If you were able to catch Joely Rodriguez pitch yesterday in the Arizona Fall League against Mark Appel, you probably have a low opinion of him right now. The game was broadcast(tape delayed) on MLB Network. He had no fastball command and was knocked out in the second inning when he reached his single-inning pitch count limit. If you saw Rodriguez pitch this year at Altoona, chances are you saw him struggle. In fact, if you've seen him any season besides 2013, there is a good chance you saw a poor pitching performance from him. So it seems like the question shouldn't be what does the future hold for him, rather why is there even a question.

Joely Rodriguez made his fifth AFL start last night

Rodriguez might be the toughest pitcher to figure out among prospects in the Pirates system. ...

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