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The Mariners optioned top prospect OF Julio Rodriguez to minor league camp.
Fellow top prospect Jarred Kelenic was reassigned as well. Unlike Kelenic, Rodriguez is unlikely to make his major league debut this season. Still, he's generally considered a top-five prospect to roster in dynasty leagues entering 2021.
Seattle Mariners prospect Julio Rodriguez hit a walk-off single in the team's opening spring training game Sunday, resulting in a 5-4 win for the Mariners over the Padres.
The Mariners youth was shining in Peoria Sunday as Rodriguez's single scored Jarred Kelenic to win the game. Rodriguez and Kelenic are the top-two prospects in the Mariners organization, and two of the top prospects in the whole league for that matter. There is a chance Kelenic makes the opening day roster this season with a strong spring training, while Rodriguez likely won't be called up till late this season at the very earliest, if not next year.
Mariners top prospect OF Julio Rodriguez is dealing with quad discomfort in the Dominican Winter League.
Rodriguez left Tuesday's game with the discomfort. He's playing in order to get some live game action since he suffered a hairline wrist fracture over the summer. The 19-year-old is widely considered one of the best prospects in baseball.
Mariners OF prospect Julio Rodriguez will be a part of the team's fall instructional league roster.
Rodriguez is trying to make up for lost time since suffering a hairline wrist fracture back in summer camp. The teenage phenom remains one of the most highly touted prospects in baseball right now.
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said Thursday that Julio Rodriguez (wrist) will get the cast off his fractured left wrist next Tuesday.
Rodriguez was diagnosed with a hairline fracture back in mid-July, which has wiped out his development this summer. Considered one of the best prospects in all of baseball, Rodriguez finished the 2019 campaign in High-A ball.