Leo Rodríguez (minors03)

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  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Leo Rodríguez has played in the Dominican Republic, USA and Italy and has appeared for the Spanish national team.

He was signed by Los Angeles Dodgers scout Elvio Jiménez in 2009. [1] He hit .277/.375/.307 in his pro debut with the 2010 DSL Dodgers and fielded .980 at second base. Back with the same club in 2011, he batted .278/.353/.335 while fielding .942 at short. He came stateside in 2012 and hit .217/.312/.292 as a utility infielder for the AZL Dodgers. He scored 25 runs in 35 games.

In 2013, he played for the Great Lakes Loons and produced at a .256/.333/.286 clip, backing up Kevin Taylor at 2B, Corey Seager at SS and Brandon Dixon at 3B. He also got into one game for the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes and singled off Miles Mikolas in his lone at-bat. [2] The next year, he hit .224/.283/.245 in 13 games for the Loons and .313/.336/.344 in 35 contests for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to end his time in the Dodgers chain.

It is unclear where or if he played in 2015; BR register lists a Leo Rodriguez with the Pittsburg Diamonds but that may be a different player. In 2016, Leo played for Novara in the Italian Baseball League, hitting .161/.230/.196. Having a Spanish passport, he was able to play for the Spanish national team in the 2016 European Championship. He backed up Oscar Angulo at 2B for the Silver Medal winners. His only hit in six at-bats came off Gregg Mareels of Belgium but he scored three runs and handled 10 chances error-free. [3]

Rodríguez played in the Italian minors in 2017, hitting .432/.558/.824 for Nettuno. He was 3rd in Serie A in average, led in slugging by 72 points, led in OBP by .011, was second with 33 runs, tied for the most triples (5), tied for 4th in homers (3) and was 4th in total bases (61) as Nettuno won a return to Italy's top league for 2018 (the top league changed names from the Italian Baseball League back to Serie A1, distinct from Serie A that he had played in during 2017). [4] In the 2018 Serie A1, he hit .315/.364/.477 for Nettuno, a big improvement over his first try at Italy's top circuit. He tied Andrea Sellaroli and Yordanis Alarcón for 8th in hits (35), was 4th in RBI (24), tied for 3rd in doubles (9), was 7th with 53 total bases (between Jesús Ustariz and Mattia Mercuri) and tied for 3rd in errors (7). [5]

He again played for Spain, during the 2018 Super6. This time, he was a starter at third base. He contributed well - .348/.348/.565, 3 R, 3 RBI in 5 G at the plate, 7 assists and no errors or putouts in the field. He tied for 5th in the event with 8 hits and led with two triples (off Kenny Vandenbranden and Markus Solbach, while Spain placed third. [6]

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