Eduardo Rodriguez Detroit Tigers

Age: 29 (April 07, 1993) | 6' 2" | 231lbs. | Throws: Left P-27
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BOS AA 2018 0 0 0 0 2 2 8.0 3 0 4 14 0.00 0.88 0.62 4.5 15.8 .260 n/a
BOS AL 2018 13 5 0 0 27 23 129.1 119 16 45 146 3.83 1.27 1.28 3.1 10.2 .320 39/20/41 12 14
BOS AL 2019 19 6 0 0 34 34 203.0 195 24 75 213 3.81 1.33 1.32 3.3 9.4 .322 48/19/32 20 21
BOS AL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 -0
BOS AL 2021 13 8 0 0 32 31 157.1 172 19 47 185 4.75 1.39 1.42 2.7 10.6 .372 43/22/34 3 8
DET AL 2022 1 3 0 0 8 8 39.0 35 4 17 34 4.38 1.33 1.27 3.9 7.8 .290 38/21/41 -0 1
Career 8yrs 65 42 0 0 167 161 894.1 866 111 311 926 4.18 1.32 1.33 3.1 9.3 .321 n/a
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It's not that. It would have been announced that he was on paid administrative leave.  In this case, he's taking leave without pay. The MLBPA-MLB CBA only provides for very limited paid leave. Obviously there is no vacation. There is sick leave to the extent that players are placed on the IL if they are injured or ill and cannot perform for 10-days or more. They get 2-3 days of paid leave for the birth of a child or death of a parent, spouse, or child. Otherwise, they have to take LWOP for any other issue.  The NY Post, for whatever it's worth, had an article reporting that it was some kind of marital issue.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

Anyone have a clue on this mystery?  Is this a domestic violence situation and best to cut him?

John Hobbs Real-Joker

It looked like it was a very serious injury.

Gets good news but still needs IL
May 20, 2022
Rodriguez got good news from an MRI on Friday, as the test showed no damage to his oblique, but he's still expected to hit the injured list, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Rodriguez left his start Wednesday against the Rays in the first inning with an injury which was originally called side discomfort. While he's apparently avoided a particularly serious injury, he'll still miss at least two turns in the rotation and won't be back until early June. With Matt Manning (shoulder), Casey Mize (elbow), Tyler Alexander (elbow) and Michael Pineda (finger) all on the shelf as well, the Tigers will have to dig deep into their depth options for at least the next couple weeks.
Alex Patton Alex
May 20

I like him more than most and I got him today in our first in-person draft in 3 years.

I was surprised to get him. Teams were spending on the better starters and I value him more than most b/c of his move from Boston, and more importantly from Boston's defense. Devers can't help left handed pitchers.  Also, He was an Orioles prospect, so I've followed his career closely.

I paid $22, which was with 25% inflation.

My pitching staff is my strength going in with both Giolito and Ray.

It turned out strong:

P1 Giolito $17 2023

P2 Ray $12 2023

P3 E  Rodriguez $22

P4 Severino $14 took a chance. I paid nothing on his raw price

P5 Detmers $4 like the pedigree

P6 Yarbrough $3 was told that nobody likes him but me

P7 Daulton Jefferies $2 I valued him at $7, could be completely off here

P8 Wisler $1

P9 Rogers $20 yes I got a closer, and no this was not the most expensive pitching staff in the league. Plus there were two other teams that spent in the mid-90s.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 3

He sold for $15 in AL LABR (5x5). $2 more than Framber Valdez, and $3 more than the combination of Chris Flexen and Cal Quantrill. 

Scott Shea SJS
Mar 7

Ignoring 20 and 21, too!

But seriously, those 2019 earnings are driven by the 19 wins. If he won 13 games he'd be worth $16 tops, and it doesn't take much bad luck or slippage to turn that into an $8 season. My prices for him the last three years: $16, $15, $11. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 1

The common narrative is that Eduardo was unlucky last year. The K/BB ratio is nice. But I watched most of his games, and he got hit hard. His pitches are all about the same speed, which doesn't do a pitcher any favors.

I have him at $10 in 1 league (4x4). So the question is: keep or trade? Because he will sell for more than $10 given all the talk about bad luck in 2021. 

Scott Shea SJS
Mar 1

I wouldn't say completely but you are right that we are being too cautious; he'll go for more.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 1

It seems all three of you in your prices completely ignore 2019 and even 2018. 

carter carter GypsySoul
Feb 28

Statcast xERA: 3.55

Forecaster xERA: 3.70

Both formulas make strong statements that his ERA was unlucky. The Forecaster might be looking at his BABIP; I'm not sure if Statcast does.

The Tigers looked at a young pitching staff with a lot of promise and kept bidding until they got him while other teams were trying to hold onto their money in November.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11