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Rodriguez, Dereck

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Rodriguez, Dereck

Team: Former Players
Pos: SP
Bats: R
Throws: R
DoB: 1992-06-05
2016: A+, A-
2015: A+, A-, Rk
Acquired: Draft
Acquisition Details: 2011 6th Rd
Hometown: Arlington, TX
Notes: Signed minor league contract with San Francisco Giants - 11/17
2016 Stohs Prospect Handbook Profile: The Twins drafted Rodriguez, the son of future Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, in 2011 as an outfielder. After three seasons of rookie ball, in which he hit .216/.279/.336 (.615), he made the transition from hitter to pitcher. He went to Elizabethton in 2014 and worked out of the bullpen. In 25.2 innings (17 games), he posted a 1.05 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. He returned to E-Town in 2015 to transition into the role of starter. Like his father, Rodriguez has a very strong arm. As an outfielder, he was very accurate. He has shown pretty good control as a pitcher. His fastball sits low-to-mid 90s. His breaking ball improved from the previous year. He’s also still working on a changeup.
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