The Arizona Fall League announced the 2014 Top Prospect team and lefty Joely Rodriguez was named as one of two starting pitchers on the squad. He was the only Pittsburgh Pirates player on the team, which consisted of two players from each position and four pitchers(two starters, two relievers). It’s a nice honor for Rodriguez because the voting is done by the coaches and the managers in the league and it’s not just based on their AFL performance, it also takes into account their future projections.
Rodriguez is currently pitching winter ball in the Dominican, where he has made three starts. He is scheduled to make one more start before shutting down for the off-season. Rodriguez had a 2.38 ERA in seven starts in the AFL and a 1.38 ERA in 13 innings in winter ball.