Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners

Age: 20 (December 29, 2000) | 6' 3" | 180lbs. | Bats: Right Minors: of-16 cf-13 rf-3 ph-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SEA A 2019 67 263 50 77 20 66 20 1 10 50 1 3 .293 .359 .490 7 22 .353 n/a
SEA A+ 2019 17 65 13 30 5 10 6 3 2 19 0 0 .462 .514 .738 7 14 .528 n/a
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Next season? I'm thinking September.

Rotowire:

Racks up five hits in doubleheader
August 20, 2021
Rodriguez went 5-for-8 with a homer for Double-A Arkansas in Thursday's doubleheader against Frisco.
ANALYSIS
Since returning from a strong showing at the Olympics, Rodriguez has gone 8-for-19 (.421) across five games. With a composite line of .323/.414/.565 across 47 total games in High-A and Double-A this year, the 20-year-old Dominican has cemented himself as one of the top prospects -- if not the single top prospect (now that Wander Franco is in the big leagues) -- in baseball, and as long as he stays healthy, he's a near lock to make his debut with the Mariners next season.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 20

Rotoworld:

08.07: Julio Rodríguez went 2-for-4 with a homer on Friday evening, leading the Dominican Republic to a bronze medal with a 10-6 victory over South Korea. (Rodríguez kicked off the Dominican Republic's 10-run, 14-hit offensive explosion
with a mammoth two-run homer in the opening frame. The 20-year-old
corner outfielder is one of the most exciting prospects in the game and
made a huge impact in the Tokyo Olympics.)

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 7

Rotoworld:

06.28: The Mariners have promoted prospect outfielder Julio Rodriguez to Double-A Arkansas. (Here we go. Rodriguez, 20, earned the promotion after slashing
.325/.410/.581 with six home runs and five stolen bases over 28 games
with High-A Everett. He also helped the Dominican Republic team during
the recent Olympic qualifiers. He's a consensus Top-5 prospect in the
game and could continue to push his way up the ladder in the months to
come.)

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 28

Will Juilo's path to the Show be sped up or slowed down by the Olympics this summer?

I have a vested interest in it being as sped up as possible, so I checked it out at Baseball America.

The Super Round of the Americas Qualifier begins Friday with Team USA taking on Canada and Venezuela facing the Dominican Republic in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Super Round is the final round of the qualifier and will determine which team goes to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The team with the best overall record at the end of the Super Round will be declared the winner and receive a berth to the Summer Games. The second-place and third-place finishers will advance to the Final Qualifier in Mexico on June 22-26, where they will have one last chance to qualify for the Olympics.

WHO IS STILL ALIVE?

Team USA, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela are the four teams in the Super Round and still in contention for the Olympics. Each team will play two more games—one each on Friday and Saturday. Team USA, which won Pool A, and will face Pool B runner-up Canada on Friday and Pool B winner Venezuela on Saturday. The Dominican Republic, the Pool A runner-up, will face Venezuela on Friday and Canada on Saturday.

WHO ARE THE PLAYERS TO WATCH?

Team USA features longtime former major leaguers Matt Kemp, Todd Frazier and David Robertson, among others, on its roster, but it’s mostly the prospects who have carried the team to this point. Including stats from Thursday’s canceled game, OF Luke Williams (Phillies) is batting .500 and has reached base eight times in 14 plate appearances out of the leadoff spot; 1B Triston Casas (Red Sox) is 5-for-9 with four runs scored; SS Nick Allen (Athletics) has played stellar defense throughout the event and hit a grand slam Thursday; C Mark Kolozsvary (Reds) has a pair of homers; and LHP Matthew Liberatore (Cardinals), RHP Joe Ryan (Rays) and RHP Simeon Woods Richardson (Blue Jays) have all delivered strong starts for Team USA.

Venezuela is led by former Angels catcher Carlos Perez, who has been one of the tournament's hottest hitters and is 7-for-11 with a double, two home runs and six RBIs in three games. RHP Anibal Sanchez, the former Tigers and Nationals starter, got hit hard in Venezuela's opener but is lined up to face Team USA on full rest Saturday. Dominican Republic OF Julio Rodriguez, the No. 3 prospect on the BA Top 100, homered twice in the D.R.’s most recent win over Nicaragua and is 6-for-14 in the tournament. Longtime former big leaguers Jose Bautista, Melky Cabrera and Juan Francisco are also in the Dominican lineup, with Francisco leading the qualifier with three home runs. LHP Andrew Albers and two relievers threw a combined no-hitter in Canada’s opener. The Canadian pitching staff includes Albers, RHP John Axford and RHP Scott Mathieson among other former major leaguers.

Conclusion? I'm rooting for Venezuela today, Canada tomorrow.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 4

Julio Rodriguez, Dominican Republic (Mariners)—Rodriguez helped propel the Dominican Republic into the Super Round of the Americas Qualifier, hitting two home runs and finishing the day 3-for-5 in a win over Nicaragua. The No. 3 prospect in baseball crushed a two-run home run in the first inning and added a solo shot in the seventh inning.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 3

I guess I should have taken him instead of Torkelson, who's bat was supposed to be so advanced, he might have been able to jump right from college to the majors. Instead he's striking out in half of his AB in A+.  Maybe it's the rust of a year off.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 22

Adam Jude in the Seattle Times (my local newspaper this month):

EVERETT - He has only just arrived in High-A ball, and it already appears he has outstayed his welcome.

Actually, outgrown might be a better description in this case.

... the youngest player on the AquaSox roster in already hitting home runs out of Everett's Funko Field, over the 30-foot netting above the fence in right-center field, into the parking lot and beyond...   

In the just-completed six-game home stand, he hit .423 with five homers.

Can he jump three levels in a single year?

"I don't think too far ahead. I know I'll have a chance to play in the big leagues if I stay in the moment and focus on right now."

Alex Patton Alex
May 21

Two singles and a stolen base yesterday. Progress!

Alex Patton Alex
May 7

In his first two games in something called the A+ W League, he's gone 1-for-9 with four strikeouts. 

Alex Patton Alex
May 6

Julio Rodriguez and Jarred Kelenic, OFs, Mariners. The future of the Mariners lineup gave a nice sneak peek on Sunday as both homered. It was the second home run of the spring for each of the Mariners’ top two prospects.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 22