272 8.3 LF 0 0.9
80o 190 21 45 9 1 5 21 13 54 2 1 .259 .309 .410 .258 4.9 LF 0 0.5
70o 175 19 41 8 1 5 19 11 51 2 1 .248 .297 .393 .248 2.8 LF 0 0.3
60o 161 17 36 7 1 4 17 10 47 2 1 .239 .286 .378 .240 1.2 LF 0 0.1
50o 149 15 32 6 1 4 15 9 44 1 1 .231 .277 .365 .232 0.0 LF 0 0.0
40o 137 13 28 5 1 3 14 8 41 1 1 .222 .267 .351 .224 -1.1 LF 0 -0.1
30o 123 12 25 5 1 3 12 7 38 1 0 .213 .257 .337 .215 -2.0 LF 0 -0.2
20o 108 10 21 4 1 2 10 6 33 1 0 .203 .245 .320 .205 -2.8 LF 0 -0.3
10o 86 7 15 3 0 2 8 4 27 1 0 .188 .229 .297 .192 -3.4 LF 0 -0.4
Weighted Mean15516346141694621.234.281.371.2360.5LF 00.0

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 9/29/2016 15:02 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 65 7 16 3 0 2 9 5 18 1 0 .275 .326 .584 .273 2.3 LF 0 0.2
80o 43 5 10 2 0 1 5 3 12 0 0 .260 .310 .495 .259 0.9 LF 0 0.1
70o 28 3 6 1 0 1 3 2 8 0 0 .249 .298 .441 .249 0.3 LF 0 0.0
60o 14 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .240 .287 .399 .240 0.1 LF 0 0.0
50o 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .232 .278 .364 .232 0.0 LF 0 0.0
Weighted Mean81100010200.236.282.380.2360.0LF 00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
1% 6% 1% 3% 11%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201724328357214283420973.234.284.370.2400.11.1-0.1-0.48.1-6.5-0.6
201825291326312273119863.233.285.370.2410.11.3-0.1-0.47.2-5.4-0.5
201926299326412273119883.232.284.367.2390.00.6-0.1-0.57.4-6.2-0.5
202027288316212273019842.229.282.365.237-0.00.1-0.1-0.57.1-6.4-0.5
202128277305911272918802.231.285.367.2390.00.5-0.2-0.56.8-5.6-0.5
202229278306012272918812.232.285.369.240-0.00.4-0.3-0.66.9-5.5-0.5
202330268295711172818781.230.283.365.238-0.1-0.1-0.3-0.66.6-5.8-0.4
202431256285310162717751.230.284.364.238-0.1-0.1-0.3-0.66.3-5.5-0.4
202532243265110162516711.229.283.362.237-0.1-0.5-0.4-0.66.0-5.4-0.4

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20172441745911821044261244.236.285.372.241-0.10.3-0.1-0.53.9-3.0-1.0
201825577641252331462401696.238.293.374.246-0.10.8-0.2-0.83.9-2.1-1.4
201926555601192331357371645.233.287.363.239-0.2-0.3-0.2-0.95.3-4.5-1.4
202027521551082121253331484.224.275.351.230-0.4-2.3-0.3-1.05.7-6.7-1.3
202128543591132031357391514.228.286.360.238-0.2-0.9-0.4-1.14.8-4.1-1.4
202229558621182421561401554.231.285.372.239-0.2-0.9-0.7-1.35.9-4.8-1.4
2023304574588143942301402.207.260.317.214-0.9-7.0-0.3-1.26.8-12.3-1.1
202532635681342431464441841.229.283.354.235-0.5-3.0-1.0-1.915.3-15.4-1.6

