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Mon Jul 2217:42Julio Rodriguez Not Playing On Monday
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (ankle) is not in the team's starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the visiting division-rival Los Angeles Angels. Rodriguez nearly made a fantastic catch up against the outfield wall on Sunday but instead sprained his right ankle. The good news for the M's and fantasy managers is that J-Rod's X-rays came back negative, and the 23-year-old is being considered day-to-day. Fantasy managers will want to check back to see if he's available to play on Tuesday in Game 2 of the series. For now, it looks like Rodriguez has a shot to avoid a trip to the injured list. In Rodriguez's place on Monday, Victor Robles will start in center field and bat second against Angels left-hander Tyler Anderson. In eight career at-bats versus Anderson, the light-hitting Robles is batting .125 with a .425 OPS.UPDATE: Rodriguez had an MRI exam on Monday (results still pending) and remains day-to-day. Manager Scott Servais said J-Rod avoided a serious injury.
Sun Jul 2119:26Julio Rodriguez Pulled From Sunday's Game
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (ankle) was removed early during Sunday's game against the Houston Astros. The 23-year-old suffered an ankle injury when crashing into the wall while making an impressive catch. The Mariners took the cautious approach and immediately pulled Rodriguez from the game. The X-rays came back negative for any fractures which is great news for fantasy managers. For the moment, fantasy managers should consider Rodriguez as day-to-day with an ankle sprain. Victor Robles came into the game to replace Rodriguez and he figures to see more time in center field, assuming Rodriguez misses time.
Source: Bob
Sat Jul 1306:44Julio Rodriguez Picks Up Three Hits In Loss To Angels
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez had a big night in his team's 6-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in 10 innings on Friday. Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI but it wasn't enough in the close loss. The young star kicked off the scoring for Seattle with a two-run homer off Angels starter Tyler Anderson in the first inning. The blast traveled 368 feet with an exit velocity of 106.3 MPH. Rodriguez has been red-hot at the plate lately, batting .550 with two homers and four RBI over his past seven games. Overall, he's hitting .264 with 10 homers, 44 runs, 34 RBI, and 10 stolen bases over 368 at-bats.
Wed Jul 1009:05Julio Rodriguez Has Huge Game In Victory
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez played a big role in Tuesday's victory versus the San Diego Padres. The outfielder went 4-for-4 on the evening with three runs, one double, two RBI and a solo home run. The outfielder exited the game early with the Mariners pounding on the Padres and Rodriguez returning from a quad injury. The talented outfielder hasn't had the season that many expected when he was one of the top picks taken as he only has nine homers and 32 RBI with a .256 batting average, but he has swiped 18 stolen bases. He makes for a great buy-low candidate in all formats as his talent should eventually right the ship on his season. Moving forward, Rodriguez will look to keep the hits coming when the Mariners square off against Michael King and the Padres on Wednesday.
Tue Jul 918:42Julio Rodriguez Back In Action
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (quad) is back in the starting lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the San Diego Padres. The superstar slugger is back in the mix after missing one game due to a right quad issue. Rodriguez underwent an MRI that didn't reveal any structural damage. It sounds like Rodriguez is ready to play so fantasy managers can get him back in their lineups. He'll bat cleanup and play center field versus right-hander Adam Mazur on Tuesday.
Sun Jul 714:24Julio Rodriguez Receives Positive Results From MRI
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (quad) had clean results on his MRI, according to Daniel Kramer of Seattle manager Scott Servais expressed that the MRI showed "nothing out of the ordinary." He also added that Rodriguez could be available to pinch-hit on Sunday afternoon even though he was kept out of the starting nine. This is a great sign for the 23-year-old as he clearly avoided a significant injury. The former top prospect was removed from Saturday's match due to discomfort in his right quad. The budding star has had a rough time finding consistency at the plate this season, as he currently sits with a modest .247/.295/.335 line with just eight long balls and 18 swiped bags. However, he does boast an above-average .275 xBA, which could suggest that Rodriguez is due for some positive regression in the second half of the summer. Fantasy managers should pay close attention to the Seattle lineup before their game on Tuesday evening in San Diego, as Rodriguez could re-enter the starting lineup.
