In fifteen games with the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League, he hit.288/.397/.365 with ten RBI. He was ranked as the #8 prospect in baseball by Baseball America in 2020, #10 by Baseball Prospectus, and #18 by Major League Baseball.
Clearly, the consensus was that he was a top potential. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled the minor league season for 2020.
The adolescent did get to play winter ball for the Leones del Escogido in 2020-2021, but he seemed overmatched for the first time, hitting .196/.297/.250 while splitting right field with Gregory Polanco, an MLB regular trying to get back on track.
The native of Loma de Cabrera jumped to the top of the prospect lists for 2021. Baseball America presently ranks him third in baseball (after Wander Franco and Adley Rutschman, and just ahead of Kelenic and Spencer Torkelson), Baseball Prospectus ranks him fifth, and MLB ranks him fifth (between Kelenic and MacKenzie Gore).
With the Everett AquaSox, he had a successful start to the summer.
He took a vacation from Everett to play in the Americas Olympic Qualifier for his motherland, the youth in an outfield that included two-time AL home run king José Bautista (40), former 200-hit guy Melky Cabrera (36) and fellow M’s farmhand Luis Liberato (25).
How Much Does Julio Rodríguez Make?
Julio Rodriguez is paid an average of $700,000 each year. Rodriguez will be paid a base salary of $700,000 in 2022.