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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Scouting Report Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez - #75
29 years old (that's it? I thought he was 32 by now)
10th major league season
6'0" 175 pounds
Bats R/Throws R

To View his 2010 Scouting Report, Click here
The Good: 'Violent' delivery with a rapid, high leg kick. Attacks hitters with 3 above-average pitches: 92 mph fastball with good movement, power curveball with a big 12-6 break, and a swing and miss change-up. Saw his K/9 rate rise back up to 10.5 (from 9.6 in 2009, and highest since 2007). Hitters hit .211 against him last year. His 3.3 BB/9 rate was his best since 2002. He had a 2.20 ERA last year, but no one will remember the 2010 season for how good he pitched. There are also reports from camp that he is throwing his slider again; he last threw it consistently in 2008 with the Angels. The slider was his most effective pitch early in his career.

The Bad: Appeared in 53 games last year, the lowest in his career. His season ended prematurely due to surgery on his thumb as a result of a domestic dispute/assault, pitching in his last game August 14th.
Role: He is the closer for the 2011 Mets, and he is hoping that he finishes 55 games so that the inexcusable option for 17.5 million for 2012 will automatically vest. If he appears in less than 55 games, the Mets need to pay him and a 3.5 million dollar buyout. The Mets need to ensure they don't allow him to get that vested option, but the player's union will be watching this situation closely.
My Projected Stats: 62 innings, 50 games finished, 35 saves, 2.70 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 75 Ks, 26 Walks.

2011 Scouting Reports:
Armando Rodriguez
Oliver Perez
Mike Pelfrey
Bobby Parnell
Jon Niese
Pat Misch
Jenrry Mejia
Dillon Gee
R.A. Dickey
D.J. Carrasco
Chris Capuano
Taylor Buchholz
Pedro Beato
Manuel Alvarez
Manny Acosta

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