Source: - Daniel
Sun Jul 713:35Julio Rodriguez Not Playing On Sunday
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (quad) is out of the starting lineup ahead of Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The superstar slugger was removed from Saturday's game due to a right-quad injury. Unsurprisingly, Rodriguez will sit out on Sunday so he can rest and recover. The organization had Rodriguez undergo an MRI, so the amount of time he misses will likely depend on the result of the tests. In the meantime, Victor Robles will cover center field and bat ninth on Sunday for the M's against Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios.
Sat Jul 620:39Julio Rodriguez Dealing With Quad Discomfort, Will Undergo MRI
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (quad) was removed from Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with discomfort in his lower right quad. He will undergo an MRI on Saturday night to determine the severity of his quad injury. The 23-year-old was removed in the second inning before making a plate appearance in Saturday's game. Rodriguez is considered day-to-day, and the MRI results should clarify the extent of his injury. He is slashing .247/.295/.335 with eight home runs, 30 RBI, 40 runs, and 18 stolen bases over 90 games in 2024. Ty France replaced Rodriguez in Saturday's game while Luke Raley shifted from first base to center field. Raley and Dylan Moore should see an uptick in playing time if Rodriguez were to miss any time.
Source: Daniel
Sat Jul 616:46Julio Rodriguez Exits Early Saturday Afternoon
Seattle Mariners superstar outfielder Julio Rodriguez (undisclosed) departed the game early on Saturday afternoon. No reason was immediately given by the team for his early exit. It should be noted that Rodriguez did seem to injure himself on Thursday while catching a fly ball in the game that day, and he seemed to be favoring his wrist or thumb at that time. Luke Raley replaced Rodriguez in center field Saturday, and Ty France replaced Raley at first base. Rodriguez has struggled a bit at the plate in his third season, hitting .247 with eight home runs, 30 RBI, 18 stolen bases and 40 runs scored. Check back for more information on Rodriguez's injury.
Source: Adam Jude on
Fri Jul 500:59Julio Rodriguez Gets Off The Schneid Thursday
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez had a nice game on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a double and a homer in a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Rodriguez also scored two runs, drove in one, and stole a base in a solid overall game for the 23-year-old. Unfortunately, those games have been few and far between this year, and the consensus first-round pick in fantasy hasn't come close to living up to expectations. His .247 AVG, 39 runs, eight homers, and 30 RBI are all pacing well below his 2023 totals, with only his 18 steals redeeming him. Rodriguez should pick it up in the second half, and this might be the start of it. The buy-low window might now close after one good game for J-Rod, but a few good ones would do it, so now is the time to make some offers to his owner.
Tue Jul 219:32Julio Rodriguez Dropped To Seventh In Batting Order
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez has been dropped to seventh in the batting order on Tuesday against the visiting Baltimore Orioles and right-hander Grayson Rodriguez. The 23-year-old Dominican outfielder has fallen flat in his third season in the big leagues in 2024 after winning American League Rookie of the Year honors in 2022 and being named to the AL All-Star team in each of his first two seasons. He's currently slashing a disappointing .247/.297/.327 with only a .625 OPS, seven home runs, six doubles, 29 RBI, 17 stolen bases and 96 strikeouts in 360 plate appearances over 85 games played. J-Rod's lack of power has been hard to explain, and he's gone just 2-for-29 (.069) with two walks and six strikeouts in his last seven games, hence the drop down the order in Seattle.
Source: Seattle
Sun May 2617:01Julio Rodriguez Has Massive Day Against Nationals
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez was 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, and two runs scored during Sunday's 9-5 win over the Washington Nationals. He also stole two bases in the breakout performance. The 23-year-old was a fantasy darling last season but struggled mightily at the plate to start 2024. He has performed better as of late and today's production is hopefully a sign of things to come. Rodriguez is now slashing .260/.306/.340 with four homers, 19 RBI, 22 runs scored and 11 stolen bases through 54 games. He still possesses immense upside even with the inconsistent output.
