Ronny Rodriguez
Ronny Rodriguez
27-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Rodriguez reached the majors for the first time last season as a 26-year-old and played quite a bit with the Tigers not competitive and mostly in evaluation mode. He didn't do much with his opportunities at the big-league level but did hit an impressive .338/.365/.558 in 63 games for Triple-A Toledo last season. Rodriguez was never particularly well-regarded as a prospect and has a career minor-league walk rate of just 4.1%. Jose Iglesias became a free agent, but the team brought in Jordy Mercer to take the reins at shortstop. Rodriguez appears to be best suited for a utility role anyway, though he may not even be good enough for that as his glove graded out as a fairly significant negative at every infield position except second base, according to both UZR and DRS. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Tigers in December of 2017.
Heads to bench
SSDetroit Tigers
May 25, 2019
Rodriguez is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets.
ANALYSIS
Rodriguez's last game on the bench came exactly one month prior to Saturday's contest. He's been a pleasant surprise for the Tigers this season, posting an .826 OPS in 30 games. Niko Goodrum starts at shortstop Saturday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
18
1
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+21%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .792 78 6 3 17 0 .280 .286 .507
Since 2017vs Right .638 250 27 8 22 4 .214 .258 .380
2019vs Left .952 21 2 1 8 0 .286 .286 .667
2019vs Right .788 101 14 5 11 2 .239 .277 .511
2018vs Left .730 57 4 2 9 0 .278 .286 .444
2018vs Right .537 149 13 3 11 2 .197 .245 .292
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+30%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+68%
OPS at Home
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .762 166 16 5 23 1 .280 .291 .471
Since 2017Away .584 162 17 6 16 3 .177 .238 .347
2019Home .787 68 6 2 13 1 .270 .279 .508
2019Away .858 54 10 4 6 1 .220 .278 .580
2018Home .746 98 10 3 10 0 .287 .299 .447
2018Away .444 108 7 2 10 2 .155 .217 .227
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Ronny Rodriguez compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 100 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.15
 
BB Rate
4.8%
 
K Rate
31.0%
 
BABIP
.293
 
ISO
.282
 
AVG
.239
 
OBP
.270
 
SLG
.521
 
OPS
.791
 
wOBA
.344
 
Exit Velocity
90.5 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
46.8%
 
Barrels/PA
7.6%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ronny Rodriguez
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5 days ago
Kevin Payne looks over Wednesday's slate and think Gerrit Cole could be headed for another big performance at home against the White Sox.
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15 days ago
Erik Siegrist digs into the waiver options in the American League and thinks jefry Rodriguez will help stabilize an injury-plagued Cleveland rotation.
FanDuel MLB: Saturday Breakdown
16 days ago
While he admits Max Scherzer’s matchup with the Dodgers isn’t ideal, Chris Bennett notes that Scherzer has earned 40 FanDuel points in four out of his last five starts.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Breakdown
20 days ago
Chris Bennett looks over Monday's deep evening slate and thinks Tommy Pham and the Rays present intriguing stacking possibilities against Diamondbacks rookie Taylor Clarke in his big-league debut.
FanDuel MLB: Friday Breakdown
24 days ago
Adam Zdroik sets up Friday's FanDuel offering, keying on a Phillies stack against Jeremy Hellickson and the Nationals.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2015
2014
In four professional seasons, Rodriguez has never posted an OBP higher than .300, which was his mark at High-A in 2012. He repeated Double-A last season, and his offensive numbers were down across the board compared to his 2013 campaign, so his prospect stock is in significant decline. A former shortstop prospect, Rodriguez played 45 games at second base, 40 games at third base, and 23 games at first base in 2014, and considering his plus arm and the makeup of the big league roster, third base would seem like the best fit. However, he has just 10 home runs in 234 games at Double-A over the past two seasons, which won't be enough for him to profile as a big league third baseman. That makes it difficult to envision a path to the major leagues for Rodriguez without significant offensive improvement in 2015.
Rodriguez saw his home-run output drop in his Double-A debut which isn't surprising given his inability to control the strike zone (16:76 BB:K in 498 plate appearances). He'll need to do a much better job of that as he moves up the ladder, otherwise he will get carved up by more advanced competition. His main fantasy tool is the potential to provide plus-power for a middle infielder, making it imperative that he begins to develop a more refined approach and improved plate discipline. The middle infield is very crowded in Cleveland, which should offer Rodriguez plenty of extra development time and a return to Akron to begin the season if the Indians choose to go that route.
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Stays hot at plate
SSDetroit Tigers
May 14, 2019
Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and three total RBI in Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the Astros.
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Collects two more hits
SSDetroit Tigers
May 13, 2019
Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a walk in Monday's 8-1 loss to the Astros.
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Homers twice in win
SSDetroit Tigers
May 11, 2019
Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a pair of solo homers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.
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Sees action at first base
SSDetroit Tigers
May 9, 2019
Rodriguez will start at first base and bat fifth Thursday against the Angels, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Drives in four
SSDetroit Tigers
May 8, 2019
Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and four RBI in Wednesday's 10-3 win over the Angels.
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