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
1.85.54.70.32.20.414.8

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20157.23.31110.743.538.8

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 93 Johermyn Chavez 2012 .000 DNP
2 93 Josh Kroeger 2006 .000 DNP
3 93 Rainel Rosario 2012 .000 DNP
4 93 Cesar Puello 2014 .000 DNP
5 93 Ronnie Welty 2011 .000 DNP
6 92 Hunter Renfroe 2015 .000 DNP
7 92 Edward Salcedo 2015 .000 DNP
8 92 Roger Kieschnick 2010 .000 DNP
9 92 Julio Morban 2015 .000 DNP
10 92 Austin Wilson 2015 .000 DNP
11 91 Edgardo Baez 2009 .000 DNP
12 91 Steven Selsky 2013 .000 DNP
13 91 Scott Schebler 2014 .000 DNP
14 91 Kevin Keyes 2012 .000 DNP
15 90 Tyler Marincov 2015 .000 DNP
16 90 Nate Schierholtz 2007 .240
17 90 John Wooten 2014 .000 DNP
18 89 Mikie Mahtook 2013 .000 DNP
19 89 David Winfree 2009 .000 DNP
20 89 Tyler Austin 2015 .000 DNP
21 88 Andrew Lambo 2012 .000 DNP
22 88 Matt Esquivel 2006 .000 DNP
23 88 Christian Marrero 2010 .000 DNP
24 88 Adam Walker 2015 .000 DNP
25 88 Jason Place 2011 .000 DNP
26 88 Cory Vaughn 2012 .000 DNP
27 88 Ryan Frith 2006 .000 DNP
28 88 Kyle Waldrop 2015 -.009
29 88 Brett Carroll 2006 .000 DNP
30 88 Matt Joyce 2008 .285
31 88 Raul Reyes 2010 .000 DNP
32 88 Bryce Brentz 2012 .000 DNP
33 87 Blake Smith 2011 .000 DNP
34 87 Dusty Robinson 2013 .000 DNP
35 87 Mac Williamson 2014 .000 DNP
36 87 Michael Burgess 2012 .000 DNP
37 87 Steve Murphy 2007 .000 DNP
38 87 Kyle Parker 2013 .000 DNP
39 87 Jon Mark Owings 2008 .000 DNP
40 87 Scott Van Slyke 2010 .000 DNP
41 87 Zoilo Almonte 2012 .000 DNP
42 87 J.D. Martinez 2011 .258
43 87 Jesus Solorzano 2014 .000 DNP
44 87 Mike Wilson 2006 .000 DNP
45 87 Jacob Butler 2006 .000 DNP
46 87 Drew Vettleson 2015 .000 DNP
47 87 Angel Castillo 2012 .000 DNP
48 87 Yeicok Calderon 2015 .000 DNP
49 87 Zachary Cone 2013 .000 DNP
50 87 Slade Heathcott 2014 .000 DNP
51 87 Wander Ramos 2013 .000 DNP
52 87 Brandon Tripp 2008 .000 DNP
53 87 Juan Duran 2015 .000 DNP
54 86 Kelly Dugan 2014 .000 DNP
55 86 Todd Glaesmann 2014 .000 DNP
56 86 Scott Cousins 2008 .000 DNP
57 86 Jarrett Parker 2012 .000 DNP
58 86 Rene Tosoni 2010 .000 DNP
59 86 Justin Nelson 2006 .000 DNP
60 86 Victor Ferrante 2008 .000 DNP
61 86 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2011 .000 DNP
62 86 Franklin Gutierrez 2006 .212
63 86 Jaycob Brugman 2015 .000 DNP
64 86 Alejandro Selen 2012 .000 DNP
65 85 Melky Mesa 2010 .000 DNP
66 85 Destin Hood 2013 .000 DNP
67 85 Matthew Sulentic 2011 .000 DNP
68 85 Josh Elander 2014 .000 DNP
69 85 Ryan Cordell 2015 .000 DNP
70 85 Carlos Moncrief 2012 .000 DNP
71 85 Brian Fletcher 2012 .000 DNP
72 85 Conor Bierfeldt 2014 .000 DNP
73 85 Eudy Pina 2014 .000 DNP
74 85 Brian Pointer 2015 .000 DNP
75 85 Ryan Harvey 2008 .000 DNP
76 85 Carlos Peguero 2010 .000 DNP
77 85 Ryan Royster 2010 .000 DNP
78 85 Austin Jackson 2010 .261
79 85 Dan Brewer 2011 .000 DNP
80 85 Kyle Jensen 2011 .000 DNP
81 85 Marcell Ozuna 2014 .286
82 85 Quincy Latimore 2012 .000 DNP
83 85 Michael Saunders 2010 .244
84 85 Marc Krauss 2011 .000 DNP
85 85 Brandon Meredith 2013 .000 DNP
86 85 Cody Rogers 2012 .000 DNP
87 85 Michael Taylor 2009 .000 DNP
88 85 Collin DeLome 2009 .000 DNP
89 85 Lance Ray 2013 .000 DNP
90 85 Evan Bigley 2010 .000 DNP
91 85 James Jones 2012 .000 DNP
92 85 Brandon Short 2012 .000 DNP
93 84 Trayvon Robinson 2011 .225
94 84 Bronson Sardinha 2006 .000 DNP
95 84 Jeremy Hazelbaker 2011 .000 DNP
96 84 Moises Sierra 2012 .222
97 84 Bryan Petersen 2009 .000 DNP
98 84 Byron Wiley 2010 .000 DNP
99 84 Mitch Einertson 2009 .000 DNP
100 84 Javier Herrera 2008 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Rodriguez lost the second half of his inaugural Triple-A season to a calf strain, but when he was healthy he continued to tantalize with his drool-worthy tools and frustrate with his mundane production. He has the ideal right-field starter kit, with lean strength, speed and one of the strongest and most accurate arms in the minor leagues. Yet as easy as everything looks for him in the field, he can be a mess at the plate, struggling to make contact and unable to convert his prodigious power potential into game-day thump. His 2014 cup of coffee already gave him more big-league plate appearances than any Yorman in history, edging out reliever Yorman Bazardo. If he can ever learn to consistently find his pitch and tattoo it, he'll be able to put some more distance between himself and all the Yormen to come.
2015 A $2.5 million bonus baby out of Venezuela, Rodriguez disappointed in his second shot at Double-A, but scouts still drool over his tools: He has a huge arm in the outfield, a great baseball body, plus power potential and good speed. That's almost everything you want in a big leaguer, and he has the chance to be a first-division starter, but notice what's not mentioned: His hit tool remains in question. It's hard to justify a place in the corner outfield without hitting; it's even harder to tap into power without hitting. All told, Rodriguez's profile is sexy but dangerous, like flammable panties.
