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Orioles pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez was impressive in his first start for Double-A Bowie on Wednesday, totaling eight strikeouts while tossing five frames of one-run ball.
Rodriguez allowed four hits and walked two in the outing. This comes on the heels of a dominant five-start run in High-A. Suddenly, Rodriguez is being discussed as one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball. He likely won't debut until 2022, however.
The Orioles promoted top prospect RHP Grayson Rodriguez to Double-A Bowie.
Rodriguez was the 11th overall pick in the 2018 draft, and he has been impressing in a big way this spring. The right-hander has a 1.54 ERA and a 0.69 WHIP with a 40:5 K:BB through 23 1/3 innings on the season. He's one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. It'll be interesting to note how he fares against tougher competition moving forward.
Orioles prospect RHP Grayson Rodriguez struck out seven over 3 1/3 innings of one-run ball in Sunday's High-A contest.
Rodriguez has given up just one run through his first two starts, though both have been abbreviated outings. He has a 12:4 K:BB walk ratio as he continues to progress. Rodriguez was the No. 11 overall pick back in the 2018 draft.
Grayson Rodriguez has been added to the Orioles' player pool and will report to their Double A alternate training site.
Rodriguez, the Orioles' number two overall prospect, was expected to be part of the player pool much sooner. Rodriguez likely will not get to the majors until 2023, but should be stashed in dynasty leagues. He features four pitches with above-average potential and league-average command.
Grayson Rodriguez, the Orioles number two prospect, was left off the initial 44-man player pool that was released on Sunday.
Rodriguez was not expected to debut this year, but he was expected to be put on the 60-man roster to further his development. Sporting four pitches expected to be at or above league average, he makes for a solid stash in dynasty leagues. Expect him to make his debut in 2022 or early 2023.