Armando Rodriguez - #66
5th Professional Season
6'2" 185 pounds
Bats R/Throws R
Profile: He was signed as a 19 year old out of the Dominican Republic, and hadn't advanced past short season-A ball for 3 years before turning heads in Savannah (Sally League, Low-A) ball last year in 27 starts. He threw 146 innings, and had 152 strikeouts. He was added to the 40-man roster this year to prevent him from being taken during the rule 5 draft this off-season. He was among the first cuts this week and reassigned to minor league camp. He was ranked 24th by Baseball America's Top Mets Prospects
The Bad: He also throws a slider and a change-up, but neither are effective. In order for him to be effective at the higher levels, he needs to develop a better change-up or off-speed pitch.
Video: He isn't throwing 100% here, but you can see his easy arm action.
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