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