Grayson Rodriguez

Born: 11/16/1999 (Age: 19)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot: High 3/4
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 220
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd. (#11 overall), 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (BAL)
Entry Point: High School
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 25th, 2019
Dates Seen: 2x -- July 2019
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Delmarva Shorebirds
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
XL frame w/ features of durable power arm. Broad shoulders, strong lower half; good athlete for size.
Mechanical Notes
SWU w/ moderate overall effort; plunged arm-circle, short stride w/ slight tilt to clear arm through H3/4 slot; recoil after release. Will need to iron out choppy operation, though strong enough in general to pitch through some mechanical imperfections.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 55 Mid-Rotation Starter Extreme
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 45 60 Ingredients here for plus FB as he matures into more command.
Ingredients here for plus FB as he matures into more command.
Fastball Velocity 60 60 94 92-97 Strong frame holds plus velo through starts, reaches back for 96-97 ahead in counts.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 50 55 Heavy ball w/ flashes of steep angle+bore when down. Flattens a bit above the zone.
Heavy ball w/ flashes of steep angle+bore when down. Flattens a bit above the zone.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 30 50 Command flashes in best sequences, but still youthful overall. Short stride keeps FB up in the zone, misses up when delivery falls out of sync. Can project up given age and athleticism.
Command flashes in best sequences, but still youthful overall. Short stride keeps FB up in the zone, misses up when delivery falls out of sync. Can project up given age and athleticism.
Curveball
Curveball 45 55 77 74-78 Spike CB flashes sharp bite and hard 12-to-6 finish. Best ones are real hammers; stays up occasionally when he doesn't finish; future above-avg pitch w/ more consistency.
Spike CB flashes sharp bite and hard 12-to-6 finish. Best ones are real hammers; stays up occasionally when he doesn't finish; future above-avg pitch w/ more consistency.
Slider
Slider 45 55 83 81-85 Has two breaking balls; true SL flashes sharp bite and long gloveside tilt at best; glides when he loses feel. Shows the making of above-avg pitch as he tightens it up.
Has two breaking balls; true SL flashes sharp bite and long gloveside tilt at best; glides when he loses feel. Shows the making of above-avg pitch as he tightens it up.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 50 82 80-83 Much improved CH is now effective part of his arsenal; best ones show corkscrew action and hard finish; still developing but projects as solid third speed.
Much improved CH is now effective part of his arsenal; best ones show corkscrew action and hard finish; still developing but projects as solid third speed.
Control
Control 40 50 Sprays the plate at times, though best sequences show FB and CB/SL for strikes. CH usually a chase pitch below the zone. Young enough to project on control and pitchability, has the arsenal depth+frame to start. Competitive, no-nonsense mound presence.
Sprays the plate at times, though best sequences show FB and CB/SL for strikes. CH usually a chase pitch below the zone. Young enough to project on control and pitchability, has the arsenal depth+frame to start. Competitive, no-nonsense mound presence.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Teenage RHP w/ impressive mix of size, stuff, and remaining projection. Ceiling of power #3 SP w/ numerous miss-bat weapons. Proximity and present mechanical effort add risk.