How Did The Mariners Get Julio Rodriguez?

Julio Yarnel Rodrgue is an outfielder for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball who is of Dominican descent.



Rodrguez began 2019 with the South Atlantic League’s Class A West Virginia Power. He was out for most of the season due to a fractured left hand.

In August, he was promoted to the California League’s Class A-Advanced Modesto Nuts, becoming one of only three 18-year-olds in all of minor league baseball to play High-A ball in 2019.



Julio Rodríguez
Julio Rodríguez

He slashed .326/.390/.540 with 63 runs, 26 doubles, 12 home runs, and 69 RBIs in 328 at bats in 84 games between the two teams, ranking 10th in the South Atlantic League with a .490 slugging percentage.

On September 2, he was selected California League Player of the Week and a MiLB Organization All Star.

He was the Mariners’ No. 2 prospect and the No. 25 prospect in baseball as of September.

Following the regular season, Rodriguez participated in the Arizona Fall League for the Peoria Javelinas, where he batted .288/.397/.365 in 52 at bats.

How Did The Mariners Get Julio Rodriguez?

The Mariners had Julio Rodriguez on an contract agreement. At the age of 16, Julio Rodriguez signed an international free agent contract with the Seattle Mariners in July 2017 for a $1.75 million bonus.