Joely Rodriguez

Joely Rodriguez

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
Out
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 2/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joely Rodriguez in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKS
$Signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox in November of 2022. Deal includes a club option for 2024.
Signed by Red Sox
PBoston Red Sox
Shoulder
November 23, 2022
Rodriguez (shoulder) signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Rodriguez will head to Boston after spending the 2022 campaign with the Mets, posting a 4.47 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 57 strikeouts over 50.1 innings in 55 appearances. The 31-year-old sustained a shoulder injury in the postseason, the severity of which has yet to be disclosed, though he seems likely to be ready to go for spring training in February. Rodriguez will provide the Red Sox with another left-handed arm out of the bullpen. Based on his performance in 2023, the team has a club option to retain him for an additional season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Joely Rodriguez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Joely Rodriguez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-20%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-40%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .217 181 59 19 35 7 0 2
Since 2020vs Right .271 294 62 30 68 8 0 5
2022vs Left .233 97 32 11 20 5 0 1
2022vs Right .220 119 25 15 22 2 0 2
2021vs Left .203 67 20 7 12 1 0 1
2021vs Right .339 140 27 11 41 4 0 3
2020vs Left .188 17 7 1 3 1 0 0
2020vs Right .167 35 10 4 5 2 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-34%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-39%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-29%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.53 1.29 63.2 1 5 1 10.7 4.0 0.4
Since 2020Away 5.32 1.53 45.2 3 2 0 8.9 4.1 0.8
2022Home 3.49 1.31 28.1 1 3 0 11.1 5.1 0.3
2022Away 5.73 1.41 22.0 1 1 0 9.0 4.1 0.8
2021Home 4.15 1.42 26.0 0 2 1 9.3 3.1 0.7
2021Away 5.31 1.67 20.1 2 1 0 8.9 4.0 0.9
2020Home 1.93 0.86 9.1 0 0 0 13.5 2.9 0.0
2020Away 2.70 1.50 3.1 0 0 0 8.1 5.4 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Joely Rodriguez compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.19
 
K/9
10.2
 
BB/9
4.6
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
92.8 mph
 
ERA
4.47
 
WHIP
1.35
 
BABIP
.315
 
GB/FB
2.50
 
Left On Base
62.7%
 
Exit Velocity
78.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.0%
 
Spin Rate
1590 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.1%
 
Swinging Strike
11.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After Rodriguez spent 2018 in the minor leagues and 2019 pitching abroad, he returned to the major leagues in 2020 as a part of the Rangers bullpen. The time away gave him the chance to replace the slider in his arsenal with a changeup. The result was a breakout campaign, as Rodriguez registered a 32.7 K% -- nearly double his previous best mark of 17.9%. Paired with a 51.7% groundball rate, Rodriguez posted a strong 2.13 ERA and 1.03 WHIP across 12 innings. Given the small-sample nature of the 2020 campaign, it's reasonable to expect pullback. For example, Rodriguez didn't allow a home run, something that is sure to change as he throws more. Even so, Rodriguez's skills provide some confidence that he will be a stable arm in the Rangers' bullpen. While not the most likely outcome, Rodriguez could factor into the saves picture given the offseason trade that sent Rafael Montero to Seattle.
Rodriguez will return stateside in 2020 after one-and-a-half seasons in Japan. He signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Rangers in December, and that kind of financial commitment implies Texas is confident Rodriguez has turned a corner and will be able to make it work as a big-league reliever this time around. The southpaw was brilliant for the Chunichi Dragons in 2019, posting a 1.64 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 77:14 K:BB in 64 relief appearances. Rodriguez allowed a mere three homers in his 60.1 innings, and limiting the long ball has always been a strength for him as an extreme groundball pitcher (58.3 GB% in majors). It's not a stretch to think Rodriguez could eventually challenge Brett Martin for the top left-handed setup role in Texas.
Rodriguez lost his 40-man roster spot in the winter after a terrible season in 2015, but he turned things around last year. The Phillies made an adjustment to his arm slot and how his foot lands when he finishes his delivery and both moves seem to have paid off. He was a combined 7-0 with a 2.35 ERA and a 69:23 K:BB in 76.2 innings between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley last season while holding left-handed batters to under a .200 batting average against. He was promoted to the majors in September and was solid over 12 appearances with a 2.79 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. Rodriguez, who works in the mid-90s with his fastball, has a chance to settle in as a dominant lefty killer. The Phillies will have him compete for a bullpen spot this spring.
The Phillies picked up Rodriguez from the Pirates last offseason for Antonio Bastardo. He began the year at Triple-A Lehigh Valley after being mentioned as a possible rotation candidate in spring training. Things went south from there as he was demoted to Double-A after 13 starts and a 6.32 ERA for Lehigh Valley. Things didn't get much better at Double-A where Rodriguez had a 5.90 ERA in 19 games, eight of which were starts. It seems likely that the Phillies will move Rodriguez to a relief role permanently to see if his stuff plays up better in that role. He could get another look this spring as the Phillies will likely have an opening for a second lefty in their pen.
Rodriguez had a disastrous 2014 campaign, posting a 4.84 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 134 innings for Double-A Altoona. The lefty didn't miss very many bats, as evidenced by a 73:43 K:BB ratio, and the team moved him to the bullpen by mid-July. He's still only 23 years of age and was making his first appearance in Double-A, so there's still a chance he can turns things around with the Phillies following a December trade. In the meantime, however, there's no reason for fantasy owners to rush out and pick up the Dominican product.
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Out with shoulder injury
PNew York Mets
Shoulder
October 8, 2022
Rodriguez was removed from the Mets' wild-card roster due to a shoulder injury, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
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Moves past neck issue
PNew York Mets
September 12, 2022
Rodriguez (neck) was used in relief in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Marlins, retiring one of the five batters he faced while allowing two earned runs on two hits and two walks.
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Dealing with neck stiffness
PNew York Mets
Neck
September 6, 2022
Rodriguez was unavailable for Tuesday's loss to the Pirates due to neck stiffness, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Notches fifth hold
PNew York Mets
May 23, 2022
Rodriguez retired the only batter he faced on one pitch Sunday, recording his fifth hold of the season in a win over the Rockies.
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Picks up first hold
PNew York Mets
April 22, 2022
Rodriguez retired the only batter he faced to record his first hold of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants.
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