Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/29/12
With all the talk of our supposed top power prospect being left off the 40-man roster approaching the Rule 5 Draft, it makes sense to give the man a little extra coverage. Meet Aderlin Rodriguez, infield prospect for the New York Mets. First off, calm your minds about the Rule V Draft – I was worried myself, but he can be protected for the minor league portion and his skill set and results so far do not lend itself to the idea that he could survive on an MLB roster for a full year. I know someone out there will always say that the Astros could just pick this kid and stash him on their bench for a year, but it is unlikely, because Aderlin Rodriguez is a potential talent – and no guarantee. The best way to describe this kid is raw. The potential is there, no doubt about it, but he is a raw young player. A recently turned 21-year old IFA, Rodriguez stands at 6’3” and 210 lbs. There is some debate as to his body as he is sometimes described as having a thick frame. He is big, and has the potential
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