ENDY RODRIGUEZ, CATCHER
|Born: May 26, 2000
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018 (Mets)
How Acquired: Trade (with Mets)
Country: Dominican Republic
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Rodriguez is an athletic catcher who also switch-hits. The athleticism has allowed him to see some time in the outfield, but it also gives him a high ceiling defensively behind the plate. He has a good arm and has thrown out 42% of base stealers so far. His hitting approach is advanced, although he may not hit for a great deal of power. The Pirates acquired him from the Mets in the three-team trade that sent Joe Musgrove to San Diego.
Rodriguez had a good debut in the DSL, starting 16 games behind the plate and 11 at first.
After nine games in the DSL, the Mets moved Rodriguez up to the GCL. He started 14 games behind the plate, one at first and eight in the outfield, and lost some time to a hamstring strain. He hit well, continuing to make good contact.
Rodriguez immediately becomes the Pirates’ only real catching prospect.
|2021: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: $10,000
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2018: Signed by the New York Mets as an international free agent.
January 18, 2021: Traded by the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-team trade; Hudson Head, Omar Cruz, David Bednar and Drake Fellows sent from the San Diego Padres to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Joey Lucchesi sent from the San Diego Padres to the New York Mets, and Joe Musgrove sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the San Diego Padres.