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Wesley Rodriguez

#25 | RHP | DiamondbacksARI
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Wesley Rodriguez
Name: Wesley Rodriguez
Born: Dec 4, 1996 in Bronx, N.Y. USA
High School: Washington HS, New York
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career108.12.331.103.829.97
Drafted in the 12th round (346th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015 (signed for $350,000)
A product of the prestigious program at George Washington High (New York, N.Y.), Wesley Rodriguez has come on strong this spring, with elite fastball velocity and a potential above-average curveball. He has worked consistently at 92-95, touching 97 every time out, and occasionally hitting 98. His curveball has power and tight spin, thrown in the upper 70s with 11-to-5 shape. Rodriguez's third pitch is his changeup, which he has some feel for, but the pitch is a long way away. Standing at 5-foot-11, Rodriguez throws from a low three-quarters arm slot and finishes across his body, leading some scouts to project him as a reliever long term. Still, Rodriguez has taken significant strides from where he was at last summer. He's shed a lot of bad weight and devoted more of his attention to pitching. Rodriguez has some promise with his righthanded bat, with impressive bat speed and power to his pull side. Last summer, Rodriguez pitched more in the low 90s and did not have the same level of command that he's shown this spring. He is committed to Pitt, but it seems unlikely that he will get there, as every team has scouted him heavily this spring, with some general managers even coming to see him.
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