For the purpose of our series of posts, we define the word fringe as any prospects, which we considered, that were absent from MMN’s own Top 40 Prospect lists. The purpose of the series is to identify prospects that are showing promise above what fans might expect and what their futures will hold within the Mets organization.
St. Lucie 10, Fort Myers 5
Aderlin Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs as the Mets defeated the host Fort Myers Miracle 10-5 on Saturday at Hammond Stadium.
The Mets avoided the sweep and were able to salvage the final game of a three-game series.
The Mets trailed 3-0 entering the second inning as Miracle third baseman Miguel Sano hit a three-run homer to right...
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. ...
Reports surfaced on Friday morning of an altercation between Mets prospects Zack Wheeler and Aderlin Rodriguez. Wheeler, of course, is the number one or two prospect in New York’s system depending on who you ask. Rodriguez is decidedly less famous, but still a quite talented young player. He led all Mets minor league players last season with 24 home runs and was listed as No. 15...
Alex In CT asks:
With no real power corner outfielders to speak of in the Mets minors, would it make sense to shift Aderlin Rodriguez to left or right field? As it stands now he’s blocked by David Wright and Ike Davis at the corner infield spots. We know he has the bat, but does Rodriguez have the arm to play in the outfield?
Sean Kenny replies:
Before I start this response, I...
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...
Aderlin Rodriguez watches one sail over the wall in a two-homer night for him.
St. Lucie 6, Fort Myers 0
Tyler Pill was lights out today striking out ten hitters and the S.Mets bats came out to play. St. Lucie stole three bases in addition to an error-free game
Danny Muno – 3 for 5, 1 run scored
Cory Vaughn – 2 for 4, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 2 strikeouts
In the past decade, the Mets minor league system has not been regarded with any kind of respect. Although the minor league system has produced David Wright, Jose Reyes, and several of the starters on this 2012 team, it has also seen many “top prospects” fizzle out or not reach their full potential. This lack of respect comes from prospects like Philip Humber, Fernando Martinez...
Aderlin Rodriguez can hit. He’s got power and a swing that gets scouts excited but his game has a lot of problems… especially for a National League team. The fact is, that Rodriguez makes Wilmer Flores look like a defensive gem and that is hardly a good thing.
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Last week, MinorLeagueBall.com’s John Sickels published his top 20 prospect list for the Mets. However, he did not include 20-year-old SS-3B prospect Aderlin Rodriguez.
Rodriguez hit just .221 with a .265 OBP in 131 games for Low-A Savannah last year. However, he also had 23 doubles, 17 home runs, 2 triples and 78 RBI.
In a post for Scouting the Sally at the end of last season...