Re: Yorman Rodriguez and Juan Duran - questions
Every problematic player has periods of ups to go with the downs.
Hard for me to imagine that there will not be more issues, ala Milton Bradley. This is a player that cussed out the farm director in instructional league, 2011, saying "no one tells me to run." I think they finally called his bluff on his constant threats of "I go home" and said, "ok, go then."
The difference really, is he figured out he has used up all of his get out of jail free cards and that the stuff was no longer going to be tolerated.
He has played extremely well lately in this second go at the Midwest League. He looks like a prospect again. He hits the fastball really, really well. One pass through the league and they will catch on to that and start throwing the slow stuff. Lets see how he adjusts.
My prediction is he will be back in Bakersfield before the end of July. I don't think that is the best move but I think it will happen.