Richard Rodríguez
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 33
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 4 5 3.72 72 0 1 65.1 63 1.35
2020 3 2 2.70 24 0 4 23.1 34 0.86
2021 5 4 2.94 64 0 14 64.1 42 0.93
5 Seasons 16 14 3.28 228 0 19 228 230 1.13
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 72 4-5 3.72 65.1 63 1.35
2020 24 3-2 2.70 23.1 34 0.86
2021 64 5-4 2.94 64.1 42 0.93
5 Seasons 228 16-14 3.28 228 230 1.13
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 27 120 24 4 16.7 12.9 93.6 117.2 10.2 33.3 .354 .848 .604 .515 .556 50.0 9.7 9.7 14.29 14.98
2018 28 1133 167 8 4.8 2.9 88.3 110.1 17.5 28.1 .194 .311 .262 .253 .332 33.7 31.5 6.8 2.47 2.66
2019 29 1162 196 15 7.7 5.3 89.9 110.5 16.7 25.5 .235 .413 .315 .304 .359 39.2 22.1 8.1 3.72 4.06
2020 30 392 51 4 7.8 4.3 91.8 112.0 16.6 23.5 .214 .361 .237 .276 .403 51.0 36.6 5.4 2.70 3.18
2021 31 944 197 18 9.1 7.2 91.5 111.0 22.9 31.5 .246 .473 .264 .319 .366 44.2 16.7 4.0 2.94 4.32
Player 3751 635 49 7.7 5.2 90.3 117.2 18.6 28.2 .228 .408 .287 .297 .365 40.7 24.5 6.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Rodriguez relies on 2 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(86.1%) ,
Slider
(13.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 45.8 29.2 20.8 4.2 41.7 54.2 4.2 0.0 37.5 16.7 16.7 12.5 16.7 12.9
2018 40.1 31.1 20.4 8.4 28.1 41.3 30.5 5.4 24.0 33.5 22.2 8.4 4.8 2.9
2019 43.9 26.5 16.3 13.8 39.8 30.1 30.1 1.0 30.6 31.1 23.5 5.1 7.7 5.3
2020 39.2 23.5 27.5 9.8 31.4 43.1 25.5 2.0 25.5 25.5 29.4 7.8 7.8 4.3
2021 31.0 41.1 18.8 9.1 31.0 39.1 29.9 1.0 21.8 37.1 21.8 9.1 9.1 7.2
Player 38.6 32.1 19.2 10.2 33.4 37.8 28.8 2.2 26.0 32.6 22.8 7.7 7.7 5.2
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 4-Seamer ATL R 813 93.1 16.6 -1.5 -10 13.4 6.4 91
2021 Slider ATL R 131 81.3 47.1 6.2 15 7.3 0.4 5
2020 Slider PIT R 108 81.3 46.6 5.2 13 6.9 0.1 2
2020 Sinker PIT R 2 93.5 14.6 -6.3 -30 18.3 3.7 26
2020 4-Seamer PIT R 281 92.9 15.9 -0.5 -3 13.1 5.9 82
2019 Changeup PIT R 5 86.9 21.6 -6.7 -24 12.7 -0.9 -7
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 942 93.2 16.4 -0.7 -5 13.7 6.4 88
2019 Sinker PIT R 38 92.7 21.5 -0.3 -2 16.7 2.3 16
2019 Slider PIT R 165 81.6 45.9 5.6 14 5.2 -1.0 -16
2018 Slider PIT R 280 80.9 46.0 4.4 11 3.6 -2.6 -41
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 849 92.9 16.8 -0.9 -6 12.1 4.8 67
2018 Changeup PIT R 1 85.6 22.1 -8.0 -27 8.7 -4.9 -36
2017 4-Seamer BAL R 79 93.6 14.9 -0.6 -4 14.0 6.0 74
2017 Slider BAL R 41 80.8 46.9 6.4 16 2.7 -3.9 -59
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seamer 1.6 13 813 86.1 222 .221 .399 .281 17.9 14.9 12.9 .255 .501 .333 45.0
2021 Slider 0.9 1 131 13.9 28 .115 .154 .159 40.4 32.1 19.6 .168 .238 .212 35.3
2020 4-Seamer 1.6 4 281 71.7 70 .206 .365 .283 27.1 30.0 22.1 .225 .392 .294 51.2
2020 Slider 1.9 2 108 27.6 22 .050 .050 .105 63.6 59.1 35.1 .152 .234 .213 42.9
2020 Sinker -17.2 0 2 0.5 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .793 .992 .773 100.0
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 7 942 81.1 232 .261 .441 .349 21.4 19.8 15.7 .256 .450 .330 39.2
2019 Slider -2.8 -5 165 14.2 39 .194 .444 .323 40.0 35.9 19.7 .126 .246 .198 36.4
2019 Sinker -0.7 0 38 3.3 8 .375 .375 .338 26.3 25.0 33.3 .204 .232 .188 50.0
2019 Changeup -3.9 0 5 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer 2.7 23 849 74.9 211 .203 .260 .245 28.1 29.4 22.3 .199 .326 .263 32.6
2018 Slider -2.1 -6 280 24.7 64 .267 .483 .342 40.4 40.6 23.2 .175 .265 .221 38.2
2018 Changeup 2.5 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -7.3 -6 79 65.8 25 .455 .955 .604 12.8 12.0 14.3 .359 .793 .504 52.6
2017 Slider -2.4 -1 41 34.2 5 .400 1.200 .650 36.4 0.0 0.0 .331 1.088 .569 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 4-Seam Fastball 813 93.1 97 20.1 1:30 1:30 0
2021 Slider 131 81.3 47 11.3 7:15 7:30 -15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 253 92.9 97 20.4 1:30 1:30 0
2020 Slider 107 81.3 42 10.4 7:00 7:30 -30
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 30 120 -6 0 -1 -1 -7
2018 275 1,130 6 19 -4 -6 17
2019 279 1,150 0 11 -6 -4 2
2020 93 391 4 4 -1 -1 6
2021 250 944 5 17 -5 -2 14
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 120 51.7 66.1 90.2 15.5 44.4 43.3 50.0 41.7 18.0 9.2 90.9
2018 1,133 52.2 67.5 75.4 30.6 52.7 42.7 70.4 49.8 30.7 7.4 78.6
2019 1,162 50.3 68.3 83.3 29.0 56.6 41.6 65.8 48.9 23.6 7.4 71.8
2020 392 48.8 59.7 73.7 32.0 45.3 39.9 63.4 45.4 36.0 7.7 66.7
2021 944 54.8 74.3 84.9 26.9 60.0 41.5 70.0 52.9 20.2 8.5 85.0
Player 3,751 51.9 68.7 80.8 28.9 54.5 41.8 67.6 49.6 25.9 7.8 77.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2017 61 91 65
2018 96 93 90 84 95 83 79 50 65 92 74 82 80 48 86 82
2019 62 58 50 42 62 53 34 17 26 45 50 37 48 48 95 77
2020 80 75 67 59 87 65 40 3 1 96 87 92 85 43 96 88
2021 39 40 12 5 83 47 28 3 12 8 98 10 38 42 92 88
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.5 4 3.9 0 2 3 2 50.0
2018 23.5 5 3.8 1 4 3 1 20.0
2019 22.9 14 11.1 3 6 8 5 35.7
2020 22.7 3 3.1 0 1 1 2 66.7
2021 24.9 8 8.6 -1 6 8 3 37.5
Player 23.4 34 30.5 4 19 23 13 38.2

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 3 3 3 5 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 5 3 4 7 4 3 3 4 5 4 5 3
2018 5 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 6 4 2 3 3 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 6 4 3 3 4 5 3 2
2019 14 13 8 13 10 10 12 13 10 7 9 11 17 10 12 11 10 9 11 11 11 12 15 13 11 10 10 12 16 9 6
2020 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2
2021 8 11 5 6 8 8 9 9 6 5 8 9 10 6 10 10 9 9 9 9 10 12 12 12 9 7 8 9 9 7 8
Player 34 36 24 29 30 29 33 32 25 21 28 34 37 24 31 31 29 27 32 31 32 36 42 38 30 26 28 33 38 27 21
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.6 92.9 -0.7 93.2 0.3 92.9 -0.3 93.1 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 85.6 0.0 86.9 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 80.8 80.9 0.1 81.6 0.7 81.3 -0.3 81.3 0.0
Exit Velocity 93.6 88.3 -5.3 89.9 1.6 91.8 1.9 91.5 -0.3
Launch Angle 10.2 17.5 7.3 16.7 -0.8 16.6 -0.1 22.9 6.3
Barrel % 16.7 4.8 -11.9 7.7 2.9 7.8 0.1 9.1 1.3
Hard Hit % 50.0 33.7 -16.3 39.2 5.5 51.0 11.8 44.2 -6.8
Sweet Spot % 33.3 28.1 -5.2 25.5 -2.6 23.5 -2.0 31.5 8.0
xBA .354 .194 -0.160 .235 0.041 .214 -0.021 .246 0.032
BA .444 .217 -0.227 .252 0.035 .179 -0.073 .209 0.030
xwOBA .515 .253 -0.262 .304 0.051 .276 -0.028 .319 0.043
wOBA .604 .262 -0.342 .315 0.053 .237 -0.078 .264 0.027
xSLG .848 .311 -0.537 .413 0.102 .361 -0.052 .473 0.112
SLG 1.000 .312 -0.688 .434 0.122 .298 -0.136 .372 0.074
K% 9.7 31.5 21.8 22.1 -9.4 36.6 14.5 16.7 -19.9
BB% 9.7 6.8 -2.9 8.1 1.3 5.4 -2.7 4.0 -1.4
Swing % 41.7 49.8 8.1 48.9 -0.9 45.4 -3.5 52.9 7.5
Whiff% 18.0 30.7 12.7 23.6 -7.1 36.0 12.4 20.2 -15.8
In Zone % 51.7 52.2 0.5 50.3 -1.9 48.8 -1.5 54.8 6.0
Out of Zone % 48.3 47.8 -0.5 49.7 1.9 51.2 1.5 45.2 -6.0
Out of Zone Swing % 15.5 30.6 15.1 29.0 -1.6 32.0 3.0 26.9 -5.1
First Pitch Swing % 26.7 32.5 5.8 31.3 -1.2 21.5 -9.8 39.6 18.1
First Pitch Strike % 50.0 70.4 20.4 65.8 -4.6 63.4 -2.4 70.0 6.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2017 Shifts 30 .604 22 5 22.7 8 3 37.5
2018 Shifts 274 .264 147 12 8.2 127 24 18.9
2019 Shifts 282 .315 162 45 27.8 120 84 70.0
2020 Shifts 93 .237 44 18 40.9 49 32 65.3
2021 Shifts 242 .261 124 23 18.5 118 80 67.8
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo