Re: Thursday 7/19/2012 Minor-League Updates
I don't know anything about the issue of Henry Rodriguez's walk rate. I mean does he almost refuse to take a walk or is it more that he makes such good contact that when he sees close pitches he just hits them? I'm sure Doug and others on here could provide insight on that. However, if that walk rate thing isn't a hindrence (and again others would have to enlighten me on that), then he seems like a great prospect as a #2 hitter.
Also, didn't Rodriguez play SS last night? I wonder if he could eventually spot start at SS in the majors - if so, that would seem to make him a very valuable utility prospect (e.g., 3B, 2B and SS)? Still, if his bat plays out like it looks to be now, then I'd want him in the lineup everyday as a starter, rather than simply a spot start utility player.