2014 Rodriguez celebrated his five-year anniversary with the Reds organization, but the occasion merited sparks rather than fireworks. While he tantalizes with obvious power, speed and arm tools, he has shown no improvement in his disabled pitch recognition. Some of his power potential emerged and carried into a decent Arizona Fall League performance. Rodriguez is still extremely young with room to grow, a copy-and-paste statement for the past few years, though not for many more. He’ll need to cut down his swing-and-miss to make good on the $2.5 million offered to him as a teenager.
2013 The good news is that Rodriguez spent his second year in full-season ball at age 19. The bad news is that he still swings at everything. Coming off a shoulder injury in 2011, he started at High-A, where he was overmatched before being sent to extended spring training in May. He enjoyed better success after resurfacing in the Midwest League toward the end of June. Signed out of Venezuela in 2008 for $2.5 million, Rodriguez has some speed and raw power that plays more in batting practice than in games. He has excellent range and a strong arm in right field, but his routes and baserunning aren't great. Despite the abundant tools, this could take a while and might never get finished.
2012 Among the Reds' collection of Caribbean candy snapped up by a sharp squad of scouts, Rodriguez represents the biggest bet they've made on any one position player, as they paid the Venezuelan a then-record $2.5 million signing bonus. His full-season debut as a teen was rough, and his early-season effort in the field drew some criticism. Just as he seemed to get comfortable at the plate, he injured his shoulder on a dive that effectively ended his season a month early. He was also just 18 years old, so it's no surprise that he remains what he was before the year, a five-tool talent who has a lot of work ahead of him to translate those tools into production. If he improves his approach at the plate, he can reach the sky-high ceiling set for him when he signed; even if he doesn't, he was still a lottery ticket worth buying, because that's the nature of investing in foreign talent.
2011 Yorman Rodriguez cost the Reds $2.5 million in 2008—a record for a Venezuelan import—but their investment began to pay off in a walk-deprived, but otherwise impressive age-17 performance in the Pioneer League. Reputed to be a four-tool player after signing at 16, the outfielder’s .339 mark would seem to suggest that he might possess the ability to hit for average after all.
2010 A five-tool center fielder who signed for $2.5 million (a record for a Venezuelan amateur), Yorman Rodriguez started his pro career last year at the age of 16.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Better prospect: Yorman Rodriguez or Rymer Liriano ?
(tbwhite from san diego)
I favor Liriano by a significant margin. (Mark Anderson)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these K machines do you have high hopes for or do you see them all flaming out? Domingo Santana, Jake Lamb, Randal Grichuk, Steven Moya, Yorman Rodriguez. Will any of these guys have long careers as starters? Which has the highest upside and who will flame out?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
I can't say that I have high hopes for any of them because of the aforementioned strike out issues, but Lamb's are perhaps the most under control and he should be able to pop enough mistakes out of the park for third base. At least with a guy like Santana, he draws some walks to go with the strike outs. Can't say the same about Moya. Not sure that any of them end up being regulars for any extended period of time. (Jeff Moore)
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)What are the odds these players have good careers? Jon Singleton, Domingo Santana, Chris Taylor, Yorman Rodriguez.
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena)
1/14, 1/16/, 1/9, 1/22, respectively (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many of your NL Central Top 25 do you expect to make it on the top 100 list when BP publishes it? Average would be around 16 or 17 assuming talent is evenly distributed, right?
(Mike from Texas)
I did say I'd throw a top 25 NL Central Prospects list out there during this chat. With the understanding this is a work in progress (Mellen and I are starting to dig in on the framework for the Top 101), this is my own personal ranking of the prospects covered in our NL Central rankings:

