Francisco RodriguezMilwaukee Brewers
Relief Pitcher | Ht: | Wt: 195
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|Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez to pitch Sunday|
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:12:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez should enter the regular season as the closer, but he could lose the job if he does not play well early in the season. Owners could consider Rodriguez in the later rounds of drafts because his ability to provide some saves.
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|Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez arrives|
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:00:51 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez arrived at spring training Friday, March 13, and passed his physical. He threw off a mound for the first time Saturday, March 14, and should be ready to pitch in a game in a week.
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez should have plenty of time to get ready for the regular season after arriving to camp late. His job security is attractive in Milwaukee, but his age (33) may scare some fantasy baseball owners away on draft day. However, despite his age, he continues to have a K/9 over 9.0, and he should be considered a reliable closing option once the bigger relief names come off the board.
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|Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez will be late to camp|
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:48:47 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez has begun the process of applying for a work visa, and it's unclear when he'll report to camp. Rodriguez's contract isn't finalized with the Brewers, but they've already cleared a 40-man roster spot in anticipation of adding him to their roster.
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez was late to camp last year, and he proceeded to pitch brilliantly in the month of April (13 SVs and 0 ER in 16 IP). He ranks in the upper half of closers this year thanks to his job security and his high strikeout potential (9.66 K/9 in 2014).
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|Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez financials|
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:40:18 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez will be paid $3.5 million in 2015 and $5.5 million in 2016. An additional $4 million in salary will be deferred. The Brewers also hold a $6 million club option for 2017.
Fantasy Tip: As previously mentioned, Rodriguez looks to take the closer job in Milwaukee but whether he holds it is a different story. For now, consider Rodriguez a closer option in mixed and NL drafts, although you should grab another closer before Rodriguez or have Jonathan Broxton as a "handcuff" option.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Haudricourt|
|Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez used two-seamer more|
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:58:48 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez's average fastball velocity dipped to 90.6 mph in 2014, but he threw his two-seam sinking fastball more often than his four-seamer for the first time in his career, according to Brooksbaseball.net. Opponents also batted just .157 against his changeup, and his walk rate was a career low in 2014. The one knock against him came in his home runs allowed (14), which was the most by any reliever in the league.
Fantasy Tip: Consider K-Rod a low-end No. 2 closer in standard 12-team mixed leagues now that he's back with the Brew Crew. His increasing two-seam usage should help him continue to keep his ground-ball rate gains from last season in place and limit the home run allowance.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: ESPN.com - David Schoenfield|
|Brewers | Jonathan Broxton to setup role|
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:06:48 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Broxton's only real fantasy baseball value came with him inheriting the ninth-inning role, so now that that's gone, he shouldn't be drafted in standard 12-team mixed leagues. He might be worth a low investment in NL-only leagues as a handcuff to K-Rod.
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|Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez contract update|
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:19:38 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez likely will start the season as the closer, but it is not known if he will be able to keep the job. Owners probably can consider Rodriguez as a low-end No. 2 relief pitcher in fantasy drafts this season.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal|
|Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez agrees with Milwaukee|
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:22:35 -0800
Fantasy Tip: K-Rod delivered a mixed bag in 2014. His 44 saves were the most he has accrued since his record-breaking season of 62 in 2008. His strikeouts have dropped a tick, but he still had a solid 9.66 K-rate. He had a great 0.99 WHIP, but his career-high 14 home runs allowed contributed to his so-so 3.04 ERA. He'll likely have the first shot at closing games, and he's a low-end RP2.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman|
|Nationals | Washington might be after K-Rod|
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:03:11 -0800
Fantasy Tip: K-Rod's role, should he land in D.C., is unclear. He would obviously have plenty of fantasy appeal if he were to close, so a return to Milwaukee might be his best bet.
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|Marlins | Miami continues to talk to K-Rod|
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:02:24 -0800
The Miami Marlins continue to talk with free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers), and ideally would like a quick resolution before getting too deep in the spring. The Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers continue to pursue Rodriguez, and the Washington Nationals might also be in the mix.
Fantasy Tip: If K-Rod were to land in Miami he would be used as the eighth-inning man ahead of closer Steve Cishek, so his fantasy appeal wouldn't be as great as Milwaukee, where he likely would close.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: MLB.com - Joe Frisaro|