Yariel Rodríguez

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Yariel Humberto Rodríguez Yordi (El Gallero de San Saperio)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Yariel Rodríguez has pitched for the Cuban national team.

He debuted for the Ganaderos de Camaguey in 2015-2016, going 0-5 with a save but a 2.35 ERA. In 2016-2017, he was 5-5 with 2 saves and a 3.61 ERA. One issue was his control as he walked 54 in 94 2/3 IP. He was 7th in the Serie Nacional with 64 strikeouts (between Dachel Duquesne and Liván Moinelo), 8th in WHIP (1.31, between Alaín Sánchez and Erly Casanova, 10th in ERA but first in walks (3 ahead of teammate José Rodríguez). [1] He was 1-1 with a 3.13 ERA for Cuba in the Canadian-American Association though he walked 15 in 23 innings.

He was 6-3 with a 2.88 ERA for the Ganaderos in the first half of 2017-2018; when the team did not qualify for the second half, he was picked up by Las Tunas and went 3-1 with a 3.58 ERA for them. He got the nod in game 7 of the finals but was outpitched by Granma's Sánchez. He finished among the league leaders in shutouts (4, 5th), wins (tied for 7th with Sánchez, Vladimir García and Jonder Martínez) and walks (49, 4th). [2]

Rodríguez debuted for the Cuban national team in the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games; the 21-year-old was the team's youngest pitcher (Yoelkis Céspedes was the only position player younger). He saw their least action with 1 IP (Casanova was next at 2) and his 9.00 ERA easily led a team with a staff ERA of 2.08 (Casanova was next at 4.50). In his lone game for the Silver Medal winners, he relieved Sánchez in the 7th with a 6-1 deficit against Gold Medal winner Puerto Rico. He gave up three hits, a walk and a run in his inning of work before Casanova closed it out. [3]

He throws a fastball in the low 90s, a slider and a changeup. [4]