Red Sox Pawtucket Prospect watch
Mar 12, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcherEduardo Rodriguez
(79) throws a pitch during fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Eduardo Rodriguez was brought over from the Baltimore system for Andrew Miller. At Portland in 2014 Rodriguez certainly captured the attention of the Sox’ evaluators with a 0.96 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.
Rodriguez, a 22-year old left-hander, may have a future as a starter or out of the bullpen. At this juncture the PawSox have him in the rotation and Rodriguez has picked up where he left off at Portland.
In three starts Rodriguez has thrown 18.2 innings and allowed a grand total of one walk while striking out 16. His WHIP is at a microscopic 0.70 in the early going and his ERA checks in at 1.93.
Rodriguez throws hard and has topped out in the high 90s. Toss in a decent change, a respectable slider and the ability to locate and Boston may have a steal from the O’s.