Grayson Rodriguez Baltimore Orioles

Age: 22 (November 16, 1999) | 6' 5" | 220lbs. | Throws: Right
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
BAL A 2019 10 4 0 0 20 20 94.0 57 4 36 129 2.68 0.99 0.86 3.4 12.4 .280 n/a
BAL A+ 2021 3 0 0 0 5 5 23.1 11 2 5 40 1.54 0.69 0.71 1.9 15.4 .259 n/a
BAL AA 2021 6 1 0 0 18 18 79.2 47 8 22 121 2.60 0.87 0.88 2.5 13.7 .273 n/a
BAL AL 2022 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
Career 1yr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 aN n/a
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Throws off mound
August 10, 2022
Rodriguez (lat) threw off a mound Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of reports.
Rodriguez's throwing session Wednesday marked the first time that he's thrown off a mound since landing on the injured list in early June. While the right-hander was shut down for several weeks after sustaining his injury, the Orioles are optimistic that he'll be able to return prior to the end of the season.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 10

Sad thing is that a serious injury would push his service-time clock back even further. It galls me that this problem of service-time manipulation wasn't the minimum thing solved in the latest MLB contract. 

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jun 3

I really hate that they didn't bring him up. I'm sure he was overthrowing b/c he needed to put the pressure on management to call him up.  The guy had nothing left to prove in the minors. Nothing at all. And, yet, just one more start...

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 2

It's hard to be an O's fan. From Roto Wire: "The 22-year-old exited Wednesday's start for Triple-A Norfolk with right lat discomfort, and he's now expected to miss "a decent amount of time at a minimum," according to GM Mike Elias. The right-hander has a 2.09 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 80:14 K:BB over 56 innings this season and appeared to be on the cusp of his major-league debut, but Rodriguez, who is arguably the top pitching prospect in baseball, is now facing what could be a lengthy absence."

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jun 2

Sadly, not so fast. A tweet tonight from an Oriole beat reporter: O's say Grayson Rodriguez left the game tonight with right lat discomfort.

Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jun 2

I agree, Eugene. He has nothing left to prove down on the farm. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jun 1

I believe he's on track to start today for Norfolk. I find it to be BS. He should be up today pitching at Camden Yards.  

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 1

BA's latest Hot Sheet:

2. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Orioles
Team: Triple-A Norfolk (International)
Age: 23

Why He’s Here: 1-0, 0.00, 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 SO, 0 HR

The Scoop: The only thing left for the top pitching prospect in baseball to do was show he could hold his outstanding stuff deep into games. Rodriguez did just that last week, completing seven innings for the first time this season in a dominant performance against Gwinnett. Rodriguez needed only 88 pitches to slice through the Stripers lineup and, importantly, stayed strong until the end. He retired nine of his final 10 batters, six via strikeout, and allowed a pair of singles as his only hits. It was the first time Rodriguez had pitched seven innings since 2019, and a sign the Orioles are finally taking the reins off of their potential future ace. (KG)

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 1

BA today:

See also: Newly updated Top 30 Prospect Lists for AL/NL East teams.

Thursday's Prospect Performers

Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Orioles: Rodriguez cruised against Triple-A Memphis, allowing one run in five innings while striking out eight. So far this year, Rodriguez has allowed one run or fewer in four of his seven starts.

Alex Patton Alex
May 13

BA's Hot Sheet...

8. Grayson Rodriguez, RHP, Orioles
Team: Triple-A Norfolk (International)
Age: 22

Why He’s Here: 1-0, 2.00, 9 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 15 SO, 1 HR

The Scoop: The game’s top pitching prospect is getting closer and closer to Camden Yards. Rodriguez, the youngest pitching prospect in the league, has been electric in his first two outings, prompting calls from some Orioles fans that he should get a chance to fill John Means’ spot in the rotation. That’s probably not going to happen for a little while, but the early numbers he’s posted in his first Triple-A test lend credence to the idea that he’ll be a key contributor to Baltimore’s future core. (JN) 

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 19