Biographical

Portrait of Rafael Rodriguez

Rafael Rodriguez PAngels

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 35.3 0 1 0 13 5.60 -0.2
Birth Date9-24-1984
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
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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
2009 ANA 24 18 0 30.7 0.0 30.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 145 47 22 19 4 71 9 8 1 10 5.58 5.17 5.39 0.5 0.0
2010 ANA 25 1 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 4.50 6.55 8.46 -0.8 -0.1
2010 ARI 25 2 0 2.7 0.0 2.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4 2 2 1 7 1 1 1 2 6.75 8.73 9.12 -1.2 -0.1
Career21035.30.035.301020016952252258012113135.605.515.81-1.6-0.2

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 ANA MLB 18 0 30.7 5.39 92 .318 .268 .334 .431 .262 .355 104 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0
2010 ANA MLB 1 0 2.0 8.46 -1 .289 .241 .328 .410 .272 .167 94 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2010 ARI MLB 2 0 2.7 9.12 -12 .356 .255 .329 .401 .281 .333 98 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2011 RNO AAA 29 1 37.3 7.62 92 .305 .295 .365 .460 .270 .369 127 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2011 EST Wnt 5 5 17.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 GIG Wnt 6 0 4.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 EST Wnt 1 1 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .750 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
2009 ANA MLB 0 1 0 18 0 30.7 47 9 10 4 53% .355 13.8 2.6 1.2 2.9 1.83 5.58 0.5 0.0
2010 ANA MLB 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 1 2 1 0 83% .167 4.5 9.0 0.0 4.5 1.50 4.50 -0.8 -0.1
2010 ARI MLB 0 0 0 2 0 2.7 4 1 2 1 50% .333 13.5 3.4 3.4 6.8 1.88 6.75 -1.2 -0.1
2011 RNO AAA 0 3 4 29 1 37.3 60 21 18 8 45% .369 14.5 5.1 1.9 4.3 2.17 9.88 -0.1 -0.0
2011 EST Wnt 0 2 0 5 5 17.7 17 6 11 1 0% .286 8.7 3.1 0.5 5.6 1.30 4.58 0.0 0.0
2011 GIG Wnt 0 0 0 6 0 4.3 6 2 3 1 0% .312 12.5 4.2 2.1 6.2 1.85 6.23 0.0 0.0
2012 EST Wnt 0 0 0 1 1 0.3 3 1 0 0 0% .750 81.0 27.0 0.0 0.0 12.00 81.00 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
2009 453 0.5519 0.4668 0.8720 0.6920 0.1872 0.9017 0.7368 0.1232
2010 96 0.4688 0.4479 0.7907 0.6000 0.3137 0.8148 0.7500 0.2093
Career5490.53740.46350.85780.67590.20930.88650.73910.1383

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-08-25 2009-08-29 DTD 4 4 Right Hand Contusion Batted Ball -
2008-08-02 2008-09-05 Minors 34 0 Left Shoulder Impingement - -
2007-08-22 2007-09-05 Minors 14 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2004-05-09 2004-08-26 Minors 109 0 Right Arm Tendonitis - -
2004-04-21 2004-07-21 Minors 91 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 110 d1 year (2011)

Details
  • 2011. DFA by Arizona 1/24/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/10. Acquired by Arizona in trade from LA Angels 7/25/10 (Dan Haren deal).
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased by Angels 10/20/08. e-signed by Angels 11/10/08.
  • Signed 2001 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.78M signing bonus

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
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

