Grayson Rodriguez Baltimore Orioles

Age: 20 (November 16, 1999) | 6' 5" | 220lbs. | Throws: Right
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BAL A 2019 10 4 0 0 20 20 94.0 57 4 36 129 2.68 0.99 0.86 3.4 12.4 .280 n/a
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I would put Hall ahead of Rodriguez, but that's just personal preference.  The sad thing is that the O's have their top 8 prospects as High Risk, Very High Risk, or Extreme Risk.  They all could be busts according to BA.  That's not favorable.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 9

A new guy to pay attention to -- on the Orioles, no less!

Baseball America ranks him right behind Rutschman.

2. Grayson Rodriguez | RHP
Grayson Rodriguez
Born: Nov 16, 1999 
Bats: L Throws: R 
Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 220 
Drafted: HS--Nacogdoches, Texas, 2018 (1st round). 
Signed By: Thom Dreier.

BA Grade: 60. Risk: High
Tool Grades: Fastball: 70. Curveball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 55. Control: 60.

Track Record: A pop-up prospect who signed for $4.3 million after remaking his body and delivery before his senior spring, Rodriguez became the latest Orioles pitching prospect to dominate his full-season debut at low Class A Delmarva. Just nine minor league pitchers with at least 90 innings struck out more batters per nine innings than Rodriguez’s 12.4, and people took notice. Rodriguez was a South Atlantic League all-star, pitched in the Futures Game and shared Orioles minor league pitcher of the year honors.

Scouting Report: The specialized training of his high school days allowed Rodriguez to grow significantly in 2019. His fastball sat 93-96 mph and got up to 98 late in the season. It projects as a potential plus-plus pitch with downhill plane and armside life. His curveball and slider alternate as his better breaking pitch depending on the day, but at their best his mid-70s curveball flashes plus and his low-to-mid-80s slider shows above-average. His changeup made great progress throughout the year and began flashing plus, giving him four pitches that miss bats to go with plus command.

The Future: Rodriguez’s first full season made him the clear top pitching prospect in the organization and one of the best in baseball. He will begin 2019 at high Class A Frederick.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 8