Thu May 2312:02Julio Rodriguez Dropped To Sixth In Batting Order
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez has been dropped to the sixth spot in the batting order on Thursday in the Bronx against the New York Yankees and right-hander Luis Gil. It's the first time all year that Rodriguez has not been in either the leadoff spot or the two-hole for the Mariners after he went 1-for-12 in the first three games of the series in New York against the Yankees. The 23-year-old All-Star has been one of the bigger disappointments in baseball so far in 2024 and is currently slashing .263/.311/.318 with only two home runs, 14 RBI, nine stolen bases and 19 runs scored in 198 at-bats. The good news is that even after going 1-for-12 in this series, J-Rod has been better in May with a .272 average (22-for-81) with a homer, three RBI and two steals. Shortstop J.P. Crawford is hitting leadoff on Thursday, with second baseman Dylan Moore in the two-hole against Gil.
Source: The Seattle Times - Adam
Mon May 1301:05Julio Rodriguez Hits Second Homer On Sunday
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a homer and a double in an 8-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. Rodriguez added a walk, two runs, and two RBI to round out his line. The 23-year-old is still struggling to find consistency this season, with small hot streaks mixed into a mostly disappointing overall performance. His .255/.310/.323 slash line leaves a lot to be desired, and his paltry 16 runs, two homers, 13 RBI, and nine steals are nowhere close to what fantasy managers expected. Still, the immensely talented outfielder could come alive at any time and provide elite stats, so selling him low is a risky move.
Wed May 119:00Julio Rodriguez Records Three Hits
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez has snapped out of his early season slump at the plate. On Wednesday, Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a run scored in the loss to the Atlanta Braves. The 23-year-old has now recorded seven multi-hit games over the last 13 games. He only has one home run on the season, but seven steals to his name. Fantasy managers will gladly take this three-hit performance from Rodriguez.
Wed Apr 2400:42Julio Rodriguez Hits First Homer Of 2024 Tuesday
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez finally got on the board in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Rangers. Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk, and a strikeout. The 23-year-old has started hitting for average but is still searching for power, slashing .278/.323/.344 with 10 RBI and six steals in 96 plate appearances. It's only a matter of time before he finds his power swing, so fantasy managers shouldn't be worried.
Sun Apr 1413:26Julio Rodriguez Not In Sunday's Starting Lineup
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez is not in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs. Rodriguez has struggled mightily in the early going, so this off day is likely giving him a chance to reset. The 23-year-old was a fantasy star last season, but he is carrying a dismal .186/.238/.203 slash line with no home runs and 21 strikeouts to start 2024. Luke Raley will get the start in centerfield and bat eighth with Rodriguez sidelined. Raley managed to hit 19 homers last season, but he is not a recommended fantasy option on Sunday.
Fri Mar 2209:38Julio Rodriguez Enjoying A Strong Spring
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez went 0-for-1 with a pair of walks on Thursday versus the Cincinnati Reds in Cactus League action. The 23-year-old has been having a great spring and is hitting .417 with a homer, five RBI and one stolen base in just 24 at-bats. Rodriguez backed up his stellar rookie season with another strong campaign in 2023 and continues to ascend as one of the best baseball players in the world. With his ability to help with big numbers across the board, he can safely be one of the first players off the board in upcoming drafts as he should continue to add to already impressive resume.
Sat Mar 212:32Julio Rodriguez Back In Cactus League Lineup
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez (hand) is back in the team's Cactus League lineup on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics, playing center field and batting second in the order. Rodriguez was dealing with minor inflammation on the back of his left hand in camp earlier this week and was held out for a few days in spring training action. It was never anything serious for the 23-year-old, though, and he's back in action this weekend. J-Rod will be fully ready to rock for Opening Day at the end of March and is one of the best all-around players in the game heading into just his third major-league season. Rodriguez has been an All-Star in his first two seasons and is a top-five overall fantasy selection in upcoming drafts.
Source: Shannon
Wed Feb 2812:51Julio Rodriguez Likely To Play Again On Saturday
Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais said that outfielder Julio Rodriguez (hand) is likely to play in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Oakland Athletics. Rodriguez has been dealing with some left-hand inflammation in recent days, but he has been doing light baseball activities and is feeling better. The 23-year-old All-Star's injury is not serious at all, so fantasy managers considering taking him in the first couple of picks in upcoming drafts shouldn't have anything to worry about. In standard leagues in 2023, Rodriguez was the eighth-best fantasy player in his sophomore season, hitting .275/.333/.485 with an .818 OPS, 32 home runs, 103 RBI, 37 stolen bases and 102 runs scored in 654 at-bats. The Dominican outfielder can do it all.
Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan