Future Watch: Julio Rodriguez Rookie Baseball Cards, Mariners

Future Watch: Julio Rodriguez Rookie Baseball Cards, MarinersFuture Watch: Julio Rodriguez Rookie Baseball Cards, MarinersJulio Rodriguez was signed by the Seattle Mariners as an International prospect in 2017. He was 6-1, 170 pounds at the time. Things have changed. He’s now 6-4, 225, and one of the top prospects in Major League Baseball.

In 2018, he got 219 at-bats in Rookie ball. He hit 13 doubles, nine triples, five homers, and 36 RBI while hitting .315. His .404 on-base percentage made him dangerous because he swiped 10 bags and never was caught.

In 2019, he started with the West Virginia Power in A-ball. In 263 at-bats he had 20 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 50 RBI with a .293 batting average. For the year, he had 12 home runs and 69 RBI.

He closed out 2019 with the Modesto Nuts in Advanced A-ball. In 328 at-bats he hit 26 doubles, four triples. His batting average was .326 and his on-base percentage was .390.

Collectors can find his rookie cards in 2019 Bowman Chrome.

According to his MLB.com Prospect Profile:

There might not be a prospect with more upside, albeit with risk, in the Mariners’ system than Rodriguez. He has the chance to be an impact run-producing bat, one who hits for average and power. He has an advanced approach at the plate, especially given his age, and has displayed excellent raw power from the get-go. Rodriguez has changed tremendously physically — in a good way — since he signed and is now a physical beast, one the organization thinks might have 70 raw power. While he might lose a step as he continues to mature, he’s athletic enough for a corner outfield spot with an arm suitable for right. ETA 2022.

This outfield prospect had an amazing year. He could be the “next big thing” and that star player that the Mariners desperately need to sell tickets and help make them a contender once again.

Future Watch: Julio Rodriguez Rookie Baseball Cards, Mariners – Stats

Register Batting
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2018 17 -0.8 Mariners DOSL FRk SEA 59 255 219 50 69 13 9 5 36 10 0 30 40 .315 .404 .525 .929 115 3 4 0 2 1
2019 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ SEA 84 367 328 63 107 26 4 12 69 1 3 25 76 .326 .390 .540 .929 177 10 11 0 3 1
2019 18 -4.4 Modesto CALL A+ SEA 17 72 65 13 30 6 3 2 19 0 0 5 10 .462 .514 .738 1.252 48 1 2 0 0 0
2019 18 -3.5 West Virginia SALL A SEA 67 295 263 50 77 20 1 10 50 1 3 20 66 .293 .359 .490 .850 129 9 9 0 3 1
2019 18 -4.1 Peoria AZFL Fal 15 63 52 7 15 4 0 0 10 4 1 8 10 .288 .397 .365 .762 19 1 2 0 1 0
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 143 622 547 113 176 39 13 17 105 11 3 55 116 .322 .395 .534 .929 292 13 15 0 5 2
All Levels (2 Seasons) 158 685 599 120 191 43 13 17 115 15 4 63 126 .319 .396 .519 .915 311 14 17 0 6 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/12/2019.

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