2012 Dodgers in Review #39: RP Paco Rodriguez

1.35 ERA 3.09 FIP 6.2 IP 8.10 K/9 5.40 BB/9 0.1 fWAR (inc.)

2012 in brief: 2nd round pick shot through system to become first member of entire 2012 draft class to reach the bigs and impressed in limited opportunities.

2013 status: Could make roster right out of camp depending on numbers game, but if healthy is almost guaranteed to see big league time at some point.

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How can I talk about expectations when not a soul among us had ever even heard of Paco Rodriguez prior to June, when he was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round out of the University of Florida? He was, of course, identified right away as the draftee most likely to reach the bigs the soonest, but it was still surprising when he managed to do so after just 19.2 innings at Great Lakes and Chattanooga.

Rodriguez came up when rosters expanded in September and got into 11 games, though rarely in pressure situations or for more than two or three batters at a time. Still, he acquitted himself well, striking out six and allowing just three singles, flashing a decent fastball, usable cutter, and improving slider.

Paco’s never going to be a star – non-closer relievers rarely are – and his quick ascent to the bigs is largely due to his age and his position, not because he’s a better prospect than, say, Mike Zunino or Byron Buxton. That said, his brief time in the bigs showed that he belonged, and expect him to be a low-cost lefty option for Los Angeles for years to come. Whether or not he makes the team on Opening Day next year may depend on how many competitors he has (“having options” always hurts in that battle), but regardless we’ll be seeing plenty of him.

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Next up! Randy Choate signed for how much with St. Louis, really?

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Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

My office is having a holiday lunch today in the office... there better be booze. I have no interest in sitting around bs'ing with these people.

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

RT @TopesGM: Give your child baseball lessons taught by @AbqTopes OF Brian Cavazos-Galvez. Contact Brian directly at 505-401-2294 or @beecg17. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Hi.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

Welp then i'll see you guys on Sunday with a possible intermittent stop by in between I'm off to the Griswold Christmas weekend. Cousins, Aunts, Uncles and relatives everywhere! Even the ones you hoped to avoid this year!  Ciao for now!

The Monocle
The Monocle

So, who do the Mets have that we would want (aside from David Wright)?

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

So we are but a handful of survivors from the great Mayan apocacraps?

Dang88
Dang88

Last nights jacuzzi party was a good idea.......jacuzzi party with vodka wasn't such a good idea. 

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

Hello...................Hello.................Hello.................Is there anybody still alive in the east?

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

so now the mets "have interest" in our detritus? do they have anyone we even want? 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Vin_Skully We had a holiday lunch and it was horribly lame.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Mike Petriello ..who?

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@capnsparrow the horror........its.so.quiet.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Nah. Hes still a hose

Vin_Skully
Vin_Skully

 @DBrim  It is certainly lame and I just felt like bitching. 

 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat Actually I don't remember. I think there may be one but we haven't reached that part of processing yet.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat (not actually cold)

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Vin_Skully The average age of people in my office is probably around 50. Makes for boring "parties".

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

 @Disgruntled Goat   @DBrim Same for me in Mallorca. There was a gray cat at a beachside cafe who was lounging in the sun and getting fat on jamon from tourists. We named him "Nermal". Best life.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @DBrim  someplace i have pics of a kitten in panama city. it was outside a restaurant and i went to it called it, and picked it up. the whole staff came outside and said they'd been trying to pet it for a couple days to no avail. he was a happy little guy and one of my best memories of that city. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat Nah, everybody has their favorites. My dad really likes that one too. My favorite from Santiago is the dog though. Just makes me want to go to sleep.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat I have 5 more photos queued right now. 4 are of mountains.

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat @Disgruntled It's actually quite beautiful. Lots of snow capped mountains behind the town. We just didn't have time to take strategically positioned city photos.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @DBrim  @Disgruntled i've long been sorta fascinated with the town at the end of the world. i hope to make there someday. and yeah, i have realistic expectations of what it looks like... i just want to go. 

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Deuce @Disgruntled Goat Everyone.gif

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Antonio_G @VietnamDodger Liked cuz it was better days then

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

If by that you mean ive had more sex than you, yes.