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Grayson Rodriguez

#36 | RHP
Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Grayson Rodriguez
Name: Grayson Greer Rodriguez
Born: Nov 16, 1999 in Nacogdoches, TX
High School: Central Heights HS, Nacogdoches, Texas
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2018 (signed for $4,300,000)
The biggest pop-up player of the 2018 draft class, Grayson Rodriguez is a huge, 6-foot-5, 230-pound righthander who was primarily in the lower 90s over the summer with some bad weight on his body. Over the winter he got into the gym, worked with a trainer and overhauled his body, cleaning it up and looking like a completely different pitcher this spring. The results were astounding, as Rodriguez has regularly been up to 97-98 mph with his fastball and sits in the mid-90s throughout his starts with remarkable ease in his delivery. In addition to the velocity that he''s shown he can sustain, Rodriguez has heavy life to his fastball and spots it fairly well in the strike zone, giving the pitch the makings of a 70-grade offering--If it''s not already there. In addition to the fastball, Rodriguez has a low-80s slider and a curveball that is a step ahead at 72-74 mph and occasionally slows up. He doesn't throw it often, but he mixes in an occasional changeup to show it's in the repertoire as well. Rodriguez has a very poised approach on the mound and rarely shows any emotion as he cuts through opposing lineups in front of deep crowds of scouts and high-level decision makers. Reportedly many teams in the back end of the first round have been bearing down on Rodriguez and he's done enough this spring to establish himself among the top tier of high school arms.
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