Joely Rodriguez

Joely Rodriguez

32-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Joely Rodriguez in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Red Sox in February of 2024. Contract includes up to $500,000 in performance-based incentives.
Blows save
PBoston Red Sox
March 30, 2024
Rodriguez (0-1) took the loss and blew the save Saturday in the 10th inning of the Red Sox's loss to the Mariners, as he allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits while recording just one out, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Closer Kenley Jansen was unavailable due to back tightness, which allowed Rodriguez to step in for the save chance. Teammates Chris Martin, Greg Weissert and Isaiah Campbell had already pitched in the game. If Jansen goes on the IL, Martin would likely get first dibs on closing duties.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
14
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
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
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 2022
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .237 126 39 12 27 6 0 1
Since 2022vs Right .239 163 36 21 33 4 0 5
2024vs Left .273 11 3 0 3 0 0 0
2024vs Right .200 11 1 1 2 0 0 1
2023vs Left .235 18 4 1 4 1 0 0
2023vs Right .321 33 10 5 9 2 0 2
2022vs Left .233 97 32 11 20 5 0 1
2022vs Right .220 119 25 15 22 2 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-21%
ERA at Home
2024
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-65%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-39%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 4.29 1.37 35.2 1 3 0 11.1 5.3 0.5
Since 2022Away 5.40 1.43 30.0 1 2 0 9.3 3.6 1.2
2024Home 0.00 0.00 1.2 0 0 0 10.8 0.0 0.0
2024Away 6.75 1.88 2.2 0 1 0 6.8 3.4 3.4
2023Home 9.53 2.12 5.2 0 0 0 11.1 7.9 1.6
2023Away 3.38 1.31 5.1 0 0 0 11.8 1.7 1.7
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
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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
4.00
 
K/9
8.3
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
2.1
 
Fastball
90.2 mph
 
ERA
4.15
 
WHIP
1.15
 
BABIP
.267
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
0.0%
 
Swinging Strike
9.8%
 
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Expected to join Yankees
PTexas Rangers
July 28, 2021
Rodriguez is likely to be dealt to the Yankees prior to the trade deadline, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It was originally reported that John King (shoulder) would be the reliever that would head to New York along with Joey Gallo. However, Rodriguez now appears to be a part of the trade instead, though the deal is fluid and should be finalized either late Wednesday night or Thursday. Rodriguez has struggled with the Rangers this season, as he has a 5.93 ERA and 1.61 WHIP across 27.1 innings out of the bullpen.
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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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Cedes homer in opener
PBoston Red Sox
March 29, 2024
Rodriguez allowed a run on one hit and struck out two over one inning to pick up his first hold of the season in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Mariners on Opening Day.
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Selected to MLB roster
PBoston Red Sox
March 28, 2024
The Red Sox selected Rodriguez's contract from Triple-A Worcester on Thursday.
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Nabs roster spot
PBoston Red Sox
March 24, 2024
Rodriguez was informed Sunday that he made the Red Sox's Opening Day roster, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Returns to Red Sox as NRI
PBoston Red Sox
February 22, 2024
Rodriguez signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Option declined
PFree Agent
Hip
November 4, 2023
The Red Sox declined Rodriguez's (hip) $4.25 million option for 2024 on Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
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