Originally written April 01, 2013 on Mets360.com:
Aderlin Rodriguez:  Stats is a vacuum are misleading.  At 20 years of age, hitting 24 HRs in 471 ABs between FSA (Full Season A) and A+ doesn’t sound that impressive.  When you consider that 16 of those HRs came when playing for Savannah (who plays in a power sapping ballpark) or that he isn’t as free a swinger as Matthew Den Dekker… he starts sounding a little better.  Don’t get me wrong.  He’s got plenty of flaws.  He’ll never be close to a .300 hitter and he’s yet to find a position in the field that he’s “good” at.  There is still plenty to like enough to get him this 16th in the system ranking. Scouting: At 6’3” and 210 he’s big but not the incredible Hulk.  His reasonable size probably leads to the Met insistence on trying to keep him at 3rd instead of first. Fielding: Reviews are generally bad.  He’s slow.  Slower than Wilmer Flores (think Robin Ventura) and he makes plenty of errors (12 in 37 games at 3rd in A+).  My bet is that the transition to 1st base happ
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