Julio Rodrguez, who had already played for the Dominican national team, was one among baseball’s top prospects in 2021. With the start of the 2022 season, he made his major league debut.
Kelvin Dominguez, Eddy Toledo, and Tim Kissner, all of the Seattle Mariners, signed him.
In 59 games with the 2018 DSL Mariners, he hit .315/.404/.525 with 50 runs, nine triples, 30 walks, and ten stolen bases (never caught); he had six outfield assists to two errors.
He was tied for first in the Dominican Summer League in three-baggers, fifth in total bases (tied with Joerlin De Los Santos), seventh in slugging (tied with De Los Santos), and ninth in OPS (tied with Victor Heredia) (between Jeferson Morales and Axel Andueza).
Rodrguez hit .293/.359/.490 in 67 games for the 2019 West Virginia Power, with 20 doubles, 50 runs, and 50 RBI, and hit .462/.514/.738 for the Modesto Nuts, with 19 RBI and 13 runs in 17 games.
After a pitch from Jake Wong shattered his left hand, he was out for over two months. Despite missing a large amount of time, he was still the M’s third-highest RBI producer, trailing only Cal Raleigh and Jake Fraley.
Behind teammate Power outfielder Jarred Kelenic, he was ranked as Baseball America’s #2 prospect in the South Atlantic League.
How Old Is Julio Rodríguez?
Julio Rodríguez is 21 years old. He was born on December 29, 2000.