MM's Top 25- #16 3B Aderlin Rodriguez


A poll of our Mack Mets writers was conducted to compile a site wide Mets Organizational Top 25 Prospects. All statistical information is provided by Baseball-Reference.com. Scouting reports may include information from outside sources such as Baseball America.

A full listing of our Top 25 Prospects is on the right hand side of our website.Without further ado....The Mack's Mets #16 organizational prospect is......

#16 3B Aderlin Rodriguez
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 210 lb
Acquired: 2008 international signing, Dominican Republic

2012: (A/A+) .263/.321/.476, 24 HR, 83 RBI, 2 SB (100%), 37 BB, 101 K
2011: (A) .221/.265/.372, 17 HR, 78 RBI, 2 SB (66%), 29 BB, 109 K
2010: (R/A) .300/.50/.532, 14 HR, 59 RBI, 3 SB (75%), 21 BB, 53 K
2009: (R) .290/.389/.387, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB (50%), 9 BB, 15 K

Aderlin is the premium power bat in the Mets farm system right now and her displayed that with 16 HR in 83 games in the pitcher friendly SAL league last season. He's a guy who could very well be a potential middle of   line-up 30+ HR hitter in the MLB. His flaws however are glaring. His 3:1 K/BB rate is not very ideal and his batting average in Savannah was .240 across 222 games. He also is a butcher in the field with a career fielding percentage of .883 in 317 career games at 3B including 44 errors in 2011. Although he made modest gains with the glove (committing only 30 errors this season) his poor defense may end up moving him to 1B. He'll play the 2013 season at age 21 so he's still young and the fact that he was left of the 40 man roster and passed through the Rule 5 draft means the Mets can afford to keep his progression slow and start him in Port St. Lucie.

Anticipated Assignment: (A+) Port St. Lucie starting 3B


Mack Ade said...

I have seen a lot of Mets minor leaguers since 2005...

The most powerful hitter was named Brahiam Maldonado. Next came A-Rod.

You probably never heard of "The Bull" (Maldonado) because it takes a lot more than the ability to swing like shit at everything that's thrown to you. Sometimes you get lucky and around 30 of them go yard. It's the other swings that make you a ballplayer.

Rodriguez can not play defensive baseball and every club know that. Soto has him back at Lucy. I don't. I expect Matt Reynolds to move up to St. Lucie and Robbie Shields really topped out last season. Zach Lutz will probably be back at AAA with Wilmer Flores splitting time with him at 3B. My guess is Rodriguez plays Binghamton.

Either way, he doesn't look to have any future as a Met. Like Flores, he's got no position to play.

Charles said...

did MM's skip number 17? I cant find where that was posted...

Christopher Soto said...

It was Rainy Lara. Sorry the email was down due to a server move so I haven't been able to get on and update the widget on the side.

Will do so this morning.

Soto said...

Sorry Gabriel Ynoa*

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