1. SS Addison Russell
2. 3B Kris Bryant
3. RHP Robert Stephenson
4. OF Jorge Soler
5. OF Albert Almora
6. OF Stephen Piscotty
7. LHP Marco Gonzales
8. RHP Tyler Glasnow
9. RHP Jameson Taillon
10. OF Jesse Winker
11. OF/1B Josh Bell
12. RHP Alex Reyes
13. C Kyle Schwarber
14. RHP Michael Lorenzen
15. SS Orlando Arcia
16. OF Tyrone Taylor
17. OF Billy McKinney
18. RHP Pierce Johnson
19. SS Gleyber Torres
20. RHP Jack Flaherty
21. OF Yorman Rodriguez
22. C Reese McGuire
23. RHP Nick Howard
24. RHP Devin Williams
25. LHP Rob Kaminsky

I think all of those guys will be in the discussion for the 101, and expect there to be some shuffling in order of course. Definitely more than the average of 16 or 17. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the right order in terms of offensive upside: Rusney Castillo, Yorman Rodriguez, Dalton Pompey, Steven Moya?
(barton from Vinklesville)
Castillo, Moya, Rodriguez, Pompey. But, Pompey's floor is higher than the two preceding him. I'm not sold Moya ever hits, although his pure upside is obviously immense. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)How likely/unlikely is it that Yorman Rodriguez will have a decently long career as an at least league average outfielder in MLB?
(Mr C from Milwaukee)
His offensive game is still so crude that I have a hard time seeing a lengthy MLB career as likely. That said, he's 21 and will be heading back to Double-A with an impressive set of raw tools. I wouldn't bet against him, but I also wouldn't put a lot of money on him finding sustained MLB success. (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How has Jordan Akins looked this season? Also, did you get a chance to see Yorman Rodriguez this year in the Cactus League?
(genehuh from Los Angeles)
Akins is better but still iffy in the grand scheme. Report I recently got from Hickory said that he was crushing fastballs and had little chance against breaking balls. The Reds were kind of my white whale this spring. I did not get a chance to see their minor league side, and I think I only saw the big-league team once. I may be making a quick trip over to California while I'm in Arizona at some point this year, however, so stay tuned there. (Jason Cole)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Taking everything into account--age, contract, history--who would you rather have on your team starting right now, Cespedis or Yorman Rodriguez?
(Immanuel #Want from Prussia)
Cespedes. (Jason Parks)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of progress are you expecting/hoping for from our man Yorman Rodriguez this season? More power? Better plate discipline?
(Johnny from NYC)
I'd love to see a better approach, but that might not show up yet. I'm looking for more game power this season, and if that starts to develop, look out. (Jason Parks)
2011-02-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm heavily intruiged by what I've heard about Yorman Rodriguez - is he simply too raw and too far away for 101 consideration at this point?
(flutie flake from raining, pa)
Another excellent choice for the "likely to hit next year's list" list. Of lists. (Kevin Goldstein)


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