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
3.84.24.1out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball12.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Justin Lehr 2007 0.00 DNP
2 86 Levale Speigner 2010 0.00 DNP
3 86 Ron Flores 2009 0.00 DNP
4 86 Freddy Dolsi 2012 0.00 DNP
5 85 Kelvin Jimenez 2010 0.00 DNP
6 85 Steven Jackson 2011 0.00 DNP
7 84 Victor Marte 2010 9.76
8 84 Willie Eyre 2008 0.00 DNP
9 83 Bobby Korecky 2009 13.50
10 83 Bobby Seay 2007 2.33
11 83 Luis Perdomo 2013 0.00 DNP
12 83 Matt Wilhite 2011 0.00 DNP
13 83 Edwin Moreno 2010 0.00 DNP
14 82 Carlos Muniz 2010 0.00 DNP
15 82 Brian Wolfe 2010 0.00 DNP
16 82 Justin Hampson 2009 0.00 DNP
17 82 Brian Bass 2011 0.00 DNP
18 82 Josh Rupe 2012 0.00 DNP
19 82 Jon Huber 2011 0.00 DNP
20 81 Merkin Valdez 2011 6.23
21 81 T.J. Beam 2010 0.00 DNP
22 81 Rosman Garcia 2008 0.00 DNP
23 81 Andrew Russell 2013 0.00 DNP
24 81 Dwayne Pollok 2010 0.00 DNP
25 81 Jon Switzer 2009 8.10
26 81 A.J. Murray 2011 0.00 DNP
27 80 Federico Baez 2011 0.00 DNP
28 80 Jean Machi 2011 0.00 DNP
29 80 Justin James 2011 0.00 DNP
30 80 Frank Herrmann 2013 0.00 DNP
31 80 Juan Cedeno 2013 0.00 DNP
32 80 Blaine Neal 2007 0.00 DNP
33 80 Shane Youman 2009 0.00 DNP
34 80 Clay Zavada 2013 0.00 DNP
35 80 Matt Peterson 2011 0.00 DNP
36 80 Mike Hinckley 2012 0.00 DNP
37 80 Carmen Cali 2008 0.00 DNP
38 80 Chris Smith 2010 5.40
39 80 Jason Anderson 2008 0.00 DNP
40 80 Tim Corcoran 2007 6.75
41 79 Roman Colon 2009 4.83
42 79 Geno Espineli 2012 0.00 DNP
43 79 Fu-Te Ni 2012 0.00 DNP
44 79 Brian Gordon 2008 2.25
45 79 Jeff Gray 2011 4.28
46 79 John Ennis 2009 0.00 DNP
47 79 Matt Ginter 2007 0.00 DNP
48 79 Juan Sandoval 2010 0.00 DNP
49 79 Carlos Fisher 2012 0.00 DNP
50 79 Dusty Bergman 2007 0.00 DNP
51 79 Timothy McNab 2009 0.00 DNP
52 79 Ruddy Lugo 2009 0.00 DNP
53 79 Dale Thayer 2010 27.00
54 79 Edgar Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
55 79 Jose Capellan 2010 0.00 DNP
56 78 Chris Leroux 2013 6.75
57 78 Marcus McBeth 2010 0.00 DNP
58 78 Jaime Cerda 2008 0.00 DNP
59 78 Brian Tallet 2007 3.75
60 78 Ryan Meaux 2008 0.00 DNP
61 78 Matt Daley 2011 10.50
62 78 Matt Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
63 78 Sean Henn 2010 0.00 DNP
64 78 Brad Salmon 2009 0.00 DNP
65 78 Mike Ekstrom 2013 0.00 DNP
66 78 Adam Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
67 78 Rafael Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
68 78 Travis Minix 2007 0.00 DNP
69 77 Bob Keppel 2011 0.00 DNP
70 77 Jarrett Grube 2011 0.00 DNP
71 77 Mike Burns 2008 0.00 DNP
72 77 Jailen Peguero 2010 0.00 DNP
73 77 Greg Burke 2012 0.00 DNP
74 77 Travis Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
75 77 Tim Dillard 2013 0.00 DNP
76 77 Brian Stokes 2009 4.22
77 77 Dan Meyer 2011 0.00 DNP
78 77 Tim Lahey 2011 0.00 DNP
79 77 Billy Traber 2009 14.73
80 77 Ben Howard 2008 0.00 DNP
81 76 Steve Schmoll 2009 0.00 DNP
82 76 Jeff Stevens 2013 0.00 DNP
83 76 Tim Lavigne 2008 0.00 DNP
84 76 Jim Hoey 2012 0.00 DNP
85 76 Joshua Miller 2008 0.00 DNP
86 76 Francisco Felix 2013 0.00 DNP
87 76 Jim Henderson 2012 3.52
88 76 Kris Harvey 2013 0.00 DNP
89 76 Clay Rapada 2010 4.00
90 76 Frank Brooks 2008 0.00 DNP
91 76 Steve Bray 2010 0.00 DNP
92 76 Jonah Bayliss 2010 0.00 DNP
93 76 Mike Meyers 2007 0.00 DNP
94 76 Josh Roenicke 2012 4.06
95 76 Josh Hancock 2007 4.26
96 76 Doug Slaten 2009 7.11
97 76 Bob McCrory 2011 0.00 DNP
98 76 Leo Rosales 2010 6.61
99 76 Eude Brito 2008 0.00 DNP
100 76 Zack Segovia 2012 0.00 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Once the owner of a lively fastball, Rafael Rodriguez traded his heat for a sinker/slider combination that hasn't worked out so far. After coming over in the Dan Haren deal, he has his work cut out for him if he wants to compete for a bullpen spot.
2010 Signed to the biggest bonus paid by the Angels to a Dominican prospect, Rodriguez took seven seasons honing his control. Once a heat-thrower, he's evolved into a sinker/slider groundballer who pounds the lower strike zone. When he's not getting pounded himself, that is—something that happened all too often during five separate stints with the big club in 2009. Opponents batted .356/.396/.538 against Rodriguez, lashing line drives on 25 percent of the balls they put into play, and they put a lot of them in play. Unless he rediscovers some way to get batters to miss the ball once in awhile, Rodriguez is doomed to the margins.
2009 Upon a time, Rafael Rodriguez was a live-armed Dominican teen and recipient of the biggest bonus paid by the Angels to anyone from the island; more than seven years later, he's still throwing hard, and well enough to have finally been added to the 40-man.
2007 Dominican project pitcher Rafael Rodriguez throws in the low-90s and is something of an organizational favorite, but despite entering his sixth season with the organization, he`s still a long way off and struggling to find a repeatable delivery.

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 15Jeff Moore2014-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: What it Means to Have the Best Farm System in Baseball, Part TwoSam Miller2014-01-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, AL WestKevin Goldstein2007-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: AL West RoundupKevin Goldstein2006-05-09


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Rafael Rodriguez threw 575 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Sinker (91mph) and Slider (86mph).