Joely Rodriguez Named AFL Pitcher of the Week

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that left-handed pitcher Joely Rodriguez was named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week. Rodriguez won both of his starts last week, giving up one run over eight innings. He allowed six hits, one walk and struck out eight batters. In four starts, he has a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 innings, holding batters to a .234 BAA, while posting a 13:3 SO/BB ratio. Rodriguez makes his next start on Friday afternoon in a game that will be shown on MLB Network.

  • I have to tell you John, I am SMH at that news. But hey, I sure hope the kid does succeed.

    • Like I said, the scouts love him a lot more than I do and I’m not going to pretend I know more than scouts. His results are hard to overlook though. I’m looking forward to seeing him pitch on Friday. It sounds like the regular season snowballed on Rodriguez and he went into the AFL with a clean slate and game plan and it seems to be working so far. Should be an interesting game.

  • Joe Sweetnich
    October 28, 2014 5:25 pm

    Wonder why neither Glasnow, Joely, or Mark Appel did not chosen for the AFL ASG?

    • Glasnow is pitching Thursday, Rodriguez and Appel are pitching Friday, so none of them would be available to pitch Saturday