Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez (24) will start the opening game in the minor leagues.
On the 28th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), said, “I think we will have to wait a little longer for Rodriguez’s big league debut. But Baltimore general manager Mike Elias is optimistic that that will be the not-too-distant future.” Rodriguez, the second-ranked prospect in the Baltimore team, was notified of going to Triple-A after the exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals, which was held that day. Baltimore coach Brandon Hyde showed signs of concern, saying, “It’s not easy every time we have these kinds of conversations.” 바카라사이트
Rodriguez wore a Baltimore uniform with the 11th overall pick in the 1st round of the 2018 rookie draft (signature fee of $4.3 million, 5.6 billion won). Along with Gunner Heatherson and Jackson Halladay, he is a top-notch prospect on the team. He was classified as a No. 5 starter early in spring training, but he couldn’t beat the competition. Rodriguez’s demonstration game performance was 5 games, 1 loss, and an average ERA of 7.04. He pitched 15 1/3 innings, allowing 15 runs (12 earned runs). The fifth starter to replace Rodriguez was Tyler Wells (5.74 ERA in five games). MLB.com predicted, ‘Kyle Gibbs will start the opening game (against the Boston Red Sox on the 31st), and Dean Kremer will play the second game, followed by Cole Irvin, Kyle Bradish, and Wells.’
He’ll start the season at Triple-A, but he won’t need long before a big-league call-up. Rodriguez went 6-1 with a 2.20 ERA in 14 starts at Triple-A last year. His on-base percentage (WHIP) per inning was just 0.93, which was flawless. MLB.com reiterated that “Ellias is optimistic that Rodriguez’s stay in Norfolk (Triple A) will not last long.”