Julio Rodriguez - Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Age, Height, Facts, Career
Julio Rogdriguez is a Dominican professional baseball player. He plays as an outfielder for the MLB team Seattle Mariners. He signed with the Mariners as an international free agent and made his debut in MLB in 2022. He was named to the 2022 All-Star. Representing his country Dominican Republic in the 2022 Tokyo Olympics, they won a bronze medal for the country.
What is Julio Rodriguez Famous For?
- Plays for the Seattle Mariners.
- Named to the 2022 All-Star Game.
Where is Julio Rodriguez From?
Julio Rodriguez was born on 29 December 2000. His birth name is Julio Yarnel Rodriguez. He was born in Loma de Cabrera in the Dominican Republic and holds Dominican nationality. His parents are Julio Rodriguez Sr. and Yasmin Reyes. His ethnicity is Hispanic and he follows Christianity.
Julio Rodriguez Career
Julio Rodriguez started playing baseball at an early age. He was only 16 years old when he signed with the MLB team, Seattle Mariners as an international free agent in July 2017. He signed with the Mariners for a bonus of $1.75 million.
He started his career in the minor league making his professional debut with the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Mariners in 2018. He primarily played right field and batted .315/.404/.525 with 50 runs, nine triples, 5 home runs, 36 RBIs, and 10 stolen bases without being caught in 219 at bats over 59 games. He was over three years younger than the average players in the league.
He was assigned to the Class A West Virginia Power in the South Atlantic League to start the 2019 season. He missed part of the season with a fractured left hand. In August 2019, he was promoted to the Class A-Advanced Modesto Nuts in the California League. Over 328 at bats in 84 games between the two teams playing right field and center field, he slashed .326/.390/.540 with 63 runs, 26 doubles, 12 home runs, and 69 RBIs, and was 10th in the South Atlantic League with a .490 slugging percentage. He was named MiLB Organization All-Star. He was the Mariners' No. 2 prospect, and the No. 25 prospect in baseball in September 2019.
He was then assigned to the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League where he batted .288/.397/.365 at bats and was named AFL Rising Star. He briefly played for Everett AquaSox before being promoted to the Double-A Arkansas Travelers. He was also selected to play in the All-Star Future Game. He was ranked No. 1 on the Mariners prospect list and No. 2 on the MLB top 100 prospect list in August 2021. The Mariners added him to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 4 draft after the 2021 season.
Rodriguez made his MLB debut on Opening Day against the Minnesota Twins on 8 April 2022. He made his debut as the starting center fielder. He was named AL Rookie of the Month of May and June in 2022. He scored 22 runs and hit .280/.361/.542 with seven home runs, 16 RBI, and five stolen bases in June 2022. He was selected to the 2022 All-Star Game roster and also participated in the 2022 MLB Home Run Derby. He placed second behind Juan Soto.
Who is Julio Rodriguez Girlfriend?
The young baseball outfielder Julio Rodriguez is not married. He is reportedly single. He has not shared anything on his social media handles that show he is dating anyone at present.
What is Julio Rodriguez Height?
Julio Rodriguez stands at the height of 1.9 m tall. He has a body weight of 103 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black.
His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Julio Rodriguez Salary and Net Worth?
Julio Rodriguez earns from his professional career as a baseball player. Having made his MLB debut in 2022, he is reportedly paid around $700k in annual salary from his rookie contract. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $2 million.
Trivias About Julio Rodriguez You Need To Know.
- He was named both a DSL mid-season All-Star and a Baseball America DSL All-Star in 2018.
- He is only one of three 18-year-olds in all of minor league baseball to play the High-A ball in 2019.
- He is the youngest player in the AFL at 18.
- He is the sixth Mariner rookie to be selected to the 2022 All-Star Game.