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Elvin Rodriguez

Elvin Rodriguez

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 160 | Age: 21
San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 11 9 3.77 24 23 0 133.2 112 1.17
Career Minors 28 27 3.31 85 80 2 424.2 375 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 24 11-9 3.77 133.2 112 1.17
Career Minors 85 28-27 3.31 424.2 375 1.15

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2015 DSL Angels DSL ROK 0 6 4.59 12 11 0 51.0 48 29 26 4 19 36 1.31
2016 2 Teams Minors 4 2 1.53 14 11 2 58.2 32 11 10 3 14 57 0.78
2016 DSL Angels DSL ROK 2 0 1.50 7 6 0 30.0 14 5 5 2 8 34 0.73
2016 AZL Angels AZL ROK 2 2 1.57 7 5 2 28.2 18 6 5 1 6 23 0.84
2017 2 Teams Minors 5 3 2.91 14 14 0 68.0 65 27 22 7 14 61 1.16
2017 Orem Owlz PIO ROK 5 1 2.50 11 11 0 54.0 45 18 15 5 11 49 1.04
2017 Burlington Bees MID A(Full) 0 2 4.50 3 3 0 14.0 20 9 7 2 3 12 1.64
2018 West Michigan Whitecaps MID A(Full) 8 7 3.34 21 21 0 113.1 108 49 42 9 32 109 1.24
2019 Lakeland Flying Tigers FSL A(Adv) 11 9 3.77 24 23 0 133.2 113 60 56 12 44 112 1.17

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 55 | Overall: 45

After a so-so debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2015, Rodriguez started back there again the following summer, pitched his way to the United States and continued to throw well in the Rookie-level Arizona League. He advanced to full-season ball the following year, after a stop in the Pioneer League, before heading to the Tigers as the player to be named in the Justin Upton trade. Rodriguez has blossomed in Detroit's system, showing a blend of pitchability and durability while climbing at a level-per-year pace.

A tall and wiry right-hander, Rodriguez's stuff has slowly ticked up with his physical development. He'll top out at 93-94 mph but typically sits more in the 89-92 range with his fastball, throwing it with late life and commanding it well to both sides of the plate, and there could be more velocity in the tank as he continues to add strength. He shows a good feel for spinning a curveball that has both depth and bite and also has a changeup, though nothing he throws projects as a true plus pitch.

Rodriguez has a smooth and effortless delivery that he repeats well, and it allows him to flood the zone with strikes. He understands how to sequence his three-pitch mix to keep hitters off balance, and while he may never miss a ton of bats, Rodriguez does generate a good amount of weak contact. That Rodriguez lacks a plus offering limits his ceiling, but there's a clear path for him to become a backend starter.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/21/2019 Lakeland Flying Tigers activated RHP Elvin Rodriguez from the 7-day injured list.
06/12/2019 Lakeland Flying Tigers placed RHP Elvin Rodriguez on the 7-day injured list.
05/08/2019 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers from Tigers Extended Spring Training.
05/06/2019 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to Tigers Extended Spring Training from Lakeland Flying Tigers.
03/28/2019 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to Lakeland Flying Tigers from West Michigan Whitecaps.
02/25/2019 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to Detroit Tigers.
02/25/2018 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to Detroit Tigers.
09/15/2017 Los Angeles Angels traded RHP Elvin Rodriguez to Detroit Tigers.
09/15/2017 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to West Michigan Whitecaps.
08/19/2017 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to Burlington Bees from Orem Owlz.
06/18/2017 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to Orem Owlz from AZL Angels.
07/20/2016 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to AZL Angels from DSL Angels.
06/03/2016 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to DSL Angels from AZL Angels.
06/01/2016 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to AZL Angels from DSL Angels.
05/29/2015 RHP Elvin Rodriguez assigned to DSL Angels.
07/04/2014 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent RHP Elvin Rodriguez to a minor league contract.