Jose Rondon

Position: SS
Born: 3/3/1994
Height: 6'1
Weight: 160
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Via trade with the Angels that netted Rondon, 2B Taylor Lindsey, RHP R.J. Alvarez and RHP Elliot Morris for RHPs Huston Street and Trevor Gott on July 19, 2014 (SDP). Originally signed as an international free agent (Dominican Republic) on January 13, 2011 (LAA).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: .279 with five homers, 44 RBIs and 13 steals in 98 games at San Antonio (Double-A) along with 21 doubles.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from San Antonio July 29 along with P Leonel Campos to fill roster spots left open by the multi-player deal with the Miami Marlins earlier in the day.
MLB Debut Date: 7/29/2016

Debut Details
July 29, in a 6-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Pinch-hitting for starting pitcher Edwin Jackson in the bottom of the fifth inning, he went 0-for-1. Coming to bat against Reds starter Brandon Finnegan with no outs and Adam Rosales on first base, he grounded into a 6-4-3 double play on the second pitch.

Player Notes
Rondon finally appears healthy and whole after seeing his progress stalled midway through 2015 when, a month into his promotion to Double-A after the trade, he fractured his elbow on a head-first slide into second base. He’d been a Futures All-Star Game participant the previous summer as well as California League (High A) Rookie of the Year, and combined at three spots to bat .315 with one homer, 36 RBIs and 13 steals. In 2015, between Lake Elsinore (High A) and San Antonio, he was hitting .267 with three homers and 31 RBIs along with 18 steals when injured, yet his progress with his glove and bat actually resulted in his prospect status rising after 2015 rather than falling, injury notwithstanding.