Julio Yamel Rodrguez is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners. In 2017, as an international free agent, Rodrguez joined the Mariners.
Rodriguez was born in the Dominican Republic’s Loma de Cabrera, which has a population of around 20,000 people.
Rodrguez signed as an international free agent with the Seattle Mariners in July 2017 at the age of 16 and received a $1.75 million signing bonus.
In 2018, he made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Mariners’ Rookie-level team, where he mostly played right field and batted.
In 219 at-bats over 59 games, he batted 315/.404/.525 for 50 runs, nine triples (tied for the league lead), five home runs, 36 RBIs, and ten stolen bases without being caught.
In both leagues, he was almost three years younger than the average player. He was selected as a Baseball America DSL All-Star and a DSL mid-season All-Star.
Rodrguez began the season with the South Atlantic League’s Class A West Virginia Power. Due to a fractured left hand, he missed part of the season.
In August, he was promoted to the California League’s Class A-Advanced Modesto Nuts, making him one of only three 18-year-olds to play High-A baseball in 2019.
Between the two clubs playing right field and center field, he slashed in 328 at bats in 84 games. With 63 runs, 26 doubles, 12 home runs, and 69 RBIs, he hit 326/.390/.540, good for 10th in the South Atlantic League.
Has Julio Rodriguez Played In The MLB?
Julio Rodriguez plays in the MLB. He plays for the Seattle Mariners.