Julio Rodríguez Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/29/2000 (22)
Julio Rodríguez Season Stats
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Julio Rodríguez News
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez was named the 2022 Jackie Robinson American League Rookie of the Year on Monday. Rodriguez won the award over Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman and Guardians outfielder Steven Kwan. The 21-year-old J-Rod led all rookies in 2022 in home runs (28), wins above replacement (6.0), OPS (.854), wRC+ (146) and total bases (260). He led AL rookies in slugging percentage at .509 and ranked second among all rookies in RBI (75), runs scored (84) and stolen bases (25). Rodriguez finished third in hits with 145. He joined Mike Trout as the only players in AL/NL history with at least 25 homers, 25 steals and an .800 OPS in their rookie season. He's the fifth player in M's history to win the award and the eighth Dominican-born player to claim the honor.
Seattle Mariners rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez is starting in center field and is hitting leadoff in his first career postseason game on Friday in Game 1 of the American League Wild-Card Series against the Toronto Blue Jays and right-hander Alek Manoah. Rodriguez is a big reason why Seattle is back in the postseason in 2022, as the 21-year-old All-Star hit .284/.345/.509 with an .853 OPS, 28 home runs, 75 RBI, 84 runs scored and 25 stolen bases in his 511 at-bats. He enters his first postseason action on a modest four-game hitting streak in which he's gone 6-for-12 (.500) with a homer, two RBI and four runs scored.
Seattle Mariners rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez put a cap on an impressive first MLB season on Wednesday by going 1-for-2 with his 28th home run and a run scored in the 5-4 win over the visiting Detroit Tigers. Rodriguez led off the game with a solo home run and will get to play in the postseason in his first major-league season with the Mariners set to take on the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend in the American League Wild-Card Series. Going into the postseason, the 21-year-old is riding a five-game hitting streak in which he's gone 8-for-16 with a homer, two RBI and four runs scored. In his first MLB regular season, J-Rod hit .284/.345/.509 with an .853 OPS, 28 home runs, 75 RBI, 84 runs scored and 25 stolen bases in 511 at-bats.
J-Rod walked away with the Rookie of the Year Award easily after posting a sweet .282/.343/.505 slash line while adding 28 homers and 25 steals. Now we have an uber-talented player at the age of 22 with an improving lineup behind him, and he's already shown the ability to dominate Major League pitching. He swings the bat with incredible force (117.2 max exit velocity, 51% hard-hit rate) and limits the strikeout enough (26% K%) to post great numbers all across the board. The one thing to note is that his base stealing slowed down significantly after a hot start to the year in that category. He swiped nine bases in April, and then five more in each of May and June, but then just two per month the rest of the way out. There's some doubt that he'll be a 30-steals guy next year because of that, but there should be little doubt that this is a guy who hit a ton of homers, score a bunch of runs, and steal more than enough bases while maintaining a strong batting average. The risk is always slightly higher with a less proven hitter, but everything in the profile suggests that it is safe to draft Rodriguez in the early first round next year. The sky is the limit with this kid.